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Top 10 Albums Of 2012

Well folks it's that time of year again, list time!I'm only doing 10 because it seems to me like a more reasonable number of albums than say like 15-50 album lists that are out there.Very pleasantly surprised just how awesome 2012 was for music and am expecting great things for 2013 as well.
1Gaza
No Absolutes In Human Suffering


Probably not everyone's number 1 but to me this is the album that I gravitated towards the most this year.Very frantic, heavy and at times desolate sounding instrumentation just enough to make you feel like your being hit in the face with a brick.
2Old Man Gloom
No


With a band that has taken eight years to come out with a new album you'd think that they would have lost focus and direction considering all the projects this band is associated with but with OMG's No that's not the case at all.Very heavy riffs and spacious sounds provide a good mix to make a very unique and interesting listen that almost puts you in an another mind space.
3Krallice
Years Past Matter


Yes so let the whinny comments commence.Yeah I thought this album was great sure it's not a huge musical step forward for Krallice but this black metal/progressive band take the sound they've been messing with the last few albums and progress forward with it adding new variation to the songs on here with very long spiraling compositions and awesome riffs.
4Swans
The Seer


A very bizarre but awesome release from the kings of weird Swans.Very long,obscure, drony and almost pretty sounding songs.What more can I say about this album that hasn't already been said except that it's an awesome record and if you've not heard this yet get on it!
5Converge
All We Love We Leave Behind


A definite step forward for Converge.This time around Converge break up the intensity (but not to much so) by adding a few new elements to their sound by melding post-hardcore sounds with their brand of metalcore-ish motif songs like "Aimless Arrow", "Glacial Pace" and "Coral Blue" are great example of this making AWLWLB one of the more diverse albums in Converge's discography.
6Neurosis
Honor Found In Decay


ah yes another controversial album that has made it on my list this year.While yeah this for sure is my least favorite Neurosis record it is by no means a terrible album if anything it's a pretty solid release by this band.Desolate and meandering this album takes you on a very slow and spacious journey.
7Burning Love
Rotten Thing To Say


While the demise of the great Cursed was a very sad and terrible situation it has by no means slowed Chris Colohan down with this current project.Fun,kick ass awesome guitar riffs that are pissed off but in a fun sort of way with a punk aesthetic to it.
8Evoken
Atra Mors


To be completely honest I have never been a funeral doom fan by any means what so ever but I think this band has changed that for sure.Dark and depressive at times it slowly builds up until it comes crashing down within the music.great stuff but warning don't listen to this on a good day it might screw up the rest of it.
9 Code Orange Kids
Love Is Love//Return to Dust


Yeah,yeah, yeah I know what you all are thinking; "This was so-so but why is this on your list?"Well it just boils down to this I like it and can't help it.Yeah it's not the most original style of music and yeah there are a few things this band needs to work on in the future but this band is so young and new that I see this as just a stepping stone for them to create something stellar.A good mix of sludgy metal and metalcore-ish elements.
10Narrows
Painted


a lot of hardcore type stuff this year but out of all of them this one stuck out as being the more unique if the lot. a lot of weird and bad ass songs on that last only a little over 27 minutes but thats just enough time to beat your head in (i.e. the song "It's the Water").Good stuff.
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