Brandon Bradley: Best Of 2014

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With 2014 now at a close, I put together a list of my personal favorite releases of the year. With so many incredible albums, EPs and splits, it was hard enough just to limit myself to this. You can check it all out after the jump.

Top 50 albums

1)RX Bandits – Gemini, Her Majesty
2)Lantlos – Melting Sun
3)Pallbearer – Foundations Of Burden
4)Yob – Clearing The Path To Ascend
5)Behemoth – The Satanist
6)Anaal Nathrakh – Desideratum
7)Nothing – Guilty Of Everything
8)Triptykon – Melana Chasmata
9)Ne Obliviscaris – Citadel
10)Ringworm – Hammer Of The Witch
11)Every Time I Die – From Parts Unknown
12)At The Gates – At War With Reality
13)Saor – Aura
14)The Body – I Shall Die Here
15)No Bragging Rights – The Concrete Flower
16)Set And Setting – A Vivid Memory
17)Devin Townsend – Z2
18)Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral
19)Cynic – Kindly Bent To Free Us
20)Enabler – La Fin Absolue Du Monde
21)Lord Mantis – Death Mask
22)Revocation – Deathless
23)Culted – Oblique To All Paths
24)Cormorant – Earth Diver
25)Thou – Heathen
26)Cripple Bastards – Nero In Metastasi
27)The Black Crown Initiate – A Wreckage Of Stars
28)Thank You Scientist – Maps Of Non Existent Places
29)Electric Wizard – Time To Die
30)Woods Of Desolation – As The Stars
31)Black Anvil – Hail Death
32)Godhunter – City Of Dust
33)Misery Index – The Killing Gods
34)Indian – From All Purity
35)La Dispute – Rooms Of The House
36)Incantation – Dirges Of Elysium
37)Mastodon – Once More Round The Sun
38)Against Me! – Transgender Dysmorphia
39)Iron Reagan – Tyranny Of Will
40)Tombs – Salvage Gold
41)Circa Survive – Descensus
42)The Atlas Moth – Old Believer
43)Yautja – Songs Of Descent
44)Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain
45)Silver Snakes – Year Of The Snake
46)Eyehategod – Eyehategod
47)Aborted – The Necrotic Manifesto
48)To The Wind – Block Out The Sun & Sleep
49)Anberlin – Lowborn
50)InFlames – Siren Charms

Top 5 EPs

1)Four Year Strong – Go Down In History
2)Junius – Days Of The Fallen Sun
3)Inter Arma – The Cavern
4)Thou – Sacrifice
5)Iron Reagan – Spoiled Identity

Top 5 split releases

1)Whirr/Nothing
2)Thou/The Body
3)Full Of Hell/Merzbow
4)Windhand/Salem’s Pot
5)Graves At Sea/Sourvein

Top 10 live performances

1)Dark Angel
2)My Dying Bride
3)At The Gates
4)Pelican
5)The World Is A Beautiful Place & I’m No Longer Afraid To Die
6)Rotting Out
7)Tankard
8)Battlecross
9)Havok
10)Anberlin

Top 10 tour packages/festivals (That I attended)

1)Maryland Deathfest
2)Southern Darkness Festival
3)Behemoth w/ 1349, Goatwhore, Inquisition and Black Crown Initiate
4)Carcass w/ The Black Dahlia Murder, Gorguts and Noisem
5)Pallbearer w/ Tombs and Vattnet Viskar
6)Rotting Out w/ No Bragging Rights, The Beautiful Ones and Heart To Heart
7)Crowbar w/ Revocation, Havok, Fit For An Autopsy and Armed For Apocalypse
8)Mastodon w/ Gojira
9)Eyehategod w/ Ringworm and Enabler
10)Comeback Kid w/ Backtrack, Xibalba, Downpresser and To The Wind

Most underrated album: RX Bandits – “Gemini, Her Majesty”
Best debut full length: Nothing – “Guilty Of Everything”