TovH’s Best of 2014: HessianHunter, Guacamole Jim, Leif Bearikson, & Stockhausen

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The Toilet ov Hell’s writers are running down their favorite releases of 2014. Today HessianHunter, Guacamole Jim, Leif Berikson, and Stockhausen are sharing their top 10 lists. Let’s publicly mock them together:


Hessian Hunter

10. Noble BeastNoble Beast /// Transcript of actual typical Noble Beast stage banter – “Minnesota! How many of you out there like heavy shit? And how many of you like fast shit? Now how many of you, if there was a Venn diagram with two circles, one representing fast shit and one representing heavy shit, would like the portion contained within both circles, which would be shit that is both fast AND heavy!?!? If that’s you, you’ll love this song – it’s called ‘DISINTEGRATING FORCE’.”

9. PriestsBodies And Control And Money And Power /// Righteous D.I.Y. feminist/political gothy post-punk from D.C. You’re jamming.

8. RevocationDeathless /// I thought Revocation’s last release was a big misstep, but on this record they oriented more strongly toward their death metal influence and they sound like a fresh band all over again for it. They still bring the subtle theatrics that made their early releases so charming; the script is just a bit more adult now.

7. Ire WolvesThe Ascetic /// “Hard-stomping post-metal from America’s scalp.” Read my full review  of Duluth’s finest here.

6. Oozing WoundEarth Suck /// Finally there’s more sludge thrash in my life. Stoners like to play fast sometimes too, man.

5. CollapseApocalyptic Key EP /// This band is inspiring to me on a dozen levels. Did you even know you needed Dischord-crust in your life? I didn’t before I heard Collapse. Consider this further proof that punk is only dead if you stopped paying attention.

4. Devin TownsendCasualties of Cool /// My most listened to record to come out this year. IMO Hevy Devy is much better at folk-rock than metal these days. Also, this lady sangs real pretty.

3. Beyond CreationEarthborn Evolution /// Thanks to this album I am now sexually attracted to the fretless bass guitar. And nothing else.

2. Code OrangeI Am King /// If you know, you know. If you don’t know, get out of the fucking way. MY WORLD. I AM KING.

1. Helms AleeSleepwalking Sailors /// Hypnotic undersea sludgeventures with TONE on top of TONE. Helms Alee bring it even harder live than when recorded, so relish any opportunity you get to see this band slay face in your neighborhood.

Honorable Mentions

CloudkickerLittle Histories /// Cloudkicker just nails it every fucking time, man. Little Histories is tranquil, longing, sorrowful, lonely, and inspiring – all in five little tracks. All hail the king of the 8-string.

PampersRight Tonight 7-Inch /// This right here is how you fucking punk rock. I listened to this EP for 12 seconds before pausing the track and hopping on my bike to go to catch their show at 7th Street Entry last month. Right Tonight is 9 minutes of gleeful mania; its only crime is being too short.

HumanflyAwesome Science /// According to Spotify, my number one played artist of 2014 was Humanfly. My most played album was the album Awesome Science by Humanfly. My 6 most listened to songs are the 6 songs on the album Awesome Science by Humanfly. This record came out in 2013, but it was the absolute defining piece of music for me this year. All other sounds are now held to the standard Humanfly set with this record, and so far nothing has met the challenge. I’m not sure when they will, to be honest. RIP.


Guacamole Jim

10. Code Orange I Am King: One of my favourite recommendations from the Toilet, Code Orange’s I Am King hits me just where it counts — it sounds heavy. Too many albums these days scoop out all the crushing weight of their guitars, bass, and drums for clarity; Code Orange doesn’t make that mistake.

9. Freak KitchenCooking With Pagans: I know Freak Kitchen is a bit of an acquired taste, and not everybody enjoys them. But for those of us that do, Cooking With Pagans was an absolutely tip-top example of their songsmithing, with IA continuing to blow my mind with insane guitar solos. A stellar rock album.

8. MagmaRïah sahïltaahk: Yes, it’s a re-recording of a much older piece, but it’s still great to hear that Magma still have the magic over 40 years since their founding. Christian Vander’s playing has grown subtler over the years, yet has lost none of its originality which is such an integral part of Magma’s sound.

7. MastodonOnce More ‘Round the Sun: It’s Mastodon. ‘Nuff said.

6. Charli XCXSucker: In all honesty, I haven’t heard the full album yet (because I’m not super famous, so she hasn’t responded to any of my emails requesting an advance copy). However, all the tracks I’ve heard from it I absolutely love. Charli XCX is a pop singer for a grittier audience, and while her lyrical themes are pretty vapid, her music is raw-er and gnarlier than what you expect from pop produced in this generation.

5. Kayo DotCoffins on Io: A beautiful, haunting masterpiece. The first time I heard “The Mortality of Doves” I knew this album was going to be a solid contender for my top ten list, and it only continued to grow on me. It has become my go-to album when I need to take a break from the high energy of most of the music I listen to.

4. FallujahThe Flesh Prevails: This album would have been higher (maybe even making the number 1 spot) if it weren’t for the production. Even so, Fallujah managed to create a glorious, intricate tapestry of sound and emotion on The Flesh Prevails. The album needs to be listened to as a whole, and the listener needs to allow her/himself to become lost in the ebb and flow, the brutality and the beauty.

3. Dirty LoopsLoopified: It probably comes as no surprise that this secured a spot in my top ten. I’ve been bumping Loopified for months and months, and it’s still as fresh and enjoyable as the first time I heard it. I wrote an article about this album — go and check it out.

2. Death GripsThe Powers That B (pt. 1: Niggas on the Moon): Death Grips’ use of Bjork’s sampled vocals on their first installation of The Powers That B showcased a brand new side of Death Grips — which is exactly the reason they keep winning me over, album to album. It’s still a Death Grips album, through and through, but it’s a new Death Grips album, not just in terms of date of release, but in terms of sonic freshness. Also: “Black Quarterback.”

