Well, here it is. The end of 2013. That means that every website devoted to gaming, music and movies is dropping their Top Ten lists of the year. Well, I am not doing a Top Ten list for all of these categories. The reasoning? I am a simple man who does not get to see, hear, and play everything that releases. I work two jobs and have a three year old. In other words, I simply do not have time to see, hear, or play everything I want to. In fact, I cannot maintain this site as well as I’d like. I’m sure you all understand.
So, basically, here is what I am going to do. I am going to post my favorite film, game, and CD with a runner-up or two. Just keep in mind, these are my favorites of what I have seen. I have missed more than I have seen, so this is by no means comprehensive. These are just the favorites of what I had the pleasure of imbibing. Let’s get on with it, shall we?
BIZZAM!! Metal of the Year!
Yep, this is my favorite CD of the year. It was a tough call and I really had to think about it. Honestly, this and the runner-up are both great albums and worth you picking up. I finally ended going with this CD simply because I am a huge fan of Type O Negative and this album really made me feel like I was listening to them again. Don’t misunderstand. That is a good thing. Read my review here.
As a new band releasing their first studio album, I didn’t expect much from this disc. What I heard blew me away. This is quite simply an astonishing first album and is going to be incredibly difficult album to follow up. Good luck, guys. . .I will be waiting with bated breath for the next album, though. Now, the big question? Why is this not getting massive radio play? Read my review here. Read my interview with the guys here.
Yes, I know this released last year. It is so good, though, that it has maintained serious play all this year. I have always sort of liked Stone Sour. I just felt that they never reached their full potential while searching for radio play. This album has finally shown what they can do while still creating a radio friendly Slipknot-lite album. Wonderful album. I still need to check out the second one, though.
Dishonorable Mention #1
This album broke my heart. Avenged Sevenfold have been one of those bands that have consistently released good music. Until this album, that is. Don’t be fooled by the radio singles. They are the only 2 tracks that are halfway decent. I know a lot of people dig this album. I am not one of them. Very disappointed.
Dishonorable Mention # 2
I was really looking forward to this album. I was very curious to see what Joey Jordison (formerly of Slipknot) and Rhys Fulber (producer and former programmer of Fear Factory) had been up to. Well, the album fell flat. Yes, the music is good, but the singer and lyrics leave a lot to be desired. I was extremely disappointed in this album. Let’s hope focusing on Scar the Martyr was not the reason Joey Jordison left Slipknot . . .
That’s it for the music section, folks. Stay tuned for my gaming picks tomorrow!
- BIZZAM!! Picks of 2013: Part 1- The Films!! (bizzammovienews.com)