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