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DJ’s Honorable Mention Releases of 2012

2012 has been a pretty decent year in music. In comparrison to 2011, this year took the cake. Over the course of this year I listened to just a few less than 300 new releases. This list covers the ones that I feel are worth a listen to, but ultimately did not qualify for the final list that I will post at a later date.


100) Ghost Cat- Cave Sounds
(screamo/post hardcore)


99) Wolf Whistle- MA Glory
(hardcore)


98) The Samuel Jackson Five- The Samuel Jackson Five
(post rock/jazz/progressive)


97) Arktika- Symmetry
(post rock/screamo)


96) Phobia- Remnants of Filth
(grindcore)


95) No Class- Keine Klasse II
(hardcore)


94) Wolfbrigade- Damned
(dbeat/hardcore)


93) OFF!- OFF!
(punk)


92) Addaura- Burning For the Ancient
(black metal)


91) Ceremony- Zoo
(punk)


90) Black Moth Super Rainbow- Cobra Juicy
(trip hop/indie/psychedelic)


89) Lymbyc Systym- Symbolyst
(post rock)


88) Iron Cages- Demo
(hardcore)


87) Cheap Girls- Giant Orange
(punk/indie)


86) Town Portal- Chronopoly
(math rock/post metal/instrumental)


85) Joyce Manor- Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired
(pop punk)


84) Full of Hell/Code Orange Kids- Split
(hardcore)


83) TNGHT- TNGHT
(electronic/hip hop/trap)


82) The Menzingers- On the Impossible Past
(punk)


81) Nothing- Downward Years to Come
(shoegaze/indie)


80) Troubled Coast- I’ve Been Thinking About Leaving You
(post hardcore/emo)


79) Lol Boys- Changes
(electronic/idm/downtempo)


78) Junior Bruce- The Headless King
(metal/sludge/punk)


77) Four Tet- Pink
(electronic/idm)


76) Killer Mike- R.A.P. Music
(hip hop)


75) Suburban Scum- Hanging By A Thread
(hardcore)


74) Rhinocervs- RH-12
(atmospheric black metal)


73) Arrows/Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)- Split
(emo)


72) You Slut!- Medium Bastard
(math rock/post rock)


71) Purity Ring- Shrines
(electronic/indie pop/chillwave)


70) All the Saints- Intro to Fractions
(shoegaze/indie)


69)Caravels/Gifts From Enola- Split
(Caravels- emo/post hardcore, GFE- post rock)


68) Vilipend- Inamorata
(hardcore/metalcore)


67) Dinosaur Jr.- I Bet On Sky
(alternative/indie)


66) Adaje- Yore Veils
(screamo/post hardcore)


65) Ghostlimb- Confluence
(hardcore)


64) We Were Skeletons- Blame & Aging
(emo/post hardcore)


63) Code Orange Kids- Love is Love//Return to Dust
(hardcore)


62) Chvrches- The Mother We Share
(indie pop/electronic)


61) Quiet Steps- Secular
(emo/screamo)


60) Slingshot Dakota- Dark Hearts
(punk/indie)


59) Om Unit- Aeolian
(electronic/dubstep)


58) Dead Swans- Anxiety and Everything Else
(melodic hardcore)


58) Xibalba- Hasta La Muerte
(hardcore/doom)


57) iamamiwhoami- Kin
(electronic/pop)


56) Dartagnan- Breadwinner
(pop punk)


55) Pswingset- All Our False Starts
(emo)


54) No Trigger- Tycoon
(melodic hardcore/punk)


53) Rise and Fall- Faith
(hardcore/crust)


52) Voyage in Coma- We Made a Pact
(post hardcore/emo)


51) Slug Guts- Playin’ In Time With the Deadbeat
(post punk)


50) Crippled Black Phoenix- (Mankind) The Crafty Ape
(progressive/post rock)


49) Foxes/Iselia- Split
(post hardcore)


48) Janus- Nox Aeris
(hard rock)


47) Cloud Nothings- Attack On Memory
(indie/lo fi)


46) Republic of Dreams- Republic of Dreams
(screamo)


45) Prose- Salty Sea (Polaroid Evening)
(ambient/dubstep)


44) Sharks- No Gods
(punk)


43) Spraynard- Exton Square
(emo/pop punk)


42) Napalm Death- Utilitarian
(grindcore)


41) Classics of Love- Classics of Love
(punk)


40) Sectarian Violence- Sectarian Violence
(hardcore)


39) Self Defense Family- Self Immolation Family b/w World Virgins
(post hardcore)


38) Powder! Go Away- We Don’t Know when It Has Begun, But We Know That It Will Never End
(post rock)


37) Cerce- Cerce
(hardcore/powerviolence)


36) Daylight- The Difference Between Good and Bad Dreams
(pop punk/emo)


35) Mono- For My Parents
(post rock)


34) Everything in Slow Motion- Red
(post hardcore/post metal)


33) Departures- Teenage Haze
(melodic hardcore)


32) Clubroot- III MMXII
(ambient/idm/dubstep)


31) Bone Dance- Bone Dance
(hardcore/sludge)


30) General Lee- Raiders of the Evil Eye
(post metal)


29) Meshuggah- Koloss
(progressive metal)


28) Junior Healy- Two Trees, Rain
(emo/screamo)


27) Beardfish- The Void
(progressive)


26) Rituals- Rituals
(post metal)


25) Cotidal- EP1
(post rock/metal)


24) Aussitot Mort- Nagykanizsa
(post rock/screamo)


23) Everyone Everywhere- Everyone Everywhere
(emo/indie)


22) Polar.- Iron Lungs
(hardcore/metalcore)


21) Sirs- Sirs
(punk/post hardcore)


20) Every Time I Die- Ex Lives
(metalcore)


19) Pulled Apart By Horses- Tough Love
(post hardcore)


18) Surgeon- Surgeon
(post rock)


17) Narrows- Painted
(metalcore/post metal)


16) Ilsa- Intoxications
(hardcore/doom/metal)


15) The Mars Volta- Noctourniquet
(progressive rock)


14) Kyte- Love to Be Lost
(post rock/indie pop)


13) Kayo Dot- Gamma Knife
(progressive/post rock)


12) Devil Sold His Soul- Empire of Light
(metalcore/post rock)


11) Prawn- Ships
(emo)


10) Desolate- Celestial Light Beings
(ambient/idm/dubstep)


9) Cathedraal- Voix Blanches
(emo/black metal/post hardcore)


8) Blu and Exile- Give Me My Flowers While I Can Still Smell Them
(hip hop)


7) Foxes- Foxes
(post hardcore/emo)


6) Light Black- Ex Wives
(emo/post hardcore/screamo)


5) Blonde Bear- Blonde Bear
(post rock)


4) Lights Out Asia- Hy-Brasil
(post rock)


3) Moving Mountains- New Light
(post rock/indie/post hardcore)


2) Ash Borer- Cold of Ages
(atmospheric black metal)


1) Nile- At the Gates of Sethu
(death metal)

Thanks for Looking! Final list coming soon.

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