This is my last post for TDM and I have to say I have enjoyed blogging here. Many thanks to Rob for taking me on and to Scott for his support through the year. Next year I will be contributing to We Love Metal, rather than starting my own blog at this point. “Real life” just has too much going on, from finishing up my master’s degree, a 10 week intensive military school, another 2 week National Security course, helping run a photography business, and a move next summer to who-knows-where with a new job to learn.
I have been absent lately from here due to demanding classes in school, last minute trips for work, and spending 3 weeks in October and November supporting the response to Hurricane Sandy in NY & NJ. Plus a quick vacation in October. It’s been a little crazy and Metal blogging has taken a back seat.
All that said, the reason for this post is to share with you my top albums for 2012, as well as my song and show of the year. It was really a hit or miss year, with few hits I think. It is impossible to predict if any of these will be long-term solid albums, ones I go back to years from now and stand the test of time, but there may be a handful of candidates. My list consists entirely of veteran bands, averaging over 8 full length album releases over their careers, so no one-hit wonders here.
Some albums that were close, but didn’t quite make it to my list are Varg’s Guten Tag, Kreator’s Phantom Antichrist, Sabaton’s Carolus Rex, At Vance’s Facing Your Enemy, Rush’s Clockwork Angels, and Diablo Swing Orchestra’s Pandora’s Pinata. Here we go…..