Best Metal Albums of 2014

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The Top Ten

1 Babymetal - Babymetal Babymetal - 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

NOD in agreement

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2 The Satanist - Behemoth The Satanist - Behemoth
3 War Eternal - Arch Enemy War Eternal - Arch Enemy
4 Tibi Et Igni - Vader Tibi Et Igni - Vader
5 Once More 'Round the Sun - Mastodon Once 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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6 Blood In, Blood Out - Exodus Blood In, Blood Out - Exodus
7 Our Endless War - Whitechapel Our Endless War - Whitechapel
8 White Devil Armory - Overkill White Devil Armory - Overkill
9 Delivering the Black - Primal Fear Delivering the Black - Primal Fear
10 Within Temptation - Hydra

The Contenders

11 .5: The Gray Chapter - Slipknot .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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12 Redeemer of Souls - Judas Priest Redeemer 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.

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

At the gates is an icon.

One of the best albums of the decade, actually.

20 Foundations of Burden - Pallbearer Foundations of Burden - Pallbearer
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Top Remixes (5)

1. Pale Communion - Opeth
2. White Devil Armory - Overkill
3. Once More 'Round the Sun - Mastodon
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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