|Holy 2011 Batman!|
For the most part of this year my tastes were expanding back in rtime, it wasn't until I went back rrand thought about what came out rthis year that I realized how much good shit came out. List is rr4.5 and r4's from the year.
|38||Full of Hell|
Roots of Earth are consuming my home
4 Dirty, grind influenced hardcore.
4 Sit Back, relax.
4 Fairly tight grind.
|35||Today I Caught The Plague|
4 Continuing in the footsteps of their brother Canadian shredders Protest
4 Hardcore Ft. Justin Pearson
4 Continuing what they did on Majesty and Decay, fairly solid.
|32||Small Leaks Sink Ships|
Oak Street Basement
4 Sweet Indie with a hint of post-hardcore, band needs more recognition.
4 Metalcore done right.
|30||Dead In The Dirt|
4 D-beat, fuck you.
|29||Fuck The Facts|
4 These dudes know how to mix it up well, grind meets multiple kinds of metal.
4 Easily one of today's best grind bands.
4 Will Haven with more atmosphere and what I'm quite sure are 7 or 8
4 Honestly an awesome progressive rock record, they just need to sound a
tiny bit less like Thrice.
4 Not their best, but band continues to keep me pissed.
The Destroyers of All
4 Space in my death metal, fuck off.
4 Making metalcore sloppy again, band could be big if they keep at it.
4 Get Fucked.
|21||Clinging to the Trees of a Forest Fire|
|20||This Is Hell|
4 Bringing to mind bands like Integrity and Earth Crisis, This is Hell make
hardcore old school again.
Reports From The Threshold of Death
4 Junius attempt to be a bit heavier comes of quite well.
4 Heavy Converge influence with a solid chick screamer.
|17||Animals As Leaders|
4 Awesome vibe created by the whole band, emphasis on the band.
4 Old school, modern rap.
4 The sound of Mastodon just wanting to rock the out.
Roads to Judah
4 Another surprise for me, post-rock meets black metal.
4 Have such a soft for these guys, nevermind that they rock.
4 Chaotically Beautiful.
4.5 Another great modern sludge band, completely filthy at the same time a
little bit of heart shows through.
The Sum of All Fossils
4.5 Probably should be a 4, but the styles these guys throw together is
incredible, even it can be kinda sloppy at times.
|9||Cave In |
4.5 Album is dark and nasty at the same time it likes The Beatles.
The Hope In Forgiving & Giving Up Hope
4.5 Didn't want to 4.5 both, but their just so good.
4.5 Band is my surprise of the year, not usually my kind of thing, I don't
know if it's because their acoustic but this shit jams.
|6||Last Chance to Reason|
4.5 Literally video game metal, blows me away that this is their debut lp,
band also tears it up live.
Soft as butter, Hard as ice
4.5 Along with Thou, Palehorse are my favourite modern sludge band and
with this album they continue on the trend of being consistently awesome.
|4||Scale the Summit|
4.5 Best instrumental album of the year, band writes songs like an orchestra.
4.5 As bummed as I was to see them go, it was nice to see them come back
Our Color Green (The Singles)
4.5 It was pretty sweet to see some releases from Glassjaw, both ep's
they released are solid but I prefer this one.