High on Fire at Bowery Ballroom, Nov 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Sam Velde and Greg Anderson of The Power of The Riff festival have unleashed their thoughts on the past year, giving us with their favorite shows and albums of 2012. Check out their picks from this year below.
Power of the Riff still has one show left in 2012 and as discussed, its a whopper. Look for High on Fire, sunn o))), Corrosion of Conformity, Black Breath, Dead in the Dirt, Loincloth and Void ov Voices to play Henry Fonda Theater in LA on 12/20. Tickets are still available. As you may remember Power of The Riff invaded the East Coast over Labor Day Weekend this year (pics from day 1 HERE, day 2 HERE).
Best of 2012 according to Power of The Riff is below.
SAM VELDE - BEST ALBUMS OF 2012
Flats- Better Living (One Little Indian)
Merchandise- Children Of Desire (Kortorga Works)
Black Breath- Sentenced To Life (Southern Lord)
High On Fire- De Vermis Mysteriis (eONe)
Hoax- 2nd EP (Youth Attack)
The Men- Open Your Heart (Sacred Bones)
Tame Impala- Lonerism (Modular)
Chelsea Wolfe- Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs (Sargent House)
Father John Misty- Fear Fun (Sub Pop)
Salvation- House Of The Beating Hell (Youth Attack)
SAM VELDE - BEST LIVE SHOWS OF 2012
Trash Talk- Anywhere.
Hoax- The Power Of The Riff -West/East.
Double Negative- BIP LA, CA.
Russian Circles- El Rey Theatre LA, CA.
SunnO)))- Fort 8 Antwerp, Belgium.
DNF- Echoplex, LA, CA.
GREG ANDERSON - BEST ALBUMS OF 2012
Black Breath-Sentenced To Life
Tragedy-Darker Days Ahead
High on Fire- De Vermis Mysteriis
Xibalba-Hasta La Muerte
Double Negative-Whatever they released in 2012!
Loincloth-Iron Balls of Steel
D-Clone-Creation and Destroy
GREG ANDERSON - BEST LIVE SHOWS OF 2012
Repulsion @ Power of the Riff
Saint Vitus// anywhere
Negative Approach //Power of the Riff East