Jump to content

Best modern rock discs of 2013?


Geoff
 Share

Recommended Posts

Anyone getting any joy out of modern rock in 2013, or has the ship sailed for everyone here? Usually my picks are just up in the mix with my other favourite CDs of the year, but this year the entire top half is basically dominated by "non-modern" discs. So yeah, just thought I'd do a separate list of what's working for me in modern rock in 2013:


1. Jonas & The Massive Attraction - Live Out Loud

2. Mest - Not What You Expected

3. A Day To Remember - Common Courtesy

4. Escape The Fate - Ungrateful

5. Neverstore - Neverstore

6. We Came As Romans - Tracing Back Roots

7. Colton Dixon - A Messenger

8. New Device - Here We Stand

9. Heaven's Basement - Filthy Empire

10. Conditions - Full Of War


11. Sleeping With Sirens - Feel

12. A Life Divided - The Great Escape

13. These Hearts - Yours To Take

14. Emphatic - Another Life

15. Asking Alexandria - From Death To Destiny

16. Hawthorne Heights - Zero

17. Last Day Before Holiday - Fighting The Hard Times

18. Falling In Reverse - Fashionably Late

19. Black Veil Brides - Wretched & Divine

20. Coldrain - The Revelation


Really loving the new Mest disc. After going out with a bang 8 years ago, with the excellent 'Photographs' CD, I have honestly thought of them through the years, wondering what could have been if they kept at it. Fast forward 8 years, after a break up and reunion, and they finally release their next disc, which is everything 'Photographs' promised this band had to offer. Really nice disc. A few picks:








A Day To Remember also return with another deadset winner. I know Tim (2) and I have both championed this band for a long time, and I would be interested to hear his thoughts on this one, as screams are all but gone and there are some very light almost AOR moments on this one. Lightest album yet, but another deadset killer.






Despite their lower standing on the list, I also really dig the Sleeping With Sirens and We Came As Romans discs. Some good discs on this list for sure, imo.


Anyone got any good ones I've missed? Where the frig is Waltham at???!!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Degreed is modern isnt it? That a good disc. My fav on yr list is Heavens Basement - not really modern though just a very cool hard rock disc.

 

Daughtry should be good.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Is Degreed considered modern, is it? Ha, I don't know, mate. I wouldn't have thought so personally, but if so, I think it'd be 2nd on my list. It is a great disc. Yeah, I'm looking forward to Daughtry too.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm really enjoying Emphatic's "Another Life". This has been the only new release this year that I thought was worth the wait.

 

I'm also really liking Pistol Day Parade - Burn. That's probably my pick for the best of this year. Check it out, if you haven't heard it yet.

 

 

 

Jonas & The Massive Attraction is good, but I haven't heard some of the others on your list. I'll give a listen.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 1 month later...

I'm confused what Modern means as well then. Why would Heaven's Basement be 'modern'?

 

The kids described it as old Daddy music so young people see it as old!

 

 

 

 

 

Its not modern. Just a great hard rock disc
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

I'm really enjoying Emphatic's "Another Life". This has been the only new release this year that I thought was worth the wait.

 

I'm also really liking Pistol Day Parade - Burn. That's probably my pick for the best of this year. Check it out, if you haven't heard it yet.

 

 

 

Jonas & The Massive Attraction is good, but I haven't heard some of the others on your list. I'll give a listen.

 

Thanks for the tips. I enjoy the Emphatic one too, but as per my list it was a little down the ladder for me personally. I want to check out Pistol Day Parade, but that 'Burn' album seems a little tricky to obtain. I'll work at it and see how I go.

 

As I noted in another thread, a must check out release in modern rock is an EP called 'My Heavy' by Thief Club (Hit The Lights' lead singer side-project).

 

If I redid my list, I think A Day To Remember would be on top, I think. Killer disc, is 'Common Courtesy.'

