Recent comments's editors' picks of 2014: part 1


Which are the best djent releases of 2014?

The moderation team goes through a lot of music in a year. Last year, we concluded our "favourite albums of 2013" series of posts with a number of editors' picks: releases that we felt didn't get the attention they deserve. We are once again continuing this tradition for 2014.

The moderators are pitching a couple of albums to you that they feel are worth hearing, but didn't make the 'favourite releases of 2014' list. Contrary to our poll, which was based on site users' votes, the list presented below is based on the opinions of individual staff members, and it is important to be aware that it does not represent the opinion of as a whole. Since it is one of our main goals to be a neutral community platform, we feel that this disclaimer is appropriate and indeed necessary.

Our picks will be split across two posts. Today, we're publishing part 1, with recommendations for 8 albums, as well as streaming, downloading and purchasing options where applicable. If a free download link is provided, that means the album was released for free by the artist(s). All free downloads are 100% legal.

More recommendations are coming in part 2! Stay tuned!


Maryland, USA


Hailing from Washington DC, Periphery is one of the freshest progressive metal acts on the scene today. With their signature blend of polymetric grooves and soaring melodies, the band continues to push the envelope of modern metal music. The Band released their first full length album 'Periphery' on April 20th in 2010. It debuted at #128 on the Billboard Top 200, as well as #2 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart.


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Title Type Rating Label Release datesort icon
Periphery Full-length
Sumerian Records April 20, 2010
Icarus EP EP
Sumerian Records April 19, 2011
Passenger Single
Sumerian Records February 21, 2012
Periphery II: This Time It's Personal Full-length
Sumerian Records / Century Media Records July 2, 2012
Clear Other
Sumerian Records January 28, 2014
Juggernaut: Alpha Full-length
Sumerian Records January 27, 2015
Juggernaut: Omega Full-length
Sumerian Records January 27, 2015


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