Although we've released all of our lists of the 10 Best Rock Songs and 10 Best Metal Songs of 2013, there are still a lot more artists that deserve recognition for their work this year. In this list, we delve into the underground and shine our spotlight onto 10 Awesome Rock + Metal Songs You May Have Missed in 2013.
The rock lifestyle isn't all just sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. Countless musicians use their celebrity status as a platform to reach out and help those in need. Those lucky enough to make a living off of being in a band often give back via charities they create or support.
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
We're all guilty of singing in the car and trying to emulate our heroes, but more often than not we ultimately fall flat in our idol worship. Every once in a while, a singer will pop up who does such a convincing job at paying homage to their favorite singer that they wind up sounding just like them. While we all consider singers like Bruce Dickinson and Rob Halford irreplaceable, some singers show us that if they swapped places in the studio, a huge number of people might not have ever known.
Ah, the excesses of the rock 'n' roll lifestyle. Alcohol and rock have a long history together, creating some of the genre's most infamous moments. After party stories are of legend and we still don't even know a great deal about what went on every night when the bands got off stage. That's not what we're here to talk about though.