The got-djent.com 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 got-djent.com 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 got-djent.com staff members, and it is important to be aware that it does not represent the opinion of got-djent.com 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!
For Giants is an instrumental band from LA and SF that focuses on bringing melody and heaviness together in new and creative ways. After meeting in 2010, writing for the past two years and tracking instruments from two different cities, our first EP “Depths” is finished and ready for your ears. We hope you enjoy the grooves.
After the Burial (ATB) is a band formed in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota in 2004. The group has recorded three full-length albums, Forging A Future Self (2006), which was self produced, Rareform (2008), and Rareform Re-issue (2009), a remastered, rerecorded copy of the original Rareform. The group was signed by Sumerian Records in 2008. Rareform (2008), and Rareform Re-issue (2009) were both released on Sumerian Records.
Xerath represent the cutting edge of British heavy metal. Combining monumental orchestral arrangements with bone shattering riffs on an epic scale, this outfit delivers the most forward thinking brand of progressive metal music.
Since 2007 Xerath have evolved from experiments combining orchestral compositions and extreme metal to a fully-fledged recording and touring line up with their first album “Xerath I” receiving critical acclaim across the board. Xerath ‘I’ was unanimously received by European press as a technical revolution in experimental heavy metal.