OUR LIST OF 2012’S MOST INFECTIOUS EXTREME METAL SONGS: THE COMPLETE LIST
Last week I finally finished rolling out our list of 2012’s Most Infectious Extreme Metal Songs. The list mushroomed in comparison to my lists from 2011 and 2010 because last year I listened to more metal and a greater variety of it than ever before. Also, I’m really bad at choosing among things I like.
As long as the list turned out to be, I still wasn’t able to include everything I wanted to include, but I really felt it was time to stop before February began. I actually put a lot of time into making the list — time spent re-listening to hundreds of songs, time spent wrestling with myself over choices, time spent writing about each track. Since then I’ve started going back to reviewing new things and writing the regular NCS features that I’ve been neglecting for most of the last two months.
But I’ve also made time to collect all the song streams (56 of them!) here in this post, in the order in which they appeared in the series from start to finish. I don’t claim that this represents a thorough survey of all metal genres or anyone else’s idea of which songs were the most infectious. It’s one person’s opinion reflecting one person’s tastes. Still, I hope it will be a good reminder of what a fuckin’ great year in metal 2012 turned out to be.
Clicking on the track names below will send you to the post where the songs were first discussed. For more details about what this list is all about and how it was compiled, read the Introduction post via this link.
MESHUGGAH: “BREAK THOSE BONES WHOSE SINEWS GAVE IT MOTION”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/07-Break-Those-Bones-Whose-Sinews-Gave-It-Motion.mp3|titles=Meshuggah]
CATTLE DECAPITATION: “LIFESTALKER”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/07-Lifestalker.mp3|titles=Cattle Decapitation]
ANAAL NATHRAKH: “FORGING TOWARDS THE SUNSET”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/02.-Forging-Towards-the-Sunset.mp3|titles=Anaal Nathrakh]
BEFORE THE DAWN: “THRONE OF ICE”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/05-Throne-Of-Ice.mp3|titles=Before the Dawn]
GOSPEL OF THE HORNS: “AWAKENING”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/2.-Awakening.mp3|titles=Gospel of the Horns]
ARKHAMIN KIRJASTO: “THE CULT OF NO RETURN”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/01-01-The-Cult-of-No-Return.mp3|titles=Arkhamin Kirjasto]
HAIL SPIRIT NOIR: “HAIRE PNEUMA SKOTEINO”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/06-Haire-Pneuma-Skoteino.mp3|titles=Hail Spirit Noir]
DYSCARNATE: “ENGRAVING ECSTASY”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/8-Audio-Track.mp3|titles=Dyscarnate]
VERDUNKELN: “DAS ANTLITZ DES HIMMELS”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Verdunkeln-Das-Antlitz-des-Himmels.mp3|titles=Verdunkeln]
NE OBLIVISCARIS: “AND PLAGUE FLOWERS THE KALEIDOSCOPE”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/05-And-Plague-Flowers-the-Kaleidoscope.mp3|titles=Ne Obliviscaris]
HOUR OF PENANCE: “DECIMATE THE ANCESTRY OF THE ONLY GOD”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/03-DECIMATE-THE-ANCESTRY-OF-THE-ONLY-GOD.mp3|titles=Hour of Penance]
PUTREVORE: “THE MYSTERIES OF THE WORM PART I”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/02-The-Mysteries-Of-The-Worm-Part-I.mp3|titles=Putrevore]
DYING FETUS: “SUBJECTED TO A BEATING”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/02-Subjected-To-A-Beating.mp3|titles=Dying Fetus]
BLACK BREATH: “FEAST OF THE DAMNED”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/01-Feast-of-The-Damned.mp3|titles=Black Breath]
WINTERFYLLETH: “THE SWART RAVEN”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/02.-The-Swart-Raven.mp3|titles=Winterfylleth]
DEATHSPELL OMEGA: “THE CRACKLED BOOK OF LIFE”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/06-deathspell_omega-the_crackled_book_of_life.mp3|titles=Deathspell Omega]
GOATWHORE: “WHEN STEEL AND BONE MEET”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/02-When-Steel-and-Bone-Meet.mp3|titles=Goatwhore]
NACHTMYSTIUM: “GIVE ME THE GRAVE”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/09-Give-Me-the-Grave.mp3|titles=Nachtmystium]
