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Best of 2014

Björn edition

Best albums

I know what my absolute faves were but I can never decide on the other positions so they’re all nr. 2


1.Nested – Nested

1,666.Mysticum – Planet Satan

2.Casualties of Cool - Casualties of Cool

A Winged Victory for the Sullen – Atomos

Ashtoreth/TCH - Angels Guide The Way To Our Harbor

Nihill - Verderf (yes I know the review is still due goddammit)

Petrychor – Makrokosmos

Necro Deathmort – EP2

Raspberry Bulbs – Privacy

Devin Townsend Project – Z2



Best concerts

Once again, I can’t decide on the ones that aren’t number 1..


1.Devin Townsend Project (TivoliVredenburg Utrecht)

2.Amorphis (013)

Wiegedood (Kievitsnest)

A Winged Victory for the Sullen (Roma)

Devin Townsend Project (yes, again) (Lokerse Feesten)

Aeternus (013)

Ceremony of the Ascension 3 (Het Bos)


Most promising new discoveries

1.I really gotta go with Drawn Into Descent on this one..

2.No Joy (they’re not strictly new but I did discover them in 2014 and they will hopefully release a new album soon to review)



Most notable personal achievements


1.The quiches I made for Christmas

2.Starting with Merchants of Air and meeting nice people, visiting great shows and discovering awesome music

3.I rescued a hedgehog



Thanks to Inez and Lara and the zoo at home. Thank you Serge and Eline for finding value in my ramblings/writings. Hello to all the nice folks I met and chatted with at gigs, including, but not restricted to: Jason and the rest of Drawn Into Descent, Peter/Deer Trail, Hans/Harmonics And Non-Adaptive Sounds (hope to catch one of the livingroom shows in 2015!), Surtur, Kat. More Hello to my friends (you know who you are (I’ve ALWAYS wanted to write ‘you know who you are’!! (come to think of it, I’ve always wanted to do a best of list but I underestimated how difficult it is))).



Be kind to animals in 2015