The first decade of the 2000s is still pretty fresh in everyone's minds as we were bombarded by a wealth of different stylings in heavy metal. Nu-metal and alternative metal dominated the earlier part of the decade, metalcore in the mid half, and an array of genres in the later half. It was a decade where simplicity and technicality both reached respective heights with bands ranging from Godsmack to Necrophagist. Regardless of their differences, these bands managed to churn out some timeless riffs.
Insane Clown Posse have some … well … "unique" fans. But honestly, very few acts can claim such a passionate and dedicated fan base. Whether at an ICP show or the 'Gathering of the Juggalos,' the Insane Clown Posse family comes out in droves, dressed as clowns much like their idols Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope. Unsurprisingly, this phenomenon produces a lot of "fails," which we present to you right now!
The video format is still alive and well in 2013, and a number of top rockers used it to the best of their ability to further the promotion of their music. Some acts went to great lengths with their clips, turning things over to directors to create elaborate animated videos. Others went the more traditional format with a full-on narrative to deliver their message.
The music video used to be the most crucial medium for a band to gain exposure back when the M in MTV stood for "music." Today, we live in a world full of lyric videos and the typical clips of bands playing in an empty warehouse with no amps to be seen. However, each year some bands rise to the occasion and create some visually stunning and entertaining music videos that make us remember why this medium is still so much fun!
So, what are the 10 Best Rock Albums of 2013? We offer our humble opinion with a list that includes a handful of acts who took a long time between albums, but returned in a big way this year. Patience paid off for fans of such veteran bands as Queens of the Stone Age and Alice in Chains, as both of those acts released stellar discs in 2013
A multitude of metal bands deserve recognition for their achievements in 2013, but now's the time to narrow it down to a Top 10! Who made the cut? These are our picks for the 10 Best Metal Albums of 2013.
The best rock songs of 2013 come from a diverse group of artists, with several veteran acts taking the spotlight this year. Bands like Alice in Chains, Korn, AFI and Bad Religion all proved that they're still thriving after 20-plus years in the game
The best metal songs of 2013 display how wide-ranging the genre has become. While all of the tunes fit within the metal universe, several of these bands are vastly different from one another. After much debate, we've compiled our list of the 10 Best Metal Songs of 2013, which features songs from veteran metal pioneers, extreme metal mavens, metalcore heroes, experimental acts and much more
The hard rock / metal world keeps separate from the world of pop music -- for the most part. But what if the two worlds collided? The result can be an odd mix. Here, we've come up with 10 awesomely awkward supergroups