RSS Link’s Top Twenty Most Visited Stories Of 2013

If you’re curious as to what the twenty most visited stories of 2013 were on then see below, for these are the stories which you lot clicked on the most:

#20: As I Lay Dying Vocalist Tim Lambesis Arrested For Trying To Have His Estranged Wife Killed (Updated)

#19 Clutch – Earth Rocker Review

#18: I, The Breather Singer: “Musicians Get Treated With Utter Disrespect When We Ask For What We Deserve”

#17: The Plot In You Target Of Mice & Men’s Austin Carlile With New Song “Digging Your Grave”

#16: Five Finger Death Punch Bassist Calls Out 30 Seconds To Mars For Their Meet And Greet Practices

#15: Korn’s Brian “Head” Welch: “I Know God Loves KoRn’s Music Because It’s Passionate And Very Honest”

#14: Westboro Baptist Church Vow To Protest Attila Show After Callout On New Album

#13: New Emmure, Terror, Otep, Etc. ‘Ugly Christmas Sweaters’ Coming For The Holidays

#12: The Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer Review

#11: Korn – The Paradigm Shift Review

#10: letlive. Singer Jason Butler Leaves Stage Mid-Song To Go For A Swim At “Lowlands” Festival

#09: CKY’s Chad I Ginsburg Exits Fuckface Unstoppable, Says He “Can’t Witness Or Enable The Downward Spiral Of My Long Time Friends Any More”

#08: In This Moment’s Maria Brink Gets Naked For “Whore” Single

#07: Bring Me The Horizon Singer Oliver Sykes Takes Shot At Sleeping With Sirens’ Kellin Quinn

#06: Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Lineup To Be Announced In March

#05: The Amity Affliction Vocalist Calls Out Memphis May Fire’s Matty Mullins At Vans Warped Tour

#04: Deftones Bassist Chi Cheng Passes Away

#03: Ex-Lostprophets Singer Ian Watkins Pleads Guilty To Various Child Sex Charges

#02: For Today Guitarist Mike Reynolds: “Don’t Be Deceived, Homosexuality Is A Sin”

#01: Black Veil Brides Called Out For Using Fake Amps On ‘Vans Warped Tour’ (Updated)

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  • nymets71087

    Most Comments – adamonfire/MyDarkPassenger.

    Best troll – CYT/Beastcoast/Clemson

    Biggest Loss We Have Experienced – Wurst.

    • nymets71087

      Best troll (Updated) – CYT/Beastcoast/*Shotgun

      • MyDarkPassenger

        SHOTGUN has to take this award based on effort alone, I don’t even recall who CYT was so he didn’t do a very effective job. BEASTcoast wasn’t trying to be a troll I don’t think he was just an idiot. Clemson was/is a douche with an agenda. So for lack of competition I nominate SHOTGUN to run away with the troll trophy.


        Is my award a cookie or a medal ?

      • ClemsonC17

        What is my agenda MyDarkPassenger?

      • MyDarkPassenger

        You should be more worried about the douche part. To answer your own question, see any recent article on the band For Today.

      • MyDarkPassenger

        And SHOTGUN, please continue to only come around when we say your name 3 times. Just like Beetlejuice.

      • ClemsonC17

        Trust me, I am incredibly worried about your opinion.

      • nymets71087

        Black and White cookie, Shotgun. The White half.

      • adamonfire

        The key to eating a black and white cookie, Elaine, is you want to get some black and some white in each bite. Nothing mixes better than vanilla and chocolate. And yet, still, somehow racial harmony eludes us. If people would only look to the cookie. All our problems would be solved.


        Then you would be destroying the diversity you love so much, It’s genocidal when you think about it,

    • Lifeseclipse

      Sexiest beard goes to – ???

      • nymets71087

        That dude in the ad.

    • MyDarkPassenger

      I think I definitely had more comments than Adam. Wook, do the metrics exist on this?

      • Sniki

        Yeah, we need to be able to see that stuff. Wook, User Control Panel section already!

        Also, what happened to Wurst?

