Metal Injection's Top 20 Albums Of 2023

Metal Injection's Top 20 Albums Of 2023

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19.

April 28, 2023
Critic Score
88
5 reviews

Air Not Meant For Us is a masterpiece of modern melodic death metal, plain and simple.

18.

September 15, 2023
Critic Score
85
3 reviews

15.

August 18, 2023
Critic Score
86
9 reviews

It’s the ever-so-apparent musicianship and obvious close study of metal that seems to allow this foursome to give us nine tracks of brilliance. Even with all the influences you can clearly hear in Ontological Mysterium, it’s hard to say this record is like anything else out there.

13.

March 3, 2023
Critic Score
82
9 reviews
If more groups follow their creative example, all of metal will benefit.

12.

September 22, 2023
Critic Score
80
9 reviews
Across the album's 10 tracks, there's a constant feeling like you've just been electrocuted, but in a good way. Like in a way that doesn't kill you … if that makes sense. This is what you come to Cannibal Corpse to experience, along with Corpsegrinder's head-banging.

11.

January 20, 2023
Critic Score
84
8 reviews

If you evaluate each song individually on their musical merits, they are all excellent. But what Katatonia has always been able to do ... is to also build an emotional connection and resonance in their songs that has an exponential effect, making for a sum greater than its parts.

10.

April 14, 2023
Critic Score
74
28 reviews

What you're getting is a band that knows how to write a riff, knows how to write a song, is clearly open to new things this far into their career, and is having a great time doing it. 72 Seasons is worth your time, and is a worth entry into the band's legendary catalog.

7.

Avatar - Dance Devil Dance
February 17, 2023
Critic Score
70
5 reviews

Dance Devil Dance is a bold experiment that comes back with mixed results.

6.

March 17, 2023
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

5.

May 19, 2023
Critic Score
70
15 reviews

Take Me Back to Eden largely feels like a collection of generic compositions that—despite having some Sleep Token sheen—could've been created by any number of other artists.

4.

February 10, 2023
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
In Flames seems to be on the verge of starting another new chapter. Though that's par for the course when dealing with one of heavy metal's most influential bands.

2.

Insomnium - Anno 1696
February 24, 2023
Critic Score
82
7 reviews

Beyond being an essential entry into Insomnium's catalog, Anno 1696 is a highpoint of modern Finnish melodic death metal as a whole.

1.

May 12, 2023
Critic Score
88
7 reviews
It's another absolutely stellar release from these guys with lyrics and themes that represent the apex of today's extreme music.
Original Source: https://metalinjection.net/lists/best-of-2023/metal-injections-top-20-albums-of-2023
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2mo
This list is rough.
2mo
how is an album you gave a 6.5 your fifth best of the year
2mo
Big yikes
2mo
Also Chaos Horrific > 72 Seasons
2mo
The description for Take Me Back To Eden really really doesn't fit
2mo
Cattle Decap best metal band of the year!
2mo
Terrasite in first place.... I'm gagging...
2mo
A7X over Metallica is crazy
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