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01.16.15 Railway Through 2014 09.08.14 Metal Monday
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Railway Through 2014

A pretty good year, as far as I'm concerned, though Mister T's absence means I'm a bit lacking in strange things. Recommendations welcome.
100Occultation
Silence in the Ancestral House


Stream: http://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/silence-in-the-ancestral-
house
99Wreck and Reference
Want


Stream: http://wreckandreference.bandcamp.com/
98Have a Nice Life
The Unnatural World


Stream: http://theflenser.bandcamp.com/album/the-unnatural-world
97 Anne Guthrie
Codieaum Variegatum
96Morbus Chron
Sweven
95Ellorsith
1959


In an excellent year for metal, and metal demos, this one got played the most in my
house. Cool concept, great execution. Name Your Price:
http://ellorsith.bandcamp.com/releases
94Volahn
Aq Ab Al


The better of the two Crepusculo Negro LPs released last year. Stream:
http://crepusculonegro.bandcamp.com/album/cn-26-aqabal
93Sinmara
Aphotic Womb


Stream: http://sinmara.bandcamp.com/album/aphotic-womb
92Funereal Presence
The Archer Takes Aim


Stream: http://metalhit.bandcamp.com/album/the-archer-takes-aim
91Puce Mary
Persona
90Croatian Amor
Genitalia Garden
89Funereus
......Return of the Old Goat


Stream: http://fpr666.bandcamp.com/album/funereus-return-of-the-old-goat
88Throwing Snow
Mosaic
87Natural Snow Buildings
The Night Country
86Cremation Lily
Fires Frame the Silhouette
85Lust for Youth
International
84Emptiness
Nothing But The Whole


Stream: http://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/nothing-but-the-whole
83Diocletian
Gesundrian
82Lee Gamble
KOCH
81Carla Bozulich
Boy
80Swallowed
Lunarterial


Libations proves just how apt the band name is. Stream:
http://swallowed.bandcamp.com/album/lunarterial
79BADBADNOTGOOD
III


Stream: http://badbadnotgoodil.bandcamp.com/releases
78Raspberry Bulbs
Privacy


Stream: http://blackesteverblack.bandcamp.com/album/privacy
77Flying Lotus
You're Dead!
76Thou
Heathen


Name Your Price: http://thou.bandcamp.com/album/heathen
75Vircolac
Codex Perfida


Unchain the Vircolacs. Stream: https://vircolac.bandcamp.com/releases
74Saaad
Deep/Float


Name Your Price: http://saaad.bandcamp.com/album/deep-float
73Officer!
Dead Unique


Stream: http://blackesteverblack.bandcamp.com/album/dead-unique-2
72Shallow Sanction
Shallow Sanction EP
71Tipper
Forward Escape


Stream: http://tipper.bandcamp.com/album/forward-escape
70 Bedroom (NY)
Shade & System


Name Your Price: http://bedroomnyc.bandcamp.com/album/shade-system
69Be Forest
Earthbeat


Stream: http://wwnbb.bandcamp.com/album/wwnbb-051-earthbeat
68St. Vincent
St. Vincent
67Aphex Twin
Syro
66Inigo Kennedy
Vaudeville
65Dead Congregation
Promulgation of the Fall


Stream: http://deadcongregation.bandcamp.com/album/promulgation-of-the-fall
64Swans
To Be Kind
63Herukrat
I Bear Witness


Je suis Herukrat. http://www.svn-okklt.com/2014/11/herukrat-i-bear-witness.html
62 Alraune
The Process of Self-Immolation


Stream: http://alraune.bandcamp.com/album/the-process-of-self-immolation
61A Pregnant Light
My Game Doesn't Have a Name


Stream: http://colloquialsoundrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/my-game-doesnt-
have-a-name
60Volcanic Queen
Faith in Desire


Graveyard, FKA TheVoiceandtheSnake. Name Your Price:
http://volcanicqueen.bandcamp.com/album/faith-in-desire
59Grouper
Ruins


A slight disappointment when placed next to AIA or Dragging... but Liz Harris still
makes some of my favourite music.
58Total Control
Typical System


Stream: http://hengebeat.bandcamp.com/album/typical-system
57Nadja
Queller


A superb return to form after several subpar releases. I'm also a sucker for a good
owl. Stream: http://nadja.bandcamp.com/album/queller
56Thou / The Body
Released From Love


Searing collaboration from these two racket merchants. They've got another one
out at the end of this month.
55A/T/O/S
A/T/O/S
54Dirty Beaches
Stateless


Stream: http://dirtybeaches.bandcamp.com/album/stateless
53Kikagaku Moyo
Forest of Lost Children


Stream: http://geometricpatterns.bandcamp.com/album/forest-of-lost-children
52Submotion Orchestra
Alium
51Stargazer
A Merging to the Boundless


Stream: http://nuclearwarnowproductions.bandcamp.com/album/a-merging-to-the-
boundless
50Millie and Andrea
Drop the Vowels
49Wold
Postsocial
48Filastine
Aphasia


Stream: http://postworldindustries.bandcamp.com/album/aphasia
47Shackleton
Freezing Opening Thawing
46Marissa Nadler
July


Stream: http://marissanadler.bandcamp.com/album/july
45Natural Assembly
With Silence and Tears
44Cara Neir
The Overwatch


Name Your Price: http://caraneir.bandcamp.com/album/the-overwatch-ep
43Godflesh
A World Lit Only By Fire


Stream: http://godflesh1.bandcamp.com/album/a-world-lit-only-by-fire
42We Came Out Like Tigers
Ever-crushed at Pecket's Well


