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metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 03:09 PM
While I attempt to rank the 20 releases I've listened to this year and cared enough to keep on my iPod, I shall list the best shows/performances that I've seen this year in a slow and suspenseful manner with little to no payoff. After reading my end of the year manifesto, you are free to completely ignore my list to talk about that sweet new post-shoegaze stoner doom rock opera you've been getting high to with your friends.

:whipped:

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 03:27 PM
Best shows/performances of 2012

10. Disgorge

When they announced their reunion, I was hoping these guys would get added to the 2012 edition of CIM (my first and last time attending, as the fest called it a day afterwards). While the turnout for the show in Bumblefuck Nowhere, Illinois was disappointing, there were still some ridiculous performances worth mentioning in this list. Disgorge is no exception. They played second to last on Saturday right before Solstice and pretty much destroyed them in sheer power. The only thing I didn't like is that their performance was sync'd up to an iPod continuous track, so there was a few times where there was awkward waiting times between songs as they waited for the track to catch up. With a new vocalist and no bassist, Disgorge were dope as hell yo and I hope to see them again soon.

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 03:31 PM
9. Gorgasm

Another jaw dropping CIM performance. These dudes were ridiculously tight and were the highlight of Friday night. It was cool to get the chance to see them, seeing as most of their shows are 21+ and I'm 18 as hell. If you get a chance to see these guys, do it. If you aren't familiar with them, the best way I can describe them is like Dying Fetus but dirtier sounding with more old school influences

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 03:37 PM
8. Dehumanized

The NYDM legends brought the slams. I wasn't aware at the time that the only original members in the band right now are the guitarist and drummer (and I think they had a fill in at the show), but the material sounded identical to their classic debut Prophecies Foretold. They gave us a preview of their now released album "Controlled Elite" with one of the songs from it, it sounded cool but I didn't really dig the new CD much. The sound is there but it's nowhere near as memorable as the first album. Check em out if you aren't familiar with them, its like Suffocation stripped of all of the technicality in exchange for awesomely catchy riffage

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 03:40 PM
7. Severed Savior

The last CIM band on the list. Unbelievable set. I'm not a fan of tech death but these guys do it so fucking well, and they threw in a spot on cover of Suffocation's Thrones Of Blood. My favorite part of their set was how some songs would just eventually climax into what seemed like a complete wall of sound, with each musician displaying his abilities without turning the song into wank (like most tech death, imo). Hopefully they'll have a new album out sooner than later.

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 03:44 PM
6. Cloud Rat

I saw these guys/gal in a basement with Sea Of Shit and Water Torture. While I was familiar with them beforehand, I never expected them to be such a force to be reckoned with live. Their songs had so much aggression and power behind them, and the crowd was constantly moving. If you don't know em, their style is a mix of grind, black metal, and hardcore/screamo. Awesome stuff

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 03:51 PM
5. Origin/Cattle Decapitation/Aborted

I saw these 3 bands on the Occupation Domination tour back in April (I think?) and they were all awesome. The first chunk of the show was fucking terrible with Battlecross and Rings of Saturn, and Decrepit Birth only got to play like 3 songs with Bill's excessive weed usage having taken a toll on his voice. The 3 I went for though were solid. It was my first time seeing Cattle and Aborted, and my first time seeing a full Origin set (had to leave two songs into their set on the Hate Eternal show) and all of them were awesome and totally worth the ticket price. Cattle's set was heavy with Monolith tracks, but seeing as that album owns that was fine by me. That last blasting/screeching section of Kingdom Of Tyrants.................

