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Sales Pitch: 2013

My official 2013 list. 20 EPs. 40 LPs. Reverse order.
62 
TOP TWENTY EPS
61 Love Interest
Demo 03?.?2013


#20. Post-Punk
60Altered Boys
2nd EP


#19. Hardcore Punk
59CityCop / Les Doux
Family Ties/Labors of Love


#18. Post-Hardcore/Emo
58Chalk River
You Are Going To Heaven EP


#17. Ambient
57Tollund Men
Virbius Abstract


#16. Post-Punk
56 Violent End
Violent End 7"


#15. Hardcore Punk
55Pusha T
Wrath Of Caine


#14. Hip-Hop/Rap
54Whirr
Around


#13. Shoegaze
53Methmouth
Bleach Bath


#12. Powerviolence
52Barge
No Gain


#11. Powerviolence (again)
51Spine/The Repos
Split


#10. Powerviolence (again, again)
50ACxDC/Magnum Force/Sex Prisoner
Split


#9. Powerviolence (again, again, again) (x3)
49Gag
This Punk Shit Is Cool But...


#8. Hardcore Punk
48Whores.
Clean


#7. Noise Rock
47Gas Rag
Human Rights


#6. Hardcore Punk
46Solstice
Death's Crown Is Victory


#5. Doom Metal - Even after a fifteen-year absence, these guys still rule hard. This is the perfect Skyrim music and luckily for me, I just got back into that game. Slay dragons, conquer lands and put heads on spikes with this epic release.
45Ash Borer
Bloodlands


#4. Atmospheric Black Metal - Ash Borer took the black metal and hipster community by storm in 2011 with their self-titled LP then kinda nudged them with their second one. The ferocity missing from their sophomore effort is exemplified on this 2-song EP. It is recorded live and although it is not entirely raw, the production has enough grime between its gears to create a solid atmosphere.
44Creem
Curator


#3. Hardcore Punk - Creem are just killing it this year! These dudes put the "awesome" in "fucking awesome" with their Curator EP. More riffs. More catchy. More fun. These guys know how to start a party and burn it to the ground!
43Sex Prisoner
State Property


#2. Powerviolence - I only started digging Sex Prisoner this year; I was not too keen on them a few years back when I was first getting into powerviolence. Although their self-titled 7" is excellent, State Property shows the band trying new things while still retaining a signature, pulverizing sound.
42A Pregnant Light
Domination Harmony


#1. Black Metal - A Pregnant Light is the shit when it comes to CSR bands. Yet another purple album cover and the material is some of the best stuff APL has recorded in my opinion. As soon as the first riff comes in after the acoustic intro, you know you're in for something different. I would have to say this is my favorite APL release and my favorite EP from this year for sure.
41 
TOP FORTY LPS
40Cosmic Church
Ylistys


#40. Black Metal
39Manipulation
Manipulation LP


#39. Hardcore Punk
38Clipping
Midcity


#38. Experimental Hip-Hop/Harsh Noise
37Wedrujacy Wiatr
Tam, Gdzie Miesiac Oplakuje Swit


#37. Atmospheric Black Metal
36Sed Non Satiata
Mappo


#36. Emo/Post-Hardcore
35Iron Lung
White Glove Test


#35. Powerviolence
34Touche Amore
Is Survived By


#34. Post-Hardcore
33Ataraxie
L Etre et La Nausee


#33. Doom Metal
32Mutoid Man
Helium Head


#32. Punk/Sludge
31Chelsea Wolfe
Pain Is Beauty


#31. Dark Ambient
30Raspberry Bulbs
Deformed Worship


#30. Punk
29Cara Neir
Portals To A Better, Dead World


#29. Black Metal/Post-Hardcore
28Quincunx
Quincunx


#28. Black Metal/Hardcore
27Primitive Man
Scorn


#27. Sludge
26Night Birds
Born To Die In Suburbia


#26. Hardcore Punk/Surf Rock
25Queens Of The Stone Age
...Like Clockwork


#25. Alt. Rock/Stoner
24Curse The Son
Psychache


#24. Stoner Rock/Doom
23Vattnet Viskar
Sky Swallower


#23. Black Metal
22Hoax
Hoax


#22. Hardcore Punk
21Iron Chic
The Constant One


#21. Punk
20Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats
Mind Control


#20. Psychedelic Rock
19 Arabrot
Årabrot


#19. Noise Rock/Sludge
18Nails
Abandon All Life


#18. Grindcore
17Peste Noire
Peste Noire


#17. Black Metal
16Abuse.
Abuse


#16. Powerviolence
15Full Of Hell
Rudiments Of Mutilation


#15. Hardcore
14No Sir
The Future Is Bright


#14. Hardcore
13Ghostface Killah
Twelve Reasons To Die


#13. Hip-Hop/Rap
12Leucosis
Leucosis


#12. Atmospheric Black Metal
11Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds
Push The Sky Away


