Monday, December 22, 2014

The Very Best Of 2014, According To SHS

No big to-do this year, just a list of great releases from my variety of tastes...


The 10 Best LPs of 2014 (In no particular order)
Swans - To Be Kind
iceage - Plowing Into The Field of Love
The Pains of Being Pure At Heart - Days of Abandon
Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere
Hollow Earth - Silent Graves
United Nations - The Next Four Years
Martyrdod - Elddop
Lockah - Yahoo or the Highway
Caribou - Our Love
The Raveonettes - Pe'Ahi

The 10 Best EPs of 2014 (In no particular order)
Primitive Man/Xaphan Split
Primitive Man/Hexis Split 
Old Wounds - Death Projection
Razorheads 7"
Young Widows/Helms Alee Split
Royksopp & Robyn - Do It Again
RVIVR - Bicker & Breathe 
Nader Sadek - The Malefic: Chapter III
Rosetta - Flies To Flame
New Lows - Abhorrent Endings

Honorable mentions: United Nations - 'The Next Four Years.' I slept on Impetuous Ritual - 'Congregation of Hypocritical Ambivalence.' I discovered this record due to the year-end lists others wrote, too late to make the cut for my own really. But it is a blindingly heavy and fresh-sounding take on utterly bleak death metal sounds. And finally, Thou - 'Heathen.' Fantastic stuff, just not sure this was something I listened to last year or not...

Thursday, September 25, 2014

S.H.S. Record Review: Old Wounds - Death Projection EP


OLD WOUNDS... is a band that needs no introduction in this cult, as I have uttered their praises numerous times before. I hope you've been paying attention. Their latest release is an EP called DEATH PROJECTION, their first on Good Fight Records. It's an admirable achievement in terms of the signing, and in and of itself - there's not one weak moment on it. [Read more after the jump]