2014, the year of the restart of Metal Invader after three years of silence comes to an end, and of course it’s time of backgrounds, lists and the opportunity to reminisce the great moments that gave us our favorite bands or disappointments also.

We asked the editors of the magazine a list of the 12 albums that stood out in 2014 and they chose 232 (!) In total failing albums of music that have marked the music we love, but truth be told this year’s does not touch the glories of the past.

Note that extreme sound was the guest of honor, while the appearance of three Greek bands in the first 12 places was not unexpected since the scene is now huge in our consciences (Ok, the “Καταχνιά” one – s / t is surprising but the album is awesome).

In each list the first place gets 17 (12 +5 bonus) points, the second 11, the third 10 and so on while any recurrence in any list gets extra bonus 5 points.

Metal Invader’s Dirty Dozen (+plus)

1. Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen 189
2. Riot – Unleash the Fire 153
3. Anaal Nathrakh – Desideratum 149
4. Triptykon – Melana Chasmata 145
5. Dead Congregation-Promulgation of the Fall 133
6. Behemoth – The Satanist 124
7. At the Gates – At War With Reality 117
8. Septicflesh – Titan 84
9. Mayhem – Esoteric Warfare 76
10. Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral 72
11. Midnight – No Mercy For Mayhem 65
12. Kαταχνιά – Καταχνιά 63
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13. Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain 62
14. Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun 53
15. Judas Priest – Redeemer of Souls 51
16. Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden 49
17. Orange Goblin – Back from the Abyss 48
18. Machine Head – Blooodstone & Diamonds 47
19. Agalloch – The Serpent & The Sphere 43
20. Insomnium – Shadows of a Dying Sun 40

Andreas Stasinopoulos

1) ANAAL NATHRAKH – “Desideratum
2) SEPTIC FLESH – “Titan”
3) CRUACHAN – Blood for the Blood God
4) SOLSTAFIR – “Otta”
5) PRIMORDIAL – “Where greater men have fallen”
6) WOVEN HAND – “Refactory Obdurate”
7) RIOT V – “Unleash the Fire”
8) AGGALOCH – “The Serpent & the Shpere”
9) MACHINE HEAD – “Bloodstone and Diamonds”
10) ANIMALS AS LEADERS – “The Joy of Motion”
11) SUMMONING – “Old Mornings Dawn”
12) ALESTORM – “Sunset of the Golden Age”

Savvas Kofidis

1. RIOT – Unleash the Fire
2. PRIMORDIAL – When Greater Men Have Fallen
3. EVERGREY – Hymns For the Broken
4. EPICA – The Quantum Enigma
5. INSOMNIUM – Shadows of the Dying Sun
6. ARCH ENEMY – War Eternal
7. HAMMERFALL – (r)evolution
8. XANDRIA – Sacrificium
9. SANCTUARY – The Year the Sun Died
10. JUDAS PRIEST – Redeemer of Souls
11. EXODUS – Blood In, Blood Out
12. AT THE GATES – At War With Reality

Giorgos Tsekas

1. Αnaal Nathrakh – Desideratum
2. Riot – Unleash the Fire
3. Kαταχνιά – Καταχνιά
4. Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen
5. Iron Reagan – The Tyranny Of Will
6. King Dude – Fear
7. Goatwhore – Constricting Rage of the Merciless
8. Midnight – No Mercy For Mayhem
9. ACxDC – Antichrist Demoncore
10. Entombed A.D. – Back to the Front
11. Young and In The Way – When Life Comes To Death
12. Overkill – White Devil Armory

Elpida Baphomet

1. Rigor Mortis – Slaves To The Grave
2. Dead Congregation – Promulgation of the Fall
3. Triptykon – Melana Chasata
4. Midnight – No Mercy For Mayhem
5. Teitanblood – Death
6. Cavalera Conspiracy – Pandemonium
7. Autopsy – Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves
8. Children Of Technology – Future Decay
9. Overkill – White Devil Armory
10. At The Gates – At War With Reality
11. Judas Priest – Redeemer of Souls
12. Riot V – Unleash the Fire

