The Best Metal Albums of 2012

1. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind

Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
October 9, 2012
Critic Score
83
15 reviews

2. High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis

High on Fire - De Vermis Mysteriis
April 3, 2012
Critic Score
82
10 reviews

3. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage

Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage
June 26, 2012
Critic Score
82
8 reviews

4. Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction

Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
February 21, 2012
Critic Score
81
6 reviews

5. Nachtmystium - Silencing Machine

Nachtmystium - Silencing Machine
July 31, 2012
Critic Score
80
6 reviews

6. Neurosis - Honor Found in Decay

Neurosis - Honor Found in Decay
October 30, 2012
Critic Score
80
13 reviews

7. Pig Destroyer - Book Burner

Pig Destroyer - Book Burner
October 22, 2012
Critic Score
79
7 reviews

8. Deftones - Koi No Yokan

Deftones - Koi No Yokan
November 13, 2012
Critic Score
79
16 reviews

9. Black Breath - Sentenced to Life

Black Breath - Sentenced to Life
March 26, 2012
Critic Score
79
8 reviews

10. UFOmammut - ORO: Opus Primum

UFOmammut  - ORO: Opus Primum
April 17, 2012
Critic Score
78
5 reviews

11. Meshuggah - Koloss

Meshuggah - Koloss
March 23, 2012
Critic Score
78
9 reviews

12. Torche - Harmonicraft

Torche - Harmonicraft
April 24, 2012
Critic Score
78
13 reviews

13. Dragged Into Sunlight - Widowmaker

Dragged Into Sunlight - Widowmaker
November 6, 2012
Critic Score
77
5 reviews

14. Baroness - Yellow & Green

Baroness - Yellow & Green
July 17, 2012
Critic Score
76
14 reviews

16. Cannibal Corpse - Torture

Cannibal Corpse - Torture
March 13, 2012
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

17. Isis - Temporal

Isis - Temporal
November 6, 2012
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

18. OM - Advaitic Songs

OM - Advaitic Songs
July 24, 2012
Critic Score
73
15 reviews

19. Krallice - Years Past Matter

Krallice - Years Past Matter
August 25, 2012
Critic Score
71
5 reviews

20. The Faceless - Autotheism

The Faceless - Autotheism
August 14, 2012
Critic Score
70
7 reviews

21. Alcest - Les Voyages de l'Âme

Alcest - Les Voyages de l'Âme
January 6, 2012
Critic Score
70
7 reviews

23. Melvins - Freak Puke

Melvins - Freak Puke
June 5, 2012
Critic Score
68
10 reviews

24. Every Time I Die - Ex Lives

Every Time I Die - Ex Lives
March 6, 2012
Critic Score
66
6 reviews

25. Lamb of God - Resolution

Lamb of God - Resolution
January 24, 2012
Critic Score
66
11 reviews
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