I also enjoyed Aborted bringing the bass drops, I'm not a fan of dubstep but I love a well-placed bass drop in a slam

christopher
12-12-2012, 03:52 PM
Best shows/performances of 2012

10. Disgorge

When they announced their reunion, I was hoping these guys would get added to the 2012 edition of CIM (my first and last time attending, as the fest called it a day afterwards). While the turnout for the show in Bumblefuck Nowhere, Illinois was disappointing, there were still some ridiculous performances worth mentioning in this list. Disgorge is no exception. They played second to last on Saturday right before Solstice and pretty much destroyed them in sheer power. The only thing I didn't like is that their performance was sync'd up to an iPod continuous track, so there was a few times where there was awkward waiting times between songs as they waited for the track to catch up. With a new vocalist and no bassist, Disgorge were dope as hell yo and I hope to see them again soon.

Disgorge is a band I've been wanting to see for close to 10 years now and have been missing every show. I'm still bummed I missed them play at a tiny bar near my house over the summer. There were like 20 bands on the bill and doors were at 8pm and I had to work early the next day, so I didn't want to sit around until 3am to see them do a short set. I'll hopefully see them soon.

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 03:55 PM
4. Broken Hope

The rest of this show sucked, to be honest. Obituary was dull as fuck without leads and Bill's voice has grown increasingly worse with Decrepit Birth, who also thought it would be cool to play Crystal Mountain again........Save me the fake ass speech about you seeing Chuck Schuldiner on hallucinogens for crowd reaction, please.

Broken Hope was worth the price of admission. The vibe in Reggie's during their set was just sheer chaos. The pit was continuously violent throughout their set and the band was definitely feeding off of that energy. Stoked to see them again at MDF and hopefully on other occasions next year

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 04:01 PM
3. Napalm Death/Exhumed/Vektor/Weekend Nachos/Smash Potater

I was beyond stoked for this tour when it was announced so it was a huge honor to actually be able to open it. I wish Napalm would've sounded better but it was still cool to see them and Exhumed was awesome, much better than last year's headlining set. I'm a firm believer that All Guts, No Glory is the best opener ever.

Weekend Nachos were also a lot of fun, it was cool to see them in an environment besides a basement where you couldn't hear anything. They were getting in arguments with the soundlady of that night (who was rather rude to us as well, but we were afraid to say anything), but John had no problem arguing during their set. It was awesome, and it was cool of them to send out a song to us for playing before them.

Overall it was a sweet experience as a show itself, and also helped gain my band some more fans from a different crowd.

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 04:04 PM
2. Gorguts

No explanation needed, but here goes. I wasn't gonna go to Death To All because I'm not really a big fan of Death, then they announced Gorguts as support, so I bought my ticket the day they went on sale. They were fucking incredible. I wish they could've done 2 from each album instead of 2 from each and 1 from Considered but I don't care, I saw Gorguts

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 04:07 PM
1. Lock Up

This was the first show I went to this year, and I keep forgetting about it. Regardless, Lock Up was one of the best bands I've seen. I listen to their studio stuff on occasion but I wouldn't consider myself a huge fan of them or anything, but my god do they bring it live....Tomas sounded great and looked really happy to be there, the Terrorizer songs sounded awesome and the Dark Angel cover was cool too. Hope this wasn't my only chance to see them

christopher
12-12-2012, 05:23 PM
1. Lock Up

This was the first show I went to this year, and I keep forgetting about it. Regardless, Lock Up was one of the best bands I've seen. I listen to their studio stuff on occasion but I wouldn't consider myself a huge fan of them or anything, but my god do they bring it live....Tomas sounded great and looked really happy to be there, the Terrorizer songs sounded awesome and the Dark Angel cover was cool too. Hope this wasn't my only chance to see them

I hope they come back. I think I read they were suppose to be back already for the West Coast but never came :(

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 05:42 PM
I hope they come back. I think I read they were suppose to be back already for the West Coast but never came :(
I'd hope that since the response was so good for them here (at least in Chicago) they'll realize it'd be silly not to. Unfortunately since it's a side band its hard to say

slapguitarer
12-12-2012, 05:44 PM
3. Napalm Death/Exhumed/Vektor/Weekend Nachos/Smash Potater

I was beyond stoked for this tour when it was announced so it was a huge honor to actually be able to open it. I wish Napalm would've sounded better but it was still cool to see them and Exhumed was awesome, much better than last year's headlining set. I'm a firm believer that All Guts, No Glory is the best opener ever.

