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