One album that is sure to make an appearance on my best albums of 2012 is Horseback's 3rd full length entitled, 'Half Blood'. I remember reading a review of this album which stated that the combination of musical styles these guys utilize should not work. I share that reviewer's sentiment, but somehow the odd mix of growling vocals, soft-psychedelic riffs, and drone tempos works perfectly.
Fav tracks: 'Arjuna' & 'Hallucigenia III: The Emeral Tablet'
My Rating: 9 / 10