2014 - From the Awesome to the Awful


2014 is upon us and as per usual here is yet another unimaginative top list!

Created by: Draugen | 06.03.2014



1. Monarch - Sabbracadaver
(10) Sludge/Drone/Doom
2. Nasheim - Solens Vemod
(9.5) Atmospheric Black
3. Earth - Primitive And Deadly
(9.0) Psychedelic Doom
4. Usnea - Random Cosmic Violence
(9.0) Black/Doom
5. Menace Ruine - Venus Armata
(9.0) Drone/Neofolk
6. Fluisteraars - Dromers
(9.0) Black
7. Ophis - Abhorrence In Opulence
(9.0) Death/Doom
8. Fvnerals - The Light
(9.0) Dark Ambient/Post
9. Mono - The Last Dawn
(9.0) Post-Rock
10. Lethian Dreams - Red Silence Lodge
(9.0) Atmospheric Doom
11. - Null & Void
(9.0) Depressive Black/Doom
12. Slow (USA) - Unsleep
(9.0) Funeral Doom
13. Profetus - As All Seasons Die
(9.0) Funeral Doom
14. Witch Mountain - Mobile Of Angels
(9.0) Stoner/Doom
15. Lethe - When Dreams Become Nightmares
(9.0) Avantgarde
16. Darkspace - Dark Space III I
(9.0) Atmospheric Black/Ambient
17. Blues Pills - Blues Pills
(9.0) Psychedelic Rock
18. Muscle And Marrow - The Human Cry
(9.0) Experimental Doom
19. Monolord - Empress Rising
(8.5) Stoner/Doom
20. Emptiness - Nothing But The Whole
(8.5) Blackened Death
21. Wrekmeister Harmonies - Then It All Came Down
(8.5) Post-Doom/Drone
22. Mono - Rays Of Darkness
(8.5) Post-Rock
23. Dirge - Hyperion
(8.5) Atmospheric Sludge/Doom
24. Spectral Lore - III
(8.5) Atmospheric Black/Ambient
25. Fen - Carrion Skies
(8.5) Atmospheric Black/Post
26. Nadja - Queller
(8.5) Drone/Doom
27. Giant Squid - Minoans
(8.5) Post/Doom
28. Dread Sovereign - All Hell's Martyrs
(8.5) Traditional Doom
29. The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li
(8.5) Atmospheric Black/Post
30. Alunah - Awakening The Forest
(8.5) Stoner/Doom
31. The Wounded Kings - Consolamentum
(8.5) Traditional Doom
32. Esben And The Witch - A New Nature
(8.5) Post-Rock/Neo-Folk
33. Deadwood - Picturing A Sense Of Loss
(8.5) Atmospheric Black/Post
34. Fungoid Stream - Prehuman Shapes
(8.0) Funeral Doom/Ambient
35. Reino Ermitaño - Conjuros De Poder
(8.0) Traditional Doom
36. Emma Ruth Rundle - Some Heavy Ocean
(8.0) Post-Rock
37. Rise Of Avernus - L'Appel Du Vide
(8.0) Gothic/Doom
38. Mare Cognitum - Phobos Monolith
(8.0) Atmospheric Black
39. Big Brave - Feral Verdure
(8.0) Post-Rock/Drone
40. Haikai No Ku - Ultra High Dimensionality
(8.0) Drone/Doom
41. Lenore S. Fingers - Inner Tales
(8.0) Gothic
42. Kuolemanlaakso - Tulijoutsen
(8.0) Death/Doom
43. Zeal & Ardor - Zeal And Ardor
(8.0) Avantgarde/Black
44. Omit - Medusa Truth, Part 1
(8.0) Atmospheric Doom
45. Panopticon - Roads To The North
(8.0) Atmospheric Black
46. Mansion - Uncreation
(8.0) Psychedelic Doom
47. Triosphere - The Heart Of The Matter
(8.0) Progressive/Power
48. Darkher - The Kingdom Field
(8.0) Dark Folk/Ambient
49. Saor - Aura
(8.0) Atmospheric Black/Folk
50. Take Over And Destroy - Vacant Face
(8.0) Blackened Sludge
51. Winter Moon - Lucid Dreaming
(8.0) Psychedelic Rock
52. Ancient Bards - A New Dawn Ending
(8.0) Symphonic/Power
53. Electric Citizen - Sateen
(8.0) Psychedelic Rock
54. Helevorn - Compassion Forlorn
(8.0) Gothic/Doom
55. Wayfarer - Children Of The Iron Age
(8.0) Atmospheric Black
56. Altar Of Betelgeuze - Darkness Sustains The Silence
(7.5) Death/Doom/Stoner
57. Funeral Moth - Dense Fog
(7.5) Funeral Doom
58. Sivyj Yar - From The Dead Villages' Darkness
(7.5) Atmospheric Black
