10 Lagu Metal Terbaik Tahun 2012 (sejauh ini)
Kamis, 07 Juni 2012 | 0 komentar
The year 2012 has already been a truly exciting one for metal, and there’s plenty of time for more bands to make an impact. In the life of a music addict, when it comes to metal, headphones are never more than an arm’s reach away. We’ve rounded up the 2012 songs that have been melting our ears in 2012.
In this list, you’ll find blazing tracks from veterans, sweet songs from new school heroes and even a few lesser-known gems from the deep underground. Keep your finger on the Loudwire pulse as new metal comes racing out of the studio, because we’ll be updating this list as the year goes by. But for now, click below to check out our Best Metal Songs of 2012 (So Far) list. Keep it heavy!
Although Pantera‘s ‘Piss’ was recorded 20 years ago during the ‘Vulgar Display of Power’ sessions, the lost track was released earlier this year to universal acclaim.
consisting of the strapping crunch of “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott’s guitar, the hostile yell of Phil Anselmo and the mesmerizing groove that defined Pantera as one of the greatest metal bands of all time, ‘Piss’ simply can not be missed by any fan of the band.
High on Fire, ‘Fertile Green’
High on Fire‘s smokingly brutal piece of sludge mastery ‘Fertile Green’ begins with a memorable drum beat, which occurs as a repetitive theme throughout the ‘De Vermis Mysteriis’ album.
the album explores the time-traveling journey of Jesus Christ’s stillborn brother as he attempts to discover how his twin became a religious icon … but even without the concept in mind, ‘Fertile Green’ is a pummeling metal opus.
Napalm Death, ‘Leper Colony’
Napalm Death have a long and prestigious history of distilling brutality and serving it to their fans in its purest form.
The British grindcore innovators succeeded in that affect once again with their 2012 release, ‘Utilitarian,’ while lining the album with an addictive dose of experimentation.
‘Leper Colony’ was the first track from ‘Utilitarian’ to be released by the band, which includes clean vocals, yes, clean vocals, and acted as a precursor to a truly great record.
Machine Head, ‘Darkness Within'
‘Darkness Within’ is one of the softer songs from Machine Head‘s 2011 album, ‘Unto the Locust.’ Released as a single in 2012, ‘Darkness Within’ captures the entire range of Machine Head’s sound.
From soft, to crunchy, to blistering, the song is a pillar that holds ‘Unto the Locust’ so high in the opinion of metalheads. To many, the song can be summed up in two simple lyrics — Music is my savior / Save me.
Gojira, ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’
French metal outfit Gojira have been underground heroes for a while now, but the band’s latest single has all the potential to bring them into a brighter spotlight. With ‘L’Enfant Sauvage,’ the band offers a little something that all metalheads can at least appreciate, if not love.
It’s heavy, it’s accessible, it’s layered with beauty and most importantly, it’s very well written. If you haven’t heard ‘L’Enfant Sauvage’ yet, do yourself a favor and check it out.
Overkill, ‘Electric Rattlesnake’
Thrash metal veterans Overkill landed in 2012 with yet another rock-solid album. ‘The Electric Age’ is armed to the teeth with pure thrash licks such as ‘Save Yourself’ and ‘Wish You Were Dead.’
However, ‘Electric Rattlesnake’ sticks out sharply as a progressive and finely-crafted thrash-terpiece, as singer Bobby Blitz soars over the instrumental section with his powerful wailing throughout the six-and-a-half minute track.
Anthrax, ‘I’m Alive'
Anthrax‘s ‘I’m Alive’ was released as a single in early January, so it managed to just creep into contention for our Best 2012 Metal Songs list. ‘I’m Alive’ is a perfect representation of why veteran acts like Anthrax still deserve attention when releasing new material.
The track sounds fresh and passionate — and blows away a lot of the metal being released by younger bands in 2012. ‘I’m Alive’ gives fans all the more reason to respect the legendary Anthrax
Goatwhore, ‘Collapse In Eternal Worth’
Goatwhore, besides having one of the best metal band names ever, released one of the year’s best albums with ‘Blood for the Master,’ which begins with the unrelenting cut ‘Collapse In Eternal Worth.’
The 2012 track begins pummeling the listener from literally zero-seconds in, while delivering brilliant lyrics such as Frigid souls that can never feel again / Harvesting the dark magic in decay / Falling deeper into this trance of flame / Feeding from this now self worth withered.
Lamb of God, ‘Ghost Walking’
Lamb of God took 2012 by the throat as ‘Resolution’ was one of the first metal albums to hit fans this year. The album was spearheaded by the track ‘Ghost Walking,’ a post-apocalyptic tale of no one left to save.
Brimming with Randy Blythe’s twisted voice and imaginative lyrics such as, Night blind on the shining path / Ghost walking in the aftermath / Hypnotized, 60 cycle hum / The broken cadence of a distant drum, ‘Ghost Walking’ is a solid cut boasting Lamb of God’s signature sound.
Woods of Ypres, ‘Lightning & Snow’
As the opening track to one of 2012's most truly brilliant albums, ‘Lightning & Snow’ begins Woods of Ypres‘ ‘Grey Skies & Electric Light’ with an exhilarating blend of black metal, gothic metal and doom.
‘Lightning & Snow’ powers through polarizing vocal styles, swift time signature changes and an intriguing story of a man struck by lightning, witnessing a vacant afterlife and living on with the burden of seeing the absence of god