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Albums I'm enjoying as 2014 progresses, order and all that is updated weekly. Suggestions and also comments are very welcome, I'm also finally finished my 2013 list. Check that out as well
As new 2014 albums come and go please note the order is subject to change before you have an aneurism.

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Created by: EnigmaLake | 16.02.2014



1. Buckethead - Pikes 42-129
2. Vader - Tibi et Igni
3. Mors Principium Est - Dawn of the 5th Era
4. Delain - The Human Contradiction
5. Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
6. Archspire - The Lucid Collective
7. Major Parkinson - Twilight Cinema
Like a Diablo Vulture Orchestra Industries stripped down but still dark
8. Whispered - Shogunate Macabre
Finnish metal with Eastern Folk influences, yes please! I sense Wintersun, Children of Bodom and Chthonic touches throughout, maybe it's just me though. Overall so damn enjoyable for someone that's a melodic death metal fan.
9. Misery Index - The Killing Gods
10. The Haunted - Exit Wounds
11. Demon Hunter - Extremist
12. Arch Enemy - War Eternal
13. Raunchy - Vices.Virtues.Visions.
14. Babymetal - Babymetal
Engrossed with this at the moment; I love Japanese films and culture itself. Sure this is some sort of manufactured gimmick but still insanely catchy, fun and adventurous, delving into j-pop, death, power, thrash, djent, techno, industrial, dubstep, rap and more. Fuck guilty pleasures, this is an audio pleasure.
15. Nothgard - Age of Pandora
16. Sanctuary - The Year The Sun Died
17. Evergrey - Hymns for the Broken
18. Machinae Supremacy - Phantom Shadow
19. At the Gates - At War with Reality
20. Nightingale - Retribution
21. Ghost Brigade - IV - One With The Storm
22. SepticFlesh - Titan
23. Aenaon - Extance
My mind can't help but look at how much attention the new Behemoth album is getting, but this is will likely get swept under the rug of the collective metal community. Progressive Blackened Metal with lovely experimental-like touches throughout.
24. Raubtier - Pansargryning
25. Xerath - iii
26. Decapitated - Blood Mantra
27. Terracide - Existence Asunder
28. Helevorn - Compassion Forlorn
29. Crimson Shadows - Kings Among Men
30. Black Crown Initiate - The Wreckage of Stars
31. Fisthammer - Infallible
32. Sonata Arctica - Pariah's Child
33. Anubis Gate - Horizons
34. Eluveitie - Origins
35. Engel - Raven Kings
36. Shylmagoghnar - Emergence
What a debut album from the Netherlands. Catchy, melodic and atmospherically ambient. Gives me the same excitement as when Enshine's "Origin" album came out, oozing with mood and soothing tones.
37. Equilibrium - Erdentempel
38. Descend - Wither
39. Human Debris - Wrought From Anguish
40. Words of Farewell - The Black Wild Yonder
Melodic death metal. My favorite dish. These Germans know how to write it. Superb production and touches of introspective more softer themes (for metal) fit their album, cover and band name
41. Infestum - Monuments Of Exalted
42. Big Elf - Into the Maelstrom
43. Destiny Potato - Lun
44. Inanimate Existence - Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement
45. Marty Friedman - Inferno
46. Amaranthe - Massive Addictive
47. Qualeaceans - Capture of Ziz
48. Abysmal Dawn - Obsolescence
49. Animals As Leaders - The Joy of Motion
50. Aspherium - The Fall of Therenia
51. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
52. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
53. Hoth - Oathbreaker
54. Ever Since - Bring Out The Gimp
55. Soilwork - Beyond the Infinite
56. Inferi - The Path Of Apotheosis
A superb blend of catchy riffs and pulse pounding rhythms, when you need your speed fix this will do. Nice to see bands from Nashville breaking the mold and blazing against the grain.
57. Allegaeon - Elements Of The Infinite
58. Tuomas Holopainen - A Lifetime of Adventure
59. Crematory - Antiserum
60. Voyager - V
61. Lascaille's Shroud - Interval 02: Parallel Infinities - The Abscinded Universe
62. Kuolemanlaakso - Tulijoutsen
63. Nader Sadek - The Malefic: Chapter III
64. Munarheim - Nacht Und Sturme Werden Licht
65. Wings Denied - Mirrors for a Prince
66. Virgin Snatch - We Serve No One
67. Ludicrous - Altar Boy Discocult
68. Hannes Grossmann - The Radial Covenant
69. Kampfar - Djevelmakt
