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.

Created by: Draugen | 25.05.2012



1. Agruss - Morok
(10) Atmospheric Black/Death
2. Menace Ruine - Alight In Ashes
(9.5) Drone/Neofolk
3. Sigh - In Somniphobia
(9.0) Avantgarde/Black
4. Netra - Sørbyen
(9.0) Depressive Black/Trip-Hop
5. Monarch - Omens
(9.0) Sludge/Drone/Doom
6. Indesinence - Vessels Of Light And Decay
(9.0) Death/Doom
7. Dråpsnatt - Skelepht
(9.0) Atmospheric Black
8. Les Discrets - Ariettes Oubliées...
(9.0) Post/Shoegaze
9. Monolithe - Monolithe III
(9.0) Death/Doom
10. A Forest Of Stars - A Shadowplay For Yesterdays
(9.0) Avantgarde/Black
11. Summer Fades Away - We Meet The Last Time, Then Departure
(9.0) Post-Rock
12. Alunah - White Hoarhound
(9.0) Stoner/Doom
13. Year Of The Goat - Angels' Necropolis
(9.0) Hard Rock
14. Anhedonist - Netherwards
(9.0) Death/Doom
15. Witch Mountain - Cauldron Of The Wild
(9.0) Stoner/Doom
16. Royal Thunder - CVI
(9.0) Stoner/Heavy
17. Mono - For My Parents
(8.5) Post-Rock
18. Profetus - ...To Open The Passages In Dusk
(8.5) Funeral Doom
19. Wildernessking - The Writing Of Gods In The Sand
(8.5) Progressive/Black
20. Lethian Dreams - Season Of Raven Words
(8.5) Atmospheric Doom
21. Jess And The Ancient Ones - Jess And The Ancient Ones
(8.5) Psychedelic Rock
22. Abigail Williams - Becoming
(8.5) Atmospheric Black
23. Pallbearer - Sorrow And Extinction
(8.5) Traditional Doom
24. Nadja - The Primitive World [Collaboration]
(8.5) Drone/Doom
25. Undersmile - Narwhal
(8.5) Sludge/Doom
26. Igorrr - Hallelujah
(8.5) Experimental/Cybergrind
27. Reino Ermitaño - Veneración del Fuego
(8.5) Traditional Doom
28. Riti Occulti - Riti Occulti
(8.5) Blackened Stoner/Doom
29. Lycanthia - Oligarchy
(8.5) Gothic/Doom
30. Faal - The Clouds Are Burning
(8.5) Black/Doom
31. Hail Spirit Noir - Pneuma
(8.5) Blackened Progressive
32. Lurk - Lurk
(8.5) Sludge/Doom
33. The Great Old Ones - Al Azif
(8.0) Atmospheric Black/Post
34. The Slow Death - II
(8.0) Death/Doom
35. Elysian Blaze - Blood Geometry
(8.0) Funeral Doom/Black
36. Agalloch - Faustian Echoes
(8.0) Atmospheric Black/Post
37. Anna von Hausswolff - Ceremony
(8.0) Experimental Rock
38. Ruby The Hatchet - Ouroboros
(8.0) Psychedelic Rock
39. Wodensthrone - Curse
(8.0) Atmospheric Black
40. Xandria - Neverworld's End
(8.0) Symphonic
41. Windhand - Windhand
(8.0) Stoner/Doom
42. Oak Pantheon - From A Whisper
(8.0) Atmospheric Black/Post
43. Faustcoven - Hellfire And Funeral Bells
(8.0) Black/Doom
44. Seven Kingdoms - The Fire Is Mine
(8.0) Power
45. Officium Triste - Immersed [Split]
(8.0) Death/Doom
46. Mud Walk - The Drifters Forgotten Lore
(8.0) Hard Rock/Blues
47. The Eden House - Timeflows
(8.0) Gothic
48. Frequency Drift - ... Laid To Rest
(8.0) Progressive
49. Castle - Blacklands
(8.0) Heavy/Doom
50. Psychonaut 4 - Have A Nice Trip
(8.0) Depressive Black
51. Wilds Forlorn - We, The Damned
(8.0) Atmospheric Black
52. Christian Mistress - Possession
(8.0) Heavy
53. Blues Pills - Bliss
(8.0) Psychedelic Rock
54. Om - Advaitic Songs
(7.5) Psychedelic Folk
55. Nadja - Dagdrøm
(7.5) Drone/Doom
56. Dissona - Dissona
(7.5) Progressive
57. Bell Witch - Longing
(7.5) Funeral Doom
