Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Josh's Top EP's Of 2013 - 10 Honorable Mentions

Much like 2012, 2013 has been a pretty damn good year for metal…ESPECIALLY death metal.  This year has not been nearly as good on the EP front, but the contenders at the top were VERY strong.  That being said, I tried to make this list a healthy blend of both my opinion/favoritism and a *SOMEWHAT* unbiased/subjective take on what I thought the best metal albums were.  As I said last year, I tend to place a HEAVY emphasis on progression/innovation within a genre, technicality, replay value, and especially lyrical content, rather than just  :)  With that, let’s get to the 10 honorable mentions for the top EPs of 2013.

I notice there's a LOT of progressive metalcore on this list...don't worry, the top 15 won't have this much!  Anyways, in no particular order:

Frontierer – The Collapse
Genre:  Progressive/Technical Metalcore/Mathcore
Preview:  “The Collapse”
For fans of:  The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Dissipate

The Northern – Imperium
Genre:  Progressive/Technical Metalcore
For fans of:  Ascariasis, Born Of Osiris, Veil Of Maya

Entities – Aether
Genre:  Progressive Metalcore/Groove
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For fans of:  Aristeia, Auras, The Contortionist

Sky Written – Thrive
Genre:  Progressive Metalcore/Groove
Preview:  “Oneiric”
For fans of:  Polyphia, Entities

Stargazer – Genesis
Genre:  Progressive Metalcore
Preview:  “Desideratum”
For fans of:  Veil Of Maya, The Afterimage

Aeolist – Aeolist
Genre:  Progressive/Experimental Metalcore/Mathcore
Preview:  “I”
For fans of:  The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza, Bear

Emissary – Emissary
Genre:  Progressive Deathcore
For fans of:  Delta, From Sorrow To Serenity


Plini – Other Things & Sweet Nothings
Genre:  Progressive Metal/Instrumental
For fans of:  Sithu Aye, Polyphia

A Night In Texas – Invigoration
Genre:  Technical Deathcore
For fans of:  Thy Art Is Murder, Thy Devourer, Infant Annihilator

The Raven Autarchy - Kaonashi
Genre:  Progressive/Technical Deathcore
For fans of:  The Human Abstract, Dethrone The Sovereign, Picture It In Ruins

1 comment:

  1. Fucking awesome list, but where's Immoralist? Hopefully in your top 15. Needs more meat.


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