Weekend Nachos were also a lot of fun, it was cool to see them in an environment besides a basement where you couldn't hear anything. They were getting in arguments with the soundlady of that night (who was rather rude to us as well, but we were afraid to say anything), but John had no problem arguing during their set. It was awesome, and it was cool of them to send out a song to us for playing before them.

Overall it was a sweet experience as a show itself, and also helped gain my band some more fans from a different crowd.

Punkass didn't even mention the best band on the tour.

Also Gorguts was pretty swag

christopher
12-12-2012, 05:45 PM
I'd hope that since the response was so good for them here (at least in Chicago) they'll realize it'd be silly not to. Unfortunately since it's a side band its hard to say

Well Tomas doesn't have much going on for him at the moment, right? I don't think At The Gates are doing more than just a few shows here and there. It looks like they can just use Dan to fill in for Shane when he's busy with Napalm. I know Brujeria has a fill in for him. Not sure whats up with the other two, but sounds like they should have the time since they are going to do that small SOD tour in February.

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 06:01 PM
Top Albums: (I'm gonna be making up the order as I go because I don't have one. Enjoy

20. Fear Factory - The Industrialist
http://cdn.songonlyrics.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/The-Industrialist-2012-Fear-Factory.jpg

Fear Factory is one of my favorite bands, but I was disappointed with this release. That being said, it's still a fun listen as an album. But aside from God Eater (awesome song, has a cool groove and a bouncy bass effect), all of the songs basically blend together. A lot of people complained that Mechanize sounded like Divine Heresy, and this is definitely more traditional Fear Factory. I don't even know if I would call this better than Digimortal, because while Digimortal was *gasp* nu metal, there was at least some stand out songs. Regardless, if you're a fan of Fear Factory I'd definitely recommend giving this album a listen. It's a good album to listen to all the way through (aside from the fucking retarded last ambient track)

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 06:02 PM
Well Tomas doesn't have much going on for him at the moment, right? I don't think At The Gates are doing more than just a few shows here and there. It looks like they can just use Dan to fill in for Shane when he's busy with Napalm. I know Brujeria has a fill in for him. Not sure whats up with the other two, but sounds like they should have the time since they are going to do that small SOD tour in February.
True.....man I'd love to see Lock Up become a full time band

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 06:13 PM
19. Revenge - Scum.Collapse.Eradication
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/3/0/1/330134.jpg?0546

While The Industrialist suffered from blending together, Revenge has a winning formula and sticks with it for the duration of this album. Absolutely no distinction between songs, just some of the most vile, hateful, and bestial black metal ever recorded. It's like a passage to hell was ripped open in the middle of a freeway and all drivers crashed and fell to their demise. Good stuff. There isn't enough distinction for me to rank this higher than some others but this album fucking owns

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 06:20 PM
18. Metric - Synthetica
http://www.theowlmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/metric-synthetica.jpeg

Speaking of bestial black metal from Canada, here's Metric. With Synthetica, the band brings more good vibes and extremely chill music. While I think I prefer Fantasies slightly more, this is still a solid album with quite a bit of experimentation. Youth Without Youth is my jam. I recommend this to anyone who likes laid back synth-driven music.

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 06:29 PM
17. Malignancy - Eugenics
http://www.willowtip.com/images/2883/400x400.aspx

I'd only heard of Malignancy before this release, so I figured I'd check out their new album. I'm glad I did, this album is awesome. Pinch harmonics very two seconds, sick vocals, and technicality without compromising songwriting. I'm looking forward to seeing what these guys do next and I'm stoked to see them monday with Dying Fetus. Any fan of brutal death should really check this out, it's good stuff

christopher
12-12-2012, 06:50 PM
18. Metric - Synthetica
http://www.theowlmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/metric-synthetica.jpeg

Speaking of bestial black metal from Canada, here's Metric. With Synthetica, the band brings more good vibes and extremely chill music. While I think I prefer Fantasies slightly more, this is still a solid album with quite a bit of experimentation. Youth Without Youth is my jam. I recommend this to anyone who likes laid back synth-driven music.