59. Arcana Coelestia - Nomas
(7.5) Funeral Doom/Black
60. The Well - Samsara
(7.5) Stoner/Doom
61. Taurus (USA) - No/Thing
(7.5) Experimental/Drone
62. Sólstafir - Ótta
(7.5) Post-Rock
63. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
(7.5) Atmospheric Black
64. A Sound Of Thunder - The Lesser Key Of Solomon
(7.5) Heavy
65. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
(7.5) Atmospheric Black/Post
66. Mournful Congregation - Concrescence Of The Sophia
(7.5) Funeral Doom
67. Taatsi - Amidst The Trees
(7.5) Atmospheric Black
68. The Moon And The Nightspirit - Holdrejtek
(7.5) Neofolk
69. Black Moth - Condemned To Hope
(7.5) Stoner
70. Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden
(7.0) Traditional Doom
71. The Slow Death - Majestic Downfall / The Slow Death [Split]
(7.0) Death/Doom
72. Bog Oak - A Treatise On Resurrection And The Afterlife
(7.0) Blackened Sludge/Doom
73. Deep Mountains - 忘忧湖 (Lake Of Solace)
(7.0) Post-Black/Folk
74. Arctic Sleep - Passage Of Gaia
(7.0) Traditional Doom/Post
75. Occultation - Silence In The Ancestral House
(7.0) Psychedelic Doom
76. Death Penalty - Death Penalty
(7.0) Heavy/Doom
77. Echoes Of Yul - Echoes Of Yul / Thaw [Split]
(7.0) Ambient/Drone
78. Hail Spirit Noir - Oi Magoi
(7.0) Blackened Progressive
79. Stilla - Ensamhetens Andar
(7.0) Atmospheric Black
80. The Sabbathian - Ritual Rites
(7.0) Traditional Doom
81. Nucleus Torn - Street Lights Fail
(7.0) Alternative
82. Gazpacho - Demon
(7.0) Progressive Rock
83. Solar Halos - Solar Halos
(7.0) Stoner/Doom
84. Vintersorg - Naturbål
(7.0) Melodic Black/Progressive
85. Woods Of Desolation - As The Stars
(7.0) Atmospheric Black
86. Voices - London
(7.0) Blackened Death
87. Darkest Era - Severance
(7.0) Heavy
88. Lurk - Kaldera
(7.0) Sludge/Doom
89. Skogen - I Döden
(7.0) Atmospheric Black
90. Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend
(6.5) Stoner/Doom
91. Shattered Hope - Waters Of Lethe
(6.5) Death/Doom
92. Falls Of Rauros - Believe In No Coming Shore
(6.5) Atmospheric Black
93. Myrkur - Myrkur
(6.5) Atmospheric Black/Folk
94. Nadja - /ɪmpəˈfɛkʃ​(​ə​)​n/ [Collaboration]
(6.5) Drone/Doom
95. Ghost Bath - Funeral
(6.5) Depressive Black/Post
96. Mortals - Cursed To See The Future
(6.5) Blackened Sludge
97. Harakiri For The Sky - Aokigahara
(6.5) Atmospheric Black/Post
98. Clouds - Doliu
(6.5) Atmospheric Doom
99. Doom:VS - Earthless
(6.0) Death/Doom
100. Lantlôs - Melting Sun
(6.0) Post-Rock
101. The Oath - The Oath
(6.0) Heavy/Doom
102. Kypck - Имена на стене
(6.0) Traditional Doom
103. Isole - The Calm Hunter
(6.0) Epic Doom
104. Empyrium - The Turn Of The Tides
(6.0) Neofolk
105. Mother Witch & Dead Water Ghosts - Mother Witch & Dead Water Ghosts
(6.0) Psychedelic Doom
106. Castle - Under Siege
(6.0) Heavy/Doom
107. Ides Of Gemini - Old World New Wave
(6.0) Psychedelic Post
108. Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestite
(6.0) Ambient
109. Auriga - Reflection Of The Majestic
(5.5) Atmospheric Black/Ambient
110. Thou - Heathen
(5.0) Sludge/Doom
111. Cult Of Herodias - Cult Of Herodias
(5.0) Atmospheric Doom



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24.05.2014 - 18:48
Diverge
Gotta check out that Lethian Dreams one. Interesting.
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24.05.2014 - 19:47
Draugen
Written by Diverge on 24.05.2014 at 18:48

Gotta check out that Lethian Dreams one. Interesting.


