Our shiny stygian TOP 14 of the BEST ALBUMS &/or EPs of 2014


After  a superb dark year musically rich in emotions, Dark Divine presents his TOP 14 of the BEST RELEASES of 2014 (LPs &/or EPs)



The choice was hard to make because the alternative underground music scene was fertile and prolific.
Retain only 14 artists was really a total brainbondage
:-)



So you can find some brilliant outsiders artists who could have been included in our TOP 14 of 2014 on our official Facebook page HERE



Our 18 finalists for 2014 (cause there is 4 EX AEQUO) are almost EXCLUSIVELY NEWCOMERS from Canada , Denmark , Austria , France , Greece , Romania , Italia , USA , Switzerland , UK , Deutschland & more...


Ranging to Industrial Angst Pop , stygian Cold Wave , frozen Post-Punk , Hell-ektro-Indus , Minimal-Synth-Punk , Post-Witch-core to Dark Wave 's style...




Cause the real Underground scene is the more inventive , innovative & prolific one.





NUMBER 14 DEAD from France for the second E.P "Verse", the perfect mix between Ominous vocals, fizzing synths, demonic basslines and corrosive hits of acid guitar.

D E A D - Firedrop




 
NUMBER 13 : The old-school hell-ektro indus from Los Angeles of YOUTH CODE for the album
"An Overture" .

Youth Code - Keep Falling Apart



EX AEQUO

The new project of Haunted Wave from Paris HANTE. (ex member of PHOSPHOR & also half of MINUIT MACHINE) for the Debut E.P "Her Fall And Rise" just out December 10th.

Hante. - The Storm



NUMBER 12 : The excellent French Minimal Dark Wave of MINUIT MACHINE (featuring an ex-member of the band PHOSPHOR) for the Debut album "Live & Destroy".

Minuit Machine - Sabotage




NUMBER 11 : The impressive Shoegaze/Noise/ColdWave from Colchester of NOTHING.EXISTED. for the Debut 9 tracks E.P (including 3 remixes) "No Future".

Nothing. Existed. - Falling



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NUMBER 10 : The exquisite frozen & inspired Post-Punk from San Fransisco of ALL YOUR SISTERS for the Debut album "Modern Failures".

All your sisters - Tension




NUMBER 9 : The amazing Gothgaze/ColdWave/Shoegaze from Zurich of VEIL OF LIGHT for the Debut album  " Ξ "

Veil Of Light - Martyr


NUMBER 8 : The fabulous cold Ghost Wave & Post-Witch-Core from Vienna of GHOST ACTOR for their Debut E.P "Vile" & their Debut album "Unfold".

Ghost Actor - Forbidden



EX AEQUO

The Darkly divine Hell-ektro/E.B.M/ Punk from Los Angeles of HIGH-FUNCTIONING FLESH for the Debut album "A Unity of Miseries, A Misery of Unities"

High-Functioning Flesh - The Deal





NUMBER 7 : The great Industrial Dark Cold Wave from Detroit of WHITE CHRISTIAN MALE for the Debut album "Misanthropy Tapes" & for "The Jagged Womb" E.P.

White Christian Male - Late At Night





NUMBER 6  :
The fantastic Italian Electro-Goth-Wave of ASH CODE for the debut album "Oblivion"

Ash Code - Oblivion (Official Video)



EX AEQUO


The hellish ritualistic Goat-Wave from Vienna of THE DEVIL & THE UNIVERSE for the album "Haunted Summer"

THE DEVIL & THE UNIVERSE - Danaus Plexippus (official Video)




NUMBER 5 : The stellar Analogue/Industrial/Angst Pop from Bucharest of TANZ OHNE MUSIK for the reissue with 2 additional tracks on cd of their Debut album "Between Our Body Shapes".

Total Arafna Worship of the finest kind!

TANZ OHNE MUSIK - In your eyes [Official Video]



NUMBER 4 : The dashing dark Hard old school Beat from Vancouver of ANIMAL BODIES for the opus "The Killing Scene" : get ready for a perfect total dark analog slaughter !

Animal Bodies - High Slopes of Terror




NUMBER 3 : The splendid French Cold Wave newcomer FACTICE FACTORY for the refreshing dark & original Debut album "The White Days" : a must have of this year 2014 for the fans of Cold Grey years !

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Factice Factory " Kaugummi "




NUMBER 2 : The magical & fabulous dark Minimal-Synth-ColdWave from Greece of PARADOX OBSCUR for the eponymous Debut album "Paradox Obscur"


Paradox Obscur - Drone



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EX AEQUO


The sublime Franco-German duo of Frozen Dark Minimal Wave PEINE PERDUE for the album " No Souvenir ".

when deep , cold & racy analog sequences encounter subtle desperate female vocal with profound lyrics :
you'll find the perfect noir alchemy of this duo
.
A Masterpiece !

Peine Perdue - Je Penche


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NUMBER 1 : The noirish flamboyant frozen Post-Punk/Stygian ColdWave from Copenhagen of MOTH for the Debut album "First Second" & the forthcoming "Singles & Early Demos" LP

MOTH " Taste The Remains " (Official Video)



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EX AEQUO


LAST BUT NOT LEAST

SECOND EX AEQUO NUMBER ONE : RASPUTEEN

The crazy come back of one of our beloved Industrial bands from Germany : RASPUTEEN for the excellent new album " Zurück Aus Der Kyrokammer ".

Rasputeen - immer für dich da



A real masterpiece which stylistically ranges from 80s-influenced minimal electro pop, easy listening and technoid electro to harsh rhythmic industrial and abrasive noise.

RASPUTEEN " Maria Dolores " (Live)


After spending 4 years in a cyrogenic chamber, mysterious performer and composer Rasputeen returns to the outside world turning his very own points of view into sound and lyrics.
 
The German lyrics on all 14 tracks mix up topics like consumption, relationships and social criticism with a vexing lot of surrealism, which has been Rasputeen's trademark since the beginning.

 Whether you use this album for cogitation, abreaction, or pleasure - join Rasputeen's unrivaled multiverse and welcome him back from the cold !



For sure a TOTAL EARGASM !


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