2014- MZ's Favorite Albums


2014 was great year, especially for black metal. Here are my most favorite records of the year. Open to suggestions, as always.
Edit: I might have a little of change in the order of albums at the end.

Created by: mz | 20.10.2014



1. Qualeaceans - Capture Of Ziz
http://qualeaceans.bandcamp.com/releases
2. Emptiness - Nothing But The Whole
http://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-but-the-whole
3. Schammasch - Contradiction
http://schammasch.bandcamp.com/
4. Execration - Morbid Dimensions
http://duplicaterecords.bandcamp.com/album/morbid-dimensions
5. Darkspace - Dark Space III I
http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/dark-space-iii-i
6. Plebeian Grandstand - Lowgazers
http://plebeiangrandstand.bandcamp.com/album/lowgazers
7. Nero Di Marte - Derivae
http://nerodimarte.bandcamp.com/
8. Kayo Dot - Coffins On Io
http://theflenser.bandcamp.com/album/coffins-on-io
9. Rishloo - Living As Ghosts With Buildings As Teeth
https://soundcloud.com/rishloo/landmines
10. Impetuous Ritual - Unholy Congregation Of Hypocritical Ambivalence
http://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/unholy-congregation-of-hypocritical-ambivalence
11. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
http://dmp666.bandcamp.com/album/the-reflecting-void
12. Owl - The Last Walk
http://zeitgeister.bandcamp.com/album/the-last-walk
13. Vanhelgd - Relics Of Sulphur Salvation
http://pulverised.bandcamp.com/album/relics-of-sulphur-salvation
14. Blood Bright Star - The Silver Head
https://soundcloud.com/cvltnation/sets/blood-bright-star-ash-through
15. Ravcan - Chernobyl Disaster
http://ravcan.bandcamp.com/album/chernobyl-disaster
16. Slugdge - Gastronomicon
http://slugdge.bandcamp.com/
17. Major Parkinson - Twilight Cinema
http://majorparkinson.bandcamp.com/album/twilight-cinema
18. Indian - From All Purity
http://indiandoom.bandcamp.com/
19. Merkabah (Poland) - Moloch
http://merkabahpl.bandcamp.com/
20. Torrential Downpour - Truth Knowledge Vision
http://torrentialdownpour.bandcamp.com/album/truth-knowledge-vision
21. Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
http://seasonofmist.bandcamp.com/album/esoteric-warfare
22. Inquisitor - Clinamen - Episteme
http://inquisitor.bandcamp.com/
23. Morpheus Tales - Secular Noir
http://morpheustales.bandcamp.com/track/secular-noir
24. Manimalism - Manimalism
https://manimalism.bandcamp.com/
25. Earth And Pillars - Earth I
http://avantgardemusic.bandcamp.com/album/earth-i
26. NOÛS - ἀηδής
http://nousband.bandcamp.com/
27. The Eye Unclouded - Listening
http://theeyeunclouded.bandcamp.com/album/listening
28. Morbus Chron - Sweven
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WjWL25VQ8QM
29. Dimesland - Psychogenic Atrophy
http://dimesland.bandcamp.com/releases
30. Pyrrhon - The Mother Of Virtues
http://pyrrhonband.bandcamp.com/album/the-mother-of-virtues
31. Taurus - No​/​Thing
http://taurusisdust.bandcamp.com/album/no-thing
32. Haikai No Ku - Ultra High Dimensionality
http://haikainoku.bandcamp.com/album/ultra-high-dimensionality-lp
33. Igorrr - Maigre [Collaboration] [EP]
https://adnoiseam.bandcamp.com/album/maigre
34. HAL HUTCHINSON - Wreckage Installations & Metalworks
http://crucialblast.bandcamp.com/album/wreckage-installations-metalworks
35. Lvcifyre - Svn Eater
http://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/sun-eater
36. Swallowed - Lunarterial
http://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/lunarterial
37. Los Random - Pidanoma
http://randomprog.bandcamp.com/
38. Nibiru - Netrayoni
http://nibiru666.bandcamp.com/album/netrayoni-ritual-ii-tears-of-kaly
39. The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li
http://thegreatoldones.bandcamp.com/album/tekeli-li-2
40. Serpents Lair - Demo MMXIV
http://serpentslair.bandcamp.com/album/demo-mmxiv



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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11.11.2014 - 02:08
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by mz on 11.11.2014 at 01:59

Haha I think I know what you mean now. Let me put it this way : I don't like the most extreme sorts of death metal, which is brutal death, not because of extremity itself. BDM lacks any type of soul for me. Grind is a little to much for me to handle because it gets a little too samey, and that makes the extremity a little unbearable.
And I pretend that I haven't heard half of that video today :p
Not heard anything from the other two bands you've mentioned. Will check ASAP tnx.

