TOP CANADIAN ALBUMS OF 2012 – Individual Top 5s

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In December all Hellbound contributors were given the opportunity to vote for their favourite Canadian metal albums of 2012. Here are the individual lists that were submitted, then tabulated by Adrien Begrand to make our Top 10 Canadian metal albums of 2012. Enjoy!

BILL ADAMS

1. Cancer Bats – Dead Set On Living
2. METZ – s/t
3. Gallows – s/t
4. Dusted – Total Dust
5. The Lucky Ones – Heartbreak, Hangovers and Punk Rock

ADRIEN BEGRAND

1. Rush – Clockwork Angels
2. Devin Townsend Project – Epicloud
3. Mares of Thrace – The Pilgrimage
4. Woods of Ypres – Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light
5. Cauldron – Tomorrow’s Lost
6. Rage Nucleaire – Unrelenting Fucking Hatred
7. Striker – Armed to the Teeth
8. Cryptopsy – Cryptopsy
9. Bison B.C. – Lovelessness
10. 3 Inches of Blood – Long Live Heavy Metal

GRUESOME GREG

1. Aquanaut – Sunken Ark
2. Mares of Thrace – The Pilgrimage
3. Sons of OTIS – Seismic
4. Electric Magma – Canadian Samurai II
5. Monobrow – Bennington Triangle Blues
6. Sin Dealer – Sell Your Soul
7. Godstopper – What Matters
8. Enchantress – Visualize

KYLE HARCOTT

1. HAGGATHA – IV (Blind Date)
2. CHAPEL – Satan’s Rock’n’Roll (Invictus Productions)
3. PAROXSIZHEM – Paroxsizhem (Dark Descent)
4. DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT – Epicloud (InsideOut)
5. RAGE NUCLÉAIRE – Unrelenting Fucking Hatred (Season Of Mist)
6. MARES OF THRACE – The Pilgrimage (Sonic Unyon Metal)
7. WEAPON – Embers and Revelations (Relapse)
8. WOODS OF YPRES- Woods V: Grey Skies & Electric Light (Earache)
9. REVENGE – Scum. Collapse. Eradication (Nuclear War Now!)
10. GALGAMEX – Cult Of Death (independent)

MATT HINCH

1. Titan – Burn
2. Bison B.C. – Lovelessness
3. Woods of Ypres – Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light
4. Vilipend – Inamorata
5. Paroxsihzem – Paroxsihzem
6. Wilt – Wilt EP
7. Weapon – Embers and Revelations
8. Begrime Exemious – Visions of the Scourge
9. Cancer Bats – Dead Set on Living
10. Cryptopsy – Cryptopsy

ROB HUGHES

1. Rush—Clockwork Angels (Anthem)
2. Woods of Ypres—Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light (Earache)
3. Mares of Thrace—The Pilgrimage (Sonic Unyon)
4. Galgamex—Cult ov Death (unsigned)
5. Auroch—From Forgotten Worlds (Hellthrasher Productions)

SARAH KITTERINGHAM

1. Witchstone – Witchstone EP
2. Mendozza- Self Titled
3. Bison B.C. – Lovelessness
4. Devin Townsend Project – Epicloud
5. Mares of Thrace – The Pilgrimage

SEAN PALMERSTON

1. Cryptopsy – Cryptopsy (self-released)
2. Rush – Clockwork Angels (Anthem)
3. Propagandhi – Failed States (Epitaph)
4. Weapon – Embers and Revelations (Relapse)
5. Bison BC – Lovelessness (Metal Blade)
6. Haiduk – Spellbook (self-released)
7. Rage Nucleaire – Unrelenting Fucking Hatred (Season Of Mist)
8. 3 Inches of Blood – Long Live Heavy Metal (Century Media)
9. Devin Townsend Project – Epicloud (E1)
10.Anciients – Snakebeard 7″ (War On Music)

JONATHAN SMITH

1. Woods of Ypres – Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Lights – Earache Records
2. Devin Townsend Project – Epicloud – InsideOut Music
3. Nadja & Vampillia – The Primitive World – Iscollagecollective
4. Mares of Thrace – The Pilgrimage – Sonic Union Metal
5. Void of Reveries – Solitary Awakening – Starlight Temple Society

KEVIN STEWART-PANKO

1. The Great Sabatini – Matterhorn
2. Burning Love – Rotten Thing to Say
3. Adrenechrome – Hideous Appetites
4. Robert Zemeckis – s/t
5. The Great Sabatini – The Royal We
6. Mares of Thrace – The Pilgrimage
7. Rage Nucleaire – Unrelenting Fucking Hatred
8. Woods of Ypres – Woods 5
9. Schizoid – The Next Extreme
10. Soulstorm – Fall of the Rebel Angels

RENEE TROTIER

1. Bison BC – Lovelessness
2. Woods of Ypres – Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Light
3. 3 Inches of Blood – Long Live Heavy Metal
4. Rush – Clockwork Angels
5. Titan’s Eve – Life Apocalypse

JASON WELLWOOD

1. MARES OF THRACE – The Pilgrimage (Sonic Unyon Metal)
2. BLACK MOOR – Lethal Waters (Diminished Fifth)
3. THE GREAT SABATINI – Matterhorn (No List)
4. TITAN – Burn (Hypaethral)
5. STRIKER – Armed To The Teeth (Napalm)
6. TITANS EVE – Life Apocalypse (Self Released)
7. CANCER BATS – Dead Set On Living (Distort)
8. SONS OF OTIS – Seismic (Smallstone)
9. LAVAGOAT – Monoliths of Mars (Self Released)
10. DERELICT – Perpetuation (Self Released)

LAURA WIEBE

1. Devin Townsend Project – Epicloud (InsideOut)
2. Woods of Ypres – Woods 5: Grey Skies and Electric Lights (Earache)
3. Mares of Thrace – The Pilgrimage (Sonic Unyon Metal)
4. Dark Forest – Land of the Evening Star (Bleak Art)
5. Sons of Otis – Seismic (Small Stone Recordings)
6. Ex Deo – Caligvla (Napalm)
7. Schizoid – The Next Extreme (D-Trash)

ADAM WILLS

1. Devin Townsend Project – Epicloud
2. Woods of Ypres – Woods 5: Grey Skies & Electric Light
3. Mares of Thrace – The Pilgrimage
4. Rush – Clockwork Angels
5. Cryptopsy – Cryptopsy

NATALIE ZED

1. Mares of Thrace – The Pilgrimage
2. Vilipend – Inamorata
3. Bison B.C. – Lovelessness
4. Ex Deo – Caligvla
5. Titan – Burn
6. Biibiigwan – Nibaak
7. The Great Sabatini – Matterhorn
8. Cryptopsy – Cryptopsy
9. Devin Townsend Project – Epicloud
10. Nadja – Dagdrom

Sean Palmerston

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