20 Best Metal Albums of 2013

The year's wildest, smartest, most intense heavy music

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SubRosa, 'More Constant Than the Gods'
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11. SubRosa, 'More Constant Than the Gods'

Who knew Salt Lake City was capable of such dynamic, doomy magnificence? Three women and two men blend guitar-bass-drums with dueling violins and everyone contributes equally to the ritual. There are chamber music flourishes somewhere in there, as well as folky frames on which to hang the riffs, but Rebecca Vernon's plainsong vocals are as striking as the destruction they're buried in.

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