Best of 2012 so far: What albums are you loving? (Part 2)

Wow! We are now mid-way through August. The months are rolling on and the bands are pumping out the records and merchandise. We started this thread back in April and promised that we would update it again in 4 months time. So here we are, 2/3rds of the way through 2012… the world has still not exploded as predicted… so we better get this posted before it’s too late!

It’s strongly noted that there has been an insane amount of great releases during the past 4 months. This list is pretty long and could have been a hell of a lot longer had we added everything that we wanted to.

So have a read through the following list and let us know if you have been digging any of these albums/EPs, what ones are missing that you think we should have posted and what else you are looking forward to in 2012. We will be back to complete this list in December with a comprehensive round up and a list of our top 10 albums of 2012.

In no particular order:

Slash – Apocalyptic Love
Gojira – L’Enfant Sauvage
Anathema – Weather Systems
Every Time I Die – Ex Lives
Testament – Dark Roots Of Earth
Pantera – Vulgar Display Of Power (20th anniversary edition)
Hawkwind – Onward
Accept – Stalingrad
Paradise Lost – Tragic Idol
Cancer Bats – Dead Set On Living
Unleashed – Odalheim
DragonForce – The Power Within
Torche – Harmonicraft
Black Sheep Wall – No Matter Where It Ends
Pigeon Toe – The First Perception
7 Horns 7 Eyes – Throes Of Absolution
Graf Orlock – Destination Time Tomorrow
Woods Of Ypres – Woods 5
St Vitus – Lillie: F-65
Storm Corrosion – Storm Corrosion
Europe – Bag Of Bones
Jack White – Blunderbuss
Tenacious D – Rize Of The Fenix
Royal Thunder – CVI
Burzum – Umskiptar
The Cult – Choice Of Weapon
Mekong Delta – Intersections
Grand Magus – The Hunt
Kreator – Phantom Antichrist
Tank – War Nation
Mnemic – Mnemesis
The Night Flight Orchestra – Internal Affairs
Dying Fetus – Reign Supreme
Rush – Clockwork Angels
Spiritualised – Sweet Heart Sweet Light
Unsane – Wreck
Nile – At The Gate Of Sethu
Deathspell Omega – Drought
Ancient Ascendant – Into The Dark
Cambion – Last Rights
Wodensthrone – Curse
Periphery – Periphery II: This Time Its Personal
Baroness – Yellow & Green