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I think now is a very worthwhile time to point out the amazing upcoming metal albums that are dropping in this metallest of months. The list is as follows: BTBAM, Daylight Dies, Enslaved, Dethklok, Downfall of Gaia, Converge, Sylosis, Wintersun, Behold the Arctopus, and of course Neurosis. I’m sure I’ve forgotten many, but it’s hard to keep track when there have been no less than 25 albums released this year that, on their own, could probably win an Album of the Year award or two. Seriously, how good of a year is 2012 shaping up to be for us headbanging metalheads? We better enjoy it while we can, because it definitely won’t last forever…


1 ENSLAVED Riitiir Nuclear
2 CONVERGE All We Love We Leave Behind Epitaph
3 METALOCALYPSE: DETHKLOK Dethalbum III Cartoon Network
4 DOWNFALL OF GAIA Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes Metal Blade
5 DAYLIGHT DIES A Frail Becoming Candlelight



1 BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME The Parallax II: Future Sequence Metal Blade
2 VISION OF DISORDER The Cursed Remain Cursed Candlelight
4 CHARIOT One Wing eOne
5 LOCAL H Hallelujah! I’m A Bum Slimstyle
6 CASPIAN Waking Season Triple Crown
7 STOLEN BABIES Naught no comment
8 GALLOWS Gallows Bridge 9
9 AS I LAY DYING Awakened Metal Blade
10 KATATONIA Dead End Kings Peaceville