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HARDROCK HAVEN WRITERS’ TOP 10 FOR 2012!

HRH Top 10 2012

Every year, Hardrock Haven staffers compile their Top 10 best releases. Here’s the writers’ favorites from 2012:

Alex’s Top Ten for 2012

Van Halen - A Different Kind of Truth01. Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth
01. Dokken – Broken Bones
02. Rick Springfield – Songs for the End of the World
03. Katy Perry – The Complete Confection
04. Taylor Swift – Red
05. Violens – True
06. Trixter – New Audio Machine
07. Tyketto – Dig In Deep
08. LA Guns – Hollywood Forever
09. KISS – Monster
10. Richie Scarlet – I Plead the Fifth


Alexandra’s Top Ten for 2012

Lynyrd Skynyrd - Last of a Dyin' Breed01. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Last of a Dyin’ Breed
02. Magnum – On the 13th Day
03. KISS – Monster
04. Asia – XXX
05. Ten – Heresy and Creed
06. Sunstorm – Emotional Fire
07. Aerosmith – Music From Another Dimension
08. Lionville – II
09. John Parr – The Mission
10. Issa – Can’t Stop


Alissa’s Top Ten for 2012

Jason Becker01. Jason Becker – Boy Meets Guitar
02. Floratone – Floratone II
03. John 5 – God Told Me To
04. Lamb of God – Resolution
05. Pat Metheny – Unity Band
06. Jimmy Page – Lucifer Rising and Other Sound Tracks
07. Joscho Stephan – Gypsy Meets the Klezmer
08. Yngwie Malmsteen – Spellbound
09. Morglbl – Brutal Romance
10. Mr. Big – Live from the Living Room


Christophe’s Top Ten for 2012

Adrenaline Mob - Omerta01. Adrenaline Mob – Omerta
02. Flying Colors – Flying Colors
03. Neal Morse – Momentum
04. Soundgarden – King Animal
05. Steve Vai – The Story Of Light
06. Devin Townsend – Epicloud
07. ZZ Top – La Futura
08. Mark Knopfler – Privateering
09. Firewind – Few Against Many
10. The Intersphere – Intersphere Atmosphere


Deb’s Top Ten for 2012

Dokken - Broken Bones01. Dokken – Broken Bones
02. DIO – The Very Beast Of Volume 2
03. Girlschool – Hit And Run Revisted
04. Sister Sin – Now And Forever
05. Testament – Dark Roots Of Earth
06. Charm City Devils – Sins
07. Alanis Morrisette – Havoc And Bright Lights
08. Candle Light Red – Demons
09. Doro – Raise Your Fist
10. Hinder – Welcome To The Freakshow


Derric’s Top Ten for 2012

Hellsingland Underground — Evil Will Prevail01. Hellsingland Underground — Evil Will Prevail
02. Silver Dirt — Payback Time
03. Bombay Black — Bullets and Booze
04. Cauldron — Nitebreaker
05. The Dollyrots — The Dollyrots
06. Lanfear — This Harmonic Consonance
07. Miss Crazy — Grip
08. Lillian Axe — The Days Before Tomorrow
09. T&N — Slave to the Empire
10. Tango Down — Identity Crisis


Elsie’s Top Ten for 2012

Slash – Apocalyptic Love01. Slash – Apocalyptic Love
02. Soundgarden – King Animal
03. Lita Ford – Living Like A Runaway
04. Magnum – On the 13th Day
05. The 69 Eyes – X
06. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Last Of A Dyin’Breed
07. Reckless Love – Animal Attraction
08. Tyketto – Dig in Deep
09. Kiss – Monster
10. Firewind – Few Against Many


Joe’s Top Ten for 2012

Soulspell01. Soulspell – Hollow’s Gathering
02. Accept – Stalingrad
03. Lana Lane – El Dorado Hotel
04. Alberto Rigoni – Three Wise Monkeys
05. Cathrine Jauer – When I Sing
06. Liv Kristine – Libertine
07. Primal Fear – Unbreakable
08. Xandria – Neverworld’s End
09. Jeff Scott Soto – Damage Control
10. Epica – Requiem For The Indifferent


John’s Top Ten for 2012

Kiss - Monster01. KISS – Monster
02. The Darkness – Hot Cakes
03. Tore St Moren – Devilbird
04. Kamelot – Silverthorn
05. MSG – Chrysalis Years 1980 – 1984
06. Unisonic – Unisonic
07. Blind Guardian – Memories of a Time to Come
08. Reverence – When Darkness Calls
09. Jay Parmar – Circle of Fire
10. Chris Bickley – Tapestry of Souls


Jonna’s Top Ten for 2012

Stone Sour - House of Gold and Bones Part 101. Stone Sour – House of Gold and Bones, Part 1
02. Shinedown – Amaryllis
03. Lamb of God – Resolution
04. All That Remains – A War You Cannot Win
05. Halestorm – The Strange Case Of
06. Down – Down IV Part 1 – The Purple EP
07. Hellyeah – Band of Brothers
08. Upon a Burning Body – Red White Green
09. Parkway Drive – Atlas
10. Hinder – Welcome to the Freakshow


