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31 Dec 2014, 20:49 by _duifIt's been a while since I did one of these here, and I'm not gonna make a whole song and dance about it, but here goes. Archival releases, mini-albums and other oddballs not included.
1.Michael Pisaro – Continuum Unbound
2.YOB – Clearing the Path to Ascend
3.clipping. – CLPPNG
4.Richard Dawson – Nothing Important
5.Swallowed – Lunarterial
6.Castanets – Decimation Blues
7.Reverorum ib Malacht – De Mysteriis Dom Christi
8.Nick Hennies – Work
9.Toshiya Tsunoda & Manfred Werder – Detour
10.Stilla – Ensamhetens Andar
11.Skogen – Despairs Had Governed Me Too Long
12.Horrendous – Ecdysis
13.Vanessa Rossetto – Whole Stories
14.Jason Lescalleet – This Is What I Do – Volume Two / Three / Four
15.Kevin Drumm & Jason Lescalleet – The Abyss
16.Morbus Chron – Sweven
17.Ju Sei & Utah Kawasaki – U as in Utah
18.Darkspace – Dark Space III I
19.Marc Baron – Hidden Tapes
20.Thomas Ankersmit – Figueroa Terrace
21.Jürg Frey & Radu Malfatti – II
16 Dec 2014, 03:21 by TheMorbidDeathNot that anyone gives a shit here about my opinion/taste, but here's some releases that really stood out to me this year.
Here's my personal list (no particular order)
Top best albums of the 2014
Nuclearhammer - Serpentine Hermetic Lucifer
Teitanblood - Death
Vesicant - Edict
Impetuous Ritual - Unholy Congregation of Hypocritical Ambivalence
Heresiarch - Wælwulf
Bölzer - Soma
Dead Congregation - Promulgation of the Fall
Incantation - Dirges Of Elysium
Trepaneringsritualen - Perfection & Permanence
Arditi - Imposing Elitism
Diocletian - Gesundrian
Sacrocurse - Unholier Master
Ævangelist - Writhes in the Murk
Sortilegia - Arcane Death Ritual
Tetragrammacide - Tetragrammacidal Oration - Promo MMXIV
Sacrificio - Sacrificio
Blood Urn - ...of Gory Sorcery and Death
Sabbatic Goat - Imprecations Of Black Chaos
QRIXKUOR - Consecration Of The Temple
Verberis - Vastitas
Nigrummagia - Demo
2 Apr 2014, 11:53 by Coffinwood_Millhttp://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d61/Coffinwood_Mill/skull2_zpse351f805.jpg
The years have come and gone, and yet for some odd reason I still receive requests for my 'Best Of' journal entries in Heavy Metal, as well as several other genres. Why I still receive these requests I have no idea, but I've relented on being an e-seclusionist curmudgeon and eternally lazy long enough to post my Best in Heavy Metal of 2012 list. I hope whatever poor soul or bored last.fm troll that reads this dated meandering of metal finds something that they haven't otherwise heard or thought to listen to since '12. Unlike the previous journal entry, many if not most of the reviews here are sourced from other writers, webzines, and various publications as noted at the bottom of the review. Also, I encourage any suggestions for albums released in 2012 that I've omitted as it's painfully obvious from my list that I can't possibly listen to everything out there.
9 Feb 2014, 00:39 by BromadrosisFor this edition, rather than a point system, I shall employ a new system that is intended simply to give a general impression of the quality of a release.
If a release isn't rated yet, it just means I put it in the list so as not to forget to listen to and rate it later ;-)
Obviously these ratings are coloured by personal taste, so, you know, chill out if I say something you like is the musical equivalent of horse manure.
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e152/Bromadrosis/canstock3951364_zps39f00835.jpg?t=1391903253http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e152/Bromadrosis/canstock3951364_zps39f00835.jpg?t=1391903253http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e152/Bromadrosis/canstock3951364_zps39f00835.jpg?t=1391903253 = Superb! Must hear for all open-minded music lovers
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e152/Bromadrosis/canstock3951364_zps39f00835.jpg?t=1391903253http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e152/Bromadrosis/canstock3951364_zps39f00835.jpg?t=1391903253 = Good to very good, recommended to all fans of parent genre (e. …
18 Jan 2013, 20:29 by BadMannersThe Best
Marduk - Serpent Sermon
Degial - Death's Striking Wings
Deathspell Omega - Drought
Mgla - With Hearts Towards None
Pallbearer - Sorrow And Exctinction
Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
Grand Magus - The Hunt
Teitanblood - Woven Black Arteries
Napalm Death - Utilitarian
Cannibal Corpse - Torture
Incantation - Vanquish in Vengeance
Occultation - Three & Seven
Necrovation - Necrovation
Master's Hammer - Vracejte konve na místo
Witchcraft - Legend
Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
Hour of 13 - 333
7 Jan 2013, 02:37 by BromadrosisHi, boys and girls.
Basically, this is a list of the releases from 2012 that I enjoyed the most out of the few hundred that I heard. I didn't go for a psychologically satisfying number, I'm just throwing them all out there and you can decide for yourselves which of these are the best 20 or 30 or whatever the fuck have you.
They are somewhat ranked, however do not read too much into this, because every last one of these is recommended listening for anyone into, well let's just call it extreme music for want of a better term. And but also, when comparing apples and oranges it really all depends on which particular fruit you happen to be in the mood for anyway.
And please note: This is NOT everything I liked. This is everything I liked the MOST.
Also, don't get too anal about genre denominations. The adjectives are there for the benefit of people who might be new to some of this shit :-P
Obviously, some genres are more represented than others. …
30 Dec 2012, 16:27 by DarkRaduhttp://i.imgur.com/ZOuIr.jpg
I don't know where you guys like to hang out online, but I've come across quite a few meatheads complaining this year was terrible for music. Sorry if Experimental US Black Metal Act #4123 failed to release anything, or if Metal Supergroup Reunion #524 didn't live up to your expectations, but 2012 saw some fucking excellent releases, quite a few of them being from first-timers! Tune in, drink up and read on!
10. Revenge - Scum.Collapse.Eradication
No way you can just say "Oh, Revenge have released a new album, guess they're going through the motions" about this one. What we have here is one of the most violent, pummeling albums of 2012 - they didn't change their direction or anything, they've merely fine-tuned it. Everything has improved, from the production, to the bass, to the out-of-control leads, this album shows these sickos at the top of their game. Also, they put on quite a devastating live set!
9. Swans - The Seer