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Jan 18 2011, 2h59

2011 in music, by INROK (Still updating!)
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★★★★★ Best of 2011



#1 Moonsorrow - Varjoina kuljemme kuolleiden maassa
★★★★★
Blackened folk/pagan metal from Finland.



"Nothing bad to say. Love every song and the cinematics are very nice too!"
Listen: Moonsorrow - Hävitetty / Muinaiset @ Youtube.com


#2 Blut aus Nord - 777 - The Desanctification
★★★★★
Avant-garde/Post-black metal, from France.



"Haunting, atmospheric, dark, FRESH.... Just awesome album all around. (HAD to buy the Vinyl version!)"


#3 Ulcerate - The Destroyers of All
★★★★★
Progressive/technical death metal from New Zealand.



"Massive death metal release. Haunting and unique atmosphere through the album. Must listen, especially if you're death metal-head"


#4 Entrails - The Tomb Awaits
★★★★★
Old school death metal from Sweden.



"Best Old school death metal release of 2011. Nuff said."


#5 Benighted - Asylum Cave
★★★★★
Brutal death metal / grindcore from France.



"Amazing how brutal, fast and groovy one album can be. Love it!"


#6 Julma-Henri - Radio Jihad... SRJTNT vol. 2
★★★★★
(Underground) hip-hop from Finland.



"Back to the roots! Very similar to the (In)famous "Al-Qaida Finland" & "SRJTNT Vol.1" period. Great lyrics and some very cool instrumentals by DJ Polarsoul."


#7 Decaying - Devastate
★★★★★
Death metal / death-doom metal from Finland.



"Same thing as with Moonsorrow; Not one moment i don't enjoy and the longer the songs are (+4mins, up to +14mins) - The better! Death metal masterpiece and a devastating debut album!"
Listen: Decaying - The Aftermath @ Youtube.com


#8 Nailgun Massacre - Backyard Butchery
★★★★★
Old school death metal from the Netherlands.



"Pure fucking old school sound with no bullshit, right here!! LOVE!"


#9 Dead to a Dying World - Dead To A Dying World (ep)
★★★★★
Blackened crust punk / post-metal from United States of America.



"Whoa! Cello makes this so unique and beautiful. I really don't have other words for you than: Epic fucking crust! - Just check this out!"


#10 Altar of Plagues - Mammal
★★★★★
Atmospheric post-black metal from Ireland.



"One of the most impressive sounding post-black metal i've came across! Got this on Vinyl <3"





More five star albums (just out of the Top10 list)...
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Aaskereia - Dort, wo das alte Böse ruht
★★★★★
Pagan black metal from Germany.



"Wow! Never been much of a fan of the howling vocal style before, but this album changed my mind completely. "Als der Blick erlosch" is just pure awesomness!"


Anaal Nathrakh - Passion
★★★★★
Black metal / death metal & grindcore from England.



"Another fucking ace album from these crazy Englishmen. (''In the Constellation of the Black Widow'' still remains as my personal AN favorite though.)"


An Autumn for Crippled Children - Everything
★★★★★
Depressive post-black metal from The Netherlands.



"Very interesting album. I can't really describe the style of this band/album it's something totally new atleast for me and thats why i like it so much. Really unique sounding post-black metal."


Antediluvian - Through the Cervix of Hawwah
★★★★★
Blackened death metal from Canada.



"Dark, brutal & crushing blast of black/death metal! Sick stuff!"


Demonaz - March of the Norse
★★★★★
Melodic black metal from Norway.



"Very cool melodic black metal by Immortal's former guitarist: Harald Nævdal"


Demonical - Death Infernal
★★★★★
Old school death metal from Sweden.



"Swedish death metal at it's finest. Diverse old school sound with some melodic overtunes and eargasmic guitar tune."


Djevel - Dødssanger
★★★★★
Black metal from Norway.



"This is what Norwegian black metal is about.. Addicting debut album!"


Dodsferd - Spitting With Hatred, The Insignificance Of Life
★★★★★
Raw black metal from Greece



"Cold, black and RAW black metal with some black n roll touches. Great!"


Insomnium - One for Sorrow
★★★★★
Melodic death metal from Finland.



"Gotta give this a lot more plays, but my first impression is great - Very nice new refreshing touches. Best active melodic death metal band i know and they are from my hometown!"


