The year 2012 is far from over and there has already been a year's worth of quality metal albums released. From veteran acts like Napalm Death, Overkill and Meshuggah to younger bands such as Goatwhore and Woods of Ypres, several metal acts have put forth some of their career's best work in 2012. Thusly, we're paying tribute to these new albums which have added themselves into the soundtrack of our essence. We'll update this feature throughout the year with any new metal albums that are deemed worthy of inclusion, but in the meantime check out our current list of the Top Metal Albums of 2012 (So Far):