2012 - From the Awesome to the Awful


Once again I have put together a top list of albums released during the year from best to worst. However, this time around I have also written a short personal opinion/mini review for most of the albums in their respective comment sections.

Top 10 Bandcamp links:

Agruss - Morok
Summer Fades Away - We Meet the Last Time, Then Departure
Les Discrets - Ariettes Oubliées...
Sigh - In Somniphobia
A Forest of Stars - A Shadowplay for Yesterdays
Lycanthia - Oligarchy
Alunah - White Hoarhound
Anhedonist - Netherwards
Royal Thunder - CVI
Menace Ruine - Alight in Ashes

Created by: Draugen | 25.05.2012



1. Agruss - Morok
(10) Atmospheric Black/Death
2. Summer Fades Away - We Meet The Last Time, Then Departure
(9.5) Post-Rock
3. Les Discrets - Ariettes Oubliées...
(9.0) Post/Shoegaze
4. Monarch - Omens
(9.0) Sludge/Drone/Doom
5. Sigh - In Somniphobia
(9.0) Avantgarde
6. Pallbearer - Sorrow And Extinction
(9.0) Traditional Doom
7. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
(9.0) Avantgarde/Black
8. Lycanthia - Oligarchy
(9.0) Gothic/Doom
9. Dråpsnatt - Skelepht
(9.0) Atmospheric Black
10. Alunah - White Hoarhound
(9.0) Stoner/Doom
11. Anhedonist - Netherwards
(9.0) Death/Doom
12. Royal Thunder - CVI
(9.0) Stoner/Heavy
13. Menace Ruine - Alight In Ashes
(9.0) Drone/Neofolk
14. Monolithe - Monolithe III
(9.0) Death/Doom
15. Witch Mountain - Cauldron Of The Wild
(9.0) Stoner/Doom
16. Mono - For My Parents
(8.5) Post-Rock
17. Wildernessking - The Writing Of Gods In The Sand
(8.5) Progressive/Black
18. Profetus - ...To Open The Passages In Dusk
(8.5) Funeral Doom
19. Lethian Dreams - Season Of Raven Words
(8.5) Atmospheric Doom
20. Year Of The Goat - Angels' Necropolis
(8.5) Hard Rock
21. Igorrr - Hallelujah
(8.5) Experimental/Cybergrind
22. Reino Ermitaño - Veneración del Fuego
(8.5) Traditional Doom
23. Riti Occulti - Riti Occulti
(8.5) Blackened Sludge/Doom
24. Faal - The Clouds Are Burning
(8.5) Black/Doom
25. The Great Old Ones - Al Azif
(8.5) Atmospheric Black/Post
26. The Slow Death - II
(8.5) Death/Doom
27. Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma
(8.5) Blackened Progressive
28. Wodensthrone - Curse
(8.5) Atmospheric Black
29. Indesinence - Vessels Of Light And Decay
(8.5) Death/Doom
30. Lurk - Lurk
(8.5) Sludge/Doom
31. Windhand - Windhand
(8.0) Stoner/Doom
32. Elysian Blaze - Blood Geometry
(8.0) Funeral Doom/Black
33. Oak Pantheon - From A Whisper
(8.0) Atmospheric Black/Post
34. Abigail Williams - Becoming
(8.0) Atmospheric Black
35. Faustcoven - Hellfire And Funeral Bells
(8.0) Black/Doom
36. Seven Kingdoms - The Fire Is Mine
(8.0) Power
37. An Autumn For Crippled Children - Only The Ocean Knows
(8.0) Atmospheric Black/Post
38. Evoken - Atra Mors
(8.0) Funeral Doom/Death
39. Xandria - Neverworld's End
(8.0) Symphonic
40. Jess And The Ancient Ones - Jess And The Ancient Ones
(8.0) Psychedelic Rock
41. Officium Triste - Immersed [Split]
(8.0) Death/Doom
42. Mud Walk - The Drifters Forgotten Lore
(8.0) Hard Rock/Blues
43. The Eden House - Timeflows
(8.0) Gothic
44. Chelsea Wolfe - Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs
(8.0) Acoustic
45. Frequency Drift - ... Laid To Rest
(8.0) Progressive
46. Castle - Blacklands
(8.0) Heavy/Doom
47. Psychonaut 4 - Have A Nice Trip
(8.0) Depressive Black
48. Wilds Forlorn - We, The Damned