Liliana Rx

1. Αnaal Nathrakh – Desideratum
2. Kαταχνιά – Καταχνιά
3. Midnight – No Mercy For Mayhem
4. Machine Head – Blooodstone & Diamonds
5. King Dude – Fear
6. Dead Congregation – Promulgation of the Fall
7. Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen
8. Septicflesh – Titan
9. Iron Reagan – The Tyranny Of Will
10. Entombed A.D. – Back to the Front
11. Wolf – Devil Seed
12. At The Gates – At War With Reality

Witchkiller

1.Midnight – No Mercy For Mayhem
2. Chainsaw – Hill Of Crosses
3. Nocturnal Breed – Napalm Nights
4. Tankard – R.I.B.
5. Hatriot – Dawn Of The New Centurion
6.Principalitty Of Hell – Fire And Brimstone
7. Overkill – White Devil Armpory
8. Nushville Pussy – Up The Dosage
9. Bullet – Storm Of Blades
10. Hirax – Immortal Legacy
11. Rigor Mortis – Slaves To The Grave
12. Bodycount – Manslaughter

Giorgos Nimas

1. Singularity – Singularity
2. Mayhem – Esoteric Warfare
3. Hanes Grossmann – The Radial Covenant
4. Saor – Aura
5. Triptykon – Melana Chasmata
6. Artificial Brain – Labyrinth Constellation
7. Einherjer – Av Oss, For Oss
8. Abysmal Dawn – Obsolescence
9. Emptiness – Nothing But the Whole
10. Thaw – Earth Ground
11. Thanatos – Global Purification
12. Revocation – Deathless

Themistoklas

1. Behemoth – The Satanist
2. Orange Goblin – Back from the Abyss
3. Greenleaf – Trails & Passes
4. Wolves in the Throne Room – Celestite
5. Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen
6. Spectral Lore – III
7. Yellow Devil Sauce – Right Under Your Nose
8. Villagers of Ioannina City – Riza
9. Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun
10. Varathron – Untrodden Corridors of Hades
11. Earth – Primitive And Deadly
12. Doomocracy – The End is Written

Nikos Nakos

1. Martyrdod – Elddop
2. Nocturnal – Storming Evil
3. Hail Spirit Noir – Oi Magoi
4. Riot – Unleash The Fire
5. Gridlink – Longhena
6. Ratos De Porao – Seculo Sinistro
7. Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen
8. Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vettusta III
9. Master’s Hammer – Vagus VEttus
10. Hirax – Immortal Legacy
11. Entombed A.D. – Back To The Front
12. Alestorm – Sunset On The Golden Age

Souzana Chatzikou

1. Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry
2. Black Monolith – Passenger
3. Pallbearer – Foundations Of Burden
4. Old Man Gloom – The Ape Of God
5. Kαταχνιά – Καταχνιά
6. Agalloch – The Serpent &The Sphere
7. Iron Reagan – The Tyranny Of Will
8. Midnight – No Mercy For Mayhem
9. Full of Hell – Full of Hell/Merzbow
10. Young and In The Way – When Life Comes To Death
11. Morning Glory – War Psalms
12. Downfall of Gaia – Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay

Vaios Sven

1. Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral
2. At the Gates – At War With Reality
3. Abysmal Dawn – Obsolescence
4. Mass Infection – For I Am Genocide
5. Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain
6. The Haunted – Exit Wounds
7. Calf – Bastard’s Anatomy Use a Unicorn go to Apathy
8. Margin of Existence – The Road to Despair
9. In Flames – Siren Charms
10. Kαταχνιά – Καταχνιά
11. Forsaken Memorian – Forsaken Memorian
12. Decapitated – Blood Mantra

Dimitris Sotiropoulos

1. Riot – Unleash the Fire
2. Devin Townsend – Z2
3. Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen
4. Shell Collector – Medusa
5. Accept – Blind Rage
6. Vicious Rumors – Live you to Death 2
7. Electric wizard – Time to Die
8. Brother Firetribe – Diamond in the Firepit
9. Ace Frehely – Space Invader
10. Kruk – Before
11. Distorted Harmony – Chain Reaction
12. Nitrogods – Rats and Rumors

Giorgos Athanasiou

1. Sanctuary-The Year The Sun Died
2. At The Gates-At War With Reality
3. Triptykon – Melana Chasmata
4. Solstafir – Otta
5. Machine Head – Bloodstone & Diamonds
6. Behemoth – The Satanist
7. Psycrence – A Frail Deception
8. Battleroar – Blood Of Legends
9. Chronosphere – Embracing Oblivion
10. Riot – Unleash The Fire
11. Striker – City Of Gold
12. Insomnium – Shadows Of The Dying Sun

