Favourite Metal Albums Of 2014
Here’s a rundown of some of my favourite non-metal releases from 2014.
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.
…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.
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.
Part six of Tis the Season features end of year picks from Chris Rigby and Tom Saunders.
In part two of this Tis the Season round-up, we’re continuing on with the lists of albums that contributors submitted to Six Noises as their top picks for 2014.
Here are my favourite New Zealand metal albums from 2014. Impressive and imposing. One and all.
Tis the season, my friends. It’s that wonderful time of year when everyone begins listing their favourite metal albums of 2014.
Six Noises is also extremely honoured to debut “Murderer’s Collar”, the first track from Bulletbelt’s upcoming new album, Rise of the Banshee. And check out an interview with the band’s drummer, Steve Francis.
Caverns, the debut album from Into Orbit—an instrumental duo from Wellington, New Zealand—is a perfect example of music that matters.
Trepanation – Hideous Black Abyss. Bandcamp. Get it now.
Earlier this year, industrial doom duo Dying of the Light released their latest EP, Monolithuim. Six Noises chats with band co-founder, Chris Rigby.
Twenty years. That’s how long we’ve waited for Sinistrous Diabolus’s debut full-length, Total Doom//Desecration.
New Zealand has a twisted heart that’s reflected in the country’s most ill-omened metal. The self-titled debut from Shallow Grave captures that anger and unease flawlessly
In a world of far too easily manufactured fury, integrity speaks volumes and there’s no doubt whatsoever of the sincerity of Titan’s work.