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Hellbound Writers Top 10 Albums of 2012

Hellbound Writers Top 10 Albums of 2012

http://www.hellbound.ca/2013/01/hellbound-ca-individual-top-10-albums-of-2012/

STEVE EARLES
1. Old Corpse Road – ‘Tis Witching Hour..’ (Godreah Records)
2. Various Artists – ‘Voices From Valhalla’ (Godreah Records)
3. Rush – ‘Clockwork Angels’ (Roadrunner)
4. Grand Magus – ‘The Hunt’ (Nuclear Blast)
5. Corrosion of Conformity – S/T (Candlelight)
6. Testament – ‘Dark Roots of the Earth’ (Nuclear Blast)
7. Mammoth Mammoth – ‘Vol III: Hell’s Likely’ (Napalm)
8. Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats – ‘Bloodlust’ (Rise Above)
9. Overkill – ‘The Electric Age’ (Nuclear Blast)
10. Led Zeppelin – ‘Celebration Day’ (Atlantic)

AnnihiSlater's Last FM Top 10 Albums of 2012

AnnihiSlater's Last FM Top 10 Albums of 2012

http://www.last.fm/user/AnnihiSlateR18/journal/2013/01/01/5pluft_top_albums_of_2012

9. Old Corpse Road - 'Tis Witching Hour... As Spectres we Haunt this Kingdom

This one has been one I’ve waited for, for quite some time, and thankfully it hasn’t disappointed. I feel it could place higher, but I’ve not listened to it nearly as much as I should. The amount I have listened was sufficient to warrant a place in this list. The riffs are excellent, the folk lore is interesting, and the atmosphere is enchanting.

Sleeping Star's Last FM Top 10 Albums of 2012

Sleeping Star's Last FM Top 10 Albums of 2012

http://www.last.fm/user/-SleepingStar-/journal/2013/01/01/5plrfp_top_10_albums_of_2012?success=1

9. Old Corpse Road - 'Tis Witching Hour... As Spectres we Haunt this Kingdom

Borrowing heavily in parts from early Cradle of Filth, but bringing their own epic folk/black metal sound to the mix as well, this is a very promising debut album from Old Corpse Road - and yet another talented band to look out for from the UK.

UKEM - Top 10 Albums of 2012

UKEM - Top 10 Albums of 2012

http://ukem666.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/2012-highlights-top-10-releases.html?zx=a69d217905e60548

"This is an album packed full of ideas, influences and atmospheres and to truly get to grips with everything offer more than one listen is a must. O.C.R have produced an absolutely outstanding debut full length album which does draw instant comparisons to Cradle Of Filth and Hecate Enthroned but that also offers the listener so much more, taking you on a musical journey which you will want to travel time and time again. With outstandingly unique, intelligent song writing and being lyrically exceptional, this is an album which is one the UK’s highlights in 2012. It’s been a long time in the making, but the wait was definitely worthwhile. Comes highly recommended"
8 out of 10

Sonic Abuse - Top 12 Records of 2012

Sonic Abuse's Top 12 Records of 2012

http://www.sonicabuse.com/2012/12/sonicabuses-top-twelve-records-of-2012/

Old Corpse Road – ‘Tis Witching Hour – As Spectres We Haunt The Kingdom’

An album of such elemental beauty that it fair eclipsed all that came before it. Taking elements from My Dying Bride’s Shakespearean delivery, traditional folk music and the stunning black metal of Burzum and Bathory, Old Corpse Road shattered even the worryingly high expectations we had for them after their debut. Simply amazing, it is the sort of album that leaves you slack-jawed in amazement after the first listen, and in no lesser sense of awe after subsequent listens. The highlight is the three-part story that haunts the centre of the album – ‘the crier of Claiffe’ – but there are no weak moments here and there is no doubt that this epic work of story-telling will still be revered in decades to come.

Alchemy 1977 - Albums of 2012

Alchemy 1977's albums of 2012

http://alchemy1977.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/2012-cast-in-metal/

Old Corpse Road - 'Tis Witching Hour… As Spectres We Haunt this Kingdom

An evocative cauldron of folk, black and doom metal, the debut album from Old Corpse Road is a breathtakingly evocative journey through the darkest fringes of English legend and lore.

Soundshock - Debut Albums of 2012

Number 9 in Soundshock's top 10 debut albums of 2012

http://www.soundshock.com/index.php/feature-band-interviews/4623-soundshocks-newcomers-of-the-year-top-10-debut-albums-of-2012

9. Old Corpse Road – ‘Tis Witching Hour… As Spectres We Haunt This Kingdom’ [Godreah]
Old Corpse Road have announced their birth into UK heritage-inspired metal with this haunting debut album. Inspired by the mythical romanticism of British folklore and donning a sound not unlike the early blackened blasts of Cradle Of Filth – fused with their own trademark folky vibes and epic choirs – the five-piece offer us a magical debut with ‘…As Spectres We Haunt This Kingdom’.

Northwind Promotion - Albums of 2012

Album number 3 in Northwind Promotions top 10 albums of 2012

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"What I love about OCR, is that in the current expanse of seemingly unoriginal acts out there, they have forged a different path for themselves and have a successfully unique sound2 10/10

Destructive Music - Albums of 2012

Several writers albums of 2012 for Destructive Music

http://destructive-music.com/?p=4681

2012 has been a spectacular year, and instead of a massive speech I’ll let the bands speak for themselves! Here is the Destructive Music writers poll for the best albums of 2012! One thing to note from the lists, OLD CORPSE ROAD seems to be a popular choice!

Read more: Destructive Music - Albums of 2012

Loucifer Speaks - Albums of 2012

Album number 19 in Loucifer Speaks Top 30 albums of 2012

http://louciferspeaks.com/2012/12/24/loucifers-top-30-albums-of-2012/

19. Old Corpse Road – “‘Tis Witching Hour… As Spectres we Haunt this Kingdom”
This was only released very recently, but I’ve found myself ever-so-slightly obsessed with it already. It pretty much picks up where previous OCR releases leave off, but (due to the fact that it’s a full length) it really gives the band a chance to stretch out and show off their skills. Totally mesmerising.