My Top 2014 Albums

This is close to my final list for this year.

Created by: Wes | 10.03.2014

1. Mors Principium Est - Dawn Of The 5th Era
2. Evergrey - Hymns For The Broken
2014 Evergrey is officially back.
3. Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
2014 With Omnium Gatherum's guitarist, this band has turned themselves around, their best album since their debut, if not their best yet album ever. Fans of OG will be able to recognize some similar melodies or note progressions as on "Beyond", but far from a deja vu experience it feels like the two bands have found the middle ground that they always needed.
4. Scar Symmetry - The Singularity (Phase I - Neohumanity)
2014 I've been waiting for this for a long time, and without a doubt it's the band's best since Holographic Universe. It may have taken SS and guitarist / song writer Per Nilsson 3 albums per vocalists to find the right balance but he's done it again. This time Per takes up the full song writing reigns and the result, while perhaps not as "good" as the direction seen on Holographic Universe, is without a doubt their most authentic and inspired work since then. It feels like Per had been cooking this up for years, a tie for with the above 2 albums for me for sure.
5. Ghost Brigade - IV - One With The Storm
2014 My first intro to this band, and the spiritual successor to "Isolation Songs", two all time classics.
6. Soen - Tellurian
2014 Much more than a mix of Opeth and Tool, and definitely more on the Opeth side, for good measures.
7. Delain - The Human Contradiction
8. Vanden Plas - Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)
9. Within Temptation - Hydra
10. Within The Ruins - Phenomena
11. Galneryus - Vetelgyus
12. Devin Townsend -
13. At The Gates - At War With Reality
14. Xerath - III
15. Allen/Lande - The Great Divide
16. Whispered - Shogunate Macabre
17. Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel
18. Inferi - The Path Of Apotheosis
19. Epica - The Quantum Enigma
20. Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails
21. Beyond Creation - Earthborn Evolution
22. Allegaeon - Elements Of The Infinite
23. Eluveitie - Origins

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14.11.2014 - 19:05
Nice list!

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