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Botanist completes its first European tour. Eighteen shows in 12 countries, including the prestigious Roadburn and Donaufest music and art festivals.
EP2: Hammer of Botany released on CD to support European tour.
"the winding, ascending notes and resonance of the dulcimer create a bright, iridescent quality that suggests ever-changing sunlight filtered through a floral prism." -- James Slone, Avantgarde Metal
The known list of Album of the Year 2014 lists that Botanist's "VI: Flora" was featured on. Thank you all so very much.
- Bonreader's Album of the Year 2014
- Metalsucks' Dave Mustein's Top15 Metal Albums of 2014 (#9)
- Invisible Orange's (Bruce Hardt) Top 20 Best Albums of 2014 (#5)
- The Needle Drop's Top 50 Albums of 2014 (#39)
- Roadburn album of the day, September 26, 2014
- Noisey Reader's Poll Top Experimental Albums of 2014 (#7)
- Noizze (Dave)'s Top 10 of 2014 (#5)
- Full Metal Attorney's Top 10 of 2014 (#8)
- East Bay Express' Crucial Local Music of 2014
- KLC (Joseph Arzt)'s Top 10 of 2014 (#7)
- I Listen So You Don't Have To's top 30 Class of 2014 (#10)
- Support Black Metal Zine's Top 10 of 2014 (no order)
- Cvlt Nation's 6 Best Experimental albums of 2014 (#5)
- Sputnik Music's (NJeroen) Top 40 Records (#8)
- Radiostudent.hr's 21 Best Metal Albums of 2014 (no order)
- Beards Etc.'s Top 25 Albums of 2014 (#14)
- Meat Mead Metal's Top 40 of 2014 (#38)
- Sputnik Music's Grizzlybeard's Top 30 Albums of 2014 (#25)
- Scene Point Blank (Spyros Stasis)'s Top 25 of 2014 (#19)
- Scene Point Blank (Cheryl Prime)'s Top 25 of 2014 (#25)
- Arson Cafe's Top 100 Metal Albums of 2014 (#44)
- Sputnik Music's mindleviticus' Top 20 of 2014 (#4)
- Missoula Punk News' Top 10 of 2014 (#8)
- Tome to the Weather Machine's Top 50 of 2014 (#32)
- MattHensley.com's Top 100 Albums of 100 (#72)
- Kvlt Blogspot's Top 100 Albums of 2014 (#81)
- Neko Chan's Top 20 of 2014 (#12)
- Marcel's Music Journal Top 50 of 2014 (#46)
- Basement Galaxy's Top Metal Albums of 2014 (honorable mention)
- A Whirling Dervish's Best Albums of 2014 (honorable mention)
- The Metal Forge's Top Albums of 2014 (honorable mention)
"Each Botanist album shows an impressive amount of evolution and maturation (...) VI: Flora just might be his best work yet, with a newfound emotional core (...) VI: Flora is definitely an interesting concept, but its forward-thinking beauty and intricate songwriting will keep you coming back for more even once the initial curiosity fades." -- Bunny Gamer, Kvlt Blogspot's Top 100 Albums of 2014 (#81)
"This is amazing and even if you hate anything Blackened or metallic it deserves a listen. Black metal played on a harmonium and amplified dulcimers. I shit you not and it is BEAUTIFUL." -- A Whirling Dervish
"Gorgeous, atmosphere-laden black metal played on a hammered dulcimer is not something you encounter every day. (...) it is dark and beautiful and truly wonderful." -- Beards Etc. Top 25 Albums of 2014 (#14)