Best of 2013 – EvilG

Best of 2013 – EvilG 1. Helloween – Straight Out of Hell I am an unashamedly a huge fan of power metal, especially German power metal. It’s soooo awesome that the founding fathers of the genre are not only still at it, but that they are still at the top…

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Best of 2013 – JP

Best of 2013 – JP I have very broad tastes in Heavy Metal. I enjoy almost all genres and sub-genres. Coupled with the fact that I’m fortunate enough to get exposed to hundreds and hundreds of albums each year, it is easy to find something enjoyable. However because Metal-Rules.com focuses…

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Best of 2013 – Arto Lehtinen

Best of 2013 – Arto Lehtinen 1. Voivod – Target Earth The mighty Voivod has set new boundaries for metal since WAR AND PAIN came out. When the  legendary guitarist Denis “Snake” …. passed away, releasing a new album was entirely mystery. However Voivod with the recruited new guitarist toured…

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Best of 2013 – Monika Deviat

Best of 2013 – Monika Deviat 1. In Solitude – Sister (Metal Blade) 2. Beyond – Fatal Power of Death (Iron Bonehead) 3. Carcass – Surgical Steel (Nuclear Blast) 4. Subrosa – More Constant Than The Gods (Profound Lore) 5. Rotting Christ – Kata Ton Daimona Eautou (Season of Mist)…

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Best of 2013 – Celtic Bob

Best of 2013 – Celtic Bob 2013 was one of the best years for music. Some fantastic new artists hit the scene and we lost lost some at the same time. We were hit with a few surprise releases and comebacks plus some just reinvented themselves. This was the hardest…

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Best of 2013 – Waspman

Best of 2013 – Waspman 1. Atlantean Kodex – The White Goddess Glorious. Majestic. Goddamned life-affirming! All of these apply to the magnificence that is THE WHITE GODDESS. Atlantean Kodex very nearly won my album of the year in 2010, and this year they take the prize with ease. There’s…

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Best of 2013 – Erich

Best of 2013 – Erich 1. Fates Warning – Darkness In A Different Light Fates warning has been one of my favorite bands since I started listening to metal. The delay between this album and FWX was 9 long years, many fans including myself wondering if we had heard the…

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Best of 2013 – Metalette

Best of 2013 – Metalette Top 3 Releases: 1. Finntroll – Blodsvept The best album of the year, in my humble-but-educated opinion, is Finntroll’s Blodsvept. It’s quirky, it’s evil, it’s heavy, and it’s musically rich. As you expect with Finntroll, there’s a colorful array of  instruments used throughout the entire…

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Best of 2013 – Hellias Papadopoulos

Best of 2013 – Hellias Papadopoulos   1. Mystic Prophecy- Killhammer 2. Black Sabbath-13  3. Carcass- Surgical Steel  4. Avatarium-Avatarium  5. Dream Theater- Dream Theater  6. Gorguts-Colored Sands  7. Rotting Christ- Kata ton Daimona Eaytoy  8. Warbringer- IV: Empires Collapse  9. Hatesphere-Murderlust  10. Exarsis-The Brutal State  11. Airbourne-Black Dog Barking…

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