Favourites in Music (2014)

2015, welcome! Time to reflect on things from 2014, make lists and all that stuff. So, without further ado my favourite discoveries in 2014. They aren’t necessarily new, but I just discovered them this year.

I made a Spotify playlist of my favourites 2014: clicky

Agalloch – The Serpent and the Sphere (2014)

My favourite band, so yeah….I really liked this album. I felt that they sort of went back to their roots and incorporated elements from folk again. I’m so glad they did. This album feels more ‘Agalloch’ than ever. Favorite song: Vales Beyond Dimension


Ulver & SUNN O)) – Terrestrials (2014)

I guess this is a record that also gets a lot of hate because it might come across as pretentious, but I like the combo of these two bands. Don’t know if it’s really drone, but it brings me in a nice state of mind.


Venetian Snares – My Love Is a Bulldozer (2014)

When I played this album for the first time, I was really unsure of what to expect. I didn’t expect it to be this good. The title song of the album wins ‘most absurd lyrics-award’. Great song though, when you can stop giggling about the lyrics. This album is a great example of what Venetian Snares is capable of.


Sol Invictus – Once Upon a Time (2014)

Ok, I’m just a sucker for Sol Invictus. Combine that with the fact that Don Anderson also plays on this album and I’m sold. You like (neo)folk? You’ll like this.


Regarde Les Hommes Tomber – Regarde Les Hommes Tomber  (2013)

Missed the show of this band on Roadburn this year because the queue to get in was too huge. Now I know why. This is the type of metal that I like a lot. Hard to describe why, but it makes me feel alive.


Year of No Light – Tocsin (2013)

Also, a band that I finally ‘discovered’ this year. Love the contrasts between heavy and light style and the use of brass instruments.


Winterfylleth – The Divination of Antiquity (2014)

Old love never dies. My love for black metal never dies. This album has everything I love: nice riffs, nice grunts, nice everything. Love it love it!!! Can you believe that listening to black metal makes me happy….because it does. I love playing this album when I’m on public transport; it calms me down.


Lanthlos – Melting Sun

This record would be great for people who like metal, but don’t like the grunts. This is sort of post-core, but with a friendly edge to it.


Speaking of old loves. I haven’t stopped playing the Andy Winter – Incomprehensible record. It was released January 2013 and it’s one of my favourites of all-time already. So go listen to it if you haven’t already. (To my dismay this album isn’t available on YouTube! The video’s are blocked. It is available on Spotify though.)

I also never stopped listening to Therion. I’ve been listening to this band since I was 17 years old and I still have a weak spot for them.

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