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Loud Rock Charts: 10/30

Consider this: during any other year, almost every single album listed below would be an album of the year, and at the very least a top 5 record. However, 2012 isn’t just any other year. I’ve said this time and time again, but this is quite arguably the greatest single year in recent loud rock history. It doesn’t get better than this folks. Oh wait, yes it does: Deftones’ newest record drops in 2 weeks. Still unconvinced?

1 NEUROSIS Honor Found In Decay Neurot
2 GEOFF TATE Kings And Thieves Century
3 KAMELOT Silverthorn SPV
4 EARLY GRAVES Red Horse No Sleep
5 PARKWAY DRIVE Atlas Epitaph

 

 

1 CONVERGE All We Love We Leave Behind Epitaph
2 ENSLAVED Riitiir Nuclear
3 METALOCALYPSE: DETHKLOK Dethalbum III Cartoon Network
4 ABIOTIC Symbiosis Metal Blade
5 MOTORHEAD The World Is Ours, Vol. 2: Anyplace Crazy As Anywhere Else UDR
6 DOWNFALL OF GAIA Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes Metal Blade
7 WINTERSUN Time Nuclear Blast
8 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
9 HAARP MACHINE Disclosure Sumerian
10 ALL DINOSAURS Rules Of Civility And Decent Behavior Self-Released

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Loud Rock Charts: 10/23

This week in metal comes some very interesting releases. Wintersun’s newest album that was 6 years in the making, Time I, dropped last Friday. Can it live up to more than half a decade’s worth of hype?

Another notable release  is one of Sumerian’s latest signed bands, The Haarp Machine, who are touring alongside fellow labelmates The Faceless this fall.

1 WINTERSUN Time Nuclear Blast
2 HAARP MACHINE Disclosure Sumerian
3 SYLOSIS Monolith Nuclear Blast
4 ABIOTIC Symbiosis Metal Blade
5 THE SWORD Apocryphon Razor And Tie

 

 

1 VISION OF DISORDER The Cursed Remain Cursed Candlelight
2 ENSLAVED Riitiir Nuclear
3 THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE Dead Years eOne
4 CONVERGE All We Love We Leave Behind Epitaph
5 DOWNFALL OF GAIA Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes Metal Blade
6 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
7 METALOCALYPSE: DETHKLOK Dethalbum III Cartoon Network
8 CASPIAN Waking Season Triple Crown
9 DAYLIGHT DIES A Frail Becoming Candlelight
10 GLAMOUR OF THE KILL Summoning eOne

 

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Loud Rock Charts: 10/9

I think now is a very worthwhile time to point out the amazing upcoming metal albums that are dropping in this metallest of months. The list is as follows: BTBAM, Daylight Dies, Enslaved, Dethklok, Downfall of Gaia, Converge, Sylosis, Wintersun, Behold the Arctopus, and of course Neurosis. I’m sure I’ve forgotten many, but it’s hard to keep track when there have been no less than 25 albums released this year that, on their own, could probably win an Album of the Year award or two. Seriously, how good of a year is 2012 shaping up to be for us headbanging metalheads? We better enjoy it while we can, because it definitely won’t last forever…


CHARTS
1 ENSLAVED Riitiir Nuclear
2 CONVERGE All We Love We Leave Behind Epitaph
3 METALOCALYPSE: DETHKLOK Dethalbum III Cartoon Network
4 DOWNFALL OF GAIA Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes Metal Blade
5 DAYLIGHT DIES A Frail Becoming Candlelight

 

 

ADDS
1 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
2 VISION OF DISORDER The Cursed Remain Cursed Candlelight
3 THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE Dead Years eOne
4 CHARIOT One Wing eOne
5 LOCAL H Hallelujah! I’m A Bum Slimstyle
6 CASPIAN Waking Season Triple Crown
7 STOLEN BABIES Naught no comment
8 GALLOWS Gallows Bridge 9
9 AS I LAY DYING Awakened Metal Blade
10 KATATONIA Dead End Kings Peaceville

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Loud Rock Charts: 10/2

School has officially started up again here at UCSC, and that means I’m  multi-tasking between classes, digging through the newest batch of Loud Rock sent to KZSC and trying to watch the NFL. Who would have thought the Arizona Cardinals would be 4-0 at this point? Here’s what should be in your ears during early October:

ADDS
1 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
2 CASPIAN Waking Season
3 STEVE HARRIS British Lion UME
4 GLAMOUR OF THE KILL Summoning eOne
5 JUDGEMENT DAY Polar Shift Minus Head

 

CHARTS
1 THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE Dead Years eOne
2 VISION OF DISORDER The Cursed Remain Cursed Candlelight
3 KATATONIA Dead End Kings Peaceville
4 AS I LAY DYING Awakened Metal Blade
5 CHARIOT One Wing eOne
6 GALLOWS Gallows Bridge 9
7 STOLEN BABIES Naught no comment
8 LAST VEGAS Bad Decisions FrostByte
9 I AM WAR Outlive You All Razor and Tie
10 HARM The Nine FrostByte

 

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Loud Rock Charts: 9/25

TesseracT, known for being very finicky with their vocalists, have finally found their newest singer, Ashe O’Hara, who will hopefully be a more permanent addition than their last two. You can hear a snippet their newest song “Nocturne”, which showcases some of O’Hara’s talent. Here’s to a hopefully long and bright future for Ashe O’Hara and the rest of TesseracT!

ADDS
1 THIS OR THE APOCALYPSE Dead Years eOne
2 AMITY AFFLICTION Chasing Ghosts Roadrunner
3 BAD POWERS Bad Powers The End
4 RE-MACHINED Tribute To Deep Purple’s Machine Head Eagle Rock
5 ENGEL Blood Of Saints FrostByte
 

CHARTS
1 KATATONIA Dead End Kings Peaceville
2 VISION OF DISORDER The Cursed Remain Cursed Candlelight
3 AS I LAY DYING Awakened Metal Blade
4 THY WILL BE DONE Temple [EP] Self-Released
5 CHARIOT One Wing eOne
6 FACELESS Autotheism Sumerian
7 JUDAS PRIEST Screaming For Vengeance Legacy
8 ENCRUST From Birth To Soil Density
9 LAST VEGAS Bad Decisions FrostByte
10 I AM WAR Outlive You All Razor and Tie

 

 

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Loud Rock Charts: 9/18

Has anyone looked at the album releases on October 9th? Here’s a list of the bands that are releasing new albums on that Tuesday case you’re wondering: Deftones, Converge, Coheed and Cambria, Enslaved and of course Between the Buried and Me. That’s a pretty hefty line up. 


ADDS
1 AS I LAY DYING “Cauterize” [Single] Metal Blade
2 DOWN Down IV Part 1: The Purple [EP] ILG
3 GRAVIATORS Evil Deeds Napalm
4 STOLEN BABIES Naught no comment
5 CIRCLE OF LIGHT Rebirth CME

 

CHARTS
1 JUDAS PRIEST Screaming For Vengeance Legacy
2 THY WILL BE DONE Temple
3 FACELESS Autotheism Sumerian
4 KATATONIA Dead End Kings Peaceville
5 EX DEO  Caligvla Napalm
6 VISION OF DISORDER The Cursed Remain Cursed Candlelight
7 CHARIOT One Wing eOne
8 GALLOWS Gallows Bridge 9
9 LAST VEGAS Bad Decisions FrostByte
10 GYPSYHAWK Revelry And Resilience Metal Blade