Unspeakable Cults


Inaugurating a new age with the summation of that which has followed in the previous year, The Malefactor places his mark upon those fortunate to listen to the grim Word.  A monument of tartarean proportions is erected here in the City of the Accursed, completing the Autumn season's reflections with a review of MMXIII.

Behold the Malefactor's unholy presence here.

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Tuesday 1/07/2014 @ 11:00PM - 12:00AM
Deus Mortem Receving The Impurity of Jeh Emanations of the Black Light Strych Promotions Opening the show with an initial Top 6(66) of 2013, a choice find from Poland's monster black metal duo.
Atlantean Kodex Sol Invictus The White Goddess 20 Buck Spin Masterful sophomore LP from Germany's epic doom/power/progressive metal warriors, who have fashioned a formidable "Grammar of Poetic Myth," walking in Frazier's footsteps as surely as their debut, The Golden Bough, might have indicated.
Power Trip Manifest Decimation Manifest Decimation Southern Lord Mighty thrash throwback release that revives the spirit of bands like Nuclear Assault and foregoes the vapid pizza party metal of other "Neo-Thrash" bands.
Nails Abandon All Life Abandon All Life Southern Lord Powerful crust/grind with a vicious streak and powerful hooks.
Ulcerate The Imperious Weak Vermis Relapse A return from Ulcerate that better suited my tastes than The Destroyers of All and sees their return to my year's end list, this album restores some of the frantic intensity of Everything Is Fire while maintaining the band's progressively greater atm
Satan Tears of Blood Life Sentence Listenable Another late addition to my Best Of, a mighty statement of the true metal ethos from Britain's venerable Satan.
Ereb Altor Fire Meets Ice Fire Meets Ice Cyclone Empire A strong bounce-back from Ereb Altor which sees them return more to the sounds of their excellent album The End, focusing on soaring, melodic vocals and the most tasteful of cheesy atmospheres.
Scatorgy Suppuration Scatorgy New Standard Elite Crushing release of ultra brutal death metal in the vein of Orchidectomy and Brodequin. Possibly the most brutal and extreme release of 2013.
Inquisition Arrival of Eons After Obscure Verses For The Multiverse Season Of Mist Worthy successor to Inquisition's formidable Ominous Doctrines... which has deservedly seen the band break out into the larger metal scene.
Lluvia Espada de Bronce Premonicion de Guerra Fallen Empire Another late 2013 release, this is a worthy request from Wothanaz and one of the strongest black metal releases of 2013.
Odem Nails As The Weapon of Hatred [Alternative Version] The Valley of Cut Tongues Daemon Worship Productions The sole EP that I will permit to enter the exalted ranks of this list, Odem crafts one of the most viscerally intense and simultaneously engaging releases of the year by supreme musicianship and compositional excellence.
Defeated Sanity Martyrium Passages Into Deformity Willowtip My early contender for album of the year has faced strong challenges from the other masters on this list, but none have definitively displaced it. It is one of a number of mighty releases in a wide-open field for 2013.
King Diamond The Curse The Eye Roadrunner Thanks for the request!
Urgehal Nyx Atomkinder Agonia 2001.
Kataklysm The Orb of Uncreation The Mystical Gate of Reincarnation Nuclear Blast Classic 1993 debut EP, from before the dismal Iacono-fronted years.
Cirith Gorgor Unveiling The Essence Unveiling The Essence Osmose 2001.
Allfather Of Man and Valour Weapon of Ascension Invictus 2005 release of retrograde Might is Right Metal.
Lvcifyre Succubi The Calling Depths Pulverised 2011 debut of ripping blackened death metal; sophomore release Svn Eater to be released January 21st on Dark Descent Records.
Inveracity Compulsive Degradation Circle of Perversion Unmatched Brutality 2003 debut and the finest output from this Greek band.
Thy Primordial De Viskande Tradens Skog Under Iskall Troll Mane WWIII 2001.
Winter Of Apokalypse Black Metal of Death Solitary Winter Night Moribund 2004.
Summon Dead Dreams Fallen Moribund 2005.
Hour of Penance Deprave To Redeem Sedition Prosthetic 2012.
Disentomb Subterranean Burial Sunken Chambers of Nephilim Amputated Vein Records Crushing 2011 debut; sophomore LP to be released this year on New Standard Elite.
Doomsword Heathen Assault Let Battle Commence Dragonheart/SPV Epic doom release from 2003. For elite history-loving metalheads only.
Manowar The Dawn of Battle The Dawn of Battle Nuclear Blast As the battle dawns this new quarter at KDVS, what better armament to take to the front than this mighty 2003 single from the Kings of Metal?
Saxon Crusader [2001 Re-Recording] Killing Ground [Bonus Disc] Steamhammer Speaking of mighty...
Solstice Death's Crown Is Victory Death's Crown Is Victory Self Released One of the many 2013 EPs that I couldn't fit on my limited 2013 list, this majestic return for Solstice.