10 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

10 Best Albums of 2014 So Far
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Animals as Leaders – The Joy of Motion

The Joy of Motion is full of angular segments, with dozens of broken rhythms and provokingly prolific harmonies. The inclusion of effects does not feel pushy, but rather as an additive that lifts up the hallucinogenic in the album’s atmosphere. Throw in the song titles and it can be concluded that music on The Joy of Motion can only be exciting and riveting. And more than that, the metallic flavour in Animals as Leaders’ sound was there since the beginning, but it is The Joy of Motion that reveals new discoveries for both the band and fans. While there is as mentioned the presence of djent, the trio successfully distances itself from the genre’s clichéd attitude by employing plenty of different motifs. [review] [interview]

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Nikola Savić is a prog enthusiast, blogger and author, in addition to being the founder of Prog Sphere, Progify, ProgLyrics and the ongoing Progstravaganza compilation series.


  1. headovmetal

    May 15, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    I really dig the new D’AccorD and Brimstone from Norway!

    • Nikola Savić

      May 15, 2014 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks for your comment, will be checking out these :)

  2. Ian Blackwell

    May 15, 2014 at 9:41 pm

    Saw Ian Anderson on the Homo Erraticus tour last week, First half of the show was a run through the new album and it was absolutely wonderful, if any of you get a chance to see the tour I really really recommend you do,.

  3. Frank Exelmans

    May 16, 2014 at 6:37 am

    don’t forget : @ATMOSPHERES : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CIn_Mq4Wv08
    They will be playing @Graspop Metal Meeting on the 26 june :

  4. jphebert

    May 19, 2014 at 9:56 am

    Maybe it’s me or it will be a weak year?

  5. C.McFadden

    May 21, 2014 at 4:52 am

    I think that A Voice Within by Intervals should definitely be on here…am I the only one?

  6. Cotramjoxxx

    December 12, 2014 at 6:01 am

    Transatlantic and Flying Colors?

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