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Too Soon? Anso DF’s Best Of 2014 … So Fart

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Best of 2014 So Far

There’s a belief that art is at its best in bad times. That is, the greater the injustices and pain, then the more there is to express and passion to express it. At such times, emotions and compulsions are stronger, as are the urges to seize control of your own vibe. So, maybe expressions are purer and fearless on one side, and more fanciful and surreal on the other. Something like that! lol Anyway, that theory implies that our times are being perceived as bad, for the albums listed below range from awesome to transcendent — and represent more than simply the “best” of 2014’s first half. It’s not just their number (22 albums!) but the feet-planted certainty of their statements (even the least adventurous of them). If ranked, at least four are tied for the year’s best album, then ten split second place, and the rest nab the bronze. U jam?

Behemoth The Satanist (Metal Blade) listen
Benighted Carnivore Sublime (Season Of Mist) listen
Boyfrndz Breeder (Brutal Panda) listen
Comet Control Comet Control (Tee Pee) listen
The Drip A Presentation Of Gruesome Poetics (Relapse) listen
Dust Moth Dragon Mouth (The Mylene Sheath) listen
Epistasis Light Through Dead Glass (Crucial Blast) listen
Eskhaton Worship Death (Chaos) listen
High Spirits You Are Here (Hells Headbangers) listen
Lacuna Coil Broken Crown Halo (Century Media) listen
Lord Mantis Death Mask (Profound Lore) listen
Menace Impact Velocity (Season Of Mist) listen
Miasmal Cursed Redeemer (Century Media) listen
Neige Et Noirceur Gouffre Onirique Et Abîmes Cosmiques (Sepulchral) listen
The Oath The Oath (Rise Above) listen
Rude Soul Recall (FDA Rekotz) listen
Sahg Delusions Of Grandeur (Metal Blade) listen
Steel Panther All You Can Eat (Kobalt) listen
Tortorum Katabasis (W.T.C.) listen
Whitechapel Our Endless War (Metal Blade) listen
Winger Better Days Comin’ (Frontiers) listen
YAITW When Life Comes To Death (Deathwish) listen

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