anyways now that my rant is over, ill get right into my top 5's
top 5 records of the year:
globsters: rock n roll misery "7
i didn't review this for whatever reason, but its a hell of a record! adam does it again! blown out punk jamz about whatever subject thats on adam's mind at the time.......loved it.
panzram/shoppers split "7
the first record of the year that i was totally sold on......shoppers mean and meant alot to me and these songs were as great as anything else they recorded.....its just too bad it ended up being their unintended swansong as a band............panzram are a band i'd never heard before and suprised me with their abrasive rough style of hardcore that harkened back to the 90s.......
ulises lima - waiting for the summer
this spanish band put out one of the best records of the year......great melodic hardcore as it hadn't been done in years......a nice breath of fresh air from most of the stuff i'd been hearing this year.
cloud rat / republic of dreams split lp
this record was amazing.......both bands came hard, combining to make this masterpiece of a record.....cloud rat's cerebral diverse grind vs republic of dreams' noise slathered reversal of man-esque emo bursts.......excellent all around.
heemeyer s/t ep
record of 2012 for me.....just a monster of an album..........thick, dark, suffocating, everything a good hardcore record should be. cant wait to see these dudes live.
top 5 live sets of 2012
5. two sunrises - merlot mansion, marquette, mi, 6/22/12
4. oily menace - the commons, sekoitus fest, marquette, mi, 7/13/12
3. shoppers - DAAC, grand rapids, mi, 1/28/12
2. tenement - loaf house, marquette, mi, 12/17/12
1. cloud rat - suicide garage, michigan meltdown, grand rapids, mi, 7/18/12
hopefully 2013 will be better than 2012........looking forward to new experiences, new people, new bands and new friendships.