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Created by: Starchild | 31.01.2012



1. Wintersun - Time I
Symphonic/Melodic Death Metal / / Jari, you genius!! Another work of art. An awesome 40 mins of epic music! My album of the year (so far..) Can't wait for part II (9.5/10)
2. Sybreed - God Is An Automaton
Industrial/Groove Metal / / Sybreed has done it again! Fourth amazing album in a row. And this one is maybe even their best! Cyber/industrial metal with djenty flavour in their own unique way = brilliant. (9.5/10)
3. Atoma - Skylight
Atmospheric/Post Metal / / I'll use words from one review i've read... 'diverse, inspired, post-apocalyptic soundtrack that will haunt your ordinary reality' . After 'Fallout', the members of Slumber has done another atmospheric metal beauty. (9.5/10)
4. The Omega Experiment - The Omega Experiment
Progressive Metal / / An awesome modern prog with touch of avant-garde. You can hear that this guys are clearly influenced by Devin Townsend, but they are not copycats by any means, you can say that they play similar style but have done it in their own brilliant way.. A great album and a big surprise by pretty unknown band.. (9/10)
5. Circus Maximus - Nine
Progressive Metal / / Catchy, melodic prog metal just the way I like it. (9/10)
6. Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
Industrial Black/Death Metal (9/10)
7. Words Of Farewell - Immersion
Melodic Death Metal / / What an great debut album by this new german melodeath act. Keyboard driven, heavy, melodic, atmospheric. Really addicting and enyojable stuff. This guys are very promising, and I can't wait to hear more from them in the future. (9/10)
8. Allegaeon - Formshifter
Technical Melodic Death Metal / / A great blend between technical death and melodic death, with just right amount of both. And well... I can't stop headbanging while listening this album. (9/10)
9. Tempus Fusion - To End It All
Progressive Metal / / Discovery of the year for me. A great new band from UK, with their Self-released album. A modern djenty prog with great melodies and nice ambient. For the fans of Tesseract, Devin Townsend, Gojira... A shame they are so unknown.. (9/10)
10. Beyond The Bridge - The Old Man And The Spirit
Progressive Metal / / ..and another debut album amongst my fav albums of the year. Great songwriting, beautiful melodies and excellent male and female vocals. Really uplifting, magnificent prog. (9/10)
11. The Algorithm - Polymorphic Code
Experimental Metal/djent/Electronic (9/10)
12. Mors Principium Est - ...And Death Said Live
Melodic Death Metal (9/10)
13. Overhead - Of Sun And Moon
Progressive Rock/Metal (9/10)
14. Sylosis - Monolith
Melodic Death/Thrash Metal (9/10)
15. Ne Obliviscaris - Portal Of I
Progressive Melodic Black Metal / / If someone ask me to describe this album in 3 words, I would say: creative, fresh, unique. It's definitely a bright future ahead of this band. And yes, violin and metal just go together brilliantly (check out Dominia too ;) (9/10)
16. Germ - Wish
Electronic/Atmospheric Rock/Black Metal (9/10)
17. Alcest - Les voyages de l'âme
Black Metal/Shoegaze (9/10)
18. Swallow The Sun - Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
Melodic Death/Doom Metal / / Fifth album and another great one. Nothing new here in comparison with their previous albums, but quality is still here. A great mix of doom and melodeath, and in that genre this band remains as one of the best. (9/10)
19. Antimatter - Fear Of A Unique Identity
Atmospheric Rock/Metal (9/10)
20. Wilderun - Olden Tales & Deathly Trails
Folk Metal (9/10)
21. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
Progressive Death/Groove Metal / / Don't know why, but this album has instantly become my favourite by Gojira. All songs are great and I really enjoying it a lot. (9/10)
22. Soul Cycle - Soul Cycle II
Instrumental Progressive Metal (9/10)
23. Kälter - Ubuntu
Progressive Melodic Death Metal (9/10)
24. Enochian Theory - Life... And All It Entails
Progressive Metal (8.5/10)
25. In Mourning - The Weight Of Oceans
Progressive Melodic Death Metal (8.5/10)
26. Destinity - Resolve In Crimson
Melodic Death Metal (8.5/10)
27. In The Silence - A Fair Dream Gone Mad
Atmospheric Progressive Metal (8.5/10)
28. Distorted Harmony - Utopia
Progressive Metal (8.5/10)
29. Khonsu - Anomalia
Progressive/Industrial/Black Metal (8.5/10)
30. Art By Numbers - Reticence: The Musical
Progressive Metal (8.5/10)
31. Ocean Architecture - Animus
Progressive Metal (8.5/10)
32. Katatonia - Dead End Kings
Alternative/Gothic Metal (8.5/10)
33. Bilocate - Summoning The Bygones
Blackened Death/Doom Metal (8.5/10)
34. Inner Fear - First Born Fear
Extreme Symphonic Metal (8.5/10)
35. Devin Townsend - Epicloud
Progressive Metal (8.5/10)
36. Iron Fire - Voyage Of The Damned
Heavy/Power Metal (8.5/10)
37. Black Light Discipline - Against Each Other
Industrial Metal (8.5/10)
38. Sithu Aye - Invent The Universe
Instrumental Progressive Metal/djent (8.5/10)
39. Bend The Sky - Origins
Instrumental Progressive Metal (8.5/10)
40. Obscurcis Romancia - Theatre Of Deception
Symphonic Black Metal (8/10)
41. Blind Stare - The Dividing Line
Extreme Power Metal (8/10)
42. Cloudkicker - Fade
Instrumental Progressive Metal (8/10)
43. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
Progressive Black Metal (8/10)
44. Ashent - Inheritance
Progressive Metal (8/10)
45. The Faceless - Autotheism
Technical/Progressive Death Metal (8/10)
46. Sigh - In Somniphobia
Avantgarde Metal (8/10)
47. Zonaria - Arrival Of The Red Sun
Melodic Death Metal (8/10)
48. Periphery - Periphery II: This Time It's Personal
Progressive Metal/djent (8/10)
49. Dissona - Dissona
Progressive Metal (8/10)
50. Silent Descent - Mind Games
Melodic Death Metal/Trance (8/10)
51. Monolithe - Monolithe III
Doom Metal (8/10)
52. Ihsahn - Eremita
Progressive Black Metal (8/10)
53. Before The Dawn - Rise Of The Phoenix
Melodic Death Metal (8/10)
54. Skyharbor - Blinding White Noise: Illusion & Chaos
Progressive Metal/djent (8/10)
55. Oddland - The Treachery Of Senses
Progressive Metal (8/10)
56. Headspace - I Am Anonymous
Progressive Rock/Metal (8/10)
57. Klone - The Dreamer's Hideaway
Progressive/Groove Metal (8/10)
58. The Stranded - Survivalism Boulevard
Melodic Death Metal (8/10)
59. Elysian - Wires Of Creation
Melodic Death/Progressive Metal (8/10)
60. Eternal Deformity - The Beauty Of Chaos
Progressive/Melodic Death Metal (8/10)
61. Taranis - Kingdom
Symphonic Black/Folk Metal (8/10)
62. Tracedawn - Lizard Dusk
Melodic Death/Power Metal (7.5/10)
63. Nothnegal - Decadence
Melodic Death Metal (7.5/10)
64. Sear Bliss - Eternal Recurrence
Melodic Black Metal (7.5/10)



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