Posted in metal | music on December 4, 2012

Pallbearer at Acheron, May 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
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Bassist Joseph Rowland stopped in to drop off his Top 10 musical experiences of the year, on and off of the road as a member of Pallbearer. You can read his annotated list below.

If you missed Pallbearer at any of their recent NYC shows (Saint Vitus & Acheron, Knitting Factory), make sure and catch them in 2013 when they hit the road with Enslaved. The tour hits Bowery Ballroom on Feb 22 and tickets are still available.

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Joseph Rowland, Pallbearer
Top 10 Musical Experiences in 2012

This has been a wild year for me, and I haven't had the time or desire to check out as much new music as I have in the past, but I've cobbled together a list that comprises a few things that left a good, lasting inpression on me in 2012 (and I've included a bit of commentary as well.)

1 and 2. Pinkish Black - S/T, as well as their live performance. I haven't been so captivated by a band's set in quite some time. I've been hooked on their record since I first heard it and have listened to it more than any other album released this year. This band rules.

3. Samothrace - Reverence to Stone. I was wholeheartedly disappointed that they were unable to tour with Pallbearer in September due to a family illness, and subsequent passing. This record is full of emotion, and to me, is amplified by the events that transpired after its release.

4. Crippled Black Phoenix - (Mankind) The Crafty Ape

5. Discovering the Richard Wright solo album, Wet Dream. Despite the somewhat ridiculous title, to me this is a heartwrenching work on par with the best Pink Floyd material

6. Majeure - Solar Maximum

7. Anhedonist - Netherwards

8. Seeing Kansas perform live. As some may know, I love prog rock and it was great seeing these somewhat under-recognized still at the top of their game.

9. Aldebaran - Embracing the Lightless Depths

10. Balaclava live at SXSW. I had never heard of this band, I happend to see them perform a short and unbelievably ripping set that left me floored.

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Comments (2)

I can't wait to see what Paul Bearer from the WWF/WWEs list looks like

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2012 2:38 PM

I get it, being an intolerant prick and hating a thoughtful man is the new not being an intolerant prick and hating a thoughtful man.

Posted by kntaky | March 27, 2013 12:29 PM

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