Opeth may preach exclusively to the converted, but to overlook the Swedes’ staggeringly consistent brilliance is foolhardy.
Soothing and sorrow-laden in equal measure, Lost In The Dream by The War On Drugs left Guitar Planet speechless.
Guitar Planet has had a love/hate relationship with Slash since Velvet Revolver split, but it remains impossible to deny his freewheeling riffs and slippery solos.
The only artist on our countdown who didn’t release a studio album in 2014, Gary Clark Jr. wowed live and in person.
Laura Jane Grace gave punk purpose as she displayed her post and pre-transition anxiety, angst and anger on the magnificent Transgender Dysphoria Blues.
The post-break up insanity of Blunderbus may be behind him, but Jack White still provides plenty of disjointed innovation on Lazeretto.
2014 saw Slipknot overcome adversity and reconnect with their youth while effortlessly retaining their status as the world’s most important metal band.
The Foo Fighters may have ever so slightly underwhelmed, but Dave Grohl found a new way to invigorate guitar music.
Kenneth William served up anarchy and artistry as Canadian punks White Lung released their career best album.
Divisive is an understatement, but putting the hyperbole and the hate to one side, 2014 was The Edge’s comeback year.