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So it's super late. Whatever. 2012 was a pretty awesome year, I saw some rbands i'd never rthought i'd get to see live (Refused, Radiohead, System of ra Down) and saw a bunch of other rincredible bands play (Sigur Ros, Dredg, rFair To Midland, Meshuggah, Karnivool, Matt Corby). rThere were also some rpretty sweet albums released, which are listed below.
|1||The Siren Tower|
A History of Houses
I don't think i've ever connected with an album to such a high degree as I have
with this one. It's so uniquely Australian both in terms of musicality and it's story
telling. Tracks like King River and The Last Apple In The Big Man's Orchard are now
some of my favourite songs of all time. Grant McCulloch, the vocalist and main
songwriter for the band has this uncanny ability to tell storys in such a vivid way
that you feel you are living each lyric he sings. Without a doubt the best album of
2012 for me.
Koi No Yokan
I'm a massive Deftones fan, so it's no surprise that Koi No Yokan is up this high.
Every single album Deftones just nail exactly what is required of them, staying true
to their sound while still managing to make it sound different from all the rest. Koi
No Yokan is no different, Chino's voice has never sounded so good and with tracks
like Rosemary and Poltergeist on here, it was impossible not to have this as
I came across this band a long time ago, back when they had two vocalists and the
whole rapid fire vocals thing going on. I really wasn't a fan back then, but then they
got Matt Rose on vocals and everything got 1000 times better. I know there's a
bunch of people that hate is vocals, but I think they're the reason the record's so
good, despite how raw they are. Blue Sky Thinking and Denial are brilliant.
Circa Survive returned to their best with Violent Waves, the album is brilliant.
Sharp Practice is a killer song
|5||Twelve Foot Ninja|
Those that know me on here will have certainly heard me go on about this band
quite a lot. In terms of all the Australian alt rock bands that are around, these guys
along with Karnivool are the ones that truly have the potential to break out and be
a success overseas. I don't know of any other band that combines heavy music
with so many different genres such as reggae and dub so seamlessly, but these
guys tend to nail it every single time. They're starting to get quite a following
internationally now, so it's been awesome to see them grow over the past 5 or so
years. Oh, and watch their music videos.
Blinding White Noise: Illusion and Chaos
|7||Of Monsters and Men|
My Head is an Animal
|8|| ||Godspeed You! Black Emperor|
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
|9||The Smith Street Band|
Sunshine and Technology
The Time Traveller
All We Love We Leave Behind
Neck of the Woods
|18||The Gaslight Anthem|
Honor Found In Decay
|20|| ||Periphery |
Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
|I still need to check out that Breaking Orbit album, I've had it since it came out, but haven't listened to it yet!|
Redcoats, Twelve Foot Ninja and Deftones were all great. Gojira was disappointing imo.
Love your profile picture, what a champion.
|You should definitely get on the Breaking Orbit album, it's very good. You should check out Anathema's record as well.|
|I really loved the Deftones, Jack White, Silversun Pickups and Gaslight records too!|
|Shit, didn't know you were at Refused too. Killer gig. Good list. Props for 15, too.|
|The drummer for Breaking Orbit put on an all star performance on Time Traveller. |