1. Baring TeethGhost Chorus Among Old Ruins: As soon as I heard this album, I knew it was my top pick for the year. I’m aware it hasn’t been out very long, but it captivated me from first listen in a way that few albums have ever done. To the casual listener it would sound like meaningless noise; still, I felt a deep sense of purpose in the chaos, a fragile beauty hidden in filth. It challenged me as a listener, yet was not so far beyond my understanding to be unobtainable. It is the perfect balance between listenability and self-indulgence, and though the line it walks is sometimes in danger of leaving the audience behind, it always offers enough to keep those who desire more from music willing to listen and re-listen to unfold the myriad layers of complexity. This is not an album for the faint of heart, but it is an album for those who enjoy fighting through difficulty to reach a reward, and who embrace the struggle as an essential part of that realization.

Honourable Mentions:
CynicKindly Bent to Free Us
Death From Above 1979The Physical World


Leif Bearikson

10. PanopticonRoads to the North : How can you go wrong with Kentucky fried black metal? The short answer is you can’t. The fifth full length by Austin Lunn pulls you in with some of the best black metal you’ve heard this year, but keeps you with its beautiful, introspective bluegrass moments.

9. MastodonOnce More ‘Round the Sun : OMRTS feels like the missing link between Crack the Skye and The Hunter. It lacks the impact and all out weirdness of the former, but isn’t as stripped down as the latter. Regardless of where it fits, it is filled with some of the catchiest jams recorded in 2014.

8. YOBClearing the Path to Ascend : If it wasn’t abundantly clear that Mike Scheidt can do no wrong before, it certainly is now. Almost 20 years into Yob’s existence, this feels like their definitive statement.

7. BehemothThe Satanist : Speaking of bands releasing their best album well into their career. It felt like at points this year people got more caught up in the story behind The Satanist and didn’t let music stand on its own. Not only does stand tall, it towers over Behemoth’s discography thus far and a good chunk of music released this year.

6. Bastard SaplingInstinct is Forever : Three-fifths of Inter Arma use their power for evil in this years most anthemic black metal release. Listen to “My Spine Will Be My Noose” and just try not throatily wailing along.

5. TriptykonMelana Chasmata : The opening bass line in “Boleskine House.” Need I say more?

4. Artificial BrainLabyrinth Constellation : Before listening to the lead single from Labyrinth Constellation, “Absorbing Black Ignition” I thought to myself “Oh cool, a side project by the guitarist in Revocation that isn’t Dave Davidson.” That thought was immediately thrown out the window as in one fell swoop Artificial Brain totally outdid anything ever released by Revocation.

3. Inter ArmaThe Cavern : An EP!? “Blasphemy!” you cry. I assure you, though, that this is no mere EP. Weighing in at 45 minutes, The Cavern is a singular song that doubles as your new favorite roller coaster. There are the requisite peaks and valleys, but they launch you at space shuttle speeds and drop you like The Superman at Six Flags. Between this and last year’s Sky Burial, Inter Arma have become THE band to watch in metal.

2. HorrendousEcdysis : Would you have guessed that the best OSDM album to come out this year would be from the upstarts in Horrendous? A year that saw releases from Autopsy, Obituary AND Incantation? The second that the main riff for The Stranger kicks in you know you’re in for a treat, and Ecdysis never lets up. Every song delivers and stands up to the best offerings from their peers. Oh, and just look at that fucking album art!

1. PallbearerFoundations of Burden : Pallbearer songs feel like an epic journey across great sadness. Unlike Sorrow and Extinction, their latest LP starts of with a sense of immediacy (on a doom album? GET OUT). Instead of sorrowful acoustics, you’re greeted with a sorrowful lead and some crushingly down tuned heartbreak. For anyone concerned (or hoping) that Pallbearer was going to be a one and done band, Foundations of Burden has one thing to say to you: Pallbearer is here to stay.


Stockhausen

I questioned who I am as a human being several times in the making of this stupid list. I was assaulted day after day with great album after great album, and who knows what kind of damage I cause to those around me (none of whom cares about metal) by talking endlessly about things like plague beasts or stars on right horns of crescents or whatever. We here at the Toilet have suffered that you may prosper; by the blood of our ears are your libraries kept stocked. This is my list.

10. QualeaceansCapture of Ziz (avant-garde) Independent

I encountered a huge number of bands this year that really challenged me (in a good way) as a listener, and Qualeaceans was surely one of them. Their debut album is a single, multi-movement work that contains ideas of minimalism, improvisation, aleatoric chance, and straight up weirdness. This thing is a truly surreal experience, and they make me (the dead German avant-garde composer) mighty proud.

9. Secret Cutter – Self Titled (grind/sludge) Independent

Mixing grind and sludge is a delicate art, but this two-guitar-and-drums trio makes it happen in the absolute heaviest fashion imaginable. You heard me talk about them on two separate occasions, so their presence here was pretty much a given. Get this album.

8. Black Crown InitiateThe Wreckage of Stars (progressive death metal) eOne Music

The thing I love about this album is that it’s smart and it doesn’t try to be anything it’s not. It’s technical without being “techy,” it has progressive elements without being “proggy,” it simply centers itself on great riffs, maintaining interest, and solid songwriting. It’s a great album to depend on for an always enjoyable listen.

7.  Artificial BrainLabyrinth Constellation (technical death metal) Profound Lore Records

You’d think this would be a no-brainer, but I have a confession: I was not sold on this when it first came out. The ultra-low gutturals just didn’t jive with me, but thanks to W. blathering on and on about their majesty, it really, really grew on me. So when list time rolled around, it was a no-brainer indeed.