58. Chelsea Wolfe - Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs
(7.5) Acoustic
59. Evoken - Atra Mors
(7.5) Funeral Doom/Death
60. Trees - Sickness In
(7.5) Drone/Doom
61. Into Darkness - Into Darkness
(7.5) Death/Doom
62. Black Moth - The Killing Jar
(7.5) Stoner/Doom
63. Dordeduh - Dar De Duh
(7.5) Black/Folk
64. Hooded Menace - Effigies Of Evil
(7.5) Death/Doom
65. Skogen - Eld
(7.5) Black/Folk
66. Ash Borer - Cold Of Ages
(7.5) Atmospheric Black
67. Ides Of Gemini - Constantinopole
(7.5) Psychedelic Post
68. Abske Fides - Abske Fides
(7.5) Death/Doom
69. Narrow House - A Key To Panngrieb
(7.5) Funeral Doom
70. Verdunkeln - Weder Licht Noch Schatten
(7.5) Atmospheric Black
71. Alcest - Les voyages de l'âme
(7.0) Atmospheric Black/Shoegaze
72. Anguish - Through The Archdemon's Head
(7.0) Traditional Doom
73. Saturnus - Saturn In Ascension
(7.0) Melodic Death/Doom
74. Frailty - Melpomene
(7.0) Melodic Death/Doom
75. Ahab - The Giant
(7.0) Funeral Doom/Post
76. Havnatt - Havdøgn
(7.0) Neofolk
77. Graveyard - Lights Out
(7.0) Hard Rock/Blues
78. An Autumn For Crippled Children - Only The Ocean Knows
(7.0) Atmospheric Black/Post
79. Angellore - Errances
(7.0) Atmospheric Doom
80. Ereb Altor - Gastrike
(7.0) Black/Folk
81. Pandemonium - Misanthropy
(7.0) Blackened Death
82. Vintersorg - Orkan
(7.0) Melodic Black/Progressive
83. The 11th Hour - Lacrima Mortis
(7.0) Melodic Death/Doom
84. Árstíðir Lífsins - Vápna Lækjar Eldr
(7.0) Black/Folk
85. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pandora's Piñata
(7.0) Symphonic/Avantgarde
86. Ævangelist - De Masticatione Mortuorum In Tumulis
(7.0) Blackened Death
87. The Howling Void - The Womb Beyond The World
(7.0) Funeral Doom
88. Dämmerfarben - Herbstpfad
(7.0) Black/Folk
89. Funeral - Oratorium
(7.0) Gothic/Doom
90. Winterfylleth - The Threnody Of Triumph
(7.0) Atmospheric Black
91. Derkéta - In Death We Meet
(7.0) Death/Doom
92. Begräbnis - Begräbnis
(7.0) Funeral Doom
93. In Mourning - The Weight Of Oceans
(7.0) Melodic Death/Progressive
94. To-Mera - Exile
(7.0) Progressive
95. Occultation - Three & Seven
(6.5) Psychedelic Doom
96. Vagrant God - Vagrant God
(6.5) Gothic
97. Worship - Terranean Wake
(6.5) Funeral Doom
98. Porta Nigra - Fin De Siècle
(6.5) Black/Avantgarde
99. Worm Ouroboros - Come The Thaw
(6.5) Post/Ambient
100. Ishmael - Hell Is Empty And All The Devils Are Here
(6.0) Sludge/Doom
101. When Nothing Remains - As All Torn Asunder
(6.0) Melodic Death/Doom
102. Placid Art - Rainbow Destruction Process
(6.0) Gothic/Doom
103. Soulfallen - The Promise Of Hell
(6.0) Melodic Death/Black
104. Swallow The Sun - Emerald Forest And The Blackbird
(6.0) Melodic Death/Doom
105. Demon Lung - Pareidolia
(6.0) Traditional Doom
106. Borknagar - Urd
(6.0) Melodic Black/Progressive
107. Atriarch - Ritual Of Passing
(5.5) Black/Doom
108. Barren Earth - The Devil's Resolve
(5.5) Melodic Death/Progressive
109. Cult Of Herodias - Dance Of The Seven Veils
(5.0) Atmospheric Doom
110. Seremonia - Seremonia
(5.0) Psychedelic Rock
111. Uzala - Uzala
(5.0) Stoner/Doom
112. Process Of Guilt - Fæmin
(5.0) Atmospheric Sludge/Doom
113. 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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