We're barely two months into the year, but already several albums destined for "Best of 2013" status have already been released. Hopefully the steady stream of quality releases will continue. This month was outstanding, with at least the top three albums worthy of the top slot in most other months. It came down to Darkthrone and Portal, and by the narrowest of margins the Norwegians edged the Aussies for February's best new metal album. Check out our complete list.
(CD cover courtesy Peaceville Records)