:lol: that first sentence gave me a good laugh. I saw Metric perform a good chunk of this album on Sunday. It was cool for the most part, but some of the songs were really boring live. Plus, they cut songs from Fantasies, so that sucked.

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 07:54 PM
I can imagine, it's a lot softer than Fantasies which is cool for listening but I wouldn't want to stand there for a full set of it.

christopher
12-12-2012, 08:04 PM
I can imagine, it's a lot softer than Fantasies which is cool for listening but I wouldn't want to stand there for a full set of it.

I was mad when they cut Satellite Mind and Sick Muse, then played an acoustic version of Gimme Sympathy. It was lame.

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 08:05 PM
16. Abominable Putridity - The Anomalies Of Artificial Origin
http://img15.nnm.ru/f/5/4/0/d/2547f34acaa3440288bd90f2da3.jpg

Look at that fucking cover art. This album took forever to get released but its awesome. Overproduced (in a good way?) slam with Matti Way of Disgorge, Cinerary, Pathology fame on vocals. It's just a solid brutal death album, simple as that, and Matti's vocals are excellent as always. Seriously though, that fucking album cover.....

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 08:05 PM
I was mad when they cut Satellite Mind and Sick Muse, then played an acoustic version of Gimme Sympathy. It was lame.
WHAT???????? I woulda been pissed. Those two are probably the best from Fantasies.

christopher
12-12-2012, 08:14 PM
WHAT???????? I woulda been pissed. Those two are probably the best from Fantasies.

They also didn't do Monster Hospital. It sucked. They were playing those songs every night of the tour, but cut it at my show. I'm not seeing them live again.

daimonos
12-12-2012, 08:44 PM
19. Revenge - Scum.Collapse.Eradication
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/3/0/1/330134.jpg?0546

While The Industrialist suffered from blending together, Revenge has a winning formula and sticks with it for the duration of this album. Absolutely no distinction between songs, just some of the most vile, hateful, and bestial black metal ever recorded. It's like a passage to hell was ripped open in the middle of a freeway and all drivers crashed and fell to their demise. Good stuff. There isn't enough distinction for me to rank this higher than some others but this album fucking owns

I still need to check this out. I get down with Revenge.

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 09:23 PM
15. Ragnarok - Malediction
http://www.angrymetalguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/RagnarokMaledictionCover.jpg

Fantastic Norweigian black metal. Nothing necessarily new here but its well written and interesting to listen to, lots of tremelo picking goodness. For any fan of black metal

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 09:41 PM
14. Priapus/Old Painless Split
http://f0.bcbits.com/z/31/75/3175320725-1.jpg

This split rules, specifically the Priapus side. Priapus is a three piece (drums/guitar/vocals) that totally rips in the vein of Assuck and such, just very pissed off stuff here. I highly reccommend any fan of grind check out this split and their 2011 release Air Loom. Old Painless, on the other hand, is (I believe) a 2 piece noisy grind band with throat searing high vocals. This guy makes Jon Chang sound like Chris Barnes. Seriously.

Also, I won a test press of this split for being a boss

christopher
12-12-2012, 09:58 PM
14. Priapus/Old Painless Split
http://f0.bcbits.com/z/31/75/3175320725-1.jpg

This split rules, specifically the Priapus side. Priapus is a three piece (drums/guitar/vocals) that totally rips in the vein of Assuck and such, just very pissed off stuff here. I highly reccommend any fan of grind check out this split and their 2011 release Air Loom. Old Painless, on the other hand, is (I believe) a 2 piece noisy grind band with throat searing high vocals. This guy makes Jon Chang sound like Chris Barnes. Seriously.

