Friday, January 11, 2013

Best Of: 2012 Staff Picks

By: Salvia Hex

It's about that time of year to hit the internet with our annual Best Of lists. Unlike a lot of music sites, we like to wait until the year is actually over before compiling our lists. So since we're balls deep into January of 2013 now, it's a good time to get these things rolling. We'll start you off with the staff picks from myself and Garviel Loken. The lists we gathered up from a number of Arizona musicians will be following in the next post. Hopefully you can find something on here new to listen, or at least something to argue about.

Axe Of Contrition's Top Ten of Arizona Music:

1. North - The Great Silence
2. Cave Dweller - Terra Incognita
3. Rituals - Rituals
4. Seas Will Rise - Disease Is Our Refrain
5. Territory - Sic Semper Tyrannis
6. Twingiant - Mass Driver
7. Anakim - Waking Giants
8. Ladybird - Ladybird
9. American Standards - Still Life
10. Inoculara - Ouranophobia

Garviel Loken's Top Ten:

1. Pallbearer "Sorrow & Extinction"
2. Gojira "L'Enfant Sauvage"
3. Pig Destroyer "Book Burner"
4. North "The Great Silence"
5. Ihsahn "Eremita"
6. Baroness "Yellow & Green"
7. Dragged Into Sunlight "Widowmaker"
8. Neurosis "Honor Found In Decay"
9. Deftones "Koi No Yokan"
10. Devin Townsend Project "Epicloud"

Saliva Hex's Top Ten:

1. Pallbearer - Sorrow And Extinction
2. Baroness - Yellow And Green
3. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
4. Neurosis - Honor Found In Decay
5. Old Man Gloom - No
6. Dragged Into Sunlight - Widowmaker
7. Early Graves - Red Horse
8. Orange Goblin - Eulogy For The Damned
9. Pig Destroyer - Book Burner
10. Every Time I Die - Ex Lives

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