Jake Pelzl of Defiler 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, Jake Pelzl (pictured left), vocalist of the deathcore band Defiler, selects his faves.






5. Deftones, Koi No Yokan
“The band has almost returned to their heavy roots in a sense, and the grooves on this record are always stuck in my head.











4. Papa Roach, The Connection
“The bands addition of electronics and new soundscapes has breathed fresh life into an already amazing band. Five stars.”











3. Whitechapel, Whitechapel
“I feel like the band is really coming into a sound of their own, and this album has a very high replay value.”











2. Parkway Drive, Atlas
Atlas shows the Aussie boys continuing their reign at the top of the metalcore world.”











1. Stone Sour, House of Gold & Bones, Part 1
“The textures and sounds on this record are unreal, possibly the best Stone Sour release to date.”



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