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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 42-91
2. Vader - Tibi et Igni
3. Delain - The Human Contradiction
4. Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
5. Archspire - The Lucid Collective
6. Major Parkinson - Twilight Cinema
Like a Diablo Vulture Orchestra Industries stripped down but still dark
7. 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.
8. Misery Index - The Killing Gods
9. The Haunted - Exit Wounds
10. Demon Hunter - Extremist
11. Arch Enemy - War Eternal
12. 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.
13. Nothgard - Age of Pandora
14. Sanctuary - The Year The Sun Died
15. Evergrey - Hymns for the Broken
16. Machinae Supremacy - Phantom Shadows
17. At the Gates - At War with Reality
18. Ghost Brigade - IV - One With The Storm
19. SepticFlesh - Titan
20. 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.
21. Raubtier - Pansargryning
22. Xerath - iii
23. Decapitated - Blood Mantra
24. Terracide - Existence Asunder
25. Helevorn - Compassion Forlorn
26. Crimson Shadows - Kings Among Men
27. Black Crown Initiate - The Wreckage of Stars
28. Fisthammer - Infallible
29. Sonata Arctica - Pariah's Child
30. Anubis Gate - Horizons
31. Eluveitie - Origins
32. 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.
33. Equilibrium - Erdentempel
34. Descend - Wither
35. Human Debris - Wrought From Anguish
36. 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
37. Infestum - Monuments Of Exalted
38. Big Elf - Into the Maelstrom
39. Destiny Potato - Lun
40. Inanimate Existence - Never-Ending Cycle Of Atonement
41. Marty Friedman - Inferno
42. Amaranthe - Massive Addictive
43. Qualeaceans - Capture of Ziz
44. Abysmal Dawn - Obsolescence
45. Animals As Leaders - The Joy of Motion
46. Aspherium - The Fall of Therenia
47. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
48. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
49. Hoth - Oathbreaker
50. Ever Since - Bring Out The Gimp
51. Soilwork - Beyond the Infinite
52. 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.
53. Allegaeon - Elements Of The Infinite
54. Tuomas Holopainen - A Lifetime of Adventure
55. Crematory - Antiserum
56. Voyager - V
57. Lascaille's Shroud - Interval 02: Parallel Infinities - The Abscinded Universe
58. Kuolemanlaakso - Tulijoutsen
59. Munarheim - Nacht Und Sturme Werden Licht
60. Wings Denied - Mirrors for a Prince
61. Virgin Snatch - We Serve No One
62. Ludicrous - Altar Boy Discocult
63. Hannes Grossmann - The Radial Covenant
64. Kampfar - Djevelmakt
65. Souldrainer - Architect
66. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
67. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
68. Rise Of Avernus - L'appel Du Vide
69. 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
70. Ea - A Etilla
71. Aborted - The Necrotic Manifesto
72. Casualities of Cool - Casualities of Cool
73. Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter
74. The Contortionist - Language
75. Epitimia - (Un)reality
This double album has enthralled me with all that there is to uncover
76. 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)
77. Separatist - Closure
78. Xandria - Sacrificium
79. Abysmal Torment - Cultivate the Aposta
80. Conquering Dystopia - Conquering Dystopia
81. Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
82. Fear Of Domination - Distorted Delusions
83. Serpents - Pestilence
84. Anette Olzon - Shine
85. Sanctorium - The Depths Inside
86. The Seer - Prologue
87. Escapethecult - All You Want To
88. The Room Colored Charlatan - Primitives
89. 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.
90. Woe Unto Me - A Step Into The Waters Of Forgetfulness
91. Benevolent - The Covenant
92. Transatlantic - Kaleidoscope
Winery Dogs, now this? Portnoy is on a roll.
93. Adrenaline Mob - Men of Honor
Russell Allen's vocals simply put, fucking rock.
94. 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.
95. Hail Spirit Noir - Oi Magoi
96. Re-Armed - Rottendam
97. Van Canto - Dawn Of The Brave
98. Gamma Ray - Empire Of The Undead
99. The Haunted - Eye of the Storm
Still missing something but a tad promising
100. Whitechapel - Our Endless War
101. Morowe - S
102. Killer Be Killed - Killer Be Killed
103. Anathema - Distant Satellites
104. Structures - Life Through A Window
105. Betraying the Martyrs - Phantom
106. Hybrid Circle - A Matter of Circle
107. Edguy - Space Police - Defenders Of The Crown
108. Hour of Penance - Regicide
109. 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.
110. Thyrien - Hymns of the Mortals
111. Lacuna Coil - Broken Crown Halo
112. Profane Omen - Reset
113. Altar Of Betelgeuze - Darkness Sustains The Silence
114. Scythia - ...Of Conquest
115. Benighted - Carnivore Sublime
116. Ringworm - Hammer of the Witch
117. Lorelei - Lore of Lies
118. Within Temptation - Hydra
The song paradise is a sweet song
119. Lethe - When Dreams Become Nightmares
120. Mayan - Antagonise
121. Mechina - Xenon
122. Karkaos - Empire
123. Teramaze - Esoteric Symbolism
124. Eldritch - Tasting the Tears
125. Arkona - Yav
126. Elvenking - The Pagan Manifesto
127. Trollfest - Kaptein Kaos
128. A Sense of Gravity - Travail
129. Frequency Drift - Over
130. The Mire - Glass Cathedrals
131. Tellurion - Tellurion
132. Barbarian - Faith Extinguisher
133. Wide Eyes - Saṃsāra
Nephew of Animals as Leaders and little brother of Pomegranate Tiger?
