Top 5 Hard Rock and Metal Albums of February 2014
February 2014 finds the wealth of new hard rock and metal growing substantially, making the year’s first quarter a brutally healthy and weighty one. If the trend begun in January and February continues throughout the year, it may turn out to be the richest in a while. While we have seen the abomination of Babymetal released this month to taint our beloved genre, Pantera‘s 20th Anniversary Edition of “Far Beyond Driven” will beat a bitch down. It all works out in the end. This month’s #1 just barely beat out the #2 album by a hair. Within Temptation continues to expand the scope of its sound while remaining true its signature. “Hydra” marks its best release since 2007’s “The Heart of Everything“. Behemoth and Cynic have both returned with amazing works as well.