WHAT WERE MY FAVORITE
ALBUMS OF 2023?
Hymns From The Apocrypha
Wasn't expecting a new Suffocation album to be my album of the year, I figured with Frank gone they'd generally wind down, but damn this album is excellent. It's like they've got a second wind (or is that third?) Top notch.
|2) THE ZENITH
So glad the band is back and doing their special blend of tech-death. This might have gotten top spot if the last few songs didn't kind of meander, but the first half of the album is killer.
FETUS: Make Them Beg For Death
Once again a super solid and inventive album even after all these years. A+ for consistency over the years.
War of Being
Some really excellent songs, it's a vibe as the kids say these days. Great mix of beautiful, heavy and weird time signatures.
The song writing is more memorable this time around, without giving up any of the aggression.
Fearless In Love
Is it pop, metal or djent? it's all 3. And a fine collection of super memorable songs that defy genre.
As Gomorrah Burns
A solid album from my Montreal brethren, but not quite as classic as their last album or last 2 EPs.
I think I preferred their last album more, but no question this new entry is heavy as fuck.
Periphery V: Djent Is Not a Genre
About half the songs I'm not terribly into, but the ones that are good are really good, so it deserves proper respect.
State Of Emergency
Strong songwriting and extra aggression makes this a great way to round out the top 10.