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2012 - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly


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.

Created by: Draugen | 25.05.2012



1. Agruss - Morok
(10) Atmospheric Black/Death
2. Menace Ruine - Alight In Ashes
(9.5) Drone/Neofolk
3. Sigh - In Somniphobia
(9.0) Avantgarde/Black
4. Netra - Sørbyen
(9.0) Depressive Black/Trip-Hop
5. Indesinence - Vessels Of Light And Decay
(9.0) Death/Doom
6. Monarch - Omens
(9.0) Sludge/Drone/Doom
7. Dråpsnatt - Skelepht
(9.0) Atmospheric Black
8. Elysian Blaze - Blood Geometry
(9.0) Funeral Doom/Black
9. Les Discrets - Ariettes Oubliées...
(9.0) Post/Shoegaze
10. Monolithe - Monolithe III
(9.0) Death/Doom
11. Pallbearer - Sorrow And Extinction
(9.0) Traditional Doom
12. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
(9.0) Avantgarde/Black
13. Summer Fades Away - We Meet The Last Time, Then Departure
(9.0) Post-Rock
14. Alunah - White Hoarhound
(9.0) Stoner/Doom
15. Year Of The Goat - Angels' Necropolis
(9.0) Hard Rock
16. Anhedonist - Netherwards
(9.0) Death/Doom
17. Witch Mountain - Cauldron Of The Wild
(9.0) Stoner/Doom
18. Royal Thunder - CVI
(9.0) Stoner/Heavy
19. Mono - For My Parents
(8.5) Post-Rock
20. Profetus - ...To Open The Passages In Dusk
(8.5) Funeral Doom
21. Wildernessking - The Writing Of Gods In The Sand
(8.5) Progressive/Black
22. Lethian Dreams - Season Of Raven Words
(8.5) Atmospheric Doom
23. Jess And The Ancient Ones - Jess And The Ancient Ones
(8.5) Psychedelic Rock
24. Abigail Williams - Becoming
(8.5) Atmospheric Black
25. Nadja - The Primitive World [Collaboration]
(8.5) Drone/Doom
26. Undersmile - Narwhal
(8.5) Sludge/Doom
27. Igorrr - Hallelujah
(8.5) Experimental/Cybergrind
28. Reino Ermitaño - Veneración del Fuego
(8.5) Traditional Doom
29. Riti Occulti - Riti Occulti
(8.5) Blackened Stoner/Doom
30. Lycanthia - Oligarchy
(8.5) Gothic/Doom
31. Faal - The Clouds Are Burning
(8.5) Black/Doom
32. Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma
(8.5) Blackened Progressive
33. Lurk - Lurk
(8.5) Sludge/Doom
34. The Great Old Ones - Al Azif
(8.0) Atmospheric Black/Post
35. The Slow Death - II
(8.0) Death/Doom
36. Agalloch - Faustian Echoes
(8.0) Atmospheric Black/Post
37. Anna von Hausswolff - Ceremony
(8.0) Experimental Rock
38. Ruby The Hatchet - Ouroboros
(8.0) Psychedelic Rock
39. Om - Advaitic Songs
(8.0) Psychedelic Folk
40. Wodensthrone - Curse
(8.0) Atmospheric Black
41. Xandria - Neverworld's End
(8.0) Symphonic
42. Windhand - Windhand
(8.0) Stoner/Doom
43. Oak Pantheon - From A Whisper
(8.0) Atmospheric Black/Post
44. Faustcoven - Hellfire And Funeral Bells
(8.0) Black/Doom
45. The Water Witch - The Heavens In Traction
(8.0) Progressive Black
46. Seven Kingdoms - The Fire Is Mine
(8.0) Power
47. Officium Triste - Immersed
(8.0) Death/Doom
48. Mud Walk - The Drifters Forgotten Lore
(8.0) Hard Rock/Blues
49. The Eden House - Timeflows
(8.0) Gothic
50. Frequency Drift - ... Laid To Rest
(8.0) Progressive
51. Psychonaut 4 - Have A Nice Trip
(8.0) Depressive Black
52. Wilds Forlorn - We, The Damned
(8.0) Atmospheric Black
53. Blues Pills - Bliss
(8.0) Psychedelic Rock
54. Nadja - Dagdrøm
(7.5) Drone/Doom
55. Dissona - Dissona
(7.5) Progressive
56. Bell Witch - Longing
(7.5) Funeral Doom
57. Chelsea Wolfe - Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs
