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The unavoidable "Best Album of 2012" Thread

Discussion in 'Bar' started by CubanDude, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. joelplagues

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    1.Birds in Row - You, Me and The Violence
     
  2. Jind

    Jind Grrrr!!! (I'm a bear)

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    Thought of another non-metal album in my albums of 2012 list.

    Joanne Shaw Taylor Almost Always Never - 2012 was a bit of a big year for JST as she got a little world wide recognition as being the guitarist for Annie Lennox at the Queens Jubilee celebration that was broadcast around the world. For those unfamiliar with Joanne Shaw Taylor, she is a phenomenal female singer/guitarist that has won the British blues Award for Best Female Vocalist in 2010 and the British Blues Awards for Best Female Vocalist and Songwriter of the Year in 2011 for her song "Same as it Never Was" from her Diamonds in the Dirt album.

    While she's known mostly as a blues musician, she has really expanded her writing on her new disc Always Almost Never, at times bringing in a bit of Zeppelin, Floyd, and psychedelic/jam stylings to her already existing SRV, Albert Collins blues background.

    Once again, if your open to music outside of metal - Joanne Shaw Taylor should be someone you look into.

    As a metal related note, the bassist on this album is none other than founding member/guitarist of early progressive metal legends Watchtower - Billy White.

    There is an interview with her in this months Premier Guitar: http://www.premierguitar.com/Magazi...Voodoo_Grooves_and_Guitarmageddon_Tones.aspx?

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  3. Boneman

    Boneman Semi-noob

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    Thanks to this thread I have found several great new albums.

    I need to listen to more new music basically :D
     
  5. Josh Burgess

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    The Contortionist - Intrinsic
    BTBAM - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
    7 Horns 7 Eyes - Absolution
    Jeff Loomis - Plains of Oblivion
    Chimp Spanner - All Roads Lead Here
    Intervals - In Time
    Deftones - Koi No Yokan
    Katatonia - Dead End Kings
    The Haarp Machine - Disclosure
    The Algorithm - Polymorphic Code
    The Faceless - Autotheism
     
  6. Exodus Prime

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    The two that stand out for me are:

    Rush - Clockwork Angels (their masterpiece)
    Overkill - Electric Age
     
  7. Jind

    Jind Grrrr!!! (I'm a bear)

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    Another good one from this year - probably my favorite thrash album of the year.
     
  8. Exodus Prime

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    Yeah, I might even like it more than Ironbound. That was a tough album to follow.
     
  9. Jind

    Jind Grrrr!!! (I'm a bear)

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    I'm not sure I would go that far - Ironbound was something really special for me. I'm not sure I'd put Electric Age ahead of it in my list of favorite Overkill albums, but for 2012 Electric Age is certainly my favorite thrash album.
    :headbang:
     
  10. TonyS.

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    Don't forget: Symphony X - Iconoclast
     
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    *Pig Destroyer - Book Burner
    *Cryptopsy - S/T
    *Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
    *Meshuggah - Koloss
    *Gaza - No Absolutes in Human Suffering

    surprisingly awful:
    Periphery II
    The Acacia Strain - Death is the Only Mortal
     
  12. TonyS.

    TonyS. www.SoundCollab.com | www.risingstorm-music.com

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    haha...my fault! ...still living in 2011
     
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    Yeah, the production got worse and they turned into a faux-2005 era Killswitch ripoff. It's really, really bad.

    also, Black Sheep Wall - No Matter Where It Ends is fucking crushing.
     
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    Other albums I dug not mentioned

    Allegaeon - Formshifter
    Whitechapel - S/T
    Mors Principium Est
    Aborted
    In Mourning
    Spawn of Possession
     
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    Deathspell Omega- Drought (EP)
    Enslaved- RIITIIR
    The Contortionist- Intrinsic
    Death Grips- No Love Deep Web
     
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    Reading some of these personal top albums of 2012 hurts in a way that can only be described as being akin to having your testicles slowly compressed in a KY jelly covered vice grip. Fuck me.

    My list:
    Skyharbor - Blinding White Noise

    That's about it. It's been a pretty bad year as far as my own tastes go, with some average material from Meshuggah, Periphery and Katatonia. Hell, I'm still haunted by the last Opeth release. Here's hoping 2013 has something special waiting for us! :)
     
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    Cannibal Corpse - Torture. No love for this?

    New Pig Destroyer was insane too
     
  18. EffigyForgotten

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    Aeon - Aeons Black
    Beneath - Enslaved By Fear
    Between The Buried And Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
    Alphthraum - Chronophage
    Ophidian I - Solvet Saeclum
    Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme
    Enslaved - RIITIIR
    Murder Construct - Results
    Terrorizer - Horde Of Zombies
    Weird Fate - The Collapse Of All That Has Been
    Pathology - The Time Of Great Purification
    Aborted - Global Flatline
    Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
    Cattle Decapitation - Monolith Of Humanity
    Arkaik - Metamorphignition
    Ophidian I - Solvet Saeclum
    Gorod - A Perfect Absolution
    Gory Blister - Earth-Sick
    Hideous Divinity - Obeisance Rising
    Nile - At The Gate Of Sethu
    Putrid Pile - Blood Fetish
    Sophicide - Perdition Of The Sublime
    Spawn Of Possession - Incurso
    The Faceless - Authotheism
    Anathema - Weather Systems
    Katatonia -Dead End Kings
    Abominable Putridity - The Anomalies Of Artificial Origin
    Beheaded - Never To Dawn
    Fear Factory - The Industrialist
    Ihsahn - Eremita
    Psycroptic - The Inherited Repression
    Testament - Dark Roots Of Earth
    Wintersun - Time
    Kreator - Phantom Antichrist
    Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol
    Abigail Williams - Becoming


    New Cannibal Corpse and Meshuggah kinda sucked honestly.
     
  19. DanLights

    DanLights Santa Hat Forever

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    Aborted's Global Flatline is brilliant. I'm always late on releases, too lazy to track down and buy new stuff haha
     
  20. Loren Littlejohn

    Loren Littlejohn Lover of all boobage.

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    My top 5

    Every Time I Die - Ex Lives
    God Forbid - Equalibrium
    Gojira - L'enfant Sauvage
    Demon Hunter - True Defiance
    Toxic Grind Machine - Embryonic Emission
     

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