Thursday, January 8, 2015

Top 10 Bandcamp Metal Releases of 2014

Written by Kevin Page.

We all love year end lists, right? Well, here's 10 pieces of music you should own in your Bandcamp collection. Let us know your favorites in the comments section.


10. Vanhelgd - Relics of Sulphur Salvation

My review.


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9. Temple of Void - Of Terror and the Supernatural

It gives you that feeling of being flattened like a pancake, but it sounds so good you really don't mind. In fact, it will put a huge grin on your face.


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8. Infestus - The Reflecting Void

One of those albums I heard earlier in the year and thought, "okay" and I bookmarked it. I then listened to it last month and was like "WOW". I'm just thankful I had the good sense to revisit it.


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7. Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel

How do you follow up a debut album that was critically acclaimed and avoid the sophomore jinx? By eating vegemite and avoiding drop bears every day, that's how!


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6. Emptiness - Nothing but the Whole

My review.


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5. Swallowed - Lunarterial

My review.


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4. Hail Spirit Noir - Oi Magoi

One could use about 10 adjectives to describe their sound. I'll simply let you decide for yourself. But please go in with an open mind and no preconceived notions. Unless of course you heard their debut, Pneuma, then you can just expect more of the same, but better in every regard.


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3. Aenaon - Extance

I'm so happy they finally made this available on Bandcamp last month. The album came out in January and it drove me nuts that I couldn't review it here or had a nice handy link to share with friends for them to check out. Now that this has been rectified, do yourself a huuuuuuuge favor and listen.


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2. Universe217 - Ease

My review.


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1. Majestic Downfall / The Slow Death - Split

My review.


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Tagged with 2014, Aenaon, Aural Music, black metal, Debemur Morti Productions, Hail Spirit Noir, Infestus, Kevin Page, Ne Obliviscaris, progressive metal, Season of Mist
4 comments:
  1. Thanks for the reminder on Hail Spirit Noir--I remember it getting a lot of buzz when it came out, but since it wasn't on Bandcamp at the time, I promptly forgot about it.

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    1. My big take away from this list is Infestus - The Reflecting Void. What an enthralling album. Kevin told me "You should buy a copy for a friend it's that good" and I agree. So here's a stealth giveaway: The first non Metal Bandcamp contributor that sends me an email with that sentence in the subject gets a Bandcamp download code for the album.

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    2. Their last one, "E x | i s t" is equally enthralling if you haven't experienced it yet. I listened to it on endless loop when it came out.

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    3. Oh. I'm getting that one too then :)

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