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Top Ten Metal Albums of 2013

Once More ​'Round the Sun​
Once More ​'Round the Sun​

Once More 'Round the Sun is the sixth studio album from American heavy metal band Mastodon. The album was released on June 24, 2014, via Reprise Records. On April 17, 2014, Mastodon released the album's first single, titled "High Road".

Bloodstone & ​Diamonds​
Bloodstone & ​Diamonds​

Bloodstone which is green in color is the natural birthstone of those fortunate enough to be born in the heart of spring (April 20 - May 20). Green crystals bring you renewal, success in new ventures, and good health.

Redeemer of ​Souls​
Redeemer of ​Souls​

Redeemer of Souls is the 17th studio album by the English heavy metal band Judas Priest, which was released on 8 July 2014. It is their first album without founding guitarist K. K. Downing, who quit the band in 2011 and was replaced by new guitarist Richie Faulkner.

.5: The Gray ​Chapter​
.5: The Gray ​Chapter​

.5: The Gray Chapter is the fifth studio album by American heavy metal band Slipknot. It was released in Australia, Belgium and the Netherlands on October 17, 2014, the UK on October 20, 2014 and in North America on October 21, 2014.

Blind Rage​
Blind Rage​

Blind Rage is the 14th studio album by German heavy metal band Accept. It was released on 15 August 2014 on Nuclear Blast Records. The album debuted at number one on the German albums chart.

Tibi et Igni​
Tibi et Igni​

Tibi Et Igni. Tibi et Igni is the tenth studio album by Polish death metal band Vader. It was released on May 30, 2014, through Nuclear Blast Records. The album was recorded by the Wiesławski brothers at Hertz Studio in Poland.

White Devil ​Armory​
White Devil ​Armory​

White Devil Armory is the 17th studio album by the American thrash metal band Overkill. It was released on July 18, 2014 in Europe through Nuclear Blast and July 22 in North America through eOne Music.

A World Lit ​Only by Fire​
A World Lit ​Only by Fire​

A World Lit Only by Fire is the seventh studio album by English industrial metal band Godflesh. It was released on 7 October 2014 through frontman Justin Broadrick's own label, Avalanche Recordings. It was the band's first studio album of new material after the 13-year break following 2001's Hymns.

The Killing ​Gods​
The Killing ​Gods​

The Killing Gods is the fifth studio album by American death metal band Misery Index. It was released on May 23, 2014, by Season of Mist. The first five tracks of the album are all part of one collective song called "Faust".

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The Satanist​
The Satanist​

Ironically, what is considered to be the band's most Satanic album, 1993's Covenant was the first album released by a death metal band, on a major record label (a subsidiary of Warner Bros) and is still ranked among the some of the best selling death metal albums of all time.

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Kindly Bent to ​Free Us​
Kindly Bent to ​Free Us​

Kindly Bent to Free Us is the third studio album by the progressive metal band Cynic. It was released on February 14, 2014, and is the final Cynic album with Sean Reinert, who left the band in September 2015.

Elements of ​the Infinite​
Elements of ​the Infinite​

Elements of the Infinite, an Album by Allegaeon. Released June 24, 2014 on Metal Blade (catalog no. 3984-15330-2; CD). Genres: Technical Death Metal. Rated #312 in the best albums of 2014.

Clearing the ​Path to Ascend​
Clearing the ​Path to Ascend​

For these reasons, this is the song that stands out the most of the album. Like the last Yob album, "Clearing the Path to Ascend" takes a few listens to fully absorb and appreciate because its songs are long - four tracks at over an hour - and each song seems repetitive. It's easy to zone out and relegate it to background noise.

Foundations ​of Burden​
Foundations ​of Burden​

Foundations of Burden, an Album by Pallbearer. Released August 19, 2014 on Profound Lore (catalog no. PFL 140; CD). Genres: Doom Metal, Traditional Doom Metal. Rated #107 in the best albums of 2014.

