Top Ten of Twenty Twelve: Mike Hill (Tombs, Everything Went Black Media)
Although 2012 wasn’t a release year for Mike Hill’s metal/post-rock trio Tombs, if he did any relaxing it wasn’t apparent to Ghettoblaster. Primarily known for his role as Tombs guitarist/vocalist, his musical efforts has earned the band and their albums wide spread critical acclaim from the most discerning critics (NPR, Pitchfork, Decibel). However, what some may not know is that Hill is also a writer who has contributed compelling and interesting interviews and columns for Deciblog, Metal Insider, Brooklyn Vegan and others.
He’s also been blogging and podcasting under the moniker Everything Went Black, recently launching an official dot com for the efforts at www.EverythingWentBlackMedia.com. To date the site has featured interviews with Scotty Kelly (Neurosis), Aaron Harris (Isis), Eugene Robinson (Oxbow), indie comic creator Josh Bayer, and more. But best of all, earlier this year he recorded covers of David Bowie’s “Heroes” for us, just because we asked: http://ghettoblastermagazine.com/2012/ghettoblaster-exclusive-tombs-covers-david-bowies-heroes/.
Hill recently provided Ghettoblaster with his list of this year’s favorites. Here is how his list took shape…
Neurosis – Honor Found in Decay
Swans – The Seer
Hans Zimmer – Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack
Alaric / Atriarch Split
Napalm Death – Utilitarian
Van Halen – A Different Kind of Truth
Serpentine Path – Crotalus Horridus Horridus
Evoken – Atra Mors
Bastard Sapling – Dragged from our Restless Trance
Blut Aus Nord – 777 Cosmosophy