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Tops For 2014

A very heavy year for progressive metal and for the first time in 10 years, an unknown band to me takes the crown.

1. Need - Orvam: A Song For Home
2. Vanden Plas - Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)
3. RPWL - Wanted
4. Scar Symmetry - The Singularity (Phase I - Neohumanity)
5. Anubis Gate - Horizons

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Created by FelixtheMetalcat on 26.01.2015



Best Albums In 2014.

1. Freak Kitchen - Cooking With Pagans
2. Threshold - For The Journey
3. Serdce - Timelessness
4. Lux Occulta - Kołysanki
5. Freedom Call - Beyond

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Created by Progpostman on 21.01.2015



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2010-2014: Top 100 Albums (WIP)

2008 might've been my first proper taste of metal, with the acquisition of albums from the likes of Metallica, Megadeth, Black Sabbath and that most grandiose of gateway bands, DragonForce. 2009 might've seen me expanding my palette, with Iron Maiden, Alice In Chains, Avenged Sevenfold, and more entering my world, and Guns N' Roses triumphantly re-entering it. But 2010 was when I delved into more 'intense' stuff with Machine Head, In Flames, and most notably of all, Sylosis, and saw my relationship with metal shift from ever-increasing interest into full-blown love affair. To commemorate this 5-year anniversary, and because I love making lists, I decided to do a retrospective of the best albums and songs that have been released during this time period, and give brief tributes to them. Yay music!

1. Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
2. Sylosis - Monolith
3. Protest The Hero - Volition
4. Orphaned Land - The Never Ending Way Of ORwarriOR
5. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone

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Created by musclassia on 08.01.2015



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2014 Suggestions For The Eclectic Metalhead

Suggestions For The Eclectic Metalhead - 2014 Edition. I spent over half of 2014 NOT absorbing new metal, and thus spent the rest of the year catching up. I'm pretty certain I missed many great albums, as well as missing a few entire genres, so know that this isn't an exhaustive list (and why it is only 30 instead of 50). These albums all easily rate an 8 or higher and are my favorite and most recommended albums. If your tastes are equally varied, please recommend me your favorites in return!

1. Evenoire - Herons
2. Evergrey - Hymns for the Broken
3. Wayfarer - Children Of The Iron Age
4. November-7 - Awaraxid 7mg
5. Sivyj Yar - From The Dead Villages' Darkness

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Created by Susan on 04.01.2015



Best Albums Of 2014

These are my favourite albums of 2014. You can find this list, together with some sentences about the albums, in my blog

http://forsakenatthegates.blogspot.se/

1. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun
2. Teramaze - Esoteric Symbolism
3. Anubis Gate - Horizons
4. Delain - The Human Contradiction
5. Vanden Plas - Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)

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Created by sharkruisher on 03.01.2015



My Top Albums For The Year 2014

My top 20 albums for the year 2014, in no particular order

1. Vanden Plas - Chronicles of the Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)
2. Anubis Gate - Horizons
3. Brainstorm - Firesoul
4. Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen
5. Threshold - For the Journey

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Created by Brunoredsox on 12.12.2014



Metal Storm Awards 2014 Predictions: Who Are The Favorites?

One of the most anticipated activities in MS is to decide which are
the outstanding albums of the year. In this list, some favorites are presented for this coveted award.

1. Soen - Tellurian
2. Aenaon - Extance
3. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
4. Morbus Chron - Sweven
5. Animals As Leaders - The Joy Of Motion

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Created by DoomRules on 05.12.2014



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2014 Cont.

Cos, y'know, same shiz different year. Ran out of space again so will post final album opinions in comments.

1. Infestus - The Reflecting Void
2. Dirge - Hyperion
3. Nero Di Marte - Derivae
4. Steve Rothery - The Ghosts Of Pripyat
5. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere

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Created by musclassia on 28.09.2014



Anubis Gate - Best To Worst

Sort of stumbled upon Anubis Gate. Not too often do you see the bassist as lead singer/frontman of the band. It's hard to place the specific sound of the band since they're a blend of power and progressive metal. They're a great band that I would highly recommend checking out.

1. Anubis Gate - Anubis Gate
2. Anubis Gate - Andromeda Unchained
3. Anubis Gate - Horizons
4. Anubis Gate - The Detached
5. Anubis Gate - A Perfect Forever

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Created by EmeraldSword on 11.06.2014



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Favorite Albums Of 2014

not too many discoveries, due to being too busy

1. Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
2. Primal Fear - Delivering The Black
3. Epica - The Quantum Enigma
4. Cyntia - Limit Break
5. Mary's Blood - Countdown To Evolution

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Created by Pierre Tombale on 04.06.2014



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2014: The Cold March Towards Eternal Brightness

Past fanaticism aside, this list endeavors to be a much more concise, less insane venture. I intend only to include albums I really like, which admittedly doesn't entail a great amount so far this year. So I'll start out small, and hopefully it will balloon out from there.

Ordered by preference, though always subject to change.

1. Spectral Lore - III
2. Anubis Gate - Horizons
3. Bloodway - Sunstone Voyager and the Clandestine Horizon
4. Prajna - The Summer Eclipse
5. Hail Spirit Noir - Oi Magoi

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Created by strade on 04.05.2014



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2014 - Leth's List Of Likables (Non-Metal Inclusive)

Pretty much every album that's caught my attention over the year, including non-metal. (Variety is a virtue, y'know )

I'll only be commenting on albums that I've given enough time to really form an opinion on. Chances are albums that failed to interest me beyond a first listen will eventually be removed from the list.

1. Swans - To Be Kind
2. Darren Korb - Transistor Original Soundtrack
3. Bent Knee - Shiny Eyed Babies
4. Gazpacho - Demon
5. Vampillia - My Beautiful Twisted Nightmares In Aurora Rainbow Darkness

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Created by Lethrokai on 11.04.2014



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robpal's 2014 as it goes...

My list of 2014 likes (to be expanded). Notes can and will change during the year, since I like listening to albums multiple times and have a really good view before the final note.

I'd say 3/5 is my default note, just an okay CD with nothing spectacular.

1. Soen - Tellurian
2. Opeth - Pale Communion
3. Evergrey - Hymns For The Broken
4. Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel
5. Threshold - For The Journey

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Created by robpal on 31.03.2014



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Best Of 2014 So Far (mostly progressive)

Rating:
10 - Allmost impossible to get. The band need to create something astronomical good.
9 - Only the best albums of the year gets this.
8 - A really good album on all levels.
7 - A good album, but nothing special.
6 - An average album with some good songs.
5 - Not a good album, maybe 1 or 2 good songs.
4 and below - I rather not waste my time on it...

1. -------9-------
2. Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel
3. Behemoth - The Satanist
4. Vanden Plas - Chronicles Of The Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)
5. Beyond Creation - Earthborn Evolution

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Created by zarahuztra on 12.03.2014



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Best Albums Of 2014 XIV- As It Progresses (Updated Weekly)

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.

1. Buckethead - Pikes 42-129
2. Vader - Tibi et Igni
3. Mors Principium Est - Dawn of the 5th Era
4. Delain - The Human Contradiction
5. Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun

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Created by EnigmaLake on 16.02.2014



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