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Best Albums of 2014 – MJ

 

#1
DARK FORTRESS – “Venereal Dawn”
[Century Media Records]

“Once again I made a fool of myself for not knowing about a band. Dark Fortress floored me at once with their melodic black metal, and “Veneral Dawn” has been a 10/10 since the first notes.”

 

#2
BLOODSHOT DAWN – “Demons”
[Self-released]

“I wanted to help out a band by pitching in to their crowdfunding for a second album. When I received it, I got blown away because I didn’t have any expectations. Even so, “Demons” stands out among the best albums this year.”

 

#3
ABYSMAL DAWN – “Obsolescence”
[Relapse Records]

“Technical death metal that isn’t too technical. I really did a mistake in not picking this one up earlier. Even the bonus Dissection cover is fan-fucking-tastic.”

 

#4
ARCH ENEMY – “War Eternal”
[Century Media Records]

Arch Enemy finally presents an album with enough force to break through the void of only-good. “War Eternal” is great. It’s awesome. It’s near perfection.”

 

#5
VINTERSORG – “Naturbål”
[Napalm Records]

“I wrote a really incoherent text on this album for an Against The Wall, and didn’t give it a top score then. But this is, without doubt, the one album this year that has stuck with me the most.”

 

#6
DOOM:VS – “Earthless”
[Solitude Productions]

“The “Tunnel Of No Light” of 2014 (October Tide‘s album was one of the best albums in 2013). Wondrous melodic doom/death metal.”

 

#7
ANAAL NATHRAKH – “Desideratum”
[Metal Blade Records]

“The best Anaal Nathrakh so far. It continued to grow after the deadline of the November edition of Against the Wall, and now it has reached “Top 10″ status.”

 

#8
VANISHING POINT – “Distant is the Sun”
[AFM Records]

Vanishing Point and Falconer (whose “Black Moon Rising” is located just outside this top list) are two melodic metal bands (heavy/power) that I still am interested in since earlier years. With “Distant Is The Sun”, the Aussies proved just how strong they are.”

 

#9
SEPTICFLESH – “Titan”
[Season of Mist]

“Catchy. Epic. “Titan” was not built in a day.”

 

#10
FALCONER – “Black Moon Rising”
[Meta Blade Records]

“My soft spot for Falconer (with Matthias Blad on vocals) is like the fontanelle of a million newborn babies combined into one.”

Honorable Mention: 

#11
SLIGHTLY SATANIC – “Club 666”
[Self-released]

“Not metal, but still one of the most metal albums in 2014.”

 

#12
SATARIEL – “White Ink: Chapter One”
[Self-released]

“After nine fucking years, Satariel finally sees it fit to release a third of their new album!”

 

#13
SOCKWEB – “Werewolf”
[Monolithic Records]

Sockweb is a fun father/daughter project that manages to entertain during the course of the album.”

Disappointment of the year: 

#10
NE OBLIVISCARIS – “Citadel”
[Season of Mist]

“”Portal Of I” was brilliant. “Citadel” might grow into something decent, but it’s still just a big disappointment.”

Mattias Janebrink
Article by: MJ


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