My top 5 albums of 2012! What are yours?

5. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist.
A great thrash band that is grossly underrated. Been around for decades, and still killing it.

4. The Sword - Apocryphon
Another strong album by a great band. As always, lots of fantasy and sci-fi references.

3. Shadows Fall – Fire from the Sky
For some reason this band sells less record with each release. However, I think each album is better than the last. Great stuff.

2. Overkill – Electric Age
One of my favorite bands of all time. It’s amazing the quality of music they’re able to produce year after year.

1. As I Lay Dying – Awakened
A very underrated band that has evolved quite a bit from their earlier stuff. The fact that I’m putting them above Overkill says a lot about this album (especially to those who know me).

I wanted to play the song “Defender” as I think it is the best on the album, but it wasn’t available on Youtube. Here’s another good track.

Honorable Mentions: Accept – Stalingrad, 3 Inches of Blood – Long Live Heavy Metal


One Response so far.

  1. Mike says:

    Nice to see The Sword in the list. I saw them headline for the first time a week or two ago. I knew I'd enjoy it, but I had no idea that as soon as they came out I'd be non stop rocking in the pit until the very last note they played. They're stellar live.

    As far as my no. 1 album of 2012. That's always tough for me, but I guess I'd have to go with the album that got the most spins from me and that's easily Mark Tremonti's solo album, All I Was.

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