EP/Compilation/Live Albums of 2013 -#29-#20
Seether - 2002 - 2013
A 2-disc release that had a best of on one CD and unreleased material on another. Solid best of release from a hard rock band that has been around for a while.
Puscifer - Donkey Punch the Night
Exactly what I expected from Puscifer but I wanted more. Breathe (Drumcell rework) is one of my favorite tracks of the year though.
Skindred - Kill the Power
I thought they had fallen off of the face of the earth but my favorite Welsh rockers are back. The only disappointing thing is that out of the 6 tracks given to us, 5 of them are remixes of the only original song on the EP. Come on, Benji.......
Dream Theater - Happy Holidays
Very cool idea from a band that I find extremely boring live. On CD, I can listen to them nonstop but live just ends up being a different story for me. Glad to see they released this free and it was composed of everything that didn't make the "Live at Luna Park" release.
3 Inches of Blood - Live at the Mushroom Vol.1-3
Quality live recordings of some 3IOB classics. I love how they did different artwork for the 3 different EPs. Yes, I composed them into a single one because it makes sense.
Baroness - Live at Madia Vale
A solid live release from one of my favorite bands. Enough said!
Finntroll - Blodsvept
A teaser for the new album that included a cover, a live song, and a demo track. Even Finntroll can do no wrong with teaser EPs.
American Head Charge - Shoot
AHC is back!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was so excited when this was released and even though it wasn't exactly what I was expecting, the future looks bright if the new full length continues down this path. Writhe is slowly becoming one of my favorite songs of the year.
Scar the Martyr - Scar the Martyr EP
Even though the line up for this band should have swayed me instantly I was still skeptical before I listened to this. After the meltdown with Darkest Hour and the standstill of the Kris Norris Projekt, I'm glad Kris is playing in a band such as this now. Jed and him kill it throughout this thing. It's nice to see two extra tracks that didn't make the album included on this.
Toxic Holocaust - From the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction
The past EPs and splits compiled into a single release, thrashing your face off even with the songs that miss their mark.