Top Ten Lists - 1993

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  1. The God Machine Scenes From The Second Storey
  2. Coroner Grin
  3. Anacrusis Screams And Whispers
  4. Thought Industry Mods Carve The Pig
  5. Neurosis Enemy Of The Sun
  6. Primus Pork Soda
  7. Grotus Slow Motion Apocalypse
  8. Zeni Geva Desire For Agony
  9. The Beyond Chasm
  10. Pitchshifter Desensitized
  1. Sepultura Chaos A.D.
  2. Death Individual Thought Patterns
  3. Anthrax Sound Of White Noise
  4. Morbid Angel Covenant
  5. Paradise Lost Icon
  6. Cynic Focus
  7. Type O Negative Bloody Kisses
  8. Tool Undertow
  9. Savatage Edge Of Thorns
  10. Entombed Wolverine Blues

Something about the quirky band known as The God Machine struck a chord with me. Scenes From The Second Storey was the very first album I bought in 1993, with practically no prior knowledge of the band, but it has stood the test of time. Overall, this isn't a great year, with the second five bands a bit on the weak side compared to other years.

With five or six bands here being either full-on death metal bands or at least with significant death influences, 1993 seems to herald the peak of the death metal genre. Cynic's only album, an underground gem, gets its somewhat surprising (though definitely deserved) due.

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