GMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 2012

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Reminder of the rules:
- please submit at least *5* releases. But just remember, real men vote at 10.
- first place in your rankings gets 10 points, 2nd gets 9, etcetc, 10th gets 1.
- feel free to post more than 10, but only the top 10 will get points.
- feel free to post less than 10, the same scoring will apply.
- feel free not to rank your picks, in which case all ten picks will get 5.5 points.
- if you're so much of a dick that you have to post more than 10 unranked picks, only the first 10 will count. In other words, go back to the third rule.

Submit your lists by APRIL 1st.
 
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1) Ne Obliviscaris - Portal of I
2) Hexen - Being and Nothingness
3) Dawnbringer - Into the Lair of the Sun God
4) AtomA - Skylight
5) Kreator - Phantom Antichrist
6) Barren Earth - The Devil's Resolve
7) Xanthochroid - Blessed He With Boils
8) Exocosm - Spiral of Decay
9) Mindwork - Eterea
10) Entropy - E3

Black Breath - Sentenced to Life
Tantara - Based on Evil
Sylosis - Monolith
Testament - Dark Roots of Earth
Mekong Delta - Intersections
Eruption - Tenses Collide
Overkill - The Electric Age

Great year.
 
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Pallbearer
Mare cognitum
Hellbringer
Vemod
Corsair

Up to 5..see if you guys remind me of other goodies near the deadline.
 
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Need to revisit some of these before my final ranking but here are my contenders:

1) Aborted - Global Flatline
2) Kreator - Phantom Antichrist
3) Overkill - The Electric Age
4) Hexen - Being and Nothingness
5) Dying Fetus - Reign Supremacy
6) Cryptopsy - Cryptopsy
7) Cannibal Corpse - Torture
8) Cattle Decapitation - Monolith of Inhumanity
9) Municipal Waste - The Fatal Feast
10) Accept - Stalingrad

HM
Asphyx
Hour of Penance
High on Fire
Sigh
Goatwhore
Grave
Exumer
Ensiferum
Black Breath
 
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1. Orange Goblin - A Eulogy For The Damned
2. Pitch Black Forecast - Burning In Water, Drowing In Flame
3. Dezperadoz - Dead Man's Hand
4. Dogtor - Dogtor's Orders
5. Armoured Angel - Hymns Of Hate
6. Hellbringer - Dominion Of Darkness
7. Doro - Raise Your Fist
8. Dublin Death Patrol - Death Sentence
9. Overkill - The Electric Age
10. Mammoth Mammoth - Volume III - Hell's Likely
 
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1. Kayo Dot - Gamma Knife
2. Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
3. Meshuggah - Koloss
4. High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
5. Saint Vitus - Lillie: F-65
6. Deathspell Omega - Drought
7. Faustcoven - Hellfire and Funeral Bells
8. Virus - Oblivion Clock
9. Incantation - Vanquish in Vengeance
10. Melvins - Freak Puke

Dragged into Sunlight - Widowmaker
Hooded Menace - Effigies of Evil
Candlemass - Psalms for the Dead
Asphyx - Deathhammer
Kilslug - Sins, Tricks & Lies
Witchsorrow - God Curse Us
Profetus - To Open the Passages in Dusk
Haarp - Husks
Derketa - In Death We Meet
Napalm Death - Utilitarian

Since we counted Virus for 2011 I'm including Oblivion Clock.
 
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1.) Sigh - In Somniphobia
2.) Diskord - Dystopics
3.) The Contortionist - Intrinsic
4.) Spawn of Possession - Incurso
5.) Soen - Cognitive
6.) Cattle Decapitation - Monolith of Inhumanity
7.) Pallbearer - Sorrows and Extinction
8.) Black Breath - Sentenced to Life
9.) Black Sheep Wall - No Matter Where it Ends
10.) Xibalba - Hasta La Muerte

Honorable Mentions:

Between the Buried and Me - Parallax II
Gaza - No Absolutes in Human Suffering
Bell Witch - Longing
Panopticon - Kentucky
Gojira - L'enfant Sauvage
Krallice - Years Past Matter
Woods of Ypres - Woods 5
Meshuggah - Koloss
Car Bomb - w^w^^w^w
Pig Destroyer - Book Burner
Cannibal Corpse - Torture
Goatwhore - Blood for the Master
Eryn Non Dae - Meliora
The Faceless - Autotheism
The HAARP Machine - Disclosure
Slice the Cake - The Man With No Face
Castle - Blacklands
Thy Art is Murder - Hate
War From a Harlots Mouth - Voyeur
Love Sex Machine - Love Sex Machine
Avatar - Black Waltz
A Life Once Lost - Ecstatic Trance
Whitechapel - Whitechapel
Veil of Maya - Eclipse
RXYZYXR - Lmnts
Job For a Cowboy - Demonocracy
Behold...The Arctopus - Horrorscension
 
