Andy’s Favourite Albums of 2013
To help get you over hump day is today’s list in our series of staff Favourite Albums. It’s chock-full of some heavy hitting and energetic releases from our resident metal-head Andy Hawke, A&R staffer at MapleMusic Recordings & Fontana North.
10. Mandroid Echostar – Citadels EP 9. Soilwork – The Living Infinite 8. Zerbin – Touch EP
7. Classified – Classified 6. Maestro Fresh Wes – Orchestrated Noise 5. Wilson – Full Blast Fuckery
4. The Cat Empire – Steal The Light 3. A Day To Remember – Common Courtesy 2. Tech N9Ne – Something Else
1. letlive. – The Blackest Beautiful
“When I tell people about letlive. I start with “think Refused meets Dillinger Escape Plan meets Rage Against The Machine.” The music is very melodic and groove-laden, combined with off-the-wall chaoticness that embodies their “why should I care?” thrash rock attitude. Maniacal frontman Jason Aalon Butler is a profound lyricist with cut-throat delivery on this record. This is a band you absolutely MUST see perform live.” – Andy Hawke