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Notrap's 2013 So Far

I didn't have much free time lately, pretty sure I've been missing some good stuff, nevertheless these are my favourite 2013 releases so far. No particular order.
1Katalepsy
Autopsychosis


These Russian dudes know how to play it right. Blistering release.
2Immolation
Kingdom of Conspiracy


The New York death metal veterans have unleashed one of the most ferocious albums of the year. A must-have.
3Suffocation
Pinnacle of Bedlam


More focused and less experimental than the previous release, "Pinnacle of Bedlam" has all the elements you'd expect to hear on a Suffocation album.
4Daft Punk
Random Access Memories


The album's title perfectly capture what the music sounds like. Pretty interesting release.
5Audrey Horne
Youngblood


Pretty fun album that pays tribute to the 70's and 80's with some post-grunge flavours. Highly recommended for all hard rock fans out there.
6Satan
Life Sentence


Pretty enjoyable NWOBHM revival that certainly deserves 44 minutes of your time. Recommended.
7Ghost B.C.
Infestissumam


The Swedish occult rockers are back and the second strike is even deadlier.
8Helloween
Straight Out of Hell


As expected there's nothing groundbreaking about "Straight Out of Hell", the band is tied within the bounds of the genre they helped create. Nevertheless the German metal-pumpkins managed to release another solid piece of power metal filled with catchy vocal hooks and fine songs like "Nabataea", "Burning Sun", "Hold Me In Your Arms", "Church Breaks Down" and specially "Waiting For The Thunder", album's best track.
9Stratovarius
Nemesis


Pretty enjoyable collection of songs filled with remarkably catchy melodies.
10Enforcer
Death By Fire


Pretty enjoyable '80s revival. HORNS UP!
11Misery Index
Live in Munich


Relentless live. All fans of the band should check this out.
12Wormed
Exodromos


A creative brand of brutality that stretches the boundaries of the genre. Pretty interesting release.
13Queensryche
Queensryche


Enjoyable attempt to recapture the golden years. "A World Without" and "Fallout" are definitely among the best post-Promised Land songs.
14Ade
Spartacus


Interesting ancient Greco-Roman themed modern death metal, featuring George Kollias.
15Oblivion
Called to Rise


Eclectic debut that deserves the attention of the technical death metal community.
16Hate
Solarflesh


Pretty solid Behemoth-based songwriting.
17Fallujah
Nomadic


More melodic and atmospheric than "The Harvest Wombs", Fallujah give us a little taste of what's to come.
18Vicious Rumors
Electric Punishment


Despite its ups and downs, "Electric Punishment" deserves the attention of the power/thrash metal fanbase. Best songs: "I Am the Gun", "Black X List" and "Thirst for a Kill".
19Deeds of Flesh
Portals to Canaan


In the same vein of ?Of What's To Come?, less brutal and more technical. Some nice sci-fi themed moments.
20Black Sabbath
13


Seeing these guys together again it's really something, but if we look through the emotional glass, "13" feels like a band in autopilot mode trying to do their best impression of old Sabbath (the soulless drumming and flat production value didn't help either). Still an enjoyable listen nevertheless.
21Amon Amarth
Deceiver Of The Gods


Another pretty competent by the book release that should please genre fans.
22Blood Red Throne
Blood Red Throne


Cool Norwegian death metal.
23Saxon
Sacrifice


Solid release in the vein of their 80's material.
24Hatriot
Heroes of Origin


Nothing new under the sun, but if you're looking for some catchy Bay Area thrash, look no further. Welcome back Zetro.
25Dark Tranquillity
Construct


Melodic, light & catchy.
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