• Atriarch

    Favourite Metal Albums Of 2014

    Favourite Metal Albums Of 2014

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    Favourite Non-metal Releases from 2014

    Here’s a rundown of some of my favourite non-metal releases from 2014.

  • Northumbria

    Tis the Season: Northumbria

    Bring Down the Sky was one of 2014’s best ambient and drone recordings, and the album was thoroughly deserving of the abundant praise it received last year.

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    The Hysteric in Metal Criticism

    …this is a call for everyone in metal – me included – to be a bit more aware of our own desires and how they manifest via the music medium we love. It’s a call for an ethics of metal criticism and consumption.

  • Spook

    Spook the Horses: Rainmaker

    It’s not often a band like Wellington-based post-hardcore outfit Spook the Horses comes along. A band willing to take risks in pursuit of a greater artistic goal, as they’ve done on their sophomore album, Rainmaker.

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    Tis the Season: Part Six

    Part six of Tis the Season features end of year picks from Chris Rigby and Tom Saunders.

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Atriarch

Favourite Metal Albums Of 2014

Favourite Metal Albums Of 2014

BURIAL HEX_12 Jacket (Gatefold - One Pocket) [GDOB2-30CH-001]_02

Favourite Non-metal Releases from 2014

Here’s a rundown of some of my favourite non-metal releases from 2014.

Northumbria

Tis the Season: Northumbria

Bring Down the Sky was one of 2014’s best ambient and drone recordings, and the album was thoroughly deserving of the abundant praise it received last year.

QWERTY_keyboard-1

The Hysteric in Metal Criticism

…this is a call for everyone in metal – me included – to be a bit more aware of our own desires and how they manifest via the music medium we love. It’s a call for an ethics of metal criticism and consumption.

Spook

Spook the Horses: Rainmaker

It’s not often a band like Wellington-based post-hardcore outfit Spook the Horses comes along. A band willing to take risks in pursuit of a greater artistic goal, as they’ve done on their sophomore album, Rainmaker.

yob-clearing-the-path-to-ascend

Tis the Season: Part Six

Part six of Tis the Season features end of year picks from Chris Rigby and Tom Saunders.

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Tis The Season: Part Five

Tis the Season part five, with picks from Mosquito Control’s Fei Yun, and Anger Management Show host Witchfinder General.

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Tis The Season: Part Four

Part four of Tis The Season welcomes Max Rotvel, head-honcho of Metal Bandcamp, and Dan Kaplan, creator and co-host of Horns Up: A Weekly Metal Podcast.

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Tis The Season: Part Three

Tis the Season: Part Three. An end of year list from stalwart metal fan, Owain Smolović Jones.

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Crust, Punk, and Grimy Metal Favourites 2014.

These are some of my favourite releases from (mostly) belligerent punk rockers in 2014.