70. Souldrainer - Architect
71. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
72. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
73. Rise Of Avernus - L'appel Du Vide
74. Vanden Plas - Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)
Another excellent release, on first listen doesn't sound as amazing as Seraphic or Christ 0
75. Ea - A Etilla
76. Aborted - The Necrotic Manifesto
77. Casualities of Cool - Casualities of Cool
78. Pain of Salvation - Falling Home
79. Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter
80. The Contortionist - Language
81. Epitimia - (Un)reality
This double album has enthralled me with all that there is to uncover
82. Tengger Cavalry - Ancient Call
Pagan Folk Black Metal from Beijing (Todays beneficiary is the incarnation of his preexisting well-doer; the fate of ones next existence lies in his existence today)
83. Skyharbor - Guiding Lights
84. Separatist - Closure
85. Xandria - Sacrificium
86. Abysmal Torment - Cultivate the Aposta
87. Conquering Dystopia - Conquering Dystopia
88. Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
89. Fear Of Domination - Distorted Delusions
90. Serpents - Pestilence
91. Anette Olzon - Shine
92. Sanctorium - The Depths Inside
93. The Seer - Prologue
94. Escapethecult - All You Want To
95. The Room Colored Charlatan - Primitives
96. Framework - A World Distorted
These New Jersey guys made some great metal that sounds like it's from late 90's Sweden. Yes melodic death metal. But this feeds my insatiable needs for it.
97. Woe Unto Me - A Step Into The Waters Of Forgetfulness
98. Benevolent - The Covenant
99. Transatlantic - Kaleidoscope
Winery Dogs, now this? Portnoy is on a roll.
100. Adrenaline Mob - Men of Honor
Russell Allen's vocals simply put, fucking rock.
101. Structural Disorder - The Edge of Sanity
"Tells the story of a man who suffers from a severe psychosis after finding out that he is about to become a father for the first time in his life. The psychosis manifests itself as a voice that commands the man to kill his pregnant wife and his unborn child. After committing this crime the man ends up at a closed ward where he only has got himself, his questions and his memory gaps to accompany him. During sessions together with a psychiatrist his memories slowly start to return and the man realizes more and more what he actually has done.
102. Hail Spirit Noir - Oi Magoi
103. Re-Armed - Rottendam
104. Van Canto - Dawn Of The Brave
105. Gamma Ray - Empire Of The Undead
106. The Haunted - Eye of the Storm
Still missing something but a tad promising
107. Whitechapel - Our Endless War
108. Morowe - S
109. Killer Be Killed - Killer Be Killed
110. Anathema - Distant Satellites
111. Structures - Life Through A Window
112. Betraying the Martyrs - Phantom
113. Hybrid Circle - A Matter of Circle
114. Edguy - Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown
115. Hour of Penance - Regicide
116. Behemoth - The Satanist
Enjoyable and it's great to see Nergal back but it feels like it's getting overexposed. The 1-2-3 punch Thelema 6, Zos Kia Cultus and Demigod that got me into the band and able to see them a bunch as they toured the USA seems to be giving me that flat feeling on them lately.
117. Thyrien - Hymns of the Mortals
118. Lacuna Coil - Broken Crown Halo
119. Profane Omen - Reset
120. Altar Of Betelgeuze - Darkness Sustains The Silence
121. Scythia - ...Of Conquest
122. Benighted - Carnivore Sublime
123. Ringworm - Hammer of the Witch
124. Lorelei - Lore of Lies
125. Within Temptation - Hydra
The song paradise is a sweet song
126. Lethe - When Dreams Become Nightmares
127. Mayan - Antagonise
128. Mechina - Xenon
129. Karkaos - Empire
130. Teramaze - Esoteric Symbolism
131. Eldritch - Tasting the Tears
132. Arkona - Yav
133. Elvenking - The Pagan Manifesto
134. Trollfest - Kaptein Kaos
135. A Sense of Gravity - Travail
136. Frequency Drift - Over
137. The Mire - Glass Cathedrals
138. Tellurion - Tellurion
139. Barbarian - Faith Extinguisher
140. Wide Eyes - Saṃsāra
Nephew of Animals as Leaders and little brother of Pomegranate Tiger?
141. Exodia - Hellbringer
142. Astrophobos - Remnants of Forgotten Horrors
143. Indian - From All Purity
144. Frozen Dawn - Those Of The Cursed Light
145. Vanishing Point - Distant is the Sun
146. Spasmophiliaque - First Step On The Wild Side
