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“Me, I’m a tomb, a corpse in a suit, trying to look a little alive” – End of the Year – List 2013

Best of 2013 - Screamo - Hardcore - Punk - Emo

“der mensch ist keine maschine
er schreibt bücher und er liest
sie auch der mensch verliert
seine kriege und all die kinder,
die nicht wissen, dass sie keine
wölfe sind, sondern menschen,
und dass das viel schlimmer ist,
das kriecht mir zum mund raus
und bleibt im halse stecken
so wie der ganze rest.”
(duesenjaeger – “kurz und dumpf”)

End of the Year – List 2013 – Another year is almost gone, time to take a look at all the amazing records.

I wanna say “thank you” to all the readers, bands and labels. Couldn’t be more happier.

Hope to see you all in 2014.

Stay rad.

June Paik Best Record 2013

Iron Chic - The Constant One

Duesenjaeger - leben. lieben. sterben.

Citizen - Youth

Deafheaven - Sunbather

Jungbluth - Part Ache

Cloud Rat

Bath Salts - the tears of those who grieve

Memorable

  • Delos – s/t (ace old-school-like screamo/violence)
  • Light Bearer – Silver Tongue (great as always)
  • Henry Fonda – Deutschland, Du Täter (best powerviolence record from germoney this year)
  • Elesh Norn – All The Pain i Built Up (one of the best new screamo bands)
  • Full Of Hell – Rudiments of Mutilation (so so sick)
  • Comadre – s/t (Almighty screamo legends. Great last record. RIP)
  • Touche Amore – Is Survived By (Kinda awesome but I do like the older stuff a bit more)
  • Paper Arms – The Smoke Will Clear (Hymns, Hymns, Hymns…nothing more to say. So good.) (
  • Afterlife Kids – Morgengrauen (Berlin’s finest 90′s-emo-mosh-machine)
  • Weekend Nachos – Still (Decent one – heavy as fuck)
  • Dead in The Dirt – The Blind Hole (Also. One of the heaviest records of 2013. Great stuff)
  • Rvivr – The Beauty Between (Oh, these guys and grrrls <3)
  • Celeste – Animale(s) (My fav. Celeste to date)
  • Pity Sex – Feast of Love (Pretty sweet, catchy and lovely)
  • Rainmaker – ALIENATION (beautiful and intense screamo debut album)
  • Lord Snow – Solitude (What a debut record. One of the screamo-highlights this year)
  • Old Gray – An Autobiography (The new “screamo-kings”)
  • Locktender – Kafka (Outstanding mix of screamo, punk and some sort of post-metal)
  • I Not Dance – Thought Leader (A towering new record by i not dance from austria. Post-Hardcore/Metal/Whatever at its finest.)
  • Windhand – Soma (slow doom metal at its best)
  • No Omega – Shame (Ultra-heavy, furious but yet emotional and heartfelt blend of hardcore, post-metal, sludge and crust between hate and angst.)
  • The Body – Christs, Redeemers (atmospheric, sludgy, ultra-heavy doom-metal)
  • Turbostaat – Stadt der Angst (sooo much better than “Island Manöver”)
  • Gorguts – Colored Sands
  • Black Heart Rebellion – Har Nevo (impressive new album)
  • Russian Circles – Memorial (beauty) (
  • Hierophant – Great Mother: Holy Monster (awwwesome record for fans of Disfear and Converge)
  • Messer – Die Unsichtbaren (didn’t liked the first record somehow but that new one is pretty awesome)

EP’s

  • Coke Bust – Confined (short and pissed of powerviolence highlight)
  • FJØRT – Demontage (the post-hardcore-newcomer)
  • Moose Blood – Moving Home (“Something to write home about” of 2013)
  • Paint it black – Invisible (hardcore-punk as pure and rough as it gets)
  • Svffer – s/t (they are going to be sooo big in 2014)
  • Disembarked – I do nothing but regret the that I left (rad screamo from sweden)
  • Shirokuma – s/t (very energetic mix of screamo and emo)
  • Hesitations Wounds – s/t (jeremy bolm does it again. cool hardcore)
  • Capsize – Live A Burden, Die A Curse (modern hardcore par excellence)
  • Rant – Untitled (Awesome crust-violence punk from Trier)
  • Cloakroom – Infinity (dreamy and beautiful indie/punk/post-whatever with members of Grown Ups)

Split’s

  • Yachten/Eklat
  • Pianos/Touche
  • Captain Planet/ClickClickDecker
  • Saddest Landscape/My Ficition
  • Lyanthrophy/Blood I Bleed
  • SixBrewBantha/Water Torture
  • Young and in the way/Withdrawal
  • The Story So Far/Stick To Your Guns
  • Abest/Absolutist

Live-Albums

  • The Elijah – Live at the Underground
  • Nils Frahm – Spaces
  • Maybeshewill

Songs

  • Gaslight Anthem – Halloween
  • Bummer – A Flame & A Breeze
  • Old Gray – I Still Remember Who I Was Last Summer
  • Paper Arms – Tanks of Dust
  • Nails – Wide Open Wound
  • Close Your Eyes – Kings of John Payne
  • Counterparts – Compass
  • Dave Hause – We Could Be Kings
  • Herrenmagazin – Pelikan
  • Eklat – 2225
  • Citizen – Roam The Room
  • Captain Planet – Möshle
  • Ruined Families – To New Parents
  • Moose Blood – Boston and Bukowski
  • Deafheaven – Sunbather
  • CHVRCHES – The Mother We Share
  • Defeater – Hopeless Again
  • The Winter Passing – Crooks
  • Modern Life Is War – Media Cunt
  • A Fire Inside – Deep Slow Panic
  • Shai Hulud – Reach Beyond The Sun
  • Biffy Clyro – Different People
  • Jimmy Eat World – Book Of Love
  • …and so much more

Concerts

  • Finch @ O2 Brixton
  • Funeral for a friend @ Bi Nuu Berlin
  • Light Bearer @ Kastanienkeller Berlin
  • Jungbluth and June Paik @ CMAR Fest
  • Hans Unstern @ MELT Fest
  • Full of Hell @ Cassio Berlin
  • Magrudergrind and Coke Bust @ Cassio Berlin
  • Remission and Holy @ Oetinger Villa Darmstadt
  • O (Kreis) @ Deaf Row Fest
  • The Elijah @ Magnet Berlin

Now it’s your turn. What are your favourites of 2013?

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One Response to “Me, I’m a tomb, a corpse in a suit, trying to look a little alive” – End of the Year – List 2013

  1. Alessandro says:

    Schöne Liste, auf der ich viel unterschreiben würde. Danke für die Erwähnung von Paint it Black, die gehen hierzulande immer etwas unter, hab ich das Gefühl… ansonsten, ja, 2013 sind grad in diesem Screamo/Emo/Postcore-Sumpf unheimlich viel gute Platten rausgekommen, da kann man fast den Überblick verlieren…

    Meine Liste folgt dann nach Weihnachten!

    Grüße
    Alessandro

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