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  • TOP ALBUMS OF 2014

    2 jan. 2015, 21h55m

    1. Twilight Force - Tales of Ancient Prophecies

    Holy shit, where did this come from? Middle of the year and they throw this baby at us. Absolutely amazing power metal; the voice is powerful, the guitarists duel at fantastic speeds and the keyboard solos nuke the record. Number one, without a doubt, but I guess number two was a close contender.

    2. Alestorm - Sunset on the Golden Age

    Amazing year for power and folk metal at least. I admit, I'm a huge fan of Alestorm and much of what they release I consider gold, but even the oldest and most Italian (Rhapsody of Fire... achem) bands can't hold a torch to these behemoths. Parody of themselves? Probably. But scraping the barrel seems to be working.

    3. Teitanblood - Death

    Easy pick for 3rd. Absolute must-have death metal album.

    4. Morbus Chron - Sweven

    Prog death at its best. Morbus Chron can only evolve and get better.

    5. Ea - A Etilla

    Thank the heavens of doom for these Americans; you can't decipher what they're spewing forth, but the music is too good to pass up. Funeral doom album of the year and it just adds to their already fantastic and essential discography. 49 min title track imba.

    6. Spectral Lore - III

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    7. Conan - Blood Eagle

    The almighty riff has come to save the day!

    8. Galneryus - Vetelgyus

    Power metal really owned it this year.

    9. Diocletian - Gesundrian

    I'm convinced they can do no wrong.

    10. Behemoth - The Satanist

    Blacken all of the metal (because Neige forgot how to)

    Honorable mentions:
    Unisonic - Light of Dawn
    Vader - Tibi et Igni
    Veldes - Skyward
    Alcest - Shelter
    Volahn - Aq'ab'al
    2NE1- CRUSH
    The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-li
    Falls of Rauros - Believe in No Coming Shore
    Dead Congregation - Promulgation of the Fall
    Darkest Era - Severance
    ClariS - Party Time
    2NE1 - CRUSH
    Cyntia - Limit Break
    Woods of Desolation - As the Stars
    Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel
    Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden
    Unaussprechlichen Kulten - Baphomet Pan Shub-Niggurath
    Pilgrim - II: Void Worship
    Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen
    Black Monolith - Passenger
    Sun Worship - Elder Giants
    Tengger Cavalry - Ancient Call
    Thantifaxath - Sacred White Noise
    This Will Destroy You - Another Language
    Vaiya - Remnant Light
    2NE1 - CRUSH x3
    Vindensång - Alpha
    Women is the Earth - Depths
    YOB - Clearing the Path to Ascend
    YAITW - WLCTD
    Zaum - Oracles