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Nicholas’ Top Ten of 2012

Posted in Corrosion of Conformity, Devin Townsend, Dragged Into Sunlight, Enslaved, LISTS, Ne Obliviscaris, Pallbearer, Royal Thunder, Storm Corrosion, The Faceless, Trioscapes with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 1, 2013 by Nicholas

Year-end best-of lists suck.  I haven’t listened to everything that came out this year that I wanted to hear yet (Neurosis, High On Fire, Melvins, etc. fucking etc).  There’s just too much.  And 2012 was pretty God damn good year for music.  So, this is not a best of list.  This is simply my favorites.  The albums I spun the most.  The ones I like more than the ones I hated (Muse).

In no particular order…

(Edit: Ryan is making me do a numbered list even though I don’t want to.  So now the albums are numbered.)



Royal Thunder


Relapse Records

Another kick-ass debut album.  Royal Thunder’s CVI is a super dose of hard rock a la Black Sabbath doomage.  Everything about this album kicks ass.  Front woman Mlny Parsonz has a strong voice that leads the monstrous riffs through the seedy, dimly lit, back alleys the music feels like it’s bringing you to.  This is a band that must be seen live as well.  They were easily one of the best performances I saw this year.  If you like your hard rock to rock hard, pick this album up immediately.

Best Track:  “Parsonz CurseContinue reading


Ryan’s Top Ten of 2012

Posted in Cloud Nothings, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Grizzly Bear, LISTS, metric, Royal Thunder, Samothrace, Sleigh Bells, Tame Impala, The Avett Brothers, The Honeydogs with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on December 31, 2012 by Ryan

So, this week, we here at Stereo Control will be giving you all our favorite albums of the past year.  In my eyes, 2012 has been a mix-and-match type of year for music.  We’ve had some great things happen: Godspeed You! Black Emperor reformed, Fiona Apple came back, Hurricane Sandy brought us closer together with benefit concerts, and Whitney Houston died (paving way for so many great Too Soon jokes — Have you heard?  Whitney Houston’s been eight months sober!).  Of course, on the flip-side, 2012 was also a year in which horrible things happened in music: Tupac came back from the dead in the dumbest way possible, Steve Albini was a dick to Amanda Palmer for no reason, Taylor Swift never ever ever wants to get back together, and Justin Bieber shows he either has no fashion sense or no respect…

I’m surprised the Canadian Prime Minister didn’t immediately quit.

However, the greatest thing to happen in music this year was the return of Stereo Control.  We added three new writers (Nick, Mike, and Evan), had more views than ever, and even started a podcast (yes, we’ve only done one so far, shut up).  Excited for the future of this site, we’d like to first look into the very recent past and give our unasked-for opinions on albums.  So, my picks of this year are: Continue reading

Storm Corrosion – Storm Corrosion

Posted in Storm Corrosion with tags , , , , , , , , , on June 8, 2012 by Nicholas

Storm Corrosion

Storm Corrosion


Roadrunner Records

Well, it is finally here.  The debut collaboration between Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson and Opeth’s Mikael Akerfeldt.  How long has it been since these two bastards teased with the album?  I don’t remember, but I don’t care anymore because it is here.  I had the same thoughts going through my head as most Opeth/Porcupine Tree fans did.  Mainly, what kind of sound was this album going to have?  We have the front men of some of the best Progressive Rock/Metal bands out there today getting together, making love, and squirting out an album.  Would it be heavy and folky like Opeth?  Or psychedelic  like Porcupine Tree?  Well, it sounds nothing like either.  Like at all.  Mr. Wilson has stated that in interviews, that this would be entirely different and not a prog super group.  I did have doubts, and I thought it would have to sound at least a little like their respective bands.  However, with the exception of the vocals, it is a whole new animal. Continue reading