With one or two possible late-arriving exceptions, our 2013 edition of Listmania has finally drawn to a close. Or to put it differently, since we’re halfway through 2014′s first month, I decided it was time to compile this wrap this up.
Our 2013 series of lists proved to be another extensive one — in fact, the biggest one in four-year history: We published more than 50 lists with accompanying commentary. Some of these were lists that appeared at other “big platform” web sites or magazines — places with large audiences, many of which cover musical genres well beyond metal. We also published our own staff lists, of course. But the largest group of list posts came from guest writers — NCS readers, band members, and fellow bloggers/writers. Plus, we also received many lists in reader comments on THIS POST.
In this article I’m collecting links to all of the 2013 list posts that we published. For people who are looking for the best metal that 2013 had to offer, these lists provide a tremendous resource.
Thanks again to everyone who contributed to 2013 Listmania and to everyone who made time to read what we pulled together.
Within each category, the linked posts are organized in their order of appearance. If we do post any additional lists, they will be added here.
MAGAZINES / “BIG PLATFORM” SITES
Chris Ojeda (Byzantine)
Guðmundur Óli Pálmason (Sólstafir)
Aaron Edge (Lumbar)
Chris Grigg (Woe)
Alex Rise (Tyrant of Death, Psychotic Pulse)
Jacobo Cordova (Majestic Downfall, Zombiefication)
Jesse Zuretti (The Binary Code)
“B” (Station Dysthymia)
Austin Lunn (Panopticon, Seidr)
Sean Golyer (Oak Pantheon)
MiQe Löfberg (In-Quest)
Johan Huldtgren (Obitus)
Topon Das (Fuck the Facts)
Gronk! (A Band of Orcs)
Fredrik Huldtgren (Canopy, Kaos Vortex)
William Smith (Artificial Brain)
OTHER GUEST CONTRIBUTORS