year in review

All work and no play makes Schnaars a dull boy. 

By now, you all know the rules, but here’s a one phrase recap: New studio records only. Also, like a classic Spinal Tap joke, I went to eleven this year. What can I say, I couldn’t narrow it down farther from that. It happens. Let’s get started.

M. DREW: Addressing Wizard first, I had never before considered the possibility that glam existed as anything other than meaningless party rock.

M. DREW: I'm still not entirely sure what to make of 2013 as it winds down, except to say that I think it was an excellent year for metal overall. Yet, the complication arises in that I can't pinpoint one single facet that was better or worse than the others.

Cabin in the Woods - The Best of 2012

For the third year in a row, the editorial team here at Bloody Good Horror has put their brains together to define the best in horror for the year. In 2012, we tried something different, with each writer submitting a ballot, which then became a ranked order of their votes.

Now that I'm an old man I find I have less and less time to check out new bands. Luckily this year though a lot of bands I've been a fan of for a long time put out new albums. Of my top 10 there's only one band on this list that I had never owned an album from before.

The Loved Ones

BGH's editor in chief offers the final take on the best and worst of 2012.


Joe gets honest, then drops some knowledge -- or at least some dirty jokes -- about the best and worst of 2012.


Moving into the 2012 countdown homestretch, Casey offers up one of the crew's final 10-packs.