CVLT Nation Top 6 Albums of 2012<br/>Reader’s Choice<br/>Submit your list now!<br/> by November 20, 2012 48 comments

Attention all CVLT Nation musos: we are gearing up for our end-of-the-year lists, and we decided that this year it’s only fair to include our readers in deciding who goes where on the most important list of all. So for our Top 6 Albums of 2012, we would like to ask you to submit your choices, spanning any genre, any country, for the 6 full-length albums that made 2012 a better place for you! We are accepting submissions to from today until December 4th. We’ll go through all of the lists submitted and choose your top picks to publish on the site by the end of December. Please only submit your list once so that things don’t get too confusing! Thanks for being a part of the CVLT Nation and we are excited to see what you choose!

  • Paul Gheorghiu

    Weapon – Embers and

    Dordeduh – Dar De Duh

    Pseudogod – Deathwomb Catachesis

    Hammer Horde – Vinlander

    Nekromantheon – Rise, Vulcan Spectre

    Aldebaran – Embracing the Lightless

  • Chad Larsen

    Wrathprayer – The Sun of Moloch
    Dawnbringer – Into The Lair of the Sun God
    Binah -Hallucinating in Ressurecture
    Mgla- With Hearts Toward None
    Witchcraft – Legend
    Christian Mistress- Possession

  • Justus Diesterbeck

    Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
    Birds In Row – You, Me & The Violence
    Rise And Fall – Faith
    Downfall Of Gaia – Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes

  • heavenwasfull

     Loma Prieta – IV
    Ash Borer – Cold Of Ages
    King Dude – Burning Daylight
    Wreck & Reference – No Youth
    Converge – All we love we leave behind
    Pig Destroyer – Book Burner

  • Guida Ribeiro

    Neurosis – Honour Found in Decay
    Amenra – Mass V
    Swans – The Seer
    Krallice – Years Past Matter
    Menace Ruine – Align in Ashes
    Ufomammut – ORO

  • Alice luxemburg

    AmenRA- MASS V
    Between the Buried and me- The Parallax II: Future Sequence
    Converge- All we love we leave behind
    Birds in Row You,me and the violence
    The Secret -Agnus Dei
    The End of Sixthousand Years- perpetuum

  • Théau Leidner

    KRALLICE – Years Past Matter
    THE SECRET – Agnus Dei
    GAZA – No Absolute in Human Suffering
    HAUT&COURT – La Vie
    THIS GIFT IS A CURSE – I,guilt Bearer
    COWARDS – Shooting blanks and pills

  • Sébastien Lefranc

    In no particular order

    Converge All we love …
    Birds In row you, me & the violence
    Amenra mass V
    Baroness Yellow & green
    Neurosis Honor found in decay
    The secret Solve et coagula

  • Simon Morgan

    ILEGAL – ‘El aire libre fuera de los dientes del monstruo tirano y
    canibal’ . . . 2/ ORDEN MUNDIAL- s/t . . . 3/ HANK WOOD & THE
    HAMMERHEADS – ‘Go Home’ . . . 4/ CRAZY SPIRIT – s/t . . . 5/ CROSTA –
    ‘Nus A La Gola’ . . . 6/ SCHOOL JERKS – s/t

  • Red Nacional de Bibliotecas

    Serpent Noir-Seeing Through The Shadow Consciousness (Open Up The Shells)

  • David Polidoro

    High On Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis

    Goatwhore – Blood For The Master
    Fear Factory – The Industrialist
    Prong – Carved Into Stone
    Bad Brains – Into The Future
    the Melvins Lite – Freak Puke

  • Robin Li

    Jess and The Ancient Ones – Jess And The Ancient Ones

    NeObliviscaris – The Portal of I
    Hour of Penance – Sedition
    Enslaved – Riitiir
    Royal Thunder – CVI
    Asphyx – Deathhammer

  • Stör Be

    Swans: The Seer
    Conan: MonnosPallbearer: Sorrow And Extinction
    Death Grips: The Money Store
    Drudkh: Eternal Turn Of The Wheel
    Old Man Gloom: NO

  • Bertrand Slvn


  • Pedro Henrique

    Amenra – Mass V
    Old Man Gloom – NO
    Mothlite – Dark Age
    Birds In Row – You, Me and the Violence
    Converge – All We Love We LEave Behind
    Neurosis –  Honor Found in Decay

  • Miikka Niemelä

    Swans – The Seer
    Propagandhi – Failed States
    Old Man Gloom – No
    Neurosis – Honor Found in Decay
    The Men – Open Your Heart
    Torche – Harmonicraft

  • Viktor Kamphuis

    Lunar Aurora – Hoagascht
    Horseback – Half Blood
    Fehler – Dissona
    Marduk – Serpent Sermon
    Blut aus Nord – 777; Cosmosophy
    Seirom – 1973

  • Lina Nildrohain-roo

    the best is THE SECRET. that’s all.

  • Peter Schnitzel

    Planks  – Funeral Mouth
    Book of Black Earth- The Cold Testament
    Converge – All We Love we Leave Behind
    Gaza – No Absolutes in Human Suffering
    Rise and Fall – Faith
    Earthship – Iron Chest

  • Matías Espinoza

    Rise And Fall-Faith
    Expire-Pendulum Swings
    Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
    Xibalba- Hasta La Muerte
    Strife- Witness A Rebirth
    Loma Prieta- I.V.


