Dragged Into Sunlight Pick Their Five Favorite Albums fo 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, extreme-metal band Dragged Into Sunlight select their collective faves.
5. Converge, All We Love We Leave Behind
"The best Converge recording since the better parts of Petitioning the Empty Sky, everyone knows that’s "The Saddest Day." What an evolution of sound. New, psychotic, out of step, off kilter, enjoyable, fucking CONVERGE. It’s possible that watching Jacob Bannon swing the mic 18 foot in the air and cough up chunks of venom and blood has never been this enjoyable. "
4. Tragedy, Darker Days Ahead
"Tragedy is a crusty craft. A lot of reviewers had their ‘issues’ with this record. It isn’t fast. Oh well. Get a grip, it’s Tragedy, dwell under the intolerable weight. A force to be reckoned with at every level and total punishment from beginning to end."
3. Be’Lakor, Of Breath and Bone
"This record is a game changer for Be’Lakor. Previously underrated and overly symphonic perhaps routine death metal. Now they make Dolph Lundgren sound Swiss. Swedish death metal to the final breath and bone. A profound listening experience."
2. Lazarus Blackstar, Hymns for the Cursed
"Tone, heavy. Bludgeoning death. The slick of UK sludge. Faster than their previous efforts but still every bit as punishing. Members of Doom, influences of Medulla Nocte, a bit of Rudimentary Peni. Messy, crusty, grotesquely death metal, part Lazarus Bastard, this the creature that no man can cage. So fucking ugly. Press play and lie in the recovery position."
1. Inverloch, Dusk/Subside
"Inverloch comprises 50% Disembowelment and 50% total fucking doom. This is what the end of the world sounds like, a before, middle and after. It makes you want to punch yourself in the face like a madman and then when you can’t take anymore. It makes you want to grab the nearest person by the throat and punch them in the face until it’s tough to tell the difference between human and hamburger. Brutal."