Hellbound.ca INDIVIDUAL TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2012

Today we published the TOP 20 ALBUMS OF 2012 list, as voted by the writers of Hellbound.ca. Here are the individual Top 10s that were submitted by our writers for your personal enjoyment…

BILL ADAMS

1. July Talk – s/t (White Girl Records) and Grey Kingdom – Light, I’ll Call Your Name Out Darkness (Dine Alone) – TIE
2. These United States – s/t (United Interests)
3. California Wives – Art History (Vagrant)
4. Gaslight Anthem – Handwritten (Mercury)
5. Leonard Cohen – Old Ideas (Columbia)
6. OFF! – s/t (Vice)
7. Bob Dylan – Tempest (Columbia)
8. METZ – s/t (Sub Pop)
9. Murder By Death – Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon (Bloodshot)
10. Cancer Bats – Dead Set On Living (Distort)

ADRIEN BEGRAND

1. Pig Destroyer – Book Burner (Relapse)
2. Rush – Clockwork Angels (Anthem / Roadrunner)
3. Baroness – Yellow & Green (Relapse)
4. Dawnbringer – Into The Lair Of The Sun God (Profound Lore)
5. Aluk Todolo – Occult Rock (The AJNA Offensive)
6. Devin Townsend Project – Epicloud (InsideOut)
7. Deftones – Koi No Yokan (Warner/Reprise)
8. Author & Punisher – Ursus Americanus (Seventh Rule)
9. Grand Magus – The Hunt (Nuclear Blast)
10. Accept – Stalingrad (Nuclear Blast)

LAINA DAWES

1. Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction (Profound Lore)
2. Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind (Epitaph Records)
3. Neurosis – Honor Found in Decay (Neurot Recordings)
4. Dragged into Sunlight – Widowmaker (Prosthetic Records)
5. Ufomammut – ORO – Opus Alter (Neurot Recordings)
6. Lord Mantis – Pervertor (Candelight)
7. Pig Destroyer – Book Burner (Relapse)
8. Horseback – Half Blood (Relapse)
9. Old Man Gloom – No (Hydra Head)
10. High on Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis (E1)

STEVE EARLES

1. Old Corpse Road – ‘Tis Witching Hour..’ (Godreah Records)
2. Various Artists – ‘Voices From Valhalla’ (Godreah Records)
3. Rush – ‘Clockwork Angels’ (Roadrunner)
4. Grand Magus – ‘The Hunt’ (Nuclear Blast)
5. Corrosion of Conformity – S/T (Candlelight)
6. Testament – ‘Dark Roots of the Earth’ (Nuclear Blast)
7. Mammoth Mammoth – ‘Vol III: Hell’s Likely’ (Napalm)
8. Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – ‘Bloodlust’ (Rise Above)
9. Overkill – ‘The Electric Age’ (Nuclear Blast)
10. Led Zeppelin – ‘Celebration Day’ (Atlantic)

JAY H. GORANIA

1. NAPALM DEATH – Utilitarian (Century Media)
2. PIG DESTROYER – Book Burner (Relapse)
3. DRAGGED INTO SUNLIGHT – Widowmaker (Prosthetic)
4. CRYPTOPSY – Cryptopsy (Self-released)
5. MARES OF THRACE – The Pilgrimage (Sonic Unyon)
6. CATTLE DECAPITATION – Monolith of Inhumanity (Metal Blade)
7. GOATWHORE – Blood for the Master (Metal Blade)
8. VISION OF DISORDER – The Cursed Remain Cursed (Candlelight)
9. PRIMATE – Draw Back A Stump (Relapse)
10. LASER FLAMES ON THE GREAT BIG NEWS – Lambs to the Slaughter (Handshake Inc.)

GRUESOME GREG

1. Ufomammut – Oro: Opus Primum & Opus Alter (Neurot)
2. Neurosis – Honor Found in Decay (Neurot)
3. Blue Aside – The Moles of a Dying Race (Hydro-Phonic)
4. Witch Mountain – Cauldron of the Wild (Profound Lore)
5. Corrosion of Conformity – self-titled (Candlelight)
6. Saint Vitus – Lillie: F-65 (Season of Mist)
7. Mares of Thrace – The Pilgrimage (Sonic Unyon)
8. Sons of OTIS – Seismic (Small Stone)
9. Sons of Tonatiuh – Parade of Sorrow (Hydro-Phonic)
10. Candlemass – Psalms for the Dead (Napalm)

