Rolling Stone's 20 Best Metal Albums of 2014

Rolling Stone's 20 Best Metal Albums of 2014

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20. Twilight - III: Beneath Trident's Tomb

Twilight - III: Beneath Trident's Tomb
March 18, 2014
Critic Score
67
4 reviews

18. Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter

Slipknot - .5: The Gray Chapter
October 21, 2014
Critic Score
66
9 reviews

16. Electric Wizard - Time to Die

Electric Wizard - Time to Die
September 30, 2014
Critic Score
75
10 reviews

15. Tombs - Savage Gold

Tombs - Savage Gold
June 10, 2014
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

14. Melvins - Hold It In

Melvins - Hold It In
October 14, 2014
Critic Score
71
10 reviews

11. Indian - From All Purity

Indian - From All Purity
January 21, 2014
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

10. Body Count - Manslaughter

Body Count - Manslaughter
June 10, 2014
Critic Score
67
4 reviews

9. Crowbar - Symmetry In Black

Crowbar - Symmetry In Black
May 27, 2014
Critic Score
77
2 reviews

8. Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun

Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun
June 24, 2014
Critic Score
73
20 reviews

The mercurial metalheads have improved on the lean hard-rock pummel of 2011's The Hunter with lattices of ornate riffs and primal vocals, but those intricacies verge on being too much of a good thing over the course of the album's 11 tracks.

6. Behemoth - The Satanist

Behemoth - The Satanist
February 3, 2014
Critic Score
84
9 reviews

5. Scott Walker & Sunn O))) - Soused

Scott Walker & Sunn O))) - Soused
October 21, 2014
Critic Score
82
32 reviews

This teaming of a gifted poet and bruising metalheads is like Lou Reed and Metallica's Lulu – but about half as long, and about twice as heavy.​

4. Old Man Gloom - The Ape of God

Old Man Gloom - The Ape of God
November 11, 2014
Critic Score
84
3 reviews

2. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata

Triptykon - Melana Chasmata
April 15, 2014
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

1. YOB - Clearing The Path To Ascend

YOB - Clearing The Path To Ascend
September 2, 2014
Critic Score
79
7 reviews
Original Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/20-best-metal-albums-of-2014-20141211
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