TovH’s Best of 2014: Howard Dean, Christian Molenaar, 365 Days of Horror, Simon Pheonix, Sarah Lafayette, Paris Hilton & McNulty

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Today we’ve a giant fuck-all of a list extravaganza featuring the talents of our very own Howard Dean, 365 Days of Horror, Simon Pheonix, Sarah Lafayette, Detective McNulty, Christian Molenaar, and Paris Hilton

Howard Dean

I won’t even pretend that I listened to the same amount of new releases in 2014 as some of the Toilet’s most prolific Bandcamping and Spotifying hooligans. Howard Dean is old school, a purist and idealist at heart. I believe in hard work, the joys/horrors of capitalism, good food, family, sick ass riffage, and the inevitability of a wrenching, isolated, and personal death that is uniquely our own whether we like it or not (thanks, Heidegger!). As such, I buy and listen to albums on physical formats, and I spend the majority of my time working, doing things for my family, and contemplating the horrifying potential of a boundless and inclusive perdition we will all cower before, working out our eternity in fear and trembling.

10. LvcifyreSun Eater
The best album released this year named Sun Eater, Lvcifyre’s sophomore album was released way back in January, and it found its way into my collection soon thereafter. Browsing the Dark Descent webstore, I stumbled upon this album, did some research, and purchased it. Great success! This is one scary ass album—a black/death metal amalgam in the vein of Grave Miasma, Angelcorpse, and Pseudogod (but uglier). Massive, blasting, and cavernous extreme metal. This album made up for the disappointment that was Impetuous Ritual’s new album.

9. Hoth Oathbreaker
I didn’t want to like this band or this album. I’m not a Star Wars fan, dislike gimmicks, and expected a steaming pile of gimmicky Star Wars shit to which Han Solo-costumed fanboys would perversely fondle themselves with toy lightsabers. But holy fuck was I ever wrong. Intrigued by stellar reviews, I ordered the CD. I was pleased beyond expression. This is a great album, an icy blend of melodic black and death metal, like the marriage of Dissection with the better parts of Necrophobic. I found myself reaching for this album again and again, choosing it over other albums I in theory should have preferred. But you can’t beat solid songwriting, atmosphere, and well placed melody.

8. SacrocurseUnholier Master
I must credit the ToH’s resident Bandcamp Czar and purveyor of grind madness Tyree for introducing this band and this album to me. Sacrocurse are a two-piece black/death/war metal band from Mexico that plays balls out, blasty, and bestial metal—the stuff Howard Dean eats for breakfast (but not really, I like oatmeal with maple syrup). Unholier Master is their debut full length, and motherfucker, is it ever awesome. One of my most played albums this year, I blasted this cvnt during my morning commute more times than I can count. What sets Unholier Master apart from other bestial/war metal albums is the absolutely perfect production—this album has a full, sharp sound, a far cry from the typical muffled, tinny sound to which a lot of albums fall victim.

7. MidnightNo Mercy for Mayhem
Easily the most fun metal album released in 2014. If you are familiar with Midnight, you know what to expect. Nothing much has changed since Satanic Royalty—main man Athenar is still writing and playing ripping, no fucks given black/speed metal. And my fuck is it ever sweet (and dirty). I think most fans of metal, no matter their preferred style, subgenre, or era, can find something to love about this album. “Evil Like a Knife” is one of the best songs released this year.

6. Blut Aus NordMemoria Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry
I’ve said quite enough about this album already. It should be apparent why I love it, why I continue to regard it highly, and why it will always have a spot on my shelf. The Memoria Vetusta series is BAN at their best and most evocative.

5. DrownedIdola Specus
This was the mighty year of death metal. More great death metal was released this year than I can remember. That excellent releases from Incantation, Artificial Brain, Vampire, and Calm Hatchery didn’t make my list says a lot. Drowned’s Idola Specus was a much anticipated debut album in the death metal underground, and this sonofabitch delivered in every way. Drunk on anticipation from 2006’s demo Viscera Terrae, I waited patiently for this album. And I am more than pleased. Dark, occult death metal for fans of Necros Christos, Bolzer, and Weapon. Headbanging tremolos and thrashing beats mixed with churning, dirge-like doom section—a recipe for success in the Howard Dean camp. Byahs abound!

4. HorrendousEcydisis
One of HD’s biggest and best surprises of 2014 was this little ditty called Ecydisis, a slightly progressive and psychedelic odyssey by the American band Horrendous, an album that brings its listeners to the fringes of death metal and back again. For purists who might run at the first mention of “progressive” or “psychedelic,” I say this: listen to this album. I don’t care if the very thought of “progressive” makes you run to your panic room with the specter of Mikael Akerfeldt at your heels. Listen to this album. I don’t consider myself a huge fan of progressive metal, but this album floored me. Because it’s more than that. It is death metal at its core, experimental and ethereal in its form, and fucking awesome music in its proverbial soul. Riffs, guitar leads, and even instrumental interludes—this album is the total fucking package.

3. AbigorLeytmotif Luzifer
I honestly wasn’t expecting a lot from this album. When it was announced, I gave the press release a cursory read, laughed a bit at some of the ridiculous language and fan comments (as I am wont to do with a lot of bands), and buried it beneath a million other things in my mind. I then saw the cover and the packaging for the album—a gorgeous A5 digipack with stunning artwork. My interest piqued a bit, but I was still skeptical. See, I have been a bit underwhelmed by Abigor’s recent avant-garde/electronic/industrial attempts. Albums like Fractal Possession and Time is the Sulphur in the Veins of the Saint have their moments, but they are clouded by this sense of irregularity and identity crisis. They just weren’t that enjoyable, especially compared to Abigor’s early output, which is stunning and classic black metal. I finally gave into my curiosity and ordered the album. Upon first listen, I was floored. The riffs! They’ve returned! And this actually feels like a collection of organized songs, a movement of music working together with a common goal! No random electronic disco beats, industrial noise, or other nonsense! Black metal! Angular, dissonant black metal, perhaps, but black metal! This is not a return to their roots completely. This is still dissonant, forward marching Abigor with a sound a la Deathspell Omega, Funeral Mist, and Dodecahedron. This is ugly and at times hard to consume. But it sounds like black metal again, and for this, I am thankful. As an album, Leytmotif Luzifer held me in rapt, mesmerized wonder. I felt like I was along for a ride, being brought somewhere and told a story. This is the Abigor I love.

