In our first look at the top metal releases of 2013, we checked out oddities from rock-infused sludge mongers to groundbreaking shoegazing black metal. We enjoyed a comforting reminder that Motörhead will always be Motörhead, and weighed down our souls with the sonic violence of Nails and Exhumed. If 2013's heavy offerings have been anything, they've been eclectic.
In part two, we find ourselves running rampant through the sub-genre circus, enjoying greatness across the board. Join us, won't you?
See also: Top 10 Metal Albums of 2013: Part 1