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April 11th @The Studio.

April 11th @The Studio.

My favorite records of 2013

I am always really late discovering great non heavy records, and seeing all the year end releases has we wanting to check out a ton of other records.  So by February my list will be irrelevant, but here’s what I loved this year.

these records or sort of in order, mostly the first 3 of each list

1. Sex Prisoner - State Property
2. Angel Du$t - Xtra Raw
3. Ringworm - Bleed
4. Iron Chic - Spooky Action
5. World Collapse - Forst/Casket
6. Turnstile - Step 2 Rhythm
7. Rotten Sound - Species At War
8. Blind To Faith - Under The Hepagram
9. Sickoids - No Home
10. Clenched Fist - Gun’s N Roaches
Honorable Mentions: World Of Pain, Upperground, Title Fight, Higher Power, Harm’s Way

Best Split: Death Threat/Rude Awakening - Split 7”
(I only heard one that really stuck with me, can’t think of any others, the Death Threat songs are sick.)

Hardcore Lps:
1. Downpresser - Don’t Need A Reason
2. King Nine - Scared To Death
3. The Rival Mob - Mob Justice
4. Nails - Abandon All Life
5. Incendiary - Cost Of Living
6. Take Offense - United States Of Mind
7. All Pigs Must Die - Nothing Violates This Nature
8. Terror - Live By The Code
9. Weekend Nachos - Still
10. Outsiders Code - Exiled From Birth
HM: Twitching Tongues, Freya, Culo, Empire Of Rats, The Repos

Metal Lps:
1. Tribulation - Formulas Of Death
2. Carcass - Surgical Steel
3. Church Of Misery - Thy Kingdom Scum
4. Ulcerate - Vermis
5. Centuries - Taedium Vitae
6. Hail Of Bullets - III The Rommel Chronicles
7. Mammoth Grinder - Underworlds
8. Inquisition - Obscure Verses For The Multiverse
9. Seven Sisters Of Sleep - Opium Morals
10. Toxic Holocaust - Chemistry Of Consciousness
HM: Exhumed, Agrimonia, Gevurah, Gorguts, Vorum, Celeste, Altar Of Plagues

Other (Rock, Emo, Post Rock, Etc)
1. Sweet Weapons - All Of My Best Friends Are Dogs
2. Alice In Chains - The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here
3. Citizen - Youth
4. Jesu - Everyday I Get Closer…

5. Boards Of Canada - Tomorrow’s Harvest
6. The Appleseed Cast - The Headless Ritual
7. Ancient VVisdom - Deathlike
8. Kanye West - Yeezus
9. Death In June - The Snow Bunker Tapes
10. Daylight - Jar
HM: Queens Of The Stone Age, Jimmy Eat World, True Widow, Okkervil River

Territory at Power Of The Riff 8/10/13

Photo credit to Matthew Anson @Cvlt Nation.


Jessica Williams proposes applying New York’s Stop and Frisk policy to Wall Street bankers. 

(via circleofhounds)

Bow to those who destroy
As they preach salvation
Condemn the weak to burn
In the flames of nations
Born into fire and a legacy of lies
These are men of murder
And the prophets of demise
Demonic priests
These are devils of the cloth
Which holds salvation
The crescent or the cross?
Assassins in the house of God
Are slaughtering the weak
Two thousand years of suffering
The masses lie in defeat
It’s the dawn of a new apocalypse
And the fields of Meggido will burn
Holy men are preaching murder
How well their children have learned
In the name of God
They destroy the weak
In the name of God
They destroy the weak
Unleash the war machines
In the name of God
Burning of nations
For the crescent and the cross
Holy Wars for vengeance
And we all shall feel the loss
Hideous behavior
And no one wins when all is lost
Everyone is a victim
When we are all to blame
There is no comfort
There is we’re all to blame
Bow to those who destroy
As they preach salvation
Condemn the weak to burn
In the flames of nations
In the name of vengeance
And in the name of God
The world’s cities are burning
And what once was
Now is gone
Assassins have conquered nations
And set the world ablaze
Conspiracies and treason
Have created victims
Of our own blind faith
There shall be no redemption
As armies of the righteous have failed
Tyranny of religious zealots
On their holy cross we are nailed


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