Nestoras Papakostas

1. Sorrows Path – Doom Philosophy
2. Battleroar – Blood Of Legends
3. Slough Feg – Digital Resistance
4. Chalice – Chalice EP
5. Mausoleum Gate – Mausoleum Gate
6. Epitaph – Crawling Out Of The Crypt
7. Solitary Sabred – Redemption Through Force
8. Riot – Unleash The Fire
9. Darkest Era – Severance
10. Dark Forest – The Awakening
11. Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen
12. Outcast – Outcast EP

Phoenix CA

1. Arch Enemy – War Eternal
2. Sólstafir – Ótta
3. Ne Obliviscaris – Citadel
4. Alcest – Shelter
5. Insomnium – Shadows of a Dying Sun
6. Skyharbor – Guiding Lights
7. Killer Be Killed – Killer Be Killed
8. Pallbearer – Foundation of Burden
9. At The Gates – At War With Reality
10. Lantlôs – Melting Sun
11. Soar – Pillars of The Earth
12. Casualties of Cool – Casualties of Cool

VJ

1. Anaal Nathrakh – Desideratum
2. Dead Congregation – Promulgation Of The Fall
3. Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen
4. Kampfar – Djevelmakt
5. Sun Worship – Elder Giants
6. Tempel – On the Steps of the Temple
7. Thy Darkened Shade – Liber Lvcifer I
8. Behemoth – The Satanist
9. Taake – Stridens Hus
10. Alestorm – Sunset on the Golden Age
11. Electric Wizard – Time To Die
12. Nidsang – Into the Womb of Dissolving Flames

Geegor

1. Triptykon – Melana Chasmata
2. Cannibal Corpse – A skeletal domain
3. Behemoth – The Satanist
4. Anaal Nathrakh – Desideratum
5. Grave Digger – Return of the ripper
6. Mayhem – Esoteric Warfare
7. Die apokalyptischen Reiter – Tief Tiefer
8. 1349 – Massive cauldron of chaos
9. Origin – Omnipresent
10. Marty Friedman – Inferno
11. Septic Flesh – Titan
12. Dead Congregation – Promulgation of the fall

Elias Chatzialeksis

1. RIOT V – Unleash the Fire
2. TEN – Albion
3. SARACEN – Redemption
4. JUDAS PRIEST – Redeemer of Souls
5. MÄRVEL – Hadal Zone Express
6. SLOUGH FEG – Digital Resistance
7. A.C.T – Circus Pandemonium
8. STEEL PANTHER – All You Can Eat
9. SANCTUARY – The Year the Sun Died
10. 7 – SEVEN
11. SEVEN SISTERS – The Warden (demo)
12. HOUSE OF LORDS – Precious Metal

The Antiflesh Nimbus

1. TEITANBLOOD – Death
2. DEAD CONGREGATION – Promulgation Of The Fall
3. EMPIRE OF THE MOON – Panselinos
4. DEATHTRIP – Deep Drone Master
5. INCANTATION – Dirges Of Elysium
6. ABIGOR – Leymotif Luzifer
7. ILL OMEN – Enthroning The Bonds Of Abhorrence
8. SABBATH ASSEMBLY – Quaternity
9. RIDE FOR REVENGE – Enter The Gauntlet
10. SUN WORSHIP – Elder Giants
11. BURIAL HORDES – Incendium
12. MANTAR – Death By Burning

Vaggelis Chasiotis

1. Get the Shot – No Peace In Hell
2. Lionheart – Welcome to the West Coast
3. Rykers – Hard to the Core
4. Sick Of it All – Last Art Of Defience
5. Septicflesh – Titan
6. Never Trust – Bras De Fer
7. Madball – Hardcore Lives
8. 1000 Mods – Vultures
9. Carry the Dead – War
10. Born From Pain – Dance With The Devil
11. Sending Lights – Haven
12. Mother Of MiLLions – Human

BILL Z.