2. Dead CongregationPromulgation of the Fall
In 2014, I’ve spoken more words about this album and this band than any other. It should not be surprising to any Toilet regular that Howard Dean loves these Greek death metal titans. In fact, it’s probably more surprising to regulars that this album isn’t in the next spot. I interviewed Dead Congregation’s frontman, A.V., for the ToH back in October. I also saw the band play live later that month. I adore Dead Congregation. Their debut, Graves of the Archangels, is a landmark album, and the keystone to the modern OSDM/”pure” death metal revival. Their follow up, this year’s amazing Promulgation of the Fall, is so good that it’s hard to imagine this band or any other band topping it. Dead Congregation is a band—not unlike their ancestors and close relatives Morbid Angel, Incantation, and Immolation—that will sit bronzed and immortalized in the annals of death metal, a measuring stick and point of comparison for future death metal acts. Combining a surge of raw energy with morbid aesthetics and kickass songwriting—the unholy trio that birthed death metal out of thrash and made the genre what it is today—Promulgation of the Fall is the complete album.

1. TeitanbloodDeath
This album is everything I love about heavy metal fermented into one massive, ugly, and enjoyable package. I’ve been excited about this album since it was first cryptically announced on Norma Evangelium Diaboli’s spartan and ominous website back in January. NED is one of my favorite labels, and I routinely check their website (even though only two or three updates are posted in an entire year). I preordered the simply yet aptly titled Death from The Ajna Offensive (NED’s North American contact), and waited (not so) patiently until it was released in March. In my mailbox, I soon received this goliath of a black/death metal album, bedecked in its simple but terrific black and white cover. And even though it is an extremely hard album to digest (over 68 minutes of brutal, unrelenting madness), it was love at first listen. And it was a pure affection. It never wore off. It only grew. As the year has barreled along in its maddening brevity, Teitanblood’s Death has grown from a 2014 album I greatly enjoyed to the album I enjoyed most. Teitanblood has taken the formula of brutal, chaotic black/death metal, infused it with a deeper, more complete aesthetic and atmosphere, and written an album that is as memorable as it is punishing. Byah^infinity.

Honorable Mentions:
DiocletianGesundrian

VaderTibi Et Igni

SinmaraAphotic Womb


365 Days of Horror

The Atlas MothThe Old Believer
Menace RuineVenus Armata
Dog Fashion DiscoSweet Nothings
InsomniumShadows of the Dying Sun
Monster MagnetMilking the Stars
OpethPale Communion
Kayo DotCoffins of Io
MastodonOnce More Round The Sun
WretchedCannibal
Scar SymmetryThe Singularity

Honorable mentions:
BabymetalBabymetal
PsychostickRevenge Of The Vengeance


Simon Pheonix

Greetings citizens. Do you know what the definition of insanity is? Most people would tell you that it’s doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Others would say it’s yours truly. Both of these answers are correct. But the other definition would be trying to narrow down all of the excellent musical releases of 2014 into a list of ten. There was a ridiculous amount of good music, metal and otherwise, that came out this year. I killed at least five subordinates with my bare hands from the stress of this monumental task. But after much compromise and spent bullets, it is done. Here then are the ten albums (and three extras) that impressed this criminal mastermind in 2014.

HORRENDOUSEcdysis
There are many bands out there these days aping the OSDM sound. Many of them good, a lot of them not so much. Three new jacks in particular have been pushing the boundaries of the genre while maintaining the begotten spirit of what it’s all about. Two of those exalted bands, Tribulation and Morbus Chron, put forth valiant efforts. But at times, for me at least, it is difficult to still label them death metal. With their second full length Ecdysis, Horrendous maintains that balance between strange and brutal and comes out on top this year as the third band in this sinister trinity. The Chills was a great album, but this is truly something special. I already explained the intricacies of why this album rules in my review, so I’ll simply restate this: This record lives up to the meaning behind its title. I’m aware that I’ve used that phrase a tad too many on this list, but it really doesn’t ring more true than it does here. It uses melody and expert songwriting to transform some standard worship of the old guard into something even more terrifying. One thing I woefully forgot to mention in that review, something that they share in common with Stargazer, is the incredible basswork. Whether a result of production or of simply the talents of the four stringers, this oft forgotten instrument of metal gets its time to shine on both albums. This is more than just another death metal record, this is the start of a new movement. While people from the early 90’s talk about classic albums such as Altars of Madness, From an Everflowing Stream, or Storm of the Lights Bane with a tone of awe and wonder on their lips, those of us born too late can finally understand what they are going on about. Because now we have an album that I guarantee will be talked about in the same vein as those three in a decade or two. For now though, it sits proudly upon the throne of skulls and rotting viscera as my AOTY.

STARGAZERA Merging to the Boundless
Note to bands: Releasing your album after Thanksgiving is a very good way to get yourself banned from my year end list. Unless, in this case, that album is really really good. In fact, the only reason this record is not #1 is because it was released so late in the year, which is an absolute shame. With “A Merging…”, Stargazer have crawled out of the unspeakable depths where they have lingered for four years to unleash madness upon the world, and in doing so have out-teched, out-progged and out-skronked danm near every band of that ilk out there. Majestic, challenging and brutal songwriting wrapped up in a neat 37 minute blackened death package. No filler, no bullshit. Bands like Born of Osiris and Artificial Brain (sorry Edward) wish they could make a song like “The Grand Equalizer”. An 10+ minute opus of odd effects laden riffing, quiet passages that would make Paul Masdival say “not bad.”, and dat bass courtesy of The Great Righteous Destroyer. A powerful testament of a record proving that the passage of time in silence means nothing when you have the raw talent to come back and explode minds.

 DOMAINS – Sinister Ceremonies
Boasting some of the eeriest vocals this side of old school David Vincent, and an equally haunting guitar tone and leads, this trio of Spainards crafted ten tracks of experiencing an uncomfortably close proximity to the abyss in audio form. While Dead Congregation and Diocletian seek to bludgeon you into nothingness with pure evil force, Domains are more into haunting your deepest recesses and making you crave some semblance of light and shelter, and finding none. It is fitting that instrumental “Laybirinth of Incense” cuts to the sounds of endless rainfall in its middle mark, as by then the hopelessness has consumed you and all you can do is collapse in a puddle of your tears and despair.