Keitzer - Descend Into Heresy
★★★★★
Grindcore from Germany.



"No bullshit - just grind !!"


Mamaleek - Kurdaitcha
★★★★★
Experimental black metal from United States.



"These brothers produce some incredible atmospheric black metal! Wow."


Mitochondrion - Parasignosis
★★★★★
Blackened/technical death metal from Canada.



"Dark, evil and haunting release from Canada!"


Moradin - Ancient Stone and Mystic Woods
★★★★★
Blackened folk metal / post-black metal from Canada.



"Epic blackened folk/post-black album from Canada! Great atmosphere & very similar to Moonsorrow & Draugnim overall. Me likey"


Pyha - 맞불놀이
★★★★★
Atmospheric/raw black metal from South-Korea.



"Atmospheric and raw black metal from South-fucking-Korea! Production ain't as fuzzy as in his debut album ( "흉가" ), but still sounds raw (in a very, very good way). Genius."


The Atlas Moth - An Ache for the Distance
★★★★★
Sludge / post-metal from United States of America.



"Perfect mix of screaming and clean vocals here! “Holes in the Desert” = Epic!"


Vreid - V
★★★★★
(Melodic) black metal from Norway.



"Expected something huge as i loooove "Milorg" and although this album did not kick in as fast i have kind of fell for it now."


We Are The Damned - Holy Beast
★★★★★
Death n roll / crust from Portugal.



"Sounds like Entombed & Disfear have made a baby!"


Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
★★★★★
Atmospheric/ambient black metal from United States of America.



"Sort of similar to Altar of Plagues (above), but with more pure black metal sound. I like some of their earlier songs a lot, but I must say as an album this is my favorite, no doubt."






★★★★½ Great (a-z).





A Million Dead Birds Laughing - Force Fed Enlightenment
★★★★½
Experimental grindcore from Australia.



"Really unique grindcore... Can't really describe it well, you'll need to hear this yourself. All I can say is this shit's awesome!"



Blut aus Nord - 777 – Sect(s)
★★★★½
Avant-garde/Post-black metal, FRA.



"Interesting post-black metal right here... Especially loving the hypnotic closing track (Epitome VI)!"


Corpsessed - The Dagger & The Chalice
★★★★★
Brutal death metal from Finland.



"Crushing death metal release!"


Decrepid - Devoted to Death
★★★★½
(Brutal) old school death metal from United Kingdom.



"Killer death metal with heavy old school influences and both raw and brutal vocals! This will surely get a lot of plays for me and i've got a feeling it only get's better with every listen."


Desolate Shrine - Tenebrous Towers
★★★★½
(Old school) death metal from Finland.



"So...Fucking...Heavy!! Very glad to find this album/band."


Heretoir - Heretoir
★★★★½
Atmospheric black metal from Germany.



"Very good atmopheric black metal release, and awesome cover art!!"


Marduk - Iron Dawn
★★★★½
Black metal from Sweden.



"You can feel the battlefield while listening to this aggressive black metal EP!!"


Redneck Zömbiez - Shed Demo
★★★★½
Grind n roll from Hungary.



"Grind n roll... I Love it! Need more!"


Revolting - In Grisly Rapture
★★★★½
Old school death metal from Sweden.



"All you really need to know is already there ^ Swedish old school death metal! <3"


Septicflesh - The Great Mass
★★★★½
Symphonic/neo-classical death metal from Greece.



"Very interesting death metal release. This i must swallow first before i say anything more..."


Taake - Noregs Vaapen
★★★★½
Black metal from Norway.



"Great black metal with some sexy twists."


Toad - Rotten Tide (ep)
★★★★½
(Sludgy) black n roll from United States of America.



"Not sure about the genre here, but the music is GREAT! Sort of raw and aggressive black metal mixed with groovy rock n roll riffage. You'll have to listen yourself!"


Toxic Holocaust - Conjure and Command
★★★★½
(Blackened) thrash metal from United States of America.



"Some of the best thrash out there atleast in my opinion! Black metal influences are there also, as usual. Nice nice."


Undead Creep - The Ever-Burning Torch
★★★★½
Old school death metal from Italy.



"Holy fucking shit times two: Yes another old school dm album this year and yes another fucking sick debut album! Very dark old school sound!"


