#20: Goatwhore - Blood For The Master
At this point, everyone just expects these guys to put out solid albums every two years. That's no easy task, especially considering they're on the road more often than not. 10 more excellent slabs of black/death/thrash. Hail!
#19: Orange Goblin - A Eulogy For The DamnedAnother band that's been around forever without a single dud in their discography. They should be way more popular than they are.
#18: Dying Fetus - Reign SupremeThis one took me by surprise. It's definitely their best album since Destroy The Opposition.
#17: Kowloon Walled City - Container ShipsThe last great album of 2012, metal or otherwise.
#16: Gaza - No Absolutes In Human Suffering
#15: Neurosis - Honor Found In Decay
#14: Lecherous Gaze - On The SkidsFrom the ashes of Annihilation Time comes a band that sounds like Alice Cooper jamming with Blue Oyster Cult and Ted Nugent. Your favorite driving album is here.
#13: Corrosion Of Conformity - COC
Back to their Pepper-less power trio, COC revisits their hardcore punk roots while incorporating the stoner groove that put them on the map. A unique album, and a real grower.