View Full Version : Favorite album you heard in 2012 that wasn't released in 2012

12-31-2012, 04:38 PM
I'm always behind on music. That's probably when everyone else here has hundreds of albums to compile their yearly lists from when I usually have twenty. Most of the music I buy is usually from years gone past and I either never heard of it, just got around to it or forgot about it.

This year the best non-2012 released I got was:
Salem - King Night (originally released in 2010)
I first heard this in late-June on Sirius satellite when they played the title track King Night. I was hooked instantly. It was some of the most fucked up, beautiful music I'd heard in a long time. I downloaded some videos for that song and another called Asia and it was just as fucked up. You seriously have to check this video out. I must have watched it ten times the first night. So I figured the album was worth it. This is some fucked up music (I can't say that enough times). The album consists of three distinct styles: droning synth pop, droning new-wave and drrty south hip-hop. I have to admit that I like the hip-hop the best. I never really listen to that style so it's pretty new to me. The rest is just as cool. Slow drum beats, dreamy chanted vocals, droning synth lines and pitch shifted rapping. It's the musical equivilant to being messed up on heroin. Trapdoor was probably my song of the year. I remember in summer driving my apprentice home and we listened to that song for the entire hour drive. And it never got old. I hope they put something else in 2013 (and I hear about it before 2017).

King Night (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qvemIMRtPk)
Asia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27pRb5gtb6w)
Trapdoor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GVl4vduI8A) (not an official video)

Had I heard this in 2010 I don't think it would have been Album of the Year, but definently top-5.

12-31-2012, 04:43 PM
Wow,this is a hard one,considering I have discovered a LOT of stuff this year.I will have to say Extreme II: Pornograffitti,probably the best guitar album their is (in my opinion anyway)

12-31-2012, 06:09 PM
When I read the thread title my first thought was Rush - Power Windows but I also picked up Led Zeppelin - In Through The Out Door this year too. It's hard to say though because at least 90% of the music I buy every year is not a new release. Here are some of the great albums I got this year:

Anthrax - Spreading The Disease
Scorpions - Love at First Sting
Alice Cooper - Love it To Death
Van Halen - 1984
Kiss - Dynasty
Van Halen - II
Alice Cooper - Billion Dollar Babies
The Who - Tommy
Ozzy - Bark At The Moon
Van Halen - 5150
Slayer - Show No Mercy
Rob Zombie - Hellbilly Deluxe
Rainbow - Long Live Rock n Roll
Scorpions - Crazy World
Bruce Dickinson - Skunkworks
Fleetwood Mac - Tango in the Night
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
Ghost - Opus Eponymous
Scorpions - Lovedrive
Behemoth - Demigod
Rush - Hemispheres
White Zombie - Astro Creep
White Zombie - La Sexorcisto
Rob Zombie - Educated Horses
Pantera - Cowboys From Hell
Pantera - Reinventing the Steel
Deep Purple - Made in Japan
Soundgarden - Superunkown
Jethro Tull - Christmas Album
Anthrax - State of Euphoria
Carcass - Necroticism
King Diamond - The Eye
GZA - Liquid Swords
Dr. Dre - 2001
Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Notorious B.I.G. - Life After Death
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx

12-31-2012, 06:17 PM
Almost everything in my "Can you help me with this list" thread (thanks again guys!), along with:

Saint Vitus - Born Too Late
Between the Buried and Me - Colors
Necrophagist - Onset of Putrefaction
Vital Remains - Dechristianize
Sleep - Dopesmoker

...among many others.

12-31-2012, 06:20 PM
Probably Interpol - Turn on the Bright Lights.

12-31-2012, 06:35 PM
going to do what Irritated did make a list of other great albums I discovered:
Hey Stoopid-Alice Cooper
Reckless-Bryan Adams
Heartbreak Station-Cinderella
Generation Wild-Crashdiet
Tooth And Nail-Dokken
Extreme II: Pornograffitti-Extreme
Freedom Rock-H.e.a.t
Blow My Fuse-Kix
Soldier Of Fortune-Loudness
Slave To The Grind-Skid Row
Imaginations From The Other Side-Blind Guardian
The Keeper Of The Seven Keys,Part 1 and 2-Helloween
New World Messiah-Nocturnal Rites
Painkiller-Judas Priest
New Religion-Primal Fear

12-31-2012, 07:53 PM

LMFAO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88zQ_sf6BMg&feature=relmfu)

12-31-2012, 08:03 PM

LMFAO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88zQ_sf6BMg&feature=relmfu)

I think they're wicked...on album. But yeah, live they don't look too good. That link is probably better than their performance from SXSW the same year.

12-31-2012, 09:54 PM
Metal Church - S/T

12-31-2012, 10:12 PM
Most likely this:

Modern Life is War - Witness

01-01-2013, 08:36 AM
Looking at the music I've bought this year, there are two serious contenders:

Gamma Ray - Somewhere Out In Space (this album totally surprised me. I never thought they'd come close to the brillance of Land of the Free again, but this is just as good, and maybe better)
Lost Horizon - Awakening The World (I didn't think this would be so different from the other album, but it is another unique record. I'd probably say this is better than Somewhere Out In Space, but it's a tough call)

01-01-2013, 09:21 AM
J Mascis - Several Shades of Why threw me for a ringer this year. Awesome, awesome record.

01-01-2013, 09:35 AM
J Mascis - Several Shades of Why threw me for a ringer this year. Awesome, awesome record.


01-01-2013, 09:45 AM

LMFAO (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88zQ_sf6BMg&feature=relmfu)

Thanks man. That ruined my day.

01-01-2013, 11:26 PM
Most likely this:

Modern Life is War - Witness

One of my favorite albums ever. I'm no expert on hardcore but that record just does it for me.

Mark Lanegan - Bubblegum

01-01-2013, 11:40 PM
When I read the thread title my first thought was Rush - Power Windows

And that is my answer.

After seeing the kickoff show of the Clockwork Angels tour, I had to buy this album.

01-02-2013, 10:14 PM
Joke - En vente dans ce monde de merde


You can download it for free (or for whatever you want to pay) at the band's website:


Joke plays an uncommonly effective hybrid of genres: punk/ska/hip-hop/metal/folk. I couldn't stop listening to it for several months this year, and still break it out regularly.

Here's the first track (though certainly not the best):


01-03-2013, 01:01 PM
Without Question...

Danny Brown - XXX

01-03-2013, 02:21 PM
Hmmmm either The Story So Far-Under Soil and Dirt or Norma Jean-Redeemer or Title Fight self titled. All quality albums. :cool:

01-03-2013, 03:30 PM
Hmmmm either The Story So Far-Under Soil and Dirt or Norma Jean-Redeemer or Title Fight self titled. All quality albums. :cool: