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Mammal’s most recommended new albums: Assorted genres

Main categories

Metal State often receives ten invitations a day to review new albums. In physical terms, it would be impossible for a whole battalion of writers to do full reviews of so much new music. In practical terms, we don’t want to overwhelm our readers with so many posts that few would have or make the time to read them all. How then to do some justice to the many outstandingly good submissions we take in each day?

One way to help the best bands reach a wider audience is to compile digests of new albums, and that’s what I’m starting to do here. The graphic shows what type of ground I’ll be covering in the next few weeks, months and the rest of my life. After that, I’ll do mixed digests of different flavours of metal and other music as soon as possible after it arrives at our dungeon. For now, I’ve sorted my best albums received so far this year into main categories. You can see them in the graphic on the left. I’ll tick off each category as I add posts.

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Bryce Lucien of Seeker Shares His Top 10 Of 2013

seekerSeeker is a relative newcomer to the death metal scene.  Formed in Texas in 2011, they went through various lineup changes until they cemented themselves in 2012 as a four-piece ready to knock the earth off its axis.  The Texas-based band is about to embark on a U.S. tour in January that will weave its way mostly through the central and eastern half of the U.S. including a quick spell in Canada.  Vocalist Bryce Lucien was kind enough to share his Top 10 of the year (including commentary) with A Metal State of Mind.  But, before we get to his year-end list, here is a video from Seeker called When Hope Fails off their debut album Unloved.

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