Monday, January 7, 2013
Worst/Most Disappointing Albums of 2012
Bonded by Blood was once one of the more impressive retro thrash metal bands out there. Their last release was very good. Unfortunately, they went through a change in vocalists and basically phoned in this album. A shame.
When I first heard Eluveitie, I was blown away by them. Their combination of melodic death metal an Celtic folk metal was extremely impressive. But since then, Eluveitie has been trying desperately to remake that same album to increasingly lackluster results. I am not sure I will give them another chance.
Like Eluveitie, Sonata Arctica was a band that I was so impressed by when I first heard them that I still check them out on new albums despite not being horribly impressed by anything they have put out since I first heard them. This is their worst one yet. It's basically modern rock at this point, there is very little power metal left.
I do not care for Tiamat's take on gothic rock. But with seemingly each new release I hear something about the band incorporating some of their atmospheric death metal elements that the band did so well early on. Each time it is false. This time is no exception.
Run-of-the-mill metalcore with Christian lyrics. Need I say more?