Hello again, my adoring fans. I know it’s been a while. Yes, I know I said I’d call, but things came up. No, of course I still respect you, I just haven’t had the time to pick up the phone, which works both ways, you know. Anyways, it’s time to wrap up another year, and musically it’s been rather lackluster. There’s a tendency lately for all of the wrong types of metal to be gaining a popular buzz (I’m looking at you, In This Moment), and the atrocity that is dubstep seems to be infecting almost everything (I’m still glaring at you, In This Moment...such a disappointment), but amidst all of the crap that was vomited forth in music this year--metal and otherwise--there were still some really good releases, at least one of them dropped only a couple of weeks ago.
(Note: only one of these was actually reviewed, the rest of them are getting their first spotlight today.)