(7.5) Acoustic
58. Ahab - The Giant
(7.5) Funeral Doom/Post
59. Evoken - Atra Mors
(7.5) Funeral Doom/Death
60. Trees - Sickness In
(7.5) Drone/Doom
61. Into Darkness - Into Darkness
(7.5) Death/Doom
62. Black Moth - The Killing Jar
(7.5) Stoner/Doom
63. Dordeduh - Dar De Duh
(7.5) Black/Folk
64. Hooded Menace - Effigies Of Evil
(7.5) Death/Doom
65. Ash Borer - Cold Of Ages
(7.5) Atmospheric Black
66. Ides Of Gemini - Constantinopole
(7.5) Psychedelic Post
67. Abske Fides - Abske Fides
(7.5) Death/Doom
68. Narrow House - A Key To Panngrieb
(7.5) Funeral Doom
69. Verdunkeln - Weder Licht Noch Schatten
(7.5) Atmospheric Black
70. Alcest - Les voyages de l'âme
(7.0) Atmospheric Black/Shoegaze
71. Anguish - Through The Archdemon's Head
(7.0) Traditional Doom
72. Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension
(7.0) Melodic Death/Doom
73. Frailty - Melpomene
(7.0) Melodic Death/Doom
74. Havnatt - Havdøgn
(7.0) Neofolk
75. Graveyard - Lights Out
(7.0) Hard Rock/Blues
76. An Autumn For Crippled Children - Only The Ocean Knows
(7.0) Atmospheric Black/Post
77. Angellore - Errances
(7.0) Atmospheric Doom
78. Ereb Altor - Gastrike
(7.0) Black/Folk
79. Pandemonium - Misanthropy
(7.0) Blackened Death
80. Vintersorg - Orkan
(7.0) Melodic Black/Progressive
81. Castle - Blacklands
(7.0) Heavy/Doom
82. The 11th Hour - Lacrima Mortis
(7.0) Melodic Death/Doom
83. Árstíðir Lífsins - Vápna Lækjar Eldr
(7.0) Black/Folk
84. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pandora's Piñata
(7.0) Symphonic/Avantgarde
85. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
(7.0) Blackened Death
86. The Howling Void - The Womb Beyond The World
(7.0) Funeral Doom
87. Dämmerfarben - Herbstpfad
(7.0) Black/Folk
88. Funeral - Oratorium
(7.0) Gothic/Doom
89. Winterfylleth - The Threnody Of Triumph
(7.0) Atmospheric Black
90. Derkéta - In Death We Meet
(7.0) Death/Doom
91. Begräbnis - Begräbnis
(7.0) Funeral Doom
92. Christian Mistress - Possession
(7.0) Heavy
93. In Mourning - The Weight Of Oceans
(7.0) Melodic Death/Progressive
94. To-Mera - Exile
(7.0) Progressive
95. Rituals Of The Oak - Come Taste The Doom
(6.5) Traditional Doom
96. Occultation - Three & Seven
(6.5) Psychedelic Doom
97. Vagrant God - Vagrant God
(6.5) Gothic
98. Worship - Terranean Wake
(6.5) Funeral Doom
99. Porta Nigra - Fin De Siècle
(6.5) Black/Avantgarde
100. Skogen - Eld
(6.0) Black/Folk
101. Worm Ouroboros - Come The Thaw
(6.5) Post/Ambient
102. Ishmael - Hell Is Empty And All The Devils Are Here
(6.0) Sludge/Doom
103. When Nothing Remains - As All Torn Asunder
(6.0) Melodic Death/Doom
104. Placid Art - Rainbow Destruction Process
(6.0) Gothic/Doom
105. Soulfallen - The Promise Of Hell
(6.0) Melodic Death/Black
106. Swallow The Sun - Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
(6.0) Melodic Death/Doom
107. Demon Lung - Pareidolia
(6.0) Traditional Doom
108. Borknagar - Urd
(6.0) Melodic Black/Progressive
109. Atriarch - Ritual Of Passing
(5.5) Black/Doom
110. Barren Earth - The Devil's Resolve
(5.5) Melodic Death/Progressive
111. Cult Of Herodias - Dance Of The Seven Veils
(5.0) Atmospheric Doom
112. Seremonia - Seremonia
(5.0) Psychedelic Rock
113. Uzala - Uzala
(5.0) Stoner/Doom
114. Process Of Guilt - Fæmin
(5.0) Atmospheric Sludge/Doom
115. 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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