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#1
Getting pretty close to the end of the year here, so I figured I'd go ahead and start the list. Interested to see what people have been getting into. Here's a few of my picks in no particular order:

Ne Obliviscaris- Portal Of I
Wintersun- Time I
Katatonia - Dead End Kings
Alcest - Les Voyages De L'ame
Aquilus - Griseus
Be'lakor- Of Breath And Bone
Ahab - The Giant
Anathema - Weather Systems
Blut Aus Nord - 777: Cosmosophy
Dodsengel- Imperator
Dragged Into Sunlight - Widowmaker
Drudkh- Eternal Turn Of The Wheel
Les Discrets- Ariettes Oubliées…
Pallbearer- Sorrow & Extinction
Swallow The Sun- Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
Om - Advaitic Songs
Evoken - Atra Mors
Cloudkicker - Fade
Ash Borer - Cold Of Ages
Agruss - Morok
Hexen - Being And Nothingness
Winterfylleth - The Threnody Of Triumph
Kontinuum - Earth Blood Magic
Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
Neurosis - Honor Found In Decay
Oak Pantheon - From A Whisper
#2
I see Winterfylleth on there but not Wodensthrone.

Automatically your list has become irrelevant [ ] because Winterfylleth is completely inferior in every single respect to Wodensthrone. Seriously, Wodensthrone makes them completely superfluous.

On the other hand though I agree with some of this.

There's a pretty huge list of stuff that I could list as at the very least good from this year.
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#3
I tried for 3 months to get into the new Wodensthrone, just wasn't feeling it. Every moment of brilliance seemed to be negated by minutes of contrived black metal conventions. Just my opinion, of course
#4
inverloch - dusk\subside
anhedonist - netherwards
aldebaran - embracing the lightless depths (i think is what it was called)
encoffination - o hell, shine in thy whited sepulchres
wrathprayer - the sun of moloch
pallbearer - sorrow and extinction
grave upheaval\manticore - split

not much else i've heard from this year, don't think. have yet to get around to BAN, ahab, and a few others mentioned. forgive me if anything i said is from last year.

also, as much as i really, really wanted to love dragged into sunlight, i found it to be a huge let down. i guess it's fairly good, in it's own right, has a few really cool bits, but next to hatred for mankind, it's lackluster and mediocre at best.

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#5
I still have a ****ton more to go through, I'm pretty behind, but so far these have all been awesome releases. I think Ihsahn may have won this race for me back in June though haha.

Ihsahn - Eremita
Conan - Monnos
My Dying Bride - A Map of all our Failures
Vision Divine - Destination set to nowhere
Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
Ne Obliviscaris - Portal of I
In Mourning - Weight of the Oceans
Hour of 13 - 333
Great Sabatini - Matterhorn
Unleashed - Odalheim
Sigh - In Somniphobia
Panopticon - Kentucky
Overkill - Electric Age
Orange Goblin - Eulogy for the Damned
Napalm Death - Utilitarian
Grand Magus - The Hunt
Cryptopsy - Cryptopsy
Candlemass - Psalms of the Dead
Borknagar - Urd
Black Breath - Sentenced to Life
Angel Witch - As Above
Anaal Nathrakh - Venitas
Blut Aus Nord - Cosmosophy
Ahab - The Giant
Adrenechrome - Hideous Appetites
Accept - Stalingrad
#6
Testament - Dark Roots Of Earth
Devin Townsend Project - Epicloud
Swallow The Sun - Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
Katatonia - Dead End Kings
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#7
As much as I like Katatonia I'd dispute Dead End King's being best of the year, no where near in the same ball park as Night is the New Day
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#8
1. Of Breath And Bone


2. Resolution
3. Torture

..End of discussion
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#9
Portal of I and Curse and many more would like words with you on that.
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inverloch - dusk\subside
anhedonist - netherwards
aldebaran - embracing the lightless depths (i think is what it was called)
encoffination - o hell, shine in thy whited sepulchres
wrathprayer - the sun of moloch
pallbearer - sorrow and extinction
grave upheaval\manticore - split

not much else i've heard from this year, don't think. have yet to get around to BAN, ahab, and a few others mentioned. forgive me if anything i said is from last year.

also, as much as i really, really wanted to love dragged into sunlight, i found it to be a huge let down. i guess it's fairly good, in it's own right, has a few really cool bits, but next to hatred for mankind, it's lackluster and mediocre at best.

sup

You'd like Bell Witch's debut, Longing.
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#11
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As much as I like Katatonia I'd dispute Dead End King's being best of the year, no where near in the same ball park as Night is the New Day


...and Night was vastly inferior to Great Cold Distance... yet, still, DEK was a solid release.

