Friday, December 20, 2013

Albums of 2013

This year, I'm going to do more than just a "best of 2013" list. I'm also going to include a "Best EPs", "Worst Albums", "Biggest comeback/reunion albums", "Best Debut full-lengths (gotta give the new bloods some recognition)", and a list of the best.....yeah pretty much my favorite songs from the year...the ones that I went back to specifically the most.

I'm doing the Best Of list differently this year. I'm going to have the top 10 in order, and then the rest aren't going to be in any order at all because it's just way too much work deciding. SOOOOOO.....

10. Korn - The Paradigm Shift (Nu Metal) (Prospect Park)


8. letlive. - The Blackest Beautiful (Metalcore) (Epitaph)

7. Black Sabbath - 13 (Heavy Metal) (Vertigo/Republic)

6. Psyclon Nine - Order of the Shadow: Act I (Industrial) (Metropolis)

5. Mutiny Within - Mutiny Within 2 - Synchronicity (Progressive Metal) (Self-Released)


3. Soilwork - The Living Infinite (Melodic Death) (Nuclear Blast)

2. Portal - Vexovoid (Progressive Death) (Profound Lore)

1. Watain - The Wild Hunt (Black Metal) (Century Media)

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The following is the rest of my "Best albums of 2013", except they're not in any specific order
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Deicide - In the Minds of Evil (Death Metal) (Century Media)




Locrian - Return to Annihilation (Drone) (Relapse)

Happy Days - Cause of Death: Life (Depressive Black Metal) (Funeral Industries)

Joe Satriani - Unstoppable Momentum (Progressive Rock) (Epic)



Children of Bodom - Halo of Blood (Melodic Death) (Nuclear Blast)

Killswitch Engage - Disarm the Descent (Metalcore) (Roadrunner)

Bring me the Horizon - Sempiternal (Metalcore) (Epitaph)

Fyrnask - Eldir Nott (Black Metal) (Temple of Torturous)

The Black Dahlia Murder - Everblack (Technical Death) (Metal Blade)


Mortal Decay - The Blueprint for Blood Spatter (Death Metal) (Comatose)

Eternal Tears of Sorrow - Saivon Lapsi (Melodic Death) (Massacre)

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Below is an ordered list of my personal favorite EPs from this year
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5. Pyrithion - The Burden of Sorrow (Death Metal) (Metal Blade)

4. Fuck the Facts - Amer (Grindcore) (Self-Released)

3. Fallujah - Nomadic (Progressive Death) (Unique Leader)

2. Waning - Feeding of Fragments (Black Metal) (Self-Released)


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Below are a few albums from this year that are pretty much shit..
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Waking the Cadaver - Real-Life Death (Brutal Death) (Amputated Vein)

Turisas - Turisas2013 (Folk Metal) (Century Media)


Lil Wayne - I Am Not A Human Being 2 (Rap) (Cash Money)

Megadeth - Super Collider (Thrash Metal) (Universal)

Snoop Lion - Reincarnated (Reggae)

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Best Debut Full-Lengths
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Essence of Datum - Event Horizon (Progressive Metal) (Self-Released)

Suicidal Causticity - The Spiritual Decline (Brutal Death) (Ghastly Music)

Wormlust - The Feral Wisdom (Progressive Black) (Demonhood)

Cerebrum - Cosmic Enigma (Brutal Death) (Amputated Vein)

Rivers of Nihil - The Conscious Seed of Light (Death Metal) (Metal Blade)

Boal - Infinite Deprevation (Technical Death) (Sevared)

Heretic Cult Redeemer - Heretic Cult Redeemer (Black Metal) (Iron Bonehead)

Lost Society - Fast Loud Death (Thrash Metal) (Nuclear Blast)

Grue - Casualty of the Psychic Wars (Black Metal) (Eternal Death)

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Best and/or Most Memorable Songs of 2013
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Suffocation - As Grace Descends
Fall Out Boy - My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light 'em Up)
Children of Bodom - Waste of Skin
Bring me the Horizon - The House of Wolves
Mutiny Within - Falls to Pieces
The Dillinger Escape Plan - Prancer
Soilwork - Spectrum of Eternity
Kvelertak - Spring Fra Livet
Deicide - In the Minds of Evil
In Solitude - A Buried Sun
Born of Osiris - Machine
Holy Grail - Bestia Triumphans
Black Veil Brides - In The End
Joe Satriani - Can't Go Back
Korn - Prey For Me
Black Sabbath - God is Dead?
Killswitch Engage - In Due Time
Watain - Black Flames March
okay...so none of those are in any sort of order...but there is one particular song that I would consider to be (to me) the best song of the year. I have listened to this specific track more times than anything else all year. There is nothing that has been released this year that has as much pure energy as this one song. And you can listen to this song by clicking HERE