Best Metal Albums of 2013


The Top Ten

1 13 - 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

Black Sabbath is back m/ - MetalFoREVer1228

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2 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.

I can't wait for this album. The previews that they've played sound awesome. - MetalFoREVer1228

Its not my favorite one of all time but still amazing

Exelent album, hail to the king hail! Hail! Hail!

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3 Halo 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

4 Surgical Steel - Carcass

After 17 years, Carcass came back with a bang. This one of my favorite albums of this year no doubt - MetalFoREVer1228

Really guys. I mean a7x album was ok but carcass are legends

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.

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5 Disarm 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. - MetalFoREVer1228

Deserves be more higher... It's a great album... First or Second at least... and Jesse Leach is back! - sam117

This should read Killswitch Engage. My mistake. - MetalFoREVer1228

6 Vengeance 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

7 Everblack - The Black Dahlia Murder
8 Deceiver of the Gods - Amon Amarth

No words to describe its greatness

9 In the Minds of Evil - Deicide
10 The 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. - MetalFoREVer1228

After giving it a listen, I can't help but love t! Turned out to be an awesome album. - MetalFoREVer1228

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

The Contenders

11 Infestissumam - Ghost
12 Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies - Volbeat
13 Sempiternal - 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

14 Fast Loud Death - Lost Society
15 Device - Device
16 ‎Infestissumam - 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.

17 The Dream Calls for Blood - Death Angel

The best Death Angel album since Act III. - Thrash_or_Die

18 Unnatural Selection - Havok
19 Temper 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. - MetalFoREVer1228

This album is trash

20 Construct - Dark Tranquillity
21 Tomorrow We Die Alive - Born of Osiris
22 The Paradigm Shift - Korn

I loved the album


23 Labyrinth - Fleshgod Apocalypse
24 The Headless Ritual - Autopsy
25 The Underground Resistance - Darkthrone

Very good traditional metal. - IronSabbathPriest

26 Pinnacle of Bedlam - Suffocation
27 Chemistry of Consciousness - Toxic Holocaust
28 Queensrÿche - Queensrÿche
29 Aftershock - Motörhead
30 Crown of Phantoms - Chimaira
31 Meir - Kvelertak
32 Fortress - Alter Bridge

Best Metal album for a long time! Just amazing!

33 Scenarios of Brutality - Violator
34 Dream Theater - Dream Theater
35 Skull - Evile
36 Pelagial - The Ocean
37 House of Gold & Bones, Pt. 2 - Stone Sour
38 Seeds - Dawn of Justice
39 The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Vol. 2 - Five Finger Death Punch
40 Savages - Soulfly
41 Death Will Reign - Impending Doom
42 Colored Sands - Gorguts
43 Wretched 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

44 The Burden of Sorrow - Pyrithion
45 Triple Brutal - Austrian Death Machine
46 Rise - Skillet

Who Said Metal Is Only High Pitched Voices And Bad Messages?

Skillet is by much the best Christian metal band ever!

47 From Death to Destiny - Asking Alexandria
48 Scar the Martyr - Scar the Martyr
49 Resistance - Winds of Plague
50 Deprive - Disfiguring the Goddess
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Top Remixes (10)

1. Hail to the King - Avenged Sevenfold
2. Vengeance Falls - Trivium
3. 13 - Black Sabbath
1. 13 - Black Sabbath
2. Fast Loud Death - Lost Society
3. Surgical Steel - Carcass
1. Construct - Dark Tranquillity
2. Rise - Skillet
3. Sempiternal - Bring Me the Horizon

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