I also 2nd the votes for Testament & Swallow the Sun
#12
I actually still like Swallow the Sun and honestly Emerald Forest is one of their weakest releases.
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#13
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You'd like Bell Witch's debut, Longing.



i'll have to check it out. i'm gonna go ahead and assume death doom/ funeral doom based on most of my list. thanks.
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#14
I think the Neurosis album was the only metal album from this year I got into. Never got round to the Om or Alcest albums and I didn't enjoy Faustian Echoes all that much.
#15
Der Sturmer-Transcendental Racial Idealism
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#17
Can't really think of any off the top of my head. The bands I listen to that released albums this year released pretty mediocre albums.
#18
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Pretty sure that was 2011


Yeah you are right, I'm not even sure what came out this year metal wise that I was really into.
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#20
The new Revenge album was pretty killer, even without Helmkamp. Some other stand outs for me include:

Nocturnal Vomit - Cursed Relics
Ataraxy - Revelations of the Ethereal
Drawn and Quartered - Feeding Hell's Furnace
Vomitor - The Escalation
Hellbringer - Dominion of Darkness
Witchrist - The Grand Tormentor
Ignivomous - Contragenesis
Gospel of the Horns - Ceremonial Conjuration
Pseudogod - Deathwomb Catechesis
Trial - The Primordial Temple
#22
Just as an aside, Timeghoul is one of the greatest names I've ever heard. Like the greatest 50s B-movie ever.

Timeghoul

Anyway, you guys all know I'm about as untr00 as a box of fruit loops, so this will mostly be core-related releases.

Ascariasis - Ocean of Colour EP
Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
Periphery - Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
The Omega Experiment - The Omega Experiment
The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza - Danza IIII; The Alpha - The Omega
Glass Cloud - The Royal Thousand
Cattle Decapitation - Monolith of Inhumanity
Thy Art is Murder - Hate
A.I.(d) - Disorder
The Safety Fire - Grind the Ocean
Xehanort - Birth Demo

And then a bunch of totally not metal in the slightest;

Every Tme I Die - Ex-lives
Fun. - Some Nights
Exotic Animal Petting Zoo - Tree of Tongues
Sworn In - Start/End EP
Circa Survive - Violent Waves
I See Stars - Digital Renegade (no care, ever)
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#23
EDIT: Forgot a few.

Iron Fire - Voyage of the Damned
Wintersun - Time I
Machinae Supremacy - Rise of a Digital Nation
Ea - Ea
Dragonforce - The Power Within
Fear Factory - The Industrialist
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#24
Sticking to metal, and metal related stuff.

Alcest - Les Voyages de l'Âme
Anathema - Weather Systems
Dark Fury - W.A.R.
Desolate Winds - In Times of Cold
Devin Townsend Project - Epicloud
Dødsengel - Imperator
Dragonforce - The Power Within
Drudkh - Eternal Turn of the Wheel
Ea - Ea
Germ - Loss
Germ - Wish
Impiety - Ravage & Conquer
Kawir - Isotheos
Khors - Мудрість Cтоліть
Kulturkampf - March Through Eternity
Les Discrets - Ariettes Oubliées...
Lord Wind - Ales Stenar
Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Ascending to Infinity
Old Corpse Road - 'Tis Witching Hour... As Spectres We Haunt This Kingdom
Swans - The Seer
Thunderkraft - Totentanz
Ulvegr - Арктогея
Winterfylleth - The Threnody of Triumph
Wodensthrone - Curse
Wytch Hazel - The Truth
Опричь/Пяреварацень/Чур - Триединство
Славия - Песне Воли Калeной

