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Djunior's 2011: Honorables

2011 has been a decent year in music, lots of worthwhile releases, rbut ultimately few that will make their mark. These are the releases rI feel deserve a listen, but have not made it into my top releases of rthe year. Ill make a top 50 or so in upcoming weeks.
100Rosetta/Junius
Split


I was ultimately disappointed with this split. I Probably anticipated it too much. It is pretty enjoyable and for anyone just beginning to dabble in the genre, this would not be a bad start. To me, Rosetta has gone even more dull, and Junius has once again failed to wow me.
99Old Wounds
Terror Eyes


For having this so far down on my list, it has gotten plenty of play time. Still a relatively new band, these guys are steadily improving with every release. for fans of: Cursed (or any Calahan band), and Trap Them
98Little Sister
Repercussions


Nice sludge-y hardcore EP. members of Masakari and Cheap Tragedies (note: my avatar)
97Ringworm
Scars


Awesome release, but doesn't come anywhere near "The Promise"
96Thou
The Archer And The Owle


I guess it's my south Louisiana blood but I'm a big Thou fan. They can do no wrong, but this EP is not one of their strong points. still a solid listen
95Mogwai
Earth Division


Not exactly a fan of Mogwai, but this EP kind of changed my view on them.
94 Trainwreck
If There's A Light It Will Find You


A nice hardcore/screamo ep, but it seems pretty hit or miss. This band has put some previous material out that needs more Sputnik attention.
93Clouds as Oceans
Tides


Post-rock with some cool drums
921994!
Most Deaf


I always feel like this band is on the back-burner in the screamo world. They need more attention, this jams hard. Too bad it's only two songs.
91Pinch and Shackleton
Pinch and Shackleton


Not much of an electronic music fan, but I do enjoy it from time to time. If a fan to either Pinch or Shackleton this is a must listen.
90Palehorse
Soft As Butter, Hard As Ice


Good emotional sludge
89Tera Melos
Zoo Weather


solid EP, but in the shadow of their other work
88End Reign
End Reign


dark hardcore from England
87Hightide Hotel
Secret Somethings: Vol. 2


twinkle-y
86Dead In The Dirt
Fear


Another solid EP from DITD, but this doesn't show much if any progression from them.
85Zona Mexicana
Zona Mexicana


emo/screamo, for fans of: Algernon Cadwallader and City Of Caterpillar
84SSS
Problems To The Answer


in your face hardcore/thrash
83Young And In The Way
I Am Not What I Am


darker hardcore
82Title Fight
Shed


While this is a good release, Title Fight have somewhat lost some of their energy from prior releases.
81Swamp Thing
Swamp Thing


A slightly heavier release for the band.
80Big Business
Quadruple Single


"Two guys grinding out beefy hardcore as loud and heavy as humanly possible."
79Meek Is Murder
Algorithms


Sick shit, really fun listen, but will ultimately go unnoticed. I know nobody's original nowadays, but I can't help but think, "been done before", whenever listening to this.
78Low Places
Spiritual Treatment


raw sludgy doomy hardcore/pv. These guys definitely belong on A389.
77SLOTHS
Transit


This is some badass metalcore. They're attempting to do something a little different, but haven't found their niche yet. They have another release from this year that is worth checking out. ffo: Botch/Off Minor?
76Low Threat Profile
Product #2


This should probably be higher, but w/e. POWAHVIOHLINSE
75Noisear
Subvert the Dominant Paradigm


grind
74Touche Amore
Parting The Sea Between Brightness And Me


The hype train that TA was on collided with the one La dispute was on and killed every member of both bands. I find Touche Amore enjoyable, but just that. A good release that people are making out to be god-like.
73Decapitated
Carnival Is Forever


Wish they would quit evolving into Meshuggah. good nonetheless
72Explosions In The Sky
Take Care, Take Care, Take Care


I feel the fact that this album is so sub-par to EITS's previous releases, is the fact that there are so many post-rock bands out their that are copying their style making it hard for them to stay relevant. They are doing what they have always done, but it's probably time for some change.
71Toxic Holocaust
Conjure and Command


I never thought that I would enjoy a Toxic Holocaust release, but this put me in my place. They have made a more solid sound, that while different, is not unlike previous material. Thrashin'
70A Lot Like Birds
Conversation Piece


Quite a difference in sound from Plan B (which I loved). The more Dance Gavin Dance like sound does not really appeal to me, but I know they have a good (and bad) following. This is good, but sadly I won't be listening to it much more. Great album art though
69Tephra
Tempel


Tephra have changed a lot on this album. They got rid of some of their sludge inspired sections, which is usually a huge turn off for me. The riffs are more sophisticated with a good groove. Without a doubt their most diverse release.
68Departures
When Losing Everything Is Everything You Wanted


