|Djunior's 2011: Top 80|
A little late, but here you go.
Et le Diable Rit Avec Nous
|79||We Were Promised Jetpacks|
In the Pit of the Stomach
Scottish emo/post-hardcore with a post-rock influence
atmospheric black metal
We Don't Exist
I still have trouble placing a genre to this, which is a good thing. It's
definitely hardcore influenced for the most part, but there is so much more
going on here. Underrated album right here, check them out.
|75||Until Your Heart Stops|
In and Out of Youth and Lightness
Hoping For the Invisible to Ignite
You Can Just Leave It All
|69||Drugs of Faith|
|66||And So I Watch You From Afar|
math rock/post rock
|65||White Arms of Athena|
Let Yourself Be Huge
progressive post rock
|55||This Will Destroy You|
"post-grindcore"- As band as that sounds, this is a really catchy, pretty, but
heavy at times EP.
In your face heavy neo-monolithic rock. for fans of Helmet, Harvey Milk
Old Raves End
Great emo/screamo split by new and unknown bands. Shark Bait's sound
evolves to incorporate a post-hardcore side while still keeping to the sound
of their first EP, Still Growing (also came out this year and a must listen,
especially if you're just getting into the genre).
Do I Dare Disturb the Universe
Milk and Morphine
I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone
|46||East of the Wall|
|45||Bomb the Music Industry!|
Two tracks, over ten minutes each, of great post hardcore/post metal
The Hope in Forgiving & Giving Up Hope
|39||The Devin Townsend Project|
|38||Daniel Striped Tiger|
Living Room Songs
Heavy Rocks II
|35||Clinging to the Trees... / Nesseria|
House of Balloons
Life From Dead Limbs
Sulla linea d'orizzonte tra questa mia vita e que
Path of Totality
Blasts of Lunacy
|21|| ||Chelsea Wolfe|
The Harrowing of the North
Recently broken up stoner/doom/post-metal/psychedelic band. This is
Roads to Judah
Instrumental post-metal/rock from LA
Hate all you want, this is great.
Easily the best grindcore newcomers.
A whole six years later Ampere is still kicking ass. The whole album clocking
in at just over 13 minutes can be deceiving, but it is nothing less than
complete in my opinion.
I had this list near complete when this beauty popped up. Barrow are
showing that the whole screamo/post-rock thing is catching on more. For a
premier release, this is absolutely stunning. My favorite thing about the
album would have to be the huge range in vocals, both shouted and sung.
|10|| ||Baton Rouge|
Fragments D'eux Memes
Them damn French folk are pretty untouchable when it comes to screamo.
At this time last year, The Men's "Immaculada" was my favorite release of
2010. I loved every moment of it (and still do). I am glad that the band's
release this year was also amazing. While the noise punks got rid of a
good bit of the feedback and long song intro's, the still kept their dirty fuzz-
|8||Pianos Become the Teeth|
The Lack Long After
PBTT truly stepped up their game with this release, completely blowing
away my expectations. The whole album is beautiful.
Plains of the Purple Buffalo
Another great post rock release that strays from the typical overdone
format of the genre. The instrumentation is what really makes this album
so great. The band also makes great use of vocals. To me, vocals in post
rock are hit or miss. It is either good and complimenting to the music, or it
can completely throw off the flow of the song. *Shels does it right by
making them suttle enough to not overpower the music itself.
|6||Full of Hell|
Roots of Earth Are Consuming My Home
Full of Hell first caught my attention with their split with Goldust, but I never
really looked into them more. That being said, this album took me by
surprise. This album is nothing but an organized clusterfuck of all things
heavy, although the backbone of the album is hardcore. This is the band's
debut album, and they prove that they are not to be taken lightly.
I've been in love with Alpinist since I first heard Minus.Mensch and are
quickly becoming one of my favorite bands. I first listened to Masakari last
year as soon as I heard that they have a similar sound to Cursed, and
while they don?t quite match up, they are still really good and energetic.
This split is the best work of each band. It's like they decided to do the
split, thought "Damn, we need to show these guys up!", stepped up their
game tenfold, and came out evenly matched with their best sound yet. The
Alpinist side shows no mercy with its in your face, emotion filled crust, and
the Masakari side is equally in your face and sinister. Both bands deserve
more attention, and hopefully this split will get them just that.
...and so we destroyed everything
For whatever reason, I have listened to more post-rock and emo this year
than I ever have before. Before this year post rock had become
increasingly stale with every band trying to sound like This Will Destroy You
or Explosions in the Sky. Everything was so predictable and boring, but this
year there have been several releases that have renewed my faith in the
genre such as this one. Sleepmakeswaves finally do something other than
the typical build up-climax-slow down format that has taken over, but still
keep interest and still sound beautiful.
|3||Crash of Rhinos|
When I was first deciding on ranks for this list, I had Distal at number 19,
but slowly made it way up (waaay up) to my number 3 spot. For me, it is
without a doubt emo/post hardcore/screamo/whatever you want to call it,
album of the year. As this is essentially "emo", its is not sad or depressing,
but rather uplifting. The guitar work definitely sounds like another twinkly
Kinsella band, but the energy is pulled along with the vocals, bass, and
drums. Although it only consists of seven tracks, the album feels complete
and makes it's point. The band shows heaps of potential and will hopefully
be one of the next big things in post hardcore, especially since good
modern post hardcore is so scarce.
|2||Scale the Summit|
The Collective shows a more mature sound for Scale the Summit. They
have evened their sound out with less of a focus on the guitar work
(although still front and center and rip just as hard as before) and more
focus on the band as a whole. Their skill level has indeed grown and they
work together more, especially in terms of the two guitarists who mesh
their sound together seamlessy.
Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light I
The pioneers of drone have done it again with this one. Carlson switches
up a few things, but stays relatively close to the sound of the last two
albums. In comparison to prior Earth releases, Angels of Darkness is
slightly more melodic with more of a folk feel. When I first heard about the
addition of a cello I was skeptical, but it is really a nice addition. The drums
play more of a role and give more stability to Carlson's guitar work, which I
hope they continue to do in Vol. 2. While Earth still are not the "metal"
band that they used to be, they are still as great as ever. This album is a
great addition to their mesmerizing discography.