JorZine - JorZine Staff Picks for 2012

JorZine Staff Picks for 2012

Band: JorZine Staff

Author: JorZine Staff - 2013-01-01

 

Rak Hiasat

 

Intl. News Manager
Reviewer
Interviewer

 

Other projects

Social Media Coordinator
In JoScene


Manager/Promoter in
Grindbor Records

 

Country:Jordan


Age: 21

 

International Picks: 

  
 

1. Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension

   
   

2. Wintersun - Time I

   
   

3. The Faceless - Autotheism

   
 

4. Hideous Divinity - Obeisance Rising

   
  5. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I    
         
   Honorable Mentions:  
  Hour of Penance - Sedition    
       
 

  Middle Eastern Picks:

 

 

1. Bilocate - Summoning the Bygones

   
  2. Ostura - Ashes of the Reborn    
   3. Acyl - Algebra    
  4. Netherion - Sphere Of Terror    
   5. Amadeus Awad - Time Of The Equinox    
         
 

Honorable Mentions:

 

  1. Carnival Slaughter - Reason for Insanity[EP]

2. El Morabba3 - El Morabba3

   

 

 

 


 

 

JD

 

Manager

Reviewer

Interviewer

 

Other projects

Owner of Grindbor Records

 

Country: Syria


Age: 23

 

International Picks: 


 

 

1. Royal Thunder - CVI

   
 

2. Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas

   
 

3. Lord Mantis - Pervertor

   
 

4. Cattle Decapitation - Monolith Of Inhumanity

   
  5. Hypno5e - Acid Mist Tomorrow    
         
 

  Middle Eastern Picks:

 

 

1. Abidetherein - Paralysis Engulfed The Myth

   
  2. Viieden - Calamities Inflicted    
  3. Perversion - Pillars of the Enlightened    
  4. Eulen - Diminished Mass Realm    
  5. Brood of Hatred - New Order of Intelligence    
         
 

 Honorable Mentions:

  
   Crescent Moon - The Wall of Light    

  



 

 

 

Azmo Lozmodial

 

Reviews Section Manager

Reviewer

Interviewer

 

Other projects

Vocalist/composer of Chalice Of Doom, Forgive Me, Al Lat

 

Country: Jordan


Age: 23

 

International Picks: 

  
 

1. Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Ascending to Infinity

   
   

2. The Faceless - Autotheism

   
 

3. Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension

   
 

4. Shining - Redefining Darkness

   
  5. Oddland - The Treachery of Senses    
         
       
 

  Middle Eastern Picks:

 

 

1. Bilocate - Summoning the Bygones

   
  2. Luay Rifai - Timeless Truths    
   3. Sand Aura - Elegy of the Orient    
  4. Netherion - Sphere Of Terror    
   5. InnerGuilt - Slanderous Society    
         
 

 

   
       

 

 


 

  

Fredd

 

Reviewer

 

 

Other projects

Country: Egypt


Age: 21

 

International Picks: 

  
 

1. In The Silence - A Fair Dream Gone Mad

   
 

2. Dordeduh - Dar De Duh

   
 

3. Heidevolk - Batavi 

   
 

4. Butterfly Temple - Дыхание

   
  5. Sabaton - Carolus Rex    
         
       
 

  Middle Eastern Picks:

 

 

1. Acyl - Algebra

   
  2. Bilocate - Summoning the Bygones    
   3. Sand Aura - Elegy of the Orient    
  4. Al Namrood - Kitab Al Awthan    
   5. Crescent Moon - The Wall of Light    
         
 

 

   
       

 

  


 

 

Nadia

 

Reviewer
Interviewer

 

Other projects

Web-Slacker with

www.shehadistan.wordpress.com

 

Country: Germany
Age: 32 

 

International Picks: 


   
 

1. Deftones - Koi No Yokan

 

   
 

2. Katatonia - Dead End Kings

 

   
 

3. Skunk Anansie - Black Traffic

 

   
  4. Wintersun - Time I

 

   
  5. Kreator - Phantom Antichrist

 

   
         
 

Middle Eastern Picks:


  
   
  1. Bilocate - Summoning the Bygones    
  2. Mezarkabul - MMXII    
 

3. Absolace - Fractals

   
 

4. Who Will Guard The Guardians - The Split

   
 

5. Acyl - Algebra

   
 

Honorable Mentions

   
  Smashing Pumpkins published their remastered version of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and Black Crowes`Fronter came back with the Chris Robinson Brotherhood    

 

 

 


 

 

 

Mujaba M Badr

 

Articles section manger

Reviewer

Interviewer

 

Other projects

Co-owner/manager of Grindbor Records

 

Country: Iraq


Age: 24

 

International Picks: 


   
 

1. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage

   
 

2. Atoma - Skylight 

   
 

3. Enslaved - RIITIIR

   
 

4. Deftones - Koi No Yokan 

   
  5. God Seed - I Begin    
         
 

[un]Honorable mention for the worst album of the year,

Burzum - Umskiptar

   
 


Middle Eastern Picks:

[In alphabetical order]
  
   
  Absolace - Fractals    
  Acyl - Algebra    
  Bilocate - Summoning the Bygones    
  Blaakyum - Lord Of The Night    
 

Creative Waste - Slaves to Conformity

   
         
  Honorable Mentions    
 

El Morabba3 - El Morabba3, the best album out of the middle east this year, but its more of indie rock/post-rock stuff, cant put it in the main list of a metal site!

Exile - Suspended Society... Mutilated Variety, a great debut from one of the best thrashers in the Middle East.

