Friday, December 21, 2012

Top 40 Breakdowns of 2012: Part 1 (40 - 31)

So it's that time of year again when we here at TMHT like to do all kinds best of the year lists. Starting off with the Top 40 Breakdowns of 2012. I'm sure you'll disagree with almost every selection made but just remember this more an opinion piece than anything else and hey, you might find some new jams that you missed in 2012. Let's begin...........

40) Faces - Whitechapel (Whitechapel)

Let me assure you that this isn't the only appearance by Whitechapel on this list. This breakdown acts almost like a chorus for the song and appears twice. However, the second time round it's twice as heavy as the first. You just want to bounce and then head-bang like crazy.

39) Death, Ascension, Resurrection - Impending Doom (Baptized in Filth)

This entire album was essentially a breakdown about God. Some of the lyrics I find hard to deal with because I'm a hardcore atheist. But putting that aside there are some great breakdowns on the album. I just like particularly how this flows from the last chorus into a truly crushing breakdown. Perfect way to end this album.

38) November, December - Fathoms (Transitions EP)

This band is a relatively unknown group that's on the rise in the UK. As someone put on YouTube "they remind me of old Emmure but in a good way". Couldn't have put it better myself. This is one of my favourite tracks on the album and the whole part from 1:00 to 2:20ish is a non-stop head-bang. Looking forward to seeing more from these guys in 2013. 

37) Twenty Two - Continent (Miscreation)

Another newish band that I came across this year and had to include them. All of their stuff is full of breakdowns that are heavy as fuck and I had to choose something. This is probably my favourite song on the album and showcases an awesome breakdown at the end with some excellent lead work. Check these guys out if you haven't and DO NOT confuse them with Continents from the UK. Different band. It's like Architect and Architects all over again. Sigh.

36) 6 Gallon Gasoline Stomach - King Conqueror (America's Most Haunted) 

I feel like I'm repeating myself but here's another band that doesn't get the respect they deserve. They are HEAVY AS FUCK and the vocalist is amazing. They combine elements of slam (mostly the vocal style) with deathcore and elements of death metal. The results are epic. See for yourself. If this breakdown didn't convince you switch to the 3:30 mark. You have been warned. 

35) Lifer - Lionheart (Undisputed)


34) Party With The Devil - Attila (Single)

I love this band. I really do. And I'm in my mid-twenties. Is there something wrong with me?

33) Punisher - Veil of Maya (Eclipse)

Yes, the infamous "All they have is brown note ,browwrrr brrnt burr dee durr browwrrr weedurrnnerrr wennerdennerrr". No band has every trolled some kid like this. Hilarious and epic at the same time. Marc Okubo you are a God.

32) Unlike Us - Hacktivist (Hacktivist EP)

This band emerged late last year and became quickly known as the guys who'd actually combined djent and rap together. 2012's Limp Bizkit if you will. It's just that their EP that dropped in November was actually awesome and I consider them maybe THE breakout act of the year. I'm sure they'll get a proper deal soon and have a full-length before you know it. Check out my favourite part of the EP.

31) Ironic Enclosure - Dr. Acula (Nation)

I might get some hate for this but I actually seemed to like this album more than most people. This section is definitely the highlight. I really enjoy the vocal switching and I think this song has a really cool vibe to it. This band always had problems but writing some good breakdowns was never one of them. RIP Dr. Acula. 

Hope you enjoyed the list and I didn't enrage you with my choices too much! Check back tomorrow for 30 to 21!

1 comment:

  1. you said hacktivist are the band that actually combined rap and metal, what about candiria? witoht water started off as full on rap and then prgressed into a heavy song with some cool jazz infusion to boot.