Best Metal Albums of 2013


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The Top Ten

Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold
I really love Bullet For My Valentine's Temper Temper, but a7x is my favorite and I really believe Hail to the King is going to be the best.
At the top of the list right where they should be this is the best band in the world not 1 bad record or song Hail to the King is best album ever!


This is the best album of the past 3 years hands down it completely demolishes every album on this list no contest AVENGED IS GOD!


[Newest]Its not my favorite one of all time but still amazing

213 - Black Sabbath
How is this not number 1?! This is clearly the best album of 2013. Ozzy's return to Black Sabbath, and Black sabbath's return to its roots; the dark riffs, awesome solos and mind twisting lyrics are back!
Are you kidding me.. Has anyone heard age of reason, end of begging and all
I hate Avenged Sevenfold, but I love Black Sabbath. Best metal band of all time, and a great album

3Halo of Blood - Children of Bodom
One of the best albums from the band. Easily. Contains all the elements of what made them famous and has NOT ONE SINGLE embarrassing moment throughout. It's a mature, classy and powerful release by this skilled quintet.
This is a comeback for the band.R.I. P Blooddrunk and Relentless Reckless Forever

4Disarm the Descent - Killswitch Engage
Wee I'm glad to see the mistakes have been fixed :). Well anyway, if you're a metalcore fan or a longtime KsE fan, you'll love this album. Jessie's vocals have improved A LOT since Alive or Just Breathing. He also does really well on the live version of My Curse. The guitar work is outstanding and Justin's drumming is awesome. Give it a listen if you haven't already.


Deserves be more higher... It's a great album... First or Second at least... and Jesse Leach is back!


This should read Killswitch Engage. My mistake.


5Vengeance Falls - Trivium
A7X and Trivium are my 2 favorite bands and I've Ben wanting to hear new material since In Waves. Knowing them, this albums going to kick serious ass.
Hail to the king is a good album seriously, but vengeance falls kick ass, they still the show in 2013

6Everblack - The Black Dahlia Murder

7Surgical Steel - Carcass
After 17 years, Carcass came back with a bang. This one of my favorite albums of this year no doubt


Carcass! Carcass! Carcass! CARCASS! Surgical Steel is too good to not be in the top 10!
How to heck is Surgical Steel 13th? This album is WAY better than Hail to the King.
[Newest]They haven't moved up? I'm surprised.

8Temper Temper - Bullet for My Valentine
This album is awesome. Don't understand why people didn't like it. Songs like Breaking Point and Tears Don't Fall, Pt. 2 are awesome.


9The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 1 - Five Finger Death Punch
Lift Me Up is an awesome song. The song previews they put up on their YouTube channel sound amazing as well.


After giving it a listen, I can't help but love t! Turned out to be an awesome album.


This impressive and unbeleivable album is not in the proper spot number 1 is 5fdps right

10Sempiternal - Bring Me the Horizon
Another epic production by Bring Me The Horizon..
Best album.. Is deep and it really rocks
It won album of the year 2013

The Contenders

11Construct - Dark Tranquillity

12Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies - Volbeat

13Device - Device

14‎Infestissumam - Ghost BC
This is such a great album. What's better about it as well is that it's not just the same regurgitated music like most of the other albums on here.
One hell of a badass band and one hell of a badass album
One of the best bands of today.

15The Paradigm Shift - Korn
I loved the album

16Tomorrow We Die Alive - Born of Osiris

17The Dream Calls for Blood - Death Angel
The best Death Angel album since Act III.


18The Headless Ritual - Autopsy

19In the Minds of Evil - Deicide

20Chemistry of Consciousness - Toxic Holocaust

21Fortress - Alter Bridge
Best Metal album for a long time! Just amazing!

22Crown of Phantoms - Chimaira

23The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 2 - Five Finger Death Punch

24Aftershock - Motörhead

25Unnatural Selection - Havok

26Seeds - Dawn of Justice

27Scenarios of Brutality - Violator

28Deceiver of the Gods - Amon Amarth
No words to describe its greatness

29House of Gold & Bones, Pt. 2 - Stone Sour

30Savages - Soulfly

31Pinnacle of Bedlam - Suffocation

32The Burden of Sorrow - Pyrithion

33Scar the Martyr - Scar the Martyr

34Resistance - Winds of Plague

35Deprive - Disfiguring the Goddess

36War of Will - Battlecross

37The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart - Sepultura

38The Living Infinite - Soilwork

39About That Life - Attila

40Black Earth Child - Disfiguring the Goddess

41Wolves Within - After the Burial

42Death Will Reign - Impending Doom

43The Wild Hunt - Watain

44Labyrinth - Fleshgod Apocalypse

45Black Out the Sun - Sevendust

46Super Collider - Megadeth

47Generation Nothing - Metal Church

48Straight Out of Hell - Helloween

49Dark Wings of Steel - Rhapsody of Fire

50From Death to Destiny - Asking Alexandria

51Rise - Skillet
Who Said Metal Is Only High Pitched Voices And Bad Messages?

Skillet is by much the best Christian metal band ever!

52Wretched and Divine - Black Veil Brides
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe the list says "METAL" albums. Whoever added this in is out of their mind. BVB will never be metal even if they tried. Get this off of the metal list now

53Triple Brutal - Austrian Death Machine

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