Top 15 EP’s of 2015

2015 was a great year for EP’s. Here is a list of my favorites!


Honorable Mention: Anchor by Birds of Tokyo

Location
Australia

Label
EMI Music

Music Videos
Anchor

Past Releases
› Day One
 (2007)
› Universes (2008)
› Birds of Tokyo (2010)
› March Fires (2014)

Support
Birds of Tokyo Store

BIRDSOFTOKYO.COM

Honorable Mention: Cycles by Dharmata

Location
West Palm Beach, FL (USA)

Label
Independent

Music Videos
Pursuit of Perfection

Past Releases
Dharmata (2012)

Support
 Bandcamp


15. Gone by Watu

Location
Göteborg (SE)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
 Gone

 

 

 


14. Bloodlines by Vain Velocity

Location
Thessaloniki (GR)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
End It All

Past Releases
› The Odds Are Even (EP) 
(2009)
› Synergies 
(2011)
 Emerge & See (2013)

Support
 Bandcamp


13. Obedience by Kubark

Location
Milano (IT)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
 Bleach

Past Releases
 Kubark (2009)
 Ulysses (2011)

Support
 Bandcamp


12. City of Glass • Sky of White by Absent Hearts

Location
Perth (AU)
Kirkby (UK)

Label
Unsigned

Past Releases
August Earth (2012)

Support
Bandcamp

 


11. With These Hands* by Tell Amarosa

Location
Melbourne (AU)

Label
Unsigned

Support
› Bandcamp

 

 

 

*2014 RELEASE


10. The Calm, the Storm by The Sun Explodes

Location
Carlisle (UK)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
 The Unnatural

Past Releases
 Emergence (2012)
 We Build Mountains (2013)

Support
 Bandcamp
Big Cartel


9. Dark Waters by Enova

Location
Phoenix, AZ (USA)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
 Hell (Is A Far Way Down) [Lyric Video]

Past Releases
 Counterpart (2012)

 

 


8. Neon by Port Noir

Location
Södertälje (SE)

Label
› Razzia Records
› Century Media Records

Music Videos
Neon

Past Releases
 Puls (2013)

Support
 Port Noir Store

PORTNOIR.COM

7. Iridescent by Majora

Location
Newcastle (AU)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
Iridescent (Live in Studio)

Support
Bandcamp

 

 


6. Stellar Circuits by Stellar Circuits

Location
North Carolina (USA)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
Penny Dreadful

Support
Bandcamp
Merch Store

STELLARCIRCUITSMUSIC.COM

5. Hats, Gloves, and Grandfather Clocks by Forecast Tomorrow

Location
Sydney (AU)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
Despondent Become

Support
Bandcamp

 


4. Latitudes by Red Light Sound

Location
Adelaide (AU)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
Latitudes

Past Releases
Signals Fade
(2011)

Support
Bandcamp


3. ‘I’ III I III by To Whom It May

Location
Galveston, TX (USA)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
Bypass
Ghost

Support
Bandcamp
To Whom It May Store

TOWHOMITMAY.NET

2. Collide by No Transitory

Location
Aukland (NZ)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
Vessel (Lyric Video)
Wingspan (Acoustic)

Support
Bandcamp

 


1. Caripito by Miosis

Location
Gothenburg (SE)

Label
Unsigned

Music Videos
Scotoma

Past Releases
Konvolut
(2007)
› Albedo Adaption
 (2009)

Support
Bandcamp
Miosis Store

MIOSIS.SE

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Top 30 of 2014 • LP Edition

After more than two years of hard work, as well as some definite procrastination along the way, I have finally finished my list for the best albums of 2014. Yes, you’re reading this correctly – 2014! It should go without saying that this has been, by far, the most difficult list for me to piece together. So much great music was released in that year and I wanted to be sure to do the utmost amount of justice to all the bands who contributed in that time. That being said, it is an absolutely huge sigh of relief to get this off my chest, and I can pretty much guarantee that I will never spend so long on a single post ever again (unless my life depends on it).