Please do. Get ready for some heavy yet atmospheric doom with soothing female vocals and quite a lot of variety. Great album.
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25.05.2014 - 18:09
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Some shit right up my alley. Check my list too for some other shit probably right up YOUR alley.
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28.05.2014 - 13:50
Draugen
Written by tea[m]ster on 25.05.2014 at 18:09

Check my list too for some other shit probably right up YOUR alley.


Nice list! There were indeed some albums that seemed interesting that I'll have to check out sometime.
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14.06.2014 - 00:27
Erik M.
I won't go into detail as to which albums I do agree with and which I don't agree with (when it comes to their ranking and scores), but I'm inclined to agree with Nasheim taking the #1 spot. Damn, there's just something about that album that keeps me going back to it. I'm pretty sure it's my most spun album from 2014 releases so far. Oi Magoi would be top 5 material as well at the very least though. Surprised it's at #15. Also agree with the ratings you gave the Thou and Shattered Hope albums. The first Shattered Hope album is truly great, so I was rather disappointed by the new album. Thou was somewhat interesting, but a way too long album for its own good and not replay worthy. Oh, and I recently discovered that Fungoid Stream album and I was pleasantly surprised for sure. Also just checked out Oceanus and it had the same effect on me. Wonderful music.

Seeing as our taste in music is pretty similar, I've heard a lot of these albums. I can still recommend quite a few, but if I narrow it down (to just my 9's) I'd highly recommend Spectral Lore - III. Massive album, that one, but I really liked it immediately. Just be sure to give it the time it deserves.
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14.06.2014 - 16:24
Draugen
Written by Erik M. on 14.06.2014 at 00:27

Seeing as our taste in music is pretty similar, I've heard a lot of these albums. I can still recommend quite a few, but if I narrow it down (to just my 9's) I'd highly recommend Spectral Lore - III. Massive album, that one, but I really liked it immediately. Just be sure to give it the time it deserves.


I'm definatively going to give Spectral Lore's latest a shot at some point when I'm in the right mood for such a lengthy album. As for Oi Magoi, I think it's a fun and enjoyable album overall but a bit too inconsistent to warrant a higher spot on the list.
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29.11.2014 - 06:09
Lionthrone
Draugen, I like the list a lot and am hoping you're still updating it?
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01.12.2014 - 20:40
Draugen
Written by Lionthrone on 29.11.2014 at 06:09

Draugen, I like the list a lot and am hoping you're still updating it?


Thanks!

Yes, I still update it every now and then, although not as frequently as I used to.
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03.12.2014 - 04:48
Lionthrone
Written by Draugen on 01.12.2014 at 20:40

Written by Lionthrone on 29.11.2014 at 06:09

Draugen, I like the list a lot and am hoping you're still updating it?


Thanks!

Yes, I still update it every now and then, although not as frequently as I used to.


Good to know. Thanks. :]
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04.12.2014 - 23:21
Erik M.
Clouds, Doom:VS and Empyrium all so low? That's a shame because I really like the ranking aside from those 3 albums.

I agree with Nashaim, Ophis, Fungoid Stream and Spectral lore all being top 10 material.
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05.12.2014 - 18:00
Draugen
Written by Erik M. on 04.12.2014 at 23:21

Clouds, Doom:VS and Empyrium all so low? That's a shame because I really like the ranking aside from those 3 albums.

I agree with Nashaim, Ophis, Fungoid Stream and Spectral lore all being top 10 material.


Clouds take on melodic death/doom is way too cheesy for my taste and I just can't take it serious because of that. The second track is great though. Doom:VS latest was a huge disappointment for me as I was hoping for it to be in the vein of the first two albums but instead it ended up being a watered down Saturnus album. Lastly I can't even remember anything about Empyrium's album so there is that. I was never a huge fan of the band to begin with and find them to be quite overrated to be honest.
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