6. PyrrhonThe Mother of Virtues (weird death metal)

Like I said, lots of stuff challenged me this year. Hanging on during some of the more out-there sections of this album is a wild ride, and it’s just so nasty and intoxicating that I couldn’t stop coming back to it. A big thanks goes out to our pal Edward for never shutting up about them. It’s not personal.

5. The Great Old OnesTekeli-li (post-black metal) Les Acteurs de l’Ombre Productions

Huge. Cold. Uncaring. Unshakeable. Unstoppable. This album cemented itself on my top ten from the first pre-release single. There are things beyond the ability of our mortal minds to grasp, and this album puts those things into musical form for us unwashed masses.

4. Baring Teeth – Ghost Chorus Among Old Ruins (death metal) Willowtip

2014 saw some excellent releases from weird, nasty death metal bands, and Baring Teeth fought it out for their brand of dissonant, riff-driven bile to rise above the competition. I went on about the great parts of this album in a review, so just go ahead and buy it already.

3. Schizoid LloydThe Last Note in God’s Magnus Opus (progressive/avant-garde) Blood Music

It’s like a band took ideas from Cynic, Atheist, 70s prog, early Dream Theater, Kaizer’s Orchestra, and then figured out how to not make everyone hate it. It may sound snooty when you list the influences a listener can hear, but holy cow this album rips its way through some truly, truly fascinating ideas in a carnival freak show of diversity. It was physically impossible for me not to include this on my list.

2. Cloak of AlteringPlague Beasts (electronic/avant-garde black metal) Crucial Blast Records

I remember the day I came across Mories (on my own, Christian can’t claim this one), the dark genius behind Cloak of Altering and a thousand other projects. There was probably lightning and maybe an earthquake, but the point is that it was a transformative moment in which I was suddenly aware of a world that I needed to put inside my ears. Plagues Beasts was released a few months after that initial discovery, and it wasn’t even a question for me. This album is genius, madness, and a giant middle finger wrapped up in one package and cast into the void.

1. ThantifaxathSacred White Noise (black metal) Dark Descent Records

I didn’t really have to think very hard about this spot, it always felt like this album needed to be there. To illustrate my point, I bought this album three times: I bought a digital copy on Bandcamp thinking that would be fine, then saw a CD in a store and figured I might as well pick up a physical copy, then I saw a vinyl in a store and obviously had to buy it. This perfectly paced, brutish black metal album finds some places within to include touches of raw death metal, and it is incessantly, never-endingly dark. Get it.

Honorable Mentions:

MamaleekHe Never Spoke a Mumblin’ Word (electronic/experimental black metal) The Flenser
GridlinkLonghena (grindcore) Handshake, Inc.
Wreck and ReferenceWant (experimental/electronic post-metal) The Flenser

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  • Stockhausen

    This is the absolute best thing you’ve ever written, Joe.
    (jk hugz)

    • Edward #negrod4eva

      Stocky <3

  • Hey, Leif!! Horrendous >>>>>>>>>>>>>> <3 I'm loving this record the more I spin it!

    • Howard Dean

      Link, you’re my kind of dude! You like Horrendous, and you supply the Toilet with a never ending supply of brutal street fight videos and South American prison disfigurements.

      • NefariousDude

        Now if we could only get a taco stand…

        • Howard Dean

          Holy fuck could I eat a pile of carnitas right now.

        • I ate today a crazy shawarma/taco mix lol. This was the meat they used:

          http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1WqqkWkjGgI/UaZV1w9s1VI/AAAAAAAABjM/efstJ45UhgE/s1600/DSCN2517.JPG

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            That sounds amazing. I’ve never heard of shwarma tacos.

          • Pretty weird, jajaja, but it was a very tasteful mix:

            Arabic bread (We call here Pan Pita: Pita Bread)
            Carne Mechada ^^^^
            Ketchup, mayo and mustard.
            Cheese
            Ham
            Ruffles like, mini chips.

            nomnomnomnomonom

          • Guacamole Jim

            I’m strangely hungry, even though that looks a little bit like tapeworms.

          • It’s called Carne Mechada. it’s a stew with meat in worm like form. Pretty radikvlt

          • VVorld Peace

            Hey Link, do they have horchata in Venezuela?

          • Horchata is colombian. I’ve saw a lot of people selling that in the city (I live near the border with Colombia). I’ve never tasted that, I think I would just for cultural curiosity 😛

          • VVorld Peace

            You can get it in some of the more authentic Mexican places here. i really like it.

          • They do the Horchata hot, too?. Mexican food is very delicious. Peruvian too. I don’t like too much the colombian one, they use rice for everything. I went there a couple of times and always hated those rice empanadas…

          • VVorld Peace

            I’ve only had it cold.

          • It’s made with rice, too?

          • VVorld Peace

            I believe so.

          • Venezuela have one drink like horchata, made with rice too. We call it Chicha. It’s served with sugary condensed milk and cinnamon. It’s perfect for the afternoons:

            http://a136.idata.over-blog.com/400×713/4/06/68/69/VARIOS/CHICHA-CRIOLLA-VENEZOLANA.jpg

          • VVorld Peace

            That sounds just like the horchata I’ve had.

          • Horchata tastes like the milk left in the bowl after eating all the Cinnamon Toast Crunch. And in no way is that a bad thing.

          • VVorld Peace

            Nailed it.

          • sounds like it would go great with a lil’ Rumchata added

          • dudebro, Peruvian is the trillest. also, have you tried Nicaraguan?

          • not nicaraguan yet. I want to try that and cuban

          • Edward #negrod4eva

            Horchata >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

          • GL

            MrBojanglesMom>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

            GL

          • NefariousDude

            Never had shwarma! I hope it didn’t fuck up ur taco!

