Mammal’s 21-Year Hit Parade: 2013, #10 – #6

MetalCatI haven’t referred to my list of top albums of 2013 that I posted on Metal State at the end of last year. I don’t need to because I know it’s markedly different to my current sets of year-by-year hit parades. This series has featured my favourite songs, not albums. It hasn’t included non-metal, whereas my top albums list did.

I set another condition for myself at the start of this exercise, which has been a wonderfully enjoyable game. To spread the pleasure among the artists who’ve given me so much pleasure over the years, I chose only one song per year per artist. There too I’ve been arbitrary at times. There are albums so good that just about any song would be a contender for top song by that artist.

No doubt my lists would look different if I re-did them in a year’s time. Music shapes itself to our moods.


2013, #10: Alter Bridge – Addicted to Pain

Album: Fortress
Country: USA
Genre: Alternative Metal


2013, #9: Avatarium – Boneflower

Album: Avatarium
Country: Sweden
Genre: Doom Metal


2013, #8: Diabolical – Metamorphosis

Album: Neogenesis
Country: Sweden
Genre: Technical Death Metal


2013, #7: Haken – Pareidolia

Album: The Mountain
Country: UK
Genre: Progressive Metal


2013, #6: TesseracT – Of Matter – Retrospect

Album: Altered State
Country: UK
Genre: Progressive Djent Metal



Posted on November 20, 2014, in Mammal's 21-Year Hit Parade, News and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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