Top Ten Lists - 1993



  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. Cynic Focus
  4. Paradise Lost Icon
  5. Morbid Angel Covenant
  6. Anthrax Sound Of White Noise
  7. Type O Negative Bloody Kisses
  8. Entombed Wolverine Blues
  9. Mercyful Fate In The Shadows
  10. Tool Undertow

  11. Carcass Heartwork
  12. Savatage Edge Of Thorns
  13. Metal Church Hanging In The Balance
  14. Dissection The Somberlain
  15. Edge Of Sanity The Spectral Sorrows
  16. Motorhead Bastards
  17. Coroner Grin
  18. Fight War Of Words
  19. Nirvana In Utero
  20. My Dying Bride (EP) The Thrash Of Naked Limbs
  21. Katatonia Dance Of December Souls
  22. Life Of Agony River Runs Red
  23. Anacrusis Screams And Whispers
  24. Slayer Decade Of Aggression
  25. Cathedral The Ethereal Mirror
  26. Anathema Serenades
  27. Pestilence Spheres
  28. Thought Industry Mods Carve The Pig
  29. Dark Tranquillity Skydancer
  30. Crowbar Crowbar
  31. Dream Theater Live At The Marquee
  32. Monster Magnet Superjudge
  33. Viper (EP) Viperia Sapiens
  34. Overkill I Hear Black
  35. Clutch Transnational Speedway League
  36. The Gathering Almost A Dance
  37. Angra Angels Cry
  38. Burzum (EP) Aske
  39. Annihilator Set The World On Fire
  40. Mind Over Four Half Way Down
  41. Iron Maiden A Real Dead One
  42. Galactic Cowboys Space In Your Face
  43. Ozzy Osbourne Live & Loud
  44. Clawfinger Deaf Dumb Blind
  45. Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge
  46. Testament (EP) Return To The Apocalyptic City
  47. Unleashed Across The Open Sea
  48. The Organization The Organization
  49. Sacrifice Apocalypse Inside
  50. Cancer Death Shall Rise
  51. Memento Mori Rhymes Of Lunacy
  52. Konkhra Sexual Affective Disorder
  53. Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
  54. Amorphis (EP) Privilege Of Evil
  55. Conception Parallel Minds
  56. Damn The Machine Damn The Machine
  57. Alice In Chains (EP) Jar Of Flies
  58. Neurosis Enemy Of The Sun
  59. Skyclad (EP) Thinking Allowed
  60. Threshold Wounded Land
  61. Sentenced (EP) The Trooper
  62. Atheist Elements
  63. Sigh Scorn Defeat
  64. Rush Counterparts
  65. Obliveon Nemesis
  66. Cemetary Godless Beauty
  67. Primus Pork Soda
  68. Gamma Ray Insanity And Genius
  69. Therion Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas
  70. Paw Dragline
  71. Believer Dimensions
  72. Desultory Into Eternity
  73. Morgana Lefay Secret Doctrine
  74. Celestial Season Forever Scarlet Passion
  75. Voivod The Outer Limits

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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