Pale ​Communion​
Pale ​Communion​

Pale Communion is the eleventh studio album by Swedish progressive metal band Opeth. The album was released on 25 August 2014 through Roadrunner Records.[2] The album was produced by Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by Steven Wilson.[3] Pale Communion is the first album with keyboardist Joakim Svalberg after the departure of Per Wiberg in 2011.

The Serpent & ​the Sphere​
The Serpent & ​the Sphere​

Although the serpent is identified as Satan in the Book of Revelation, in Genesis the serpent is portrayed merely as a deceptive creature or trickster, promoting as good what God had directly forbidden, and particularly cunning in its deception (Gen. 3:4–5 and 3:22).

Melana ​Chasmata​
Melana ​Chasmata​

Melana Chasmata is the second full-length album by Swiss extreme metal band Triptykon, released through Prowling Death Records/Century Media Records on 14 April 2014 in Europe and on 15 April 2014 in North America.

Time to Die​
Time to Die​

For self-explanatory reasons, I’ve been thinking about this issue a lot recently, and the conclusion I’ve come to is this: Megadeth’s Super Collider is the worst album of 2013.

Shadows of ​the Dying Sun​
Shadows of ​the Dying Sun​

Insomnium – Shadows of the Dying Sun Review By Steel Druhm On April 16, 2014 · 28 Comments · In 2014, Century Media, Death Metal, Finnish Metal, Melodic Death Metal, Reviews Over the past decade, Insomnium has been one of, if not the most consistent of the morose, Finnish styled melo-death acts in operation.

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At War With ​Reality​
At War With ​Reality​

At War with Reality is the fifth studio album and major label debut by Swedish melodic death metal band At the Gates, released on 28 October 2014. It is the band's first album since Slaughter of the Soul (1995), marking the longest gap between two studio albums in their career, though the reason for this length of time was the band's previous ...

Memoria ​Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry​
Memoria ​Vetusta III: Saturnian Poetry​

Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry. (2014) Memoria Vetusta III - Saturnian Poetry is the eleventh studio album by French avant-garde, black metal band Blut Aus Nord. It was released on October 10, 2014 through Debemur Morti Productions. This is the third and last album of the 'Memoria Vetusta' trilogy.

Savage Gold​
Savage Gold​

20 Best Metal Albums of 2014. ... Their albums and EPs, particularly 2011's Path of Totality, could thrill, but not like Savage Gold, ...

Promulgation ​of the Fall​
Promulgation ​of the Fall​

Promulgation of the Fall, an Album by Dead Congregation. Released May 5, 2014 on Martyrdoom (catalog no. MD001; CD). Genres: Death Metal. Rated #41 in the best albums of 2014, and #8629 in the greatest all-time album chart (according to RYM users).

From Parts ​Unknown​
From Parts ​Unknown​

Metal Archives. loading... Search: ... Parts Unknown Battersea. Type: Full-length Release date: March 10th, 2018 Catalog ID: N/A Label: Independent Format: Digital

Blood Mantra​
Blood Mantra​

Blood Mantra is the sixth studio album by Polish death metal band Decapitated. It was released on September 22, 2014 in Poland via Mystic Production and later in September via Nuclear Blast Records in other regions.

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Grand Morbid ​Funeral​
Grand Morbid ​Funeral​

Grand Morbid Funeral is the fourth studio album by Swedish death metal band Bloodbath. It was released by Peaceville Records on 17 November 2014.

The Flesh ​Prevails​
The Flesh ​Prevails​

The Flesh Prevails is the second studio album by American death metal band Fallujah, released on July 22, 2014. It was produced by Zack Ohren at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. The artwork was made by Tomasz Alen Kopera.

Heathen​
Heathen​

Heathen is an American thrash metal band originating from the San Francisco Bay Area, founded in 1984 by guitarist Lee Altus and drummer Carl Sacco. They have released three studio albums: Breaking the Silence (1987), Victims of Deception (1991) and The Evolution of Chaos (2009).

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