Man this list was hard to make. This year alone I’ve heard at least 120 cd’s that were released this year alone across all genre’s. Now not everyone is metal and there are some ones missing but this is made up of my choices and sure the list could change but I feel quite good with this list. Sure there will be some ones that will make people freak and / or question my musical tastes but oh well!
Top Albums Of 2011
15. Scurrilous – Protest The Hero
To start off is Protest The Hero. This album continues with their weird songs. Quite catchy but still very weird.
14. Until I Feel Nothing – Carnifex
Anyone that knows me knows that I like Carnifex and while their newest album is really good and by far the best and heaviest it does get over too quickly.
13. Home School Valedictorian – Adelitas Way
Quite a odd thing that I band that I never heard of until half way through the year made it here. Would I normally listen to this, no, but my dad is a huge fan of them and overtime I’ve grown to like it. Sure its softer on cd but still good radio rock.
12. HiLion – Big Chocolate
DUBSTEP! This is catchy and fun live. But really this cd shows that he has skill and its really just fun to listen to.
11. Instinct – As Blood Runs Black
This is by far my favorite ABRB cd. Its full of tight songs and good breakdowns. Resist might be my favorite breakdown song of the year too.
10. My Damnation – Chelsea Grin
This cd surprised me. Not having been a huge fan of their previous work they really turned it up this cd. Sure after a while its all the song but its good job and shows they can improve their stuff.
9. Disguises – Aiden
This is not metal at. Still its an EXTREMELY good alt-post metal-rock (insert various genres) cd. Every song is catchy and it’ll make you listen to it over and over.
8. Worship Music – Anthrax
No surprise here really. Their newest cd is full of headbanging songs that we all have known from Anthrax.
7. Against The World – Winds Of Plague
WINDS OF PLAGUE! WINDS OF PLAGUE! This cd is addictive. They have some of the catchiest songs and while it may not be insane music or complicated its a fun cd with alot of great songs.
6. Balls Out – Steel Panther
I knew this would be awsome. Every song is great and they have a great way of making original songs with funny over the top lyrics work.
5. This Is Where It Ends – All Shall Perish
ASP new cd just starts off brutal and doesn’t let go. Full of BDM like songs with breakdowns that aren’t bad its one insane cd.
4. The Human Romance – Darkest Hour
This is my surprise of the year. Listened to Darkest Hour before and never thought twice and then heard this cd and wow. Words can’t describe how good this cd and how it shows that a band can really change.
3. Dead Throne – The Devil Wears Prada
From the opening beats of Dead Throne you can tell DWP has changed. Here we get a much heavier, angrier sound that has matured alot. Its a great turn and the songs sound amazing live.
2. The Hymns Of A Broken Man – Times Of Grace
Featuring members of KSE this is great mix of softer and heavier songs. Most are overly catchy while remaining thoughtful. Has the nice KSE sound to it and remains to be a good album.
1. Ritual – The Black Dahlia Murder
My favorite band ever. Enough said.
1. Abominable – Kingdom Of Giants
Really good new metalcore style up and coming bands. Has the mix of heavy with amazing clean vocals.
2. Recorrupted EP – Whitechapel
Actually this is alot better than expected. The new song and the cover are good and the remixes and acoustic are well done.