Now that I’ve got my personal “best of” lists up I’ve spent the past week or two exploring things from other peoples lists that have sparked my curiosity. There was no way possible to keep up with the never ending barrage of incredible music this year so I’m grateful for all the lists people are sharing. They help me find new stuff, reflect on things I may have not given enough time too and see generally what was well received all year.

The following list is stuff I’ve discovered from said lists. It’s a mix of metal, punk, country and folk. All of them were pretty good or interesting in some manner. I implore you to check any of them out. Highlights from the list include the new Mortuary Drape Spiritual Independence, Stargazer’s incredible A Merging to the Boundless, The Wolves of Avalon’s Boudicca’s Last Stand and for some incredible country music Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in Country music and Lydia Loveless’ Somewhere Else.

Also, this will be may last playlist for the year. Everybody needs a break now and then. I’ll start back up the first of the year as we start the march through 2015. I can’t wait to see what that year brings.

Ambush – Firestorm
Mortuary Drape – Spiritual Independence
Deep Mountains – Lake of Solace
Stargazer – A Merging to the Boundless
Witherscape – The New Tomorrow
Anubis Gate – Horizons (NEW)
Thaw – Earth Ground
Cult of Fire – Čtvrtá Symfonie Ohně
Spectral Tower – Spectral Tower
Gravoel – Skaur
Northern Oak – Of Roots and Flesh
Forseen – Helsinki Savagery
Warpstone – Into the Phantasmancer Celestial Castle
Cloud Nothings – Here and Nowhere Else
Endlichkeit – VI-VIII
Downfall of Gaia – Aeon Unveils the Thrones of Decay
Lydia Loveless – Somewhere Else
Shovels & Rope – Swimming’ Time
Wooden Wand – Farmer’s Corner
Hallelujah the Hills – Have you Done Something Evil
Destroying Divinity – Hollow Dominion
Sturgill Simpson – Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
The Wolves of Avalon – Boudicca’s Last Stand

Until 2015!