AKROBATIKBuilt to Last
Run the Jewels 2 was loved by a lot of people, including many on this here blog. And justifiably so. It’s an incredible Island of a hip hop record in sea filled with wack garbage. But for my blood encaked money, my hip hop record of the Year belongs to the third full length from Boston rhymesayer Akrobatik. Coming back from a near fatal heart attack and seven year hiatus of touring and lecturing in schools, Mr. Bridgeman drops a jewel of his own that shines more than any bling obsessed rapper can hope to obtain. From talking about college misadventures (Campus Invasion) to detailing the aforementioned near death experience (Alive), to telling of a bleak future in which man is near extinct and only his memories stored in virtual data remain (Who Am I featuring fellow Beantown spitter Mr.Lif), Cactus AK uses the power of pure lyrical skill to spin many a tale and prove that he holds true to the album title. In a world of fickle rappers and even more fickle rap fans hopping on the latest dance trend or catchy hook, as a wise man said once, always bet on Ak.

DIOCLETIAN Gesundrian
Do you hear that? The horrifying screams and clanging of metal? That is the sounds of war approaching your pathetic little city, set to leave nothing but blood and ruin in your wake. From the rolling dirge of Cleaved Asunder, shit just explodes and doesn’t let up. This slab of pure militaristic violence shares the honor with one other record on this list of converting me into a fan of the band. Of all the bestial bands out there, Diocletian wasn’t really on my radar. But then this monster of a record came out and I just had to revisit their past output. A choice I certainly don’t regret. Along with Unholier Master by Sarcocurse, this record proves how dangerous war metal can truly be when combined with beefy production and more reigned in songwriting. Sometimes structure can kick your teeth in just as well as hateful chaotic noise.

SEA OLEENAShallow
Throughout the past two months I had been devising plans to steal Sea Oleena mastermind Charlotte Loseth’s voice on some Ursula shit. Then I would harness it as a powerful tool to lure my enemies into a false sense of peace and security before laying onto them with various bullets and knives, leaving their ruined corpses laying in the dirt with her airy vocals being the last thing they hear as the void claims their worthless selves. Sadly I know no black magic with which to perform this out of body thievery so I will have to settle for being enveloped in that warm voice. Sounding like Azure Ray at their dreamy best but with even more melancholy to share, Sea Oleena’s haunting folk musings are the perfect soundtrack to ponder about sadness, love, and all of the other things we obsess and kill ourselves over. Seriously though, if one album on my list could be legitimately described as beautiful, this would be it. Mucho gracias to our Lord of Grind Tyree for putting me on to this woman and her music.

DEAD CONGREGATIONProgulmation of the Fall
Evil as fuck death metal honed to a razor’s edge. Considering how epically punishing Graves of the Archangels was, it should be no surprise to anyone that the Greek quartet managed to craft what many (myself included) are considering to be another death metal masterpiece. Everyone’s favorite political badass Howard Dean can (and on his list probably will) go into better detail than I can about how wonderful this album is, so I will simply say this; Serpentskin will show you what true terror and fear is as filtered through one of the most vicious grooves this side of Failures for Gods. Byah indeed.

ETERNAL KHANA Poisoned Pslam
Rhode Island blackened doomsters Eternal Khan make good on the promise they showed on the A Primitive History EP. This truly is the sound of impending doom, corrupted gods, and inevitable bloodshed, heightened by some of my favorite vocals currently in metal. The Tower is one of my favorite songs of this year, and frankly it should be yours too.

NIDSANG Into the Womb of Dissolving Flames
This year saw many impressive black metal releases from Blut Aus Nord, Simmara, Thantifaxah and others. But this was the one that for this criminal mastermind truly conveyed a sense of pure menace. Slightly eastern sounding riffs merges into traditional second wave riffing and creepy atmosphere all around. This is one you will wander through your local park or woods at 3 in the morning blasting at full volume. Just try to keep your wits about you, lest you get devoured by whatever is hiding behind that collection of bushes.

SKINFLINTNyemba
I may have mentioned this before, but I love when metal and other forms of music so familiar to us red blooded Americans is interpreted by other cultures you might not expect to pick up on it. Africa in particular has a rich history and hundreds of epic tales and folklore that remain tragically untapped by metal. Hailing from the farmland dominated Southern African country of Botswana, Skinflint take the traditional guitar work, melody, and “up the irons” vibe of Maiden, distill it to its purest essence, and blend it with stories of ancient gods and the rituals of their country. This is their third full length and, having played in Sweden and other locales, this trio is starting to gain momentum in the vast and crowded world of metal and are showing no signs of slowing down. I hope in my lifetime to see them rock the crowd in one of New York’s excellent venues like St. Vitus. They have a long ways to go, but hopefully Skinflint can open the floodgates for more bands from the motherland (in countries not named South Africa) to florish. In the meantime enjoy this collection of bluesy trad metal goodness. HAIL.

Honorable  Mentions

INNSMOUTHConsumed by Elder Sign

MEKAAL HASAN BANDAndholan

QuestionDoomed Passages


Sarah Lafayette

AcceptBlind Rage
Primal FearDelivering the Black
FalconerBlack Moon Rising
Mike LePondSilent Assassins
AngraSecret Garden
A Sound of ThunderThe Lesser Key of Solomon
MindMazeBack from the Edge
Judas PriestRedeemer of Souls
Hammerfall(r)Evolution
LoudnessThe Sun Will Rise Again


Jimmy McNulty

Abysmal DawnObsolescence
Lazer/WulfThe Beast of Left and Right
GridlinkLonghena
Misery IndexThe Killing Gods
Bloodshot DawnDemons
StargazerA Merging to the Boundless
Black Crown InitiateWreckage of Stars
FallujahThe Flesh Prevails
SockwebWerewolf
ManesBe All End All

Honorable Mentions:
Artificial BrainLabyrinth Constellation
Dead CongregationPromulgation of the Fall
Cannibal CorpseA Skeletal Domain


Christian Molenaar

Khun Narin – Khun Narin’s Electric Phin Band (Innovative Leisure)
Hard-hitting long-form psychedelia from the year’s most interesting find. FFO: Selda Bağcan, Demon Fuzz, Fela Kuti

