The Year In Review: 2012

Readers' Top Albums of 2012

1. Testament
Dark Roots Of Earth
  1. Kreator Phantom Antichrist
  2. Overkill The Electric Age
  3. Accept Stalingrad
  4. Rush Clockwork Angels
  5. Gojira L'Enfant Sauvage
  6. Candlemass Psalms For The Dead
  7. Enslaved Riitiir
  8. Flotsam & Jetsam Ugly Noise
  9. Manowar The Lord Of Steel
  1. Van Halen A Different Kind Of Truth
  2. Cannibal Corpse Torture
  3. Paradise Lost Tragic Idol
  4. Anathema Weather Systems
  5. Lamb Of God Resolution
  6. Meshuggah Koloss
  7. Destruction Spiritual Genocide
  8. Unisonic Unisonic
  9. The Sword Apocryphon
  10. Napalm Death Utilitarian
  11. Soundgarden King Animal
  12. Asphyx Deathhammer
  13. Soulfly Enslaved
  14. Fear Factory The Industrialist
  15. Deftones Koi No Yokan
  1. Witchcraft Legend
  2. Kiss Monster
  3. Katatonia Dead End Kings
  4. Prong Carved Into Stone
  5. Nile At The Gate Of Sethu
  6. High On Fire De Vermis Mysteriis
  7. Sabaton Carolus Rex
  8. Baroness Yellow & Green
  9. Rage 21
  10. Down IV Part I
  11. Kamelot Silverthorn
  12. Cradle Of Filth The Manticore & Other Horrors
  13. Angel Witch As Above, So Below
  14. 3 Inches Of Blood Long Live Heavy Metal
  15. Led Zeppelin Celebration Day
  16. Primal Fear Unbreakable
  17. Grand Magus The Hunt
  18. Corrosion Of Conformity Corrosion Of Conformity
  19. My Dying Bride A Map Of All Our Failures
  20. Wintersun Time I
  21. Grave Digger Clash Of The Gods
  22. Tankard A Girl Called Cerveza
  23. Diablo Swing Orchestra Pandora's Piñata
  24. Neurosis Honor Found In Decay
  25. Moonspell Alpha Noir
  26. AC/DC Live At River Plate
  27. Threshold March Of Progress
  28. Paradox Tales Of The Weird
  29. St. Vitus Lillie: F-65
  30. Borknagar Urd
  31. Dying Fetus Reign Supreme
  32. Ihsahn Eremita
  33. O.S.I. Fire Make Thunder
  34. Dethklok Dethalbum III
  35. Saxon Heavy Metal Thunder - Live - Eagles Over Wacken
  36. Exumer Fire & Damnation
  37. Dublin Death Patrol Death Sentence
  38. Stone Sour House Of Gold & Bones Part 1
  39. Machine Head Machine F**king Head Live
  40. Therion Les Fleurs Du Mal
  41. Unleashed Odalheim
  42. Ensiferum Unsung Heroes
  43. Ministry Relapse
  44. Orange Goblin A Eulogy For The Damned
  45. Six Feet Under Undead
  46. Adrenaline Mob Omertá
  47. Burzum Umskiptar
  48. Biohazard Reborn In Defiance
  49. Sigh In Somniphobia
  50. Municipal Waste The Fatal Feast
  51. DragonForce The Power Within
  52. Between The Buried And Me The Parallax II: Future Sequence
  53. Tank (Tucker/Evans version) War Nation
  54. Doro Raise Your Fist
  55. Luca Turilli's Rhapsody Ascending To Infinity
  56. Yngwie Malmsteen Spellbound
  57. Agalloch Faustian Echoes
  58. Graveyard Lights Out
  59. Epica Requiem For The Indifferent
  60. Blut Aus Nord 777 - Cosmosophy
  61. As I Lay Dying Awakened
  62. Gamma Ray Skeletons & Majesties Live
  63. Nachtmystium Live At Roadburn MMX
  64. Lacuna Coil Dark Adrenaline
  65. Shadows Fall Fire From The Sky
  66. The Gathering Disclosure
  67. Anaal Nathrakh Vanitas
  68. Blaze The King Of Metal
  69. Morbid Angel Illud Divinum Insanus - The Remixes
  70. Running Wild Shadowmaker
  71. Circus Maximus Nine
  72. Goatwhore Blood For The Master
  73. Grave Endless Procession Of Souls
  74. Mekong Delta Intersections
  75. Tygers Of Pan Tang Ambush

BNR Top Albums of 2012


In Memoriam


Top Albums By Country

Country '12 % '11 % % Chg
Canada 2.0 6.0 -4.0
Finland 2.0 7.0 -5.0
Norway 5.0 3.0 +2.0
Japan 1.0 0.0 +1.0
USA 39.0 45.0 -6.0
Germany 14.0 6.0 +8.0
Australia 1.0 1.0 +0.0
Sweden 12.0 8.0 +4.0
Italy 2.0 1.0 +1.0
England 15.0 9.0 +6.0
Netherlands 3.0 2.0 +1.0
France 2.0 0.0 +2.0
Brazil 1.0 3.0 -2.0
Portugal 1.0 0.0 +1.0

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