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I'll start off by saying that I wasn't planning on doing a list so early on in the year, but I've come across numerous albums that I'd like to share with people who enjoy my lists (or people who hate my lists).

This list will be a little different than my 2013 list. I created that list at the end of the year, and then decreased it to my Top 25 of 2013. This list will be a compilation of all 2014 albums I've come across and given a listen.

The rules for the list:
The album was released in 2014 (to the best of my knowledge, or someone else correcting me);
Each album included on the list will receive at minimum one (1) listen;
Albums will receive a grade from the professor ranging from A+ to F-, grading scheme will follow;
Albums can move up and down in grade as I see fit;
The list will have the albums pooled into their respective grade and listed alphabetically within that grade;
My opinion of the genre will be included;
I will include the number of times I have listened to the album in its entirety, generally if it receives a B- and up it will receive numerous spins (remember I said I only need to give it one to grade it).

Grading scheme:
A+ (95 - 100)
A (90 - 94)
A- (85 - 89)
B+ (80 - 84)
B (75 - 79)
B- (70 - 74)
C+ (65 - 69)
C (60 - 64)
C- (55 - 59)
D+ (50 - 54)
D (45 - 49)
D- (40 - 44)
F+ (35 - 39)
F (30 - 34)
F- (1 - 29)

When an album receives a grade, use common sense with rounding. For example, an album may receive a 9 on metal storm, but an A- (85 - 89) on my list, which would round to a 9.

Please feel free to leave recommendations below if you'd like me to grade an album you are enjoying or love. Do not be butt hurt if I give it an unsatisfactory (in your opinion) grade. Keep in mind the tastes of my list. If you recommend an avant-garde progressive noisecore album I will give it an honest listen. But it may receive a poor grade from my stand point, as that is a genre I most likely wouldn't enjoy. Who knows though, there may be surprises.

Happy listening!

