Best of 2013

Top Rock + Metal Songs of 2013
Top Rock + Metal Songs of 2013
Hard rock and metal fans had plenty to be happy about in 2013, as there was something great for just about everyone. Whether it be metal pioneers Black Sabbath making their return, grunge vets Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam keeping things rolling or a bands like Bring Me the Horizon and Pop Evil being appreciated for taking their music to new heights, 2013 will be a memorable period for metal and hard rock lovers.
10 Best Vinyl Releases of 2013
10 Best Vinyl Releases of 2013
For those fans who collect vinyl, there is an experience that surrounds the release of a record. Whether it's something as simple as the color or weight of the vinyl or something as extravagant as the cover art, there are many different reasons people go crazy for their favorite band's vinyl. It's more than a niche, too, as Nielsen Soundscan reported some impressive numbers halfway through the year: vinyl sales increased 33 percent in the first six months of 2013!
Top Rock + Metal Albums of 2013
Top Rock + Metal Albums of 2013
In a culture where songs and downloads have somewhat downgraded the importance of full albums, there are still many acts who value the album format and put their all into providing a full listening experience. In 2013, there were several beloved acts who truly came into their own while a number of veteran rockers showed there was no signs of slowing down.
10 Best Music Videos of 2013
10 Best Music Videos of 2013
While there may be fewer outlets for music videos, that hasn't stopped bands from using the promotional format to attract fans to their music. This year we saw some of hard rock and metal's top acts and newcomers use the platform to entertain, to inform, to generate a laugh or to horrify us at some of the atrocities in the world. But the key thing with the best videos of the year is that they all found a way to connect with their audience.