Pallbearer at Knitting Factory, September 2012 (more by Fred Pessaro // BBG)
Pallbearer

Decibel Magazine has compiled their annual list of top 40 albums of the year. As usual, there are some surprises but the 2012 top ten is basically a list of nine veterans with only a single newcomer to the bunch. The full list of top records of the year according to Decibel Magazine is below, along with a tweet from the winning band. Buy your copy HERE.

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DECIBEL TOP 40 OF 2012
40. Gojira- L'Enfant Sauvage
39. Meshuggah- Koloss
38. Agalloch- Faustian Echoes EP
37. The Shrine- Primitive Blast
36. Incantation- Vanquish In Vengeance
35. Samothrace-Reverence To Stone
34. Devin Townsend Project- Epicloud
33. Panopticon- Kentucky
32. Saint Vitus- LILLIE: F-65
31. Mutilation Rites -Empyrean
30. Author & Punisher- Urus Americanus
29 A Life Once Lost- Ecstatic Trance
28. Asphyx-Deathhammer
27. Farsot- Insects
26. Gaza- No Absolute For Human Suffering
25. Inverloch- Dark/Subside
24. SWANS- The Seer
23. Horrendous- The Chills
22. Killing Joke- MMXII
21. Early Graves- Red Horse
20. Liberteer- Better To Die On Your Feet Than Live On Your Knees
19. High On Fire- De Vermis Mysteriis
18. Napalm Death- Utiltarian
17. Torche- Harmonicraft
16. Grave- Endless Procession Of Souls
15. Satan's Wrath- Galloping Blasphemy
14. Testament- Dark Roots Of Earth
13. Cattle Decapitation- Monolith Of Inhumanity
12. Blut As Nord- 777: Cosmosophy
11. Municipal Waste- The Fatal Feast
10. Pig Destroyer- Book Burner
09. Paradise Lost- Tragic Idol
08. Royal Thunder- CVI
07. Enslaved- Riitiir
06. Neurosis-Honor Found In Decay
05. Pallbearer-Sorrow and Extinction
04. Witchcraft- Legend
03. Evoken- Altra Mors
02. Baroness- Yellow&Green
01. Converge- All We Love We Leave Behind

Converge "All We Love We Leave Behind" chosen to be the #1 Album of the Year by Decibel Magazine (via JBannon)
Converge