Created by: Chobo_jokeR | 08.02.2014



1. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
A / 19 / Atmospheric Black
2. Artificial Brain - Labyrinth Constellation
A / 15 / Dissonant Technical Death
3. Beyond Creation - Earthborn Evolution
A / 4 / Technical Death
4. Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails
A / 14 / Atmospheric Death, Progressive/Technical Death
5. Impetuous Ritual - Unholy Congregation of Hypocritical Ambivalence
A / 16 / Dissonant Death
6. Inanimate Existence - A Never-ending Cycle Of Atonement
A / 6 / Brutal Death, Technical Death
7. Inter Arma - The Cavern
A / 5 / Blackened Sludge
8. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
A / 15 / Black
9. Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
A / 8 / Black
10. Mournful Congregation - Concrescence Of The Sophia
A / 12 / Funeral Doom
11. Ophis - Abhorrence In Opulence
A / 4 / Death Doom
12. Slugdge - Gastronomicon
A / 19 / Blackened Sludge
13. The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li
A / 13 / Atmospheric Black
14. Thou - Heathen
A / 23 / Sludge Doom
15. Alraune - The Process Of Self-Immolation
A- / 3 / Black
16. Altar Of Betelgeuze - Darkness Sustains The Silence
A- / 10 / Stoner Death Doom
17. At The Gates - At War With Reality
A- / 4 / Melodic Death
18. Bast - Spectres
A- / 10 / Black Sludge Doom
19. Behemoth - The Satanist
A- / 15 / Atmospheric Blackened Death
20. Cormorant - Earth Diver
A- / 4 / Melodic Death, Progressive
21. Doom:VS - Earthless
A- / 3 / Funeral, Death Doom
22. Emptiness - Nothing But The Whole
A- / 2 / Blackened Death
23. Misery Index - The Killing Gods
A- / 4 / Deathgrind
24. Prostitute Disfigurement - From Crotch To Crown
A- / 13 / Melodic Technical Brutal Death
25. Tombs - Savage Gold
A- / 1 / Blackened Post-Sludge
26. Vanhelgd - Relics Of Sulphur Salvation
A- / 9 / Death
27. Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion
B+ / 8 / Instrumental Progressive
28. Benighted - Carnivore Sublime
B+ / 17 / Groovy Brutal Death
29. Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain
B+ / 3 / Death
30. Chaos Moon - Resurrection Extract
B+ / 2 / Atmospheric Black
31. Coffinworm - IV.I.VIII
B+ / 5 / Blackened Sludge Doom
32. Dark Fortress - Venereal Dawn
B+ / 1 / Melodic Black
33. Dead Congregation - Promulgation Of The Fall
B+ / 4 / Death
34. Dirge - Hyperion
B+ / 3 / Atmospheric Sludge
35. Earth - Primitive And Deadly
B+ / 1 / Psychedelic Rock, Drone
36. Empyrium - The Turn Of The Tides
B+ / 4 / Neofolk
37. Fungoid Stream - Prehuman Shapes
B+ / 2 / Funeral Doom
38. Goatwhore - Constricting Rage Of The Merciless
B+ / 5 / Blackened Thrash, Blackened Death
39. Hail Spirit Noir - Oi Magoi
B+ / 5 / Psychedelic Progressive Black
40. Helevorn - Compassion Forlorn
B+ / 1 / Gothic Doom
41. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
B+ / 9 / Progressive Stoner
42. Morbus Chron - Sweven
B+ / 5 / Death, Progressive
43. Nasheim - Solens vemod
B+ / 5 / Atmospheric Black
44. Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden
B+ / 1 / Doom
45. Profetus - As All Seasons Die
B+ / 3 / Funeral Doom
46. Psalm Zero - The Drain
B+ / 3 / Experimental, Alternative
47. Pyrrhon - The Mother Of Virtues
B+ / 4 / Avantgarde, Dissonant Technical Death
48. Stoic Dissention - Autochton
B+ / 3 / Black Doom
49. The Atlas Moth - The Old Believer
B+ / 7 / Sludge, Stoner
50. The Mire - Glass Cathedrals
B+ / 1 / Post
51. Trudger - Dormiveglia
B+ / 1 / Sludge
52. Woods Of Desolation - As The Stars
B+ / 3 / Atmospheric Black
53. Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend
B+ / 1 / Stoner, Doom
54. Alkerdeel - Dyodyo Asema [Collaboration]
B / 3 / Experimental Blackened Sludge Noise
55. Autopsy - Tourniquets, Hacksaws And Graves
B / 1 / Death
56. Beneath - The Barren Throne
B / 2 / Brutal, Technical Death
57. Blut Aus Nord - Debemur MoRTi
B / 2 / Industrial Black
58. Cynic - Kindly Bent To Free Us
B / 1 / Progressive
59. Dephosphorus - Ravenous Solemnity
B / 2 / Blackened Grindcore
60. Dying Sun - Transcendence
B / 2 / Atmospheric Doom