Justin’s Top Ten for 2012

01. Witchcraft – Legend
02. Orange Goblin – Eulogy for the Damned
03. Eclipse – Bleed & Scream
04. Angel Witch – As Above, So Below
05. Magnum – On the 13th Day
06. HEAT – Address the Nation
07. Borknagar – Urd
08. Fallen Martyr – Shadows
09. The Reticent – Le Temps Detruit Tout
10. Clairvoyants – The Shape of Things to Come


Marcel’s Top Ten for 2012

Lita Ford - Living Like A Runaway01. Lita Ford – Living Like A Runaway
02. Little Caesar – American Dream
03. Lillian Axe – XI The Days Before Tomorrow
04. Van Halen – Different Kind Of Truth
05. Tyketto – Dig In Deep
06. Great White – Elation
07. Jeff Scott Soto – Damage Control
08. Trixter – New Audio Machine
09. Donnie Vie – Wrapped Around My Middle Finger
10. Jaded Heart – Common Destiny / Gotthard – Firebirth


Marija’s Top Ten for 2012

The Cult - Choice of Weapon01. The Cult – Choice of Weapon
02. Doro – Raise Your Fist
03. Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day
04. Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth
05. Lita Ford – Living Like A Runaway
06. Warrior Soul – Stiff Middle Finger
07. Stone Sour – House of Gold & Bones Part 1
08. Aerosmith – Music from Another Dimension!
09. Europe – Bag of Bones
10. Soundgarden – King Animal


Mark’s Top Ten for 2012

Disciple – O God Save Us All01. Disciple – O God Save Us All
02. Blessed By A Broken Heart – Feel the Power
03. Baby Jane – In the Spotlight
04. Crazy Lixx – Riot Avenue
05. Demon Hunter – True Defiance
06. Papa Roach – The Connection
07. Bombay Black – Bullets and Booze
08. All That Remains – A War You Cannot Win
09. Dynazty – Sultans of Sin
10. H.E.A.T. – Address the Nation


Sara’s Top Ten for 2012

Stone Sour - House of Gold and Bones Part 101. Stone Sour – House of Gold & Bones, Part 1
02. Halestorm – The Strange Case of…
03. Shinedown – Amaryllis
04. Soundgarden – King Animal
05. Black Keys – El Camino
06. The Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten
07. Jack White – Blunderbuss
08. Tedeschi Trucks Band – Everybody’s Talking
09. Deftones – Koi No Yokan
10. Fun – Some Nights


Sherry’s Top Ten for 2012

Heaven Below - Falling From Zero01. Heaven Below – Falling From Zero
02. Accept – Stalingrad
03. KISS – Monster
04. Lita Ford – Living Like A Runaway
05. Charm City Devils – Sins
06. Doro – Raise Your Fist
07. Papa Roach – The Connection
08. Slash – Apocalyptic Love
09. HIM – XX Two Decades Of Love Metal
10. Heart – Fanatic


Steve Patrick’s Top Ten for 2012

Overkill  The Electric Age01. Overkill – The Electric Age
02. Joe Bonamassa – Beacon Theatre: Live from New York
03. Accept – Stalingrad
04. Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth
05. Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
06. The Darkness – Hot Cakes
07. Testament – Dark Roots of the Earth
08. Orange Goblin – A Eulogy for the Damned
09. Aerosmith – Music From Another Dimension
10. Halestorm – The Strange Case of…


Steve Trager’s Top Ten for 2012

Loudness - Even To Dawn01. Loudness – Even To Dawn
02. Epica – Requiem For The Indifferent
03. Kamelot – Silverthorn
04. Led Zeppelin – Celebration Day
05. Nightwish – Imaginaerum
06. Rolling Stones – GRRR!
07. Godforbid – Equilibrium
08. Soundgarden – King Animal
09. Three Days Grace – Transit of Venus
10. Firewind – Few Against Many


Trevor’s Top Ten for 2012

Imperial State Electric - Pop War01. Imperial State Electric – Pop War
02. Napalm Death – Utilitarian
03. Wintersun – Time I
04. Ginger – 555%
05. Enslaved – Riitiir
06. Jackdaw4 – Dissecticide
07. Six Feet Under – Undead
08. Kiss – Monster
09. Testament – Dark Roots of Earth
10. Devin Townsend – Epicloud

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4 Comments on HARDROCK HAVEN WRITERS’ TOP 10 FOR 2012!

  1. Rex Rocket // January 2, 2013 at 11:04 am //

    NICE! I didn’t see that! At least Accept got some credit!

  2. darryll wing // December 28, 2012 at 9:43 pm //

    Great to see “richie Scarlet” get chosen,great musician,great guy,good friend

  3. Hey Rex, check out Joe’s number 2 for 2013.

  4. I can’t believe I don’t see Obsession “Order of Chaos” or Accept “Stalingrad”

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