‘Happy Newyear’ from ‘The Metal Resource’, Staff Picks: The Top 10 Best Albums of 2023


First of all, Happy Newyear, wishing you all a healthy, blessed and prosperous 2024

Thanks for your support over the past year, we really appreciate that. The past year has brought us many nice new releases, new bands and fortunately again nice concerts / festivals. We expect 2024 to be even better!

Anyway, a little bit later then expected: But we are having each staff member of our team list their choices for The Top 10 Best Albums Of 2023 (In no particular order).


Hrada – Mirrorland
The Defiant – If We’re Really Being Honest
Serenity – Nemesis AD
HolyName – HolyName
Wytch Hazel – IV: Sacrament
Luteøks – Barely True Norwegian Black Metal
Signum Regis – Undivided
Metallica – 72 Seasons
Fathomage – Autumn’s Dawn, Winter’s Darkness
Burial Extraction – A Shadow of Things to Come



I haven’t been listening to a lot of metal this year, mostly lullabies and classical music. But for the ones I did listen, below is my list In no particular order…

Sacrificium – Oblivion
Yossi Sassi & The Oriental Rock Orchestra– Prediluvian
Katatonia – Sky void of Stars
Tesseract – War of Being
Ghost – Phantomime
Dethklok-Dethalbum IV
Inflames -Foregone 
Born Through Fire – Purify And Refine
Periphery- Periphery V
Metallica – 72 Seasons



In no order…

– Butcher Babies – ‘Til the World’s Blind
– ⁠A Hill to Die Upon – -The Black Nativity
– ⁠Iron Savior – Firestar
– ⁠1863 – 1863
– ⁠Adorned Graves – The Earth Hath Opened Her Mouth
– ⁠Ritual Servant – Albus Mendacium
– ⁠Luteoks- Barely True Norwegian Black Metal
– ⁠Walking in Darkness – Leaves Rolling in Time
– ⁠Metallica – 72 Seasons
– ⁠Diviner – Avaton



Dreamyth – Aletheia
Neal Morse – The Dreamer, Joseph pt. 1
HolyName – Selftitled
Testimony of Apocalypse – The Offering
Extol – Labyrinth of Ill/Exigency
Theocracy – Mosaic
Amorphis – Queen of Time (live at Tavastia)
Orphaned Land – A Heaven You May Create
Conspiracy Music Guru – Black Sheep
Gloryhammer – Return to the Kingdom of Fife


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