|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.
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'
Dead End Kings
This album is gonna be a big help in trying to get Katatonia out of Opeth's shadow.
Sentenced To Life
Was an early contender for AOTY but admittedly has slipped down. Mother Abyss is
still one of my tracks of 2012.
Dark Roots of Earth
Old School Thrash. And Gene Hoglan. That is all.
|16||Coheed and Cambria|
The Afterman: Ascension
Yeah a late addition but I'm surprised at how much I like it.
Only 2 songs but harks back to early Opeth which is good enough for me. Now fuck
off Bleeding Oath.
|14||Feed the Rhino|
The Burning Sons
Kent hardcore mob gets more freedom for second album and release one hell of a
Rightful successor to Hollow Crown.
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.
DIE FOR DETHKLOK!! Although humour has been left behind somewhat it's a big
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.
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.
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.
Koi No Yokan
Deftones. That is all.
|6||While 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.
IT'S FUCKING MESHUGGAH.
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.
Les Voyages De L Ame
Atmosphere, beauty, melancholy, it's a wonderful album.
|2||Woods 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
|1||The Devin Townsend Project|
Culmination of almost everything Devy's done down the years. Pretty much the
definitive Devin Townsend album and almost perfect.