(8.0) Atmospheric Black
49. Christian Mistress - Possession
(8.0) Heavy
50. Blues Pills - Bliss
(8.0) Psychedelic Rock
51. Dissona - Dissona
(7.5) Progressive
52. Bell Witch - Longing
(7.5) Funeral Doom
53. Agalloch - Faustian Echoes
(7.5) Atmospheric Black/Post
54. Black Moth - The Killing Jar
(7.5) Stoner/Doom
55. Dordeduh - Dar De Duh
(7.5) Black/Folk
56. Hooded Menace - Effigies Of Evil
(7.5) Death/Doom
57. Skogen - Eld
(7.5) Black/Folk
58. Undersmile - Narwhal
(7.5) Sludge/Doom
59. Ash Borer - Cold Of Ages
(7.5) Atmospheric Black
60. Ides Of Gemini - Constantinopole
(7.5) Psychedelic Post
61. Abske Fides - Abske Fides
(7.5) Death/Doom
62. Narrow House - A Key To Panngrieb
(7.5) Funeral Doom
63. Verdunkeln - Weder Licht Noch Schatten
(7.5) Atmospheric Black
64. Anguish - Through The Archdemon's Head
(7.0) Traditional Doom
65. Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension
(7.0) Melodic Death/Doom
66. Frailty - Melpomene
(7.0) Melodic Death/Doom
67. Ahab - The Giant
(7.0) Funeral Doom/Post
68. Havnatt - Havdøgn
(7.0) Neofolk
69. Graveyard - Lights Out
(7.0) Hard Rock/Blues
70. Angellore - Errances
(7.0) Atmospheric Doom
71. Ereb Altor - Gastrike
(7.0) Black/Folk
72. Pandemonium - Misanthropy
(7.0) Blackened Death
73. Vintersorg - Orkan
(7.0) Melodic Black/Progressive
74. The 11th Hour - Lacrima Mortis
(7.0) Melodic Death/Doom
75. Árstíðir Lífsins - Vápna Lækjar Eldr
(7.0) Black/Folk
76. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pandora's Piñata
(7.0) Symphonic/Avantgarde
77. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
(7.0) Blackened Death
78. The Howling Void - The Womb Beyond The World
(7.0) Funeral Doom
79. Dämmerfarben - Herbstpfad
(7.0) Black/Folk
80. Funeral - Oratorium
(7.0) Gothic/Doom
81. Winterfylleth - The Threnody Of Triumph
(7.0) Atmospheric Black
82. Derkéta - In Death We Meet
(7.0) Death/Doom
83. In Mourning - The Weight Of Oceans
(7.0) Melodic Death/Progressive
84. To-Mera - Exile
(7.0) Progressive
85. Occultation - Three & Seven
(6.5) Psychedelic Doom
86. Vagrant God - Vagrant God
(6.5) Gothic
87. Worship - Terranean Wake
(6.5) Funeral Doom
88. Porta Nigra - Fin De Siècle
(6.5) Black/Avantgarde
89. Worm Ouroboros - Come The Thaw
(6.5) Post/Ambient
90. Ishmael - Hell Is Empty And All The Devils Are Here
(6.0) Sludge/Doom
91. Nadja - The Primitive World [Collaboration]
(6.0) Ambient/Drone
92. When Nothing Remains - As All Torn Asunder
(6.0) Melodic Death/Doom
93. Placid Art - Rainbow Destruction Process
(6.0) Gothic/Doom
94. Soulfallen - The Promise Of Hell
(6.0) Melodic Death/Black
95. Swallow The Sun - Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
(6.0) Melodic Death/Doom
96. Alcest - Les voyages de l'âme
(6.0) Atmospheric Black/Shoegaze
97. Demon Lung - Pareidolia
(6.0) Traditional Doom
98. Borknagar - Urd
(6.0) Melodic Black/Progressive
99. Atriarch - Ritual Of Passing
(5.5) Black/Doom
100. Barren Earth - The Devil's Resolve
(5.5) Melodic Death/Progressive
101. Cult Of Herodias - Dance Of The Seven Veils
(5.0) Atmospheric Doom
102. Seremonia - Seremonia
(5.0) Psychedelic Rock
103. Uzala - Uzala
(5.0) Stoner/Doom
104. Process Of Guilt - Fæmin
(5.0) Atmospheric Sludge/Doom
105. Sabbath Assembly - Ye Are Gods
(4.0) Psychedelic Rock



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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