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Best of 2012

The Metal Injection Junkies Pick Their Top Albums of 2012

Posted by on December 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm Follow on Twitter | Follow on Instagram

Of all of our Best of 2012 coverage, I look forward to the list created by you, the Metal Injection junkies the most. It is always eye-opening to see what music you, our loyal readers, have been moved by. A few weeks ago, we asked you to submit your top 10 albums of the year list, then we would tally the results with an inverse point system. Your first place would get 10 points, second place – 9 points and so on. Special thanks to longtime junkie and American Aftermath contributor Lane Oliver for tallying up the votes. Without further ado, here are the top albums of the year:


  1. Cattle Decapitation Monolith of Inhumanity – 356 points
  2. Gojira L'Enfaunt Sauvage – 324 points
  3. Between the Buried and Me The Parallax II – 309 points
  4. Meshuggah Koloss – 309 points
  5. The Faceless Autotheism – 300 points
  6. Deftones Koi No Yokan – 241 points
  7. Lamb of God Resolution – 230 points
  8. Cannibal Corpse Torture – 223 points
  9. Converge All We Love We Leave Behind – 217 points
  10. Periphery Periphery II – 200 points
  11. Pig Destroyer Book Burner – 199 points
  12. Testament Dark Roots of Earth – 188 points
  13. Baroness Yellow and Green – 182 points
  14. Enslaved RIITIIR – 181 points
  15. Dying Fetus Reign Supreme – 170 points
  16. Revocation Teratogenesis – 120 points
  17. The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza Danza IIII – 119 points
  18. High on Fire De Vermis Mysteriis – 114 points
  19. Devin Townshend Project Epicloud – 112 points
  20. Wintersun Time I – 111 points
  21. Whitechapel self titled – 109 points
  22. Sylosis Monolith – 99 points
  23. Nile At the Gate of Sethu – 95 points
  24. Spawn of Possession Incurso – 90 points
  25. Gorod A Perfect Absolution – 85 points
  26. Ne Obliviscaris Portal of I – 84 points
    Job for a Cowboy Demonocracy – 84 points
  27. The Haarp Machine Disclosure – 83 points
  28. Katatonia Dead End Kings – 82 points
    Dethklok Dethalbum III – 82 points
  29. Kreator Phantom Antichrist – 81 points
  30. Pallbearer Sorrow and Extinction – 80 points
  31. Neurosis Honor Found in Decay – 79 points
  32. Every Time I Die Ex Lives – 77 points
  33. Ihsahn Eremita – 75 points
  34. Down Down IV – 74 points
  35. Aborted Global Flatline – 73 points
  36. Veil of Maya Eclipse – 70 points
  37. Rush Clockwork Angels – 68 points
    Woods of Ypress Woods 5 – 68 points
  38. Cryptopsy self titled – 67 points
  39. Anaal Nathrakh Vanitas – 60 points
  40. Gaza No Absolutes in Human Suffering – 58 points
  41. The Contortionist Intrinsic – 56 points
  42. Overkill The Electric Age – 55 points
  43. Soulfly Enslaved – 51 points
  44. Psycroptic The Inherited Repression – 50 points
  45. The Acacia Strain Death is the Only Mortal – 48 points
    Fear Factory The Industrialist – 48 points
  46. As I Lay Dying Awakened – 47 points
  47. Black Breath Sentenced To Life – 46 points
  48. Be'lakor Of Breath and Bone – 45 points
  49. Anathema Weather Systems – 43 points
  50. Aeon Aeons Black – 42 points
    Witchcraft Legend – 42 points
  51. Thy Art is Murder Hate – 41 points
  52. Municipal Waste The Fatal Feast – 40 points
  53. Ensiferum Unsung Heroes – 38 points
    Carach Angren Where the Corpses Sink Forever – 38 points
    Hour of Penance Sedition – 38 points
  54. Napalm Death Utilitarian – 37 points
  55. 3 Inches of Blood Long Live Heavy Metal – 36 points
  56. Royal Thunder CVI – 35 points
    Daylight Dies A Frail Becoming – 35 points
    The Safety Fire Grind the Ocean – 35 points
  57. Sigh In Somniphobia – 34 points
    Beneath the Massacre Incongruous – 34 points
  58. Vision of Disorder The Cursed Remain Cursed – 33 points
    Murder Construct Results – 33 points
  59. The Chariot One Wing – 32 points
  60. My Dying Bride A Map of All Our Failures – 29 points
  61. The Sword Apocryphon – 27 points
  62. Agalloch Faustian Echoes – 26 points