147. Xandria - Sacrificium
148. Iced Earth - Plagues Of Babylon
Kinda disappointing, especially compared to their old albums back when I first started listening to theme
149. Eye Of The Enemy - The Vengeance ParadoxShow Me A Dinosaur
Dust
150. Legion Of The Damned - Ravenous Plague
151. Nilfgaard - Enter Fiction
152. Amalthea - In The Woods
153. Magenta Harvest - Volatile Waters
154. Sight of Emptiness - Instincts
155. Soreption - Engineering The Void
156. Shokran - Supreme Truth
157. Ashen Horde - Sanguinum Vindicta
158. Cynic - Kindly Bent To Free Us
159. Stream Of Passion - A War Of Our Own
160. Coprolith - Death March
161. Corpsessed - Abysmal Thresholds
162. Periphery - Clear
163. Maerzfeld - Fremdkörper
164. Spherian - Forge
165. Lay Down Rotten - Deathspell Catharsis
166. Hour Of Penance - Regicide
167. Sabaton - Heroes
168. Persuader - The Fiction Maze
169. Destrage - Are You Kidding Me? No.
170. Prostitute Disfigurement - From Crotch To Crown
171. Elysion - Someplace Better
172. Artificial Brain - Labyrinth Constellation
173. Savage Messiah - The Fateful DarkAlcest
Shelter
174. Grand Magus - Triumph and Power
175. Coffinworm - IV.I.VIII
176. Primal Fear - Delivering the Black
177. Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
178. Appearance of Nothing - A New Beginning
179. Kayser - Read Your Enemy
180. Exmortus - Slave to the Sword
Caught a song of them live during before the DT and OG tour and I'm gonna have to check this out more. Better than my initial reaction here?
181. Slough Feg - Digital Resistance
182. Amputated - Dissect, Molest, Ingest
183. Ribspreader - Meathymns
184. Phaze I - Uprising
185. Carnifex - Die Without Hope
186. Allochiria - Omonoia
187. Dead By April - Let The World Know
188. One Machine - The Distortion of Lies and The Overdriven Truth
Damn...with all the talent and names here I braced myself for something special, I'm let down.
189. Descend Into Despair - The Bearer Of All Storms
190. Blut Aus Nord - Debemur MoRTi
191. Xenomorphic Contamination - Chasm of no Return
192. Ektomorf - Retribution
193. Sunn O))) / Ulver - Terrestrials [Collaboration]
194. Caliban - Ghost Empire
Past few albums got me back into this band. Sadly this seems all too forgettable. More listens needed though.
195. Dephosphorus - Ravenous Solemnity
196. Hollow My Eyes - Separate
197. Burzum - The Ways of Yore
198. The Unguided - Fragile Immortality
I would enjoy this sooo much more without the Atreyu-like strained vomit vocals.
199. Graveborne - Through The Window Of The Night
200. Have A Nice Life - The Unnatural World
201. Warforged - Essence of the Land
202. Murmur - Murmur
203. The Kennedy Veil - Trinity Of Falsehood
204. Of Man and Machine - Emergence
205. Ænimus - Transcend Reality
206. Ingrimm - Henkt Ihn!
207. Steel Panther - All You Can Eat
208. Black Tongue - Born Hanged
209. Solar Halos - Solar Halos
210. Valtari - Hunter's Pride
Commendable but I feel like there's a lot of other bands doing the same thing and so much better.
211. Valknacht - Le Sacrifice D'Ymir
212. The Ragnarok Prophecy - The Dark Realms
213. Enthrallment - The Voice Of Human Perversity
214. Eternus - Labyrinth of Reason
215. Crosses -
216. Soul Collector - Masters of Madness
217. Skull Fist - Chasing The Dream
218. Lord Symphony - The Lord's Wisdom
219. Axxis - Kingdom of the Night II
220. Axel Rudi Pell - Into The Storm
221. Skindred - Kill The Power
222. Stormwarrior - Thunder & Steele
223. Woods Of Desolation - As The Stars
224. Dread Sovereign - All Hell's Martyrs
225. Buried In Verona - Faceless
226. Helms Alee - Sleepwalking Sailors
227. Man Down - Invasion
228. Midnartiis - Solitary Odes
229. Drofnosura - I
230. Alkerdeel - Dyodyo Asema [Collaboration]
231. Architects - Lost Forever // Lost Together
232. Of Mice And Men - Restoring Force
Odd how such blah stuff is popular here in E-Merica
233. More Than A Thousand - Vol. 5: Lost At Home
234. Throwdown - Intolerance
235. Architects - Lost Forever // Lost Together
236. Amoral - Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows
All that spins through my mind is how kickass this band was with Decrowning and now...this?
237. Miss May I - Rise Of The Lion
238. I KIlled The Prom Queen - Beloved
239. Issues - Issues
The kids like this stuff? *shrugs*
240. For Today - Fight The Silence
These dudes are generic as their name