Nadja – Queller (Essence Music)
The most emotionally riveting album of the year and Baker and Buckareff’s best yet. FFO: Menace Ruine, Horseback, The Angelic Process

Dutch-E-Germ – In.Rak.Dust (UNO)
Trippy, trappy, catchy quasi-hip-hop with just a hint of melancholy to balance out the dark humor. The album Aphex Twin, Kanye and Death Grips all wish they made. FFO: Venetian Snares, Thug Entrancer, Autechre

Ritual Chamber – Pit of Tentacled Screams (self-released)
Murky, unintelligible death metal from the American Grave Miasma. FFO: Portal, Sonne Adam, Sulphur Aeon

Colin Webster/Andrew Lisle/Alex Ward – Red Kite (Raw Tonk)
While 2014 wasn’t the banner year for free improv that 2013 was, a few gems made their way into heavy rotation; this was one. FFO: Peter Evans, Mary Halvorson, trve skronk

Sea of Bones – The Earth Wants Us Dead (self-released)
Never has a less fitting cover been chosen for an album. A monolithic slab of unrelenting, subtly psychedelic sludge. FFO: Blizzard at Sea, Neurosis, Buzzov*en

Battle Trance – Palace of Wind (New Amsterdam)
Warm, inviting tones building into nigh-impenetrable walls of carefully nuanced sound. Four of the absolute best in the game. FFO: Colin Stetson, John Butcher, Mats Gustafsson

Musk Ox – Woodfall (self-released)
At once both “classical” and undeniably modern, Woodfall’s sound is truly timeless. FFO: Ulver, Agalloch, Solstafir

Brandon Seabrook – Sylphid Vitalizers (New Atlantis)
Complex, densely orchestrated banjo and guitar shred from the utter master. FFO: Eugene Chadbourne, Sonny Sharrock, various Mick Barr projects

Burial Hex – The Hierophant (Handmade Birds)
Clay Ruby’s final Burial Hex album is a pensive meditation on death through instrumentation and songs structures that can only be described as “unorthodox.” FFO: Kinit Her, Kayo Dot, Circle of Ouroborus


Paris Hilton

10. ExodusBlood In, Blood Out
I like this ablum, but I’m not crazy about it either. Exodus’ last two releases, The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A and The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit B were so modern, cutting-edge, and heavy. I was excited to hear what Exodus would do with this new, fresh sound and with Zetro returning to the fold. What we got instead was a tired, run of the mill thrash album that we’ve all heard a billion times. As a run of the mill thrash album, however, it is serviceable. It delivers a fast, thrashy sound that you would expect from Exodus. The riffs on Honor Killings are unfuckablewith, as well.

9. Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain
Heavy. Crushing. Angry. Unforgiving. Enough of describing my ex though, let’s talk about A Skeletal Domain by death metal legends Cannibal Corpse. The only major change in this release from other CC releases is that they have gone from producer Erik Rutan to Mark Lewis. Other than that, it is anything and everything you expect from a Cannibal Corpse album. In the unlikely event you haven’t heard it already, you know exactly what it sounds like. Next.

8. Marty FriedmanInferno
Dave Mustaine is nuttier than squirrel shit. I know it, you know it, and your grandma knows it (how’s that adorable coffin-dodger doing by the way? Tell her I say hi!). I believe that is the reason why Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover left Megadeth. He probably wanted another Super Collider, they wanted to make music that isn’t Anvil-tier. I mention this because there is a lot of speculation now about whether Friedman will return to Megadeth. Again, it is unlikely because Mustaine will be having none of that shit and Friedman is off living his otaku dreams. This album shows off what Friedman could bring back to Megadeth; extremely catchy riffs, incredible leads, and metal songwriting that actually sounds metal songs.

7. Revocation Deathless III
It’s fucking Revocation. ‘nuff said!

6. Job For a CowboySun Eater
I have to admit. I was more of a Job For A Cowboy fan when they were more deathcore. Whatever your stance is on deathcore (to you staunch IMNs out there, it’s not fucking 2006. You can admit you like deathcore), Embedded and Entombment of A Machine were undeniably heavy fucking tunes. That being said, I am still a big fan of Job For A Cowboy because they have never stuck to one sound. They aren’t afraid to take risks, to confine themselves to pander to whiny nerds, and push the envelope. Sun Eater felt more brooding and atmospheric than its predecessor, March To Global Enslavement. If this album is any representation of JFAC’s evolving sound, I am excited to see where they evolve to next!

5. GoatwhoreConstricting Rage of The Merciless
I understand that Bememoth’s The Satanist is going to be on a lot of Top 10 lists this year, both on the Toilet and on other metal sites. That being said, I find Behemoth unbelievably fucking boring. A blackened death release that didn’t put me to sleep was Goatwhore’s Constricting Rage of The Merciless. This album is my favorite Goatwhore release so far; it is dark and doomy, yet fast and thrashy. The production of this album is the cleanest I’ve heard on a Goatwhore release, which is always a major plus for audiophiles like me.

4. Killer Be KilledKiller Be Killed
This power group that appeared out of seemingly nowhere impressed the Hell out of me. When I hear that a “supergroup” is being formed, I am highly skeptical. Most supergroups either have too many chefs in the kitchen, or have their heads so far up their asses they could wear themselves as hats. I have never been so happy to have been proven wrong. This album is unnecessarily heavy with Cavalera’s vocals and guitar work, yet seem together flawlessly with catchy pop-rock hooks that even nonmetallers can enjoy.

3. OverkillWhite Devil Armoury
I’ve always had a soft spot for Overkill. In contrast to the refined sound of Periphery, Overkill has always sounded like 6 sleazeballs with ratty clothes and $250 between them taking their aggression out on their instruments. I’ve always considered Overkill to be better than Testament in both songwriting ability and heaviness, and this album is a… testament… to that. And hey, at least these guys are fucking selling novelty shares to The Armorist.

2. Ne ObliviscarisCitadel
Australians have always been famous for their awesome accents, bodacious beach babes, and facing certain death on a daily basis. Who knew that such an incredible progressive black metal band could come from the same environment? I’ve loved Ne Obliviscaris since their Forget Not EP and they seem to just improve with every album. The songs within this album are so atmospheric I still get chills listening to Citadel. An improving following and production values combined with the undeniable talent of this band means I cannot see anyone forgetting Ne Obliviscaris for quite a while.