ENSIFERUM: “IN MY SWORD I TRUST”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/02-In-My-Sword-I-Trust.mp3|titles=Ensiferum]
MOKOMA: “KUOLLUT, KUOLLEEMPI, KUOLLEN”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/08-Kuollut-Kuolleempi-Kuollein.mp3|titles=Mokoma]
ORANGE GOBLIN: “RED TIDE RISING”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/01.-Red-Tide-Rising.mp3|titles=Orange Goblin]
WOODS OF YPRES: “LIGHTNING AND SNOW”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/01-Lightning-Snow.mp3|titles=Woods of Ypres]
A LIFE ONCE LOST: “SOMETHING AWFUL”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/01-Something-Awful.mp3|titles=A Life Once Lost]
NAPALM DEATH: “THE WOLF I FEED”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/05-The-Wolf-I-Feed.mp3|titles=Napalm Death]
CANNIBAL CORPSE: “SARCOPHAGIC FRENZY”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/02-Sarcophagic-Frenzy.mp3|titles=Cannibal Corpse-Sarcophagic Frenzy]
MAGENTA HARVEST: “APPARITION OF ENDING”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Apparition-of-Ending.mp3|titles=Magenta Harvest-Apparition of Ending]
EVOCATION: “DIVIDE AND CONQUER”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/03-Divide-And-Conquer.mp3|titles=Evocation-Divide and Conquer]
RATTENFÄNGER: “GRIMORIUM VERUM”[audio:https://www.nocleansinging.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Rattenfanger-Grimorium-Verum.mp3|titles=Rattenfanger]
Fantastic! Thanks for getting it all together 😀
Yes I have much to listen to now. I’ve heard much of that and agree but there’s also a lot I need to check out here. Thanks!
This would classify as an epic post.
🙂 I’m pretty sure this is the first time anyone has called one of my posts epic. I will frame your comment.
Great list, discovered a few great things in it, such as Pseudogod to name one, that’s what I call great death metal!
Found a few bands/albums through this series thanks Islander.
My favourite find here has to be the songs Goddamn Lights and Moonchild
Two excellent songs. I’m glad you got something out of this. I’d like to think there’s something new and good on this list for everyone.
Well done. Found some amazing shit just as I was going dry…Anaal Nathrakh is not only much needed and appreciated, but has also destroyed my stereotype against anything with the letters a-n-a-l inside.
I blame the Catholic priest for that one.
Must say In Mourning, Hour Of Penance, Verdunkeln and Pseudogod will have a new fan, because the songs from this post will make me research more about them. Thank you really much, I was really bored because I couldn’t find anything new to listen.
It’s great to see someone checking out this list so many months after it was finished. We’ll be doing it again as we get closer to the end of 2013. Glad you found some things to like.
I visit this particular page everyday(including 2011’s Most Infectious Extreme Metal Songs page as well) because this is the on page where I could play these tracks listed here on the list without being blocked by our ITs and shit here in the ofifce! Please wrap the 2013′s Most Infectious Extreme Metal Songs up! It’s 2014 now people! Thanks and keep up the good work guys! Shred on \ m /
Very cool to realize that someone is still visiting this list! I have promised myself that I will finish the 2013 list before January ends. I have also promised myself that I will begin drinking in moderation instead of soaking myself to the point of blackout every week. The promises you make to yourself are the hardest ones to keep.
“The promises you make to yourself are the hardest ones to keep.” True dat. Well, today is just the18th of the month so you still have more or less to weeks to go to make up the list. Just to let you know guys, nocleansinging.com is my new source of music. From The Fall of Every Season to Warforged to In Mourning to mothafuckin’ Ade, I got a chance to listen to these band because of you guys! Real talk, I even got a Disciplinary Action by just browsing your website from my boss a month ago but I just told my colleagues ” Fuck that! Nobody messes with my Metal! This site rules.” Again keep up the good work guys! Good vibes \ m /
Oh yeah before I forget, Im just really hoping that Dream Theater’s s/t album will be included on your upcoming list >:)~
Thank you so much. You made my day.