          • In my hometown there are a lot of arabs communities that putted a lot of restaurants of their typical food <3 I like their food. I've eated: shawarma, kipe and falafel

          • KJM

            Shawarma is love, shawarma is life.

          • VVorld Peace

            I’ve been to the Middle East a couple times, and I love Middle Eastern food.

          • NefariousDude

            Cool. Didn’t know they had Arabs in venuzuela

          • Venezuela in the XX century had a LOT of international cultures inside because the petroleum companies. In my hometown we got arabs, italians and chinese. Even greeks, spanish and north americans. Our relationship with them was always friendly and good, that’s because the venezuelan people is historically and culturally very open and inclusive with all kind of cultures.

            In my hometown, the people from United States were the most respected, because they always were the managers and leaders of the petroleum explorations. We have a lot of words in this region of the country derivated from the english, even: like Guachimán (from Watchman), that means that: guard or watchman. 😛

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES
          • VVorld Peace

            That’s funny you mention that about guachiman. I visited Honduras once, and people there could not pronounce my name because it starts with a w, so they just replaced the w with a gu.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Geez, you sound very well-traveled W

          • VVorld Peace

            I’ve been to Russia, Honduras, The EU, Oman, and Mexico. I love traveling and would rather do that than acquire material possessions.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Tell that to my library!

          • awesome, bro. I would like to visit México and watch Teotihuacán. Strange things happen there, from what I was tell by some people who travelled there

          • VVorld Peace

            I went there for my honeymoon, but I did get to visit the Mayan ruins at Tulum.

          • A lot of cultural absortion happened in the occidental region of the country with the migrations. The ‘merican lifestyle is still a goal for living. But, it’s like that because in the bottom, the culture of the venezuelan is very naive.

            Out history is very tainted with caudillism and bad goverments. The people here always seek diversions to stay out of reality.

          • We have a lot of crazy names based on the pronuntiation of english words. I know a couple of Maicol and Yeison (Michael and Jason). Those names are primarly of popular classes people.

          • VVorld Peace

            Haha, those are great.

          • Also, in the female side: Mileidys and Leidysnay (My lady and Ladies Night) lol

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Around here, Ladies Night is also known as Trunk Night.

          • I have a cousin named Clayderman because of this guy:

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6wLti06X_Bc

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            I have a cousin who we used to call Peanut, but now I call her Marshmellow.

            edit: and this is awesome. <3 keys

          • NefariousDude

            TIL venuzuela is a pretty chill place. Glad you could enlighten us turd dwellers.

          • If any of you come here, there’s a lot of places to visit 🙂 My favorite place is Los Andes, the mountains. That’s because I hate beaches.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Ironically, I hate the ocean.

          • I live in the coast of the only salt-water lake. The city were I work was assaulted a lot by your pirates!!!

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Sry, they’re a troublesome bunch.

          • NefariousDude

            Beaches are for the goddamned lifelovers

          • The caribbean beaches are good. But I’m not into that. But, the mountains of Los Andes are mythical!

          • NefariousDude

            I live in the middle of the Sonoran desert so I will take what I can get haha. Just death and loneliness out here

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            I bet. And here I thought the appalachians could be bleak.

          • NefariousDude

            So the woman in your avatar pic isn’t some wild Appalachian tigress? Bummer.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Today’s potential kidnap victim is ex-adult film star Krysta Khaos.

          • NefariousDude

            *motherfucking golf clap* well done. +183849 internet points to you.

          • How can you be with just a bra with that heat?!

          • NefariousDude

            Classified jap technology

          • VVorld Peace

            Shwarama is good!

          • NefariousDude

            Wat do? Is it Arabian hot pocket or something?

          • VVorld Peace

            Kind of like an Arab taco. Very similar to a gyro.

          • NefariousDude

            You just gave me an idea: I travel the world eating different cultures versions of tacos for free and everyone pays me money and loves me for free, for free.

          • VVorld Peace

            I’d watch that.

          • NefariousDude

            Certainly makes more sense than that awful lord mantis video. That video may have diminished my enjoyment of the song haha

          • YEAH!

          • CT-12

            That’d sure be a crazy taco 😉

          • It’s like W said. But it have a mix of arab seasonings with meat and vegetables. I think it’s a syrian or lebanon typical food, as far as I remember.

          • Simon PhoenixKing

            Shwarama is delicious. I used to go to this little place in St. Marks in the East Village where they served the best Shwarama gyros and they were absolutely stuffed. Sadly it closed down a couple of years ago.

          • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

            nothing worse than a fucked up taco

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Link must be a foodie, where is your foodie blog?

          • I eat a lot 😛 I’m not too much a culinary junkie, I just like to eat <3

          • the food goes straight to your hobohips!

          • I’m getting fat because of that! D:

          • just think how much greater it would be if topped with guacamole jim

          • Death

            I ate Indian food today. I felt it after I had eaten. My toilet time was riveting today.

          • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

            Hey Death, this has nothing to do with anything, but you’re from imaginary Finland, yeah? Have you heard of a band called Nerve End? If so, thoughts?

          • Death

            I know the band and have seen their albums, bit have never listened to them.

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

          Taco stand? Why not just get a Taco Bell, a Del Taco and any other good taco places?

          • VVorld Peace

            Taco Bell is not a good taco place. I live closer to Mexico than most people here. Trust me.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I love Taco Bell but that’s because I’ve been eating there for as long as I can remember. It’s still better than the frozen El Monterey burritos you buy from the supermarket.

          • YOU TAKE THAT BACK.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I think they’re too tiny. Besides that they taste better than gas station burritos but not at the level of a homemade taco. I consider Taco Bell close to Tex Mex than real Mexican food.

          • GL

            GL: “yeah I will have 30 soft tacos to go please”
            TBELLLADY: “OK, here you go.”
            GL: “Uhh, don’t I owe you something?”
            TBELLLADY: “Not here. We cant barely give these things away..”
            GL: “Oh, lolbuttz.”