Vastum - Carnal Law
★★★★½
Death metal / death-doom metal from United States of America.



"Really nice grimy old school death/doom metal."


* Woodkid - Iron
★★★★½
Alternative(Soul?) from United States of America.



"The title song ("Iron")... Hell yeah! The grandiloquent symphony music mixed with his poignant voice just works. Would be awesome as instrumental as well, but i do like the vocals (and lyrics) as well. The rest of the EP ain't bad either. Waiting for full-lenght!






★★★★☆ very good (a-z).



40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room
★★★★☆ Doom metal, UK.
"Melodic doom with very impressive clean poignant vocals."

Ajattara - Murhat
★★★★☆ Black/dark metal, FIN.
"Doomy/dark/black... lots of good stuff here!"

Blood Command - Hand Us The Alpha Male (ep)
★★★★☆ Post-hardecore / punk, NOR.
"The energy! Really nice female fronted post-hardcore/punk rock trio from Norway!"

Blood Freak - Mindscraper
★★★★☆ Death/grind/gore, USA.
"Goretits! Nice groovy gore-filled deathgrind or something, haha!"

Bolero - Voyage from Vinland
★★★★☆ Folk metal, CAN.
"I'm not a huge folk metal fan (except black/pagan stuff), but heres some very good folk metal from Canada!"

DevilDriver - Beast
★★★★☆ Groove/death metal, USA.
"Not as good as early releases, but better than "Pray For Villains""

Dropkick Murphys - Going Out in Style
★★★★☆ Celtic punk rock, USA.
"The one and only: Dropkick Murphys! Beer drinking music :)"

Fukpig - Batcave Full Of Bastards (ep)
★★★★☆ Black/crusty grindcore, UK.
"Very nice crusty grind EP"

Haittavaikutus - Oma lehmä ojassa
★★★★☆ Underground hip-hop / rap, FIN.
"Best stuff from Panama Rayo since Al-Qaida Finland..
...Can't wait for the solo album!"

Havok - Time Is Up
★★★★☆ Thrash metal, USA.
"Killer thrash!!!"

Heavy Metal Kings - Heavy Metal Kings
★★★★☆ Underground hip-hop / rap, USA.
"Two chubby & viperish motherfuckers Ill Bill & Vinnie Paz :D Brat! Brat!!"

Immolation - Providence (ep)
★★★★☆ Death metal, USA.
"Heavy and dark death metal EP... Really nice sound!"

Iskald - The Sun I Carried Alone
★★★★☆ Melodic black metal, NOR.
"Fine Norwegian melodic black metal!"

Jane Dark - Voices From The Deep
★★★★☆ (Melodic) death metal, RS.
"Nice melody/riffage filled death metal. Gotta listen mooooore!"

Juju - Mustavalkosta
★★★★☆ Hip-hop/rap with reggae influences, FIN
"New discovery for me.. Nice stuff."

KYPCK - Nizhe (Ниже)
★★★★☆ Doom metal, FIN. ( Russian vox )
"I gotta say i like their debut more. Still another nice album by KYPCK."

Nader Sadek - In the Flesh
★★★★☆ Death metal.
"Very impressive debut for this death metal project by Nader Sadek!"

Necros Christos - Doom of the Occult
★★★★☆ Blackened death metal, GER.
"Very dark atmosphere with some dark interludes through this album"

Necrovorous - Funeral For The Sane
★★★★☆ (Old school) death metal.
"Awesome riffage!..and good album all around."

Nervecell - Psychogenocide
★★★★☆ Death metal, UAE.
"Ass kicking death metal release from Dubai!"

Novembers Doom - Aphotic
★★★★☆ Death-doom metal, USA.
"No words at the moment. Gotta listen more... Might be heading to the upper bracket :)"

Pohjolan Molli - Kelopuu
★★★★☆ (Underground) hip-hop / rap, FIN.
"Good underground hip-hop, w/ Finnish vox. (A.k.a. Huge L)."

Rotten Sound - Cursed
★★★★☆ Grindcore, FIN
"Guaranteed Rotten Sound. Not their best album atleast for me EXIT still comes on top."

Shining - VII: Född förlorare
★★★★☆ Depressive black metal, SWE.
"Haven't heard all of their earlier releases, but i must say this was pretty good. Gotta give this some more plays."