Oooooh okay. Now I understand. I just took it like a weird contradictory taste in metal. After all we all have our oddities. I love pop but I can't stand its equivalent in metal. I would be willing to take a huge dump on Liv Kristine's face in public if I had the chance. That's just an example, to add shock value .
You know, if you're willing to try, I have now a good number of nice grind bands in my catalogue. Just ask what kind.

Also. If you have never tried Necro Deathmort, start with Music Of Bleak Origin, but it was released in 2011. Electronic/ambient/drone/doom goodness.
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11.11.2014 - 16:25
mz
Written by Ilham on 11.11.2014 at 02:08


You know, if you're willing to try, I have now a good number of nice grind bands in my catalogue. Just ask what kind.



Yeah sure. I can't put my finger on any special sort of grind as I don't know much about it. Whatever you think I'd like is good enough for me.
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11.11.2014 - 17:56
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by mz on 11.11.2014 at 16:25

Yeah sure. I can't put my finger on any special sort of grind as I don't know much about it. Whatever you think I'd like is good enough for me.

Okay, I'll keep it BM influenced/based for the moment, I recommend you try:

- Euglena: black/grindcore. A younger Anaal Nathrakh without the cyber elements, and ten times better than what they released this years. Bandcamp and free legal download.
- Sectioned: very modern dissonant grind, almost cyber. Crazy. They released a split with Shudder, but Shudder sucks, start the listen at track #3. Which is just as addictive as the last track - it's a beast, the best I've heard this year.Bandcamp and free legal download.
- Nesseria: more black than grind, almost calm in comparison with the two I mentioned before. Bandcamp that bitch.
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11.11.2014 - 21:41
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by Ilham on 11.11.2014 at 02:08

I love pop but I can't stand its equivalent in metal. I would be willing to take a huge dump on Liv Kristine's face in public if I had the chance.

I think there are far worse than her in metal.
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11.11.2014 - 22:01
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Angel N. on 11.11.2014 at 21:41

I think there are far worse than her in metal.

There is always something worse than something. But have you read this: http://www.metalsucks.net/2009/11/03/top-5-reasons-why-liv-kristine-can-suck-it/ ? She deserves to be defecated upon by all the females in metal.
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11.11.2014 - 22:08
Angel N.
Evil Butterfly
Written by Ilham on 11.11.2014 at 22:01

There is always something worse than something. But have you read this: http://www.metalsucks.net/2009/11/03/top-5-reasons-why-liv-kristine-can-suck-it/ ? She deserves to be defecated upon by all the females in metal.

oh that's not good at all and her main statements are apparently removed from Decibel
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11.11.2014 - 22:09
Paź
ex-News Man
Written by Ilham on 11.11.2014 at 02:08

I love pop but I can't stand its equivalent in metal.

Aversion to satanic pop metyl is a sin. Shame on you Ilham!
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11.11.2014 - 22:12
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Angel N. on 11.11.2014 at 22:08

oh that's not good at all and her main statements are apparently removed from Decibel

Yeah she fucked up and they're too ashamed about that.
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11.11.2014 - 22:22
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Paź on 11.11.2014 at 22:09

Aversion to satanic pop metyl is a sin. Shame on you Ilham!

Christ that video was awful. It's like skimmed milk and water. It's pop lying about being metal. Or metal lying about being pop. I don't like lies.
I mean I love pop, I love techno, I love old-school EBM, but I can't stand anything that mixes those things with fake guitars, weak lyrics, wears black PVC suits, hires two whores for their videos, and pretends they're new, cooler, darker, goth-er and shit.

And I'm ranting on mz's list.
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14.11.2014 - 03:56
Diverge
This list still slays. I'd say you're definitely the user on MS that is the most similar to me taste-wise. I really wish I knew you when you were a larger proghead, though...

PS: You should consider Gazpacho's Demon. I think it might be one of Gazpacho's finest albums- R'Vannith gave it a 10, I think it's 9-worthy, and while it might be a little dull, the final track is one of the best moments in 2014 if you ask me.
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15.11.2014 - 02:32
mz
Written by Diverge on 14.11.2014 at 03:56

This list still slays. I'd say you're definitely the user on MS that is the most similar to me taste-wise. I really wish I knew you when you were a larger proghead, though...

