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Amphoteric's Top 50 Albums Of 2013
1Caladan Brood
Echoes of Battle


Caladan Brood came out of nowhere with this and successfully out-summoned Summoning, which is a pretty amazing accomplishment. Probably my album of the decade so far. Yes, I love it that much.
2 Boards of Canada
Tomorrow's Harvest


Would have easily been my AOTY if it wasn't for Caladan Brood. The two are so close though that they might as well be tied.
3Vallendusk
Black Clouds Gathering


Powerful, melodic, soaring tremolo riffs strewn throughout.. black metal isn't usually known for having a more uplifting sound, but that's just what this achieves. There's really not much to dislike about this one, still deserves a ton more ratings so if you like black metal and you haven't heard this, you should give it a shot.
4Ellende
Ellende


This is one excellende album... (thanks Key!) My favorite post-black metal record I've heard in a long time. If you're a fan of bands like Woods of Desolation or Ecailles de Lune-era Alcest, give this a shot.
5Entropia (PL)
Vesper


Sludgy, hard-hitting, and atmospheric with a ton of great riffs; it's just everything I could really want from a metal album.
6Gris
A lame Enflammee, lame Constellee


Powerful album, not in terms of heaviness but it just evokes such a strong emotional response. Everything from the musicianship to the production is top notch, and Icare's vocals are some of the best black metal vocals I've heard in a while.
7Gorguts
Colored Sands


One of the rare instances for me that tons of technicality actually helps improve songs rather than detract. Easily one of my favorite death metal releases in recent years.
8Vali
Skogslandskap
9Hammock
Oblivion Hymns
10Aeuria
Birth EP
11Deliverance (FR)
Doomsday, Please
12Redwood Hill
Descender
13Magnetophonique
Lush Islands - Illusion of Paradise
14Ulver
Messe I.X-VI.X
15SFV Acid
The Dwell
16Falkenbach
Asa
17Disconscious
Hologram Plaza
18Dolphin Tears
Spa World
19Summoning
Old Mornings Dawn
20Frigoris
Wind
21Limalo
Human Bloom
22Enshine
Origin
23Arx Atrata
Oblivion
24Saor
Roots
25Eternal Tears of Sorrow
Saivon Lapsi
26Casino Hearts
Lonesome Island
27Cowards (FR)
Hoarder
28Pelican
Forever Becoming
29Tim Hecker
Virgins
30Russian Circles
Memorial
31Wedrujacy Wiatr
Tam, Gdzie Miesiac Oplakuje Swit
32Submerse
Algorithms and Ghosts
33Hierophant (IT)
Great Mother: Holy Monster
34Imperium Dekadenz
Meadows of Nostalgia
35Csejthe
Reminiscence
36Krypts
Unending Degradation
37Burial
Rival Dealer
38Sul ad Astral
Sul ad Astral
39Progenie Terrestre Pura
U.M.A.
40Rhian Sheehan
Stories From Elsewhere
41Made By Grey
I Have Written a Wicked Book, and Feel..
42Grave Miasma
Odori Sepulcrorum
43Sombres Forets
La Mort du Soleil
44Awaken the Echoes
Travels LP
45Sadhaka
Terma
46Nails
Abandon All Life
47The Ruins Of Beverast
Blood Vaults - The Blazing Gospels of Heinrich...
48Oceanus
Sirens
49Jon Hopkins
Immunity
50The Haxan Cloak
Excavation
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