            GL

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            How can you hate Taco Bell? They make such good food! They have these rolled up chicken tacos as a special and you can dip them in nacho cheese. It tastes so good.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            I dont hate taco bell. But I make much better latin foods in my own kitchen. much much better.

          • VVorld Peace

            I can and do frequently.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            I bet you can cook up some mean tex-mex down there, dubs

          • VVorld Peace

            You bet! All about them green chillies.

          • GL

            Oh I do not mind it. I was just creating a hypothetical scenario, bro!

            GL

          • Simon PhoenixKing

            Taco carts >>>>>>>Taco Bell

            x1000

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            food carts outside the cities in NC cannot be trusted.

          • Simon PhoenixKing

            I haven’t been to either of the Carolinas in years so I’ll take your word for it.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            *Carolina. We abolished SC long ago (sorry anyone who lives in that dump)

          • VVorld Peace

            This man knows what he’s talking about. Here’s a rule of thumb for Mexican food: The sketchier the place looks, the better the food is.

          • Between The Buried & Smee

            also the better the food is, the worse the diarrhea is.

          • VVorld Peace

            You bet!

          • KJM

            Even living in Boston I can get better Mexican than Taco Bell.

          • NefariousDude

            “Taco Bell… Del Taco… GOOD taco places…” Something is wrong wth this sentence.

          • NefariousDude

            Sitting is for poseurs that’s y

          • shirley you jest. surely.

      • I have a sweet spot for some Old School Death Metal in my melodic heart. And that band make a good effort delivering a very own-sounding monolite of music. I think they’re very special, and have their own very voice with their genre.

        Thanks, mr. Dean!

        • Howard Dean

          Ecydisis was one of my favorites this year. Dark Descent Records is one of the best labels in the world right now. Quality shit all over the place.

          • Gvrp

            Still need to listen to that. The Chills was The Shit.

          • The Chills was also a terrific album. I’m telling you, they’re a great band that deserves all they want to.

            (I feel like freaking Kanye West when I praise bands here…)

      • Herr Schmitty

        Prison Violence >>>>>>>>>>> Society Violence!

    • Leif Bearikson

      It touches me in all the right places

    • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

      i knew you’d sat that…

  • Hubert, Goat ov Doom (and Void

    My list is the Bestest. Period.

    1. SWANS – To Be Kind

    2. GAZPACHO – Demon
    3. BARING TEETH – Ghost Chorus Among old Ruins
    4. NEBELUNG – Palingenesis
    5. PANOPTICON – Roads to the North
    6. ARCHSPIRE – The Lucid Collective
    7. CONAN – Blood Eagle
    8. ARTIFICIAL BRAIN – Labyrinth Constellation
    9. SOLSTAFIR – Otta
    10. MORBUS CHRON – Sweven

    • Heads up, my goatish friend – I think you accidentally put Archspire in an otherwise decent list.

      • Hubert, Goat ov Doom (and Void

        Archspire is great though, really. It’s so… imaginative.

        • GL

          I find myself walking around the house repeating “LUCID-COLLECTIVE-SOMNAMBULATION”, more often than not.

          GL

          • Guacamole Jim

            I read that as “find myself *waking* around the house” and it was much creepier.

          • GL’s wife: “what’s that, honey?”
            GL: “it’s a Toilet thing… you wouldn’t understand”

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I have created my top 10. It was a top 15 but with some changes I made it a top 10.

          • GL

            she cannot figure out what lolbuttz means. when she googles it she ends up here. but, I never indulge her that I know the site exists.

            Scandalous, I know!

            GL

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            I tried to explain the Void to the old lady and she gets infuriated every time.

          • Edward #negrod4eva

            It’s just… the Void.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT I KEPT TELLING HER.

          • VVorld Peace

            She knows.

          • MoshOff

            LU
            CID
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            .
            SOM
            NAM
            BU
            LA
            TION

          • Pagliacci is Krampvs

            Is that the next Ihsahn album title/cover?

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            BURN.

            actually i’m a huge Ihsahn fanboi. I can’t wait for new material.

          • Jajajajajaja.

            I

            WRI
            TE

            MY

            CO
            VERS

            THIS

            FU
            CK
            ING

            WAY! (don’t mess with me and my Versace wherever suits!!)

          • GL

            BOING!!!! HAHAHAHAHAA

            *edit* jajajajajajajajajajaj!!!! (love this LL!)

            GL

    • VVorld Peace

      Hey Hubert, I found this baby picture of you.

      http://i.imgur.com/yzNc0sH.jpg

    • Edward #negrod4eva

      I can fvkk with this list here.

    • Edward #negrod4eva

      Are these in order of favorites with #1 being the best?

      • Hubert, Goat ov Doom (and Void

        Yes. Everything in perfect order.

        • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

          Any list with Panopticon in top 5 is ok by me.

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      There are some very tingling choices here.

    • Stockhausen

      I would make out with most of this list.

    • 7. CONAN – The Motherfucking King

    • Death

      I only liked Swans out of your list. But it’s Swans. It redeemed your list,
      Edit: Also Solstafir

      • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

        WaitWaitwaitNowHeyHeyNow. Solstafir also

        • Death

          Yes Billy. I edited it. My eyes don’t work like they used to. Enjoy it while you can.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Enjoying your decreasing eyesight to the fullest!

          • Death

            I wil gouge out your eyes.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            *will, get glasses, gramps.

          • Death

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Is this Yrjänä?

          • Death

            Nooo.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Looks a bit like him when he was less ancient.

          • Death

            How does it feel like not knowing who that is? I know, but you don’t.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            It doesn’t bother as much as you’d want it to. But it’s certainly not nice either.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Hey, he’s having a bad day, cut him some slack.

