Taken from the album ‘Bécs' released as LP / CD / Download
Release Date April 28, 2014
Sometimes NPR Music likes to keep the year-end list deal tidy. Top 10. No more, got it? I get it: wheat, chaff, etc. You can read my opening spiel and blurbage for my top 10 metal records of 2012 there, but get everything else here. At some point, these things just become bullet points of the dumb stuff I listened to, so these are the metal records that I really hated to cut, feel me?
The list in alphabetical order because ranking is silly. There are also links to stream full albums where available. And by year’s end, I’ll publish my personal top 25 here — you know, the one with “Call Me Maybe” on it (seriously).
(Converge fans get super mad in 5, 4, 3…)
The “top 10”…
15 more for a neat 25…
Bonus: 5 hella sweet splits…
In short, there’s another Lars at NPR and we often get each others’ emails, packages and even phone calls. When he first came on the scene, it was like Highlander up in here: “There can only be one,” etc. But Lars is a good dude, and we thought it’d be a funny idea if he reviewed one of my promos, specifically, a death metal CD.
By the way, that death metal CD is the killer Deathless Master by Acephalix.