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Best of 2014 round up.

Discussion in 'Bloodbath' started by PhlegethonVeins, Dec 5, 2014.

  1. PhlegethonVeins

    PhlegethonVeins Autopsy Obsessed

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    There are still a few releases left to come out that could make my lists, but they're roughly done. Will have my official write up for the site done semi soonish. Spit out your best of 2014 lists kids.

    These are teh best of ze best

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    Top 35 metal full lengths :

    1)Dead Congregation – Promulgation of the Fall
    2)Taurus – No/Thing
    3)Ævangelist – Writhes in the Murk
    4)Swallowed – Lunarterial
    5)Obake – Mutations
    6)Doombringer – The Grand Sabbath
    7)Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden
    8)Ophis – Abhorrence in Opulence
    9)Muscle and Marrow – The Human Cry
    10)Thou – Heathen
    11)Stargazer – A Merging to the Boundless
    12)Amogh Symphony – Vectorscan
    13)Abigor – Leytmotif Luzifer
    14)Teitanblood – Death
    15)Nux Vomica – Nux Vomica
    16)Murmur – Murmur
    17)YOB – Clearing the path
    18)Kuolemanlaakso – Tulijoutsen
    19)Darkspace – Darkpace III I
    20)Giant Squid – Minoans
    21)Wo Fat – The Conjuring
    22)Indian – From All Purity
    23)Soen – Tellurian
    24)The Body – I Shall Die Here
    25)Veilburner – The Three Lightbearers
    26)Mournful Congregation – Concrescence of the Sophia
    27)Nightbringer – Ego Dominus Tuus
    28)Agalloch) – The Serpent and the Sphere
    29)Earth – Primitive and Deadly
    30)Electric Wizard – Time to Die
    31)Thantifaxath – Sacred White Noise
    32)Mortuus – Grape of the Vine
    33)Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral
    34)Black Spring Monolith – Spätsommernächte
    35)Skáphe - Skáphe


    Top 35 non-metal full lengths:

    1)Swans – To Be Kind
    2)Sage Francis – Copper Gone
    3)Fire! Orchestra – Enter!
    4)Hiromi – Alive
    5)Have A Nice Life – The Unnatural World
    6)Run The Jewels – Run the Jewels 2
    7)Poundaround – Free House
    8)††† - †††
    9) Liars – Mess
    10)Kayo Dot – Coffins on IO
    11)Secret Chiefs 3(Ishraqiyun) – Perichoresis
    12)Moodie Black – Nausea
    13)Ulver + Sunn O))) – Terrestrials
    14)Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
    15)Tom Moto – Allob Allen
    16)Sun Kil Moon – Benji
    17)Those Poor Bastards – Vicious Losers
    18)Vampilla – Some Nightmares
    19)Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were
    20)My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – Spooky Tricks
    21)Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused
    22)Blind Thorns – Blind Thorns
    23)Kairon; IRSE! - Ujubasajuba
    24) Blue Pills – Blue Pills
    25)Lumen Drones – Lumen Drones
    26)Manes – Be All End All
    27)Bambu – Party Worker
    28)John Zorn – In the Hall of Mirrors
    29)Leonard Cohen – Popular Problems
    30)Skyphone – Hildur
    31)White Suns – Totem
    32)Opeth – Pale Communion
    33)Rome – A Passage to Rhodesia
    34)Ratking – So it Goes
    35)Black Milk – If There’s A Hell Below


    EPs/Splits/Singles (order unlisted)

    Mares of Thrace - Dead French Mathematicians
    Blut Aus Nord / P.H.O.B.O.S. - Triunity
    Hooded Menace / LOSS - A View From The Rope
    Hooded Menace - Labyrinth of Carrion Breeze
    Acid Witch / Nunslaughter - Spooky
    Bölzer - Soma
    Pseudogod - The Pharynxes Of Hell
    Taake - Kulde
    Doomtree - .38 Airweight
     
  2. rj rl

    rj rl multidimensionally dyslexic

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    How do you memorize 70 CDs worth of music to the point where you can arrange them to your taste? I remember maybe 6-7 bright albums of the year :confused:
    ps: Music you have in common includes Bloodbath, Mors Principium Est, Cannibal Corpse, Nightingale and Sigh what a collection lol
     
  3. (The bass player)

    (The bass player) Total Satan

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    This year has been so awesome it was almost painful to do a top 10 because I wanted to include so many albums. I could also have done a top-35 pretty easy this year but I am old school so top 10 it is! Right now the list looks like this:

    1. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
    2. Behemoth - The Satanist
    3. Grand Magus - Triumph and Power
    4. Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen
    5. Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls
    6. Vader - Tibi Et Igni
    7. Satanic Warmaster - Fimbulwinter
    8. Abigor - Leytmotif Luzifer
    9. Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain
    10. Belphegor - Conjuring the Dead

