Xandria’s Top Albums of 2013

Three for the price of one, from one of the world’s top symphonic/Gothic metal bands! And you were wondering if your subscription to this website was worth the $198 a year (unless you’re a very special person with a free subscription).

Does Xandria need any introduction? Of course! Lay-deez an’ gennermen, to headline the show, we are proud to present Dianne van Giersbergen on vocals, Gerit Lamm on percussion and Steven Wussow on bass, each with their list of favourite albums of the year. And… as a special bonus… we kick off with the whole of Xandria doing Forevermore from their album Neverworld’s End.

By remarkably good chance, there are no duplicate selections among the Top 5 each from Dianne, Gerit and Steven. As you’ll see, their individual tastes range widely. We’ve chosen either the title song or a random song from each album.

Dianne van Giersbergen

1. All Is One – Orphaned Land

2. The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories) – Steven Wilson

3. Fire Within – Birdy

4. The Theory Of Everything – Ayreon

5. Didn’t It Rain – Hugh Laurie

Gerit Lamm

1. Dream Theater – Dream Theater

2. Surgical Steel – Carcass

3. Live at Luna Park – Dream Theater

4. The Wrong Side Of Heaven And The Righteous Side Of Hell Part I – Five Finger Death Punch

5. Preachers Of The Night – Powerwolf

Steven Wussow

1. Opposites – Biffy Clyro 

2. Old Souls – Deaf Havana

3. Lightning Bolt – Pearl Jam

4. While A Nation Sleeps – Boysetsfire

5. Afterman: Descension – Coheed & Cambria


About ChristopherMammal

I've made it to Mammal. I still hope to be classified as Human one day. Meanwhile I have evolved enough to recognise different types of music as well as the shrieks of certain vervet monkeys who are known for their scurrilous behaviour in the proximity of unguarded bananas.

Posted on December 24, 2013, in Metal Lists and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Another BoySetsFire-fan! That album may or may not appear in my 2013-list as well 😉

  2. ChristopherMammal

    And it’s the choice of a bass player, which should make you extra pleased!

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