Also, I won a test press of this split for being a boss

Nice! I'm checking out now and its fucking awesome!! Thanks! :rocker:

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 09:58 PM
13. Pact - The Dragon Lineage Of Satan
http://www.on-parole.com/shop/33827-38718-large/pact-the-dragon-lineage-of-satan-cd.jpg

Raw as fuck. The guitars are murky, the drums are a bit quiet, and the vocals are fantastic. Not much else to say besides give it a listen if you like SATAN!!!111!

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 10:08 PM
12. Thy Darkened Shade - Eternvs Mos, Nex Ritvs
http://hevypetal.com/admin/bands/thumbnail_1342484460.jpg

Hailing from Greece, Thy Darkened Shade plays black metal with some thrash mixed in. It's different, while it still retains the traditional black metal sound, it isn't afraid to bring the riff. Check it for yourself doe

metallicbrian666
12-12-2012, 10:18 PM
11. Unfathomable Ruination - Misshapen Congenital Entropy
http://www.portaldoheavymetal.org/uploads/posts/2012-10/1349132389_unfathomable-ruination-misshapen-congenital-entropy-2012.jpg

If you like brutal death and you haven't heard this album yet, change that. For people who think Suffocation could use some gravity blasts. This shit is awesome

IrritatedTrout
12-13-2012, 05:25 AM
15. Ragnarok - Malediction
http://www.angrymetalguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/RagnarokMaledictionCover.jpg

16. Abominable Putridity - The Anomalies Of Artificial Origin
http://img15.nnm.ru/f/5/4/0/d/2547f34acaa3440288bd90f2da3.jpg

13. Pact - The Dragon Lineage Of Satan
http://www.on-parole.com/shop/33827-38718-large/pact-the-dragon-lineage-of-satan-cd.jpg


Awesome album covers if nothing else.

metallicbrian666
12-29-2012, 12:22 PM
Top ten as fuck

10. 7 H. Target - Fast-Slow Demolition
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JnIYOvlADlQ/T1gaEmxdyLI/AAAAAAAAAk4/fCjtemlvwr4/s1600/OHSHITTETSUOOOOOOOOOOOO.jpg

Mind bending brutal death that sounds like it was crafted in the post-Judgement Day Terminator world

metallicbrian666
12-29-2012, 12:24 PM
9. Aborted - Global Flatline
http://pixhost.me/avaxhome/fb/a7/0020a7fb_medium.jpeg

My favorite release from Aborted thus far. Top notch stuff, awesome drumming, excellent production. If you don't know Aborted (like a bitch) their sound is a perfect mix between Carcass and Suffocation

metallicbrian666
12-29-2012, 12:27 PM
8. Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-m0dWIk_we-o/T92S-f6rPtI/AAAAAAAAA-M/raJJRcPh32Y/s1600/1.jpg

Another career-defining release of 2012. While Fetus is fun live, I've never really willing went out of my way to listen to their studio material. It's always sounded pretty stale to me. This release, however, is different. The mix pops, the guitar tone is deliciously crisp, and the songs arent just DERRR SWEEEP DERRRR. The emphasis on slams gets a major thumbs up, these dudes really delivered this time around

metallicbrian666
12-29-2012, 12:29 PM
7. Six Brew Bantha - S/T LP
http://www.1234gorecords.com/catalog/images/SixBrewBanthaLP.jpg

After seeing SBB's name everywhere, I finally decided to give them a listen. Glad I did, this shit owns. From the misleading beginning of the LP to the end, Six Brew Bantha totally destroy everything in the most un-Hatebreed way possible. Plus, dat snare sonnnnn

metallicbrian666
12-29-2012, 12:31 PM
6. Feastem side of Feastem/Kill The Client split
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-n-h-BDUDrzo/UL4_LOCxLQI/AAAAAAAABQQ/-Ys2GXy2_JU/s1600/feastem+EU+tour+split.jpg

