Top 21 Albums Of 2012

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I haven't been able to listen to all of this years top albums (As voted on by MS Users ) but, I tried dammit. This year was a bit disappointing as other years have had many more 9's and so on. Still a lot of great to really good releases either way.

Created by: Icedburden | 04.01.2013

1. Seven Kingdoms - The Fire Is Mine
2012 - I fell in love with this album WITHOUT realizing it was even about Game of Thrones!
2. Overkill - The Electric Age
2012 - Blitz and the boys return with another slab of excellent thrash.
3. Agua De Annique - Everything Is Changing
2012 - Anneke has and will always be my favorite vocalist.
4. Sabaton - Carolus Rex
2012 - More spectacular anthems from Sabaton. More of the same from Sabaton is never bad.
5. Arjen Anthony Lucassen - Lost In The New Real
2012 - Arjens voice is really maturing. Great prog.
6. As I Lay Dying - Awakened
2012 - Shocked at how much I liked this album. Straight out of left field.
7. Royal Thunder - CVI
2012 - Really loved this album. Nice and gritty Stoner Metal. Mlny's vocals are sublime.
8. Anathema - Weather Systems
2012 - A haunting and beautiful effort.
9. Swallow The Sun - Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
2012 - Cathedral Walls is one of my favorite songs of the year.
10. Be'lakor - Of Breath And Bone
2012 - The riffs. My God. The riffs.
11. Headspace - I Am Anonymous
2012 - Damian Wilson = Prog Supremacy
12. The Agonist - Prisoners
2012 - Some may not like Alissa's vocals, but I love her voice and the musicianship is damn good.
13. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
2012 - Violins and Extreme Prog = Some sweet ass music.
14. The Haarp Machine - Disclosure
2012 - Really love the sound these guys have put together, I expect great things from them.
15. The Gathering - Disclosure
2012 - The second-best Disclosure album this year ;) A bit closer to the Anneke sound.
16. Xandria - Neverworld's End
2012 - Nightwish reborn! I liked Imaginareum but would rather hear them return to bombast.
17. Witchcraft - Legend
2012 - Excellent slow-burn headbanging and the second-best stoner album of the year. Good stuff.
18. Zonaria - Arrival Of The Red Sun
2012 - Great Lite-Melodic DM. Hooked me from the first song.
19. Sinister - The Carnage Ending
2012 - Fast. Angry. Heavy. Awesome.
20. ETHS - III
2012 - Another one that hooked me from the onset. May not be original, but that's what prog is for.
21. Devin Townsend - Epicloud
2012 - Spiritual sequel of Addicted! but not quite as fantastic. That remake of Kingdom is Godly.

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