Wrapping up my triple article day at Global Domination, here's my Top 5 albums of all of 2012 along with a few other bonus lists and notes on other releases.
This year in metal has been an exciting one, a huge array of great releases across the entire spectrum. Mostly a year of pleasant surprises for me personally. For instance, the top three spots on my list are all occupied by bands coming from their weakest releases. There were a lot of great albums I didn't have room to include so I may have to make a more robust list soon.
One complaint about 2012 I have is it seemed to be a weak year for thrash. Overkill presented another great album and a pair of Norwegian bands, Nekromantheon and Aura Noir fared well but overall there weren't a lot of highlights.