61. Ghost Bath - Funeral
B / 1 / Atmospheric Black, Shoegaze
62. Hannes Grossmann - The Radial Covenant
B / 3 / Technical Death
63. Inferi - The Path Of Apotheosis
B / 1 / Speed Progressive Death
64. Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
B / 20 / Melodic Death
65. Issues - Issues
B / 30 / Pop Techno Metalcore with tinges of R&B
66. Lascaille's Shroud - Interval 02: Parallel Infinities - The Abscinded Universe
B / 2 / Progressive Death
67. Lvcifyre - Svn Eater
B / 1 / Atmospheric Death
68. Maat - As We Create The Hope From Above
B / 1 / Egyptian-themed Brutal Death
69. Mourning Dawn - Les Sacrifiés
B / 4 / Doomy Depressive Black
70. Panopticon - Roads To The North
B / 1 / Atmospheric Black
71. Plebeian Grandstand - Lowgazers
B / 1 / Black, Hardcore
72. Old Iron - Cordyceps
B / 1 / Sludge
73. Shattered Hope - Waters Of Lethe
B / 3 / Death Doom
74. Slow - Unsleep
B / 1 / Funeral Doom
75. Tellusian - Collision
B / 1 / Progressive-Technical Grind
76. The Vita Sound Project - American Werewolf In London
B / 3 / Instrumental Progressive Doom with movie sound clips
77. Wijlen Wij - Coronachs Of The Ω
B / 2 / Funeral Doom
78. Alaskan - Despair, Erosion, Loss
B- / 2 / Sludge
79. Allegaeon - Elements Of The Infinite
B- / 1 / Technical Death
80. Bergrizen - Scherbengericht
B- / 1 / Atmospheric Black
81. Cannabis Corpse - From Wisdom To Baked
B- / 1 / Death
82. Corpsessed - Abysmal Thresholds
B- / 1 / Death
83. Darkspace - Dark Space III I
B - / 1 / Ambient Black
84. Descend Into Despair - The Bearer Of All Storms
B- / 1 / Funeral Doom
85. Ea - A Etilla
B- / 2 / Atmospheric Funeral Doom
86. Evergrey - Hymns For The Broken
B - / 3 / Power
87. Incantation - Dirges Of Elysium
B- / 2 / Doomy Death
88. Killer Be Killed - Killer Be Killed
B- / 16 / Groove Thrash
89. Lantlôs - Melting Sun
B- / 2 / Post, Shoegaze
90. Lord Mantis - Death Mask
B- / 1 / Blackened Sludge
91. Nihilo - Dum Spiro Spero
B- / 1 / Death
92. Origin - Omnipresent
B- / 1 / Technical Death
93. Septicflesh - Titan
B- / 1 / Symphonic Death
94. Soreption - Engineering The Void
B- / 1 / Technical Death
95. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
B- / 1 / Blackened Thrash, Death
96. Vader - Tibi Et Igni
B- / 1 / Death
97. Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestite
B- / 4 / Ambient
98. Woe Unto Me - A Step Into The Waters Of Forgetfulness
B- / 1 / Funeral Doom
99. A Very Old Ghost Behind The Farm - La Came Crude
C+ / 1 / Stoner Sludge Doom
100. Aborted - The Necrotic Manifesto
C+ / 3 / "Brutal" Death
101. Anubis Gate - Horizons
C+ / 1 / Progressive, Power
102. Burrow - Mother
C+ / 1 / Progressive Sludge Rock
103. Decomposed [SWE] - Devouring
C+ / 1 / Death
104. Eyehategod - Eyehategod
C+ / 1 / Sludge, Doom
105. Giants Of The Mountain - Moon Worship
C+ / 1 / Progressive Death
106. Hollow My Eyes - Separate
C+ / 1 / Progressive Deathcore
107. Lurk - Kaldera
C+ / 1 / Blackened Sludge
108. Opeth - Pale Communion
C+ / 2 / Progressive
109. The Kennedy Veil - Trinity Of Falsehood
C+ / 1 / Modern Brutal Death
110. Conquering Dystopia - Conquering Dystopia
C / 1 / Instrumental Progressive
111. Enthroned - Sovereigns
C / 1 / Black
112. I Killed The Prom Queen - Beloved
C / 1 / Melodic Metalcore
113. Illusions Play - The Fading Light
C / 1 / Symphonic Funeral Doom
114. Of Mice & Men - Restoring Force
C / 1 / Metalcore-Hardcore
115. Aenaon - Extance
C- / 1 / Avant-garde Progressive Black
116. Bong - Stoner Rock
C- / 1 / Drone
117. Freedom Call - Beyond
C- / 1 / Power
118. Iced Earth - Plagues Of Babylon
D+ / 1 / Heavy Power
119. Indian - From All Purity
D+ / 1 / Blackened Sludge
120. Raped By Pigs - Squealing To The New World
D+ / 1 / Slamming Brutal Death
121. Hexis - Abalam
D / 1 / Blackened Post-Hardcore
122. Phaze I - Uprising
D / 1 / Blackened Thrash
123. Alcest - Shelter
F+ / 1 / Shoegaze
124. Progenie Terrestre Pura - Asteroidi
F / 1 / Electronic / Ambient
125. Decapitated - Blood Mantra
F / 1 / "Technical Death", but not really
126. In Flames - Siren Charms
F- / 1 / Melodic Rubbish



