It's that time of year again...
Our editors picked up their favorite albums for 2013 and here we present the ones that made it to the Top 30.
As always, a lot of different genres are represented, from alternative rock to extreme metal. Listed below are the greatest albums of 2013 according to the editors of our site. Enjoy.
30. Haken - "The Mountain"
Progressive metal of the first division by these Englishmen, who offer their best album so far.
29. Audrey Horne - "Youngblood"
Audrey Horne offer another excellent album with "Youngblood" leading them to a more classic, organic rock sound.
28. Circle Takes The Square - "Decompositions: Volume Number One"
An experimental post-hardcore and screamo whirlpool that will suck you in without a doubt. Its progressive elements will take you on wonderful journeys, whereas its ferocious black metal and grindcore outbursts will shake you to the core.
27. Vampire Weekend - "Modern Vampires Of The City"
Vampire Weekend's third and most mature release is developed extremely thoroughly and is - as a whole - a greatly rewarding release.
26. The Winery Dogs - "The Winery Dogs"
The Portnoy, Sheehan, Kotzen trio manages to impress with their first collaboration.
25. Touche Amore - "Is Survived By"
This is the most sensational moment in Touche Amore's career.
24. Federal Charm - "Federal Charm"
Federal Charm's blues rock is more funky and more modern than Answer's and Rival Sons', but also more interesting, active and raw than Joe Bonamassa's and the others like him.
23. SubRosa - "More Constant Than The Gods"
No more female fronted mediocracy. Subrosa kick ass...
22. Gorguts - "Colored Sands"
History repeats itself. Gorguts create and death metal waddles...
21. Deafheaven - "Sunbather"
"Sunbather" is not a black metal album. Not clearly at least. Hell, it's an extreme post rock album, with all the meaning of the tag that I just invented...
20. Arctic Monkeys - "AM"
With a positive overall feeling, Arctic Monkeys are more commercial than ever and offer us some catchy tunes and a fresh album.
19. Altar Of Plagues - "Teethed Glory And Injury"
Progressive, obscure, extreme, fascinating, non-commercial, hard to define, but most of all original, the new album of Altar Of Plagues leads us through its experimentation to a point that only a few try to reach.
18. Sigur Ros - "Kveikur"
A frozen surface that's drowning by storms. Sigur Ros have been reborn.
17. Enforcer - "Death By Fire"
The way Enforcer mix their influences makes them able to claim that they're creating their own sound and in addition to the passion and the freshness that they have, they can be considered a successful band.
16. Ulver - "Messe I.X VI.X"
A masterpiece of modern classical music, in which the "wolves" are taking the most out of their biggest asset, the silence.
15. The National - "Trouble Will Find Me"
An album full of small and big musical moments that make the listener hold on to them and through them find pieces of his own emotional world.
14. David Bowie - "The Next Day"
Nothing less than "Alive and Kicking" as Simple Minds used to tell. One of the most important comebacks in the history of music.
13. Blood Ceremony - "The Eldritch Dark"
The best Blood Ceremony album. Till the next one...
12. Leprous - "Coal"
"Coal" could turn into diamond and Leprous have both the know how and the style to do it.
11. The Temperance Movement - "The Temperance Movement"
These are the new Rival Sons.
10. Daft Punk - "Random Access Memories"
Sometimes, you gotta believe the hype...
9. Samsara Blues Experiment - "Waiting For The Flood"
In your face, 70's!
8. Foals - "Holy Fire"
By doing once again what they like, Foals managed to create yet another addictive album with amazing quality.
7. Queens Of The Stone Age - "...Like Clockwork"
"...Like Clockwork" is an incredibly addictive album, layered enough to unveil itself as time passes.
6. Arcade Fire - "Reflektor"
As if winning a Grammy meant nothing, Arcade fire build yet another admirable and ambitious piece of work with soul, rhythm and perfect proportioning between familiar, new and unexpected.
5. Heaven's Basement - "Filthy Empire"
"Filthy Empire" includes all the ingredients needed to win every fan of the sound and build strong foundations for the future success of Heaven's Basement.
4. Alter Bridge - "Fortress"
Alter Bridge give you the chance to witness something great at its time.
3. Riverside - "Shrine Of New Generation Slaves"
On their fifth album, Riverside redefine their sound and defy any sense of remaining still, as Duda turns out to be one of the top composers in the prog scene.
2. Clutch - "Earth Rocker"
We recognize and respect your drugs, your music and your everything and we thank you for that, but you can't take away our right to declare Clutch as our own Reverends.
1. Steven Wilson - "The Raven That Refused To Sing (And Other Stories)"
Since Wilson decided to go full on prog no one can catch him, as he presents an album that will be remembered for years.