134. Exodia - Hellbringer
135. Astrophobos - Remnants of Forgotten Horrors
136. Indian - From All Purity
137. Frozen Dawn - Those Of The Cursed Light
138. Vanishing Point - Distant is the Sun
139. Spasmophiliaque - First Step On The Wild Side
140. Xandria - Sacrificium
141. Iced Earth - Plagues Of Babylon
Kinda disappointing, especially compared to their old albums back when I first started listening to theme
142. Eye Of The Enemy - The Vengeance ParadoxShow Me A Dinosaur
Dust
143. Legion Of The Damned - Ravenous Plague
144. Nilfgaard - Enter Fiction
145. Amalthea - In The Woods
146. Magenta Harvest - Volatile Waters
147. Sight of Emptiness - Instincts
148. Soreption - Engineering The Void
149. Shokran - Supreme Truth
150. Ashen Horde - Sanguinum Vindicta
151. Cynic - Kindly Bent To Free Us
152. Stream Of Passion - A War Of Our Own
153. Coprolith - Death March
154. Corpsessed - Abysmal Thresholds
155. Periphery - Clear
156. Maerzfeld - Fremdkörper
157. Spherian - Forge
158. Lay Down Rotten - Deathspell Catharsis
159. Hour Of Penance - Regicide
160. Sabaton - Heroes
161. Persuader - The Fiction Maze
162. Destrage - Are You Kidding Me? No.
163. Prostitute Disfigurement - From Crotch To Crown
164. Elysion - Someplace Better
165. Artificial Brain - Labyrinth Constellation
166. Savage Messiah - The Fateful DarkAlcest
Shelter
167. Grand Magus - Triumph and Power
168. Coffinworm - IV.I.VIII
169. Primal Fear - Delivering the Black
170. Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
171. Appearance of Nothing - A New Beginning
172. Kayser - Read Your Enemy
173. 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?
174. Slough Feg - Digital Resistance
175. Amputated - Dissect, Molest, Ingest
176. Ribspreader - Meathymns
177. Phaze I - Uprising
178. Carnifex - Die Without Hope
179. Allochiria - Omonoia
180. Dead By April - Let The World Know
181. 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.
182. Descend Into Despair - The Bearer Of All Storms
183. Blut Aus Nord - Debemur MoRTi
184. Xenomorphic Contamination - Chasm of no Return
185. Ektomorf - Retribution
186. Sunn O))) / Ulver - Terrestrials [Collaboration]
187. Caliban - Ghost Empire
Past few albums got me back into this band. Sadly this seems all too forgettable. More listens needed though.
188. Dephosphorus - Ravenous Solemnity
189. Hollow My Eyes - Separate
190. Burzum - The Ways of Yore
191. The Unguided - Fragile Immortality
I would enjoy this sooo much more without the Atreyu-like strained vomit vocals.
192. Graveborne - Through The Window Of The Night
193. Have A Nice Life - The Unnatural World
194. Warforged - Essence of the Land
195. Murmur - Murmur
196. The Kennedy Veil - Trinity Of Falsehood
197. Of Man and Machine - Emergence
198. Ænimus - Transcend Reality
199. Ingrimm - Henkt Ihn!
200. Steel Panther - All You Can Eat
201. Black Tongue - Born Hanged
202. Solar Halos - Solar Halos
203. Valtari - Hunter's Pride
Commendable but I feel like there's a lot of other bands doing the same thing and so much better.
204. Valknacht - Le Sacrifice D'Ymir
205. The Ragnarok Prophecy - The Dark Realms
206. Enthrallment - The Voice Of Human Perversity
207. Eternus - Labyrinth of Reason
208. Crosses -
209. Soul Collector - Masters of Madness
210. Skull Fist - Chasing The Dream
211. Lord Symphony - The Lord's Wisdom
212. Axxis - Kingdom of the Night II
213. Axel Rudi Pell - Into The Storm
214. Skindred - Kill The Power
215. Stormwarrior - Thunder & Steele
216. Woods Of Desolation - As The Stars
217. Dread Sovereign - All Hell's Martyrs
218. Buried In Verona - Faceless
219. Helms Alee - Sleepwalking Sailors
220. Man Down - Invasion
221. Midnartiis - Solitary Odes
222. Drofnosura - I
223. Alkerdeel - Dyodyo Asema [Collaboration]
224. Architects - Lost Forever // Lost Together
225. Of Mice And Men - Restoring Force
Odd how such blah stuff is popular here in E-Merica
226. More Than A Thousand - Vol. 5: Lost At Home
227. Throwdown - Intolerance
228. Architects - Lost Forever // Lost Together
229. Amoral - Fallen Leaves & Dead Sparrows
All that spins through my mind is how kickass this band was with Decrowning and now...this?
230. Miss May I - Rise Of The Lion
231. I KIlled The Prom Queen - Beloved
232. Issues - Issues
The kids like this stuff? *shrugs*
233. 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.

Thanks for the comment.

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