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Top 36 best records of 2014, according to Converge’s Nate Newton

Nate Newton has already recorded a lot of great records, including some of my favorites of all time. Since 2012, things got even better and more productive since he’s recording at least one amazing album each year.

Just to remember: All We Love We Leave Behind, with Converge, in 2012, Grand Blood, with Doomriders, in 2013, and the two (or three?) The Ape of God albums with Old Man Gloom this year – besides playing bass on the last Cavalera Conspiracy one.

For all that, it’s more than necessary to know what Nate has been listening to this year. So I asked him to tell me his favorite records of 2014 – Note: he later posted this list on the Converge FB a few weeks ago.

As you can imagine (or can’t?) by his bands, Nate listens to a lot of really different stuff and the list includes since more metal and obvious stuff, like his own OMG and the legends At the Gates and Godflesh, and even names like Lana Del Rey and First Aid Kit, including a Sarah Silverman standup show.

Check it out:

Old Man Gloom – The Ape Of God (I have no shame, it rules.)
Old Man Gloom – The Ape Of God (I still have no shame, this one rules too)

Wovenhand – Refractory Obdurate (After Gloom, This is my #1)

Ex Hex – Rips (Mary Timony can do no wrong)
Ryan Adams – Ryan Adams
Ryan Adams –1984/Vampires/Jacksonville EP’s
Ryan Adams – Live After Deaf complete set
Human Bodies – No Life (My favorite boston band right now)

Lana Del Rey – Ultraviolence (GO FUCK YOURSELVES, IT RULES)
Lecherous Gaze – Zeta Reticuli Blues

Martyrdod – Elddop

Okkultokrati – Night Jerks
First Aid Kit – Stay Gold
Dan Sartain – Dudesblood
White Lung – Deep Fantasy
Helms Alee – Sleepwalking Sailors
Young Widows – Easy Pain
Godflesh –
A World Lit Only By Fire

The Swans – To Be Kind
Yob – Clearing The Path To Ascend
Moutheater – Passing Key
Ty Segall – Manipulator
Mount Carmel – Get Pure
Sarah Silverman –
We Are Miracles

Ides Of Gemini – Old World, New Wave
Obliterations – Poison Everything
Earthless & Heavy Blanket – In A Dutch Haze
At The Gates –
At War With Reality

Elisa Ambrogio – The Immoralist
AC/DC – Rock Or Bust (If AC/DC puts out a new record, it’s on my list no questions asked)

Bob Mould – Beauty and Ruin
Floor – Oblation
Sun Kil Moon –

The Pink Mountaintops – Get Back
Protomartyr –
Under Color Of Official Right 
Death From Above 1979 –
Always On

Written By

Directly from Sao Paulo, in Brazil, Luiz is a music journalist since 2010 and writes about everything related to heavy music, from the slowest sludge to the most chaotic grind, including some brazilian bands you've never heard of.



  1. Arnel Šarić

    December 16, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    The fuck is with rock’n’rollers and that boring Lana Del Rey?

    • Lacertilian

      December 16, 2014 at 11:18 pm

      Some of her songs are pretty spot on.

  2. Jeff VVooten

    December 16, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Solid list.

  3. Daniel Tarver

    December 16, 2014 at 5:07 am

    Finally someone puts protomarytr on a list.

  4. Cosmic Collins

    December 16, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Some right stinkers in there

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