Democracy eh, don’t you just love it. Back in the early days of cackblabbath.online, if I wanted Fukpig’s Belief Is The Death Of Intelligence to be the album of the year, I just said it was. Now with an awesome team of writers on the site it’s not that straightforward.. apparently other people have opinions too…
Who Knew ?
The team have spoken, and Ghost’s Infestissumam is the CB album of the year but, as I’d done my lists anyway, I thought I would share them with you…
10. Wednesday 13 : The Dixie Dead
The king of the undead is back. Now shush about the Murderdolls.
9. Queensryche : Queensryche
Geoff who ??
8. Turisas : Turisas2013
Drink. Drink. Drink… but not tea.
7. Blue October : Sway
Justin’s got his shit together, and the result is the most accessible Blue October release to date.
6. Steel Threads : For Those Who Are Left
Power folk?, acoustic rock ? whatever. A sublime album.
4. Pasadena Napalm Division : Pasadena Napalm Division
Out of the left-field. An old school blast of old school crossover.
3. Hell : Curse And Chapter
A worthy follow up to one of the best albums ever…
2. Voivod : Target Earth
Brilliant, just brilliant, would have been number one any other year.
1. Watain : The Wild Hunt
Smashing fuck out of the “black metal” label, from the first listen I knew nothing would surpass this in 2013.
Gigs of the Year
10. Bonafide : Les-Fest 2
The ultimate good time rock’n’roll band, they just keep getting better and better.
9. Wet Nuns : Queens Social Club, Sheffield
We were drunk, they were drunk, everyone was drunk. The Wet Nuns bowed out on a high.
No one does the whole norse thing quite like Amon Amarth. Pity they didn’t bring the longship…
7. The Pat McManus Band : Hard Rock Hell
A hero from my younger days, and still one of the best guitarists on the planet.
6. Rammstein : Download Festival
Now THAT’S how you put on a show !!!
5. King Pleasure And The Biscuit Boys : Y-Not Festival
Shush, it’s my list and I thought they were brilliant. The world needs more feel-good Jazz to chase away the clouds.
4. Ghost : The o2 Academy, Sheffield
My first experience of Papa and the Ghouls live.. wouldn’t be the last.
The techno-thrash pioneers are back, and the spirit of Piggy lives on in Chewie.
2. Hell : The Assembly Rooms, Derby
One of those “you had to be there” occasions as hell finally had the setting to bring their full pyrotechnic vision to life.
1. Iron Maiden : The o2, London
The. Best. Live. Band. On. The. Planet.
And well worth the extra punctuation.