The end of another year is upon us and the Metalholic staff is working diligently to compile its Top 50 list for 2014. Individual tastes are as varied as the many sub-genres our beloved metal can conceive of. So with that while we engage in our ritual of creating the big list, our staffers have compiled their own individual Top 10 lists of which this is one. Enjoy!
As we get ready to rock in the New Year it is only fair to give a glance back at all the fantastic music this year gave us. And I present to you my Top 10 Albums of 2014:
I was faced with a dilemma as I was recently turned on to Audrey Horne and Triosphere and had my mind blown, twice in the same day. Both of these albums are friggen delicious and I even had to remove another album I had in the 10 spot previously, to fit in Triosphere. So, I did not want to remove anyone else. I beg you give these albums a go.
Okay, I proudly admit my deep love of this band, and I once in a while hanker for some unadulterated fun and simple head banging noise. Quiet Riot and I go way back and in my all time top 100 favorite pieces of music sits Metal Health the album and the song. So, this album just warms the cockles of my heart…
I put this album on my list because it is great for when I am having a bout of paranoia and lets me easily slip into my persona of being a life form occupying alternate space, where no one can find me.
There are some bands out of Japan that can be labeled by me as “infantile,” “barf inducing in their cuteness,” and “saccharine.” I wont name any names. Please keep in mind that Japan has some kool stuff as well. This album reminds us of that.
Ahh! If you like flowers and unicorns…this album is not for you! But if you have moments where you would like to stomp on some flowers and roast a unicorn…well then, you have come to the right place! Pay special attention to my faves here: “Qwerty” and “Son of 7”.
You may read some negative words about this band or this album, but I am here to tell you, Once More ‘Round the Sun is awesome and the band deserves respect. So, anyone who says differently can take a cosmic journey around my ass! (I mean that in the most menacing way).
Even though they have been around a while, and have consistently given us some tasty music despite the line up of who is or is not in the band. I felt I could not enjoy anything more than Deliverance. I must say this is a satisfying piece of work.
As I have mentioned before, I don’t listen to many female-based bands. (I have to be honest, and I need to feel excited when I have audio stimulation.) Surprisingly, because of this album I am free now to explore a more forbidden dimension to my tunes.
Dethrone the Crown is thrashy, melodic, and addictive with inspired vocals and crisp riffs. Laugh at the Fakes understand how to craft catchy songs without sacrificing heaviness. What more can I add to my review of these guys? This album is a fantastic first offering. I wait with…antisa’…pation…
I have had my ups and downs over the years listening to this band. (My favorite albums of past are: Hell Bent for Leather and Painkiller) the other stuff they have put out has been good not passion inducing. They are sort of like that old lover you break up with but then see around every so often and then end up in bed. So, the fire still burns…
Yep, This is my list and I’m sticking to it…Entity says Peace on Earth and Peace Out….