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Djunior's 2011: Top 80

A little late, but here you go.
80Kickback
Et le Diable Rit Avec Nous


dark-hardcore
79We Were Promised Jetpacks
In the Pit of the Stomach


Scottish emo/post-hardcore with a post-rock influence
78Vektor
Outer Isolation


thrash
77Panopticon
Social Disservices


atmospheric black metal
76 Pala
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.
75Until Your Heart Stops
Errors


hardcore
74Young Widows
In and Out of Youth and Lightness


post hardcore
73FareWell Poetry
Hoping For the Invisible to Ignite


post-rock
72Giraffes? Giraffes!
Pink Magick


math-rock/post-rock
71Jowls
Cunt Punch


screamo/post-hardcore
70Prawn
You Can Just Leave It All


emo
69Drugs of Faith
Corroded


hardcore/grind
68Ash Borer
Ash Borer


black metal
67Pygmy Lush
Old Friends


folk/noise-rock
66And So I Watch You From Afar
Gangs


math rock/post rock
65White Arms of Athena
Astrodrama


progressive metal
64Mastodon
The Hunter


metal
63Owen
Ghost Town


emo
62Immolation
Providence


death metal
61Rwake
Rest


sludge/doom
60Cloudkicker
Let Yourself Be Huge


progressive post rock
59Gridlink
Orphan


grind
58Todos Caeran
After Dark


emo/screamo
57Beyond Creation
The Aura


death metal
56Joyce Manor
Joyce Manor


pop punk
55This Will Destroy You
Tunnel Blanket


post rock
54Dionaea
Still


"post-grindcore"- As band as that sounds, this is a really catchy, pretty, but heavy at times EP.
53Whores.
Ruiner


In your face heavy neo-monolithic rock. for fans of Helmet, Harvey Milk
52Swarms
Old Raves End


dubstep/ambient/experimental
51Shark Bait/Adaje
Split


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).
50Old Gray
Do I Dare Disturb the Universe


emo
49Unkind
Harhakuvat


crust/dbeat
48 Alkahest
Milk and Morphine


sludge/post metal
47Maybeshewill
I Was Here For A Moment, Then I Was Gone


post rock
46East of the Wall
The Apologist


post metal
45Bomb the Music Industry!
Vacation


punk/ska
44God Harvest
Demo 2011


hardcore
43Blu
No York!


hip hop
42Hourvari
EP


Two tracks, over ten minutes each, of great post hardcore/post metal
41CityCop
The Hope in Forgiving & Giving Up Hope


screamo/post-hardcore, this>Seasons
40Immortal Technique
The Martyr


rap
39The Devin Townsend Project
Ghost


progressive
38Daniel Striped Tiger
No Difference


screamo/emo
37Olafur Arnalds
Living Room Songs


neo-classical/post rock
36Boris
Heavy Rocks II


psychedelic/experimental metal
35Clinging to the Trees... / Nesseria
Split


grindcore/dark-hardcore
34Tim Hecker
Ravedeath, 1972


electronic/classical
33The Weeknd
House of Balloons


hip hop
32Rotten Sound
Cursed


grind
31Cave In
White Silence


metalcore
30Iselia
Life From Dead Limbs


post hardcore
29 Raein
Sulla linea d'orizzonte tra questa mia vita e que


screamo
28Trap Them
Darker Handcraft


hardcore/crust
27Tombs
Path of Totality


metal/psychedelic
26Plum
Hoax


Polish noise-rock
25CunninLynguists
Oneirology


hip hop
24Pulling Teeth
Funerary


hardcore
23Russian Circles
Empros


post rock
22 Omegas
Blasts of Lunacy


hardcore/punk
21 Chelsea Wolfe
??????????


folk/doom
20Algernon Cadwallader
Parrot Flies


emo
19Beau Navire
Hours


screamo
18Weekend Nachos
Worthless


power-violence/hardcore
17Wiht
The Harrowing of the North


Recently broken up stoner/doom/post-metal/psychedelic band. This is really epic.
16Deafheaven
Roads to Judah


black metal/shoegaze
15Barrows
Imprecari Island


Instrumental post-metal/rock from LA
14Light Bearer
Lapsus


Hate all you want, this is great.
13Wormrot
Dirge


Easily the best grindcore newcomers.
12Ampere
Like Shadows


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.
11Barrow
Being Without


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.
9The Men
Leave Home


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- y sound.
8Pianos 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.
7*Shels
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.
6Full 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.
5Alpinist/Masakari
Split


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.
4Sleepmakeswaves
...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.
3Crash of Rhinos
Distal


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.
2Scale the Summit
The Collective


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.
1Earth
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.
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