HHM Staff picks Best Albums of 2013

By on December 31, 2013

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Bring Me The Horizon Sempiternal 


I rarely can listen to an album from start to finish without losing interest but to my surprise I have listened to this record, what seems like one hundred times since it’s release. I would say that “Antivist” is my favorite track off of this record because it is just a loud, aggressive anthem about not giving a damn about anything, which who hasn’t been there!

Asking Alexandria  From Death To Destiny


I cannot count on my fingers and toes how many times I have seen these guys live this year. I was anticipating the drop of this record since the release of the first track “Run Free” back in August of 2012. This record peaked at number three on the iTunes music charts which is a pretty big deal for this genre of music. My favorite track off of this record would be “Moving On”, this track sounds like a song straight off of a Whitesnake album from back in 1987.

Killswitch Engage  Disarm The Descent


I have been a Killswitch fan since back I was a 15 year old kid going to my first Mayhem Festival. Since the return of the band’s original singer Jesse Leach and the release of this new album, I have been nothing but impressed. Disarm The Descent is the first record with Jesse in nearly 10 years, but the guys didn’t miss a beat. My favorite track off of this album is “Always” is a bit of a slower paced song compared to the rest of the record. This is a song that really showcases Leach’s vocal abilities, you may consider him just a “screamer” but on this track you hear how smooth and melodic his voice can really be. Cannot wait to see what the future has in store for these guys.

Rob Zombie  Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor


Can you ever really go wrong when it comes to Rob Zombie? The answer is no. Twenty eight years later and he is still causing Mayhem, most recently on the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. This record came off very White Zombie to me, and was very enjoyable. Lyrically he keeps listeners very entertained, and sometimes wondering,”what exactly does that even mean rob?” My favorite track off of this album would be “Dead City Radio And The New Gods Of Supertown”, John5’s riffs are definitely the selling point for me in this song.

Avenged Sevenfold  Hail To The King


It is no secret that I am a fan of this band and everything they have released, it is no different with the new album HTTK. This album strays from the usual

sound you’re used to from these guys, going back to some very grungy heavy metal tones. My favorite track from this record would definitely be “Shepard Of Fire”, this

opening track is high energy and something that I cannot for the life of me listen to it under mach 25. It will be responsible for a future speeding ticket, I am sure of it.

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Author: DaveHHM

Dave Luttrull: Owner/Editor in Chief of Hellhound Music. Star Wars nerd, Gamer, Destiny homer, blogger, writer and lover of all things music.