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So it’s just about that time of the year again! Anyone and everyone reviews the last year by making some sort of list that encapsulates the last 12 months. Although I’m sure we are missing countless albums, EPs, and singles by great bands, we are but a few simple men….so here is Lost Tribe’s top 14 Records of 2014 – Part 1:
10. Battle Ruins – Battle Ruins: Sometimes, in order to stay fresh, hardcore needs to draw from a different well. In the case of Cold World it’s hip-hop, but in the case of Battle Ruins it’s metal….and Vikings. Each song is a stomping battle cry, and while the stylistic mixes may seem odd on paper, in actuality they never seem out of place or forced.
7.Self Defense Family – Try Me: This album took a few listens before I really warmed up to it, but it inevitably starts to grow on you. The songs are sparse but never lacking, and each track is somehow simultaneously simple and yet complexly layered. Also, this group runs the single greatest Tumblr account on the internet, so I guess that’s gotta count for something too.
Stay tuned for Part 2 (Records 1-6….duh) before the end of the year!