everyone has one, an opinion and the internet access to share it. aka top 10 of 2012. so here goes ours. in no particular order:
NEUROSIS - HONOR FOUND IN DECAY
obviously. i wanted this so bad i bought it on CD. when the vinyl drops next year it will go on my 2013 list as well. i don't know the last time my CD player saw this much action. spun this so many times i'm afraid it's going to burn up the motor.
TRAGEDY - DARKER DAYS AHEAD
the first few years of tragedy's existence i would pick up every new 7" hoping to like it as much as his hero is gone and never did. when i saw this i grabbed it for the sake of consistency. made me go back and re-listen to all their old stuff and it's totally changed my mind. everything they ever recorded fucking slays.
HOAX - three 7"s
so i guess they have 3 EPs? i'm not exactly sure the dates on them but i picked up all three over the course of the year and any of them could make the list easily regardless of date.
ROT IN HELL / VEGAS - SPLIT 6"
exactly what you'd expect from both of them and i think that's the best compliment i could possibly give it. another obvious one here. i wish it was 1 to 6 inches longer.
COLUMN OF HEAVEN - MISSION FROM GOD
i feel super fortunate to have worked on this project. when andrew first emailed me the tracks i knew it would be on my 10 whether we were able to work together or not.
OAK - SILENT SPRING
this was in with a box of tapes chris from prairie fire/dub ditch picnic sent me and i'm really glad he did because i otherwise might not have heard or heard of this one. if there isn't already talk of giving this the vinyl treatment there should be.
YOUNG AND IN THE WAY - live/2x12"
i don't know if they even had anything new come out in 2012. they're just that good. i guess the 2LP of their stuff from 2010 and 2011 came out this year. and i know the 2nd press of their torch runner split 7" is coming up. did the first press come out in 2012? either way, top 10.
SUTEKH HEXEN - BEHIND THE THRONE
wait, did the empyraisch 12" come out this year too? in that case its a tie.
INTEGRITY / GEHENNA - SPLIT 7"
another obvious one.
IRON LUNG / THE PROCESS - SPLIT 7"
i guess this is a re-release of the same split from 2007. but it's new to me and i've already almost worn out the grooves. best song the process ever recorded.
HORDERS - FIMBULVETR
i'm not enough of an egoist to put my own album on a top 10. but it was really exciting and meant a lot to me to have this album see the light of day. so even just as a personal experience, this was a big one for me for 2012.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
mentioned previously how some sisster ssound releases were now available from 7 DEGREES in germany. just got a mess of records from them in the mail. including the 12" vinyl version of the STANDING ON A FLOOR OF BODIES "sacrilegious and culturally deficient" album that sisster ssound did the cassettes of. thanks simon.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
the HORDERS 'fimbulvetr' LP is available now in full for stream and/or download at horders.bandcamp.com. cassettes are now sold out, but the vinyl is still available in the GIVE UP STORE. as well as DOMY BOOKS, END OF AN EAR, and VINYL EDGE in houston and austin, respectively. and direct from FEAST OF TENTACLES in the uk of course.
in sisster distribution news, BLACK COFFEE, STANDING ON A FLOOR OF BODIES, AND RVEVV cassettes are now also being stocked at DOMY BOOKS, END OF AN EAR, and VINYL EDGE. as well as being available now from 7 DEGREES in germany, PRAIRIE FIRE TAPES in canada, and CRUCIAL BLAST in maryland.
on the design front, we're currently working on the art and layout for the upcoming STANDING ON A FLOOR OF BODIES/MAN AMONG WOLVES split 10", the ROT IN HELL "ruined empire" LP, and the second 7" from BLACK COFFEE. plus a couple of others its still a little too early to comment on. more soon.