    Honourable Mentions

    Bloodbath - Grand Morbid Funeral
    Vanhelgd - Relics of Sulphur Salvation
    Skogen - I Döden
    Necros Christos - Nine Graves
    Black Anvil - Hail Death
    Just Before Dawn - The Aftermath
     
  4. rj rl

    rj rl multidimensionally dyslexic

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    Search "folder, name: 2014" came to rescue, now I see it wasn't the best of years. The positions outside top7 are almost in no particular order

    1. Hannes Grossmann — The Radial Covenant, strongly recommended;
    2. Revocation — Deathless;
    3. Cannibal Corpse — A Skeletal Domain, as expected, was only worried about the new producer who butchered Deicide '11 and Six Feet Under '12, did fine this time;
    4. Exodia — Hellbringer, completely out of the blue, melodic thrash as it should be done, recommended;
    5. Opeth — Pale Communion;
    6-7. At The Gates — At War With Reality, solid comeback;
    6-7. Exodus — Blood In, Blood Out, top stuff apart from the Scrooge McDuck on the vocals;
    7,5. Bloodbath — Grand Morbid Funeral, hasn't quite settled yet, but I think it should be around here in the end;
    8. Conquering Dystopia — Conquering Dystopia, Jeff Loomis :kickass:, Alex Webster :kickass::kickass:;
    9. Misery Index — The Killing Gods;
    10. Grace Disgraced — The Primal Cause Womanumental, has a nice Schuldiner vibe to it, recommended;
    11. Omnihility — Deathscapes Of The Subconscious; ultra :kickass:
    12. Hour of Penance — Regicide;
    13. Witherscape — The Inheritance;
    14. Vader — Tibi Et Igni;
    15. Devin Townsend — Casualties of Cool;
    16. Desecresy — Chasmic Transcendence;
    17. Aborted — The Necrotic Manifesto;
    18. Beneath — The Barren Throne, good atmospheric Icelandic death metal;
    19. Kypck — Imya Na Stene (The Name on the Wall);
    20. Divine Chaos — A New Dawn In The Age Of War.


    The disappointments of the year:

    1. Bloodshot Dawn — Demons :( :( :(;
    2. Origin — Omnipresent;
    3. Devin Townsend — Z2;
    4. Abysmal Dawn — Obsolescence;
     
  5. nizzon

    nizzon f.k.a Qth

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    Not much...

    1. Decapitated - Blood Mantra
    2. At The Gates - At War With Reality
    3. Döden - I Döden
    4. Anathema - Distant Satellites
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    30. Bloodbath - Grand Morbid Funeral

    Looking forward to 2015 with new Meshuggah, Ghost, Swallow The Sun, Paradise Lost and hopefully Ages get their full lengt out.
     
  6. rj rl

    rj rl multidimensionally dyslexic

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    2015 will also bring the new Monstrosity (!!), Churchburn, Ophidian I, Blotted Science, Sigh, probably Dying Fetus albums and maybe Necrophagist will post something in facebook :lol:
     
  7. PowerBlade

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    Considering I don't listen to a lot of different bands I don't think I could even do a top 10 :p

    But some albums that I've loved in no particular order:

    Vader - Tibi Et Igni
    Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain
    Sabaton - Heroes
    Indica - Shine
    Epica - The Quantum Enigma
    Behemoth - The Satanist
     
  8. PowerBlade

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    Good one :lol:
     
  9. winters epilogue

    winters epilogue Senior Lurker

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    I moved from Massachusetts to Washington in July and now work at home, which seems to have had a negative affect on my listening habits...too many distractions too often. While that means I don't have a "best of" order ready, I can still produce a list of what I've enjoyed throughout the year...

    LPs
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    • ÆVANGELIST – Writhes in the Murk
    • Abigor – Leytmotif Luzifer
    • Agalloch – The Serpent & The Sphere
    • Artificial Brain – Labyrinth Constellation
    • Atriarch – An Unending Pathway
    • Behemoth – The Satanist
    • Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral
    • Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry
    • The Body – I Shall Die Here
    • Botanist – IV: Flora
    • Coffinworm – IV.I.VIII
    • Dead Congregation - Promulgation of the Fall
    • Diocletian - Gesundrian
    • Emptiness - Nothing but the Whole
    • Eyehategod – s/t
    • Giant Squid – Minoans
    • Gridlink – Longhena
    • The Great Old Ones – Tekeli-Li
    • Horrendous – Ecdysis
    • Indian - From All Purity
    • Lord Mantis – Death Mask
    • Muscle and Marrow – The Human Cry
    • Nightfell – The Living Ever Mourn
    • Nux Vomica – s/t
    • Old Man Gloom – Ape of God
    • Pyrrhon – The Mother of Virtues
    • Sempiternal Dusk – s/t
    • Sinmara – Aphotic Womb
    • Sivyj Yar – From the Dead Villages' Darkness
    • Swallowed – Lunarterial
    • Thantifaxath - Sacred White Noise
    • Triptykon – Melana Chasmata
    • Thou – Heathen
    • Witch Mountain – Mobile of Angels
    • YOB - Clearing the Path to Ascend