Haven't heard the KTC side, don't care. Killer grind, HM-2 buzzsaw swag in abundance, punk as fuck. Listen and enjoy

metallicbrian666
12-29-2012, 12:35 PM
5. Lich King - Born Of The Bomb
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-brH7X_-jk5w/TqMBvcQKpAI/AAAAAAAAAUc/fBZpLe1Yc6s/s400/Screen%2Bshot%2B2011-10-22%2Bat%2B12.33.54%2BPM.png

Upon first hearing Combat Mosh in 2011, I knew that the newest Lich King release would be nothing short of awesome. With Born Of The Bomb, the band transcends the "durr we wrote Black Metal Sucks guize" image and churns out a fantastic thrash album in the vein of Vio-Lence and Exodus. Easily one of the better "new age" thrash albums I've heard (although that's not saying much). Regardless, this shit is catchy and well written. Check it out yo

metallicbrian666
12-29-2012, 12:38 PM
4. Mother Brain - Straight To Business
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-g1aTx2Ub_Yo/UG2gS8bT-uI/AAAAAAAACwk/ownS3EMxzZ4/s1600/Screen+shot+2012-10-04+at+10.20.25+AM.png

Wow. Ridiculously good grind from out of nowhere. Grindcore Karaoke strikes again! For fans of Magrudergrind and violence

metallicbrian666
12-29-2012, 12:44 PM
3. Abnormality - Contaminating The Hive Mind
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/4/0/0/340008.jpg

Excellent brutal death that sounds like Suffocation with Flo Mounier on drums. Vocalist Mallika has a rather interesting almost "soft" quality to them. They're by no means weak but have a cool shadowy sound to them that sound all the more menacing. I've had this album on regular rotation lately, solid stuff here folks.

adamclark52
12-29-2012, 12:47 PM
14. Priapus/Old Painless Split
http://f0.bcbits.com/z/31/75/3175320725-1.jpg

This split rules, specifically the Priapus side. Priapus is a three piece (drums/guitar/vocals) that totally rips in the vein of Assuck and such, just very pissed off stuff here. I highly reccommend any fan of grind check out this split and their 2011 release Air Loom. Old Painless, on the other hand, is (I believe) a 2 piece noisy grind band with throat searing high vocals. This guy makes Jon Chang sound like Chris Barnes. Seriously.

Also, I won a test press of this split for being a boss

I really like the Old Painless side of the split.

adamclark52
12-29-2012, 12:52 PM
You sir, have some wicked taste in music. I'm going to check out half the bands on this list based off their covers alone.

...except Metric. I'm from near Toronto, they get played on the radio A LOT here, and I fucking hate them.

metallicbrian666
12-29-2012, 12:54 PM
2. Napalm Death - Utilitarian
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61AH2JGlCML._SL500_AA300_.jpg

Old school looking artwork can only be a good sign. While I worship at the altar of From Enslavement To Obliteration, I really have never cared for the bands output after the departure of Bill Steer and Lee Dorrian (save Enemy Of The Music Business). When I saw Utilitarian was streaming, I decided to give it a chance. I'm glad I did, because this album is easily the best Napalm album since the classic lineup's dissolution. All of the death metal elements seem to be gone, and we are left with a far more punk sounding album, with tons of the dissonant Swans-esque tinges that I so ever love (Godflesh 4 life doe). Mitch Harris' vocals are reminiscent of Lee Dorrian and mix really well with Barney's shouted vocals (I never cared for his Kam Lee growls but it sounds like he's changed styles). Analysis Paralysis is awesome, and I even dig the clean vocals and saxophone solo. Wish their live performance this past November could've matched the excellence of the recording but eh, that's what the albums there for I guess.

metallicbrian666
12-29-2012, 12:55 PM
You sir, have some wicked taste in music. I'm going to check out half the bands on this list based off their covers alone.

