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04.05.14  My First Quarter Of 201412.22.13 Top 10 Albums Of 2013
09.08.13 Ten Favorite Rock/Metal Singers/Vocalis08.25.13 Avenged Sevenfold Ranked
08.09.13 Top 5 Letlive. Songs07.31.13 Dream Theater Ranked
06.24.13 Top 10 First Half Of 201301.28.13 15 Favorite Songs Of 2012
01.27.13 Heaviest Bands I Listen To12.23.12 Generic Top 10 Of The Year List
08.24.12 Goosebumps Time (melodic Songs)08.20.12 15 Favorite Bands
08.13.12 25 Favorite Songs07.09.12 50 Favorite Albums
05.20.12 Songs I Like From Albums I Don't Like05.15.12 Favorite Song Endings
03.02.12 Top 10 Of 2011 (albums)05.18.11 Major Improvements
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Top 10 First Half Of 2013

I know June isn't over yet but I'm pretty sure I found everything I wanted to find up to now.
10Killswitch Engage
Disarm The Descent


A collection of really solid Metalcore songs. Nothing fancy but solid.
9Fallujah
Nomadic


The fact that this is so short keeps me from putting it higher. Tech/Death with melody and emotion is a rare thing.
8Boil
aXiom


Thank you greg84 for making me discover this band. Think of it like Tool, Fair To Midland and Tesseract had a kid.
7Hope For The Dying
Aletheia (LP)


Maybe not as well written as their precedent album. Still some incredible moments to be found in this Symphonic/Technical Metalcore album.
6The Dear Hunter
Migrant


Isn't quite on the level of Act III and The Color Spectrum to me. Still some magic moments to be found on songs like ''Girl'' and ''Bring You Down''.
5Soilwork
The Living Infinite


The only real problem I can think of for this album is the vocals, which are solid but nothing more. Besides that, the riffs are fast and groovy and the little experiments don't feel superfluous.
4Sevendust
Black Out The Sun


This album is Lajon Witherspoon's. The way this guy sings makes ''average'' songs like ''Picture Perfect'' and ''Cold As War'' so much better than they really are. The album also contains some of the band's best songs to date: ''Faithless'', ''Decay'' and ''Got a Feeling''.
3Anciients
Heart of Oak


Prog without being self-indulgent, extremely coherent and melodic. With time this could go even higher.
2Bring Me The Horizon
Sempiternal


Maybe it's just because the improvement is so huge, but this album really impressed me. It's really simple but it's really passionate and layered. Some instrumental moments like in ''Go To Hell, For Heaven's Sake'' or ''And The Snake Starts To Sing'' really made me question if this was the band that wrote awful songs like ''Diamonds Aren't Forever''.
1The Ocean
Pelagial


The thing I hate with this album is the song titles which are a real b*itch to remember. Other than that, I can't find much to dislike here. I'm not a big fan of the last 2 songs which are more doom/sludge type tracks (not really my style). That can change with time too. This album is intense, technical and beautiful, often at the same time. Favorites are ''Mesopelagic: Into The Uncanny'', ''Bathyapelagic: Impasses'' and ''Abyssopelagic: Signals of Anxiety''.
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