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Another killer disc I heard just at the end of the year, is the new one from Kids In Glass Houses - 'Peace.' Odd band, this one. Their debut sucks balls, and then in 2010 they surprised the shit out of me with a modern rock "classic" (imo) in 'Dirt.' Then, on a massive high, they served me one of the biggest disappointments of 2011 with 'In Gold Blood.' I'll be honest and say I basically wrote them off as a one hit wonder, and thought that they had a single stab at commercial success with 'Dirt' and that was it.

 

So blacken my balls with your tickle slaps, if they didn't come back in 2013 and release a killer disc which is not that far off in the quality of 'Dirt.' It's delicious from the start, with some amazing hooks - killer tunes. But the end of this disc is just a piece of delight. Absolutely love it. Check out some of the tunes here:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bnnslkib7I

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDCE6Gr3ck

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-XEKJfk_CA#t=12

 

Track List:

1. Peace
2. Drive
3. Set Me Free
4. VIP
5. Novocaine
6. Stormchasers
7. Runaways
9. Black Cloud
10. Nightcrawler
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Novocaine is great man, but the rest two are just average, well guess this year has nothing like last year's DESTINE huh ?

 

You think 'Black cloud' is average? And even the opener, 'Peace?' Wow mate, I love those tunes. Such massive hooks.

 

Probably nothing as good as Destine this year, but honestly, the A Day To Remember disc gets close.

 

Oh, and Mest. Why is everyone not digging the shit out of that one? 'Not what you expected' by Mest is one of my favourite albums of the year. Digital only, I fear.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • My Little Pony

 

Novocaine is great man, but the rest two are just average, well guess this year has nothing like last year's DESTINE huh ?

 

You think 'Black cloud' is average? And even the opener, 'Peace?' Wow mate, I love those tunes. Such massive hooks.

 

Probably nothing as good as Destine this year, but honestly, the A Day To Remember disc gets close.

 

Oh, and Mest. Why is everyone not digging the shit out of that one? 'Not what you expected' by Mest is one of my favourite albums of the year. Digital only, I fear.

 

 

Meh. Mest didn't really tickle my balls. Not like Jonas and the Massive Attraction.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Holy shit!! "Novocaine" is just a cracking tune. "Black Cloud" is very good too but "Peace" was just average. And to answer the Mest question, some songs are just kick ass and some are just average. So on a whole I would have to say that Mest is just OK. I do think that they have the chops to put it all together and release a classic at some point.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

The reason nothing has touched Destine is cos that album (and the debut come to that) is one of the best modern albums in the last ten years. Melodic perfection from start to finish.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I'm really enjoying Emphatic's "Another Life". This has been the only new release this year that I thought was worth the wait.

 

I'm also really liking Pistol Day Parade - Burn. That's probably my pick for the best of this year. Check it out, if you haven't heard it yet.

 

 

 

Jonas & The Massive Attraction is good, but I haven't heard some of the others on your list. I'll give a listen.

 

Holy shit, mate, I haven't been able to get a grasp on the new disc... yet, but I got my hands on 'A New Life' from last year, from Pistol Day Parade, and I really like these guys. Really average opener, but some cracking modern melodic hard rock on there. Very promising band and if the debut was that impressive, I think this new one this year could be great! Must get my ears on it.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 

I'm really enjoying Emphatic's "Another Life". This has been the only new release this year that I thought was worth the wait.

 

I'm also really liking Pistol Day Parade - Burn. That's probably my pick for the best of this year. Check it out, if you haven't heard it yet.

 

 

 

Jonas & The Massive Attraction is good, but I haven't heard some of the others on your list. I'll give a listen.

 

Holy shit, mate, I haven't been able to get a grasp on the new disc... yet, but I got my hands on 'A New Life' from last year, from Pistol Day Parade, and I really like these guys. Really average opener, but some cracking modern melodic hard rock on there. Very promising band and if the debut was that impressive, I think this new one this year could be great! Must get my ears on it.

 

 

Haha, okay, so just looking at the track list, it's the same album! ;) Oh well, comments stand - very nice disc.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 months later...