What can I say, melodic-hardcore has lost almost all effect on me. If this album would have been released a year or two earlier it would probably be in my top ten. It's a really good release, but I find myself not being able to enjoy it as much as I should.
67Red Fang
Murder The Mountains


Red Fang has improved nicely with this release. The songwriting and production are loads better than previous work, but they remain catchy and heavy.
66 Oathbreaker
M?lstr?m


Female fronted metalcore that is really nothing new, but they show loads of potential.
65Will Haven
Voir Dire


What a great comeback album. I was not expecting much from this, but was proven wrong. Their best release to date.
64Black Haven
Harmbringer


Crusty hardcore for fans of Tragedy and His Hero Is Gone.
63The Atlas Moth
An Ache For The Distance


Thought this would have gone over better, but it's still pretty damn good. The first half of the album is better.
62Maruta
Forward Into Regression


Grind band that recently broke up. At least they left us with this.
61Fuck The Facts
Die Miserable


grindy-metalcore
60Brutal Truth
End Time


Somewhat disappointing album from the legendary grind band. Really dug this at first, but it's slowly losing it shine.
59Child Meadow
Crispy BBQ Tofu Burger


French screamo... that should be enough
58Beau Navire
Life Moves


This album caught my attention pretty quick. Full of energy, but since Hours came out I don't want to listen to this.
57Beardfish
Mammoth


Prog. that'll leave you wanting more.
56Wolves In The Throne Room
Celestial Lineage


I'm sure everyone can agree that they can do better than this.
55Yaw
Australia


hardcore/screamo from Spain
5465daysofstatic
Silent Running


65daysofstatic have yet to top their debut LP "The Fall Of Math," in my opinion, but this is still a good edition to their discography.
53Long Distance Calling
Long Distance Calling


This is an overall powerful album from the post-rock group, but ultimately falls in the shadow of "Avoid The Light"
52Seraphim
The Light In The Distance


I can't believe I had to add this to the database. Seraphim are a post- metal band that prove themselves to not be taken lightly with this record.
51Voyage In Coma
You Appear Alongside Me


Simple and extremely catchy post hardcore EP. It'll be interesting to see what these guys do next.
50Griever
Inferior


Pretty solid stoner-hardcore. They remind me of Torche, without being a clone of them. There's nothing amazing about this, but I promise you'll get at least one of the songs stuck in your head.
49Wormrot
Noise


Super short EP, but it packs a punch. Just not as hard as their other material.
48MNMNTS
The Good Life


German hardcore that is catchy as fuck.
47Bastions
Hospital Corners


UK hardcore for fans of: Kerouac, Jackals, and The Long Haul
46Mitochondrion
Parasignosis


Apparently this came out last year, but Sputnik says 2011. Black/Death Metal
45Kerouac/The Long Haul
Split


Great work by both bands, but somewhat forgettable. The best thing The Long Haul has put out so far.
44Braveyoung
We Are Lonely Animals


dark post-rock
43Family Might
Floor Connection


This is some refreshing emo in my opinion. I can see where people won't like this, but if you like twinkly shit give this a spin.
42IMAKEMADBEATS
IMAKEMADBEATS


I don't listen to very much hip hop nowadays (not that I never have or don't anymore). Not sure what made me listen to this, but I don't regret it. sick shit
41Agoraphobic Nosebleed/ Despise You
And On And On. . .


I love AnB, but they killed this for me. Despise You's side overshadows.
40Joan of Arc
Life Like


While it may not be the best, Kinsella doesn't disappoint.. again
39Mahria
S/T Cassette


Emo/hardcore in the likes of Loma Prieta with awesome vocals.
38Industries of the Blind
Chapter 1: Had We Known Better


above average post-rock
37Dads
Brush Your Teeth, Again ;)


Emo/screamo that looks like a joke on the outside, but is really to be taken seriously.
36Woodkid
Iron


This isn't something that I usually listen to, but a friend turned me on to it and I dig.
35Lo-Pan
Salvador


Greg said it best, "Filled with bludgeoning riffs, pummeling bass lines, pounding drums and soaring vocals, "Salvador" is a stoner rock album that does slay hard."
34Todos Caeran/Gumilinski
Split


This is the first I've heard of Gumilinski. They're very reminiscent of Orchid (in a good way), and Todos Caeran are as good as usual with their more emo tinged screamo.
33Black Tusk
Set The Dial


Black Tusk have always been on my radar, but haven't really blown me away with anything. Set the Dial comes close though. It's their first release that I can actually sit through and enjoy without having to come back to it.
32Khann
Erode


