2012 - From the Awesome to the Awful


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.

Top 10 Bandcamp links:

Agruss - Morok
Les Discrets - Ariettes Oubliées...
Summer Fades Away - We Meet the Last Time, Then Departure
Netra - Sørbyen
Sigh - In Somniphobia
A Forest of Stars - A Shadowplay for Yesterdays
Lycanthia - Oligarchy
Alunah - White Hoarhound
Anhedonist - Netherwards
Royal Thunder - CVI

Created by: Draugen | 25.05.2012



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