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HARDROCK HAVEN WRITERS’ TOP 10 FOR 2014!

HRH Top 10 of 2014

Every year, Hardrock Haven staffers compile their Top 10 best releases. Our writers and photojournalists have diverse interests, allowing Hardrock Haven the ability to cover a broad spectrum of music. This is quite evident when you read through the varied selections for the year. Here are the writers’ favorites from 2014:

Alexandra’s Top Ten for 2014

Mother Road – Drive01. Mother Road – Drive
02. CETI – Brutus Syndrome
03. Three Lions – Three Lions
04. Scream Maker – Livin’ In The Past
05. Kruk – Before
06. Ron Keel – Metal Cowboy
07. Gregory Lynn Hall – Heaven To Earth
08. In Faith – There’s A Storm Coming
09. Riot V – Unleash The Fire
10. House Of Lords – Precious Metal


Alissa’s Top Ten for 2014

Joanne Shaw Taylor — The Dirty Truth01. Joanne Shaw Taylor – The Dirty Truth
02. Flying Colors – Second Nature
03. Pink Floyd – The Endless River
04. Slash – World on Fire
05. Hellyeah – Blood for Blood
06. Primus – Primus and the Chocolate Factory with the Fungi Ensemble
07. Buckethead – Wishes
08. Black Label Society – Catacombs of the Black Vatican
09. John 5 – Careful with that Axe
10. Robert Plant – Lullaby and… the Ceaseless Roar


Anabel’s Top Ten for 2014

Within_Temptation-Hydra01. Within Temptation – Hydra
02. Behemoth – The Satanist
03. Motionless in White – Reincarnate
04. Sixx:A.M. – Modern Vintage
05. Arch Enemy – War Eternal
06. Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo
07. In This Moment – Black Widow
08. Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds
09. Deathstars – The Perfect Cult
10. Xandria – Sacrificium


Chris B’s Top Ten for 2014

Black Label Society - Catacombs of the Black Vatican01. Black Label Society – Catacombs of the Black Vatican
02. Chevelle – La Gargola
03. Hellyeah – Blood for Blood
04. Godsmack – 1000hp
05. Avatar – Hail The Apocalypse
06. Down – Down IV
07. Behemoth – The Satanist
08. Killer Be Killed – S/T
09. Mastodon – Once More Round the Sun
10. Steel Panther – All You Can Eat


Christophe’s Top Ten for 2014

Slash – World On Fire01. Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators – World On Fire
02. Transatlantic – KaLIVEoscope
03. Headcharger – Black Diamond Snake
04. Marty Friedman – Inferno
05. Nili Brosh – A Matter Of Perception
06. Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds
07. Abinaya – Beauté Païenne
08. Klogr – Black Snow
09. Monster Truck – Furiosity
10. Pyrah – Where Am I?


Deb’s Top Ten for 2014

Slash – World On Fire01. Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators – World On Fire
02. Judas Priest – Redeemer Of Souls
03. Black Label Society – Catacombs Of The Black Vatican
04. Black Veil Brides – Black Veil Brides
05. The Pretty Reckless – Going To Hell
06. AC/DC – Rock Or Bust
07. Buckcherry – Fuck
08. Accept – Blind rage
09. Saliva – Rise Up
10. Mastodon – Once More Round The Sun


Derric’s Top Ten for 2014

Lillian Axe - One Night at the Temple01. Lillian Axe – One Night at the Temple
02. Ron Keel – Metal Cowboy
03. Dog Fashion Disco – Sweet Nothings
04. Edguy – Space Police: Defenders of the Crown
05. Born of Fire – Dead Winter Sun
06. D.A.D. – 30 Years 30 Hits: Best of D.A.D 1984-2014
07. The Dollyrots – Barefoot and Pregnant
08. Tango Down – Charming Devil
09. Pretty Maids – Louder Than Ever
10. Zero Down – No Limit to the Evil


Joe’s Top Ten for 2014

Within_Temptation-Hydra01. Within Temptation – Hydra
02. Red Zone Rider – Red Zone Rider
03. Pretty Maids – Louder Than Ever
04. Mark Schuster – Unstable Melodics
05. Accept – Blind Rage
06. Liv Kristine – Vervain
07. Nick Miller – Parallel Universe
08. Brainstorm – Firesoul
09. Alberto Rigoni – Overloaded
10. Lover Under Cover – Into The Night


