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Top 25 Of 2012

I've always been slow on these things. But I've had time to analyze 2012 unlike I've had with 2013. Here goes! rP.S 2012 seems to me as a much better year for music than 2013.
Departure Songs

When in the right mood the lenght doesn't matter. This hits the right spots anyway.
24In Trenches
Sol Obscura

Heavy, complex. Very good indeed.
23Dead Swans
Anxiety and Everything Else

No bullshit-skramz
22Veil of Maya

Not nearly as good as their past release. But sick as a supermilf... (as always)
21The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation

30 under 30 opened my eyes to this. You guys oughta open your eyes as well. Superfun post-rock/jazz/drone. Kinda godspeedy.

Just about the right length. Not as good as this years release but anyway.
19You Slut!
Medium Bastard

Fun and interesting math-rock

Sweden represent. A bit sludge with that skramz... Yes please.
17Beau Navire

Short, focused and emotional. Just as I like my skramz.
16 Gojira
L'Enfant Sauvage

"Oh yeah" as Pretty Purdie would say. Those polyrythms are lovely.

See 14 and add a hint of post-rock
14Portico Quartet
Portico Quartet

Jazz and whatever in a perfect combo. Gets me dancing
13The Blue Letter
Love is not Control

This little beast comes in a sludgy package. But in reality it's a sludgeskramz, that's a term now.

Skamz-ish ep. This time with some post-rock influences a la Rinoa. That's always good.
11Cattle Decapitation
Monolith of Inhumanity

Vox, shreds, slams, blasts. Good death metal, as simple as that.
10Snarky Puppy
Ground UP

This fusion gotta a hold on me. When you come and jam in plug I sometimes play this. Needs more love.
9This Gift is a Curse
I, Gvilt Bearer

Pretty cheesy with a v istead of a u. Brought a review for this. A dark scary journey this is.
No Absolutes In Human Suffering

Before the hoes of infection. Sludgy, mathy and angry. Their best for sure.
7We Lost the Sea
The Quietest Place on Earth

The sadness that comes with this album places this as high as 7.
Mass V

Brings the heavy. All of the heavy. Bigtime. Post-Metal and how it's supposed to be done.
5Loma Prieta

"Lotsa skramz here". Yeah deal with it bich, 2012 was a real good year for skramz.
All we Love we Leave Behind

Speakin of blue... "Coral Blue" as well as the rest of this album is super sweet. Probably my favourite Converge. Yeah I said it, this is better than Jane Doe.
3 Godspeed You! Black Emperor
'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!

Came out of the blue and took my breat away
2Birds in Row
You, me, and the Violence

Almost as intense as No.1. Almost. Angry, intense but at the same time beautifully crafted.

Most intense release since 2010 and "An Age Among Them". Yeah it's n?-skramz... But pretty damn good n?-skramz.
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