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Lit. - 10.02.2014 at 00:08  
Well, this is a list I can certainly appreciate. Wonder why no one thought to do the classic letter grade rating in the first place?

I also dig the image...

...Even if the Joker is the most overrated Batman villain of all time.
Marcel Hubregtse - 10.02.2014 at 00:13  
Written by Lit. on 10.02.2014 at 00:08

Wonder why no one thought to do the classic letter grade rating in the first place?



Because in most countries in the world that grading system isn't used and even where it is used the meaning of the grades can differ from country to country.

Oh and he's missing E
deadone - 10.02.2014 at 00:31  
I like this list a lot - very effective grading system.

The genres are also goods - I can tell by them that I would dislike most of the stuff being posted here - too much "Atmospheric," "Avant Gard" and "Progressive."

In Yugoslavia the rating system went from 1 to 5 with 1 being a failure and 5 being the equivalent of an A.
Chobo_jokeR - 10.02.2014 at 05:35  
Written by Lit. on 10.02.2014 at 00:08

Well, this is a list I can certainly appreciate. Wonder why no one thought to do the classic letter grade rating in the first place?

I also dig the image...

...Even if the Joker is the most overrated Batman villain of all time.


Thanks for the compliment. It'll be constantly updated throughout the year, so hopefully there is other stuff on here you'll enjoy in the future. I thought of it the other day when I was working out, because I wanted to get more coverage than what MS offers. It allows me to grade an album as a 6.5-7 or whatever and still give it a 7, even though I mean for it to be below a 7.

I just googled The Joker and it was one of the top 3 images, I was pretty impressed with it. It's now my wallpaper.

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 10.02.2014 at 00:13

Because in most countries in the world that grading system isn't used and even where it is used the meaning of the grades can differ from country to country.

Oh and he's missing E


I never did understand why in our grading system it goes from D to F, but there is definitely no E in ours (in Canada). And there is no D- or F+ and F-, it goes D+ D to F. Or at least all of the schools, college and university I went to. I just went with the grade points, because it allowed me more room with my rates.

Written by deadone on 10.02.2014 at 00:31

I like this list a lot - very effective grading system.

The genres are also goods - I can tell by them that I would dislike most of the stuff being posted here - too much "Atmospheric," "Avant Gard" and "Progressive."

In Yugoslavia the rating system went from 1 to 5 with 1 being a failure and 5 being the equivalent of an A.


Thanks for the compliment on the grading system

Well, these are just the albums I've heard so far that are usually within my realm. Plenty more will be added that may engage your tastes. Cheers for looking at the list though!
Diverge - 11.02.2014 at 02:21  
Nice grading system, man. I anticipate I will spend a lot of time with this list over the next few months.
Chobo_jokeR - 11.02.2014 at 04:46  
Written by Diverge on 11.02.2014 at 02:21

Nice grading system, man. I anticipate I will spend a lot of time with this list over the next few months.


Thanks! I'll be keeping an eye on your list as well, we have similar tastes in certain areas.
Coolingsrock - 14.02.2014 at 23:16  
Nice list. very creative. the only thing i would do different would be to give each album at least 2 full spins before grading. I do realize you would be wasting alot of time on some bad albums instead of seeking out more gems. Anyway, it's not for me to say it's your list. Nice job.
Erik M. - 14.02.2014 at 23:24  
I would suggest ranking them according to their scores. Now it's annoying to find the good stuff because you ranked them alphabetically. Just a suggestion.
Chobo_jokeR - 15.02.2014 at 00:23  
Written by Coolingsrock on 14.02.2014 at 23:16

Nice list. very creative. the only thing i would do different would be to give each album at least 2 full spins before grading. I do realize you would be wasting alot of time on some bad albums instead of seeking out more gems. Anyway, it's not for me to say it's your list. Nice job.


Thanks sir. Several of the albums on my list (usually ones that are C- and below) I was barely able to get through. I gave them the full listen (as per my note in the introduction), but even giving them the full listen was generous. I'm comfortable with my musical tastes to know when I like something and when I don't. That's why I'm OK with only giving it one full listen. Rarely do I listen to an album, score it a 5, and then all of a sudden its an 8 or a 9. Usually an album will move up if it was previously at a 7, or down if its at an 8 or a 9. I do appreciate your thoughts though, but like you said I don't really want to spend my time suffering through bad albums.

Written by Erik M. on 14.02.2014 at 23:24

I would suggest ranking them according to their scores. Now it's annoying to find the good stuff because you ranked them alphabetically. Just a suggestion.


