BravePicks 2014 - MASTODON's Once More ’Round The Sun #17

December 14, 2014, 3 years ago

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BravePicks 2014 - MASTODON's Once More ’Round The Sun  #17

Drum roll please … or maybe a hearty dose of blast-beats! Tis the season to commence the good, bad and ugly of 2014! Of course we’re talking about BravePicks 2014, where all the staff put their collective metal minds together to build the ultimate lists including individual Top 20s (new studio albums ONLY),  Top 5 Brave Embarrassments, Top 3 Concerts, What/Who Needs To Stop In 2015? and Metal Predictions For 2015.

BravePicks 2014

17) MASTODON — Once More ’Round The Sun (Reprise)

 

Atlanta-based mega-monsters Mastodon came roaring back in June with their  swirling new prog metal masterpiece Once More ‘Round The Sun.

“There was a lot of turmoil, inner turmoil in the last year of our lives,” confirmed a laid-back but healthy looking Bill Kelliher to BraveWords’ Martin Popoff in the summer. “You know, there always is turmoil in life as you get older. There’s kids and more things on your plate, and it’s part of being a touring band, and stuff between each other, and between our significant others. Just personal things, you know, addictions, fights, all sorts of stuff, without giving too much away. So the title is kind of like encompassing one year in the life of us four as individuals. Once More ‘Round The Sun—it takes a year to go around the sun. So that’s basically what it’s chronicling, and it kind of leaves it up to you to decipher. Without coming out and saying like, hey, I had a fucking heroin addiction and I fucking killed five people last year. Instead of saying it like that.”

Read more at BraveWords.

 

BravePicks 2014 Top 30

 

17) MASTODON — Once More ’Round The Sun (Reprise)

18) EDGUY – Space Police: Defenders Of The Crown (Nuclear Blast)

19) THE DAGGER – The Dagger (Century Media)

20) PRIMORDIAL – Where Greater Men Have Fallen (Metal Blade)

21) UNISONIC - Light Of Dawn (earMusic)

22) PRIMAL FEAR – Delivering The Black (Frontiers)

23) DEVILMENT – The Great And Secret Show (Nuclear Blast)

24) MR. BIG - ...The Stories We Could Tell (Frontiers)

25) EYEHATEGOD – Eyehategod (Housecore)

26) STEEL PANTHER – All You Can Eat (Open E)

27) CALIFORNIA BREED – California Breed (Frontiers)

28) TESLA – Simplicity (Tesla Electric Co.)

29) PRONG – Ruining Lives (SPV/Steamhammer)

30) GAMMA RAY – Empire Of The Undead (EarMusic)

 



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