|My Top 20 Of 2013|
My top 20 albums released in 2013.
As a fan of Roads to Judah, I was interested to see where Deafheaven would go next. Sunbather is an improvement on the
group's debut, and is a beautiful album.
Abandon All Life
17 minutes of absolute, pure anger, in concentrated, crushing music.
Burial explores interesting new ideas on this EP, to great success.
|17||The Ruins of Beverast|
Blood Vaults - The Blazing Gospels of Heinrich...
Alexander von Meilenwald takes us deeper and heavier, continuing with the cleaner production style he used on his previous
album. While that album didn't succeed to the degree Rain Upon the Impure did, Blood Vaults gets it right.
The Raven that Refused to Sing
Steven Wilson's songwriting has improved vastly, and that should be enough for fans of his other works to give this a listen and
to enjoy it.
Flowers for my Father
Sadistik gives us a raw look into his heart, and crafts a beautiful tribute to Eyedea in the process.
|14||Protest the Hero|
I ended up liking Volition a hell of a lot more than I was expecting to going in, it's probably my most listened to album of 2013.
A l'ame Enflammee, l'ame Constellee
This album is a moving, utterly emotional experience. I can't really do it justice in this small text box. Just listen to it.
Black Death Horizon
Bringing us crushing riffs, destructive drums, and vocals a la Martin Van Drunen (dare I say better?), Obliteration gives us one of
the best old-school death metal albums in recent years.
"They want that old Danny Brown." Nah, give me some more of THIS Danny Brown.
Gorguts come back, with a vastly changed lineup, but Luc Lemay clearly hasn't missed a beat. Props to Hufnagel, Longstreth,
and Marston for giving this album their all.
The 20/20 Experience
Who'd have thought JT had it in him? HUGE props to the man for making it rich early in his career and continuing to take himself
and his music very seriously, the dud that Part 2 is notwithstanding.
A very interesting debut from this Japanese band that mixes elements of psychedelic and noise pop. Definitely one of my top
recommendations of this year.
Oh my god. I could listen to this for days. Absolutely filthy and completely evil.
Reminiscent of the post-punk titans of the days of yore, Beastmilk bring us their own brand of "apocalyptic death-rock." Two
thumbs up from this listener.
|5||White Moth Black Butterfly|
One Thousand Wings
This guy's voice is absolutely something else, and over these backdrops? A+.
Toby Driver's back with a vengeance. Hubardo is the band's best work since Choirs of the Eye, and might even surpass it.
|3||Run the Jewels|
Run the Jewels
Killer Mike and El-P, fuckboys think about it.
A long journey to the ocean's depths, but an interesting journey through all the different styles Robin Staps and co. are capable
of playing, and all executed masterfully.
Ever listened to an album so good you had to pause it in the middle just to get a glass of water cause you thought you were
going to throw up? I have the limited gold 2xLP, and I'm severely tempted to get the red 2xlp repress, the black 2xlp first
pressing, AND a cd of it, that's how much I love this album. Ulcerate's best effort so far, and it's got me absolutely hype for the