Contributor Jason Zins has been an album reviewing machine this year, and following you will find his top 10 releases of 2013. Commence headbanging.
1. DEVILDRIVER : WINTER KILLS
Simply their best and my pick for album of the year.
2. BLACK SABBATH : 13
A masterpiece by the masters.
3. WATAIN : THE WILD HUNT
Black metal at its best. Period.
4. SKELETONWITCH : SERPENTS UNLEASHED
Skeletonwitch have grown as a band, and they now have the production to bring their music to the masses.
5. DEATH ANGEL : DREAM CALLS FOR BLOOD
1980s thrash NEVER dies!
6. CARCASS : SURGICAL STEEL
Pure death-chugging and crunchy. The way it is meant to be.
7. VENEMOUS MAXIMUS : BEG UPON THE LIGHT
Surprise pick here. This is one album I have listened to so many times that I have lost count. Cool NWOBHM feel.
8. HATEBREED : THE DIVINITY OF PURPOSE
The hardcore masters have proven their legacy.
9. DEICIDE : IN THE MINDS OF EVIL
Pure evil and the way death metal is meant to be.
10. A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH : LAY MY SOUL TO WASTE
Sal Abruscato carries Peter Steele‘s legacy well and this album is pure doom. The epitome of doom.