Turtlestlker
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Turtle's 2012

My top albums of 2012, only loosely ranked.
1 Godspeed you! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!


One of my favorite surprises from this year is a new album from these guys.
2Igorrr
Hallelujah


Been a fan of this guy since I heard material from Nostril. Absolutely love his music and Tourt Petit Moineau is my favorite track form this year.
3Gaza
No Absolutes In Human Suffering


This is one of the most pissed off things I've heard all year.
4Neurosis
Honor Found in Decay


This is my introduction to this band, gotta check the rest of their discog. The beginning bit of Bleeding the Pigs is one of my favorite moments of this year.
5Witch Mountain
Cauldron of the Wild


More people should love this, check out "Shelter"
6mewithoutYou
Ten Stories


This too is my introduction to this band, gotta say I love these guys now. Aaron Weiss is now one of my favorite vocalists/lyrists.
7Saltillo
Monocyte


Really atmospheric and it struck a chord with me. Would love more stuff like this.
8Chelsea Wolfe
Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs


I love this girl's music. This didn't hit me as hard as her previous release but its still fantastic.
9Abyssal
Denouement


This swallows you, Favorite death metal release of this year granted that the genre was a little weak this time around. They've already released something new this year that I've got to listen to.
10Murder By Death
Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon


its no Who Will Survive.... but its great and I'm a bit of a fanboy for this band.
11Black Breath
Sentenced to Life


Dat title track. Got this on vinyl, lovely red color.
12Enabler
All Hail The Void


Hardcore. This needs more attention.
13Enslaved
RIITIIR


Not quite as good as Axioma to me.
14Aesop Rock
Skelethon


"Gopher Guts" got me addicted to his music.
15Cursive
I am Gemini


I have a feeling this went a bit un-noticed this year, or maybe I haven't been paying enough attention.
16Dark Time Sunshine
ANX


Love the track with Aesop, and the final track is a highlight as well.
17Cursed Altar
The Darkest Place On Earth Is The Mind of Man


Only 2 tracks but never the less a great EP also all of his material is free so thats always a plus.
18Converge
All We Love We Leave Behind


No surprise that this is here..
19Rise and Fall
Faith


Note quite sure how much attention this got but its a great release.
20El-P
Cancer 4 Cure


"To the mother of my enemy I just killed your son"
21Swans
The Seer


The only reason this is up higher is because its so goddamn daunting.
22Lord Mantis
Pervertor


This is fucking disgusting
23Wasted Struggle
Guillotines


Yay! Free hardcore/.
24The Mars Volta
Noctourniquet


Like Ten Stories did with mewithoutYou this introduced me to one of my favorite bands.
25Murder Construct
Results


I Liked this better than the Cattle Decapitation release
26 Loma Preita
I.V.


Emotive and raw
27Every Time I Die
Ex Lives


Partying is Such a Sweet Sorrow is great, banjo m/
28Meshuggah
Koloss


I Feel like I should remember this better than I do
29Agalloch
Faustian Echoes


I dig it just not as much as any of their full releases that I've heard.
30 Be'lakor
Of Breath and Bone


On their facebook they said that they're already working on new material.
31Ne Obliviscaris
Portal of I


This is bloated as hell but as fun listen. Could use some major trimming down though.
32Black Sheep Wall
No Matter Where it Ends


Heavy as fuck
33BADBADNOTGOOD
BBNG2


First time I've delved into jazz been meaning to check out the Niechec release
34Downfall of Gaia
Suffocating in the Swarm of Cranes


This is great and deserve to be higher on this list.
35The Secret
Agnus Dei


Good ole' god hating blacked hardcore :)
36Ash Borer
Cold of Ages


Dense and cold and much more cleanly produced than their earlier releases.
37Deathspell Omega
Drought
38Exotic Animal Petting Zoo
Tree of Tongues
39The Chariot
One Wing


This is fun
40 Regina Spector
What We Saw From the Cheap Seats
41Hail Spirit Noir
Pneuma


This is also fun
42 Gojira
L'Enfant Sauvage


Yeah, its not as good as I thought it would be, but still a fan of the group. Love "The Axe"
43Kreator
Phantom Antichrist


Thrash thrash thrash
44Abigail Williams
Becoming


Not the greatest but oh well, check out 'Beyond the Veil"
45Xibalba
Hasta La Muerte


brings the Bro-down
46High on Fire
De Vermis Mysteriis


Mouth of the Architect m/
47Grave
Endless Procession of Souls


OSDM m/
48Aeon
Aeons Black


Forgot this, should be higher.
49Witchcraft
Legend
50Nachtmystium
Silencing Machine


"Borrowed Hope and Broken Dreams"
51Graveyard (SWE)
Lights out
52Witch Mountain
Witch Mountain
53Cannibal Corpse
Torture


Just solid
54 O'brother
Basement Window
55Municipal Waste / Toxic Holocaust
Toxic Waste


Fun
56Pig Destroyer
Book Burner


Forgot about this should be higher. A bit over produced but still enjoyable
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