PS: You should consider Gazpacho's Demon. I think it might be one of Gazpacho's finest albums- R'Vannith gave it a 10, I think it's 9-worthy, and while it might be a little dull, the final track is one of the best moments in 2014 if you ask me.

Haha I'm accomplished to have a taste similar to yours. Btw, I was not as active, neither in forums not in finding music during my prog period. Used to listen like 50 albums per year, which is 10 times less than what I've probably done this year.
Regarding Gazpacho, I like their previous record when it came out but I keep forgetting that they have a new output. Will hopefully check it this week ( as I'm super busy for the couple of days now)
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17.11.2014 - 21:56
Erik M.
Written by Ilham on 11.11.2014 at 02:08

I would be willing to take a huge dump on Liv Kristine's face in public if I had the chance.


I can't say I don't know why you dislike/hate her, but for what it's worth, she was part of the very early gothic metal scene and sang on one of the best albums ever, in the subgenre (I'm asssuming it's quite obvious which album I'm talking about).
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17.11.2014 - 22:01
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Erik M. on 17.11.2014 at 21:56

I can't say I don't know why you dislike/hate her, but for what it's worth, she was part of the very early gothic scene and sang on one of the best albums ever, in the subgenre (I'm asssuming it's quite obvious which album I'm talking about).

I don't care about what she sings, this is what caused that statement of mine: http://www.metalsucks.net/2009/11/03/top-5-reasons-why-liv-kristine-can-suck-it/. It's women like these that make me hate women in metal.
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17.11.2014 - 22:04
Erik M.
Written by Ilham on 17.11.2014 at 22:01

I don't care about what she sings, this is what caused that statement of mine: http://www.metalsucks.net/2009/11/03/top-5-reasons-why-liv-kristine-can-suck-it/. It's women like these that make me hate women in metal.


Hence the "for what it's worth". Yeah, I quickly scanned through that article and from what I've read it's pretty ridiculous.

So I have to say I agree with you, more or less. I still have some respect for her because of Velvet Darkness They Fear though.
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17.11.2014 - 22:07
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Erik M. on 17.11.2014 at 22:04

Hence the "for what it's worth". Yeah, I quickly scanned through that article and from what I've read it's pretty ridiculous.

So I have to say I agree with you, more or less. I still have some respect for her because of Velvet Darkness They Fear though.

Haha sorry for the harsh tone. I'm pissed at women and the way they behave on the internet these days, and especially today with the sci-fi-shirt-gate.
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17.11.2014 - 22:09
Erik M.
Written by Ilham on 17.11.2014 at 22:07

Haha sorry for the harsh tone. I'm pissed at women and the way they behave on the internet these days, and especially today with the sci-fi-shirt-gate.


Don't worry about it, I get your issue with (women such as) Liv Kristine. They give the others a bad name.
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23.11.2014 - 00:04
Diverge
Probably already asked you this, but what's your opinion about post-metal? If you haven't thoroughly investigated Rosetta and Blindead, those are my two favourite post-related acts.
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23.11.2014 - 01:28
mz
Written by Diverge on 23.11.2014 at 00:04

Probably already asked you this, but what's your opinion about post-metal? If you haven't thoroughly investigated Rosetta and Blindead, those are my two favourite post-related acts.

Haven't heard much from post metal tbh. I checked some Blinded and Rosetta, though and liked them a lot. Still need to go to the neurosis and have better investigation on their disco because TSiB and TEoEV both kick ass seriously.
And yeah, I haven't head Gazpacho yet sorry
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11.12.2014 - 02:40
Diverge
The new Rishloo album is pretty sweet. Check it out, my friend.
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11.12.2014 - 03:16
mz
Written by Diverge on 11.12.2014 at 02:40

The new Rishloo album is pretty sweet. Check it out, my friend.


Didn't know that it's out. Holly shit I need it right now.
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27.12.2014 - 14:31
mz
List almost finalized.
The top ten records will stay there in the future. I expect slight change of order for the rest, though. Initially I wanted to eliminate some and reduce it to top 30, but it seems fine as it is now.

Thanks to anyone who had any recommendation to me this year

btw, the list is not close ended. Feel free to have suggestions
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