Delain has one of the more interesting band origins. When keyboardist Martijn Westerholt left Within Temptation due to health reasons, he continued writing music, and when he was healthy again, formed Delain, which was supposed to be a musical project with a rotating line-up, but the success of their initial album Lucidity caused Westerholt to rethink his plans, and the band stayed together This brings us to 2016, and their fifth album, Moonbathers.
The Metal Altar Posts
2016 has been a great year so far for heavy metal, so limiting this list to ten releases was hard enough. Trying to sort them was even harder. In any case, here are my favorite albums from the first half of 2016 (January 1—June 30 release dates).