    Amenra – Mass V
    Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
    Gaza – No Absolutes in Human Suffering
    Torch Runner – Committed to the Ground
    Homewrecker – Worms & Dirt
    Brutality Will Prevail – Scatter The Ashes

  • el_cuchillo

    Old Man Gloom-No
    Ufomammut-Oro: Opus Alter
    Fight Amp-Birth Control

  • blowityourass

    Pallbearer-Sorrow and Extinction
    Hummingbird of Death-Skullvalanche
    Serpentine Path-s/t
    Corpus Rottus-Nihilism

  • Nicola Granchi

    CONVERGE – all we love we leave behind

    SCOTT KELLY and The Road Home – the forgiven ghost in me
    LENTO – anxiety despair languish
    RAIME – quarter turns over a living line
    OM advaitic songs
    WITCHCRAFT legend

  • ArtieFufkin

    Pallbearer – Sorrow and Extinction
    Struck By Lightning – True Predation
    Royal Thunder – CVI
    Crippled Black Phoenix – Mankind
    Napalm Death – Utilitarian
    Nate Hall – A Great River

  • Guy Painchaud

    Pig Destroyer – Book Burner

    Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind
    Enabler – All Hail The Void
    The Secret – Agnus Dei
    Dragged Into Sunlight – Widowmaker
    Deiphago – Satan Alpha Omega

  • Dan Barnhill

    Speedwolf – Ride with DeathWidow – Life’s Blood
    Mitochondrion – Parasignosis
    Dragged into Sunlight – Widowmaker
    Ilsa – Intoxicantations
    EYEHATEGOD – New Orleans is the New Vietnam

  • Jared Johnson

    Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind.

    Raindance – New Blood
    Birds In Row – You, Me & The Violence
    forgetters – s/t LP
    The Secret – Angus Dei

    in no order.

  • CultOfNeurisis

    The Hirsch Effekt – Holon:Anamnesis
    Kayo Dot – Gamma Knife
    Rolo Tomassi – Astraea
    Car Bomb – w^w^^w^w
    Old Man Gloom – NO
    Meshuggah – Koloss

  • Devin676

    Black Breath – Sentenced to Life
    The Secret – Agnus Dei
    Gaza – No Absolutes In Human Suffering
    Old Man Gloom – No
    Cattle Decapitation – Monolith of Inhumanity
    Gorod – A Perfect Absolution

    in no particular order

    honorable mentions

    Bison BC – Lovelessness
    Pig Destroyer – Book Burner
    Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage
    Diablo Swing Orchestra – Pandora’s Pinata
    Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind

    and I’m sure I missed some other awesome albums this year

  • Travis Johnson

    eRikm – ‘Transfall’
    Grischa Lichtenberger ‎- ‘and IV [inertia]’Philip Sulidae – ‘Recordings of a crepuscular event’

    Richard Kamerman – ‘None For The Money’Russell Haswell – ‘Factual’Robert Hampson – ‘Signaux’

  • Gerardo Lemus

    The Gathering – Disclosure
    Godspeed you!  Black Emperor – Allelujah!
    Deathspell Omega – Drought

  • Dan Burton

    Car Bomb – w^w^^w^w
    Converge – All That We Love We Leave Behind.

  • Dave Kaminsky

    Krallice – Years Past matter
    Bosse-De-Nage – III
    Svartidaudi – Flesh Cathedral
    Nidingr – Greatest Of Deceivers
    Drudkh – Eternal Turn Of The Wheel
    Absvrdist – Illusory

  • Giuseppe Ventrella

    Aluk Todolo – Occult Rock

    Godspeed you, Black Emperor – Allelujah!…
    Deathspell Omega – Drought
    King Dude – Burning Daylight
    The Secret – Agnus DeiLeviathan – True Traitor True Whore

  • Tony Curcuruto

    Pig Destroyer – Book Burner
    Like Rats – Like Rats
    Birds In Row – You Me & The Violence
    Pallbearer – Sorrow & Extinction
    Code Orange Kids – Love Is Love//Return to Dust
    Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind

  • Krzysztof Kon

    Mgła “With Hearts Toward None” 
    Black Breath “Sentenced to life”
    Dragged Into Sunlight “Widowmaker”
    Furia “Marzannie, Królowej Polski”
    The Death Goats “Path of the Goat”
    Monarch “Omens”

  • Peter Sacco

    High on Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis
    A life once lost – Ecstatic trance
    Magnetic North – Magnetic North
    Anchoress – Crime and Compass
    Witch of the waste – All other voices

  • Jan Cremer

    magnetic north – s/t, deftones – koi no yokan

  • Diegoom Urbina

    At devil Dirt

  • object88

    I spent most of 2012 catching up on prior years.  Let’s go with
    Ash Borer – Cold of Ages
    Hihg on Fire – De Vermis Mysteriis
    Neurosis – Honor Found in Decay
    Serpentine Path – s/t
    Wreck & Reference – No Youth

    I expect that Kowloon Walled City’s Container Ships will make it, but it’s not released just yet…

  • CVLT Nation

    I hope you’re all emailing this info to us at!

  • Sebastian Ferreyra


  • Still Burning Cold

    my votes go to:
    hell “III” velnias “runeeater” pallbearer “sorrow and extinction”bell witch “longing”atriarch “ritual of passing”mare cognitum “an extraconscious lucidity”

  • JT Gilmore

    I’d say Pallbearer or Pseudogod. Undergang was very good as well

  • Christopher B. Langer


  • Benjamin Franklin Hess

    does this list only to include full length releases? or do splits, 7″, demos or EPs count??

    • CVLT Nation

      This is for the top full-length albums of 2012…thanks for pointing that out, I updated the post!