KYLE HARCOTT

1. THE SEQUENCE OF PRIME – Inter- (Independent)
2. GRAND MAGUS – The Hunt (Nuclear Blast)
3. KING GIANT – Dismal Hollow (Graveyard Hill)
4. BURNING LOVE – Rotten Thing To Say (Southern Lord)
5. ADMIRAL SIR CLOUDESLEY SHOVELL – Don’t Hear it… Fear It! (Rise Above)
6. EAGLE TWIN – The Feather Tipped the Serpent’s Scale (Southern Lord)
7. RABBITS – Bites Rites (Good To Die)
8. HAGGATHA – IV (Blind Date)
9. CHAPEL – Satan’s Rock’n’Roll (Invictus Productions)
10. DAWNBRINGER – Into the Lair of the Sun God (Profound Lore)

CRAIG HAZE

1. Panopticon – Kentucky (Pagan Flames/Handmade Birds)
2. Savartidauoi – Flesh Cathedral (Daemon Worship Productions)
3. Atriarch – Ritual of Passing (Profound Lore)
4. Aluk Todolo – Occult Rock (Ajna Offensive)
5. Sutekh Hexen – Larvae (Handmade Birds)
6. Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction (Profound Lore)
7. Dawnbringer – Lair of the Sun God (Profound Lore)
8. King Giant – Dismal Hollow (Graveyard Hill)
9. Locrian – The Clearing/The Final Epoch (Relapse)
10. Pig Destroyer – Book Burner (Relapse)

MATT HINCH

1. TITAN – Burn (Hypaethral Records)
2. PALLBEARER – Sorrow & Extinction (Profound Lore)
3. BISON B.C. – Lovelessness (Metal Blade)
4. KRALLICE – Years Past Matter (Self-released)
5. WOODS OF YPRES – Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light (Earache)
6. ASH BORER – Cold of Ages (Profound Lore)
7. HIGH ON FIRE – De Vermis Mysteriis (E1)
8. CATTLE DECAPITATION – Monolith of Inhumanity (Metal Blade)
9. BOSSE-DE-NAGE – III (Profound Lore)
10. VILIPEND – Inamorata (A389)

ROB HUGHES

1. Rush—Clockwork Angels (Anthem)
2. Horseback—Half Blood (Relapse)
3. Astra—The Black Chord (Metal Blade)
4. Diagonal—The Second Mechanism (Metal Blade)
5. Woods of Ypres—Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light (Earache)
6. Ancestors—In Dreams and Time (Tee Pee)
7. Dysrhythmia—Test of Submission (Profound Lore)
8. Graveyard—Lights Out (Nuclear Blast)
9. Napalm Death—Utilitarian (Century Media)
10. UFOmammut—Oro: Opus Primum (Neurot)

ROB KACHLUBA

1. Asphyx – Deathhammer (Century Media)
2. Witchcraft – Legend (Nuclear Blast)
3. Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol (Century Media)
4. Dr.Living Dead-Radioactive Intervention
5. Hooded Menace – Effigies of Evil (Relapse)
6. Testament – Dark Roots of Earth (Nuclear Blast)
7. Evoken – Atra Mors (Profound Lore)
8. Grave – Endless Procession of Souls (Century Media)
9. Anathema – Weather Systems (The End)
10. Grand Supreme Blood Court – Bow Down Before the Blood Court (Century Media)

OLA MAZZUCA

1. ENSLAVED – Riitiir (Nuclear Blast)
2. IHSAHN – Eremita (Candlelight)
3. LACUNA COIL – Dark Adrenaline (Century Media)
4. THE 69 EYES – X (The End)
5. KATAKLYSM – Iron Will: The Best of Kataklysm (Nuclear Blast)
6. SYLOSIS – Monolith (Nuclear Blast)
7. KORPIKLAANI – Manala (Nuclear Blast)
8. RUSH – Clockwork Angels (Anthem)
9. SINISTER – The Carnage Ending (Massacre)
10. DARK END – Grand Guignol, Book 1 (Crash and Burn)

SEAN PALMERSTON

1. Royal Thunder – CVI (Relapse)
2. Rush – Clockwork Angels (Anthem)
3. Baroness – Yellow & Green (Relapse)
4. Asphyx – Deathhammer (Century Media)
5. Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction (Profound Lore)
6. Grave – Endless Procession of Souls (Century Media)
7. Inverloch – Dusk/Subside (Relapse)
8. Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol (Century Media)
9 Saint Vitus – Lillie: F-65 (Season of Mist).
10. Liberteer – Better to Die on Your Feet Than Live on Your Knees (Relapse)

JONATHAN SMITH

1. Anathema – Weather Systems (KScope Music)
2. Abigail Williams – Becoming (Candlelight Records)
3. Panopticon – Kentucky (Pagan Flames Records)
4. Finsterforst – Rastlos (Napalm Records)
5. Ash Borer – Cold of Ages (Profound Lore)
6. Obolus – Lament (Flenser Records)
7. Alcest – Les Voyages De L’Âme (Prophecy Productions)
8. Abnormality – Contaminating The Hive Mind (Sevared Records)
9. AtomA – Skylight (Napalm Records)
10. Delain – We Are The Others (Sensory)