John’s Top Ten for 2014

Michael Sweet – I’m Not Your Suicide01. Michael Sweet – I’m Not Your Suicide
02. Lynch Mob – Sun Red Sun
03. Stever – Idiot Savant
04. Triosphere – Heart of the Matter
05. Royal Bliss – Chasing the Sun
06. Voyag3r – Doom Fortress
07. Red Dragon Cartel – Red Dragon Cartel
08. Savage Messiah – The Fateful Dark
09. Axenstar – Where Dreams Are Forgotten
10. Nick Johnston – Atomic Mind


Jonna’s Top Ten for 2014

5_The_Gray_Chapter_Artwork01. Slipknot – .5: The Gray Chapter
02. Machine Head – Bloodstone and Diamonds
03. The Pretty Reckless – Going to Hell
04. Hellyeah – Blood for Blood
05. Nothing More – Nothing More
06. In This Moment – Black Widow
07. Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators – World on Fire
08. Black Label Society – Catacombs of the Black Vatican
09. Sanctuary – The Year The Sun Died
10. Overkill – White Devil Armory


Justin D’s Top Ten for 2014

Elements_of_the_Infinite01. Allegaeon – Elements of the Infinite
02. At the Gates – At War With Reality
03. Epica – The Quantum Enigma
04. Iced Earth – Plagues of Babylon
05. Arch Enemy – War Eternal
06. Misery Index – The Killing Gods
07. Sabaton – Heroes
08. Stam1na – SLK
09. Long Distance Calling – Nighthawk
10. Blues Pills – Blues Pills


Justin G’s Top Ten for 2014

Voyager - V01. Voyager – V
02. Brother Firetribe – Diamond in the Firepit
03. H.E.A.T – Tearing Down the Walls
04. Free Spirit – All the Shades of Darkened Light
05. Evergrey – Hymns For the Broken
06. Vanishing Point – Distant is the Sun
07. Wolf – Devil Seed
08. Work of Art – Framework
09. Primal Fear – Delivering the Black
10. Riot V – Unleash the Fire


Kathy’s Top Ten for 2014

Slash – World On Fire01. Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators – World On Fire
02. The Pretty Reckless – Going To Hell
03. Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo
04. Delain – The Human Contradiction
05. Xandria – Sacrificium
06. Black Veil Brides – Black Veil Brides
07. Seether – Isolate And Medicate
08. Linkin Park – The Hunting Party
09. Black Label Society – Catacombs of the Black Vatican
10. Foo Fighters – Sonic Highways


Marcel’s Top Ten for 2014

Gus G – I Am The Fire01. Gus G – I Am The Fire
02. Skintrade – Refueled
03. Vandenberg’s Moonkings – Vandenberg’s Moonkings
04. H.E.A.T – Tearing Down The Walls
05. Winger – Better Days Comin’
06. Pretty Maids – Louder Than Ever
07. W.E.T. – One Live …In Stockholm
08. Rubicon Cross – Rubicon Cross
09. Tesla – Simplicity
10. Steel Panther – All You Can Eat


Marija’s Top Ten for 2014

Slash – World On Fire01. Slash with Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators – World on Fire
02. H.E.A.T – Tearing Down the Walls
03. Moonkings – Vandenberg’s Moonkings
04. AC/DC – Rock or Bust
05. Salems Lott – No Choice to Love
06. Danny Veras – Never Give Up
07. The Skull – For Those Which Are Asleep
08. Judas Priest – Dragonaut
09. Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds
10. Mike Tramp – Museum


Mark’s Top Ten for 2014

Crazy Lixx1. Crazy Lixx – Crazy Lixx
2. Disciple – Attack
3. Laney’s Legion – Laney’s Legion
4. H.E.A.T – Tearing Down the Walls
5. Rubicon Cross – Rubicon Cross
6. Johnny Lima – My Revolution
7. Theory of a Deadman – Savages
8. Nickelback – No Fixed Address
9. Demon Hunter – Extremist
10. Saliva – Rise Up


Matt’s Top Ten for 2014

Sixx A.M.- Modern Vintage01. Sixx:A.M.- Modern Vintage
02. Emmure – Eternal Enemies
03. Seether – Isolate & Medicate
04. Nothing More – Nothing More
05. Linkin Park – The Hunting Party
06. Beartooth – Disgusting
07. The Smashing Pumpkins – Monuments To An Elegy
08. Like Thieves – Autumn’s Twilight
09. Confess – Jail
10. Nickelback – No Fixed Address


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