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Best of 2012

Posted: 28/12/2012 in Uncategorized
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2012-So-Far2012 Is finally at an end. The World didn’t end 4 days after my 22nd birthday. We are all still here and kicking. 2012 thou was a harsh and hard year for everybody. But in a way to both honor and wish farewell to 2012, we made a list of our most favorite songs released this year. From albums made this year, or even albums that I managed to get only this year. Anyways here are the best 12 Tracks that got released in these 12 months of 2012. There is no real chronological order so I just wrote them as they came. So all of these tracks are in my heart, they are great and hopefully you are still enjoying them!

12 – Lacuna Coil – Dark Adrenaline – Trip the Darkness

11 – Lamb Of God – Resolution – Ghost Walking

10 – Caliban – I am Nemesis – Sonne (Cover)

9 – Wykked Wytch – The Ultimate Deception – Fade to Black (Cover)

8 – Epica – Requiem for the Indifferent – Deep water Horizon

7 – Cannibal Corpse – Torture – Scourge of Iron

6 – Job for a Cowboy – Demonocracy – Children of Deceit

5 – Six Feet Under – Undead – Molest Dead

4 – Nile – At The Gate Of Sethu – The Inevitable Degradation of Flesh

3 – Ex Deo – Caligvla – I,Caligvla

2 – Cradle of Filth – The Manticore and Other Horrors – Death, The Great Adventure

1 – Machine Head – Unto the Locust – I Am Hell

Now I know that Unto The Locust was released September 2011, however I only got hold of it start of 2012 and believe me till now I am listening to the tracks even on my phone. How is that for an Impressive album?

Thanks and Enjoy

Robert C. Friedrich


Cannot believe is that time of the month again, when this month is coming to an End, so just like last month we gonna put up 3 top videos and prepare the top 3 for 5th of December.

If you missed us, well there are some changes coming in, and loads of stuff being handled and prepared so our hands were tide. But we are still here and ready to unleash some craziness again.


While both preparing some more cool stuff for here and elsewhere we try to be in touch as much as humanly possible. So apologies to the people who missed our posts and much much more.

Anyways its time to stop typing and time to start watching, our top 3 pics on videos this time is some of the new cool Metal videos. So enjoy while we prepare other amazing stuff for you!

PS: we hate the Youtube commercials too so skip them!

The first video we have for you is Machine Head – Darkness Within (Get the new LIVE DVD its fucking brilliant!)

The next video is Ex Deo – Per Oculus Aquila

And this video is a bit older but amazingly great. Infected Rain – Judgemental Trap

As mentioned earlier we are still preparing new stuff for you so be patient and for now enjoy

Robert C. Friedrich

Ex Deo 2012

Ex Deo , Many thought that this was a one-off project by Kataklysm!

Back in 2009 Ex Deo’s debut “Romulus” took the Metal world by storm and me by total surprise

I’m listening to Kataklysm since about eight years running and EX DEO has become a favorite also!

Ex Deo took off like a rocket and showed Death Metal in new epic heights! And gave birth to Roman Metal!



Where “Romulus” was epic, “Caligvla” is taking this adjective to a new level, it is the soundtrack that would be perfect for any new movie about one of Rome’s, nay, one of the world’s most extravagant emperors. Iacono did not sacrifice the intensity and heaviness of the debut, oh no, he took it and expanded on it to arrive at a monumental scale combining the slow and churning Death Metal of the debut with cinematic grandeur in the arrangements, the keyboards, more majesty, more vocal variety (Iacono delivers growls, screams, a harsh spoken word command, while we also get some guest vocals by TRISTANIA’s Mariangela Demurtas and some more growls by SEPTIC FLESH’s Seth Siro Anton) and overall also musically more variety. So basically, if you wanted to condense “Caligvla” to one word, it would probably be “earth-shattering” if it would be one word!

And this grandeur makes it hard for me to really pick out single tracks, since they all have their own characteristic strengths, be it the martial expressiveness of opener and quasi-title track “I, Caligvla”, or the pure epicness of “Per Oculus Aquila”, they are just…well…BIG, with the perfect production to underline the power of the subject that translates into the music as well, clear, warm, powerful, but not overproduced, guitarist Jean-Francois Dagenais did an outstanding job with this one. And Iacono – he puts in a performance that brings Caligula to life, just listen to the title track and his opening bellow of “On this glorious day, I declare Gaius Augustus Germanicus Emperor of Rome!” If they ever make that movie, they don’t have to find an actor, just take Iacono and he will give this character a haunting strength and depth that would be hard to match (and they’d have the soundtrack to go with it built in already).

All in all Ex Deo Deliveres great MUSIC and will hopefully become an instant Classic one day

Buy the Album yourself and Let me know which track on the album is your favorite!

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I,Caligvla (the EPIC Video)