2017 may have only just begun, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t already delivered some fantastic records (not to mention some spectacular cover art) already.
“Louder and louder, wilder and wilder, mounted the shrieking and whining of that desperate viol. The player was dripping with an uncanny perspiration and twisted like a monkey, always looking frantically at the curtained window. In his frenzied strains I could almost see shadowy satyrs and Bacchanals dancing and whirling insanely through seething abysses of clouds and smoke and lightning.”
– H. P. Lovecraft, “The Music of Erich Zann” (1922)
Here are Nathan’s 30 reasons why 2014 was a good year for metal
You’ve waited with bated breath for 12 months (and a bit), but the moment of reckoning is finally here. Voted on by the one and only Brotherhood of ‘The Metal Observer,’ feast your eyes upon the top 20 albums of 2014!