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2013 In Metal

Decent to great metal/hardcore material so far released in 2013.
1 Paysage d'Hiver
Das Tor


4.5/5 - I love winter and I love this artist. Objectively, this release is far from his best, but its great nonetheless. There are no standouts here. Its consistently flawless.
2The Fall of Every Season
Amends


4/5 - I'm a sucker for melancholia that this stuff delivers. Was walking through snowy forest with this on my large headphones - fabulous feelings. Standout track - Aurelia.
3Darkthrone
The Underground Resistance


4/5 - I liked it more than it is actually worth. Regarding the crust elements, I find this band more enjoyable with them than without. Standout track - Leave No Cross Unturned.
4Omnium Gatherum
Beyond


4/5 - Better than anything they have done so far imo. Really solid melo-death. Standout track - The Unknowing.
5Nails
Abandon All Life


4/5 - They are getting more and more brutal with each release without loosing any coherency. Keep calm and abandon all life. Standout track - Suum Cuique.
6Voivod
Target Earth


4/5 - Voivod returning to form after a series of average/bad albums. Standout track - Target earth.
7Mors Principium Est
...And Death Said Live


4/5 - Has some nice variation previously unheard from this band. Good stuff. Standout track - Departure.
8Hate
Solarflesh


3.5/5 - Solid blackened death metal release. Reminds me of behemoth. Standout track - Solarflesh.
9Rorcal
Vilagvege


3.5/5 - My first experience with this band. Rather peculiar mix of genres I must add. Standout track - VIII.
10In Vain
AEnigma


3.5/5 - I can fully enjoy this only after soaking some alcohol and then its hell of a blast. Standout track - Against the grain.
11Kvelertak
Meir


3.5/5 - I was jamming this at my office and the results of my trainee increased by 200%. Standout track - Bruane brenn.
12Cult Of Luna
Vertikal


3.5/5 - Solid post-metal from everyone's favorite post-metal band. Standout track - In awe of.
13Rotting Christ
Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy


3.5/5 - Apart from this album I haven't really tried anything from these guys. Great riffing, great chanting, great everything. Standout track - In Yumen / Xibalba.
14Hanging Garden
At Every Door


3.5/5 - They should completely ditch the post-metal sound and stick with the doom. Standout track - At every door.
15Iron Lung
White Glove Test


3.5/5 - Great pw release. Doesn't quite match the quality of its predecessor thou. Could pick any standouts here, its same as with #1.
16Shai Hulud
Reach Beyond the Sun


3.5/5 - Tasteful progressive hardcore, but in my opinion nowhere near as good as its praised. Standout track - A human failing.
17Within The Ruins
Elite


3.5/5 - Album has incredible amounts of fun and win. Jamming ataxia II in a car on max volume never gets old. Standout track - Ataxia II.
18Call Of The Void
Dragged Down A Dead End Path


3.5/5 - A pretty interesting crust/grind/pw release. Standout track - Theory of Mind.
19Soilwork
The Living Infinite


3.5/5 - Surprisingly good release from Soilwork, and I haven't enjoyed anything from them previously. Standout track - Momentary bliss.
20Rotten Sound
Species at War


3/5 - Definitely not as good as their full lengths, but worth a spin anyway. Standout track - The Solution.
21Neaera
Ours Is The Storm


3/5 - Melo-death band with some "core" influences. If you are familiar with the sound of "Heaven shall burn", then give this a listen. Standout track - Ours is the storm.
22Bring Me The Horizon
Sempiternal


3/5 - Sempiternal had a shock effect on me when I first heard it. It seemed so different and surprisingly enjoyable. Unfortunately, after a few spins it had considerably worn out. Its not a bad release by no means and is worth checking out, especially for those who had doubted the bands ability to write decent material. Standout track - Hospital for souls.
23 Boris
Praparat


3/5 - Great album for winter and it looks like winter aint gonna leave Europe so soon. Standout track - Elegy.
24Suffocation
Pinnacle Of Bedlam


3/5 - Album was over-hyped as fuck when it came out. Its decent, but nothing spectacular. I had to add it a +0.2 rating, because my cat runs around like possessed when I jam this. Standout track - As grace descends.
25Stratovarius
Nemesis


3/5 - I'm totally not a fan of the genre, but this release has some fun songs. Standout track - Halcyon days.
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