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Too many 2012 lists around, you complain? You don't have to complain about this, though, it is NOT a 2012 list!

Previously, this list contained long-ass reviews, and distorted orders. But then this made people lose order and no one really reads what I write except about a handful of albums, so I decided to remove the X/10 rating system and use an "A-F" kinda stuff.

Created by: Iron Nostarion | 01.04.2012



1. Rush - Clockwork Angels
Progressive Rock - A+ - This is the absolute masterpiece of the year. No other band has the capability to put out something so original, especially after so many years. This album is simply their best since Moving Pictures, to me at least.
2. Cytotoxin - Radiophobia
Technical Death Metal - A+ - Freshest technical death metal album I ever listened to. Every song is good. GREAT album.
3. Overkill - The Electric Age
Thrash Metal - A+
4. Gorod - A Perfect Absolution
Technical Death Metal - A+
5. Testament - Dark Roots Of Earth
Thrash Metal - A+
6. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
Melodic Death Metal - A+
7. Accept - Stalingrad
Heavy Metal - A+
8. Sigh - In Somniphobia
Avantgarde Black - A+
9. In Mourning - The Weight Of Oceans
Progressive Melodic Death - A+
10. Cattle Decapitation - Monolith Of Inhumanity
Deathgrind - A+
11. Goatwhore - Blood For The Master
Blackened Thrash/Death - A
12. Ihsahn - Eremita
Extreme Progressive - A
13. The Faceless - Autotheism
Progressive Death - A
14. Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol
Gothic - A
15. Katatonia - Dead End Kings
Alternative Gothic - A
16. Sabaton - Carolus Rex
Power - A
17. Carach Angren - Where The Corpses Sink Forever
Symphonic Black - A
18. Allegaeon - Formshifter
Technical Melodeath - A-
19. Van Halen - A Different Kind Of Truth
Hard Rock - A-
20. 3 Inches Of Blood - Long Live Heavy Metal
Heavy - A-
21. Aborted - Global Flatline
Deathgrind - A-
22. Borknagar - Urd
Progressive + Black - A-
23. Kreator - Phantom Antichrist
Thrash - A-
24. Swallow The Sun - Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
Something Trying to be Doom (still nice) - A-
25. Wodensthrone - Curse
Atmospheric Black - A-
26. Om - Advaitic Songs
Stoner Doom - A-
27. Asphyx - Deathhammer
Death - A-
28. Barren Earth - The Devil's Resolve
Extreme Progressive - A-
29. Xandria - Neverworld's End
Symphonic - A-
30. Step In Fluid - One Step Beyond
Groovy Instrumental - A-
31. Bilocate - Summoning The Bygones
Progressive Death with some Doom - A-
32. Meshuggah - Koloss
Meshuggah - B+
33. Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma
Avantgarde + Black - B+
34. Hour Of Penance - Sedition
Brutal Death - B+
35. Anathema - Weather Systems
Atmospheric Post-Rock - B+
36. Nile - At The Gate Of Sethu
Techdeath and Shouting Mummies - B+
37. Woods Of Ypres - Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light
Blackened Melodeath/Doom - B+
38. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
Progressive Black - B+
39. Spawn Of Possession - Incurso
Technical Death - B
40. Cannibal Corpse - Torture
Brutal Old-School Death - B
41. Napalm Death - Utilitarian
Deathgrind - B
42. Grave Digger - Clash Of The Gods
Power - B-
43. Possessor - City Built With Skulls
Thrash - C+
44. Lamb Of God - Resolution
Thrashcore - C+
45. Naglfar - Téras
Melodic Black - C+
46. Psycroptic - The Inherited Repression
Techdeath - C+
47. Epica - Requiem For The Indifferent
Symphonic - C+
48. Les Discrets - Ariettes Oubliées...
Shoegaze Post-Rock - C
49. Sand Aura - Elegy Of The Orient
Folk-Doom? - C
50. Seax - High On Metal
Heavy - C-
51. Perversion - Pillars Of The Enlightened
Death - C-
52. Alcest - Les voyages de l'âme
Faeriecore Post-Black - D+



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3rdWorld - 01.04.2012 at 18:10  
For the effort.
vezzy - 01.04.2012 at 18:18  
False fucking advertising.
Iron Nostarion - 01.04.2012 at 18:33  
Written by 3rdWorld on 01.04.2012 at 18:10

For the effort.


Thanks.

And Mr. Goatse.cx, I am deeply sorry that you found something to your inconvenience. Please try refreshing the page, it might show up the results you have expected. If it does not work, you can always contact me at my special hot number: 0302131231. Other than pancakes and hot tranny sex, you might as well find the way to suggest what you have exactly meant, as it is not nearly as messed up as this paragraph of nonsense.
Oaken - 01.04.2012 at 19:47  
Wow man, how can you taste some albums from 1-2 spins?
Iron Nostarion - 01.04.2012 at 19:56  
Written by Oaken on 01.04.2012 at 19:47

Wow man, how can you taste some albums from 1-2 spins?


It's not that I tasted them from 1-2 spins, but it means that from 1-2 spins you can get the general taste without having to replay over and over.
Oaken - 01.04.2012 at 20:17  
Written by Iron Nostarion on 01.04.2012 at 19:56

Written by Oaken on 01.04.2012 at 19:47

Wow man, how can you taste some albums from 1-2 spins?


It's not that I tasted them from 1-2 spins, but it means that from 1-2 spins you can get the general taste without having to replay over and over.