I thought about this for quite some time before actually putting the list together. I may consider putting it in ranking order once there are more albums and it becomes difficult to locate things. Sometimes when you do that though, albums get forgotten at the bottom of the list that you may think, shit that was actually decent I should give it another spin. I know when I go to someone's list I usually look at the top, meanwhile there may be a gem down below that they didn't like, but I'd actually enjoy. With my current listing, readers can go line by line to see what is good and what isn't. Also, I don't really feel like spending time determine which of the A's I like the best, B+'s and so on. That can be up to the readers / listeners.
tea[m]ster - 16.02.2014 at 13:50  
I am still debating if I like that Dying Sun release. It's pretty original but I don't know if I like the production.
Chobo_jokeR - 16.02.2014 at 21:21  
Written by tea[m]ster on 16.02.2014 at 13:50

I am still debating if I like that Dying Sun release. It's pretty original but I don't know if I like the production.


I just went through it again for a second time. I'd still give it a pretty good rating (B).

I see what you mean about the production though. Some times it feels like a poorly produced industrial album, or at least that's the impression I sometimes get. Almost..grainy? The melody of the guitars helps guide the album though. The vocals and drums are strong as well.
Zaphod - 17.02.2014 at 03:57  
I really, REALLY, dislike the grading system, but some great picks that I can agree on nonetheless.
Chobo_jokeR - 17.02.2014 at 04:28  
Written by Zaphod on 17.02.2014 at 03:57

I really, REALLY, dislike the grading system, but some great picks that I can agree on nonetheless.


Mind sharing what you dislike about the grading system? It's not much different than giving a numerical value to the album, just a different way of allocating a score.
Zaphod - 17.02.2014 at 04:49  
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 17.02.2014 at 04:28

Written by Zaphod on 17.02.2014 at 03:57

I really, REALLY, dislike the grading system, but some great picks that I can agree on nonetheless.


Mind sharing what you dislike about the grading system? It's not much different than giving a numerical value to the album, just a different way of allocating a score.

Well, first off, I'm not familiar with the grading system because they don't use it where I'm from so I end up scrolling up and down for every album. I know A+ is the highest and F- the lowest, but if you're not familiar with the system it's not as obvious as a simple number. For example, if I see D- I know it's on the negative side, but I have to scroll up to see it's between 40 and 44. Also, since you know how you'd rate these albums in such detail you might as well just put your rating there.
Secondly, if you know what scores you give all these album, I think it's pretty pointless ordering them alphabetically. I order something alphabetically when I don't want to go through the trouble of deciding what I like best and worst. Now it isn't really clear what's at the top and what's at the bottom, which is a pain in the butt seeing as I come to these kinds of lists to be recommended some stuff. It's easier to just see with one glimpse what's at the top and what's at the bottom than to look for the As and Fs. Sounds lazy, but I rarely stay on a list page for very long.
Just my two cents, it's your list I myself am very bad at rating between 1 and 10, let alone 1 and 100, so if I did have those ratings it'd make things easy to rank them accordingly.
Chobo_jokeR - 17.02.2014 at 04:58  
Written by Zaphod on 17.02.2014 at 04:49

Well, first off, I'm not familiar with the grading system because they don't use it where I'm from so I end up scrolling up and down for every album. I know A+ is the highest and F- the lowest, but if you're not familiar with the system it's not as obvious as a simple number. For example, if I see D- I know it's on the negative side, but I have to scroll up to see it's between 40 and 44. Also, since you know how you'd rate these albums in such detail you might as well just put your rating there.
Secondly, if you know what scores you give all these album, I think it's pretty pointless ordering them alphabetically. I order something alphabetically when I don't want to go through the trouble of deciding what I like best and worst. Now it isn't really clear what's at the top and what's at the bottom, which is a pain in the butt seeing as I come to these kinds of lists to be recommended some stuff. It's easier to just see with one glimpse what's at the top and what's at the bottom than to look for the As and Fs. Sounds lazy, but I rarely stay on a list page for very long.
Just my two cents, it's your list I myself am very bad at rating between 1 and 10, let alone 1 and 100, so if I did have those ratings it'd make things easy to rank them accordingly.


Thanks for taking the time to write back to my question. That's fair, I myself still have to scroll up to see what the ratings are from time to time when I'm placing some of the albums in the lower grades haha. I sort of addressed the alphabetical issue with my comment on E.Mols's post. Additionally to that comment, right now I'm just trying to listen to as much as possible rather than tinker with the list and what goes where on it. Of the albums I've selected as A's and A-'s I may have difficulty placing them in an exact order, I just know they're A and A- quality albums.