    If These Trees Could Talk Red Forest – 26 points
    Car Bomb w^w^^w^w – 26 points
    Parkway Drive Atlas – 26 points
  63. Alcest Les Voyages De L'Ame – 25 points
    Lord Mantis Pervertor – 25 points
    Skyharbor Blinding White Noise Illusion & Chaos – 25 points
  64. Torche Harmonicraft – 24 points
    Eluveitie Helvetios – 24 points
    Paradise Lost Tragic Idol – 24 points
  65. Architects Daybreaker – 23 points
    Borknagar Urd – 23 points
    Blut Aus Nord 777 Cosmosophy – 23 points
    Allegaeon Formshifter – 23 points
  66. Korpiklaani Manala – 22 points
  67. Godspeed You! Black Emperor Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend! – 21 points
    Swallow the Sun Emerald Forest and The Blackbird – 21 points
    Soen Cognitive – 21 points
  68. Goatwhore Blood for the Master – 20 points
    Grave Endless Procession of Souls – 20 points
    Grand Magus The Hunt – 20 points
    Monuments Gnosis – 20 points
  69. Enabler All Hail the Void – 19 points
    The Ghost Inside You Get What You Give – 19 points
    Tenacious D Rize of the Fenix – 19 points
    Circus Maximus Nine – 19 points
    Witch Mountain Cauldron of the Wild – 19 points
  70. Nachtmystium Silencing Machine – 18 points
    Wretched Son of Perdition – 18 points
    A Life Once Lost Ecstatic Trance – 18 points
    American Me III – 18 points
    Epicardiectomy Abhorrent Stench of Posthumous Gastorectal Desecration – 18 points
  71. Lunar Aurora Hoagascht – 17 points
    Storm Corrosion Self titled – 17 points
    Diablo Swing Orchestra Pandora's Pinata – 17 points
    Trioscapes Separate Realities – 17 points
  72. Jeff Loomis Plains of Oblivion – 16 points
    Graveyard Lights Out – 16 points
    Christian Mistress Possession – 16 points
    Rise and Fall Faith – 16 points
  73. Coheed and Cambria The Afterman: Ascension – 15 points
  74. Kamelot Silverthorn – 14 points
    Krallice Years Past Matter – 14 points
    Six Feet Under Undead – 14 points
  75. Enter Shikari A Flash Flood of Colour – 13 points
    Twelve Foot Ninja Silent Machine – 13 points
    7 Horns 7 Eyes Throes of Absolution – 13 points
    Make them Suffer Neverbloom – 13 points
    Title Fight Floral Green – 13 points
  76. Wildernessking The Writhing of the Gods in the Sand – 12 points
    Desecravity Implicit Obedience – 12 points
    Bury Tomorrow The Union of Crowns – 12 points
    Orange Goblin A Eulogy for the Damned – 12 points
    Exotic Animal Petting Zoo Tree of Tongues – 12 points
    Asphyx Deathhammer – 12 points
    Yakuza Beyul – 12 points
  77. Caliban I Am Nemesis – 11 points
    Deathspell Omega Drought – 11 points
    Rings of Saturn Dingir – 11 points
    Pseudogod Deathwomb Catechesis – 11 points
    Evoken Atra Mors – 11 points
    Dust Bolt Violent Demolition – 11 points
    Beheaded Never to Dawn – 11 points
    Infant Annihilator The Palpable Leprocy of Pollution – 11 points
  78. Dismemberment Denied Salvation – 10 points
    Cognitive The Horrid Swarm – 10 points
    Ill Nino Epidemia – 10 points
    Stick to Your Guns Diamond – 10 points
    Stolen Babies Naught – 10 points
    Shadows Fall A Fire from the Sky – 10 points
    Occultation Three and Seven – 10 points
    Pharoah Bury the Light – 10 points
    Glitter Dick Sparkling Richard – 10 points
    Birds in Row You, Me & The Violence – 10 points
    Satan's Wrath Galloping Blasphemy – 10 points
    Art by Numbers Reticence: The Musical – 10 points
    Bone Dance Self titled – 10 points
    Prong Carved into Stone – 10 points
    Stone Sour House of Gold & Bones Part 1 – 10 points
    Tourniquet Antiseptic Bloodbath – 10 points
    While She Sleeps This is the Six – 10 points
    Dawnbringer Into the Lair of the Sun God – 10 points
    Cytotoxin Radiophobia – 10 points
    Anthropofagus Architecture of Lust – 10 points
    Circle of Contempt Entwine the Threads – 10 points
    Krisiun The Great Execution – 10 points
    Revel in Flesh Deathevokation – 10 points
    Motionless In White Infamous – 10 points

Please note, any album that received less than 10 votes was ineligible for listing.

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