And then, none metal stuff

Apakalypse - 4th Dimension Adventure Rhymes
Ascended Masters - Reflexions
Astra - The Black Chord
The Beat Poets - 2012: InnerSpace Oddyssey
Bliss - Corporatocracy
The Brain Eaters - Ascended Masters Present: The Brain Eaters
Cosmic Crusader - The Lost Children Of Babylon Present... CosmiCrusader: CosmiCalculations Part 1
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - 'Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!
Jana Kramer - Jana Kramer
Jewelz Infinate - Etheric Templates
Jewelz Infinate - Katharsis
Lana Del Ray - Born to Die
The Lost Children of Babylon - The Triangle Of Babylon Chapter 3: The Mayan Factor
Masta Buildas - Island of Patmos
Masta Buildas - Nocturnal Light
A Place to Bury Strangers - Worship
Sinister Stricken - The Lost Children of Babylon Present: Sinister Stricken - Chaos Theory
Son of Saturn - The Blackhole Speakeasy
Son of Saturn - Thesis
The Time and Space Machine - Taste the Lazer
Truthseekah - Awaken the Fire
Various - Myths and Legends (Mixed by Soundlift)
Vega X - Global Warming: Reign of Terror
White Lotus - Royal Reserve
The White Shadow of Norway - 666
#25
I didn't realize that so many bands I like released albums this year. The only band off the top of my head who had a new release that I really enjoyed was the new Napalm Death album because I haven't followed new releases at all. My favorite release of 2012 is probably the Odd Future album though, followed Murs and 9th Wonder's new release.
#27
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Every Tme I Die - Ex-lives
Fun. - Some Nights
Exotic Animal Petting Zoo - Tree of Tongues
Sworn In - Start/End EP
Circa Survive - Violent Waves
I See Stars - Digital Renegade (no care, ever)


I would honestly love to hear your reasoning for this xD
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#29
Can't believe I haven't seen Sylosis - Monolith on this list yet
#30
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Can't believe I haven't seen Sylosis - Monolith on this list yet


There's a very good reason for that.
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#31
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There's a very good reason for that.

They sell too many CDs?

Im in the US and just recently found them. I'm very much in love with that new CD.

But then again I also like the new Deftones and Parkway Drive. Despite that - Im a metal kid at heart. Some will hate.
#32
You are either full on metal or not at all.
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#33
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You are either full on metal or not at all.


Im assuming this was directed at me. Do you even know what that means?
#34
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Timeghoul
True dat.

If we're really counting Timeghoul here, then of course. Other than that, kinda out of metal releases here. Oh, right, my band's album, obviously. Top of the heap, cream of the crop, etc. *LINK IN SIG; FREE ALBUM; CLICK NOW*



Non-metal, I forgot that Dead Can Dance album, that was really good. Apparently there's a new Avishai Cohen album out, that can't be bad, haven't had the chance to hear it yet.

Still kinda disappointed about no Gorguts this year. Ben Monder's new album doesn't seem to be appearing this year either... Zero doubts about either of them belonging on that list.
#35
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They sell too many CDs?

Im in the US and just recently found them. I'm very much in love with that new CD.

But then again I also like the new Deftones and Parkway Drive. Despite that - Im a metal kid at heart. Some will hate.


Nah they're just not very good.

I've already had 90's Scandinavian Melodic Death and so Sylosis just seem kinda pointless and dull... also heard from a reliable source that half the band are awful people which doesn't help.
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#36
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Nah they're just not very good.

I've already had 90's Scandinavian Melodic Death and so Sylosis just seem kinda pointless and dull... also heard from a reliable source that half the band are awful people which doesn't help.


Gotta be careful what you hear". I've rubbed shoulders enough with bands that have good reps and bad reps and its funny how they turn out.

Dillinger had a bad rep but were some of the best people I've ever met. Evan from Biohazard lived up to his douche name. Mark from Chimaira was ****ing amazing after a minute but seemed PISSED at first.

Otep was the worst. And I've heard good things about them. Ugh.
#37
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Im assuming this was directed at me. Do you even know what that means?


Of course I do. It means you are a total false
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#38
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Of course I do. It means you are a total false



Please. You don't even know me. You don't have to be KVLT 100% of the time. I bet you have Bieber or some guilty pleasure on your iTunes.

I still buy all my CDs.

The last few I picked up were:
Converge
Acacia Strain
Deftones
Machine Head (new live CD)
Parkway Drive
Sylosis

...and theres probably more Im forgetting off the top of my head
#40
I can't understand for the life of me why BTBAM has so many damn fans while sounding fairly dreadful most of the time. They're like the metal(?) version of Muse.
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