Sonne Adam - Transformation
★★★★☆ Old school death metal, ISR.
"Killer band.. Actually found this from Radio Rock(s):"Torstain Terävämmät". Thanks to Klaus Flaming. :)"

The Mutilator - Torn Apart Between The Worlds
★★★★☆ (Brutal) death metal from Russia.
"Crushing debut by this Russian death metal group! Nice variety with both female and male (growling) vocals and the mix of fast brutal death metal with a bit of old school sound is hella nice!"

Tombs - Path of Totality
★★★★☆ Blackened sludge / post-metal from United States of America.
"Found this band very recently and expected a good album, but this is a lot more than just good... This is some top notch sludge/post-metal."

Totalselfhatred - Apocalypse In Your Heart
★★★★☆ Depressive black metal, FIN.
"Good stuff.. Really enjoy the darkness and melancholy of this album."

Vader - Welcome to the Morbid Reich
★★★★½ Brutal death metal from Poland.
"Clearly not their best, but Vader still kills!"

Vomitory - Opus Mortis VIII
★★★★☆ (Old school) death metal, SWE.
"Last.fm recommends ( thanks! ) ...Very nice death metal with old school sound!"

Woods of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason
★★★★☆ Atmospheric black metal, AUS.
"Total suprise. Found it from someone elses journal and I'm very glad I did!"





★★★☆☆ Good (a-z).


Abinchova - Versteckte Pfade
★★★☆☆ Folk metal, SWI.
"Good folk metal. IMO those occasional female vocals were a bit strange/out of place, but other than that not bad."

Abruptum - Potestates Apocalypsis
★★★☆☆ Ambient / noise / martial industrial, SWE.
"Very ...Haunting and dark music. "Bellum" = <3"

Adept - Death Dealers
★★★☆☆ Post-hardcore, SWE.
"One of the few post-hardcore goups i enjoy. Pretty decent album."

Alestorm - Back Through Time
★★★☆☆ Folk metal, SCO.
"Nice (Pirate) folk metal. Works very well with alcohol... Yarr harr! ;)"

Alghazanth - Vinum Intus
★★★☆☆ (Symphonic) black metal, FIN.
"There are not too many symphonic black metal acts out there that i've liked much lately, but this is some goooood stuff."

Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising
★★★☆☆ Melodic death metal, SWE.
"Good album again from these Swedish Vikings. It's just way too easy for me to listen their earlier releases instead of this, so i can't really rate it any higher.
"Aerials" cover is great!"

Amorphis - The Beginning of Times
★★★☆☆ Progressive/melodic metal, FIN[.
"I must say i am a bit disappointed - It's not a bad album, actually id say the best with Tomi Joutsen. I was just clearly expecting way too much when i heard the news about Amorphis using some 'old school' influences."

Arafel - For Battles Once Fought
★★★☆☆ (Symphonic) pagan black/folk metal, IL.
"Good symphonic black / folk metal mixture from Israel."

Asa Masa - Jou Jou
★★★☆☆ Hip-hop / rap, FIN.
"Fun album. Asa knows what he's doing :)"

Autopsy - Macabre Eternal
★★★☆☆ (Old school) death metal, USA.
"Band i need to listen more. (Last.fm recommends)... This album is promising, i need to check some of their earlier releases too."

Blackguard - Firefight
★★★☆☆ (Symphonic) melodic death/folk metal, CAN.
"Nice mix of melodeath and symphonic folk metal."

Burzum - Fallen
★★★☆☆ (Ambient) black metal, NOR.
"This has kinda grown on me after time. I still prefer "Belus" from his more recent albums, but this has it's moments and definately a great sound. Varg knows his shizzle.

Cavalera Conspiracy - Blunt Force Trauma
★★★☆☆ Groove/thrash metal[, BRA / FRA / USA.
"Expected more. Not sure what, but more. Not a bad album, but their debut > this."

Debauchery - Germany's Next Death Metal
★★★☆☆ Groovy death metal, GER.
"Fun death metal...Nothing special."

Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction
★★★☆☆ Progressive (death) metal, CAN.
"I'm a huge SYL fan, and i like most of Devins solo stuff, but the project has not been as good imo. This is a lot better than the first album though and theres some awesome features here. Joe Duplantier (from Gojira) being the biggest positive suprise for me."

