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The best metal songs of 2013 display how wide-ranging the genre has become. While all of the tunes fit within the metal universe, several of these bands are vastly different from one another. After much debate, we’ve compiled our list of the 10 Best Metal Songs of 2013, which features songs from veteran metal pioneers, extreme metal mavens, metalcore heroes, experimental acts and much more. In celebration of the year in metal, check out our picks for the 10 Best Metal Songs of 2013 below:
'Cycles of Suffering'
From: Pinnacle of Bedlam
Suffocation delivered another slab of death metal brutality and technical prowess in 2013. 'Pinnacle of Bedlam' is the band's first post-reunion album without acclaimed drummer Mike Smith as Dave Culross mans the sticks. The album starts off with 'Cycles of Suffering, ' which is an instantaneous punch delivered to the gut. Frank Mullen's gutturals being immediately brutal as an all out riffing assault bombards the listener and brings the pain.
'When I Lost My Bet'
The Dillinger Escape Plan
From: 'One of Us is the Killer'
The Dillinger Escape Plan are one of modern metal's most dynamic and unpredictable bands, both live and in the studio. 'When I Lost My Bet' is a shining example of this notion, as the band switches between hardcore riffing, dizzying lead work, and schizophrenic rhythmic attacks, all wrapped up in the bow of Greg Puciato's manic vocals and lyrics. Each member's wide range of influences all intertwine with each other as Dillinger add to their growing legacy.
Kylesa are an ever-evolving bunch, taking their brand of sludge and melding it with post-metal and psychedelic elements to create something truly their own. 'Unspoken' is a trance-inducing song with rolling rhythms and cosmic texturing that will have you lost in time through its five minute run. This hypnotic dirge takes the band's sound to new places as they shift gears from the typical riff-fest and showcase their diversity.