The Best Metal Album category for the 3rd Annual Loudwire Music Awards boasted some incredibly tough competition. Metal gods such as Black Sabbath and Motorhead were in contention for a win, as were new-school critical darlings like the Ocean and Ghost. However, the fans have voted, and Bring Me the Horizon's 'Sempiternal' has been named the Best Metal Album of 2013 by the fans.

Bring Me the Horizon converted many naysayers with 'Sempiternal,' while keeping a tight grip on their very large and passionate fan base. The UK act took a chance with the album, throwing electronic elements into 'Sempiternal' along with other characteristics not usually associated with metalcore. The result is an epic work that stood out among the bevy of great metal albums released in 2013.

Congrats to Bring Me the Horizon for winning Best Metal Album of 2013!

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