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Favorite Albums Of 2012 So Far

admittedly I haven't listened to a ton of stuff coming out this year but I have heard some stellar stuff so here's my top 10 favorites so far.
1Old Man Gloom
No


Initially at first when I heard this album I really didn't know what to make of it.It was heavy as hell and mixed all these ambient-ish sounds into it that it really was hard for me to wrap my head around but I came back to it after a couple of months and now it's truly become one of my favorite records ever (yeah I went that far).Just super heavy,intense,face smashing but also airy and spacious sounding.A must listen for this year.
2Krallice
Years Past Matter


So let the hate begin.If you actually have gotten past the first five words of my previous sentence because you are open minded then let me explain why I picked this one.I've never been a huge BM fan honestly because I feel like sooooo many BM bands these days just stick to the same formula previous BM and influential BM bands paved a way for and I just find that to be boring but with Krallice I don't get that.With this album Krallice has progressed more with a lot more dynamics in their song writing,great memorable riffs and solos,and this album is just easy to get lost in and never loses my attention.
3Gaza
No Absolutes in Human Suffering


A very intense and in your face listen and shows that Gaza is not an intense band that just does what their good at every album.A lot of memorable moments on here especially at the end of the song "In This We Celebrate" and a mix of influences on here like sludge,grind,metallic hardcore and all that good stuff.
4Deathspell Omega
Drought


Although it's not an album but an EP I thought it was one hell of a listen and one of the best of this year.Deathspell takes their progression a step farther with alot clearer sounding production and it feels like the intensity has one upped itself yet again.Not to mention the drums on here are insane!
5Meshuggah
Koloss


What can I say I'm a Meshuggah fan.Every one of their albums is a progression from the last and this one is definitely one of their more interesting releases of the last few years.
6Swans
The Seer


Like pretty much all Swans albums this one was a bitch to get into and took me a good few weeks to get into.Very dark,intense and mind bending album it's an album that will take you on a very long and dark journey through the bizarre.
7Locrian and Mamiffer
Bless Them That Curse You


For the most part I always really like Aaron Turner's projects and Mamiffer has differently been one of his most unique and different sounding projects of late but when you add Locrian into the mix you get a very spacious,dark and ambient almost breathy album that is another album that you can get lost in and just let it wash over you.
8Baroness
Yellow and Green


So yet again let the haters begin ranting.Yes I thought this album was pretty good sure maybe not their best in my opinion but the way Baroness's sound has been shifting in the last few years it really does make sense to me that they took this direction with this album.A lot of great song writing on here and variation and I know I've said the word Variation and progression a lot in this list but I feel thats the key to any great record,for me anyway.
9High on Fire
De Vermis Mysteriis


I've always loved High on Fire's music and with their last album I thought it was good but not that great because it sounded so clean.With this album all that went went away with super fast and intense guitar,heavy and pounding drums, and very nice and crunchy addition of bass on here.
10Pallbearer
Sorrow and Extinction


Great band and a great album highly recommended.very heavy doom laden atmosphere that just sounds so epic.
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