thegauntlet.com heavy metal

Pat Seals from FLYLEAF Checks In With His Top 5 Albums Of 2012


Flyleaf (2012) Flyleaf guitarist Pat Seals has checked in with his top 5 albums of 2012.

Deftones (Koi No Yokan) - Another great Deftones album-- Entombed is my favorite track on this one - haunted and dreamy with a soaring chorus - perfect.

Fiona Apple (The Idler Wheel is Wiser...) - These brooding, heartache-fueled ballads marinated in what feels like maybe psychosis are a cut above the rest - one of the best albums I have heard in a while. “Werewolf” and bonus track “Largo” are two of my favorites from this release.

Crosses (EPs 1& 2)- With Deftones frontman Chino Moreno on vocals, and Shaun Lopez of Far. “Option” and “Prurient” are my highlights of these EPs. I love the use of hip-hop and the mixes absolutely shimmer, sonically. Hats off!

Sleigh Bells (Reign of Terror) - Got me thru some gym time while recording New Horizons - A sinister, modern Abba playing songs soaked in metal guitar over gullet-rattling beats - yes!!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor (Alleluia! Don't Bend! Ascend!) - My cousin gave me Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven several years ago on tour and I have enjoyed getting lost in this band's eerie and vastly sprawling, records ever since. Though a bit of a time commitment, “We Drift Like Worried Fire” is as maddening as it is enchanting, though I'm not sure I would recommend hearing this track if one were actually worried about something.

Stone Sour - (House of Gold and Bones) - These guys rule - bringing high energy metal without forsaking pop-sensible songwriting. "Taciturn" is a ballad made for arenas, for sure.

Last month, Flyleaf released "New Horizons".

Read More News

Tags:  Flyleafpat sealstop 10  

    December 13, 2012

More News

THE SILVER SCREAM TOUR WITH ICE NINE KILLS
Enforcer and Warbringer Besiege the Black Circle Brewing Co.
TALES OF THE TOMB Posts New Video 'Dyatlov Pass Incident'
SARPEDON (Norway) "Before The Nightingale Sings" @ Progressive Metal
Meat Puppets Announce US Co-Headlining Tour with Mudhoney + Limited Edition Vinyl

Comments

comments powered by Disqus