Alex Webster of Cannibal Corpse Picks His Five Favorite Albums of the Year

Leading up to the end of the year, Revolver has asked some of our favorite artists to pick their Top Albums of 2012 and tell us why each record rules. Here, Alex Webster (pictured left), bassist of death-metal vets Cannibal Corpse, selects his faves.

 


 

 

5. Spawn of Possession, Incurso
“This is one of the most technical death-metal albums you’ll ever hear. The bass performance alone makes it a worthy purchase for any tech-death fan.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Meshuggah, Koloss
“Each song on this album has its own character. Lots of variety–fast thrash parts, interesting mid-paced grooves, sludgy slow riffs–but it’s all tied together by the album’s overall dark vibe.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Gojira, L’Enfant Sauvage
“More great, innovative metal from Gojira. Definitely not a run-of-the-mill extreme-metal album. Nobody sounds quite like these guys.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Aeon, Aeons Black
“Pure death-metal hell from one of my favorite bands. Brutal, memorable songs with killer musicianship.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Overkill, The Electric Age
“These guys are at the top of their game right now, and that’s no small feat for a band with such a history. This album is heavy as fuck, catchy, and precisely executed.”

 

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  • http://twitter.com/RyVolk Ryan Volk

    Missing: Formshifter, Allegaeon

  • Cassie

    missing: Testament’s dark roots of the earth

  • Fhall

    How are they missing???The article said Alex Websters favorite albums of the year,not what he thinks Cassie and Ryan would want him to pick as alums of the year…

  • Chris40081

    ROYAL THUNDER ANYONE?????? Clearly #1

  • http://www.facebook.com/melissa.sutherland2 Dale Sutherland

    I thought Alex would have picked High on Fire’s new album “De Vermis Mysteriis”,I know Pat O’Brian is a big fan of High on Fire.I love Overkill’s new album,these guys just keep pumping out kick ass thrash & showing the young punks how it’s done!