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Ipod's First Quarter, 2013

Feel free to throw on any I've missed, Here's my first quater (of mainly metal) of 2013.
1 The Devil
Gather The Sinners


When everybody was toting Ghost's debut in 2011, these guys found themselves somewhat under the radar and Just like Ghost, they're back in 2013. Traditional Doom Landscapes with a modern take. - 3.6/5
2Zozobra
Savage Masters


Only fifteen minutes in length, this is a short burst of sludge that keep on giving. - 3.8/5
3 Rorcal
Vil?gv?ge


A sludge, doom, death hybrid. Quite intense for an album with numbers. The vocals are a definite high point. - 4/5
4Rotting Christ
Kata Ton Daimona Eaytoy


I wasn't expecting this one to have the impact that it did. - 4.1/5
5Inter Arma
Sky Burial


Sludgy doomy posty, Incredibly steady for these newcomers to the scene - 3.4/5
6High Priest of Saturn
High Priest of Saturn


Doom with female vocals, the vocals don't overpower the music just adding when it's needed. - 4.5/5
7The Flight Of Sleipnir
Saga


Blackened folk, Building on the band's past works - 3.8/5
8Fen
Dustwalker


Folkened Black/Post metal, Same as above - 3.6/5
9Fat Guy Wears Mystic Wolf Shirt
Dys/Closure


Remeber this name, this Australian Punk/Grind out fit play furiously albeit shortly. - 3.4/5
10Enforcer
Death By Fire


Relive the old days, 3.7/5
11 Eight Bells
The Captain's Daughter


The Captain's Daughter is a weird one, chances are if you have heard this album, it's because someone told you about it. So this is me, telling you about it. - 4/5
12Amaranthe
The Nexus


Corsette metal, Female led pop/symphonic almost melodic death metal - 4/5
13Appalachian Winter
Ghosts of the Mountains


Atmospheric Pagan metal, free to download as per the artist's wishes. Album art is a bit shoddy but thankfully the music holds it's own. - 4/5
14Avantasia
The Mystery Of Time


Your Power metal AOTY thus far, Features a roster of 16 artists from various bands including ex.Kiss and Helloween. - 4.2/5
15Blut der Nacht
Sargnagel


Black metal, hard hitting and raw. - 3.7/5
16 Boris
Pr?parat


I hope you guys have all heard this, I'm pretty sure most of you have. - 3.8/5
17Botanist
IV: Mandragora


Eco-terrorist-black-metal, do I need to say any more? - 4/5
18Brown Mountain
Brown Mountain


Sludge filled post metal, largely instrumental. - 3.5/5
19 Cnoc An Tursa
The Giants of Auld


If you didn't guess from the titles, it's a lot folky : ] - 3.8/5
20Darkthrone
The Underground Resistance


These titans are back with an album to kick your face in. - 5/5
21Dreamshade
The Gift Of Life


Good metalcore, It doesn't exactly do anything out of the ordinary but it's surprisingly solid. - 3.5/5
22 Graveyard
The Sea Grave


Death metal, it had to get a mention somewhere right?. -3.6/5
23 Krypts
Unending Degredation


A titan of a record, primal, angry ready to blast your socks off. - 3.9/5
24Hatebreed
The Divinity Of Purpose


Metallic hardcore kings, The Divinity of Purpose provided everything it needed to while conforming to what made this band popular. - 3.8/5
25KAGRENAK
Part One


3.5/5
26KAGRENAK
Part Two


The Double album of doomster's Kagrenak was a short but pleasurable journey through doom's droney depths. - 4/5
27Kongh
Sole Creation


Ritualistic Sludge, complete with a gorilla on the album art. 3.7/5
28On Wings Of Wax
The Empty Bed


Instrumental, beautiful and thouroghly captivating. - 4/5
29October Falls
The Plague Of A Coming Age


A plague you want - 4/5
30October Tide
Tunnel Of No Light


Not as great as the other 'October' but great none-the-less. - 3.5/5
31Path to Ixtab
Black Sky


Semi raw, death metal with the occasional black metal influence. - 3.3./5
32Portal
Vexovoid


Yes, it murks. - 4/5
33Raxa
Starchildren


Context focusing on the ancient Mayan civilisation, This one-manned black/experimental/stoner project is quite the listen. - 4/5
34 Reflection Nebula
Ekhar


Ambient droning funeral doom. - 4/5
35Riverside
Shrine Of New Generation Slaves


Prog rock, doesn't have the same punch that ADHD had but it's moved outwards focusing on smooth bouncy tones. - 4.5/5
36Sevendust
Black Out The Sun


The band is now a few albums in, this is as solid as the group's best. - 3.7/5
37 Stone Sour
House Of Gold and Bones Part 2


Who would've thought that the second chapter in this series would be the best release Stone Sour have made. - 4/5
38Trvth
Black Horse Plague


Massive record, built from the ground up by Sputnik's resident death metaling CaptainDooRight. - 4.6/5
39Universe217
Never


Female led doom metal, it's some seriously powerful stuff. - 3.8/5
40Void Of Sleep
Tales Between Reality and Madness


Stoner/doom anthems, you know the stuff Paperback, Greg, Vovoid would all dig. - 3.9/5
41When Woods Make Graves
Consuming Darkness


Bend over and show us your dark side. This is vile, angry black metal. - 4.2/5
42Coheed and Cambria
The Afterman: Descension


While this seemed to split people right down the middle, I personally liked it. - 3.9/5
43Killswitch Engage
Disarm The Descent


It wasn't the game changer everybody was hyping for, but as far as mainstream metalcore goes, it manages to hold it's own. - 3.3/5
44 Horna
Askel L?hemp?n? Saatanaa


Some more black metal, Horna proves again and again that they know how to do it right. - 4.4/5
45 Paysage d'Hiver
Das Tor


This album is the sound of winter, contining in the same manner from previous releases Paysage make it clear which direction they are going. - 4.1/5
46 Steven Wilson
The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)


Highly anticipated, held up to all most of its promises. - 3.6/5
47Cult Of Luna
Vertikal


An extremely solid record in the world of post metal. - 4/5
48Mutiny Within
Synchronicity


Although at the start of the year it's good to see these guys putting out more material, especially with Chris Clancy's powerful vocals. 4.3/5
49Of Solitude and Solemn
Of Solitude and Solemn


Noctus' foray into the world of ambient post doom metal. Has cleans screams etc. All from the work of multi-instrumentalist Joe Hawker. - 4/5
50Hela
Broken Cross


More female fronted stoner doom psychedelic metal. This is a genre on the rise, - 4.1/5
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