    not-so-metal(-ish)
    • Aphex Twin – Syro
    • Bohren & Der Club of Gore - Piano Nights
    • Couch Slut – My Life as a Woman
    • Damien Rice – My Favourite Faded Fantasy
    • Disemballerina – Undertaker
    • Doomsday Student – A Walk Through Hysteria Park
    • Flying Lotus – You’re Dead!
    • Grouper - Ruins
    • Kayo Dot – Coffins on Io
    • Merkabah – Moloch
    • Occultation – Silence in the Ancestral House
    • Sage Francis – Copper Gone
    • Scott Walker + Sunn O))) – Soused
    • Sun Kil Moon – Benji
    • Swans - To Be Kind
    • Timber Timbre – Hot Dreams
    • Wife – What’s Between
    • Wildbirds & Peacedrums – Rhythm
    • Wilko Johnson + Roger Daltrey - Going Back Home
    • Wreck and Reference – Want
    • Wrekmeister Harmonies – Then It All Came Down

    EPs
    • Anopheli – A hunger rarely sated
    • Ascension – Deathless Light
    • Bleed the Pigs – Overcompensations for Misery
    • Blut Aus Nord/P.H.O.B.O.S. - Triunity
    • NYIÞ – Visni þitt hold svo betur megi hæfa þeim hug sem það hýsir
    • Inter Arma – The Cavern
    • New Lows – Abhorrent Endings
    • Self Defense Family – Indoor Wind Chimes b/w Cottaging

    - - - -

    While some releases fell short of expectations (e.g. Elbow, Mogwai, Usnea, Wye Oak, Zola Jesus), and a few LPs would've been stronger EPs (e.g. Blueneck, Septicflesh, Tombs, Trap Them), I'm sure there are plenty of releases that I missed or didn't pay enough attention to...also, that new Cult of Fire EP comes out soon and that's almost guaranteed to be highlight.
     
  10. winters epilogue

    winters epilogue Senior Lurker

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    Case in point, haven't heard any of following...

    Thanks for the heads up, so much more to check out.
     
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    I don't understand how you all manage to listen to (and like) so many bands
     
  12. rj rl

    rj rl multidimensionally dyslexic

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    Me too, can't dig anything if there's no time for reflection.
     
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    Tumn baptized in blood

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    New Nightingale, you fucks!
     
  14. PhlegethonVeins

    PhlegethonVeins Autopsy Obsessed

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    winters_epilogue your tastes are grrrr8.

    The answer to the above, here anyways...is I am just a giant music nerd. I'm almost always listening to music. There is not a release on my lists that I haven't listened to at bare bare bare bare minimum 3 times, and there are quite a few i've spun at least that many times from this year that didn't make the cut.


    Forgot my EP list!
    EPs/Splits/Singles (order unlisted)

    Mares of Thrace - Dead French Mathematicians
    Blut Aus Nord / P.H.O.B.O.S. - Triunity
    Hooded Menace / LOSS - A View From The Rope
    Hooded Menace - Labyrinth of Carrion Breeze
    Acid Witch / Nunslaughter - Spooky
    Bölzer - Soma
    Pseudogod - The Pharynxes Of Hell
    Taake - Kulde


    The new Nightingale let me down, man. :(
     
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    rj rl multidimensionally dyslexic

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    You rock :kickass: Melomaniacs, unite!
     
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    I pretty much havent listened to any new music in 2014, except for Flying Lotus idk if that counts, it aint metal :( I listened to Bloodbath and Opeth once and didnt like it tbh.
     
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    PhlegethonVeins Autopsy Obsessed

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    The new Flying Lotus is awesome, though.
     
  18. winters epilogue

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    Thanks, man!

    My answer is similar to PhlegethonVeins'. I've been working as a web developer for about a decade now and one of the perks has been the ability to seek out and play music constantly. So, if an average day has me finding out about one or two artists and adding their release to Spotify or Bandcamp, a playlist builds pretty quickly. (Example: As I type this right now, I have the new Bethlehem album spinning, which I found out about on another person's best of 2014 list, which I read during a lunch break last week.)

    I'm sure I could pair down the list to fifteen or twenty releases if I really thought about it, but having variety is one of my favorite parts of being a music fan.
     
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    indeed
    Just saw you included it in your list.

    I used to listen to tons of music before, now i dont have both will and time. I used to listen to music while studying but now it distracts me.
     
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    (The bass player) Total Satan

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    I have been listening to metal since I was about 5 years old...You kind of discover new bands along The way...
    And I read alot of metal magazines and online fanzines to keep myself updated on new releases and such. I am also constantly searching for new bands. I would get bored to only listening to a few bands no matter how good they are.
     

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