Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Best Metal EPs of 2012
Following up on a surprisingly good reunion album, Corrosion of Conformity released an EP on Scion that was perhaps even better than the full-length. There were a couple of vocal missteps, but for the most part this is exactly the kind of crossover stomp with which C.O.C. made their name.
Revocation is fast becoming one of the greatest modern thrash metal bands around. Hot on the heels of their terrific album in 2011, which ranked #3 on my end of the year list, Revocation has released a great little EP on Scion.
I always anxiously await any new Down album. They remain one of my favorite bands, and certainly my favorite side-project. This album brought back some of the aggression and spirit of the band's first full-length album. It is short yes, but extremely powerful.