 

 

I'm really enjoying Emphatic's "Another Life". This has been the only new release this year that I thought was worth the wait.

 

I'm also really liking Pistol Day Parade - Burn. That's probably my pick for the best of this year. Check it out, if you haven't heard it yet.

 

 

Jonas & The Massive Attraction is good, but I haven't heard some of the others on your list. I'll give a listen.

 

Holy shit, mate, I haven't been able to get a grasp on the new disc... yet, but I got my hands on 'A New Life' from last year, from Pistol Day Parade, and I really like these guys. Really average opener, but some cracking modern melodic hard rock on there. Very promising band and if the debut was that impressive, I think this new one this year could be great! Must get my ears on it.

 

 

Haha, okay, so just looking at the track list, it's the same album! ;) Oh well, comments stand - very nice disc.

 

Yeah, It's pretty much the same thing with "High" being the only new track.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

  • 2021 HH Donation Drive

    Please support Heavy Harmonies! The donations goal is the out-of-pocket expenses to run the main site and this board for calendar year 2021.



    76% of donation goal reached.
    Donate Sidebar by DevFuse
  • Posts

    • Same for me.  I thought the first single was decent but nothing else grabbed me. 
    • New lyric video for 'Save Us From Ourselves'.    
    • 'Hail To The Heroes' out February 11th. New video for 'Primeval Desire'.    
    • Battlegod Productions. Although I ordered directly from the bands website...The band messsaged to say they were waiting for payment to clear after it was received, then messaged to say they had received payment about 2 weeks later...still waiting on it actually being sent...ah well
    • That's actually a pretty cool song. Better than his previous bands for sure. I gotta agree with Auslander, though. Something a bit off-putting about those backing vocals. Some are nice, but particularly the ones at the start of the chorus are, as I said, "off-putting."  I've had lukewarm reactions to backing vocals in the past, though, and sometimes I get past it. Hopefully this is one of those occasions?
    • I have been summoned. #1 - plods along and goes absolutely nowhere. Sorry, no cup of seme- uh, tea. #2 - certainly a bit more lively that the first one. Not bad, but it's very, very basic stuff. Okay tune. #3 - yeah, sadly just not my thing. As weak as, if not weaker than the first track.  Sorry cob, I think it's going to have to be a pass from me.  
    • Yeah, I do agree and I don't want people to get me wrong. I'm not a defund the police type or anything like that. My respect for the police is at the lowest it has been in my entire life, but I hope it is something that can be restored in time... though the longer this all goes on, the less hope I have at all for a future worth looking forward to. But that's another story.  I do have some regard for police officers "just following orders" but I've seen and heard way too much to have too much sympathy. And I agree that it is the policy makers that I despise most of all, but I'd have liked to have seen some sort of resistance from the police in all of this. It's been my biggest issue through the whole thing. In the media, government and the police force, there are so few voices (and definitely no significant voices) opposing the ridiculous nature of what has happened over the last two years and is still ongoing.  I don't understand it all, but are the police part of the government, or is there some separation there? If you're given absolutely absurd rules to enforce, I would like to see opposition to it. And as I do with everything, I think what I would do in their situation. If I was a police officer, and I had a family to feed, what would I do? Would I stand outside a grocery store and fine a couple who removed their masks as they walked out the store? Sure as all fuckery, I would not. I've been asked by several officers throughout the last couple of years to put my mask on before a fine was issued, so I'm 100%, definitely not just painting all police with the same brush. I know there's exceptions to every rule. But for any officer who's first instinct was to fine for mask breaches, or insane area restrictions or any of the entirely petty, pathetic laws we've had to endure over the last couple of years, for them I have no respect whatsoever. Even if you're put in the terrible situation they've been put in, there's still a way you can handle it, and a lot of the ways I've seen and heard it handled is not something I can respect.  Anyway, I watched a cool video today. It's as if this guy took every thought I've had on the whole pandemic and said it in proper, intelligent words. If I wasn't as dumb as a wooden post these are the words I'd be saying-  
×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.