      • MyDarkPassenger

        I know very little about WordPress so I’ve oft-wondered how easy or difficult it would be to incorporate a UCP or a simple edit button to allow us to save face once in a while.

      • BlueBalls

        Fuck an edit button. The idiots will edit the shit out of their posts after they get called out for being idiots. I like the permanence of the comment section. If that means I can’t edit an occasional spelling or grammatical error, then so be it.

      • MyDarkPassenger

        I definitely agree on that aspect. I guess I just want my own DarkPassenger edit button. How do we work that out?

      • TheMediaProphet

        Most liked comment? I’m seeing 248 on revstevo’s response to OliSykesIsMyReligion.

      • revstevo

        I would like to thank the academy

    • BEASTcoast

      this looks like fun. ok, i’ll play…

      Most Confused As To The Intentions Of His Superiors And the Difference Between Trolling And Sharing VItal Information That Might Actually Help Him Were He To Understand It Instead Of Dismissing It Out Of Ignorance And/Or Stupidity As A Swine Disregards Pearls (Of Wizdumb) – nymets71087

      Stupidest And/Or Gayest (And Not In A Homophobic Way) Username – (tie) nymets71087 (and that’s coming from a new yorker and met fan) / JimCroceLoverXEX (and that’s coming from a fan of Jim Croce)

      Best Username – BEASTcoast

      Cleverest Username – pour meshuggah on me

      Worst Avatar – nymets71087

      Best Avatar – (tie) BEASTcoast / SHOTGUNFACELIFT

      Most Vociferously Racist – GOT SHUNNED, LACE FIT aka SHOTGUNFACELIFT aka The New Minority

      Most Vociferously Homophobic And Religiously Brainwashed – Son of Clem

      Most Subtley Racist And Homophobic – Wurst (I could be wrong on this one, but i know a vibe when it’s implied though not necessarily explicitly stated.)

      Worst Taste In Music – Wurst. who once declared that he would take Dream Theater over Tool any day. that really says it all doesn’t it? to unreservedly prefer a bunch of Berklee onanists over one of the if not the most visionary heavy band of our time reveals a lot about one’s level. anyone who thumbed upped his comment can share in this superlative.

      Best Taste In Music – who cares? but yeah, BEASTcoast

      Most Braggadocious About Musical Successes With Absolutely No Substantiation Whatsoever – CYT

      Funniest Comments – whatisyourforte, by far. the only commenter to have made me literally lol, and more than once.

      Most Rational, Intelligent Comments – there are many rational and intelligent people here, possibly more than not, which would be much higher than the general pop, but 3 that pop to mind are – BlueBalls, Moxy?, and Porpoise Orifice

      Fewest Comments Among Those Who Posted in 2013, Or Ever, For That Matter – BEASTcoast

      Longest Comments – BEASTcoast

      Most Provocative And Insightful Comments Into The Human Condition And The Nature Of Reality As They Tangentialize From Topics On The PRP – BEASTmotherfuckincoast

      Most MyDarkPassengerish – MyDarkPassenger (in a shutout, for the 14th straight year!)

      Best Content, Design, And Comments On A Music Site –

      Worst Year For Music – last year

      Best Year For Music – this year

      Well, One Can Hope – Can’t One?

      • Porpoise Orifice

        Bro how can you say that about last year?
        Did you forget about…

        Behold the Arctopus, The Mars Volta, Between the Buried and Me, Cryptopsy, Esperanza Spalding, Meshuggah, Gojira, Vision of Disorder, Anywhere, Astra, Pig Destroyer, Purity Ring, Revocation, Napalm Death, The Weeknd, Dying Fetus, Cattle Decapitation, Trioscapes, Neurosis, Converge, Crosses, Cloudkicker, Beneath the Massacre, Baroness, Yakuza, Wretched, Whitechapel, Spawn of Possession, TRAM, Slightly Stoopid, Royal Thunder, Gaza, Narrows, Aborted, Anglagard, and Ulver?

