I know this is extremely late! But sometimes you need time to digest these things! Albums that come out in December need a good listen too!
1. Feed The Rhino – Burning Sons
Is it the best album of 2012? Probably not. But I only just found out about these guys and the discovery element has put this album in my top spot. Hardcore rock’n'roll! Love it! I missed them on tour cos I was on holiday but I’m hoping they come back soon!
2. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
I’m definitely starting to get in to the hardcore stuff more and this is just brutal! With slower, rockier riffs thrown in so you don’t get bored.
3. Torche – Harmonicraft
I can listen to this over and over and not get tired. Catchy poppy metal. Also love the artwork on the CD sleeve. Saw them in Glasgow and they rocked!
4. High on Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis
I don’t know how these guys keep doing it! Consitently awesome!
5. Baroness – Yellow and Green
One of the best bands I’ve seen live and their latest effort is an epic proggy masterpiece! Definitely a grower but worth the effort!
6. Every Time I Die – Ex Lives
I only discovered these guys last year but they’ve been going for a long time. Wish I’d found out about them sooner! Groove-ridden hardcore. I think their previous two albums are a little better than this one but it still rocks!
7. Old Man Gloom – No
Heavy as fudge! Worth the wait!
8. Neurosis – Honor Found in Decay
I haven’t listened to this as much as I should have yet but the few listens there have been are enough to suggest it’s frickin’ awesome! I wouldn’t expect any less.
9. Sylosis – Monolith
There’s some pretty awesome musicianship and some pretty sweet tracks on here (check out song below). Didn’t really love the album as much as I was expecting to from the songs I had heard initially but it’s still a top album!
10. Deftones – Koi No Yokan
Not sure that this betters Diamond Eyes but I still like it a lot! Kinda haunting and catchy – Deftones through and through!
Bring on 2013!
I’m so excited about the new Kvelertak album that I might just piss my pants!