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Diverge - 03.03.2014 at 04:44  
You're a metal listening machine. You've listened to more albums in two entire months than I listened to all of last year.
Great stuff. I'll have to check this out more!
mz - 03.03.2014 at 14:42  
Could you please also add the genres? That would be appreciated.
EnigmaLake - 09.03.2014 at 19:50  
Written by Diverge on 03.03.2014 at 04:44

You're a metal listening machine. You've listened to more albums in two entire months than I listened to all of last year.
Great stuff. I'll have to check this out more!


Thank You,
I make sure I give myself time to be creative (I write, other projects, etc.) daily. During that time music is my soundtrack. For a few years (2010-2012ish) I got away from browsing for new music and keeping updated on my favorite bands. I think that was a stagnate period in my life. So with this newly allotted time to listen to music I thought I'd present what I'm listening to with others. I think my 2014 list will be a lot more vast and invested than 2013 (which I recently uploaded, check it out). So thanks again, talk to you more as 2014 progresses.
EnigmaLake - 09.03.2014 at 20:18  
Written by mz on 03.03.2014 at 14:42

Could you please also add the genres? That would be appreciated.


Hello,
I'll try to add what I think of each album if I get a chance, even it's just a passing sentence or an interesting thought. The thing with genre's is I think they either lure a mind into pre-conceived notions or push someone away in a subliminal judgmental way from checking it out. I'm not huge into raw black metal, drone, shoegaze or leathercore for example so when I see that I tend to shy away from it. I'd rather see someones excitement or passion for a band/album/song and follow along with them down that path. I also think the genre's wars I see throughout the metal community builds barriers and immature and needless arguments among listeners instead of unity and intelligent conversations. That being said hopefully you'll get a good feel and about each album based off any anecdote I give, thank you for your interest.
tea[m]ster - 12.03.2014 at 20:09  
I've been listening to that Shylmagoghnar album. Dam fine debut. I haven't seen it on any list but yours. I will be adding it to mine
deadone - 13.03.2014 at 00:04  
Dang dude.