...except Metric. I'm from near Toronto, they get played on the radio A LOT here, and I fucking hate them.
haha, thanks!

metallicbrian666
12-29-2012, 12:58 PM
1. Deathspell Omega - Drought
http://spidey.kfjc.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Deathspell-Omega.jpg

Deathspell has always been one of those bands that everyone seemed to put on the highest tier possible, but I never really understood why. This EP has shown me the way. This is what hell sounds like.

metallicbrian666
12-29-2012, 01:01 PM
0. Cattle Decapitation - Monolith Of Inhumanity
http://www.metal-archives.com/images/3/3/5/8/335839.jpg?2100

Like this needs an explanation....never paid attention to Cattle, now I do. They've pushed the boundaries of death metal just as Gorguts did with Obscura, and the influence of this album will almost definitely be felt in the future.

slapguitarer
12-29-2012, 01:04 PM
I haven't listened to any of these albums!

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!

metallicbrian666
12-29-2012, 01:08 PM
-1. Murder Construct - Results
http://www.heavyblogisheavy.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Murder-Construct-Results.jpg

This, my friends, is a perfect album. While Monolith Of Inhumanity pushed to see what they could do with a genre, Results is a genre done in the absolute best way possible. While their self titled EP was just a cool album, this is something far greater. It is an album that must be listened to in its entirety, and I would argue that it's the best material that anyone involved has been apart of. This album hits me in a similar way to From Enslavement To Obliteration in the sense that even if you don't know any of the song titles, you know exactly how the album flows and what hits where. The production of this album is ridiculously organic, with everything sounding crisp and meshing together perfectly. This album has been most definitely overshadowed by Monolith, and I initally didn't think it was as good, but as the year progressed I started listening to Monolith less and Results more. And Results gets better upon every listen.

elturtleboy
12-29-2012, 02:57 PM
I really dig this list .I'm gonna check a bunching of this stuff out. Great job:horns:

W0unds
12-30-2012, 07:41 AM
Lots of good stuff on here, some I clearly need to check out.

Rocco44
12-30-2012, 03:29 PM
That was my friends number one as well I believe. Good list, I definitely have to check that one out.

hellawaits77ny
12-31-2012, 08:20 AM
8. Dehumanized

The NYDM legends brought the slams. I wasn't aware at the time that the only original members in the band right now are the guitarist and drummer (and I think they had a fill in at the show), but the material sounded identical to their classic debut Prophecies Foretold. They gave us a preview of their now released album "Controlled Elite" with one of the songs from it, it sounded cool but I didn't really dig the new CD much. The sound is there but it's nowhere near as memorable as the first album. Check em out if you aren't familiar with them, its like Suffocation stripped of all of the technicality in exchange for awesomely catchy riffage

:rocker::rocker:

I need to see these guys live.

hellawaits77ny
12-31-2012, 08:23 AM
16. Abominable Putridity - The Anomalies Of Artificial Origin

Look at that fucking cover art. This album took forever to get released but its awesome. Overproduced (in a good way?) slam with Matti Way of Disgorge, Cinerary, Pathology fame on vocals. It's just a solid brutal death album, simple as that, and Matti's vocals are excellent as always. Seriously though, that fucking album cover.....

Some may call it overproduced, but it's my style of production. I love how clear and audible it is. FUcking great slam album.

hellawaits77ny
12-31-2012, 08:42 AM
Top ten as fuck

10. 7 H. Target - Fast-Slow Demolition
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Mind bending brutal death that sounds like it was crafted in the post-Judgement Day Terminator world

Fuckin great slams. Only thing that kills this album is the awful snare drum sound.

8. Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme
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Another career-defining release of 2012. While Fetus is fun live, I've never really willing went out of my way to listen to their studio material. It's always sounded pretty stale to me. This release, however, is different. The mix pops, the guitar tone is deliciously crisp, and the songs arent just DERRR SWEEEP DERRRR. The emphasis on slams gets a major thumbs up, these dudes really delivered this time around

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