ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Best New Rock Albums of 2014 Part 1

Updated on December 22, 2014

I have not written a hub in about 2 years, so I hope some of you music lovers find this useful and entertaining. I write about some of the best bands who has released new material this year including, but not limited to:

  • Judas Priest
  • Linkin Park
  • Nickelback
  • Seether
  • Slash
  • Sevendust
  • Foofighters
  • Fiver Finger Death Punch

Nickelback - No Fixed Address

Ok, I am a HUGE Nickelback fan and every one of their albums. This is the first release since Chad Kroeger and teen sensation Avril Lavigne tied the knot as a lot of the material sounds like a cross between the two. Nickelback seems to have taken a bit of a pop flavor with No Fixed Address, so it had to grow on me a bit, but after about three listens to the full album, it has become a regular part of my jogging playlist. I think she appears on some of the songs too. The newest famous Canadian married couple has really influence this album.

Now, if you are looking for the classic Nickelback sound like the hits "How You Remind Me", "Photograph" and "Too Bad", you don't get it from this album. Nickelback has a new album, but I still give this album 8 out of 10 stars. They STILL rock!

Nickelback - Edge Of A Revolution

Seether - Isolate and Medicate

I have been a long time fan of Seether. This new album also needs time to grow on me as the first couple of songs slow down the album, but from the fourth track, the album starts to pick up. I must admit that I like Seether's earlier material better like songs including Fake It, Fine Again, Broken and Breakdown. One of my favorite songs off this album is called Weak, so check it out.

Seether - Words As Weapons

Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls

Judas Priest has been my favorite metal band since high school and of most of their albums. After releasing the concept album Nostradamus, I was not sure what to think and after guitarist K.K. Downing left the band, I thought they were finished, but Redeemer of Souls has changed all that. This album ROCKS!

I did not think they could do it, but their live shows are still awesome and until lead singer Rob Halford quits the band, I will always be a fan. Every song on this album is good!

Check out Redeemer of Souls, Dragonaut, March of the Damned and Crossfire. If you are familiar with the real Judas Priest classics like Living After Midnight, Breaking The Law and You Got Another Thing Coming, these songs definitely measure up to the same quality!

Foofighters - Sonic Highway

David Grohl and the Foofighters have a nice album here. I had to listen a few times before I got used to the sound as I am used to the old material, but this albums has grown on me each time I listened. Most of the songs are pretty good.

My favorite songs on this album are Something For Nothing (love the video), In The Clear, Feast and the Famine, I Am A River.

Five Finger Death Punch - The Wrong Side Of Hell Part 2

All of this band's albums are great, but you need to be into some of that gutteral vocal metal. If you want a great ballad, check out their single Battle Born (I have included a video below). Out of all the younger metal bands, this is the fastest growing band along with the likes of Seether, Shinedown and Avenge Sevenfold.

The Wrong Side Of Hell Part 2 is just as good as the album that put them on the map (American Capitalist).

If you want to know how classy this metal band is and you have never heard of them before, they do a great cover of Bad Company's "Bad Company".

Linkin Park - The Hunting Party

Linkin Park seems to have gotten a little heavier on this album, but it will take me some time to get used to it. I do enjoy the video for Until It's Gone. Lead Singer Chester Bennington sings about the same as he does on other Linkin Park albums, so I would like to see him do more screaming since the songs call for it.


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)