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Old 11-15-2011, 05:57 PM   #1
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AOTY 2011

its about a little more than a month and a half til 2012, so in your opinion what were the best releases of 2011
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:03 PM   #2
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Probs gonna be Vildhjarta's Masstaden for me. I cannot fucking wait.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:07 PM   #3
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:10 PM   #4
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If I had to pick one album....
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:14 PM   #5
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Yes.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:17 PM   #6
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im gonna have to say my favorite album this year is Alarum : Natural Causes...

that album is fucking amazing
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:20 PM   #7
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I thought the new Alarum was utterly by the numbers and generic as fuck
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:32 PM   #8
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it's a hard hard pick... these are my favorites though

















I know these are a lot but it's tough narrowing it down... there's a few more still to be released though, like the new Tenhi and Vektor.
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:34 PM   #9
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Ulcerate and Animals as Leaders
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:48 PM   #10
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New Dim Mak, Vengeful (Already heard it months ago (/flayed)), Sonne Adam, Execration, Esoteric, Obscura, Gigan, Entrails, etc. I don't know.

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Old 11-15-2011, 06:54 PM   #11
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Nah.

Also, I don't know if it's truly Album of the Year, but it's the only thing I've really liked this year.

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Old 11-15-2011, 06:55 PM   #12
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My 2011 favorites at the moment. Inquisition, Absu and more could easily end up taking it, in my opinion. The Gates of Slumber, Ulcerate, Condemned, haven't even heard the new Esoteric yet...
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Old 11-15-2011, 06:59 PM   #13
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AltarsofMadness turned me on to that new Putridity and it's pretty ridiculous. It's up there for me too.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:02 PM   #14
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:04 PM   #15
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Psalms got re-issued this year so i pick that.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:07 PM   #16
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I personally think that The Prodigal Empire was a huge let-down. Couldn't get into one single song. Their debut EP was awesome /so much better IMO.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:12 PM   #17
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Noisear - Subvert The Dominant Paradigm
Wormrot - Dirge
Gride - Záškuby Chaosu
Brutal Truth - End Time
Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats - Bloodlust
Craft - Void
Death Grips - Ex Military
Yob - Atma
Beastie Boys - Hot Sauce Committee Part 2
Stoner Kebab - Superdoom

...If I had to pick a top 10 it would change everyday but, these are some of my favorites for sure. That Uncle Acid album probably gets more plays than anything else the last few weeks... Big thanks to whoever mentioned it a while back.
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:20 PM   #18
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I personally think that The Prodigal Empire was a huge let-down. Couldn't get into one single song. Their debut EP was awesome /so much better IMO.
Really? I thought the EP was solid, but enjoyed the album more. Different strokes, I guess!

BTW - looking forward to First Fragments album, when's that due?
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:29 PM   #19
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If I had to pick one album....
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:32 PM   #20
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:35 PM   #21
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Keep in mind the new Vengeful isnt out yet either. That should be awesome.

Sulaco was good too, yeah. Lotta interesting stuff this year.

Next year will be good too - Gorguts and SoP, yay!
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Old 11-15-2011, 07:47 PM   #22
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1.) Ulcerate - The Destroyers of All & Immortal Technique - The Martyr
2.) Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Sects & The Desanctification
3.) Turbid North - Orogeny
4.) