|Chuck's Top 15 Of 2013|
So 2013 is two and a half hours from being over and I'm finally getting to this list. All
together 2013 has been a great year for music. It's been a pretty cool year for me too,
I've graduated high school, started college, and moved halfway across the country all in
this year. This year I'm only including albums that currently have a rating of 4.5 or
higher and it just happened to be 15 instead of some weird number. Anyway, here's my
Top 15, loosely ranked.
You know that Guthrie Govan is the best guitarist living right?
|14||Scale the Summit|
Scale the Summit at their best.
A new side to death metal.
|12||Modern Day Babylon|
An instrumental metal album that actually hits me emotionally. Incredible m
The Living Infinite
A double disc, 84 minute experience that keeps me interested the whole time? You bet it's deserving
of its place.
Combining prog metal with the eccentricities of 70's prog and genuine emotion make for a fantastic
It's Gorguts, what else is there to say?
The Didact legitimately sounds like music from the future. If the elitists can look past the use of 8
string guitars and djent riffs, they will find an extremely dense and experimental metal album that
supplies the listener with as much jazz fusion as it does metal.
Lift Your Existence
Riffs. Catchiness. Intensity. Emotion. Experimentation.
Despite the black metal stylings and breakneck speed, Sunbather is easily one of the most
emotional and touching albums of the year.
Erra take the same formula used on Impulse and further refine it, and themselves to make one of
the best and most creative metal albums this year.
|4||August Burns Red|
Rescue and Restore
Despite not being a Christian "Beauty in Tragedy" still gives me chills.
The Raven that Refused to Sing
Steven Wilson's genius plus the best backing musicians he has worked with to date make a startling
good prog album.
|2||The Dillinger Escape Plan|
One of Us is the Killer
Not many share this sentiment but this is DEP's best album in my eyes.
"Everything Will Rust" alone makes this album a 4.5.