          • Death

            You are not allowed to defend me demon!

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            QQQQQQQQ

          • Death

            Begone demon! Go back whence you once came!

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Do i need to take a screen shot?

          • Death

            About what?

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Whatever “Go back whence you once came” should be corrected to “Go back from whence you came”? I’ll chalk it up to you being super salty today.

          • Death

            Whence doesn’t mean “from where” anymore?

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Redundancies are poetry. I didn’t make a mistake. I never make mistakes.

          • Death

            I’ll call you Axlbeard from now on.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            At least someone can make that dude sound cool.

          • Death

            You have made an another mistake. Two in a row mate.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            ditt liv är ett misstag , din mamma borde ha avbrutits du

          • Death

            So, you trying Svenska?

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            I donno, I dont have enough Heroin or shitty Melodeath

          • Death

            Do svenska bögarna have a lot of heroin?

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            да

          • Death

            Ryssä perkele!

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Unfortunately, I did take 4 semesters of Russian at university. My teacher was a mail order bride.

          • Death

            I studied Russian for a year. I can barely remember anything.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            I remember less than I do of French. Most likely due to the Cyrillic alphabet looking like hieroglyphics. (edit: almost as bad as Cherokee native street names on the Rez)

          • Death

            Probably only thing I can do now is read Cyrillic alphabet.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Nothing will ever be as confusing as the cherokees.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Everyday = bad day for Death.

          • Death

            Everyday wouldn’t be a bad day, but you do exist.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            It’s a pleasure to be a pain (in the ass) for I aim to maim.

          • Death

            You’re like a splinter on my finger when compared to Crapbeard. Hän on kuin kyrvän kärjessä mollottava visvasyylä.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Kuolema ei tiedä Google Translate

          • Death

            Did google translate tell you what it meant?

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Mostly. I got the jist. Something about genital warts. You still suck, dumb dumb.

          • Death

            It means that you’re like a genital wart on the head of my dick.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Oh, that’s not so bad.

          • Death

            For a picture, look at the wikipedia article about genital warts.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Dont need a picture.

          • Death

            It’s a nice picture, though. Looks just like you.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Meh, some of the pus is a little off. Pretty close doe.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Wow, that’s… harsh. Really, really epämukavaa und kivuliasta.

          • Death

            You kinda sound like a person living in Helsinki. This was not a compliment.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Ooooh! Can I post that picture I found of your giant floating bro orgy again!?

          • Death

            What do you mean our? I live in Finland not in Helsinki. Helsinki is canver and not part of us. Karhu on the other hand lives in the Helsinki area.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            What’s a canver?

          • Death

            It’s when you buy a keyboard from Helsinki and it doesn’t work well.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            *go to school in Finland and it doesn’t type well.

          • Death

            Our schools are better than yours. Plz kid.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Actually, yes. This is probably true.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            I don’t, nor have I ever lived in Helsinki.

          • Death

            But you do live near Helsinki!

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            It’s like New York and New Jersey, they are not even close. Except geographically.

          • Death

            Lies upon lies upon lies upon lies upon lies!

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            From where was that.

          • Death

            I believe one Aborted song has that line or a similiar one.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Oh yes, sounds about right. Our Father, Who Art Of Feces.

          • Death

            That’s the one! It has Keijo Niinimaa as a guest.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Keijo ftw! *Goes nuts out of fandom*

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    So much I haven’t tried to listen to yet, very exciting. I already have to break my rule of listening to one track off every album because of you Guac, no way I am subjecting myself to more than the 10 seconds of Charli XCX I accidentally heard on the radio.

  • Pagliacci is Krampvs
    • YourLogicIsFlushed

      I am regretting only giving Falls an honorable mention. That album is great.

      • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

        That Album >>>>>>>>
        Also, I’m not seeing any Flight of Sleipnir love. Not even on my own list. Thats cray.

    • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

      Paggy, if they let me make a list, you wouldn’t be disappointed.

      • Howard Dean

        Who isn’t allowing you to make a list? The voices in your head? The reptilian Illuminati government?

        • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

          Well, I meant an official list for the toilet. But yes, Agenda 21 keeps repressing me and my amerzing list.

          • Edward #negrod4eva

            God damn Freemasons.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            In order to become a member of the Knights Edward, you have to NOT be a freemason.

    • Stockhausen

      It was a really, really painful decision. They were such solid locks, then all this wonky, whacked-out crap grabbed me by the junk and wouldn’t let go. I haven’t slept in three days because of the anguish.

  • GL

    Off topic: my farts are the best today. Maximum silence-ness, maximum odor.
    The new IPA I tried last night may be the culprit.

    GL

    http://i.imgur.com/qaognmo.gif

  • HessianHunter

    Sorry my Ire Wolves hyperlink didn’t work; my full review is here. http://www.toiletovhell.com/take-a-ride-on-the-backs-of-ire-wolves/

  • VVorld Peace

    Guac Jim for King of Canada!

    • Pagliacci is Krampvs

      Would he have to depose Conan?

    • Guacamole Jim

      Now we just need to find someone from Mexico, and together we can rule all of North America!!

      • VVorld Peace

        And together achieve World Peace?

        • Guacamole Jim

          Oh. Yes. And avocados for everyone!

          • Guacamole Jim

            (I’m really only in this for the avocados)

    • OldMetalHead

      Southpark The stick of truth flashback.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

      Conan for King Of Canada!

  • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

    So much here I haven’t listened to. Toilet always keeps my ears busy. All the lists posted so far have been so widely divergent from my own.

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    Venn diagram = boner killer. *Instantly leaves show*

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      Ire Wolves is from Duluth? Of all the places in the world, why Duluth?

      • HessianHunter

        I fucking know, right?

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          At least the music is good.

      • Edward #negrod4eva

        Nordling why do you have beef with Duluth? Lol

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          I don’t have a beef, it’s more of a veal.