      • monkeywithagun

        Hey dipshit Tool fanboy, are you that far up Maynard’s ass? Without bands like Dream theater there probably wouldn’t be a Tool around, and by the way Tool is way overrated.
        Now here comes all the butthurt Tool fanboys with comments that I’m stupid, and how Tool are so great.

      • SpinSwimScream

        I like where you’re going with this. I’m not a huge Dream Theatre fan, but I’ve certainly studied their instructional videos. It’s a must for most musicians, since the entire band is miles beyond most with their musical knowledge. They’ve also been around for a very long time. Also, I haven’t liked Tool since ‘Ænima.’ Maybe a couple tracks here and there since those days, but that’s it.

      • MyDarkPassenger

        I was really preparing myself for an insulting award. Instead I just get a self-referencing award.

        I am thoroughly impressed and now thoroughly believe BEASTcoast has been lurking for years. He can name off WAAAAY more PRP users than I can and I comment on here like every 15 seconds. Maybe if I shut up and looked around every once in a while…

        Finally, I say Tool and Dream Theater both belong firmly entrenched, side by side, on the Mount Olympus of heavy music. What’s next? Arguing about whether you prefer blowjobs to fucking? Why pick one?!

      • monkeywithagun

        I’m not a big fan, but if someone likes Tool fine, but to go as far to write off Dream theater like that Is what annoyed me. This like some people I came across who say they are progressive music fans then turn around, and said Rush, and Genesis sucks

      • BEASTcoast

        Porpoise, that comment was from 2014, so by last year i meant 2013. those albums you list seem to be from 2012, or many of them… but yes, just look at all the great shit released in 2013. chock full o nuts…

      • BEASTcoast

        i forgot one:

        Avatar Which Most Looks Like Someone Praying That Their Constipation Will Finally End in 2014 : monkeywithagun

        the Tool vs. Dream Theater debate is a great one, and that type of music debate is an old one.

        Why do i have to be up someone’s ass to recognize and acknowledge the genius of their band?

        You know so little about music history that I am forced to tell you something:

        The most direct musical influence on Tool is King Crimson. The most direct artistic and “total audio-visual experience” way of making albums influence on Tool is Pink Floyd. Dream Theater and Tool approach “progressive rock” from polar opposition. one band is truly “progressive” in that they seek to expand, evolve and break new ground, whether you enjoy it or get it or not. the other band plays as fast and/or as complicated as they can and make the same album over and over again to their legion of die-hards who love being comfortable and not challenged with new things.

        You type of music fans either confuse technicality with musicality, and chops for songwriting and emotional impact, or actually prefer technicality and fucking scale workouts to emotional connection and sonic innovation.

        i thought Dream Theater were impressive when i was a sophomore in high school. this was around the time when i thought Neal Peart was a better drummer than John Bonham. i love Rush, but I know better now, about chops-for-chops’s sake versus chops-in-the-tasteful-service-of-the-song because i am more mature now than i was when i was in high school. just like everything else, my taste evolved.

        the lead guitarist of Enslaved, another truly progressive band once directly compared Dream Theater and those type of band to sports, as an exercise in athletics. it is an apt analogy.

        You can like Dream Theater, and it’s fine to think Tool are overrated.

        But once you finally take that dump monkeygun, maybe you’ll hear things differently….


      • BEASTcoast

        and btw, full disclosure: i like a lot of Scenes From a Memory and often spontaneously sing the lyrics and hum the main riff to Pull Me Under.

        but if you say you’ll take DT over Tool any day of the week, i think you are immature and either have a block, or are just plain simple – emotionally and intellectually, and are like a child – easily amused and satisfied with card tricks.

        just my opinion of course. i’m sure it won’t affect your enjoyment of DT’s next album of epic and grueling progtastic workouts. they release one every year right?

        tool sure take their time don’t they? it’s a matter of mass-manufacturing of empty, auto-piloted skill studiously woodshedded at Berklee versus artistic, psychedelically-inspired craft that changes the game with each precious release and influences the course of modern music for generations to come.

        or in your words: Tool are way overrated.

