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Reggie’s Top 15 Albums of 2013


Black Bomb A, Olympic (Nantes) 17/11/2006Initially, I was going to limit my best of 2013 list to just my top 10.  My reasoning was to make my list as tight as I could only highlighting the very best of what moved me during the year.  After looking back at how many albums I listened to or was exposed to, that number hovered around 270 albums.  So, I decided to expand my list to the same standard as previous years. Despite increasing my list to 15, it still only highlights about 5% of all the albums that graced my ear drums this year.  So, what I present to you for the year 2013 my top 15, plus five more honorable mentions that will be posted in the vicinity of this list.

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Jungle Rot’s James Genenz Shares His Top 15 of the Year


26510_artistJungle Rot has been on the scene since 1994 and despite having gone through numerous band members, the Wisconsin death metal act has remained steady in the album output department.  They have seven albums under their belt along with a few demos and EPs and show no signs of slowing down.  In 2011 they signed with Victory Records and released Kill on Command and Terror Regime; if interested you can read my thoughts on the latter of those albums here.  Recently, bassist James Genenz was kind enough to share his Top 15 albums of 2013 with A Metal State of Mind and we would love to share it with you.  But, before we hit up his list here is a quick video of the band in action which, of course, might explain some of his hard-hitting album choices.  Enjoy!

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