You bag out my list for having Hirax and Primal Fear in my top albums of 2014 but you have Babymetal?!?
EnigmaLake - 13.03.2014 at 02:13  
Written by tea[m]ster on 12.03.2014 at 20:09

I've been listening to that Shylmagoghnar album. Dam fine debut. I haven't seen it on any list but yours. I will be adding it to mine


Yes! and it's a two man project with one guy just doing vocals I believe, pretty awesome stuff. Let me know of anything else you think I'd like
EnigmaLake - 13.03.2014 at 02:19  
Written by deadone on 13.03.2014 at 00:04

Dang dude.

You bag out my list for having Hirax and Primal Fear in my top albums of 2014 but you have Babymetal?!?


Perhaps you have me confused with someone else? I have not commented on your list. I'm assuming bag was meant to be bug though. And I'm sure Babymetal will fall in my list but I order it by what I'm listening to at the moment and enjoying the most. I'm sure the album will get a lot of hate. My description explains why I'm a fan though.
deadone - 13.03.2014 at 02:46  
Written by EnigmaLake on 13.03.2014 at 02:19


Perhaps you have me confused with someone else? I have not commented on your list.



Indeed I had you confused with Divergenceless who posted on mine and was also the first poster on yours. Hence he comes up as originator of thread which I mistook for originator of list.

Big apologies from moi!
EnigmaLake - 13.03.2014 at 12:17  
Written by deadone on 13.03.2014 at 02:46

Written by EnigmaLake on 13.03.2014 at 02:19


Perhaps you have me confused with someone else? I have not commented on your list.



Indeed I had you confused with Divergenceless who posted on mine and was also the first poster on yours. Hence he comes up as originator of thread which I mistook for originator of list.

Big apologies from moi!


It's cool, I figured it was mistaken identities . Enjoy the list
DreamingDesire - 07.04.2014 at 00:03  
Quote:
Nilfgaard - Enter Fiction


Wow there is metal music based on The Witcher series? Love that game, gonna have to check that one out!
EnigmaLake - 07.04.2014 at 01:57  
Written by DreamingDesire on 07.04.2014 at 00:03

Quote:
Nilfgaard - Enter Fiction


Wow there is metal musoc based on The Witcher series? Love that game, gonna have to check that one out!



Seems so, I don't know what that is honestly but didn't Vader make a kickass song from the video game?
DreamingDesire - 07.04.2014 at 14:21  
Written by EnigmaLake on 07.04.2014 at 01:57

Seems so, I don't know what that is honestly but didn't Vader make a kickass song from the video game?

Ah cool! I'll have a listen to that too
EnigmaLake - 08.04.2014 at 00:49  
Written by DreamingDesire on 07.04.2014 at 14:21

Written by EnigmaLake on 07.04.2014 at 01:57

Seems so, I don't know what that is honestly but didn't Vader make a kickass song from the video game?

Ah cool! I'll have a listen to that too


Vader "Sword of the Witcher"
BigBangParty - 22.06.2014 at 22:34  
F*ck yeah, Babymetal, that's hell of a guilty pleasure, count me in !
Good list so far, but I think you overrated Arch Enemy a bit

Listen to the current hyped releases: Monuments - The Amanuensis and Mastodon - Once More Round the Sun, to see what it looks like
EnigmaLake - 23.06.2014 at 00:20  
Written by BigBangParty on 22.06.2014 at 22:34

F*ck yeah, Babymetal, that's hell of a guilty pleasure, count me in !
Good list so far, but I think you overrated Arch Enemy a bit

Listen to the current hyped releases: Monuments - The Amanuensis and Mastodon - Once More Round the Sun, to see what it looks like


Yes! The hate of Babymetal is really humorous to me. Honestly they sound like no one else, especially the live show. I've learned metalheads just complain about every day thing.

I plan to check them out soon. AE has been one of my fav bands since around like '98 so I suppose that would happen, was nice to see something new elements mixed in. I see how people see the genre getting stale but MDM is one of my favorites. It's like good food. Doesn't get old.

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