      • SpinSwimScream

        Who really gives a shit? Dream Theatre writes shit music, and Tool writes shit music. Both bands continue to produce the same garbage. Maynard makes Tool more listenable to me, and I love the album ‘Ænima.’ I don’t even like a single Dream Theatre album, but can say they are a super-group of musicians, of course from a musicians standpoint. I’d say both bands have the same amount of problems and share the same problem: cockiness. Tool takes too long to put out albums and tries sooo fucking hard to convince you that it is a privilege to even get any music out of them, and that it’s some almighty piece of art. Dream Theatre puts out a ton of music, but it all sucks, because they over-play and try too hard. Both bands blow, but one consists of musicians with better playing abilities and musical knowledge. It’s not just chops and scales. There’s far more to learn than that, and you can actually learn a good amount from any single member of Dream Theatre’s instructional videos, book, clinics, etc…

      • MyDarkPassenger

        I think its pretty weak to call these “shit bands.” Green Day is a shit band. These guys are artists, plain and simple. I’m also very over this retarded discussion. MOVIN ON!

      • monkeywithagun

        Person with the most drawn out, and boring post of any year :Beastcoast

        Wow Tool fan boy strikes back with a typical Toolfanboy reponse.
        Tool while they had a few decent songs in 90′s they were nothing groundbreaking, and each album after have sounded pretty much the same for the last 20 years, but more watered then the album before. Speaking of Tool’s live show wow what waste of Time Some of the stupidist shit I have ever seen live.

        Oh, and Maynard’s Stage Presence is a joke hiding in the dark to the back of the stage rocking back, and forth in his underware wow real fucking impressive.
        Tool is for stupid doped up high school kids.

        If you want to listen to a band that expands on every album try Cephalic Carnage, or Candiria.
        Oh BTW, the avatar is from the video Genesis “Jesus he knows.”


      • monkeywithagun

        lol underware.

      • SpinSwimScream

        Never said they were shit bands. However, I did say they write shit music.

      • Porpoise Orifice

        In that case, how can you say this year is the best year for music when we’re not even 1/73 the way through it?

  • Lifeseclipse

    BVB fans keep coming back to make sure they thumb down all the cool comments. That’s the only logical explanation here.

  • Vitamin Doom

    I’m astonished none of the Otep stories made this top 20.

    • Ganglor

      Same goes for Limp Bizkit

      • Stereotypical Evil Archer

        Who the fuck is Limp Bizkit?

  • MyDarkPassenger

    I gotta say I’m also surprised the threads with visits from Otep and Kittie chick didn’t make the cut. Nothing brings out the lurkers like a person you’ve heard of before but don’t have much to say about. Some would call that a celebrity.

    • Stereotypical Evil Archer

      Visited is different than commented.

  • BecomesMyVeryShackles

    2013 – The year molesters, drag queens (BVB), and practicing assassins are the latest crazes. What will it be next year? Practicing zombies and chicken molesters?

    • Stereotypical Evil Archer

      I hope that Huntress front-woman isn’t going to do something stupid to get attention. She has my attention just the way she is.

    • Stereotypical Evil Archer

      Don’t forget homophobes; seemed to be a lot of that bullshit in the heavy music world in 2013. Why would anyone be scared of gays and lesbians?

  • Porpoise Orifice

    Anyone’s fav. top 10 CDs?
    Anything enchanting this year like Purity Ring, Surly?

    • BEASTcoast

      the general perception is that Rock Is Dead. and compared to the Golden Age of the 90s and even the far lesser ages of the Oughts and Nows, this is true. but if you look at what was released in 2013, you are reminded that the Death of The Music Business did not kill Music, thank you and Praise You Our Dark Lord Satan.

      in no particular order, albums that scratched the itch last year:

      GHOST (B.C.)
      Alice In Chains
      Vista Chino
      Not Blood Paint
      Ginger Wildheart ( MUTATION)
      Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
      Mike Keneally
      Steven Wilson
      Elvis Costello & The Roots
      depeche mode
      David Bowie
      Franz Ferdinand
      arctic monkeys
      DELTRON 3030
      red fang
      Hanni El-Khatib
      The Flaming Lips
      atoms for peace
      Daft Punk
      Monster Magnet
      Death Angel
      ephel duath
      Russian Circles
      Toro y Moi
      Chance the Rapper
      a new HELMET song

      and my #1 for 2013, possibly the best debut ever:

      Sun & Sail Club : Mannequin

      Your results may vary…

      (and i’m sure i’m missing a bunch, but that’s what blipped my radar)

      • BEASTcoast

        oh, and 5m of a rough gtr demo from candiria…

        which these daze be manna in the mothereffin desert

      • MyDarkPassenger

        I like you more all the time.

