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Best Rock/Metal Albums of 2012 – FMX Staff Picks

Warner Bros, Legacy, Eleven Seven Music, Solid State Records, Roadrunner Records, Williams Street
2012 was a huge year of music for rock and metal. There were countless number of albums released that were instant classics. Check out our list of albums that we considered our favorite or best for 2012. See if you agree with any of the picks that the FMX staff made.

Warner Bros
Warner Bros

Red Hot Chili Peppers – I’m With You

Nessman’s Pick



Technically, this album came out in 2011, but Wes said this was still his favorite album for all of 2012. It was that strong to carry over into a new year and still blow everything else away.



Rage Against The Machine – XX

Heathen’s Pick



The 20th anniversary for Rage Against The Machine's debut album is unreal. Well worth whatever you need to pay for it. Plus, it's Rage!


Roadrunner Records
Roadrunner Records

Stone Sour – House of Gold & Bones: Part One

Painman’s Pick



Frank's exact words were “Stone Sour Rules.” Can't argue with that.


Eleven Seven Music
Eleven Seven Music

Papa Roach – The Connection

Driver’s Pick



Papa Roach never disappoints. The Connection rocks pretty hard and I can't to see them play some of these songs at Birthday Bash.


Solid State Records
Solid State Records

Demon Hunter – True Defiance

Rooster’s Pick



It's their first big push into mainstream but they still put out the great music Demon Hunter fans are accustom to.


Williams Street
Williams Street

Dethklok – Dethalbum III

Bob W’s Pick (Digital Guy)



It's Dethklok. It's the most brutal band in the world. Nuff said.


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