This might be a little late, but here goes. I chose to keep the list short rather than append every other album that I enjoyed from 2012 at the bottom.
1. The Mars Volta - Noctourniquet
2. Old Man Gloom - NO
3. Converge - All We Love We Leave Behind
4. Between the Buried and Me - The Parallax II: Future Sequence
5. NOFX - Self Entitled
6. Loma Prieta - I.V.
7. Pelican - Ataraxia/Taraxis
8. Deftones - Koi No Yokan