1. PeripheryClear EP
Periphery’s Clear EP is my favorite metal release of 2k14. The Periphery crew really show off their songwriting abilities with this release, which is the reason why this is my favorite album of the year. The songwriting of this EP is light years ahead of anything I’ve heard in a long time. Combined with the heavy riffs, catchy pop hooks, and production so polished it’s almost unhealthy and you’ve got yourself one Hell of an EP.

Honorable Mentions
Taylor Swift 1989
Let me be clear here. I fucking hate Taylor Swift. Fuck Taylor Swift and fuck this album. That being said, the tunes contained within this album are so goddamn catchy, have such advanced production even by pop standards, and are written so goddamn well that I have to appreciate this album for what it is; a goddamn pop masterpiece. When an artist is able to make a hater admit that, they gotta be doing something right.
Iced Earth – Plagues of Babylon
Dark Tranquility – A Memory Construct

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  • Edward #negrod4eva

    Someone at work is going to have to give me a giant shot of adrenaline after I pass out from the excitement of perusing all of these ToH LISTS.

  • MoshOff

    So Christian is like our Grim Kim basically?

    • Christian is such a babe.

    • Tyree is our Grim Kim. Christian writes about bands that don’t even exist yet.

    • Howard Dean

      I was just coming here to post: “Grim Kim read Christian’s list and has serious obscurity envy.” Hahahahaha.

      • Dental_Damnation

        You’re one to talk! I’ve heard of one of the artists on your list and never actually listened to them before.

    • Stockhausen

      With more integrity.

      • Daaaaaaaaaang. Now THAT is a burn.

        • Stockhausen

          I really like the music I discover through her, but some of her interviews have really soured me on that area of her journalism.

          • Howard Dean

            I gotta imagine you are thinking about her Bolzer interview. She has a few others, too, that are slightly eyebrow raising.

          • Stockhausen

            The Bolzer one, and the Janaza (the supposed Iraqi black metal band with the female singer) one. Some interesting missteps in this one.

            http://metalluminati.com/anti-islamic-black-metal-band-from-iraq-a-hoax/

          • Simon PhoenixKing

            Speaking of Janaza, the full length that Seeds of Iblis released this year was also really good, hoax or otherwise.

          • Howard Dean

            Yep, that’s the other one I had in mind, too. She took a lot of shit for that one (rightfully so).

      • MoshOff

        BUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUURN

  • Mon*Star

    So I’ve only ever heard of one of the bands in Simon’s list and none in Christian’s. Does that make me a bad person?

    • Edward #negrod4eva

      In a short answer, no.

      • Howard Dean

        Long answer:

        Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss

    • Pagliacci is Krampvs

      If you’ve never listened to Musk Ox, then yes.

      • Mon*Star

        I’ll remedy that today. Maybe there’s hope for me yet.

    • Howard Dean

      Simon’s list contains Horrendous, Stargazer, Diocletian, and Dead Congregation. You should probably listen to these.

      • Mon*Star

        I’ll work on it. Here’s the thing, though… While I love metal and have huge respect for tech death, progressive black, atmospheric black, and all the other metals the writers and commenters praise the most, they’re just not my favorite things to listen to. My year end list has Triptykon on it (which I guess would be the closest) followed by Mastodon, Grand Magus, Edguy, Prong, and maybe Judas Priest (who is my favorite true metal band but I only really like half the album).

        All that being said, I love reading this site and I do check out a lot of the bands that are posted about. Always willing to try new things in music.

        • Howard Dean

          Well, none of those albums I listed are tech death, progressive black, or atmospheric black. They are all based around death metal–Horrendous and Stargazer with a slightly progressive “weird” vibe, Diocletian is brutal, fast war metal, and Dead Congregation is just straight up amazing death metal. You’ll find something to love among those four!

          • Mon*Star

            Cool, gotcha. I just meant those genres seem like they get talked about a lot around here. All sound intriguing, I’ll get to listening.

        • if things get too trve, you can come hang in my pleb treehouse in back…

          • Mon*Star

            Hahaha… It’s so scary in here!

            Don’t get me wrong, I do like a lot of extreme metal. I listened to Dead Congregation again today and I can hear how good it is, but that doesn’t mean I want to listen to it over and over.

      • Notice the lack of mentioning Christian’s list, due to the fact that it probably made most of us wtf.

        • Howard Dean

          Indeed. Most of it flew over my head, though I have listened and am a fan of the Ritual Chamber and Musk Ox albums.

          • Edward #negrod4eva

            The Heirophant is one of the best heavy releases of the year. It should have made my list. It is nothing short of amazing, srs.

  • Edward #negrod4eva

    I’m working my way through this behemoth, HD and SP those are intimidatingly well written write ups. Also, Simon, apology accepted on Artificial Brain.

    • Howard Dean

      Haha, I actually had a further two paragraphs in my introduction, write-ups for my honorable mention picks, and a coda/wrap up at the end. My original list write-up was over 2000 words. A little overkill. I’m like the metal-blogging Hawthorne–I sometimes like my English longform.

    • Simon PhoenixKing

      That’s me. Ever the long winded perfectionist. When running weapons and shit, I am far more direct. Someone gets the money wrong or turns out to be a cop, I shoot them. End of story. But writing? Forget it. We would be here for hours trying to read my stuff.

      • Edward #negrod4eva

        I’m playing Akrobatik now, this shit is solid.

  • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

    I like that someone put Psychostick. Their new album ruled.

  • Completely forgot about Sea of Bones, which is band, since I’ve played multiple shows with them.

  • God

    babymetal… my jimmies are rustled.

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

      They’re on my worst of the year list with Emmure, Yes, Asia and Mr. Big.

      • Justin Nowlin

        I can’t stand Emmure. The only reason they are well known is because they are a band that breeds ignorant controversy.

        • Edward #negrod4eva

          Justin if you are new here let me be the first to welcome you.

          • GL

            Cosigned!

            GL

          • Justin Nowlin

            I am new. I am tired of MetalSucks and Death had been raving about this place so I decided to become a part of the toilet ov hell. Thanks for the warm welcome.