As always, I hope you enjoy and are able to find a new band or two to add to your own list of favorites. Let me know what you were listening to in 2014 and/or since then! So many great things happening. Top EP’s of 2015 coming next!


Honorable Mention: Kallisti // EYE


EYE - Kallisti Location:

  • Dubai (UAE)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • God Has His Reasons
  • The Call
  • Lost In A Void That I Know Far Too Well ∆

Music Videos:

  • N/A

Other Releases:

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Honorable Mention: The Artifact // Deceptic


Location: Deceptic - The Artifact

  • Göteborg, Sweden 

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Lead Astray
  • The Shining Throne
  • Ocean

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

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Honorable Mention: Envision // smallman


Location: Smallman - Envision

  • Asenovgrad (BG)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Vision
  • The Bond
  • Prayer

Music Videos:

  • N/A

Other Releases:

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30. Minor Empires // Minor Empires


Minor Empires - Minor Empires

Location:

  • Madrid / Barcelona (ES)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Targets
  • Truth Seeker
  • Numbers

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

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29. La Gárgola // Chevelle


Chevelle - La Gargola Location:

  • Chicago, IL (USA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Hunter Eats Hunter
  • Under the Knife
  • Choking Game

Music Videos:

  • N/A

Other Releases:

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28. Breaching the Sound // Vestascension


Vestascension - Breaching the Sound Location:

  • Baltimore, MD (USA)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • The Heart Machine
  • An Endless Voyage
  • Burn Your Garden Down

Music Videos:

  • N/A

Other Releases:

  • N/A

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27. Tauri // Surrender the Sun


Surrender the Sun - Tauri Location:

  • Sydney (AU)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Reason
  • Crave
  • Tides

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

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26. Wovenwar // Wovenwar


Wovenwar - Wovenwar Location:

  • San Diego, CA (USA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Prophets
  • Tempest
  • Moving Up

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

Support:


25. Lowborn // Anberlin


Anberlin - Lowborn Location:

  • Florida (USA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Hearing Voices
  • We Are Destroyer
  • Stranger Ways

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

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24. Transmissions // Starset


Starset -Transmissions Location:

  • Columbus, OH (USA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • It Has Begun
  • Point of No Return
  • Down with the Fallen

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

Support:


23. Distant Satellites // Anathema


Anathema - Distant SatellitesLocation:

  • Liverpool (UK)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Dusk (Dark is Descending)
  • Distant Satellites
  • The Lost Song (Part 3)

Music Videos:

  • N/A

Other Releases:

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22. Outside the Universe // Widek


Location: Widek - Outside the Universe

  • Gdańsk (PL)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Enter Through the Sun (feat. Matthieu Romain & Gru)
  • Ion
  • Spiral

Music Videos:

  • N/A

Other Releases:

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21. A Brave New World // Sounds of Sirus


In dedication of vocalist, Josh Day. RIP ~ 2013

Sounds of Sirus - A Brave New WorldLocation:

  • Melbourne (AU)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Opposite of Thinking
  • Pristiq
  • Daylight Paranoia

Music Videos:

  • N/A

Other Releases:

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20. The Joy of Motion // Animals As Leaders


Animals As Leaders - The Joy of Motion Location:

  • Washington D.C. (USA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • The Woven Web
  • Air Chrysalis
  • Physical Education

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

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19. Telescapes // Full Code


Location: Full Code - Telescapes

  • Melbourne (AU)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • (b)TtM²
  • Aquautomaton
  • Lion

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

Support:


18. Arecibo // Forever the Optimist


 Location: Forever the Optimist - Arecibo

  • Brisbane (AU)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Revolutions
  • Enter, Circus
  • End of Antics

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

Support:


17. Reflection – ForTiorI


ForTiorI - ReflectionLocation:

Bigburg (DE)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Dissent: The Fight
  • Anamnesis: Rebirth
  • Afterworld: Transform

Music Videos:

