Thought 2013 was a pretty good year for heavy music. Here's hoping 2014
can match it.
The Frankenstein Effect
Released to pledgers right at the ass-end of 2012, but made available online with
Error 500 this year, so tops the list. One of my top 5 albums ever.
Best track: Gruntwhore
|2||The Venetia Fair|
Every Sick, Disgusting Thought...
Stumbled upon these guys by chance, completely in a league of their own. One of
the most out-and-out fun records I've ever heard.
Best track: The Sky Came Down
Our Science Is Golden
Loved their debut, and this lived up to it and expanded on it's sound.
Best track: Fuck Yeah! Depression
Technically their only official release, mashes metal, thrash, hardcore and grind
Best Track: White Leg
Birth School Oaf Death
Lyric of the year: "Squirming in vermin, beak in your eye, feathered git, please die!"
from Fuck Off Seagull.
Best Track: Wash Your Faith In My Think
|6||Future Of The Left|
How To Stop Your Brain In An Accident
Didn't love this as much as Plot, but still a solid, consistent album from a genius
Best track: How To Spot A Record Company
|7||Captain, We're Sinking|
The Future Is Cancelled
Been a long time since I've really enjoyed anything pop punky, and although these
guys spread their palette over a much wider range, the melodies that drive this
album stick it in that camp for me.
Best track: Adultery
Finding St Kilda
Recommended to me coz I loved Kerbdog, who they sound nothing like. However,
their brand of post-hardcore influenced hardcore not only feels fresh, it also brings
to mind early Hell Is For Heroes. This is a Good Thing.
Best Track: We Dine On Seeds
Ginger Wildheart's third release of the pledge campaign (does this guy ever sleep?),
heavily punk influenced pop rock and sing-along choruses. Perfect summer album.
Best track: We're Outta Here
Have always been up and down on Clutch, but this is my favourite of theirs for a
long time. Whuahhrrr.
Best Track: Earth Rocker