If you’ve been following us for a while, you know we have a thing for All Human. The band that features former Fear Before guitarist Adam Fisher (also of Orbs) serenaded our souls with their debut album Catholic Guilt or the Queerest of Thoughts — so much to where we put it as one of our favorite releases of 2012.
Quit being so serious and start monkeying around. We’ve got a new tune for ya today to help you along and make you go bananas — a new jam from Sea Monkey See dubbed “Banana Breath.” You’ll want a mint for this one.
Mammoth is an understatement. Gargantuan and colossal are better words to describe the Los Angeles progressive metal trio who have stampeded across Southern California the past few years, making a name for themselves with their hefty roar and grand stage performances.
We’ve been keeping a watch out on Eidola for quite some time now — and for good reason. The Salt Lake City quintet have accrued enormous buzz since the release of their 2012 debut album The Great Glass Elephant, and next week they’ll be releasing their highly anticipated sophomore record Degeneraterra.
As you get older you’ll hear people say things like “music today isn’t what it used to be” or “bands now a days don’t do it right” — we beg to differ. If anything, music in 2014 has been better than ever, and the following list is a testament to that. Here are our favorite releases that came out this year; it includes a few EPs and a handful of albums that showcase truly amazing work. Thanks to all these bands for giving our ears something fun to get off to.