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The 12 days of Christmas Day One: 12 crucial 2012 releasesDecember 14th, 2012 at Fri, 14th, 2012 at 5:11 pm by Shawn Skager
It’s the end of the year and that can mean only one thing – best of 2012 music lists.
That’s right, it’s the time of the year that every music blogger/journalist/writer across the world starts compiling their best of lists, taking a look at the releases from the past year that made the most impact on them and the music world in general.
So without further ado, we present to you the Electric Phase 12 Days of Christmas Best of 2012 list. We’re going to pick one album for each month of 2012, the album we feel was the best released that month. And we’re going to do it until Christmas.
Here’s Day One – January.
LAMB OF GOD – “RESOLUTION”
Virginia-based metal masters Lamb of God dropped their seventh full-length offering “Resolution” on Jan. 24, 2012, setting the bar for metal releases for the whole year. The album debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top-200 chart and No. 1 on Billboard’s Rock Chart. The album sold 52,000 copies during it’s first week of release, showing that at least 52,000 people in this world still have good taste.
Don’t let the acoustic intro from the band’s first single “Ghost Walking” fool you, this album packs as ferocious a punch as you’ve come to expect from Lamb of God. Unlike many bands that struggle to progress musically, and still maintain their heaviness, Lamb of God have managed to meld in some progressive and more melodic elements without losing their edge.
Currently the band is on tour with In Flames and Hellyeah.
Lamb of God – “Ghost Walking”