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Published on December 29th, 2013 | by Staff


2013 Music List – John Alexander

So long 2013.

These are the 10 albums I am taking with me.

 All Pigs Must Die - Nothing Violates This Nature
10. All Pigs Must Die – Nothing Violates This Nature

If you are looking for something heavy to set the mood of being pissed off?
This is the perfect place to start.
From start to finish the riffs flow perfectly with some solo’s to keep you entertained.

 Night Birds - Born to Die in Suburbia
09. Night Birds – Born to Die In Suburbia

Starting with a surf punk intro of the theme from escape From New York.
This album is perfect for anyone wishing they lived during the whole 80’s surf punk scene.
Elements of Dead Kennedys, Circle Jerks, and Agent orange mixed with a more modern production.

 Swingin' Utters - Poorly Formed
08. Swingin’ Utters – Poorly Formed

Anyone who grew up listening to punk during the late 80s knows about the Swingin’ Utters.
And their latest album continues the tradition of good song writing in the style of intelligent punk rock.
With the addition of Jack Dalrymple of One Man Army the elements of this album is universal.

 Doomriders - Grand Blood
07. Doomriders – Grand Blood

Featuring Nate newton from Converge, Doom riders are 3 albums in and their latest, Grand Blood is just as amazing as their earlier efforts.
Perfect amount of melodic into hardcore without out sounding like a cliche.

 Red Fang - Whales and Leeches
06. Red Fang – Whales & Leeches

This is the audio equivalent to cracking into a 30 pack of PBR.
The perfect balance of punk and metal without sounding too much like either.
You can even smell the gutters, jamming this album you will come to believe that you are actually at your favorite dive bar.

 Pelican - Forever Becoming
05. Pelican – Forever Becoming

So you went out drinking with all of your friends last night.
And now you woke up with the worst hangover you can remember.
Beating your brains across the bathroom floor doesn’t sound like a good idea.
But this album by this amazing band will walk you through this.
A band that is simply instrumental carries the vibe of soothing the chaos.

 Coliseum - Sister Faith
04. Coliseum – Sister Faith

One of the better bands that I have been introduced to in the past couple years.
This album done stripped down to strictly a 3 piece.
Little bit punk little bit more metal.
Done in the style of being original to their own rights.

 Kylesa - Ultraviolet
03. Kylesa – Ultra violent

There is nothing bad to be said about this band. In fact they seem to get incredibly better with their albums.
This new album killed it.
Very mellow at moments before jumping into heavy grooves.
Definitely been on rotation since it’s release.

 Vista Chino - Peace
02. Vista Chino – Peace

From the ashes of Kyuss comes this new formation.
Amazing album.
Continues where Kyuss left off.

 Uncle Acid and The Dead Beats - Mind Control
01. Uncle Acid & The dead Beats – Mind Control

I am not able to legally tell you how I found out about this band, but what I can say is how amazing they are.
Take the elements of the whole LSD scene from the early 70’s, the whole occult scene of that time as well, and mix it with some great sabbath riffs you got Uncle Acid.
A throwback band done very well.
And this album has been in rotation since it came out.

John serves as a contributor at 1121south.net 

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