#11. Post-Punk/Alt. Rock
10GDP
Holla


#10. Hip-Hop/Rap - In 2011, GDP made my number two spot with Useless Eaters. It was loud, politically-charged rap that packed a real punch. The emcee returns with his new LP Holla and this time, he tosses aside politics to create a more personal record. The lyrics hang over one or possibly several women in GDP's life and his flow and clever wordplay could not be put to better use. Well... maybe if the album was a bit longer. No matter! Still awesome.
9Seven Sisters Of Sleep
Opium Morals


#9. Sludge - Relentlessly brutal and sickening, Seven Sisters of Sleep made a monster of an album with Opium Morals. The constant shifts from muddy and slow breakdowns to rapid crust sections are so natural and fluid, you would think these guys are veterans of sludge metal. Get your dose of Eyehategod worship then kill yourself.
8Skagos
Anarchic


#8. Atmospheric Black Metal - I first listened to this record on a bus ride home from the beach. It began and it was soothing, enchanting me like a group of sexy fairies, before it exploded into blast-beating chaos and black metal shrieking. I know this is ultra-mega hipster-metal, but I can't help but love this stuff. For fans of Wolves in the Throne Room and Ash Borer, take a listen to Skagos' Anarchic and treat yourself to some dense Canadian black metal.
7Autistic Youth
Nonage


#7. Punk - Man, how I wish the Descendents never grew up; they said it themselves on their sophomore album I Don't Wanna Grow Up. However, they did eventually and it took a toll on their songwriting process. Autistic Youth's Nonage LP is how the Descendents would sound if they never grew up, which is freakin' sweet. The supreme of catchiness and pop-punkiness, this Portland quartet know how to rock old-school style.
6Bilskirnir
Wotan Redivivus


#6. Black Metal - There are those who wish Burzum still played raw black metal. Well, fortunately, there's one man black metal project Bilskirnir to take his place. What Wotan Redivivus does best is everything: the gnarly production, the riffs, the caged shrieks, and the use of folk music. This is Bilskirnir's best release yet and the best black metal album of 2013.
5Creem
Discography LP


#5. Hardcore Punk - What would happen if Ceremony were around during the 80s? You think they would sound like how they did on their album Rohnert Park, but actually, they would probably sound like Creem. These guys play a fantastically simple brand of 80s hardcore punk that is catchy, raw, and energetic. Discography compiles all of Creem's material to date into one awesome LP. But thankfully, there's still more to come.
4Weekend Nachos
Still


#4. Powerviolence - I've been waiting for this record to come out for two years. Now it has finally entered my ears and ripped its way out of my bum. This record does exactly what I expected it to: be fast, heavy and awesome. The lyrics on Still cover topics such as killing people, wanting to kill people, and more people-killing. This is great powerviolence from a firmly death metal-influenced quartet.
3Beastmilk
Climax


#3. Post-Punk - The almighty Michael Snoxall indirectly recommended me this album through his review on Media Snobs. Being a follower of Kurt Ballou's God City Studios on Facebook, I knew that he and Beastmilk were concocting something magical. I didn't expect something this epic. Imagine if Danzig-era Misfits met with Joy Division, had frivolous intercourse and birthed the apocalypse, then you'd get Beastmilk's debut LP Climax. I think I've said enough.
2Son Lux
Lanterns


#2. Electronic - I was recommended this album by a user on this website without any description of the album or even what genre Son Lux was. I checked out the guy's Bandcamp and I was immediately stunned. Lanterns is a journey through some dismantled, Blade Runner-esque dystopia in a rocket ship made of glass. That is the best way I can describe this record. I don't even know if fans would get what I mean, but that's exactly how it feels to me. Not only that, but the music is truly universal. You could show this to your grandma and she'd probably get a kick out of it. And above all else, Lanterns is peaceful. Gorgeous in its sound and meticulous in its construction, Son Lux has left an impression on me and listeners everywhere with one of the best electronic LPs of 2013.
1Children Of God
We Set Fire To The Sky


#1. Hardcore/Post-Metal - Children of God--besides having an awesome Swans-influenced band nam-- have released the best hardcore record of 2013. That is, if you can even call this hardcore. The band definitely has their roots in powerviolence, which can be heard in their 2011 EP Coup de Grace. But on We Set Fire to the Sky, the band dip their toes in doom, black metal, and even post-metal. It's an authentic blend that is immense and sometimes terrifying. It's hard to think four guys from Orange County, CA could create something this massive. The vocals are agonizing, like a psychotic man's pleas in the depths of an asylum. The music goes from blisteringly fast to hauntingly slow in the blink of an eye without breaking the rhythm of their sound. Children of God have crafted a mammoth hardcore record that fans of Iron Lung and Neurosis alike can enjoy.
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