          • Edward #negrod4eva

            #hiphopswag

    • HessianHunter

      I just about pissed myself laughing when he said that. Love that band.

  • Edward #negrod4eva

    Damn these boys put together some lists! Lists that might even rival everyone’s excellent lists from yesterday. Hot damn.

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

    My top 10 of 2014. It was a top 15 but now with some minor changes it’s a top 10.

    1.Ghost Brigade
    2.Electric Wizard
    3.Blut Aus Nord
    4.At The Gates
    5.Bloodbath
    6.Autopsy
    7.Aborted
    8.In Flames
    9.Mayhem
    10.Mushroomhead

    • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

      Your 1-3 are great.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

        What about the rest?

        • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

          Your 1-3 are great.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I’ll take it you don’t like the rest of the list.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            In all honesty, Autopsy’s album really disappointed me, but Bloodbath’s was pretty good. Everything else I’m not sold.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I liked the Autopsy album.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Like Link said, to each his own

          • I really don’t get the hate for Bloodbath’s new record. It got a few fillers, and the vibes were different. In my tastes, I really liked it!

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            People hate things just to say they hate ’em. Basically, people are haterz

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            ‘Twas good men ingen spectacular

          • jajajajaja, I’m choking while I’m laughing…

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            Is my list really that bad Link? Most of these albums were liked by a majority of metalheads except for Mushroomhead and In Flames.

          • You could cook the best stew ever but once you put one piece of human feces in it, it’s all ruined.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I love Mushroomhead. They not only put on a good show but they write good music to back it up.

          • Mr. Bojangles

            Human feces, maybe…but not cat feces.

          • I’m no one to say if a list is good or bad, bro. I was only laughing because the mr. Pirate comment 🙂

          • GL

            You and I can be In Flames brothers. The new album was great!

            GL

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Figures, Elfnerd!

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            It was so good. Did you see the Yahoo livestream of their show last night? Here’s a link.

            https://screen.yahoo.com/live/event/in-flames

          • GL

            I saw that they were doing that, but I was tied up doing things last night. I will listen/watch now! Thanks!

            GL

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            You’re welcome. I’ll give the Lynch Mob album another listen because you like the new In Flames.

          • I would liked that album if the band changed their name, to my opinion. It isn’t a bad album, per se. But it’s not In Flames to my ears.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Aborted was alright as well.

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

        Come on, it’s not that bad. Is it?

        • KJM

          Don’t worry. It’s not as bad as mine.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            KJ your list was dope. Literally. (with the exception of lack of The Old Believer and Flight of Sleipnir)

          • KJM

            9 times out of 10 I can’t hang with BM/DM style vocals. That’s my old school side talking.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            usually becomes dependent upon the music for me. BM style vocals fit both those bands (and their albums) in my opinion.

          • Death

            It was literally dope.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            Usuck

          • Death

            Did you see the original thing shit stain or the edited version?

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            The original. But i didn’t take a screen shot. #GETREKT

          • Death

            Go be a creep in your basement

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            2 EZ

          • Death

            Listen here kid. I fought in Vietnam and saw some shit. You best not fuck around. I got some old Viet Cong buddies.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            I didn’t know you could fight with something as soft as a loofah.

          • Death

            You have choosen your side now. Believe me, whe the Shrekoning comes, people like you will be in a bad situation.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            I’m prepared for the Age of Shrekoning.

          • KJM

            I WAS THERE WHEN IT HIT THE FAN IN GRENADA!!

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            What’s yours look like?

          • Death

            It consists of music for drug addicts by drug addicts

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            That’s the best kind of music though! That stuff is so heavy and sludgy!

          • Death

            I guess it’s fine until they go Blake Judd on your ass.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I’m talking about stoner metal which usually involves marijuana, not hard drugs like heroin and cocaine.

          • Death

            Still. Little Blake Judd lives in every drug addict, be it weed or meth.

          • KJM

            No, I don’t steal to get money to buy pot but thanks for playing, Loofah.

          • Death

            Shhhhhh. Don’t cry Judd. No tears anymore. Only dreams.

          • KJM

            I’mma sell your kidneys to buy Oxymorphone.

          • KJM

            1) Occultation – Silence In The Ancestral House
            2) The Wounded Kings – Consolamentum
            3) Wo Fat – The Conjuring
            4) Throne – Where Tharsis Sleeps
            5) Sinoia Caves – ‘Beyond The Black Rainbow’ Soundtrack
            6) Orange Goblin – Back From The Abyss
            7) Triptykon – Melena Chasmata
            8) Witch Mountain – Mobile Of Angels
            9) Purple Hill Witch – Purple Hill Witch
            10) Electric Wizard – Time To Die

            Careful. Listening to any of these albums will make you want to shoot Morphine into your taint.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            11.) The Atlas Moth – The Old Believer

            Disclaimer: Shooting morphine in your taint is at first painful but, later, a very enjoyable experience.

      • Came for Metal…Stayed for the .gifs

        • Mr. Bojangles

          I’ll make you come for something else.

      • Mr. Bojangles
    • KJM

      Electric Wizard is the only one we have in common.

    • these folks be overreacting. the only stinkers i see are ATG, IF, and Flushroomhead. Death Meatal m/

    • Death

      I enjoyed two of those (GB and BAN)

  • Guacamole Jim

    I’m going to have to give Casualties of Cool another spin if HH is putting it on his list. I felt it was a bit… meh. But I have faith!!

  • Damn…I completely forgot about Helms Alee….I feel ashamed.

    • VVorld Peace

      I actually really enjoyed that album!

      • It was and this was the year i discovered Helms Alee too. So it’s almost like their entire discography was released this year for me lol.

  • Howard Dean

    Motherfuck! Flush these lists! Fucking posers!