What I will do for convenience's sake is I will organize alphabetically but by the grading system…A's will be sorted at the top alphabetically, A-'s and so on all the way down.
Zaphod - 17.02.2014 at 05:04  
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 17.02.2014 at 04:58

Thanks for taking the time to write back to my question. That's fair, I myself still have to scroll up to see what the ratings are from time to time when I'm placing some of the albums in the lower grades haha. I sort of addressed the alphabetical issue with my comment on E.Mols's post. Additionally to that comment, right now I'm just trying to listen to as much as possible rather than tinker with the list and what goes where on it. Of the albums I've selected as A's and A-'s I may have difficulty placing them in an exact order, I just know they're A and A- quality albums.

What I will do for convenience's sake is I will organize alphabetically but by the grading system…A's will be sorted at the top alphabetically, A-'s and so on all the way down.

Okay, do it the way you think is best
I'm looking forward to following this list since it has some similarities to my own, which probably means I'll find some good stuff here.
Keep it up
Chobo_jokeR - 17.02.2014 at 05:13  
Written by Zaphod on 17.02.2014 at 05:04


Okay, do it the way you think is best
I'm looking forward to following this list since it has some similarities to my own, which probably means I'll find some good stuff here.
Keep it up


Thanks I've looked through your list as well, and yeah there are numerous similar releases that we have enjoyed.

I've now organized by letter grade but maintained the alphabetical classification just so I can maintain my sanity over what I think is truly the best, since it fluctuates on a daily basis (this early on in the year anyway).

Let me know what you think of the modification.
R'Vannith - 17.02.2014 at 13:51  
The way you had it ordered before was great to me, a nice personal touch with the well thought out approach to rating things. The way you have it now is more likely to be appreciated by readers though. As I've been told by folks in the past, people like to see what you would rate the highest up toward the top of the list, your "cream of the crop" as I recall Mechanist putting it.

I'll be giving The Vita Sound Project a try soon, it sounds intriguing. Do the movie sound clips have anything to do with the album title?
Zaphod - 17.02.2014 at 14:45  
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 17.02.2014 at 05:13

Thanks I've looked through your list as well, and yeah there are numerous similar releases that we have enjoyed.

I've now organized by letter grade but maintained the alphabetical classification just so I can maintain my sanity over what I think is truly the best, since it fluctuates on a daily basis (this early on in the year anyway).

Let me know what you think of the modification.

I definitely prefer it this way it's easier to read this way.
And I know what you mean, I keep changing the ranking in my list. Maybe I should go for the partially alphabetical approach as well.

Written by R'Vannith on 17.02.2014 at 13:51

Do the movie sound clips have anything to do with the album title?

Seems likely to me
Chobo_jokeR - 17.02.2014 at 22:02  
Written by R'Vannith on 17.02.2014 at 13:51

The way you had it ordered before was great to me, a nice personal touch with the well thought out approach to rating things. The way you have it now is more likely to be appreciated by readers though. As I've been told by folks in the past, people like to see what you would rate the highest up toward the top of the list, your "cream of the crop" as I recall Mechanist putting it.

I'll be giving The Vita Sound Project a try soon, it sounds intriguing. Do the movie sound clips have anything to do with the album title?


I quite enjoyed the way I had it previously, but this is certainly easier for people who want to check the list quickly to see what it has. I'm glad I kept the alphabetical within the grades, as to stop from having to constantly update not only its grade but also its place within the rankings. This is still efficient, and easy for the readers.

I'll be giving it another full listen soon, but it was extremely original and different from anything I'd heard in awhile. The music isn't necessarily unique, but how the album is presented is very unique. The movie sound clips are taken directly from the movie I believe. I haven't seen the movie myself, but all of the sound clips have to do with werewolves and the people shifting. It was a very entertaining listen. Let me know if you enjoy it.
Neiluria - 19.02.2014 at 19:31  
I like your scoring system, good list.
come see mine if you have time.
Chobo_jokeR - 20.02.2014 at 02:31  
Written by Neiluria on 19.02.2014 at 19:31

I like your scoring system, good list.
come see mine if you have time.


Thanks!

Gave your list a thumbs up. Wasn't a big fan of Aenaon and I still haven't heard Major Parkinson, but thumbs up for Hail Spirit Noir, Behemoth and Hannes Grossmann.
Neiluria - 20.02.2014 at 16:40  
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 20.02.2014 at 02:31

Written by Neiluria on 19.02.2014 at 19:31

I like your scoring system, good list.
come see mine if you have time.


