Early November brought the double shot of Red Fang and Black Tusk to Fitzgerald’s in Houston. Lord Dying was also on the bill and started things off in fine fashion, adding touches of stoner and thrash to their own take on modern metal. Seeing a show featuring 2 of the most happening heavy bands on the planet in a space as cozy as the smaller, downstairs room at Fitzgerald’s was going to be a treat no matter what. But the first exposure to Lord Dying only added to the bargain and the...
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Happy early New Year! Here are Jibbies' Top 10 metal albums of 2012, brought to you just in time to add some heavy to your NYE playlist. Dive in!
1. Abrahama – ‘Through The Dusty Paths Of Our Lives’ – Small Stone – Producer: Jason Groves, Abrahma
Abrahma delivers the kind of album I remember once being made: epic, expertly performed, textured, cohesive, song-laden…..in short, as close to perfect as you’re likely to get....
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It was another great year for Jibbies & Loond in 2012. To help celebrate, kick the holidays off right, and generally rock you to the ground (‘cuz there’s at least as much rock as metal here), it’s time to present the show’s Top 10 albums of the year. We’ve also attached some YouTube materials so you can have a listen right here. Thanks very much for checking it out, and here’s to a great 2013 for all of us! – J&L
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Heavy metal in all its glorious forms is alive and well, and all the evidence you need is at hand in the form of Jibbies & Loond’s Top 10 albums of the year countdown. 2012 was a great year, with just about every sub-genre of metal getting a nod from one or the other of our resident experts. If you’re a metal fan, this is a chance to catch up on anything you might have missed. If you’re shopping for the metal fans on your Christmas list, you’ve now got a fool-proof cheat sheet. And finally, if you’re just now taking the plunge into this wonderful world, you’ve got a primer to get you up to speed for what is guaranteed to be a great 2013.
Horns Up! – J&L
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Music featured in this episode:
Converge – ‘All We Love We Leave Behind’
Deftones – ‘Leathers’
Testament – ‘Dark Roots Of Earth’
Pig Destroyer – ‘Baltimore Strangler’
Baroness – ‘March To The Sea’
Goatwhore – ‘When Steel And Bone Meet’
Torche – ‘Reverse Inverted’
Enabler – ‘All Hail The Void’
Killing Joke – ‘New Uprising’