DatsNotDaMetulz
Philip Whitehead
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12.15.14 Dats not da aoty 2014 (top 20)10.04.14 Stuff I Gotta Review
06.24.14 2014 Aoty So Far05.18.14 Got A New Ep Out
12.26.13 Album Of The Year List 201308.29.13 Got These 4 Albums For 10
07.16.13 Your Zombie Movie Soundtrack06.05.13 Best Thing Ever
11.23.12 Albums Of 2012

Albums Of 2012

My final list for 2012. Still got stuff to check out but I think if it was gonna be good enough to rbreak my list I'd've heard it by now, and 126 albums is probably enough for one year.
20Gaza
No Absolutes In Human Suffering


So aggressive, exactly what I need when I have a bad day and want to listen to something to wall-breakingly angry that it makes my ears bleed, and other peoples' faces.
19Katatonia
Dead End Kings


This album is gonna be a big help in trying to get Katatonia out of Opeth's shadow.
18Black Breath
Sentenced To Life


Was an early contender for AOTY but admittedly has slipped down. Mother Abyss is still one of my tracks of 2012.
17Testament
Dark Roots of Earth


Old School Thrash. And Gene Hoglan. That is all.
16Coheed and Cambria
The Afterman: Ascension


Yeah a late addition but I'm surprised at how much I like it.
15Bleeding Oath
Bleeding Oath


Only 2 songs but harks back to early Opeth which is good enough for me. Now fuck off Bleeding Oath.
14Feed the Rhino
The Burning Sons


Kent hardcore mob gets more freedom for second album and release one hell of a noise.
13Architects
Daybreaker


Rightful successor to Hollow Crown.
12Eths
III


Unfortunately Candice has left the band, just as they looked like they were gonna break out of France. Abandoning the nu metal for a more groove/metalcore oriented sound paid off.
11Dethklok
Dethalbum III


DIE FOR DETHKLOK!! Although humour has been left behind somewhat it's a big musical progression.
10Napalm Death
Utilitarian


They won't rest on their laurels and continue to find new elements to add to their sound including clean choruses (The Wolf I Feed) and a guest appearance by one John Zorn in Everyday Pox.
9 Periphery
Periphery II: This Time It's Personal


Djenty but more restrained than Periphery I was, and I think this helps it. Their first album never really clicked with me.
8 Gojira
L'Enfant Sauvage


I can't think of a single thing wrong with this album, but at the same time it's not perfect, there's just something missing that stops it being higher in the list.
7Deftones
Koi No Yokan


Deftones. That is all.
6While She Sleeps
This Is The Six


Excellent riffs, good breakdowns, not generic as fuck metalcore. This is metallic hardcore as it should be. Note: It's just a coincidence this is #6.
5Meshuggah
Koloss


IT'S FUCKING MESHUGGAH.
4Soulfly
Enslaved


Screw you guys Max Cavalera is my idol and this is by far the best album he's made with Soulfly since Dark Ages, best in general since Inflikted.
3Alcest
Les Voyages De L Ame


Atmosphere, beauty, melancholy, it's a wonderful album.
2Woods of Ypres
Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light


It's just such a great album to wind down to. Such a loss when David Gold died last December.
1The Devin Townsend Project
Epicloud


Culmination of almost everything Devy's done down the years. Pretty much the definitive Devin Townsend album and almost perfect.
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