Hard Rock Albums

Year-End Charts

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HARD ROCK ALBUMS

Year-End top-selling hard rock and metal albums, ranked by sales data as compiled by Nielsen Music.

2012
1

HERE AND NOW

Nickelback

Time Machine

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2

LIVING THINGS

Linkin Park

3

A DIFFERENT KIND OF TRUTH

Van Halen

4

AMARYLLIS

Shinedown

6

CLOCKWORK ANGELS

Rush

7

ROCK OF AGES

Soundtrack

8

THE PATH OF TOTALITY

Korn

9

HATS OFF TO THE BULL

Chevelle

10

WASTING LIGHT

Foo Fighters

11

EVANESCENCE

Evanescence

12

THE STRANGE CASE OF...

Halestorm

13

BEYOND MAGNETIC (EP)

Metallica

15

THE LOST CHILDREN

Disturbed

16

RESOLUTION

Lamb Of God

17

RIZE OF THE FENIX

Tenacious D

18

MONSTER

KISS

19

BEYOND HELL/ABOVE HEAVEN

Volbeat

20

TRANSIT OF VENUS

Three Days Grace

21

BORN VILLAIN

Marilyn Manson

22

AVENGERS: ASSEMBLE

Soundtrack

23

GREATEST HITS

Bon Jovi

24

LA FUTURA

ZZ Top

25

EXTENDED VERSIONS

Bad Company

28

AFTERMAN: ASCENSION

Coheed And Cambria

30

COLLIDE WITH THE SKY

Pierce The Veil

31

MUSIC FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION!

Aerosmith

33

ANTENNAS TO HELL

Slipknot

34

VULNERABLE

The Used

35

AMERICAN TRAGEDY

Hollywood Undead

37

DREAMS OF FIREFLIES (ON A CHRISTMAS NIGHT) (EP)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

38

HOUSE OF GOLD & BONES: PART 1

Stone Sour

39

TH1RT3EN

Megadeth

40

STAIND

Staind

41

HOLDING ONTO STRINGS BETTER LEFT TO FRAY

Seether

42

BAND OF BROTHERS

HellYeah

43

"IF YOU WERE A MOVIE, THIS WOULD BE YOUR SOUNDTRACK (EP)"

Sleeping With Sirens

45

DARK ADRENALINE

Lacuna Coil

46

CONNECTION

Papa Roach

47

DARK ROOTS OF EARTH

Testament

48

LIVE & INSPIRED

Godsmack

49

MURDERED LOVE

P.O.D.

50

METALOCALYPSE: DETHALBUM III (SOUNDTRACK)

Dethklok