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1. Eagle Twin - The Feather Tipped the Serpent's Scale
2. Razorwyre - Another Dimension
3. Arc of Ascent - The Higher Key
4. Northwinds - Winter
5. Monarch - Omens
6. Overkill - The Electric Age
7. Open Tomb - Open Tomb
8. Angel Witch - As Above, So Below
9. Bedemon - Symphony of Shadows
10. Gothic Knights - Reflections From the Other Side

There's a heap of bands in the RYM chart that I've enjoyed seeing live but just haven't gotten into listening to for whatever reason - Amenra, Bell Witch, High on Fire, Pallbearer, Ufomammut, Windhand etc.
 
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there's a lot of solid black thrash from that year. you have aura noir already but there's hades archer, desaster, mongrel's cross, gospel of the horns (EP), master of cruelty, ketzer etc. the demoncy album is cool iirc. faustcoven are usually dependably decent although i haven't heard that one i don't think. totale vernichtung are p good. obviously there's mgla. acrimonious is a greek one on my wishlist. there's a master's hammer album as well.
 
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Anyone have any recs for me this year? Going through the RYM charts, not much catching my interest.
 
you've probably already heard the hellwell, galneryus and wrathblade albums, aside from that not much tbh but i haven't deep-dived it or anything
 
Actually haven't heard the Hellwell or Wrathblade yet, obviously will check out both but even if I end up digging both I'm a long ways off having 10 albums to list.
 
1 - Spawn of Possession - Incurso
2 - Hexen - Being and Nothingness
3 - Gorod - A Perfect Absolution
4 - Gory Blister - Earth-Sick
5 - Cryptopsy - Cryptopsy
6 - Psycroptic - The Inherited Repression
7 - Black Breath - Sentenced to Life
8 - Grave - Endless Procession of Souls
9 - Master - The New Elite
10 - Kreator - Phantom Antichrist

Arkaik - Metamorphignition
Incantation - Vanquish in Vengeance
The Faceless - Autotheism
Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme
Maveth - Coils of the Black Earth
Desecrecy - The Doom Skeptron
Deathspell Omega - Drought
Testament - Dark Roots of Earth
Cattle Decapitation - Monolith of Inhumanity
Overkill - The Electric Age
Cannibal Corpse - Torture
Aborted - Global Flatline
 
Hexen - Being and Nothingness

This album is a beast. Only reason it isn't on my list anywhere is because I've only listened to it twice when it was up on Bandcamp. Planning to buy it on CD at some point, because I know with enough time it will become a firm favourite. That's a band I need to put more time into in general.

there's a lot of solid black thrash from that year. you have aura noir already but there's hades archer, desaster, mongrel's cross, gospel of the horns (EP), master of cruelty, ketzer etc. the demoncy album is cool iirc. faustcoven are usually dependably decent although i haven't heard that one i don't think. totale vernichtung are p good. obviously there's mgla. acrimonious is a greek one on my wishlist. there's a master's hammer album as well.

Demoncy, Totale Vernichtung, Mgła and Acrimonious are ones I haven't heard yet, thanx.

Anyone have any recs for me this year? Going through the RYM charts, not much catching my interest.

I feel like you might enjoy the Hail Spirit Noir debut but I find you hard to predict. There's also Skelator's album Agents of Power which is pretty good, not their best and it feels a bit bloated to me, but it's high energy stuff. Züül's album To the Frontlines is also nice.
 
1) Black Breath - Sentenced to Life
2) Deserted Fear - My Empire
3) Grave - Endless Procession of Souls
4) Sylosis - Monolith
5) Orange Goblin - A Eulogy For the Damned
6) Paradise Lost - Tragic Idol
7) Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme
8) High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
9) Meshuggah - Koloss
10) Gorod - A Perfect Absolution

HM: Drawn and Quartered / Incantation / Asphyx / Nominon / Gojira / Skeletal Remains / Nekromantheon / Horrendous / Ufomammut

Decent year, but in retrospect it was probably the weakest year in the 2010's IMO. Speaking of which, is this the last year we have left? I don't have 2015 in my list, but I think I simply missed that poll when it was happening. We should start doing the decade rankings - we've only ranked the best years and best albums of the 80's so far.
 
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