      • BEASTcoast

        So refreshing and odd to talk about music for once on a music site.

        But that’s what makes the end-of-year lists so great.
        besides what you forgot to check out and need to spin some more, you are occasionally tipped to shit you otherwise would never have known, thanks to BlueBalls, SSS, Tom, and Flipper Hole, aka Porpoise Orifice….

        Chick Corea is great, too bad he’s a Scientologist. just goes to show you can believe in some super silly shit and still kill it on jazz piano.

        speaking of which, anyone see the recent Kennedy Center tribute to Herbie Hancock? if you can find it, you will like it.

        and now we can commence the best music books list for 2013, there were a lot. Gregg Allman’s My Cross To Bear was the best i ever read, and Jimmy Page’s Light and Shade was a super close #2….
        Xmas shopping at Barnes and Noble i saw an autobiography by Dave Ellefson (!) and one by the Dead Kennedy’s drummer… those are next up on my reading list.

        Not a bad year really…

    • BlueBalls

      Most of the shit I really enjoyed in 2013 came from established bands. It would be difficult to make a top 10 because there was a lot of good shit this year. Quite of few of my favorites were on BEASTcoast’s list. I’ll just list a few highlights off the top of my head. I’ll inevitably leave out some.

      Wild Child: The Runaround (alt-folk band, not close to the type of shit that’s covered here but my taste is all over the place and I love this album)
      DEP: One of us is the Killer
      QOTSA: …Like Clockwork
      Jimi Hendrix: People, Hell and Angels (I know it’s old shit that was pieced together in the studio, but it’s new to me)
      Bowie: The Next Day Extra
      NIN: Hesitation Marks
      The Melvins: Tres Cabrones
      Pearl Jam: Lightning Bolt
      Clutch: Earth Rocker
      The Ocean: Pelagial
      Deafheaven: Sunbather
      The Ongoing Concept: Saloon
      The Sound City Soundtrack
      World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who is William Onyeabor? (obscure 70′s Nigerian synth-funk, it exists and is strangely awesome)
      Alice in Chains: The Devil Put the Dinosaurs Here
      Revocation: s/t
      Sabbath: 13
      Deep Purple: Now What?!

      • BlueBalls

        Eric Clapton: Old Sock
        Paul McCartney: New
        TBDM: Everblack
        Nails: Abandon All Life
        Sevendust: Black Out the Sun
        Palms: s/t
        Carcass: Surgical Steel

    • SpinSwimScream

      The albums that stuck out to me this year were…

      Counterparts – The Difference Between Hell And Home
      Misery Signals – Absent Light
      August Burns Red – Rescue & Restore
      The Dillinger Escape Plan – One Of Us Is The Killer
      East Of The Wall – Redaction Artifacts
      Norma Jean – Wrongdoers
      Shai Hulud – Reach Beyond The Sun
      Exivious – Liminal
      Plini – Sweet Nothings / Other Things
      Alice In Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
      Liferuiner – Future Revisionists
      After The Burial – Wolves Within
      J Cole – Born Sinner
      Vanna – The Few And The Far Between
      The Black Dahlia Murder – Everblack
      Drake – Nothing Was The Same
      Russian Circles – Memorial
      Pomegranate Tiger – Entities
      Queens Of The Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
      Wanzwa – Wanzwa III
      Fit For An Autopsy – Hellbound
      Greeley Estates – Devil Son
      The Ocean – Pelagial (Instrumental)