Einherjer - Norrøn
★★★☆☆ Viking metal, NOR.
"Good Norvegian Viking metal. Some very nice song structures and interesting folky elements. Song: "Atter På Malmtings Blodige Voll" really got me interested."

Enslaved - The Sleeping Gods [EP]
★★★☆☆ (Progressive) black metal, NOR.
"Good EP. "Alu Misyrki" fuckin'great track!"

Exeloume - Fairytale of Perversion
★★★☆☆ Old school death/thrash metal, NOR.
"Late 80s - early 90s death/thrash sound. Good stuff.
Closing track > the rest of the album."

Falkenbach - Tiurida
★★★☆☆ Folk/viking metal, GER.
"I like his older stuff a bit more, but this ain't bad."

Feastem - World Delirium
★★★☆☆ Grindcore, FIN.
"Good grind. Especially liked those few songs with Finnish vocals. More of that please."

Forgotten Tomb - Under Saturn Retrograde
★★★☆☆ Blackened doom metal, ITA.
"A blackened doom with various different influences. "I wanna be your dog" cover owns!"

Gae Bolga - Violent Metalstorm
★★★☆☆ Thrash metal, BEL.
"Filthy old school speed/thrash metal. Liked."

Gallhammer - The End
★★★☆☆
Black / doom / crust, JAP.
"Very nice all-female metal trio from Japan. Elements from black metal, doom metal and crust punk <3"

Ghost Brigade - Until Fear No Longer Defines Us
★★★☆☆ Progressive/melodic metal, FIN.
"Ghost Brigade has always sounded _good_ for me, but it's nothing special or in my favorites and this album again is not bad in any way, but it does not give me much."

Gorephilia - Ascend to Chaos (ep)
★★★☆☆ (Old school) death metal, FIN.
"Pretty straight forward death metal EP with old school influences. Not bad, not bad."

Hate Eternal - Phoenix Amongst the Ashes
★★★☆☆ Brutal/Technical death metal, USA.
"Last.fm has been recommending Hate Eternal for some time. Finally decided to check it out with this album... Not my favorites, but i need to listen this band some more... Its technical, fast and Br000tal as fuck!"

Julma-Henri & RPK - “HENRI”
★★★☆☆ Rap / Dubstep / Hip-hop, FIN.
"Interesting project with RPK's dubstep beats & Henri's rhymes.
A lot better than i expected."

Kotiteollisuus - Kotiteollisuus
★★★☆☆ Melodic/heavy metal, FIN.
"Nice album by KT. Has a lot more variety than some of their earliest albums."

Lampela & Lampi - Bensaahan ne pojat tuli hakemaan
★★★☆☆ Alternative hip-hop / rap / rock, FIN.
"Nice project by rapper Steen1 and actor/musician Jussi Lampi.
Mixed singing & rhyming and riffs & beats work here. Icing on this cake are the acoustic versions - Very nice album overall."

Lifelover - Sjukdom
★★★☆☆ Depressive black metal, SWE.
"Gotta listen more. Seemed like a decet album, with some very nice riffage!"

Maruta - Forward Into Regression
★★★☆☆ Techgrind / grindcore, USA.
"This is somewhat too chaotic for my taste. Im not going to force myself to like it any more than i do."

Mastodon - The Hunter
★★★☆☆ Progressive/sludge metal, USA.
"Nothing special in my opinion, but it's not bad either. I still prefer their early albums. Gotta give this another listen sometimes though."

Monkeys Are Machine Guns - Bill Cosbys Jello
★★★☆☆ Noisecore / grind, USA/UK.
"Crazy noise/grind assault featuring Mick Kenney from Anaal Nathrakh"

My Dying Bride - Evinta
★★★☆☆ Neo-classical (Doom), UK.
"Mixed feelings. Kind of letdown because it's clearly no doom metal, but on the other hand i still liked it and it sort of makes you want to listen all the earlier albums after you listen this through."

Necrophagia - Deathtrip 69
★★★☆☆ Old school death metal, USA.
"Cool, sample-filled classic/old school death metal"

Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
★★★☆☆ Melodic death metal, FIN
"Nice melodeath... Easily their best album if you ask me."

Otep - Atavist
★★★☆☆ Alternative metal, USA.
"I've always loved her voice! Another good Otep album."

