December 7, 2012

The Lair of Filth's Top 10 Albums of 2012

Sure, it's not quite the end of 2012 just yet, but I don't believe that I will be getting any more new albums in the remaining couple of weeks of the year. So, below is my choice of Top 10 albums of the year. I don't listen to as many new albums as I would probably like to, but the below list is of albums that are personal favorites and have been pretty much played to death!

10 : Beyond all Recognition - Drop=Dead (Napalm Records)

Metalcore and Dubstep? Well it worked for me, from this Swedish band.

9 : Muse - The 2nd Law (Warner Bros)

Not as instant as previous albums, but still a step forward for the English band as they continue to expand their sound.

8 : Nachtmystium - Silencing Machine (Century Media)

A fantastic album from the Chicago band. Never afraid to mix it up, this is a punishing trip into very dark music.

7 : Cradle of Filth - Midnight in the Labyrinth (Nuclear Blast)

An orchestral double album from the Black Metal titans. Absolutely terrific album.

6 : Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas (Candlelight)

The tortured sounds of Hell from the UK band.

5 : Plan B - ILL Manors (Atlantic)

Soundtrack album from the film of the same name. Rapper, Plan B, belts out some cracking tunes with smart lyrics. Fantastic album.

4 : Cradle of Filth - The Manticore and Other Horrors (Nuclear Blast)

A blistering return to a harder edge to their music from the band from Suffolk, UK. 

3 : Motionless in White - Infamous (Fearless Records)

If you are expecting Creatures Pt. 2, you won't get it. This time out the Scranton band mix up their sound to quite excellent effect.

2 : Dragged into Sunlight - Widowmaker (Prosthetic Records)

The UK based Black Metal band destroy you with 40 minutes of pitch black aural horror. Just don't go in expecting blast beats; this is doom-laden musical misery.

1 : Kreator - Phantom Antichrist (Nuclear Blast)

German Thrash Metal giants came back with a truly stunning album, in Phantom Antichrist. They may have been around for 30 years or so, but Mille and crew show the youngsters how it's done with this slab of musical perfection.

1 comment:

WizWor said...

That Kreator album shreds.