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Nuclear Blast Staff Top 5 Albums of 2012!

Nuclear Blast Staff Top 5 Albums of 2012! - 2012-12-20 03:00

2012-12-20 03:00 - It’s that time of year again when the industry and fans alike start putting together lists of their favourite albums that have been released since January and in keeping with this tradition, we decided to gather some Top 5 Albums of 2012 lists from the staff here at Nuclear Blast. There’s a wide variety of releases in the staff picks, including some choice picks from other labels / our favourite bands, as well as our favourite Nuclear Blast releases.

We also happened to stumble upon EQPTV on YouTube recently and in case you hadn’t heard of the channel, it’s run by 12-year-old Elliot Paisley. Elliot first caught our eye when we saw him reviewing the likes of ISIS and Neurosis – both bands posted his reviews on their Facebook pages they were that taken with the little guy’s well-informed views. We decided to get Elliot involved in the list making and filmed his Top 5 Nuclear Blast releases of 2012 recently, which you can check out below:



Nuclear Blast Staff Top 5 Albums of 2012:

Mark Palmer (UK):
Rush - Clockwork Angels
Enslaved – RIITIIR
Baroness - Yellow & Green
Gojira - L’Enfant Sauvage
Kreator – Phantom Antichrist

Lisa Cope (UK):
Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
Baroness - Yellow & Green
The Safety Fire - Grind The Ocean
Graveyard – Lights Out
Old Man Gloom - No

Lottie Hunt (UK):
Every Time I Die – Ex Lives
Deftones – Koi No Yokan
Baroness – Yellow & Green
Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage
Witchcraft – Legend

Pete Bailey (UK):
Alcest - Les Voyages de l'Âme
Don Broco – Priorities
Bury Tomorrow – The Union Of Crowns
Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage
Testament – Dark Roots Of Earth

Tobias ‘Tobe’ Pfletschinger (DE):
Graveyard – Lights Out
Testament – Dark Roots Of Earth
Orchid – Heretic
Overkill – The Electric Age
Witchcraft – Legend

Jaap Waagemaker (Jaap’s favourite NON NB releases of 2012) (DE):
Rush – Clockwork Angels
Black Breath – Sentenced to Life
Rival Sons – Head Down
Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage
Down – Part IV - The Purple EP

Andy Siry (DE):
Witchcraft – Legend
Testament – Dark Roots Of Earth
Graveyard – Lights Out
Fueled By Fire - Plunging Into Darkness
Grand Magus – The Hunt

Felix Bürkle (DE):
Be’lakor – Of Breath And Bones
Witchcraft – Legend
Before The Dawn – Rise of the Phoenix
Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage
AHAB – The Giant

Markus Jakob (DE):
Katatonia - Dead End Kings
Emmure - Slave To The Game
Graveyard – Lights Out
Aliens Ate My Setlist - Illusions
Witchcraft – Legend

Markus Wosgien (DE):
Rhapsody – Ascending To Infinity
Kissin' Dynamite - Money, Sex & Power
Accept – Stalingrad
Black Country Communion - Afterglow
Doro – Raise Your Fist

Philipp Raabe (DE):
Threshold – March Of Progress
Sabaton – Carolus Rex
Rhapsody –Ascending To Infinity
Battle Beast – Steel
Kreator – Phantom Antichrist


Stephanie Lehwald (DE):
Architects – Daybreaker
Your Demise – The Golden Age
Caliban – I Am Nemesis
The Sorrow – Misery Escape
Mnemic – Mnemesis

Julien Clair (DE):
Brutality Will Prevail - The Path
Desolated - Verse Of Judas
Expire - Pendulum Swings
Municipal Waste – The Fatal Feast
Xibalba - Hasta La Muerte

Olli Steinwand (DE):
Overkill – The Electric Age
Accept – Stalingrad
Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
Bullet – Full Pull
Testament – Dark Roots Of Earth

Florian Milz (DE):
Bleeding Red – Evolution’s Crown
Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza
Accept – Stalingrad
Freedom Call – Land of the Crimson Dawn

Pamela Scavran (IT):
Gotthard – Firebirth
Bullet – Full Pull
Accept – Stalingrad
Running Wild – Shadowmaker
The 69 Eyes – X

Monte Connor (US):
Rush - Clockwork Angels
Testament – Dark Roots Of Earth
Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
Midnight - Satanic Royalty
Prong - Carved Into Stone

Darren Edwards (SE):
Gojira-L’enfant Sauvage
Witchcraft – Legend
Therapy?- A Brief Crack Of Light
Down- Down IV, Part I, The Purple EP
Stone Sour- House Of Gold and Bones, Part 1

Elliot Paisley – EQPTV:
EQPTV Top 5 Albums of 2012

If you fancy getting your hands on any of the Nuclear Blast releases mentioned above, you can find buy links for the releases below:

Enslaved – RIITIIR: http://smarturl.it/EnslavedCD
Kreator – Phantom Antichrist: http://smarturl.it/KreatorCD
Graveyard – Lights Out: http://smarturl.it/GraveyardLightsCD
Witchcraft - Legend: http://smarturl.it/WitchcraftLEGEND
Before The Dawn – Rise of the Phoenix: http://smarturl.it/BeforeTheDawn
Testament – Dark Roots Of Earth: http://smarturl.it/TestamentCD
Rhapsody – Ascending To Affinity: http://smarturl.it/rhapsodyCD
Accept - Stalingrad: http://smarturl.it/AcceptCD
Doro – Raise Your Fist: http://smarturl.it/DoroRYFCD
Threshold – March Of Progress: http://smarturl.it/ThresholdCD
Sabaton – Carolus Rex: http://smarturl.it/SabatonCD
Battle Beast - Steel: http://smarturl.it/BattleBeastCD
Mnemic - Mnemesis: http://smarturl.it/MnemicCD
Municipal Waste – The Fatal Feast: http://smarturl.it/MunicipalWaste
Overkill – The Electric Age: http://smarturl.it/OverkillCD
Tankard – A Girl Called Cerveza: http://smarturl.it/TankardCD
Bullet – Full Pull: http://smarturl.it/BulletCD
Orchid – Heretic (EP): http://smarturl.it/Orchid
Gotthard - Firebirth: http://smarturl.it/GotthardCD
The 69 Eyes - X: http://smarturl.it/GotthardCD
Grand Magus - The Hunt: http://smarturl.it/grandmagusCD

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