Ignimbrite
Ryan Kroner
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Last Active 12-17-14 11:14 pm
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 Lists
12.18.14 Ignimbrite's 2014 (extra based edition)11.21.14 Vinyl Is The Reason I Am Broke
11.18.14 The Ape Of God10.28.14 World Series
10.26.14 John Wick09.29.14 I'm Going To New Zealand!
09.18.14 Geology08.28.14 Malazan Book Of The Fallen?
07.23.14 In This Moment, I Am Euphoric07.01.14 Geophysics Jams
06.27.14 Ignimbrite's 2014.5: Now and Later06.09.14 Jams That Y'all Should Jam
09.15.13 Ozymandias (BB SPOILERS)08.25.13 College Road Trip Jams
06.16.13 ABR ranked02.25.13 New Paysage D'hiver Rules
02.12.13 Kroner Gets Swole.02.07.13 2013 Dig Sauce
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Ignimbrite's 2014 (extra based edition)
20Behemoth
The Satanist


I've never really liked these guys. This album changed that. The closer is the best thing ever.
19Yellowcard
Lift a Sail


Fuck you all.
18Pet Slimmers of the Year
Fragments of Uniforms


Instrumental post-metal done extremely right.
17Nero di Marte
Derivae


It's literally Ulcerate with way more post-metal than death metal and weirder vocals. It's also almost fantastic enough to make the wait for the next Ulcerate album bearable. The drummer is awesome.
16The Great Old Ones
Tekeli-Li


Post-metal/black metal combinations have a tendency to be boring, unoriginal, cheesy, or all of the above. This is none of those things.
15This Will Destroy You
Another Language


This Will Destroy You combine the beauty of the self-titled with the experimentalism of Tunnel Blanket. This is easily their best album yet.
14Locktender
Rodin


This is the best straight-up post-metal you'll hear all year.
1368
In Humor and Sadness


I honestly don't think that post-Long Live Josh Scogin is even capable of disappointing me.
12Dead Congregation
Promulgation of the Fall


Riffs.
11Darkspace
Dark Space III I


Between this and Gravity, I've been pretty thoroughly convinced never to become an astronaut.
10Panopticon
Roads to the North


Lunn combines the songwriting of Collapse with the experimentation of Kentucky and the aggression of Social Disservices and excises most of the weak parts of each of those albums. His best yet.
9Ben Howard
I Forget Where We Were


Howard strays from the straightforward, if really enjoyable, indie folk stuff of his debut to make something a lot darker, more atmospheric, and more unique.
8Ghost Brigade
IV - One with the Storm


It's the exact same thing as their last few albums. It's also just as good as, if not better than, their last few albums.
7Damascus
When Last We Met


In the post-rock realm, sleepmakeswaves may have disappointed me this year, but Damascus did not. God damn.
6Downfall of Gaia
Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay


It's a lot like their debut, but dirtier, darker, and infinitely more evil. Post-metal and crust punk influences are toned down in favor of a heavier black metal tint, and they end up sounding a bit like a filthy, crusty Altar of Plagues at points. And, my friends, it works.
5Gates
Bloom and Breathe


stupid twinkly whiney crescendocore bullshit
4Old Man Gloom
The Ape of God II


This slot also includes the other The Ape of God, but I'm listing this one because I have a slight preference for it. They both come incredibly close to topping Seminar II as their best work, and are undoubtedly the best thing Aaron Turner has been involved in since ISIS broke up. SUMAC is sounding pretty cool, though.
3Thou
Heathen


Dankest, heaviest, most oppressive album of 2014. The "We are the stone that starts the avalanche!" bit in Free Will might be the best piece of music I've heard this year.
2Jakob
Sines


It isn't the perfect album that Solace - or, arguably, Cale:Drew - was, but god damn if this isn't further proof that Jakob are the greatest non-Canadian post-rock band in existence. Everyone else should quit. Damascus can stay, though. They're pretty chill.
1Saor
Aura


This is the one 5 I've given this year. Aura is beautiful, brutal, aggressive, emotional, and cathartic. Atmospheric black metal does not get better than this. To think that this guy was involved with Falloch at one point...
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