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.

  • 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.

    Warner Bros
  • 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!

  • Stone Sour - House of Gold & Bones: Part One

    Painman's Pick

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

    Roadrunner Records
  • 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.

    Eleven Seven Music
  • 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.

    Solid State Records
  • Dethklok - Dethalbum III

    Bob W's Pick (Digital Guy)

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

    Williams Street