The number of this beast is 20, as in top 20
By Peter Lindblad
One of them being, what exactly is an "Earth Rocker" and, as a follow-up question to Clutch, how do they differ from normal, everyday rockers? Also, why Summon the Faithless, Lord Dying? Is something nefarious afoot?
And what about Monster Magnet's Last Patrol? Should we read anything into that title? And should you engage in a transaction with a Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor, what are you actually purchasing? Zombie rodents? Would you buy such a thing from a man named Rob Zombie?
To say the least, hard rock and heavy metal had its share of scary, off-the-wall characters making ridiculously powerful music in 2013. Ozzy even sounded semi-coherent as three-fourths of the original Black Sabbath came back from the grave with a vengeance. As ill as he's been, Lemmy still barreled through Aftershock like a man possessed by demons, which is just the way Lemmy likes it. And former Hanoi Rocks frontman Michael Monroe showed everyone he's full of just as much piss and vinegar as guys half his age.
So, here we present the best metal and hard rock records of 2013 in this four-part series, counting down from 20 and headed toward No. 1.
|Amon Amarth - Deceiver of the Gods 2013|
|Lord Dying - Summon the Faithless 2013|
|Rob Zombie - Venomous Rat Regeneration|
|Saxon - Sacrifice 2013|
|Vista Chino - Peace 2013|