The Year In Review: 1993

Readers' Top Albums of 1993

1. Sepultura
Chaos A.D.
  1. Death Individual Thought Patterns
  2. Cynic Focus
  3. Paradise Lost Icon
  4. Morbid Angel Covenant
  5. Anthrax Sound Of White Noise
  6. Type O Negative Bloody Kisses
  7. Entombed Wolverine Blues
  8. Mercyful Fate In The Shadows
  9. Tool Undertow
  1. Carcass Heartwork
  2. Savatage Edge Of Thorns
  3. Metal Church Hanging In The Balance
  4. Dissection The Somberlain
  5. Edge Of Sanity The Spectral Sorrows
  6. Motorhead Bastards
  7. Coroner Grin
  8. Fight War Of Words
  9. Nirvana In Utero
  10. My Dying Bride The Thrash Of Naked Limbs
  11. Katatonia Dance Of December Souls
  12. Life Of Agony River Runs Red
  13. Anacrusis Screams And Whispers
  14. Slayer Decade Of Aggression
  15. Cathedral The Ethereal Mirror
  1. Anathema Serenades
  2. Pestilence Spheres
  3. Thought Industry Mods Carve The Pig
  4. Dark Tranquillity Skydancer
  5. Crowbar Crowbar
  6. Dream Theater Live At The Marquee
  7. Monster Magnet Superjudge
  8. Viper Viperia Sapiens
  9. Overkill I Hear Black
  10. Clutch Transnational Speedway League
  11. The Gathering Almost A Dance
  12. Angra Angels Cry
  13. Burzum Aske
  14. Annihilator Set The World On Fire
  15. Mind Over Four Half Way Down
  16. Iron Maiden A Real Dead One
  17. Galactic Cowboys Space In Your Face
  18. Ozzy Osbourne Live & Loud
  19. Clawfinger Deaf Dumb Blind
  20. Metallica Live Shit: Binge & Purge
  21. Testament Return To The Apocalyptic City
  22. Unleashed Across The Open Sea
  23. The Organization The Organization
  24. Sacrifice Apocalypse Inside
  25. Cancer Death Shall Rise
  26. Memento Mori Rhymes Of Lunacy
  27. Konkhra Sexual Affective Disorder
  28. Mayhem De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas
  29. Amorphis Privilege Of Evil
  30. Conception Parallel Minds
  31. Damn The Machine Damn The Machine
  32. Alice In Chains Jar Of Flies
  33. Neurosis Enemy Of The Sun
  34. Skyclad Thinking Allowed
  35. Threshold Wounded Land
  36. Sentenced The Trooper
  37. Atheist Elements
  38. Sigh Scorn Defeat
  39. Rush Counterparts
  40. Obliveon Nemesis
  41. Cemetary Godless Beauty
  42. Primus Pork Soda
  43. Gamma Ray Insanity And Genius
  44. Therion Symphony Masses: Ho Drakon Ho Megas
  45. Paw Dragline
  46. Believer Dimensions
  47. Desultory Into Eternity
  48. Morgana Lefay Secret Doctrine
  49. Celestial Season Forever Scarlet Passion
  50. Voivod The Outer Limits

BNR Top Albums of 1993

1. The God Machine
Scenes From The Second Storey
  1. Coroner Grin
  2. Anacrusis Screams And Whispers
  3. Thought Industry Mods Carve The Pig
  4. Neurosis Enemy Of The Sun
  5. Primus Pork Soda
  6. Grotus Slow Motion Apocalypse
  7. Zeni Geva Desire For Agony
  8. The Beyond Chasm
  9. Pitchshifter Desensitized

In Memoriam

  • Øystein Aarseth (Mayhem) murdered
  • Fabio Cappanera (Strana Officina) car accident
  • Roberto Cappanera (Strana Officina) car accident
  • Ray Gillen (Badlands) died of AIDS complications
  • Criss Oliva (Savatage) car accident, age 30
  • Jeff Ward (Lard) suicide, age 30
  • Michael Wulf (Sodom) motorcycle accident, age 25

Top Albums By Country

Country '93 % '92 % % Chg
USA 41.3 57.3 -16.0
Sweden 16.0 6.7 +9.3
Finland 2.7 1.3 +1.4
England 14.7 18.7 -4.0
Brazil 4.0 0.0 +4.0
Canada 6.7 1.3 +5.4
Switzerland 1.3 1.3 +0.0
Norway 4.0 0.0 +4.0
Germany 1.3 4.0 -2.7
Netherlands 4.0 4.0 +0.0
Japan 1.3 1.3 +0.0
Denmark 2.7 1.3 +1.4

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