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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. Usnea - Random Cosmic Violence
(9.0) Black/Doom
3. Mono - The Last Dawn
(9.0) Post-Rock
4. Ophis - Abhorrence In Opulence
(9.0) Death/Doom
5. Lethian Dreams - Red Silence Lodge
(9.0) Atmospheric Doom
6. Earth - Primitive And Deadly
(9.0) Psychedelic Doom
7. Fungoid Stream - Prehuman Shapes
(9.0) Funeral Doom/Ambient
8. Blues Pills - Blues Pills
(9.0) Psychedelic Rock
9. Deadwood - Picturing A Sense Of Loss
(9.0) Atmospheric Black/Post
10. Monarch - Sabbracadaver
(9.0) Sludge/Drone/Doom
11. The Great Old Ones - Tekeli-Li
(9.0) Atmospheric Black/Post
12. Spectral Lore - III
(9.0) Atmospheric Black/Ambient
13. Giant Squid - Minoans
(8.5) Post/Doom
14. Profetus - As All Seasons Die
(8.5) Funeral Doom
15. Fen - Carrion Skies
(8.5) Atmospheric Black/Post
16. Ghost Bath - Funeral
Depressive Black/Post
17. Dread Sovereign - All Hell's Martyrs
(8.5) Traditional Doom
18. Wayfarer - Children Of The Iron Age
(8.5) Atmospheric Black
19. Mono - Rays Of Darkness
(8.5) Post-Rock
20. Alunah - Awakening The Forest
(8.5) Stoner/Doom
21. Mare Cognitum - Phobos Monolith
(8.5) Atmospheric Black
22. Witch Mountain - Mobile Of Angels
(8.5) Stoner/Doom
23. Falls Of Rauros - Believe In No Coming Shore
(8.5) Atmospheric Black
24. The Wounded Kings - Consolamentum
(8.5) Traditional Doom
25. Lethe - When Dreams Become Nightmares
(8.0) Experimental
26. Lenore S. Fingers - Inner Tales
(8.0) Gothic
27. Dirge - Hyperion
(8.0) Atmospheric Sludge/Doom
28. Rise Of Avernus - L'Appel Du Vide
(8.0) Gothic/Doom
29. Emptiness - Nothing But The Whole
(8.0) Blackened Death
30. Panopticon - Roads To The North
(8.0) Atmospheric Black
31. Kuolemanlaakso - Tulijoutsen
(8.0) Death/Doom
32. Menace Ruine - Venus Armata
(8.0) Drone/Neofolk
33. Triosphere - The Heart Of The Matter
(8.0) Progressive/Power
34. Saor - Aura
(8.0) Atmospheric Black/Folk
35. Slow - Unsleep
(8.0) Funeral Doom
36. Ancient Bards - A New Dawn Ending
(8.0) Symphonic/Power
37. Sólstafir - Ótta
(8.0) Post-Rock
38. Fvnerals - The Light
(8.0) Ambient/Post
39. Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden
(8.0) Traditional Doom
40. A Sound Of Thunder - The Lesser Key Of Solomon
(8.0) Heavy
41. Electric Citizen - Sateen
(8.0) Psychedelic Rock
42. Helevorn - Compassion Forlorn
(8.0) Gothic/Doom
43. Yob - Clearing The Path To Ascend
(8.0) Stoner/Doom
44. Altar Of Betelgeuze - Darkness Sustains The Silence
(8.0) Death/Doom/Stoner
45. TOAD - Vacant Face
(7.5) Blackened Sludge
46. Sivyj Yar - From The Dead Villages' Darkness
(7.5) Atmospheric Black
47. Arcana Coelestia - Nomas
(7.5) Funeral Doom/Black
48. Omit - Medusa Truth, Part 1
(7.5) Atmospheric Doom
49. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
(7.5) Atmospheric Black
50. The Oath - The Oath
(7.5) Heavy/Doom
51. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
(7.5) Atmospheric Black/Post
52. Mournful Congregation - Concrescence Of The Sophia
(7.5) Funeral Doom
53. Taatsi - Amidst The Trees
(7.5) Atmospheric Black
54. Arctic Sleep - Passage Of Gaia
(7.5) Traditional Doom/Post
55. The Moon And The Nightspirit - Holdrejtek
(7.5) Neofolk
56. Hail Spirit Noir - Oi Magoi
(7.5) Blackened Progressive
57. Black Moth - Condemned To Hope
(7.5) Stoner
58. The Slow Death - Majestic Downfall/The Slow Death [Split]
(7.0) Death/Doom
59. Occultation - Silence In The Ancestral House
(7.0) Psychedelic Doom
60. Death Penalty - Death Penalty
(7.0) Heavy/Doom
61. Stilla - Ensamhetens Andar
(7.0) Atmospheric Black
62. The Sabbathian - Ritual Rites
(7.0) Traditional Doom
63. Nucleus Torn - Street Lights Fail
(7.0) Alternative
64. Gazpacho - Demon
(7.0) Progressive Rock
65. Solar Halos - Solar Halos
(7.0) Stoner/Doom
66. Woods Of Desolation - As The Stars
(7.0) Atmospheric Black
67. Castle - Under Siege
(7.0) Heavy/Doom
68. Voices - London
(7.0) Blackened Death
69. Myrkur - Myrkur
(7.0) Atmospheric Black
70. Darkest Era - Severance
(7.0) Heavy
71. Lurk - Kaldera
(7.0) Sludge/Doom
72. Skogen - I Döden
(7.0) Atmospheric Black
73. Shattered Hope - Waters Of Lethe
(6.5) Death/Doom
74. Mortals - Cursed To See The Future
(6.5) Blackened Sludge
75. Harakiri For The Sky - Aokigahara
(6.5) Atmospheric Black/Post
76. Clouds - Doliu
(6.5) Atmospheric Doom
77. Doom:VS - Earthless
(6.0) Death/Doom
78. Lantlôs - Melting Sun
(6.0) Post-Rock
79. Kypck - Имена на стене
(6.0) Traditional Doom
80. Funeral Moth - Dense Fog
(6.0) Funeral Doom
81. Empyrium - The Turn Of The Tides
(6.0) Neofolk
82. Ides Of Gemini - Old World New Wave
(6.0) Psychedelic Post
83. Wolves In The Throne Room - Celestite
(6.0) Ambient
84. Auriga - Reflection Of The Majestic
(5.5) Atmospheric Black/Ambient
85. Thou - Heathen
(5.0) Sludge/Doom
86. 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.
Lionthrone - 29.11.2014 at 06:09  
Draugen, I like the list a lot and am hoping you're still updating it?
Draugen - 01.12.2014 at 20:40  
Written by Lionthrone on 29.11.2014 at 06:09

