How do I already know that 2013 is a much better year than 2012? Because at this time last year I couldn't even make half of a list, and right now I've got 12, and I actually like all 12 of them...
1. Clutch - Earth Rocker
2. Darkthrone - The Underground Resistance
3. Complete Failure - The Art Gospel of Aggravated Assault
4. Denouncement Pyre - Almighty Arcanum
5. Steven Wilson - The Raven that Refused to Sing
6. Suffocation - Pinnacle of Bedlam
7. Kongh - Sole Creation
8. Vreid - Welcome Farewell
9. Portal - Vexovoid
10. Terminate - Ascending to Red Heavens
11. Rotten Sound - Species of War
12. Lightning Swords of Death - Baphometic Creations
On my current horizon: Batillus, Nails, Enabler, Terror, Cough/Windham, and Black Sabbath.
I've lost track of just about everything.