  • N/A

Other Releases:

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16. Simulacra // Opus of a Machine


Location: Opus of a Machine - Simulacra

  • Gold Coast, QLD (AU)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Tuatara
  • The Feeding
  • Hourly Painted Obscurity

Music Videos:

  • N/A

Other Releases:

  • N/A

Support:


15. Time Travelers & Bonfires // Sevendust


Location: Sevendust - Time Travelers & Bonfires

  • Atlanta, GA (USA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Black
  • The Wait
  • Bonfire
  • Denial
  • Come Down

Music Videos:

  • N/A

Other Releases:

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14. Walking on a Flashlight Beam // Lunatic Soul


Location: Lunatic Soul - Walking On A Flashlight Beam

  • Warsaw (PL)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Walking on a Flashlight Beam
  • Gutter
  • Shutting Out the Sun
  • Pygmalion’s Ladder
  • Cold

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

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13. Thrones // Alaya


Location: Alaya - Thrones

  • Chicago, IL (USA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Poor Gloria
  • White Noise
  • Sleep
  • Paths
  • Inside

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

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12. LUN // Destiny Potato


Location: Destiny Potato - LUN

  • Belgrade (RS)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Indifferent
  • Blue Sun
  • Lost Dream
  • Walls of Thoughts
  • Machine

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

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11. The Gyre // Carthasy


Location: Carthasy - The Gyre

  • Perth (AU)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Echoburst
  • Endorphin
  • Dresden
  • Ascent
  • 6 Underground

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

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10. Language // The Contortionist


Location: The Contortionist - Language

  • Indianapolis, IN (USA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Language I: Intuition
  • The Parable
  • Primordial Sound
  • Ebb & Flow
  • Integration

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

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9. Living as Ghosts with Buildings as Teeth // Rishloo


Location:

Rishloo - Living As Ghosts With Buildings As Teeth 01

  • Seattle, WA (USA)

Label:

  • N/A

Recommended Tracks:

  • Dead Rope Machine
  • Dark Charade
  • Salutations
  • Winslow
  • Just A Ride

Music Videos:

  • N/A

Other Releases:

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8. A Voice Within // Intervals


Location: Intervals - Intervals

  • Toronto & Ontario (CA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • The Self Surrendered
  •  Moment Marauder
  • Siren Sound
  • The Escape
  • Atlas Hour

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

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7. Aeons // Stealing Axion


Location: Stealing Axion - Aeons

  • Tacoma, WA (USA)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Parallel Futures
  • Lost Awakening
  • Skyline
  • Memories
  • Exiled

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

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6. Two Thrones // Malrun


Location: Malrun - Two Thrones

  • Aarhus (DK)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Eye of Horus
  • Forbidden Fruit
  • Cycle of Abuse
  • Serpent’s Coil
  • The Ghost of You

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

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5. The Amanuensis // Monuments


Location:

Monuments - The Amanuensis

  • London (UK)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Origin of Escape
  • Atlas
  • I, the Creator
  • Saga City
  • The Alchemist

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

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4. Tellurian // Soen


 Location: Soen - Tellurian

  • Various

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Void
  • Kuraman
  • Ennui
  • The Words
  • Koniskas

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

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3. Sines // Jakob


 Location: Jakob - Sines

  • Napier, Hawkes Bay (NZ)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Magna Carta
  • Blind Them With Science
  • Resolve
  • Darkness
  • Harmonia

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

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2. Marula // Eden Circus


Location:

Eden Circus - Marula

  • Hamburg (DE)

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • Her Lovely Hands Upon the Black Earth
  • Summon a Ghost
  • A Desert In Between
  • 101
  • A Shore Uncertainty

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

  • N/A

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1.  Guiding Lights // Skyharbor


Location:

Skyharbor - Guiding Lights

  • Various

Label:

Recommended Tracks:

  • New Devil
  • Allure
  • Evolution
  • Guiding Lights
  • The Constant

Music Videos:

Other Releases:

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