If Majority Rule and Kyuss had a baby...
31 Cynic
Carbon Based Anatomy


When I think of Cynic, I automatically think of "Focus". With that in my head, Ive had a hard time getting into this. I love the fact that they have reinvented themselves, but I just don't like this as much. Not saying that this is bad (its definitely not), but doesn't have as much appeal to me, personally.
30Kokomo
If Wolves


Killer heavy post-rock
29Sabertooth Zombie
Human Performance III


Sabertooth Zombie has yet to disappoint. Nothing new for the band, but it still rips.
28 The Armed
Young & Beautiful


I love this band; they're raging and aggresive. Chris Pennie does a guest spot, which should say something. Wish they would do something to set them apart from everyone else though.
27Dikembe
Chicago Bowls


More twinkly emo stuff. Members of Wavelets so they sound somewhat alike, but there's an obvious difference. Album name and song titles are great too.
26Coerce
Ethereal Surrogate Saviour


"contorted, crushy and sometimes quite chaotic and gloomy post/experimental metal with roots back to hardcore but flavored with psychedelic and progressive spices being inspired by different bands from King Crimson to Tool and Pantera. find an unique path between progressive rock and metal and the noisy, stoner/doom infiltrated post-hardcore and merging these different styles into one they came up with something quite special and exciting."
25VYGR
Hypersleep


Other than the really obvious Neurosis/Isis influence, this is a really solid space-y post-metal release. My favorite thing about this is the fact that they leave out any long build ups to songs and get straight to the riffs.
24 Punch
Nothing Lasts 7


Love the band, but they're becoming a little stale, imo.
23Psudoku
Space Grind


"We have received an intriguing transmission after passing through a neutrino wave. We found there to be musical compositions encoded in subspace frequencies. Our lieutenant technician extracted these compositions and re-coded them in an aural frequency. They are now being studied by various institutions. It should also be noted that these compositions strongly resemble that of an early 21st-century composer, Parlamentarisk Sodomi, of the musical sub-genre "Grindcore". I present them to you for your own evaluation." This is weird as hell.
22Children of God
Coup de Grace


RAGERAGERAGERAGERAGERAGERAGERAGE
21Manners
Apparitions


Kicking Defeater's ass at their own game.
20Wavelets
Athaletics


indie/emo, for fans of: Dikembe, Algernon Cadwallader, You Blew It!
19Zomby
Dedication


Kept seeing this all over the site so I decided to listen. Not usually something I'd listen to, but I can't pass it up whenever it comes on.
18Eddie Brock
Eddie Brock


12 short tracks of badass modern powerviolence.
17KEN Mode
Venerable


Metalcore that pushes the envelope.
16Residuals
Grief


hardcore/screamo, band's debut ep
15All Pigs Must Die
God Is War


hardcore/dbeat: Pretty good follow up to the EP they put out in 2010.
14Imbroglio
Sleep Deprivation


Underrated hardcore/grind in the vein of Gaza
13Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate)
On Time Spent Waiting


I liked both EP's by this band about the same so Im just going to put one. I really didn't like them at first but it's really growing on me.
12Grails
Deep Politics


Psychedelic/post-rock
11Caravels
Caravels


great hardcore/emo band, can't wait to hear more from them
10Converge/Dropdead
Split


Dropdead side>>>
9Givers
In Light


Hometown indie heroes; lots of fun. FFO: Vampire Weekend
8Night Birds
The Other Side of Darkness


"The music has almost a threatening edge to it, much like the first Dead Kennedys album did, with quite a sinister sounding guitar that provides distinctiveness to their sound and works well in setting the tone for their output. It?s not all about the guitar, though, despite its prominence in the sound, as the bass provides some well-placed intricacy alongside the snappy attack of the drums. Given the surf element displayed by the guitar, it?s no surprise to find an instrumental track on the album, ?Day After Trinity?, which highlights the importance that that particular guitar sound has on the band. " -punknews.org
7Capsule [US]
No Ghost


This is a tough listen at first (at least it was for me), but after a while you start to understand it better and see that it's not just a mess. hardcore w/ skramz influence
6Fucked Up
David Comes To Life


A little long for my taste, but it's without a doubt worth the commitment to give a listen. Great addition to their discography.
5Kidcrash
Naps


So good to hear something new from this band, and that they are not breaking up. One of their best releases to date.
4Death Grips
Exmilitary


This enrages me as mush as most hardcore. pissd off blak ppl +1
3Mountain Man (hardcore)
Grief


I really dig this band for whatever reason. great energy
2Code Orange Kids
Cycles


If you're into hardcore and haven't heard this yet crawl out from underneath that rock.
1Namatjira
Poetry of the Wretched


screamo/post-rock
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