   
     
     

 

 


 

  

Karim Chami

 

Reviewer

 

 

Other projects

Guitarist in several bands (Al Dahaka one of them), Banking, Composing 

 

Country: Lebanon


Age: 24

 

International Picks: 


   
 

1. Accept - Stalingrad

   
 

2. Kamelot - Silverthorn

   
 

3. Dragonforce - The Power Within

 (I hate this band but this album is very

good)

   
 

4. Freedom Call - Land Of The Crimson Dawn

   
  5. Primal Fear - Unbreakable    
         
     

 

 

 

 


  

 


 

 

 

Moustapha Laithy

 

 

Reviewer

Interviewer

 

Other projects

Vocalist of Abyss Of Agony

 

Country: Egypt


Age: 22

 

International Picks: 


   
 

1. Aeternam - Moongod

   
 

2. Lamb of God - Resolution

   
 

3. The Faceless - Autotheism

   
 

4. Before the Dawn - Rise of the Phoenix

   
 

5. In Mourning - The Weight of Oceans 

   
         
 

 

   
 


Middle Eastern Picks:

  
   
  1. Acyl - Algebra    
  2. Al-Azif - Claiming the Sand Throne    
  3. Who Will Guard The Guardians - The Split    
  4. Bilocate - Summoning the Bygones    
 

5. Falling Leaves - Mournful Cry Of A Dying Sun

   
         
       
       
     
     

 

 


 

 

Tiphany Matai

 

Reviewer

 

Other projects

Partner In Spirit Of

Metal Webzine

 

Country: France


Age: 22

 

International Picks: 


   
 

1. Locus Neminis - Weltenwanderung

   
 

2. Sybreed - God Is An Automaton

   
 

3. Carach Angren - When Corpses Sink Forever

   
 

4. Minority Sound - The Explorer

   
  5. Dies Ater - Hunger for Life    
         
    Middle Eastern Picks:    
 

1. Sand Aura - Elegy of the Orient

   
  2. Al Namrood - Kitab Al-Awthan    
  3. Bilocate - Summoning the Bygones    
  4. Yossi Sassi - Melting Clocks    
   5. Hate Field - Scary Fairy Tales    
         
 

 

   
       

 

 

 

 


 

 

Nada

 

Reviewer

 

Other projects

Reporter and reviewer for Metal Blast Egypt


Freelance reviewer and reporter on http://nada-kahmed.blogspot.com/ 


Country: Egypt


Age: 22

 

International Picks: 


   
 

1. The Foreshadowing – Second World

   
 

2. Storm Corrosion – Storm Corrosion

   
 

3. Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension

   
 

4. My Dying Bride – A Map of All Our Failures

   
  5. Thee Orakle – Smooth Comforts False    
         
    Middle Eastern Picks:    
 

 

 1. Acyl - Algebra

 

   
  2. Bilocate - Summoning the Bygones    
  3. Sand Aura - Elegy of the Orient    
 

4Blaakyum - Lord Of The Night

   
  5. Exile - Suspended Society... Mutilated Variety    
         
 

 

   
       

 

 



 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Mohsen Fayyazi

 

Interviews section manager

Reviewer

 

 

Other projects

CEO/Founder of Metal Shock Times


Chief Editor of Metal Shock Finland (www.metalshockfinland.com) 


Country: Iran


Age: 30

 

International Picks: 


   
 

1. Accept - Stalingrad

   
 

2. Unisonic - Unisonic

   
 

3. Manowar - The Lord of Steel

   
 

4. Michael Schenker - Live In Europe

 

   
 

5. Firewind - Few Against Many 

   
         
     

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

Amir Kourosh

 

Middle Eastern News Manager

 

 

Other projects

Contributor in Perol N Rock Radio Show

 

Country: Spain / Iran


Age: 26

 

Middle Eastern Picks:


   
 

1. Sand Aura - Elegy of the Orient

   
 

2. Ostura - Ashes of the Reborn

   
 

3. Amadeus Awad - Time Of The Equinox

   
 

4. Jay Wud - False Utopia

 

   
 

5. Vortex of Clutter - The Ghosts of a New Generation

   
         
   Honorable Mentions:  
   

Raffi Shahbazian - Damn Good Days EP & Pezhvake Khial: "Damn Good Days EP" is a must for everyone who enjoys guitar maestro's music. "Pezhvake Khial" is also included in the list because despite the fact it was originally recorded in 2009, it remained unreleased until this year. This is probably one of the best Persian rock albums I've ever listened to.

 

Lazywall - Aporia's Bane: I was only able to listen to the album a couple of times during the short time it was available for streaming, but I think it deserves to be featured as one of the best 2012 releases.


 

 

 




Carmina Khairallah

 

Reviewer
Interviewer

 

Other projects

Reviewer at Freak Show 


Country: Lebanon


Age: 17

 

International Picks: 


   
 

1. Eluveitie - Helvetios

   
 

2. Avatar - The Black Waltz

   
 

3. Nightwish - Imaginaerum

   
 

4. Lamb of God - Resolution

   
  5. Circus Maximus - Nine     
        
 

Honorable Mentions:

   
 

 

   
  Dead Can Dance - Anastasis. Nothing to do with Rock or Metal, but too breathtakingly beautiful to be overlooked.    
       
    Middle Eastern Picks:    
 

1. Amadeus Awad - Time Of The Equinox

   
  2. Blaakyum - Lord Of The Night    
   3. InnerGuilt - Slanderous Society    
  4. Absolace - Fractals    
  5. Yossi Sassi - Melting Clocks    
         
       
       

  

 

 

 

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