Danielle Thompson / Online Marketing @ Century Media Records
1. My Chemical Romance - Danger Days: The True Lives Of The Fabulous Killjoys
2. Neon Trees - Habits
3. Let Live - Fake History
4. Semi Precious Weapons - You Love You
5. Alkaline Trio - This Addiction
6. Against Me! - White Crosses
7. Local Natives - Gorilla Manor
8. Bring Me The Horizon - Suicide Season: Cut Up!
9. William Control - Noir
10. Foxy Shazam - Foxy Shazam
Hugo Rodriguez / Product Manager @ Century Media Records
1. Usher Raymond Vs Raymond
2. Terror Keepers Of The Faith
3. Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
4. Circa Survive Blue Sky Noise
5. Watain Lawless Darkness
6. Dimmu Borgir Abrahadabra
7. Tesseract Concealing Fate
8. Nactmystium - Addicts
9. Skrillex- Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites
10. Deftones Diamond Eyes
11. Elle Goulding Lights
12. Sade Soldier Of Love
13. Lady Antebellum Need You Now
14. Periphery - Periphery
Steve Joh / A&R @ Century Media Records
1. A Swarm of the Sun Zenith
2. Adebisi Shank This Is The Second Album
3. Anathama Were Here Because Were Here
4. Chimp Spanner At The Dreams Edge
5. Christian Mistress Agony and Opium
6. Cloudkicker- Beacons
7. Crippled Black Phoenix I, Vigilante
8. Iowa Lose Yourself/Reasons
9. Shel Mad King
10. Zola Jesus Valusia EP
Mick Morris / Buyer @ Century Media Records
1. Black Breath - Heavy Breathing
2. Integrity - The Blackest Curse
3. Triptykon - Eparister Daimones
4. The Acacia Strain - Wormwood
5. Avenged Sevenfold - Nightmare
6. Fear Factory - Mechanize
7. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis
8. Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Mojo
9. Deftones - Diamond Eyes
10. Nails - Unsilent Death
Joss Sierad / Tour Marketing @ Century Media Records
1. Letlive - Fake History
2. Circa Survive - Blue Sky Noise
3. William Control Noir
4. Ke$ha Cannibal
5. TesseracT - Concealing Fate EP
6. Deftones - Diamond Eyes
7. Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones
8. In This Moment - A Star-Crossed Wasteland
9. Black Keys Brothers
10. My Chemical Romance - Danger Days
Mike Gitter / A&R @ Century Media Records
1. letlive: Fake History (Tragic Hero) Sad and triumphant vibes, hardcore and white funk coalesce to rip the smile off the City of Angels. Fun fact: Jason Butler's dad played in WAR with Eric Burden.
2. Agalloch: Marrow of the Spirit (Profound Lore) Mainman John Haughm has finally arrived at the delta where black metal becomes post-rock deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest (Portland to be precise). It's just as back in spirit as any platter of Euro-grimness and twice as sophisticated.
3. Dillinger Escape Plan: Option Paralysis (Season of Mist) Dillinger continue to perfect their harnessing of the powers of structure, chaos and melody. Option Paralysis is their most challenging and compelling to date.
4. Watain: Lawless Darkness (Season of Mist) Watain take the throne as Black Metal's stinkiest and most real. Amongst these Swedes' wage of chaos are enough melodies and blatant thrashaholic moments to take these blood spattered anti-heroes to the masses. Or it least the "I remember when they were cool," set.
5 Dimmu Borgir: Abrahadabra (Nuclear Blast) These Norwegian showmen have realized the potential of symphonic darkness on a level you need to hear in IMAX! Next up: Shagrath and Silenoz will perform The Lion King!
6. Fear Factory: Mechanize (Season of Mist) Burton and Dino kiss and make up and deliver a record they should have pumped out in the late 90's -- somewhere between Demanufacture (1995 )and Obselete (1998). Add in Strapping Young Lad's rhythm section and these vets blast out one of the year's most pummeling.
7. Shining: Blackjazz (Indie Recordings) Imagine Mr. Bungle starting out life as a legit Norwegian jazz band. Not to be confused with the Swedish Black Metal entourage, Shining have concocted a truly sick symphony that alchemizes noise, structure, breath-taking playing and utter discord. Then it gets better with repeated listens.
8. Bad Religion: The Dissent of Man (Epitaph) Hey, ho, it's another great one for vocalist Greg Griffin & Co. With 30 years under their belt, no one waxes better about the personal and political than Bad Religion.
9. Tryptkon: Esparistera Daimones (Prowling Death/Century Media) Tom G. Warrior picks up right where he left off in Celtic Frost. Esparistera Daimones is as dark and oblique mood piece as any he's ever put out. It didn't just blow my mind. It brought it to some very dark places.
10. Underoath: Disambiguation (Solid State) With last original member Aaron Gillespie abdicating the drum stool, Underoath have turned its sights completely away from any vestige of WARP tour approved pop. It's massively anti-pop in fact. Underoath's latest has all the elements of a newly rebirthed progressive band on its way to a masterpiece.