Sunday, 14 December 2014

Heavy Metal Sasquatch's Top Fourteen Metal Albums of 2014

    2014 was a monumental year for the world of metal music. Angela Gossow left Arch Enemy, Rob Dukes left Exodus, Tim Lambesis tried to kill his wife, and half of Megadeth quit the band. We saw some veteran bands tap out, as Chimaira, DevilDriver, As I Lay dying, and Bleeding Through all called it quits. On top of this, we lost way to many veteran metalheads; RIP Dave Brockie, Tim Williams, Jon Athon, and Wayne Static. But not all was doom and gloom for the metal community. 2014 also produced some of the best, most diverse, and absolutely bone-shattering Death and Prog metal to date. While there were hundreds of metal albums released this year, I decided to share with you my favourite metal albums of the year. Make sure to check all the bands out if you haven't heard of them already! Cheers and Happy New Year to all the metalheads who read this. Feel free to comment if you would make changes to my list.

1. Origin - Omnipresent
Technical Death Metal


2. Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain
Death Metal



3. Conquering Dystopia
Instrumental Metal



4. Ne Obliviscaris - Citadel
Folk/Progressive Metal

5. Ataxia - Calignious
Technical Death Metal



6. Aborted - Necrotic Manifesto
Deathgrind



7. Alterbeast - Immortal
Technical Death Metal



8. Unsacred Seed - Frontiers
Blackened Death Metal



9. Allegaeon - Element of the Infinite
Melodic Death Metal



10. Last Scattering - Eidolon
Progressive Death Metal



11. At The Gates - At War With Reality
Melodic Death Metal



12. Autopsy - Tourniquets, Hacksaws And Graves
 Doom/Death Metal


13. Behemoth - The Satanist
Blackened Death Metal



14. Rings of Saturn - Lugal Ki En
Deathcore




- An honourable mention goes out the bands Pyrrhon, Revocation, Jungle Rot, Carnifex, Pathology, Animals as Leaders, Overkill, Judas Priest, Vader, Opeth, Trenchrot, Exhumed & Arch Enemy as they all also released killer metal albums this year as well! Make sure to check out all these wicked releases and have a Happy New Year you filthy animals.
- Heavy Metal Sasquatch out /,,/