Pestilential Shadows - Depths
★★★☆☆ Atmospheric/depressive black metal, AUS.
"Dark, atmospheric black metal. This album sure as hell has some depth.."

Petri Nygård - Kaikki tai ei mitään
★★★☆☆ Rap / hip-hop (humor), FIN.
"Very humor based Finnish rap/hip-hop. I think I was smilin' out loud the whole time I listened this album, so it can't be bad album? :D"

PUTRESCENT SECRETANCY - Reconfiguration of Reality
★★★☆☆ Math metal / Technical death metal / Djent, USA.
"Not bad - Not something id like to listen very often."

RoutaSielu - Pimeys
★★★☆☆ Melodic death metal, FIN.
"Haven't heard much melodeath with Finnish lyrics before. Not bad at all."

Sum 41 - Screaming Bloody Murder
★★★☆☆ Punk rock, USA.
"Never cared about this band before, but the new album ain't bad at all."

Trap Them - Darker Handcraft
★★★☆☆ Crust / hardcore, USA.
"I would love my Trap Them a bit more crusty."

Turmion Kätilöt - Perstechnique
★★★☆☆ Industrial metal, FIN.
"TKs latest dance album :P Fun to listen.. but I prefer the earlier more heavy stuff."

Violentor - Violentor
★★★☆☆ Thrash metal / crust punk, ITA.
"Nice crusty thrash."

Warise - The War Is The End
★★★☆☆ Thrash metal, BRA.
"If you want good thrash metal from Brazil this year, forget about Sepultura and check this instead!"

Wormrot - Dirge
★★★☆☆ Grindcore, SG.
"Good, but lacks something for me... Album cover = sexy as hell!"




★★☆☆☆ Letdown / forgettable (a-z).



Arch Enemy - Khaos Legions
melodic death metal SWE
Never really got into this band. Again i was curious if this release would have done it for me, but no. Theres shitloads of hype about this band just because of the harch female vocals, but it does not save the band.

Ava Inferi - Onyx
gothic doom metal POR
Expected more from what i had heard about the band.

Children of Bodom - Relentless Reckless Forever
melodic death metal FIN
Nothing like the good old days, (Something Wild ftw!)

Daemon Foetal Harvest - Where it Dwells
death metal AUS
Does not really do the trick for me... Meaby there's just simply too much awesome death metal releases this year or something, but this album probably goes under the 'forgettable' category.

Decapitated - Carnival Is Forever
(math) death metal POL
Too 'Meshuggah' for me... Might give this another change when i need some djent into my brain :D

Deathraiser - Violent Aggression
thrash metal BRA
Not bad, but the album doesn't make me want to listen it again either.

Demented retarded - Perverse Spiele Fotzendose
grindcore/goregrind CZE
though this would have been a lot more gore than it actually is.

Deviant Syndrome - Inflicted Deviations
melodic death metal RUS
"Vocals are pretty nice, but this just isn't the kind of melodic death metal that i like... Symphonic parts and modern twists turn me off"

Indian - Guiltless
sludge metal USA
"The Fate Before Fate" is very nice track, but rest of this release wasn't at the same level

In Flames - Sounds of a Playground Fading
melodic metal SWE
It has few pretty good songs, but overall nothing special. Did not expect much either.

Korpiklaani - Ukon Wacka
folk metal FIN
Some songs are fun to listen while drunk, but far from best by Korpiklaani.

Morbid Angel - Illud Divinum Insanus
tech death metal / industrial metal USA
Not an album i was expecting from these guys... I think i need to give this another listen though.

MyGrain - MyGrain
(modern) melodic death metal FIN
Not too keen about the modern sound and i also prefer deeper vocals a lot more.. --> off to listen some more Insomnium ;)

Norther - Circle Regenerated
melodic death metal FIN
After one listen all i can say is this was nothing special. I've never been huge fan anyways, but it seems that Norther are on the same route as CoB: The older - The better. And Petri leaving the band did not help one bit.

Opeth - Heritage
progressive metal SWE
I've always cares about the heavier side of Opeth, so this album is just not for me.

Sepultura - Kairos
thrash/groove metal BRA
Another letdown from Sepultura.... Well to be honest i didn't expect this to be anything special anyways. "Structure Violence" and The Prodigy cover were the best part of this overall boring & generic album.