KEVIN STEWART-PANKO

1. LIBERTEER – Better to Die on Your Feet Than Live on Your Knees (Relapse)
2. ENABLER – All Hail the Void (Southern Lord)
3. CONVERGE – All We Love We Leave Behind (Epitaph)
4. CATTLE DECAPITATION – Monolith of Humanity (Metal Blade)
5. BEATEN TO DEATH – Xes and Strokes (Mas-Kina)
6. DEAD GOATS – Path of the Goat (Instant Classic)
7. MARTYRDOD – Paranoia (Southern Lord)
8. TORCHE – Harmonicraft (Volcom)
9. BARONESS –Yellow & Green (Relapse)
10. EARTHSHIP – Iron Chest (Pelagic)

RENEE TROTIER

1. Ihsahn – Eremita (Candlelight)
2. Anaal Nathrakh -Vanitas (Candlelight)
3. Torche – Harmonicraft (Volcom)
4. Royal Thunder – CVI (Relapse)
5. Bison B.C. – Lovelessness (Metal Blade)
6. Graveyard – Lights Out (Nuclear Blast)
7. High on Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis (E1 Music)
8. Dawnbringer – Into The Lair Of The Sun God (Profound Lore)
9. Woods of Ypres – Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light (Earache)
10. Goatwhore – Blood For The Master (Metal Blade)

JASON WELLWOOD

1. MARES OF THRACE – The Pilgrimage (Sonic Unyon Metal)
2. WOODS OF YPRES – Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light (Earache)
3. UNISONIC – Unisonic (Eagle Rock)
4. KILL DEVIL HILL – Kill Devil Hill (SPVV/Steamhammer)
5. BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME – The Parallax II: The Future Sequence (Metal Blade)
6. BLACK MOOR – Lethal Waters (Diminished Fifth)
7. ROYAL THUNDER – CVI (Relapse)
8. THE GREAT SABATINI – Matterhorn (No List)
9. 3 INCHES OF BLOOD – Long Live Heavy Metal (Century Media)
10. TITAN – Burn (Hypaethral )

RAYMOND WESTLAND

1. Killing Joke – MMXII (Spinefarm/Universal)
2. Deftones – Koi No Yokan (Warner)
3. Enslaved – Riitirr (Nuclear Blast)
4. Shining – Redefining Darkness (Spinefarm/Universal)
5. Metallic Taste Of Blood – S/T (RareNoise)
6. Incoming Celebral Overdrive – Le Stelle: A Voyage Adrift (Supernatural Cat)
7. Ancestors – In Dream And Time (Tee Pee)
8. Anathema – Weather Systems (Kscope)
9. Klone – The Dreamer’s Hideaway (Klonosphere/Season Of Mist)
10. Kontinuum – Earth Blood Magic (Candlelight)

LAURA WIEBE

1. Anathema – Weather Systems (The End Records)
2. Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol (Century Media)
3. Daylight Dies – A Fragile Becoming (Candlelight)
4. Devin Townsend Project – Epicloud (E1)
5. Woods of Ypres – Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light (Earache)
6. Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction (Profound Lore)
7. Atoma – Skylight (Napalm)
8. My Dying Bride – A Map of All Our Failures (Peaceville)
9. Swallow the Sun – Emerald Forest and the Blackbird (
10. Katatonia – Dead End Kings (Peaceville)

ADAM WILLS

1. DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT – Epicloud (HevyDevy)
2. WOODS OF YPRES – Grey Skies & Electric Light (Earache)
3. ANATHEMA – Weather Systems (The End Records)
4. KATATONIA – Dead End Kings (Peaceville)
5. PALLBEARER – Sorrow And Extinction (Profound Lore)
6. ATOMA – Skylight (Napalm)
7. ALCEST – Les Voyages De L’Âme (Prophecy Productions)
8. SWALLOW THE SUN – Emerald Forest And The Blackbird (Spinefarm)
9. IHSAHN – Eremita (Candlelight)
10. NEUROSIS – Honor Found In Decay (Neurot Recordings)

NATALIE ZED

1. Dragged into Sunlight – Widowmaker (Prosthetic Records)
2. Witch Mountain – Cauldron of the Wild (Profound Lore)
3. Gaza – No Absolutes in Human Suffering (Black Market Activities)
4. Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction (Profound Lore)
5. Enslaved – RIITIIR (Nuclear Blast)
6. Mares of Thrace – The Pilgrimage (Sonic Unyon)
7. Oak Pantheon – From a Whisper (Broken Limbs Recordings)
8. Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage (Roadrunner Records)
9. Torche – Harmonicraft (Volcom Entertainment)
10. Neurosis – Honour Found In Decay (Neurot Recordings)

Sean Palmerston

Sean is the founder/publisher of Hellbound.ca; he has also written about metal for Exclaim!, Metal Maniacs, Roadburn, Unrestrained! and Vice.