Best Metal Albums of 2014

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1Babymetal - Babymetal

Four guys in a garage love metal and you get a metal band. One idol producer loves metal, works with musicians, song writers, choreographers, and artists to make everything right and you get BABYMETAL. Top it off with the fact that everyone involved has fun doing the performances and making the recordings and you get real metal that is fun to listen to, and doesn't need an explicit tag.

Babymetal are an amazing, fresh new take - not only on metal but on music itself!
I've been a JPop fan and a metal fan for years and hearing my two favourite sounds blended together was amazing! Not only this, Babymetal mixes so many different styles and genres together that it opens the doors to a wider audience, and makes you look into different genres!

The music is out-of-this world amazing, from OUTSTANDING musicians to BEAUTIFUL vocals, I've never experienced such power from music before. Each song has it's own piece of culture and a beautiful message behind it. I know thousands and thousands of metal heads, JPop fans and other genre lovers alike who ADORE Babymetal!

SO glad I got to see them LIVE!

Every track is perfect and distinct. Set up with the kind of character that can pull off an amazing new genre. BABYMETAL definitely have a spectacular path ahead of them, with an awesome debut album! This is not an album to forget decades from now

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2The Satanist - Behemoth
3War Eternal - Arch Enemy
4Tibi Et Igni - Vader
5Blood In, Blood Out - Exodus
6Once More 'Round the Sun - Mastodon

Heavy. Creative. Innovative. This album is yet another illustration of Mastodon's relevance to the genre and how they continue to push the boundaries of heavy music.

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7.5: The Gray Chapter - Slipknot

So Walk with me! And this will be higher!

The best album of the year, just this...

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8Our Endless War - Whitechapel
9White Devil Armory - Overkill
10Within Temptation - Hydra

The Contenders

11Redeemer of Souls - Judas Priest

Epic album with epic songs such as the title track and Halls of Valhalla! This should be in the top ten.

12Delivering the Black - Primal Fear
13The Beauty of Destruction - Devil You Know
14Instinctus Bestialis - Gorgoroth
15Die Without Hope - Carnifex
16Titan - Septicflesh
17Plagues of Babylon - Iced Earth
18Clear Ep - Periphery
19At War With Reality - At the Gates

At the gates is an icon.

One of the best albums of the decade, actually.

20Foundations of Burden - Pallbearer
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Pale Communion - Opeth
2. .5: The Gray Chapter - Slipknot
3. White Devil Armory - Overkill
1. Tibi Et Igni - Vader
2. War Eternal - Arch Enemy
3. Delivering the Black - Primal Fear
1. War Eternal - Arch Enemy
2. Our Endless War - Whitechapel
3. Babymetal - Babymetal

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