13. Revocation - Chaos of Forms
First of all, let me say this: DAVID IS A FUCKING GOD AT GUITAR. He's probably one of my favorite guitarists from the newest metal bands to come out in the past decade, and Revocation is an amazing outlet for his talents. Anyhow, Chaos of Forms is somewhat better than Existence Is Futile - while a bit more accessible than EIF, that's not necessarily a bad thing - with addictive songs (dat chorus) like Cradle Robber and Harlot, it's hard to believe they're only where they are. 2012 will hold a bright future for them, and the rest of the "newcomers" such as Skeletonwitch and Vektor, and I look forward to the new release.
7/4 Modest Mouse, Echo & the Bunnymen
8/11 Protest the Hero
8/27 Metallica, Mastodon