WHAT WERE MY FAVORITE
ALBUMS OF 2012?
This album came out last January, but manages to retain the top spot all year long due to tremendous song writing and crazy drumming. The song 'The Origin of Disease' is still probably my favorite song of the year, it's what death metal is all about.
So glad to have these guys back and Jon back in the band, this album is just spectacularly written from beginning to end.
THE MASSACRE: Incongruous
The incredible speed and brutality of this album keeps me coming back again and again. Simple, but elegant.
CLOUD: The Royal Thousand
I really dig the riffs on this one, nice and experimental in all the right ways.
OF POSSESSION: Incurso
Best technical death metal of the year, the songs are complex, everytime I listen to this I hear something new and interesting.
At The Gate Of Sethu
Another great album, would have a higher spot but this was a particularly good year for metal, and it's tough to outdo the perfection this band has hit so many years in a row.
Not as good as their first album, but Misha had a lifetime to get ready for that one. Certainly not bad for a second album, more musical and experimental in a lot of ways.
Mixing their earlier riff based work with their more droning recent work, these guys pack the largest hammer in the business.
Not as good as their second album, but I appreciate their decision to go extra conceptual and to incorporate more odd chord progressions. Maybe next time they'll bring a little more of the speed back.
Really spectacular riffs, this was the surprise album of the year, was expecting something good but got something great instead. Best technical death metal next to Spawn.
A little too uneven to take a top spot, but still has some kickass songs!
Dark Roots Of Earth
A nice strong album from the kings of thrash, better than their last.
This album came out in 2011, but I first heard it in 2012 (It would have been in my top 10 of 2011 if I had heard it in time), and it's just a fantastic album beginning to end, it has so much mood and feel to it, and the odd time signatures and start stop patterns are great as well.
WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE ALBUMS OF 2012?1) MESHUGGAH: Koloss