PLAYLIST 2014

Like every year, this is the playlist of our staff with the best and the worst of last year. Please note that we chose only among the albums we listened to, since it's impossible to listen to the whole music scene (be it only extreme or not). For this reason, we are looking forward to your playlists too!

We chose our usual formula, 5+5+1+1+1, but the "Demo" section has been widened considering EPs and splits, to make our work easier. In the "Flop" section, we inlcuded both the "bad" releases and the biggest disappointments of our expectations. And don't forget to enjoy Duca Strige's illustration at full size, just click on it. Enjoy!


Bosj

Top 5:
Flop 5:
  • Agalloch – "The Serpent And The Sphere"
  • Behemoth – "The Satanist"
  • In Flames – "Siren Charms"
  • Sonata Arctica – "Pariah's Child"
  • not mentioned
Top Demo / Ep / Split:
  • Progenie Terrestre Pura – "Asteroidi" [ep]
Emerging Band:
  • Mare Cognitum
Rediscovered Band:
  • Perfume / Vinterland

ColeBlack

Top 5:
  • Earth – "Primitive And Deadly"
  • Flying Lotus – "You're Dead!"
  • Pallbearer – "Foundation Of Burden"
  • The Flight Of Sleipnir – "V"
  • YOB – "Clearing The Path To Ascend"
Flop 5:
  • Agalloch – "The Serpent And The Sphere"
  • Behemoth – "The Satanist"
  • Bruce Springsteen – "High Hopes"
  • Foo Fighters – "Sonic Highways"
  • Slipknot – "The Gray Chapter"
Top Demo / Ep / Split:
  • Sunn O))) / Ulver – "Terrestrial" [split]
Emerging Band:
  • not mentioned
Rediscovered Band:
  • Sòlstafir

Dope Fiend

Top 5:
  • Infection Code – "La Dittatura Del Rumore"
  • Mystons – "Black Matter"
  • Septicflesh – "Titan"
  • Shabda – "Tummo"
  • Venetian Snares – "My Love Is A Bulldozer"
Flop 5:
  • Behemoth – "The Satanist"
  • In Flames – "Siren Charms"
  • Opeth – "Pale Communion"
  • Primordial – "Where Greater Men Have Fallen"
  • Wijlen Wij – "Coronachs Of The Ω"
Top Demo / Ep / Split:
  • Wolok – "The Silver Cord" [ep]
Emerging Band:
  • Mindwarp
Rediscovered Band:
  • Alchemist

Duca Strige

Top 5:
  • Ides Of Gemini – "Old World | New Wave"
  • Manic Street Preachers – "Futurology"
  • St. Vincent – "St. Vincent"
  • Thy Darkened Shade – "Liber Lvcifer I: Khem Sedjet"
  • Triptykon – "Melana Chasmata"
Flop 5:
  • Opeth – "Pale Communion"
  • Pink Floyd – "The Endless River"
  • not mentioned
  • not mentioned
  • not mentioned
Top Demo / Ep / Split:
  • Purson – "In The Meantime"
Emerging Band:
  • Black Moth
Rediscovered Band:
  • Shocking Blue

Istrice

Top 5:
  • Babymetal – "Babymetal"
  • Bologna Violenta – Uno Bianca
  • Empyrium – "The Turn Of The Tides"
  • Kyary Pamyu Pamyu – "Pika Pika Fantajin"
  • YOB – "Clearing The Path To Ascend"
Flop 5:
  • Agalloch – "The Serpent And The Sphere"
  • At The Gates – "At War With Reality"
  • Behemoth – "The Satanist"
  • Burzum – "The Ways Of Yore"
  • Primordial – "Where Greater Man Have Fallen"
Top Demo / Ep / Split:
  • Echoes Of Yul – "Tether" [ep]
Emerging Band:
  • Tana Del Lupo
Rediscovered Band:
  • Oranssi Pazuzu

Kelvan

Top 5:
  • Crimson Shadows – "Kings Among Men"
  • Mother Of Millions – "Human"
  • Pain Of Salvation – "Falling Home"
  • Striker – "City Of Gold"
  • Syndone – "Odysséas"
Flop 5:
  • Antonio Pantano – "Arcandia"
  • Echo Us – "II:XII, À Priori Memoriaé"
  • Neverworld – "Visions Of Another World"
  • Seven Thorns – "II"
  • Silent Call – "Truth's Redemption"
Top Demo / Ep / Split:
  • Unbeing – "Raptus" [demo]
Emerging Band:
  • EpisThemE
Rediscovered Band:

LordPist

Top 5:
  • Anathema – "Distant Satellites"
  • Earth – "Primitive And Deadly"
  • Mono – "Rays Of Darkness / The Last Dawn"
  • Sleeping Pulse – "Under The Same Sky"
  • Solstafir – "Ótta"
Flop 5:
Top Demo / Ep / Split:
Emerging Band:
  • Nova Heart
Rediscovered Band:
  • Mono

M1

Top 5:
  • Imago Mortis – "Carnicon"
  • In Tormentata Quiete – "Cromagia"
  • Infamous – "Rovine E Disperazione"
  • Phobonoid – Orbita
  • Solitvdo – "Immerso In Un Bosco Di Querce"
Flop 5:
  • Alcest – "Shelter"
  • Burzum – "The Ways Of Yore"
  • Christopher Lee – "Metal Knight"
  • In Flames – "Siren Charms"
  • Insidead – "ΕΛΕΥΣΙΣ"
Top Demo / Ep / Split:
  •  Forteresse / Chasse-Galerie / Monarque / Csejthe – "Légendes"
Emerging Band:
  • Hagel Stone
Rediscovered Band:
  • Iced Earth

Mourning

Top 5:
  • Dead Congregation – "Promulgation Of The Fall"
  • Ides Of Gemini – "Old World | New Wave"
  • L'Ira Del Baccano – "Terra 42"
  • Scandal – "Hello World"
  • YOB – "Clearing The Path To Ascend"
Flop 5:
  • Behemoth – "The Satanist"
  • Decapitated – "Blood Mantra"
  • In Flames – "Siren Charms"
  • Machine Head – "Bloodstone & Diamonds"
  • Opeth – "Pale Communion"
Top Demo / Ep / Split:
  • Racer Café – "Racer Café" [ep]
Emerging Band:
  • Barabbas
Rediscovered Band:
  • Elegy

ticino1

Top 5:
Flop 5:
  • Libido Airbag – "Testosterone Zone"
  • not mentioned
  • not mentioned
  • not mentioned
  • not mentioned
Top Demo / Ep / Split:
  • not mentioned
Emerging Band:
  • Temple Of Void
Rediscovered Band:
  • Megadeth

Vlakorados

Top 5:
Flop 5:
  • In Flames – "Siren Charms"
  • Kall – "Kall"
  • Mysticum – "Planet Satan"
  • Semargl – "Love"
  • not mentioned
Top Demo / Ep / Split:
  • Arkha Sva – "Donusdogama: En Accrochant Le Mendiant Qui Tomba Du Trône De Dieu" [ep]
Emerging Band:
  • Sloth Baby & The Land Pirates
Rediscovered Band:
  • Mors Principium Est
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