I knew it.
tea[m]ster - 01.04.2012 at 22:25  
A lot of work...well done
Iron Nostarion - 02.04.2012 at 15:45  
Written by tea[m]ster on 01.04.2012 at 22:25

A lot of work...well done


Thanks! More albums joining the drill soon.
Unhealer - 02.04.2012 at 16:04  
We kinda agree in our lists in a couple of albums.
One example were we don't would be Xandria, those guys don't deserve this much praise for copying old-Nightwish 15 years later
Iron Nostarion - 02.04.2012 at 16:30  
Written by Unhealer on 02.04.2012 at 16:04

We kinda agree in our lists in a couple of albums.
One example were we don't would be Xandria, those guys don't deserve this much praise for copying old-Nightwish 15 years later


I agree that they sound like Nightwish, but it's not copying if you ask me. They pretty much just follow the same style but have new riffs and different offerings. Besides, for whatever it is, it's a good album, sticks in mind and has good instrumentation.
PocketMetal - 02.04.2012 at 17:36  
Man get rid of "spins to taste" ! it's not like we are all the same here .
Troy Killjoy - 02.04.2012 at 18:06  
Written by PocketMetal on 02.04.2012 at 17:36
Man get rid of "spins to taste" ! it's not like we are all the same here .

That's his personal recommendation. Some will only need one listen while he needs five or vice-versa.

Literally everything about these kinds of lists is subjective. Don't take it too seriously.
Iron Nostarion - 02.04.2012 at 18:16  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.04.2012 at 18:06

Written by PocketMetal on 02.04.2012 at 17:36
Man get rid of "spins to taste" ! it's not like we are all the same here .

That's his personal recommendation. Some will only need one listen while he needs five or vice-versa.

Literally everything about these kinds of lists is subjective. Don't take it too seriously.


Thanks for clarifying it, Troy. I think, too, that this is subjective after all. But I'm trying to be objective by trying all styles. Ypres marks my first true entry into modern doom (I don't count STS doom..) and I'm listening to albums otherwise I'd never be interested in. (Think Alcest and Naglfar)

As finally about the count of spins, it's just an approximation to the reader about if he had listened to the album but perhaps need more spins to find the true gem inside. Also, it helps someone browsing through the list get something near his taste; even if it's not exactly near the same as mine. To me, I'd love it if some list describes albums that need only one listen to get into and get the gist of, as I tend to look for speed and catchy riffing most of all in an album. However, this standard and others are being lowered for this list.

A bit long, but I hope everything's clarified.
Troy Killjoy - 02.04.2012 at 18:23  
Written by Iron Nostarion on 02.04.2012 at 18:16
But I'm trying to be objective by trying all styles.

That's just called being open-minded. And it's great that you're expanding your musical horizons.

However, it's still subjective because it's your opinion. My list last year even included some prog. But at the end of the day these things are all ranked according to your personal taste; therefore, it's subjective. Most subjective things contain bits and pieces of objectivity, but on the whole these things still pass as personal opinion.

Keep up the good work by the way. It's always nice to see some more eclectic lists by people who normally wouldn't delve into certain styles of music.
Iron Nostarion - 02.04.2012 at 18:27  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.04.2012 at 18:23

Written by Iron Nostarion on 02.04.2012 at 18:16
But I'm trying to be objective by trying all styles.

That's just called being open-minded. And it's great that you're expanding your musical horizons.

However, it's still subjective because it's your opinion. My list last year even included some prog. But at the end of the day these things are all ranked according to your personal taste; therefore, it's subjective. Most subjective things contain bits and pieces of objectivity, but on the whole these things still pass as personal opinion.

Keep up the good work by the way. It's always nice to see some more eclectic lists by people who normally wouldn't delve into certain styles of music.


Aha. Right, there's a difference between open-mindedness and objectivity, thanks for reminding me. xD

Thanks, by the way. Motivation is the only way I'd see as further purpose to continue building this list.
Cynic Metalhead - 02.04.2012 at 20:25  
Great list bor.
Milena - 02.04.2012 at 23:44  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.04.2012 at 18:23

It's always nice to see some more eclectic lists by people who normally wouldn't delve into certain styles of music.

Is that a challenge to the rest of us?
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.04.2012 at 23:45  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.04.2012 at 18:23

It's always nice to see some more eclectic lists by people who normally wouldn't delve into certain styles of music.

Umm hello?
Troy Killjoy - 02.04.2012 at 23:46  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 02.04.2012 at 23:45
Umm hello?

Hey Joe. What's up?
!J.O.O.E.! - 02.04.2012 at 23:47  
Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.04.2012 at 23:46

Hey Joe. What's up?

The sky. And Jesus.
tea[m]ster - 03.04.2012 at 00:33  
Written by Unhealer on 02.04.2012 at 16:04

One example were we don't would be Xandria, those guys don't deserve this much praise for copying old-Nightwish 15 years later


Agreed. Tried them out and couldn't get through two songs! And I dig Nightwish and Delain.
Iron Nostarion - 03.04.2012 at 20:41  
Written by Cynic Metalhead on 02.04.2012 at 20:25

Great list bor.


Thanks a lot.
Cynic Metalhead - 03.04.2012 at 20:45  
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 02.04.2012 at 23:47

Written by Troy Killjoy on 02.04.2012 at 23:46

Hey Joe. What's up?

The sky. And Jesus.


The sky,dark black horrible patches of clouds and even Jesus.
Iron Nostarion - 10.05.2012 at 20:29  
Had a little rough time in getting new 2012 albums, but I see a lot of stuff has been released that is not included. List out of date maybe, but I will update it soon enough.
1Yossarian1 - 10.08.2012 at 22:20  
Great List sir! Definitely one of the best this year, you have convinced me to check out a quite few albums.

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