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

Created by: Draugen | 06.03.2014



1. Nasheim - Solens Vemod
(9.0) Atmospheric Black
2. Ophis - Abhorrence In Opulence
(9.0) Death/Doom
3. Lethian Dreams - Red Silence Lodge
(9.0) Atmospheric Doom
4. Earth - Primitive And Deadly
(9.0) Psychedelic Doom
5. Fungoid Stream - Prehuman Shapes
(9.0) Funeral Doom/Ambient
6. Monarch - Sabbracadaver
(9.0) Sludge/Drone/Doom
7. Spectral Lore - III
(9.0) Atmospheric Black/Ambient
8. Blues Pills - Blues Pills
(9.0) Psychedelic Rock
9. The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li
(9.0) Atmospheric Black/Post
10. Dread Sovereign - All Hell's Martyrs
(8.5) Traditional Doom
11. Emptiness - Nothing But The Whole
(8.5) Blackened Death
12. Profetus - As All Seasons Die
(8.5) Funeral Doom
13. Kuolemanlaakso - Tulijoutsen
(8.5) Death/Doom
14. The Wounded Kings - Consolamentum
(8.5) Traditional Doom
15. Panopticon - Roads To The North
(8.5) Atmospheric Black
16. Dirge - Hyperion
(8.0) Atmospheric Sludge/Doom
17. Rise Of Avernus - L'Appel Du Vide
(8.0) Gothic/Doom
18. Sólstafir - Ótta
(8.0) Post-Rock
19. Saor - Aura
(8.0) Atmospheric Black/Folk
20. Slow - Unsleep
(8.0) Funeral Doom
21. Ancient Bards - A New Dawn Ending
(8.0) Symphonic/Power
22. Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden
(8.0) Traditional Doom
23. A Sound Of Thunder - The Lesser Key Of Solomon
(8.0) Heavy
24. Electric Citizen - Sateen
(8.0) Psychedelic Rock
25. Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend
(8.0) Stoner/Doom
26. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
(8.0) Atmospheric Black/Post
27. Altar Of Betelgeuze - Darkness Sustains The Silence
(8.0) Death/Doom/Stoner
28. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
(8.0) Atmospheric Black
29. TOAD - Vacant Face
(7.5) Blackened Sludge
30. Mournful Congregation - Concrescence Of The Sophia
(7.5) Funeral Doom
31. Taatsi - Amidst The Trees
(7.5) Atmospheric Black
32. Doom:VS - Earthless
(7.5) Death/Doom
33. The Moon And The Nightspirit - Holdrejtek
(7.5) Neofolk
34. Hail Spirit Noir - Oi Magoi
(7.5) Blackened Progressive
35. Stilla - Ensamhetens Andar
(7.0) Atmospheric Black
36. Nucleus Torn - Street Lights Fail
(7.0) Alternative
37. Myrkur - Myrkur
(7.0) Atmospheric Black
38. Gazpacho - Demon
(7.0) Progressive Rock
39. Solar Halos - Solar Halos
(7.0) Stoner/Doom
40. Woods Of Desolation - As The Stars
(7.0) Atmospheric Black
41. Castle - Under Siege
(7.0) Traditional Doom/Heavy
42. Darkest Era - Severance
(7.0) Heavy
43. Lurk - Kaldera
(7.0) Sludge/Doom
44. Skogen - I Döden
(7.0) Atmospheric Black
45. Shattered Hope - Waters Of Lethe
(6.5) Death/Doom
46. Mortals - Cursed To See The Future
(6.5) Blackened Sludge
47. Harakiri For The Sky - Aokigahara
(6.5) Atmospheric Black/Post
48. Lantlôs - Melting Sun
(6.0) Post-Rock
49. Kypck - Имена на стене
(6.0) Traditional Doom
50. Funeral Moth - Dense Fog
(6.0) Funeral Doom
51. Empyrium - The Turn Of The Tides
(6.0) Neofolk
52. Ides Of Gemini - Old World New Wave
(6.0) Psychedelic Post
53. Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestite
(6.0) Ambient
54. Auriga - Reflection Of The Majestic
(5.5) Atmospheric Black/Ambient
55. Thou - Heathen
(5.0) Sludge/Doom
56. Cult Of Herodias - Cult Of Herodias
(5.0) Atmospheric Doom



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Diverge - 24.05.2014 at 18:48  
Gotta check out that Lethian Dreams one. Interesting.
Draugen - 24.05.2014 at 19:47  
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.
tea[m]ster - 25.05.2014 at 18:09  
Some shit right up my alley. Check my list too for some other shit probably right up YOUR alley.
Draugen - 28.05.2014 at 13:50  
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.
Erik M. - 14.06.2014 at 00:27  
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.
Draugen - 14.06.2014 at 16:24  
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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