You'll Never Walk Alone. Name Your Price:
http://wecameoutliketigers.bandcamp.com/album/ever-crushed-at-peckets-well
41Griefloss
Ruiner


Stream: http://griefloss.bandcamp.com/
40Hundred Waters
The Moon Rang Like a Bell
39Jason Lescalleet
Much to my Demise
38Hyperdub
Hyperdub 10.4


Obligatory RIP for the Spaceape.
37Bolzer
Soma


Saw these guys in November with Dread Sovereign and The Ruins of Beverast. This EP,
alongside last year's Aura has laid down a marker for excellent black/death that I hope
they'll surpass on their upcoming debut LP.
36Cult of Youth
Final Days
35White Lung
Deep Fantasy


Much the same as Sorry, though not quite as good.
34Coffin Dust
This Cemetery, My Kingdom


Stream: http://coffindust.bandcamp.com/album/this-cemetery-my-kingdom
33Possession (BE)
Anneliese


Two more great black/death tracks from the Belgians. Also check out their demo from
2013. Stream: http://ironboneheadproductions.bandcamp.com/album/possession-
anneliese
32 Benjamin Damage
Up/ Acid Bath


Winnowed this from one of Djunior's lists. Great stuff.
31Andy Stott
Faith in Strangers
30Flower Face
Funeral Kid


Thanks due to Yaknips for reviewing her other release and turning me onto her. It's a
testament both to technology and her talent that someone so young can record
something that sounds so good. Name Your Price:
http://flowerface.bandcamp.com/album/funeral-kid-ep
29Qrixkuor
Consecration of the Temple


Free: http://qrixkuordeath.bandcamp.com/releases
28Jute Gyte
Ressentiment


One of my favourite black metal projects. He released two albums of material last
year, both of which are ferocious and excellently crafted. Name Your Price:
http://jutegyte.bandcamp.com/
27Birds of Passage
This Kindly Slumber


Discovered this woman last year while buying a Witxes record on Denovali. Utterly
sublime.
26Akatharsia
Demo


Name Your Price: http://akatharsia.bandcamp.com/album/demo
25Innsmouth
Consumed by Elder Sign


Stream: http://abysmalsounds.bandcamp.com/album/consumed-by-elder-sign
24Nightfell
The Living Ever Mourn


Stream: http://nightfell.bandcamp.com/
23Arizmenda
Stillbirth in the Temple of Venus


The lesser of the two Crepusculo Negro LPs released this year.
22Rippikoulu
Ulvaja


Stream: http://svartrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ulvaja
21Encoffination
III - Hear Me, O' Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs


Stream: http://selfmadegod.bandcamp.com/album/iii-hear-me-o-death
20Barghest
The Virtuous Purge


Stream: http://gileadmedia.bandcamp.com/album/the-virtuous-purge
19Monte / Magnetophonique
Split


Magnetophonique tracks are Name Your Price:
https://magntophonique.bandcamp.com/album/monte-magn-tophonique-split-dept-
tapes
18Death Fortress
Among the Ranks of the Unconquerable


Name Your Price: http://bandcamp.fallenempirerecords.com/album/among-the-
ranks-of-the-unconquerable
17Innercity Ensemble
II


Stream: http://innercityensemble.bandcamp.com/
16Guilty Parents
The Black Ooze


Name Your Price: http://guiltyparents.bandcamp.com/album/the-black-ooze
15The Austerity Program
Beyond Calculation


Name Your Price: http://austerityprogram.bandcamp.com/
14EMA
The Future's Void


Bit of a departure from her debut. I don't really connect with the blog du jour themes
here, but I could listen to her sing about Yucca trees and still find some enjoyment.
13Death of Lovers
Buried Under a World of Roses


I think I prefer this to the other projects that they're known for.
12Current 93
I Am the Last Of All the Field That Fell


Stream: http://current931.bandcamp.com/album/i-am-the-last-of-all-the-field-
that-fell-north-american-version
11Vessel
Punish, Honey
10Saint Pepsi
Gin City


Stream: http://saintpepsi.bandcamp.com/album/gin-city
9Lantlos
Melting Sun


Agape is one of those albums that I've committed into my bones. It was a perfect
demonstration of a uniquely textured approach to a genre of metal that is stale to the
point of parody. This shares that album's excellent production, but in a more limited
post-rock frame. Stream: http://lantlos.bandcamp.com/album/melting-sun-2
8Zom
Flesh Assimilation


Have seen many intense performances from them, and likely will again on
Valentine's Day, but I've yet to really connect with them on record. Still good
though. Stream: http://invictusproductions666.bandcamp.com/album/flesh-
assimilation
7Adebisi Shank
This is the Third Album


Adebisi Shank bow out with an effort that is as fun and melodious as anything
they've done before. A great bunch of lads. Stream:
http://adebisishank.bandcamp.com/
6Xothist
Simulacrum


Name Your Price: http://bandcamp.fallenempirerecords.com/album/simulacrum
5Gath Smane
Transmuted Marrow
4Pallbearer
Foundations of Burden


Stream: http://profoundlorerecords.bandcamp.com/album/foundations-of-burden
3Merchandise
After the End


Like most, I prefer their old style, but this is still a record of a singular vision pulled
off successfully. I do hope their next one is a little less pedestrian, though.
2Earth
Primitive and Deadly


Stream: http://earthsl.bandcamp.com/album/primitive-and-deadly
1DJ Koze
Reincarnations Pt. 2 - The Remix Chapter 2009-2014
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