Draugen, I like the list a lot and am hoping you're still updating it?


Thanks!

Yes, I still update it every now and then, although not as frequently as I used to.
Lionthrone - 03.12.2014 at 04:48  
Written by Draugen on 01.12.2014 at 20:40

Written by Lionthrone on 29.11.2014 at 06:09

Draugen, I like the list a lot and am hoping you're still updating it?


Thanks!

Yes, I still update it every now and then, although not as frequently as I used to.


Good to know. Thanks. :]
Erik M. - 04.12.2014 at 23:21  
Clouds, Doom:VS and Empyrium all so low? That's a shame because I really like the ranking aside from those 3 albums.

I agree with Nashaim, Ophis, Fungoid Stream and Spectral lore all being top 10 material.
Draugen - 05.12.2014 at 18:00  
Written by Erik M. on 04.12.2014 at 23:21

Clouds, Doom:VS and Empyrium all so low? That's a shame because I really like the ranking aside from those 3 albums.

I agree with Nashaim, Ophis, Fungoid Stream and Spectral lore all being top 10 material.


Clouds take on melodic death/doom is way too cheesy for my taste and I just can't take it serious because of that. The second track is great though. Doom:VS latest was a huge disappointment for me as I was hoping for it to be in the vein of the first two albums but instead it ended up being a watered down Saturnus album. Lastly I can't even remember anything about Empyrium's album so there is that. I was never a huge fan of the band to begin with and find them to be quite overrated to be honest.

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