Thanks!

Gave your list a thumbs up. Wasn't a big fan of Aenaon and I still haven't heard Major Parkinson, but thumbs up for Hail Spirit Noir, Behemoth and Hannes Grossmann.


thanks, I'm full session Hannes Grossmann and Major Parkinson,
they still have time mounted in my ranking, aenon, there are mainly 4 great musics for me :
-Deathtrip Chronicle (the best for me)
-Grau Diva
-Land Of No Water
-Palindrome
Oi Magoi is almost perfect, there just one music that is below the other for me :
Satyriko Orgio
tea[m]ster - 23.02.2014 at 18:04  
Recently discovered Mourning Dawn. Labeled "depressive", I am still a little fuzzy on the whole "depressive" tag. Sounds more like doom to me.
Chobo_jokeR - 23.02.2014 at 19:14  
Written by tea[m]ster on 23.02.2014 at 18:04

Recently discovered Mourning Dawn. Labeled "depressive", I am still a little fuzzy on the whole "depressive" tag. Sounds more like doom to me.


I'd say their sound is black / doom indeed. I think the depressive tag has more to do with their lyrical content than anything. The depressive tag is usually put on bands dealing with suicide, self mutilation, etc. Someone can feel free to correct me if I'm wrong, but that is what I've come across.
Erik M. - 24.02.2014 at 00:08  
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 15.02.2014 at 00:23

I thought about this for quite some time before actually putting the list together. I may consider putting it in ranking order once there are more albums and it becomes difficult to locate things. Sometimes when you do that though, albums get forgotten at the bottom of the list that you may think, shit that was actually decent I should give it another spin. I know when I go to someone's list I usually look at the top, meanwhile there may be a gem down below that they didn't like, but I'd actually enjoy. With my current listing, readers can go line by line to see what is good and what isn't. Also, I don't really feel like spending time determine which of the A's I like the best, B+'s and so on. That can be up to the readers / listeners.


I guess that makes sense. Because your list isn't overly huge (and I hope it stays that way), the rating system is pretty good (and unusual) as well as all albums having genre-tags, I gave you a +1. I rarely do thumb up year-lists, so you should feel special. But honestly, the biggest reason I +1'd your list is because you now have ordered all of them by grade and then alphabetically, exactly the way how I would do it as well when I'd use a rating system like this one. Like Zaphod says, it's much, much better this way.
Chobo_jokeR - 24.02.2014 at 02:40  
Written by Erik M. on 24.02.2014 at 00:08

I guess that makes sense. Because your list isn't overly huge (and I hope it stays that way), the rating system is pretty good (and unusual) as well as all albums having genre-tags, I gave you a +1. I rarely do thumb up year-lists, so you should feel special. But honestly, the biggest reason I +1'd your list is because you now have ordered all of them by grade and then alphabetically, exactly the way how I would do it as well when I'd use a rating system like this one. Like Zaphod says, it's much, much better this way.


Well thank you for the +1

I do agree that this is more user friendly for sure, I just hope the full list still gets looked at in this format. That way people can dodge some stinkers at the bottom as well.

Regarding the length of the list…depending how busy I get with my program I may slow down with adding albums. Right now I'm in tax season for my job, so I have lots of time at work to listen to music while working. Not always new stuff, but it helps me to add albums. That being said, if the list starts getting huge, I may cut off some of the soso to bad albums to cut down if it gets out of control.

Right now I feel like it is a nice little length and still growing.
tea[m]ster - 07.03.2014 at 02:18  
Thanks for the Bast suggestion, good stuff.
Chobo_jokeR - 09.03.2014 at 21:46  
Written by tea[m]ster on 07.03.2014 at 02:18

Thanks for the Bast suggestion, good stuff.


No problem, I just found it randomly. I really enjoyed that album. I will definitely be giving it many more spins.

Your list is shaping up nicely, although I haven't heard many of the albums on it.
MechanisT - 23.04.2014 at 17:41  
I don't really know if you're into grind but this (awesome) release has enough eccentricity about it to be deemed a worthy venture here, methinks.

Chobo_jokeR - 28.04.2014 at 03:14  
Written by MechanisT on 23.04.2014 at 17:41

I don't really know if you're into grind but this (awesome) release has enough eccentricity about it to be deemed a worthy venture here, methinks.



