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Hyperion's Eoty 2011

2011 wasn't necessarily a good or bad year in general (except for rblack metal, which sucked ass). It had a ton of good albums that i renjoy but just don't think are good enough to warrant a ranking for rthe end of the year. Here are the ones i think warrant listing, in rpretty fair order.
15Autopsy
Macabre Eternal


Autopsy gets props for being the best of the 90's comeback album by a pretty large margin. Not really a best of the year but i ran out of albums and figured this needed mentioning.
14Circle of Ouroborus
Eleven Fingers


A strange mix of black metal, post punk, and ambient but it's good enough to warrant a bit of merit, even if the ideas are run dry by the end of the record.
13Antediluvian
Through the Cervix of Hawaah


I didn't really like this at first but it's grown on me a lot. Sounds like a mix of Incantation riffs and the crawling style of some of the other better known Aussie DM bands.
12Encoffination
O Hell, Shine In Thy Whited Sepulchres


It sounds like Encoffination, its as good as Encoffination, i like Encoffination.
11Gorephilia
Ascend to Chaos


In all truthfulness i shouldn't like this as much as i do, but there's this unmistakable Finnish charm that makes me love this. Can't wait for a full length.
10Cruciamentum
Engulfed in Desolation


It sounds like Cruciamentum, just more polished. Same formula as the CoCC demo with the same amount of putrid death metal. Unsanctified Temples is their best track to date.
9Oneohtrix Point Never
Replica


Ambient electronic that channels the works of Vangelis if he were a broken tape recorder. Glitchy and abstract but works really well for what it is.
8Reclusa
The Anticonscience


I only listened to this a few weeks ago, but it deserves a spot on most eoty lists and sadly wont. Godflesh worship at its best with noise and ritual ambient that doesn't forget how to be interesting. A skullfuck yes, but a good one.
7Lantlos
Agape


I love this band. I love their style, i love their approach, and i love the sound that comes as a result. They used to be a black metal derivative but that is long past. Agape is a record that sounds like Lantlos and nothing else, and that's what makes is so good.
6Flourishing
The Sum of All Fossils


On the opposite end of the spectrum, Flourishing try something different and fall a bit short due to lack of direction and a few other minor flaws. That still doesn't take away from the fact that this is a great record from a band that deserves to be watched.
5Blaspherian
Infernal Warriors of Death


Blaspherian perfectly embody the phrase "if it ain't broke, dont fix it". Nothing here is new, revolutionary, or even really unique. It's just really fucking good, and i think there's something to be said for that kind of approach.
4The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation
Anthropomorphic


It's like watching your soul evaporate into oblivion.
3Tim Hecker
Ravedeath, 1972


With Ravedeath, Tim Hecker has evolved his abstract brand of ambient to a point that i don't think will be reached again in a long time. It's not his best work, but it also occupies a different space than much of his other material, so comparing is rather useless.
2Colin Stetson
New History Warfare, Vol 2: Judges


Another one of the years best. The album is less music than it is an experiment with the boundaries of an instrument. But the result is something that ends up being wonderful even in its abstractness.
1Jenny Hval
Viscera


I love this album. I don't think it's an album of the year. I ranked it this high simply because there was nothing else i thought deserved this spot. It's still a wonderful album though and i think Miss Hval has better things in store for us later in her career.
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