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My favorite albums of 2012.

2012 was a good year for Metal, or should I say for Metal of my taste. The year was packed with a lot of Doom Metal albums, and the big names like My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, Anathema, Candlemass and Katatonia all came good.

My favorites Moonspell and Saturnus also came up with good albums. Epica was a bit of a let down, but still good enough for me. Then there were a couple of really good debut albums (Atoma and In The Silence top the list for me). So overall, it was a year where the hits just kept coming and music-wise I was never bored.

Created by: The Melting Snow | 01.05.2012



1. Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension
My favorite album of the year, and also my favorite Doom Metal album of all time. After a 6 year long wait, Saturnus came up with a gem. Highlights: The Guitar Riffs and Solos
2. Swallow The Sun - Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
Metal at it's best. Lyrically strong, with every song carrying a different atmosphere and meaning. Highlights: Melodies, both vocal and instrumental
3. Moonspell - Alpha Noir / Omega White
Poetic and well thought-out, whatever path this band takes, they will always get full marks for creativity. To me, this album is like 2 different faces that a man carries. One angry and revengeful, the other sad and defeated. Highlights: Lyrics, compositions and riffs.
4. My Dying Bride - A Map Of All Our Failures
A depressing atmosphere, heart wrenching lyrics, deep layered vocals and haunting riffs; ingredients of every MDB album are found in abundance in this album too. The most expressive album of the year. Highlights: The ability of the songs to communicate with you.
5. Falling Leaves - Mournful Cry Of A Dying Sun
2012
6. Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol
2012
7. Anathema - Weather Systems
2012
8. In The Silence - A Fair Dream Gone Mad
2012
9. Atoma - Skylight
2012
10. Daylight Dies - A Frail Becoming
2012
11. Xandria - Neverworld's End
2012
12. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
2012
13. Bilocate - Summoning The Bygones
2012
14. Alcest - Les voyages de l'âme
2012
15. The Foreshadowing - Second World
2012
16. Katatonia - Dead End Kings
2012
17. Candlemass - Psalms For The Dead
2012
18. Epica - Requiem For The Indifferent
2012
19. Before The Dawn - Rise Of The Phoenix
2012
20. Frequency Drift - ... Laid To Rest
2012



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Erik M. - 01.12.2012 at 23:57  
I've seen this list before, though you'll just now get a +1 from me. Why? Because Saturnus is in it. Also, MDB's new album is great... and both albums of STS and Moonspell are good.
The Melting Snow - 02.12.2012 at 07:24  
Written by Erik M. on 01.12.2012 at 23:57

I've seen this list before, though you'll just now get a +1 from me. Why? Because Saturnus is in it. Also, MDB's new album is great... and both albums of STS and Moonspell are good.



thanks
Saturn in Ascension is a near perfect album. Loving it.

what about the Daylight Dies album? seems like your type
tea[m]ster - 02.12.2012 at 13:05  
Thumbs up because of 7,12 and 14

Check my list, you may find some interesting stuff!
Erik M. - 02.12.2012 at 15:37  
Written by The Melting Snow on 02.12.2012 at 07:24

thanks
Saturn in Ascension is a near perfect album. Loving it.

what about the Daylight Dies album? seems like your type


I'm very eager to hear it, but still haven't bought it because I want the edition with the 9th track on it, which I can't find anywhere at the moment. I haven't heard anything by Daylight Dies, but I think you might be right, so I'll definitely check them out (already had one album of them on my wishlist for a while).
The Melting Snow - 02.12.2012 at 16:08  
Ahan, try Dismantling Devotion too by them. great album.
Fritillaria - 02.12.2012 at 16:57  
Oh my! Xandria in the 8th place !
The Melting Snow - 06.12.2012 at 13:28  
Written by Guest on 02.12.2012 at 16:57

Oh my! Xandria in the 8th place !


If the same album was by Nightwish, i probably would've kept it at 1st place

Lack of originality brought it down a bit
Fritillaria - 06.12.2012 at 14:02  
Written by The Melting Snow on 06.12.2012 at 13:28

Written by Guest on 02.12.2012 at 16:57

Oh my! Xandria in the 8th place !


If the same album was by Nightwish, i probably would've kept it at 1st place

Lack of originality brought it down a bit

I meant it should go down to the list!
azhidahakk - 06.02.2013 at 18:56  
Nice list bro
we have a very similar taste in music
The Melting Snow - 07.02.2013 at 10:37  
Written by azhidahakk on 06.02.2013 at 18:56

Nice list bro
we have a very similar taste in music


Thanks man. vote for Saturn in Ascension as best doom metal album of the year
azhidahakk - 07.02.2013 at 17:59  
Written by The Melting Snow on 07.02.2013 at 10:37

Written by azhidahakk on 06.02.2013 at 18:56

Nice list bro
we have a very similar taste in music


Thanks man. vote for Saturn in Ascension as best doom metal album of the year

for sure dude
and i will vote for Daylight Dies as well for the best of Melodeath album of the year
The Melting Snow - 07.02.2013 at 19:20  
That makes 2 of us
Erik M. - 11.03.2013 at 23:38  
Written by Guest on 06.12.2012 at 14:02

I meant it should go down to the list!


Hahaha.
Fritillaria - 12.03.2013 at 18:54  
Written by Erik M. on 11.03.2013 at 23:38

Written by Guest on 06.12.2012 at 14:02

I meant it should go down to the list!


Hahaha.


why laughing
Erik M. - 12.03.2013 at 20:38  
Written by Guest on 12.03.2013 at 18:54

why laughing


Because he misunderstood you... and just before I read "it should go down the list" I already thought you'd say that, knowing your musical taste.
Fritillaria - 13.03.2013 at 08:45  
Written by Erik M. on 12.03.2013 at 20:38

Written by Guest on 12.03.2013 at 18:54

why laughing


Because he misunderstood you... and just before I read "it should go down the list" I already thought you'd say that, knowing your musical taste.


yeah ^ ^

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