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Decibel: Top 40 Albums of 2012

06 December 2012

Decibel Magazine: Top 40 Albums of 2012

[see also 2019]

  1. ConvergeAll We Love We Leave Behind
  2. BaronessYellow & Green
  3. EvokenAltra Mors
  4. WitchcraftLegend
  5. PallbearerSorrow and Extinction
  6. NeurosisHonor Found In Decay
  7. EnslavedRiitiir
  8. Royal ThunderCVI
  9. Paradise LostTragic Idol
  10. Pig DestroyerBook Burner
  11. Municipal WasteThe Fatal Feast
  12. Blut Aus Nord777 - Cosmosophy
  13. Cattle DecapitationMonolith Of Inhumanity
  14. TestamentDark Roots Of Earth
  15. Satan’s WrathGalloping Blasphemy
  16. GraveEndless Procession Of Souls
  17. TorcheHarmonicraft
  18. Napalm DeathUtiltarian
  19. High on FireDe Vermis Mysteriis
  20. LiberteerBetter To Die On Your Feet Than Live On Your Knees
  21. Early GravesRed Horse
  22. Killing JokeMMXII
  23. HorrendousThe Chills
  24. SwansThe Seer
  25. InverlochDark/Subside
  26. GazaNo Absolute For Human Suffering
  27. FarsotInsects
  28. AsphyxDeathhammer
  29. A Life Once LostEcstatic Trance
  30. Author & PunisherUrus Americanus
  31. Mutilation RitesEmpyrean
  32. Saint VitusLILLIE: F-65
  33. PanopticonKentucky
  34. Devin Townsend ProjectEpicloud
  35. SamothraceReverence To Stone
  36. IncantationVanquish In Vengeance
  37. The ShrinePrimitive Blast
  38. AgallochFaustian Echoes EP
  39. MeshuggahKoloss
  40. GojiraL’Enfant Sauvage