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Reggie’s Top 15 of 2012

2012Just when I thought 2011 was a banner year for metal, I think 2012 might be equal to or better in terms of both quality music and sheer volume of albums released.  It surely was not a dull moment if you ask me; it seemed like I was listening to at least a couple new albums each week.  Interestingly, I can probably look at half my list and tell you that some of these albums, I had no idea were coming.  They completely snuck on me or I never expected them like Kreator…a band I nearly forgot about came out with a killer album.  The band at #15 I never knew existed until just a few weeks ago and I am still impressed with them.  There are definitely some surprises on my list this year.  Some of these bands have been around for years and I am only now getting into them. I hope you had a great 2012 in metal!  Here are my Top 15 albums of 2012.

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Album Review: Orange Goblin – A Eulogy for the Damned

Recently, I discovered this new band called Orange Goblin.  Only, they aren’t new.  In fact, they have been around for over 15-years and have seven albums under their belt.  Where the hell have I been?  Don’t say living under a rock!  I’ll admit there is a ton of stuff out there I have yet been exposed to, but Orange Goblin is not so far removed from anything that could be considered good old-fashioned rock and roll.  It’s a bit of a head scratcher for me discovering this band so late in the game.  It could be that they are a UK-based band and just haven’t exposed America to their stoner-metal groove?   Yeah, I’ll go with that!  Forget the fact that I live in England for now.  Anyway, I am glad I finally got exposed.  Now, let’s talk about their newest album A Eulogy for the Damned.

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