          • oh hai justin! i think we’ve spoken a bit over at FFB (Conan’s name for MS, Failure For Blogs)

          • Justin Nowlin

            Cannibal Slayer 666 and Between the Buried and Smee are the only people I can tolerate over there. It’s a shame it’s going to shits over there. At least I found the toilet ov hell though!

          • Edward #negrod4eva

            Between the Buried and Smee makes cameo appearances here as well.

          • Guacamole Jim

            We are a safe haven in the abyss of the interwebs.

          • Lacertilian

            DanielP sounds like a fun guy though?

          • VVorld Peace

            Welcome here, amigo.

          • Justin Nowlin

            Thank you my friend.

          • VVorld Peace

            By the way, we have a facebook group if you’re on there. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1014799438545488/

          • Justin Nowlin

            I don’t really use FB, but I joined anyway.

          • VVorld Peace

            Excellent.

          • Ferris Mueller

            Hey Justin, the commentators here are douches with droopy sack erectile e-penis dysfunction, but the reviews and commentary are still more inspired than MS.

          • Howard Dean

            I love passive-aggressive non-compliment compliments!

            Ferris Mueller has AIDS and spends his time trying to give it to innocent children. But he’s not as bad as Mao Zedong or Hitler.

        • Welcome. This is the only song I’ve heard of that band. Loved the lyrics: rarwrarwrararwraraqrwrararwrararw (jokes…)

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA1X7fF_Vh0

          • Justin Nowlin

            Frankie Palmeri will never have my respect after trying to sell the shirt with the columbine shooters. Terrible human being.

          • His entire existence is disrespectful to the Cosmos #FlushIt

          • Lacertilian

            Was this song named after the recurring sketch from Chappelle’s Show?

          • I loved that show!

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    Recall Skinflints debut, one of the worst albums I’ve ever listened, could barely play their instruments at all. Apparently they’ve progressed.

    • Simon PhoenixKing

      Ikilwa wasn’t THAT bad. Mtube the Great and Burning the Soul with Diesel are two of their best songs. They definitely got better though.

      • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

        I really, really dislike the debut. Really.

        • Simon PhoenixKing

          One thing they could do to improve even more is find a second guitarist. The type of metal they play absolutely screams for dual guitar interplay. Considering where they are I know that would be a difficult task, but they managed to find a new drummer (whom I would legit marry by the way) and I’m confident they could find another member for another six string.

  • VVorld Peace

    Great list Howard. I enjoyed that Hoth album. Byah!

    • Howard Dean

      Thanks VV! Looking forward to seeing your list later on!

      Oathbreaker is an album that hasn’t generated nearly as much buzz as I expected. Hoth are not a well known band, but that album is awesome! It was an album that I wasn’t considering for my list at first, but then when I started thinking about this year and what I had listened to a lot, I was like “Damn, I’ve spun that album more than a lot of other ones. That’s some good shit!” It would have been wrong for me not to include it.

      • VVorld Peace

        I really liked a lot of your list, and if we were given wider margins, ours probably would have a fair amount of overlap.

        • Howard Dean

          I think so, too. Artificial Brain was sitting out there at around #14 or #15, just missing my top 10 +3. I still really like that album, too.

          One of the biggest head-scratchers for me was that I couldn’t move Vader any higher than #12. I mean, I really like that album. It’s awesome. And I’m a huge Vader fan. But I couldn’t budge it any higher. Kinda magnifies how deep the metal field was this year–qualitatively and quantitatively.

          • VVorld Peace

            I’m with you on Vader. I love Vader, but I think the fact that they don’t really evolve all that much makes them dependably good but never top of the class.

          • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

            Return… was Vader’s best in an aeon and one of the years’ bests for me. But I think it’s true that the lack of evolution does harm their list spots when competing qith so much class as this year.

          • Howard Dean

            W and Nordling: I agree. They are probably the best of the “consistent and same-y” OSDM bands (Jungle Rot is another band that fits this description, though Vader are definitely better), and it’s great to know what you are going to get. But it doesn’t make the albums stand out at all, and for AOTY lists, albums need to stand out–for one reason or another (and “consistent–sounds like their other albums!” usually aren’t words spoken during AOTY lists).

          • i just feel like they couldn’t top Welcome to the Morbid Reich

          • Howard Dean

            I feel the same way. Welcome to the Morbid Reich is their opus, the Vader high water mark thus far.

          • Simon PhoenixKing

            Exactly this. Welcome… is the best of newer Vader. It was painful that I had to leave the new one off my list though.

      • Simon PhoenixKing

        The Hoth album was actually really good (Though unlike you I am a fan of Star Wars. If I had a lightsaber motherfuckers wouldn’t stand a chance against me.). Another album that I didn’t expect to like but really did was The Return by Oberion.

  • Hubert, Goat ov Doom (and Void

    Christian’s list

  • Death

    That Nadja album was pretty good indeed. Also Jimmy gets +1 for Manes

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

      I give 365 Days Of Horror credit for putting Psychostick on his list and I give Howard credit for putting Blut Aus Nord on his list.

  • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

    Musk OX is so very good. Gotta hand it to the infamous “C”

  • Actually, when you mentioned Midnight (whose posthumous stuff is being released via a 3-CD set), I thought you meant Crimson Glory’s singer.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcMKmfVjLA4

    One of the greatest power metal singers EVER!

    • Howard Dean

      Nah, Supreme Leader, the speed metal Midnight is better and more fun (I know you have laws against fun and amusement, but give it a try):

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6l2_7GJHq10

      • Not bad at all!

        We have plenty of fun and amusement here in Best Korea, like volunteer labor, bananas, and public execu………shit, I keep forgetting the Amnesty International’s stopping by! Nothing to see here, folks, move along!

        PS, this is good, but Crimson Glory’s better. Nyeah, Squidward, Nyeah!

  • Paris Hilton, you are one god dayumed man

    • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

      Paris had a good list. I disagree with putting Periphery at number 1 because that’s on my worst list but I agree with the rest of it.

    • Takes stones to put up your list in front of a bunch of elitists like us.
      /Didn’t pick TayTay to avoid backlash

      • Edward #negrod4eva

        Eh, I was hoping for more brutal elitism. Everyone here is so nice all the time. It says something great about our community but in a way we aren’t quite savage enough.

