4-Star+ Albums of 2014: Nameless One / Marmor / Slipknot / Destroying Divinity / Starbynary

SealAnd still they come, all those beautiful albums we simply didn’t have time to review properly in 2014. A music reviewer for a European site told me they received 2,700 requests for metal album reviews during the year. Even with a battalion of reviewers it would be difficult to keep up with everything, and which metal fan would have time to read all those reviews and listen to all those albums?

I have been picking out some of the very good albums I missed. Without going into detail about any of these five, I will confidently say they all would have been worthy inclusions on my Best of 2014 list. Accordingly they all receive the Elephant Seal of Approval. By the way, his stage name is Putrid Seal of the Apocalypse.


Nameless One – Thousand Memories And Nameless Sword

Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Location: Japan
Band’s Facebook page: Click here


Marmor – Alma Celta

Genre: Neoclassical Symphonic Metal
Location: Brazil
Band’s Facebook page: Click here



Slipknot – .5: The Gray Chapter

Genre: Neo-Thrash
Location: USA
Band’s Facebook page: Click here



Destroying Divinity – Hollow Dominion

Genre: Death Metal
Location: Czech Republic
Band’s Facebook page: Click here



Starbynary – Dark Passenger

Genre: Progressive Power Metal
Location: Italy
Band’s Facebook page: Click here



About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

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