    • Porpoise Orifice

      My favs can be located in your lists (Tesseract, QotSA, DEP, and NK were my top 4), I’ll mention a few I hadn’t seen:

      Windhand – Soma (I love the track Evergreen)
      The Weeknd – Kiss Land (title track)
      Diamond Youth – Orange EP (Cannonball)
      Ihsahn – Das Seelenbrechen (Pulse)
      Ulcerate – Vermis
      Krimh – Explore (drummer from Decapitated solo stuff)
      Chick Corea – Vigil
      opul – Personnel (Barbarians)
      Rotten Sound – Species At War (Peace)
      Evan Brewer – Your Itinerary
      Bangladeafy! – The Briefcase
      How To Destroy Angels – Welcome Oblivion (How Long?)
      Indricothere – II
      Portal – Vexovoid
      El Drugstore – Plague Ship
      NK had a couple of my most fav tracks of the year, “Vacation Days” and “Memo.”
      Boards of Canada had a new one, they sound a bit hipster-ish to me but also serves a valid purpose. I love that kind of stuff, along with Russian Circles, Mogwai, Ruxpin, and Guardner, for doing homework.

      The album that most inspired me to expand my knowledge was Gorguts, I’ve been quite fascinated/moved by the story of Tibet and their struggle.

      I love reading these, Mr. Coast (Sun and Sail Club was dope!), Mr. Balls (thanks for World Psychedelic Classics 5), and Mr. Scream (thank you for Plini).
      I typed out the other ones I haven’t heard and will scope ASAP.
      January for me is when the momentum slows, I cross my fingers and hope this new year compares to a fraction of the incredible music from the previous year. It always does…

      • SpinSwimScream

        You’re welcome, man. I’m glad you like it. I had no idea Chick Corea had anything new out. I’ll have to get on that!

      • Porpoise Orifice

        Chick Corea is always a treat. New one has awkward vocals on a single track but overall it’s excellent. Not as good as “The Ultimate Adventure,” though IMO, which is one of my all time fav albums.

        Bad ass, Tom. I just checked out The Contract by Purson. Hella groovy!

    • Tom

      queens of the stone age
      dillinger escape plan
      the box tiger
      chelsea wolfe

    • UhMilhouse

      Some of what I enjoyed this year:

      Guided By Voices – English Little League
      Robert Pollard – Honey Locust Honky Tonk
      Clutch – Earth Rocker
      Kvelertak – Meir
      Ghost – Infestissumam
      Melt-Banana – Fetch
      Ihsahn – Das Seelenbrechen
      Manic Street Preachers – Rewind the Film
      Annihilator – Feast
      Sahg – Delusions of Grandeur

  • Tortilla Man

    Love this post, thanks for everything wook!

  • Sniki

    We need a “most commented topics” list, too!

  • jrr

    This article is actually kinda depressing.

    Also, surprised to see that letlive article make the top 10, particularly since it’s from summer of 2012.

  • TheMediaProphet

    I’m a little disgusted at the number of callout stories. I don’t remember this being a thing.

  • jayofdajungle

    No particular order:

    Queens of the Stone Age – …Like Clockwork
    David Bowie – The Next Day
    Nine Inch Nails – Hesitation Marks
    O’Brother – Disillusion
    Dillinger Escape Plan – One of Us Is The Killer
    Palms – Palms
    Tomahawk – Oddfellows
    My Bloody Valentine – MBV
    Kanye West – Yeezus
    M.I.A. – Matangi
    Coheed and Cambria – The Afterman: Descension
    Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Push The Sky Away
    Atoms For Peace – Amok
    AFI – Burials
    How To Destroy Angels – Welcome Oblivion
    The Dear Hunter – Migrant
    Alice In Chains – The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
    Tyler The Creator – Wolf
    Arcade Fire – Reflektor
    Bosnian Rainbows – Bosnian Rainbows
    The Used – The Ocean of the Sky
    Daft Punk – Random Access Memories
    The National – Trouble Will Find Me
    Tesseract – Altered State
    Deafhaven – Sunbather
    Pearl Jam – Lightning Bolt
    Jimmy Eat World – Damage
    Sigur Rós – Kveikur
    letlive – The Blackest Beautiful
    Earl Sweatshirt – Doris
    Justin Timberlake – 20/20 Experience (1&2)
    The Ocean – Pelagial
    Ghost B.C. – Infestissumam

  • MyDarkPassenger

    You guys listen to a lot of music. I just like to talk about it for some reason, but don’t have the time nor the inclination to even listen to the top lists you guys have put up, much less all the other crap you had to wade through to filter these out.