    …just kidding. Great lists! Everyone has at least a couple picks I can fuck with.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

      Did you see my list? It’s a good list.

      • Howard Dean

        I saw it posted somewhere (maybe the facebook group?). I remember a few of the picks–Electric Wizard (I think), In Flames, and some others (I can’t remember them right now).

        Honestly, your tastes are pretty far removed from mine. But to each their own!

        • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

          I posted another list that was edited from 15 to 10 somewhere in this comment section for this website. That other list was posted at the site that shall not be named.

          • Guacamole Jim

            FLAGGED FOR INAPPROPRIATE LANGUAGE

          • VVorld Peace

            Backed.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I fixed it. I didn’t know that term wasn’t allowed.

          • Edward #negrod4eva

            What was the term, can you give me a clue?

          • VVorld Peace

            The alternative to FFB.

          • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

            I haven’t been over there in a while, but I can imagine its just 1000 posts by scurbs with shitty lists? Amirite?

          • VVorld Peace

            I dunno. I don’t go there because I value myself.

          • Death

            🙁

          • Between The Buried & Smee

            Its all Babymetal. All of it.

          • Howard Dean

            JJD, I just scrolled down and saw your list (I didn’t realize you had posted it on this article). +1 for Blut Aus Nord.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I loved that album so much. The album cover was beautiful while the music was haunting and dark yet had beauty in it as well.

    • Leif Bearikson

      I hope I did Father Byah! proud

      • Howard Dean

        You did, my Scando-Bear son. Very solid list!

        • Leif Bearikson

          I just realized I should have typed “The Byah-father.” CURSES!

  • I want to have sexual relations with that chip dip.

    • Guacamole Jim

      We can make this happen.

    • BLVKKBEVRD’S FŒTID VBDVCTEES

      Slut

    • Mr. Bojangles

      🙂

      • Justin Nowlin

        Come back to metal sucks Mr. Bojangles. I miss you there. I’ll leave cat nip there if you’d like. Just please comeback 🙁

        • Death

          Justin, this is a better place than FFB. Stay with us, Justin.

          • Justin Nowlin

            I think I will be joining the toilet ov hell Death. I like the lack of trolling here.

          • Death

            No tears here, only dreams.

          • Pagliacci is Krampvs
          • Mr. Bojangles

            I’m seriously confused. You like the lack of trolling, but you want me, and I am literally the symbol of trolling?

            Ugh *sips tea*

          • Death

            Symbol of trolling? But you’re not Hester Kukk

          • Mr. Bojangles

            yeah but I fucked your mom

          • Death

            And I respect you for that. Only the bravest thing is able to pork that beast.

          • Justin Nowlin

            Yeah but you guys are actually funny and intelligent trolls. At MS you have people like Conan and Hester Kukk. Those aren’t what I’d call ntelligent trolls like yourselves.

          • Mr. Bojangles

            I’m far from intelligent…

            like…up

          • i like Conan and Hester, but Conan is going to have a fvcking aneurysm over there trying to defend every post he makes.

          • Justin Nowlin

            I like Conan too, I hate Hester though.

  • God

    Freak Kitchen!!! Fuck yeah!!! Land of he freaks is my favorite record so far. Haven’t had a chance to listen to cooking with pagans yet.

    • Guacamole Jim

      I should have known God had excellent taste in music. LotF is such a killer album, but I think Cooking With Pagans is slightly better. I didn’t like it as much initially, but it crept up on me the more I listened to it.

      • God

        You are spot on when calling them an acquired taste. But the more I listen to them the more it grows on me.

  • What the fuck is wrong with me? I’m just now hearing Noble Beast, oh hey look at that i clicked the purchase button on bandcamp and said goodbye to another ten bucks!

  • Is there any plans to do a readers top 10 as well? should we started bombarding the TOH e-mail with multiple top ten lists?

    • VVorld Peace

      We already had a poll, homie.

      • must have missed that one….oh well

    • Nah it’s for the writers, but feel free to post it in the fb group!

      • I already did…it’s somewhere in there…. but just curious.

  • M Shadows! (Loofah Hunter Extr

    My Top ten:
    Artificial Brain!
    M Shadows!
    M Shadows!
    M Shadows!
    M Shadows!
    M Shadows!
    M Shadows!
    M Shadows!
    M Shadows!
    M Shadows!

  • Mon*Star

    Nice to see Triptykon getting some love, my personal #1 for the year.

    Some of my other favorites have gotten zero recognition: Grand Magus – Triumph and Power (straight up, good ol’ catchy, traditional heavy metal), Edguy – Space Police (I’m not an Edguy fan, but for some reason I can’t get enough of this album), Castle – Under Siege (nothing revolutionary, just digging it), and Prong – Ruining Lives (I like the last one, Carved Into Stone, a little better, but this one kicks ass too).

  • Xan

    I listened to Horrendous’ new album and couldn’t get into it. I think I wasn’t in the right mood for death metal that day because it is getting praised by almost everyone. I’ll have to revisit it when I’m in the mood for death metal. It’s been a doom metal week for me. Crushed out Witch Mountain and The Order of Israfal today. Both were awesome!

  • CT-12

    Holy fucking shit Leif, I had never heard of Horrendous and just started checking them out, beautiful fucking stuff, thank you.

  • Anyone else hear heard the new Xerath or Menace CDs? If not, NYEAH!!!!

    http://www.toplessrobot.com/angus1.png

    • Gluteus_Maximus_Rage

      Xerath – III is awesome. In my personal top 10 for 2014. I liked their first 2 but this one seems to have jumped up in awesomenessness.

  • Lacertilian

    I was definitely interested in Thantifaxath release after Dave from Revocation placed it #1 in his list. I had never heard them before as I wasn’t too keen on Black Metal but it seems like something I could grow to enjoy.