Stratovarius - Elysium
power metal FIN
First of all: I don't generally listen power metal...at all. I do like to give it a try every now n then, and i felt that if theres a band that should do it - it must be Stratovarius.
I must say it ain't bad as i did actually listen the whole album without skipping (much). Yet again this will be in the category: forgrettable, and it didn't make me a power metal fan.


The Haunted - Unseen
stoner/heavy metal SWE
Has it's moments, but still a letdown in my books.

Vintersorg - Jordpuls
progressive/folk metal SWE
Instrumentals are pretty nice... bm vocals are very nice.... but the clean vocals along with Swedish are a too much for me. IF they would ever make album with only harch vocals i would probably love it.

Vitun Kova Ääni - Aikatauluis
hip-hop / rap FIN
Very chill Finnish hip-hop. Meaby not exactly my 'thing' (forgettable), although lyrics are pretty good.




★☆☆☆☆ Ugh! One listen --> Delete (a-z).



Jare & VilleGalle - Mustaa kultaa
★☆☆☆☆
(So called hip-hop) / rap, FIN.

"Humor filled 'radio-rap'.. Intro was the best part of this album."

Turisas - Stand Up and Fight
★☆☆☆☆
symphonic folk metal (battle metal), FIN.

"Battle Metal album is good, but this was some kind of "disney metal" bs! :D
Just not my pint of beer."









[ yet unrated ]

Brymir - Breathe Fire to the Sun (folk)
Devin Townsend Project - Ghost
DIR EN GREY - Dum Spiro Spero (prog)
Dirge - Elysian Magnetic Fields (sludge/post-metal)
Doctor Midnight & The Mercy Cult - I Declare : Treason (rock)
Dopethrone - Dark Foil (sludge/doom)
Dreamshade – What Silence Hides (melodic death)
Elzevir - Rise from Knees (melodic death)
Emalkay - Eclipse (dubstep)
Enduser - Even Weight (breakcore)
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light (rock)
Gigan - Quasi-Hallucinogenic Sonic Landscapes (tech death/grind)
Haemorrhage - Hospital Carnage (goregrind)
Hebosagil - Ura (sludge metal/core)
Hellcrawler - Wastelands (crust/death n roll)
Ildra - Eðelland (black)
Induxion Mental - Arruinados En Veneno (thrash?)
Insinnerator - Stalagmite of Ice (thrash)
Job for a Cowboy - Gloom (tech death)
Kauan - Kuu.. (doom/folk/post-)
Kolmiodraama - Jotain Tasottavaa (hip-hop/rap)
Kromlek - Finis Terrae (folk/viking)
Lento - Icon (sludge/doom)
Lifeless - Judgement Day (thrash)
Lock Up - Necropolis Transparent (death/grind)
Macabre - Grim Scary Tales (dm)
Maybeshewill - I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone (post-rock)
Medeia - Abandon All
Nargaroth - Spectral Visions of Mental Warfare (bm)
Nothgard - Warhorns Of Midgard
Obscura - Omnivium (prog/death)
Ouroboros - Glorification of a Myth (tech dm)
Owl - Owl (dm)
Sacrilegious Impalement - II - Exalted Spectres (bm)
Scale The Summit - The Collective (prog)
Skálmöld - Baldur (folk/viking)
The Skeletal - The Plague Rituals (oldskul dm)
Thromdarr - Electric Hellfire (melodic death/black)
Trivium - In Waves (metalcore)
Ulver - Wars of the Roses (ambient/black)
Unkind - Harhakuvat (crust/core)
Witheria - Vanishing order (thrash)


Comentários

  • INROK

    Thanks.

    Mar 24 2011, 18h40
  • TheArtistBox

    This is fantastic dude! A lot of genres there, i havent got round doing all the genres yet. Mine has some you don't have here. I have also missed a few. I disagree with Korpiklaani and Turisas. Although not better than their older albums, they are pretty good listens.

    Abr 26 2011, 12h36
  • INROK

    Thanks.. I'll check your list, i'm sure theres some good stuff i've missed this year.

    Mai 24 2011, 16h16
  • Velj_ko

    Moonsorrow, wooo! :D Nice journal.

    Mai 25 2011, 14h57
  • Guilram

    You should try new Alestorm's Album!

    Jun 12 2011, 20h03
  • INROK

    i will check it thanks!

    Jun 13 2011, 1h30
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