    For my simple pleasures, its NIN – Hesitation Marks by a mile, then there’s QOTSA which was fantastic and my newest pleasure is Protest the Hero’s Volition. Not usually my cup of tea but I like the intensity and diversity in it.

    I’ve also been checking out Sun & Sail Club based on a lot of references here, and I must say it’s quite cheeky. Lot of the great Fu Manchu moments in there.

  • Sniki

    I still have to do my proper list, taking out a few of them to reduce the list to a top 10 or top 20 at most, but for now, the pre-selection (in no particular order) is:

    More Than Conquerors – Everything I’ve Learnt
    Dead Letter Circus – The Catalyst Fire
    Karnivool – Asymmetry
    Tesseract – Altered State
    Dillinger Escape Plan – One of Us is the Killer
    Another Mask – Deposition
    Queens of the Stone Age – Like Clockwork
    Vega Nova – Lovesongs for the Dead
    Alter Bridge – Fortress
    Shelter Red – The Split Sabre
    Sevendust – Black Out The Sun
    VA – Sound City: Real to Reel OST
    Protest the Hero – Volition
    Alice in Chains – The Devil Put the Dinosaurs Here
    NIN – Hesitation Marks
    Lights & Motion – Reanimation / Save Your Heart
    Killswitch Engage – Disarm the Descent
    Eyes Set To Kill – Masks
    Fight or Flight – A Life By Design
    Dance Gavin Dance – Acceptance Speech
    Falling Up – Hours (+ Midnight on Earthship?)
    The Aristocrats – Culture Clash
    Seas – Fade into the Night
    I Am Waiting For You Last Summer – In Eternal Lines
    Love and Death – Between Here and Lost
    Korn – The Paradigm Shift (surprisingly, yup)

    • MyDarkPassenger

      I also like TesseracT. Just discovered them recently. Well, decided to give em a spin anyway, I’ve known about them for a while.

      I see a lot of similarities in your stuff and what I like. Some not so much, but this is closer than anything else I’ve seen.

    • Porpoise Orifice

      I wanted to love the new DLC and Karnivool so bad. Still, they were enjoyable.

  • goop

    Kudos to the list makers, many good things to explore. I won’t repeat what I like here, but wanted to add a personal favorite, Pelican “Becoming Forever”.

    • goop

      That’s “Forever Becoming” dumbass. Duly noted.

  • SilentTherapy

    We should make the most visited story of 2014 the story of the most visited stories of 2013 :D

  • Lifeseclipse

    I bought 2 albums this year. Amon Amarth’s deceiver of the gods, and black dahlia murder’s everblack. Unless you want to count preordering the new crosses? Hopefully Meshuggah and the Deftones put something out this year(with any luck) to make 2014 something great.


    I’m really surprised to see Korn in some folks’ lists. The album’s not bad, but was enjoyable for about a week. Granted, in that week I thought “Maybe I can be a Korn fan again” but after that honeymoon period was over, I never went back to the album. It’s probably their most generic and disposable effort to date. At least their other bad albums were distinct (and distinctly bad at that).

    • Sniki

      I’ve given it a listen or two after that first couple times when it was released, and it hasn’t made me want to turn it off, which nowadays is something worth mentioning, anyway. Sure, it’s not as good as they might be able to do (if JDevil released his rear naked choke on the artistic control a bit), but it isn’t that bad, either. Maybe it’s that it was a notable improvement over the post-Issues crap they’ve been releasing for the last decade…

      For me, it probably won’t even make my top 20 when I’m done with the list, but it at least made the pre-selection – kinda like Fight Or Flight, for example.

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