I listen to the odd grind album.

I listened to the long you linked, and it piqued my interest, so I went to the bandcamp to listen to the full album. Certainly an interesting listen. I really like the audible bass guitar and eccentricity, as you put it.
tea[m]ster - 03.07.2014 at 05:10  
Did you check out Plebeian Grandstand yet? Amazing record.
Chobo_jokeR - 03.07.2014 at 05:59  
Written by tea[m]ster on 03.07.2014 at 05:10

Did you check out Plebeian Grandstand yet? Amazing record.


Just finished giving it a spin. It is definitely good. As soon as I looked up they were from France their sound made a lot of sense to me. The first song I heard some Blut Aus Nord and then also got a Deathspell Omega vibe at times too. Thanks for the recommendation!
Diverge - 14.07.2014 at 06:00  
Thanks for checking out Stoic Dissention. Sorry to hear it wasn't quite your thing- I personally think it's close to perfect for my tastes.
Give me a few recs- I'm behind on the times, brother.
Mattybu - 16.07.2014 at 00:35  
I can't say I've listened to one album on this list but I have to say, pretty impressive that you added how many times you heard each album.
Chobo_jokeR - 18.07.2014 at 23:15  
Written by Diverge on 14.07.2014 at 06:00

Thanks for checking out Stoic Dissention. Sorry to hear it wasn't quite your thing- I personally think it's close to perfect for my tastes.
Give me a few recs- I'm behind on the times, brother.


I think an 8-8.4 (B+) rating is pretty darn good haha. I certainly enjoyed it on an initial listen, and I'll be giving it more. I fell asleep to it the other night, which was peaceful. I've been listening to Faal's latest a lot recently, which I hold in very high esteem, so that may have affected my expectations.

I'm listening to the new Fallujah now, and its great. I saw you have some death / brutal death on your list so I'd suggest that. It's more tech / prog death though. I'd recommended the new ones from Infestus, Mayhem, Goatwhore, Artificial Brain, Inanimate Existence, and Mournful Congregation to name a few.

I listened to a couple of tunes off of Wolvhammer's new album, which were good so I will be checking out the rest of it soon.

Thanks for checking my list!

EDIT: Also I really like the new Atlas Moth too.
Chobo_jokeR - 18.07.2014 at 23:17  
Written by Mattybu on 16.07.2014 at 00:35

I can't say I've listened to one album on this list but I have to say, pretty impressive that you added how many times you heard each album.


Not one hey? Well that's OK too haha. Well I try to make my list a little different from others, and I thought that plus the grading scale was a little unique.

Thanks for checking the list regardless
Mattybu - 19.07.2014 at 02:26  
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 18.07.2014 at 23:17

Written by Mattybu on 16.07.2014 at 00:35

I can't say I've listened to one album on this list but I have to say, pretty impressive that you added how many times you heard each album.


Not one hey? Well that's OK too haha. Well I try to make my list a little different from others, and I thought that plus the grading scale was a little unique.

Thanks for checking the list regardless


Well I have heard 5 or so minutes of a song from the Hannes Grossmann album, that's all for what's on here though. But the information you provide about the albums does make your list interesting.
Neachy - 27.07.2014 at 01:42  
Great list, man. I just thought I'd recommend Vanhelgd - Relics of Sulphur Salvation and Chaos Moon - Resurrection Extract
Chobo_jokeR - 28.07.2014 at 01:59  
Written by Neachy on 27.07.2014 at 01:42

Great list, man. I just thought I'd recommend Vanhelgd - Relics of Sulphur Salvation and Chaos Moon - Resurrection Extract


Thanks! Your list is great too. We have several similar albums at the top.

Thanks for recommending those two albums. I had both of them on my "to listen to" queue, but I bumped them up after your recommendation. I've only given each album one listen, so far.

Vanhelgd will likely be a solid B+ or A- on my list after one listen, could fluctuate. As you commented on your list…the riffs are excellent and there are so many of them. Catchy stuff and still true to its sound.

Chaos Moon will likely be a solid B or B+ on my list after one listen, could fluctuate. Didn't quite dig it as much as you did, but it is certainly good stuff. I love a good atmo-black album, so it was a pleasure to listen to.

If you have any more recs, keep em coming!

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