        • YOU SUCK ED, POWER ELECTRONICS SUCK

          • Edward #negrod4eva

            You’re going to love my next piece, Joe.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I think if my Tony Martin interview happens that everyone will love it regardless of whether they’re a fan of his or not.

          • Edward #negrod4eva

            JJD I would honestly be impressed if you landed an interview with a dude that famous.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I have a way with people so it is possible that it could happen. I have a few questions I’m dying to ask him but if anyone else has questions for him please tell me as long as they are relevant to him.

          • Howard Dean

            “Mr. Martin– was it difficult to have a film crew follow you and your family around for years while you were the subject for that reality show?”

            Tony Martin: “Uh… that was Ozzy.”

            “Oh, shit sorry about that. Let’s move on.”

            Tony Martin: “Let’s”

            “Mr. Martin– it must have been very difficult to turn over the singing duties for rock legends Black Sabbath, but you rebounded with many classic songs of your own. Holy Diver and Rainbow in the Dark are two of the best classic rock songs ever recorded.”

            Tony Martin: “Ok, I’m leaving now.”

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            This made me laugh, On a serious note I would ask him whose idea it was to have Ice T guest on Forbidden which was his final album with Sabbath. I’ve always wanted to know whose idea that was/

          • Simon PhoenixKing

            I’m kinda curious. Who do you think is ignored and/or loathed more by people: Martin, Blaze Bayley, or Ripper Owens?

          • VVorld Peace

            Ripper is definitely the least guilty of the three. I actually enjoyed his Iced Earth albums.

          • Howard Dean

            I think Blaze Bayley, personally. Ripper Owens is kind of like a folk hero for how he came about, and a lot of people really love the Martin era of Sabbath. But I never really see or hear any love for Blaze Bayley.

          • Edward #negrod4eva

            This is like the Utopia of online metal communities, and online communities in general. Srs.

      • (TayTay made it to my top 10 songs of the year, so hats off to you PJ)

        • Jimbob, why have you forsaken me?

          • Edward #negrod4eva

            I totally read that in a System of a Down voice.

          • i’m sure you can sh– you see where i’m going with this one

          • Death

            I would never forsake you bby

    • Edward #negrod4eva

      McNulty we went 3 / 13 on our lists.

      Me and you >>>>>>>>>>

      • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

        Off topic but I was thinking of doing an interview with former Black Sabbath vocalist Tony Martin for the site. Do you think that would be a good idea?

        • Edward #negrod4eva

          Yes. Yes I do.

          • Janitor Jim Dvggan’s Spooky To

            I’ve sent him a message through Facebook. I’ll see what happens and if it does happen I’ll submit it.

      • ♪ so happy together ♪
        we were Gridlink bros before the Toilet!

        • Edward #negrod4eva

          Best grind album of the year there, and I dunno that another album even competed with it.

          #bloodbrothers

    • She added Dark Tranquillity’s EP <3 Now I glad her more.

    • Paris Hilton

      1989 is goddamned catchy. I don’t give a hot gay fuck what anyone thinks!

  • Paris pls.

  • NefariousDude

    TOMORROW I WILL HAVE INTERNET AND I WILL DOWNLOAD THESE ALBUMS AND EMPTY MY SCROTUM OF EJACULATE

  • moar lists…. I need more time to hear!

    I will pick one of each lists. Thanks for sharing to all of you, folks!!:

    Hoth: Oathbreaker

    Wretched: Cannibal

    SKINFLINT: Nyemba

    Angra: Secret Garden

    Abysmal Dawn: Obsolescence

    Musk Ox (NEED to check this!)

    Revocation: Deathless

    Note: Simon, thanks for opening my ears to the Botswana band <3 I loved them and I want to check more of them

    • Link, the king of Comic Sans MS! lemme know what you think of Abysmal Dawn. not only do they tear sh1t up, they’re super nice guys. i met the lead guitarist/vocalist Charles Elliot at a show in St. Louis… then several months later (and with my head shaved) he remembered who i was at a show in Cincinnati! (5.5 hours away, if you’re not familiar)

      • that’s awesome, mr. Detective! I will tell you when I hear that. I’m still in debt of the Manes album 😉

      • GL

        You will have to let me know if you are ever in town again. I am about an hours north of Cinci! I cannot believe you drove 5.5 hours for a shown man!

        GL

        • one year we drove 12 hours to Toronto for a Heavy T.O. festival! but i will certainly let you know next Cincinnati visit… that show i’m talking about was:

          Death On The Vine 2012 w/ Cannibal Corpse, The Black Dahlia Murder, Nile, Exhumed, Skeletonwitch, Hour of Penance, Abysmal Dawn, Arkaik

    • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

      Like I said, steer clear of the Botswanians debut. This sounds much better. The firat is just bad.

      • I saw the doc about Batswani metal, and if it’s the band I’m thinking of, you’re right. But credit given, it’s a start, especially from a war torn country.

        • Nordling Rites Ov Karhu

          And I’m actually digging this newer stuff.

    • Simon PhoenixKing

      Glad to be of service. The more people know of them, the better.

  • VVorld Peace

    Christian, you have my attention with Ritual Chamber.

    • Howard Dean

      I listened to that demo a lot on Bandcamp this year because they haven’t released it on CD (there’s a cassette, but you probably know how I feel about those). Really great stuff.

      • VVorld Peace

        I tend to overlook bands that only have stuff on bandcamp (to my own chagrin) because Spotify is so much easier to use at work. However, I’m going to try to do a better job following labels on there next year.

  • VVorld Peace

    Also, great work, Simon Phoenix!

  • when i first started listening to Musk Ox, i was all “lolbuttz”… but after a few minutes my body was empty of lifehating and my work productivity went up! thx @christianmolenaar:disqus!

  • VVorld Peace

    Also good jorb, Jimmy, 365, Sarah, and Paris. Enjoying seeing all the diversity.

  • @fromwisdomtohate29:disqus good to see some Stargazer love! that album was on my top 10 way before the full album was available for streaming 😉

    • Howard Dean

      It’s a shame. It likely would’ve made my list had I access to it before now. The CD is arriving in my mailbox today.

      • rocket! thanks for the news HD: i was still under the impression it wasn’t dropping until the 31st!

