Mike Sarkisyan of Spineshank 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, Mike Sarkisyan (pictured left), guitarist of the industrial-metal band Spineshank, selects his faves.

 

 

 

 

 

5. Spineshank, Anger Denial Acceptance
“It’s the best thing that I have ever been a part of and it’s as real as it gets.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. All Hail The Yeti, All Hail The Yeti
“Dirty, heavy, melodic, dark, real–did I mention heavy? Not to mention, it sounds nothing like these cookie-cutter metal bands that have been coming out the past few years.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Machine Head, Machine Fucking Head Live
“As far as metal is concerned, it doesn’t get better. These dudes can school most metal bands out there.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Muse, The 2nd Law
“This band just keeps pushing the envelope. It’s a very experimental record but has hooks for days and is very well produced.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Deftones, Koi No Yokan
“Because it’s Deftones, and it’s heavy, melodic, emotional, moving, and powerful.”

 

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