Thursday, January 1, 2015

TOP LISTS FOR THE END OF 2014

Here are the top albums and shows of the year for me. They're the ones that I can remember while having a sinus headache right now.

Released this year:

1 - Wovenhand - Refractory Obdurate CD/LP/DL
2 - Water Torture - Pillbox CD/LP
3 - The Saudades (LOCAL) - s/t EP CD/DL
4 - Brianna Kelly - (LOCAL) Download-only full-length
5 - P.L.F. - Ultimate Whirlwind of Incineration LP/CD/DL
6 - Bastard Sapling - Instinct is Forever LP/CD/DL
7 - Sea of Bones - The Earth Wants Us Dead 2xCD/3xLP/CS/DL
8 - Brody's Militia - Napalm Zeppelin Raids 7"
10 - BABE RAGE - Object DL/???
11 - the body - I Shall Die Here LP/CD/DL
12 - Red Rot - s/t reissue CS/DL
13 - Blackfire & K2 - split LP/DL
14 - Teitanblood - ???
15 - Gnawed - the new one CD/DL
16 - Terror Cell Unit - Fear God, Hate Man CS
17 - Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire LP/CD/CS/DL
18 - MBD & Power Monster - split CS/DL
19 - Platinum Collar & Clavicula Solomonis - split CS/DL
20 - Eugenius - EVERYTHING HE PUT OUT (download only)
21 - Public Housing - s/t LP/DL
22 - Iron Oath - demo
+ all the noise stuff I've forgotten, like Alex York's project and everything Matt Boettke (Scant) did.


From other years:

1 - the body - Christs, Redeemers 2xLP/CD
2 - Black Tar Prophet & Crawl - split CD
3 - Hellnation - EVERYTHING OF THEIRS THAT I BOUGHT
4 - Some Japanese Shoegaze album I don't feel like look the name up of...
5 - Paradise Lost - Faith Divides, Death Unites Us
6 - Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol
7-10 - What Jimmy showed me that one time we hung out and he played a bunch of stuff like Ritual Necromancy and Grave Upheaval and that one grind/black metal band

 Shows:

1 - Bastard Sapling, Faithxtractor, ALRAUNE, Beneath Oblivion @ the Drinkery on my birthday
2 - Sea of Bones, Grey Host, ??? at Three Kings Bar (RIP)
3 - Sewage Grinder, Scumbag Playbook, Bastard Feast, ??? at the Last House on the Left
4 - Ofir Klemperer, Joey Molinaro at the Comet
5 - TERROR CELL UNIT at the Pungent Dungeon
6 - Suppression, Forced Opinion, ??? at the Chameleon
7 - Cloud Rat, Victim of Circumstance, Forced Opinion, ??? at Fickle Ramps
8 - Pizza Hi Five, Morose (ex-PHF), Sorcerer Torturer, Total Hipster Crusher, Goodtimes, ??? at Pungent Dungeon
9 - Short Walk, Invertabit, Faction Disaster (FxDx), Forced Opinion at the Rake's End
10 - Pallbearer, that band from NH I can never remember the name of, Tombs at Cosmic Charlies
11 - Black Tar Prophet, Beneath Oblivion, ScumBag Playbook, ??? at Rake's End
12 - Smut, Useless!, ??? at the Comet
13 - Little Lights, ??? at the Comet @
14 - The "$1000 Man Show" with Christopher Feltner, Stephen Palke, Guillermo Pizarro, Self Surgery, and me @ Three Kings
15 - The one time I finally saw Death Sex Advocates (D.S.A.)... forget where and with who, but whatever... they fucking RULED it...
16 - Mala In Se, deafheaven @ the basement of that place downtown with terrible acoustics...
17 - Lark's Tongue, Grey Host, ??? at the Drinkery

Everybody who didn't make the lists can go cry in the corner. My head hurts too much for me to care. Mardou, Ethicist, and Sewage Grinder are my favorite local bands.  Black Planet and Sour Ground are awesome, too. Did the Tweens s/t come out this year???

 

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