1. Opeth- Pale Communion
2. Primordial- Where Greater Men Have Fallen
3. Incantation- Dirges of Elysium
4. Behemoth-The Satanist
5. Allegaeon- Elements of the Infinite
6. Triptykon- Melana Chasmata
7. Dead Congregation-Promulgation of the Fall
8. Vallenfyre – Splinters
9. Horrendous-Ecdysis
10. Agalloch – The Serpent & The Sphere
11. Vader- Tibi Et Igni
12. Dying Out Flame- Shiva Rudrastakam

George Triantafyllidis

1) Slipknot – .5: The Gray Chapter
2) 1000mods – Vultures
3) Grand Magus – Triumph and Power
4) At the Gates – At War With Reality
5) Insomnium – Shadows of the Dying Son
6) John Garcia – John Garcia
7) The Black Keys – Turn blue
8) Gamma Ray – Empire of the Undead
9) Accept – Blind Rage
10) Iced Earth – The Plagues of Babylon
11) Monster Magnet – Milking the Stars
12) Slash – World on Fire

Costas Grinder

1. AS WE DRAW – Mirages
2. PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND – Lowgazers
3. BAPTISTS – Bloodmines
4. DEAD CONGREGATION – Promulgation Of The Fall
5. MASTODON – Once More ‘Round the Sun
6. DIREWOLFES – Aegri Somnia
7.GREAT FALLS – Scientist
8. HUMAN CULL – Stillborn Nation
9.DEPHOSPHORUS – Ravenous Solemnity
10. DIOCLETIAN – Gesundrian
11. YOB – Clearing The Path To Ascend
12. DAGGERS – It’s Not Jazz, It’s Blues

Yiannis Kakavas

1. Riot – Unleash the Fire
2. Jaguar – Metal X
3. Helstar – This Wicked Nest
4. Accept – Blind Rage
5. Judas priest-redeemer of souls
6. Hammerfall- (r) evolution
7. Grave Digger – Return of the Reaper
8. Wolf – Devil Seed
9. Striker – City of Gold
10. Space Eater – Passing Through the Fire to Molech
11. Crosswind – Vicious Dominion
12. At The Gates – At War With Reality

Leyteris Kasmiris

1-Mastodon- Once More Round the Sun
2-Ttriptykon – Melana Chasmata
3-Orange Goblin – Back from the Abyss
4- Judas Priest – Redeemer of Souls
5- Dead Congregation – Graves of the Archangels
6-Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain
7- Exodus – Blood In Blood Out
8- At The Gates – At War With Reality
9-Hail Spirit Noir – Oi Magoi
10-Grand Magus – Triumph and Power
11-Impaled Nazarene – Vigorous and Liberating Death
12-AC/DC – Rock or Bust

Kostas Analytis

1. ORANGE GOBLIN – Back from the Abyss
2. VAMPIRE – Vampire
3. OBITUARY – Inked in Blood
4. MORBO – Addiction to Musickal Dissection
5. MIDNIGHT – No Mercy for Mayhem
6. NOCTURNAL WITCH – Summoning Hell
7. MONOLITH – Dystopia
8. THANATOS – Global Purification
9. PLANET OF ZEUS – Vigilante
10. EVERGREY – Hymns for the Broken
11. RINGWORM – Hammer of the Witch
12. IRON REAGAN – The Tyranny of Will

Kostas Koutsiaridas

1. Alcest – Shelter
2. Sargeist – Feeding the Crawling Shadows
3. Triptykon – Melana Chasmata
4. Ghost Brigade – IV – One With The Storm
5. Human Serpent – The Gradual Immersion in Nihilism
6. Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen
7. Agalloch – The Serpent & The Sphere
8. Thaw – Earth Ground
9. Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral
10. Soulskinner – Crypts of Ancient Wisdom
11. Thantifaxath – Sacred White Noise
12. At The Gates – At War With Reality

Leonidas Douras

1. Behemoth – The Satanist
2. Bolzer – Soma
3. Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen
4. Mayhem – Esoteric Warfare
5. Anaal Nathrakh – Desideratum
6. Incantation – Dirges of Elysium
7. Gridlink – Longhena
8. Diocletian – Gesundrian
9. Ringworm – Hammer of the Witch
10. Keitzer – The Last Defence
11. Impaled Nazarene -Vigorous And Liberating Death
12. Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral

Costas Liakos FFF

1. MAYHEM – Esoteric Warfare
2. AGALLOCH – The Serpent & the Sphere
3. BEHEMOTH – The Satanist
4. SEPTIC FLESH – Titan
5. BLOODBATH – Grand Morbid Funeral
6. ABIGOR – Leytmitof Luzifer (The 7 Temptations of Man)
7. ANAAL NATHRAKH – Desideratum
8. CANNIBAL CORPSE – A Skeletal Domain
9. BELPHEGOR – Conjuring the Dead
10. PRIMORDIAL – Where Greater Men Have Fallen
11. DEAD CONGREGATION – Promulgation of the Fall
12. DECAPITATED – Blood Mantra

Yiannis Koutis

1. YOB – CLEARING THE PATH TO ASCEND
2. KYPCK – IMENA NA STENE
3. PALLBEARER – FOUNDATIONS OF BURDEN
4. MOGWAI – RAVE TAPES
5. DIRGE – HYPERION
6. EARTH – PRIMITIVE AND DEADLY
7. TRIPTYKON – MELANA CHASMATA
8. 1000 MODS – VULTURES
9. CROWBAR – SYMMETRY IN BLACK
10. THE MELVINS – HOLD IT IN
11. ELECTRIC WIZARD – TIME TO DIE
12. THE VINTAGE CARAVAN – VOYAGE

Dimitris Tsiprakos

1. Anaal Nathrakh – Desideratum
2. Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain
3. Misery Index – The Killng Gods
4. Abysmal dawn – Obsolescence
5. Vader – Tibi Et Igni
6. Bloodbath – Grand Morbid Funeral
7. Kαταχνιά – Καταχνιά
8. At The Gates – At War With Reality
9. Septicflesh – Titan
10. Behemoth – The Satanist
11. Mayhem – Esoteric Warfare
12. Animals As Leaders – The Joy Of Motion

Apostolis Mokas

1. Angel Dust ‘A.D.’
2. Bane ‘Don’t wait up’
3. Bishop’s Green ‘Pressure’
4. Cold World ‘How the gods chill’
5. Get The Shot ‘No peace in hell’
6. Madball ‘Hardcore lives’
7. Modern Life Is War ‘Fever hunting’
8. Risk It! ‘The only thing’
9. Ryker’s ‘Hard to the core’
10. Sheer Terror ‘Standing up for falling down’
11. Sick Of It All ‘Last act of defiance’
12. Slapshot ‘s/t’

Nikos Tsiolis

1. Dead Congregation – Promulgation of the Fall
2. Triptykon – Melana Chasmata
3. Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen
4. Pallbearer – Foundations of Burden
5. Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta III – Saturnian Poetry
6. Hail Spirit Noir – Oi Magoi
7. Lord Mantis – Death Mask
8. Spectral Lore – III
9. Darkspace – Dark Space III I
10. Deathtrip – Deep Drone Master
11. Mastodon – Once More ‘Round The Sun
12. Godflesh – World Lit Only By Fire

Stelios Basbayiannis

1. Rory Gallagher – “Irish tour 74 40th Anniversary edition”
2. Kory Clarke- ”Payback s a bitch”
3. NEW MODEL ARMY- “Between wine and blood”
4. Steve Conte-‘’Steve Conte NYC album’’
5. RIVAL SONS- ‘’Great Western Valkyrie’’
6. ΤΕΝ-“Albion”
7. WHITE WIDDOW-“Crossfire”
8. Slash and the conspirators- ’’World on fire’’
9. Jack Bruce- ‘’Silver rails’’
10. TESLA- “Simplicity”
11. VANDENBERG MOONKINGS- ‘’Moonkings’’
12. Neal Schon- ‘’4U’’

Giorgos Zacharopoulos

1-KINGS 810- Memoirs of a Murderer
2-MACHINE HEAD-Bloodstone and Diamonds
3-SEPTIC FLESH-Titan
4-THY DARKENED SHADE- Liber Lvcifer I: Khem Sedjet
5-PRIMORDIAL-Where Greater Men Have Fallen
6-ACCEPT-Blind Rage
7-BEHEMOTH-The Satanist
8-TRIPTYKON-Melana Chasmata
9-AT THE GATES- At war with reality
10-SOULSKINNER- Crypts of Ancient Wisdom
11-MASTODON- One more round the sun
12-ANAAL NATHRAKH- Desideratum