        • Howard Dean

          Yeah, they bumped the release up a few weeks. You can order it from the NWN! webstore! Byah!

    • Simon PhoenixKing

      Yeah when they first streamed “An Earth Rides…” I knew that Stargazer was going to be on my list. But then I saw the release date and was like uuugggghhh.

  • “oh look, Christian chose a bunch of bands I’ve never heard of…”
    *said in monotone/deadpan voice*

  • KJM

    Akrobatik!!! My Twitter buddy who hates Twitter!

    Seriously, he’s de/reactivated his Twitter like a bazillion times.

    • Edward #negrod4eva

      I’m going to listen to that album cause of its placement on SP’s list here.

  • Justin Nowlin

    I don’t really see the fascination with baby metal. It’s just three young girls singing and dancing with metal in the background. I don’t hate it, but I also don’t think it’s anything groundbreaking.

    • VVorld Peace

      It’s a gimmick, one that has apparently fooled a lot of people.

      • Justin Nowlin

        People sure love gimmicks. I’d take attila’s gimmick over baby metal any day.

        • VVorld Peace

          I’m not into Babymetal, but they themselves don’t bother me. I’m not into it, so I ignore it. What does bother me, though, are all these bloggers and tastemakers acting like they’ll be the next big thing. That’s just silly.

          • Justin Nowlin

            Most gimmicks die out anyway, exception being Slipknot (you’ll find out, they are one of my favorite bands)

          • Edward #negrod4eva

            I still dig on Vol 3. Thought that was a pretty good record.

          • Justin Nowlin

            I dig every album they’ve put out, even All Hope is Gone. I won’t listen to the whole album, but tracks like Gemetria (The Killing Name), Sulfur, and Snuff are great tracks in my opinion.

          • Further Down the Metal Hole

            Same here, been a fan since the first album (and yes, coincidentally my teenage years). I’ll defend them with you shoulder to shoulder, bro!

          • Justin Nowlin

            Yes another Knot fan. Seems like there are more haters than those who still like them.

          • ed, me too! i may have shared my thoughts about the album with you in the past, so i’m not gonna rehash. but it certainly stands the test of time!

  • Dental_Damnation

    I was with Paris until I saw Periphery and JFAC, so I had to flush it. I’m with Jimmy on his list, I don’t know where the rest of you find these bands, I’m assuming at the very base of the metal spheres septic tank. The one I have issue with is Sockweb…that inclusion was for the laughs right?

    • I think the wild diversity is part of the fun. For the past several months I’ve been listening to brand new shit almost every day. I don’t necessarily jam on all of it but I’ve found a ton of bands that I really dig on.

    • Howard Dean

      There is actually a fair amount of non obscure stuff on these lists. Disregarding the bands that are not at all obscure (Exodus, Overkill, Cannibal Corpse, Scar Symmetry, Accept, Opeth, Mastodon, Judas Priest, etc), you are still left with many bands that shouldn’t be complete unknowns to people who frequent metal blogs (such as yourself): Vader, Blut Aus Nord, The Atlas Moth, Dead Congregation, etc. Sure, these 7 lists have some underground stuff on them, but a lot of it isn’t.

    • d00d i love Sockweb, it’s a solid grindcore album

    • Lacertilian

      Me too, with Paris until #1 then flushed hard.
      I can’t believe @James_Jimmy_McNulty:disqus had Sockweb over Revo though.

    • VVorld Peace

      Sockweb was actually decent grind and adorable to boot, but I can get why people wouldn’t like it.

  • Guacamole Jim

    Ballsy, Paris. Periphery at #1.

    To be fair, Clear was a solid album. Feed the Ground is a killer track. Periphery II was pretty bland, especially compared with their first release.

  • Simon PhoenixKing

    A small note: My list is out of order, as Horrendous is AOTY, not Skinflint.

    I actually remember listening to Ritual Chamber and liking it, but like so many bands I forgot about it over the course of the year.

  • Stockhausen

    Awesome list Simon, I like that diversity. I need to check out Skinflint.

  • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

    Yayyyyyyy all my points go to 365 for a list finally including The Old Believer.

  • KJM

    @fromwisdomtohate29:disqus Akrobatik was very happy about being featured in this article.

    • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

      Here’s my top 10 hip hop albums of the year (no disrespekt to akrobatik/death grips)
      1. Ab-Soul – These Days…
      2. ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron
      3. The Underachievers – Cellar Door: Terminus ut Exordium
      4. Domo Genesis – Under the Influence 2
      5. Ghostfast Killah – 36 Seasons
      6. Logic – Under Pressure
      7. The Dopplegangaz – Peace Kehd
      8. MellowHype – INSA
      9. Run the Jewels – RTJ2
      10. Busdriver – Perfect Hair

      Honorable Mentions – BJ the Chicago Kid – The MAFE Project

      • Oxymoron was awesome. I’m gonna get crucified for this, but I really dug RiFF RAFF’s album.

        • BLVKKBEVRD’S VNHEVLTHY LVST

          Hip-hop is just as divisive as metal, and I dont know if we have enough people for you to be crucified for this.

        • Lacertilian

          I could only get into 2 or 3 tracks from Oxymoron, which is a shame.
          At the Toilet’s behest I have been jamming RTJ2 & having fun.

          • VVorld Peace

            Great album!

          • Lacertilian

            It was good to hear Zach from RATM doing something again, I hadn’t heard him since his One Day As A Lion period.

  • Hmm, need to check out Akrobatik, how are the beats on that album?

    • Simon PhoenixKing

      Very stark and old school. Though many of the songs have an electronica backdrop to them. The beat for Who Am I is a good example and is my favorite song on the album.

      • Thanks dude, checkin it out on bandcamp now, sounds like something I’d be into.

  • Sea of bones was on my best of 2013 list… I is confused

  • Man, I feel bad for forgetting to throw out an honorable mention to Plagues of Babylon. I like that album a lot.

  • Leif Bearikson

    HD, I’m glad someone else digs that Hoth album! I was utterly stunned by how good it was

    • Howard Dean

      Byah, Bearikson! I was stunned, too. Great stuff!

  • ConanTHEMOTHERFUCKING KING

    Has always, Mcnulty has a shit taste in music.
    You should clean your hears, Jimmy
    -Conan