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."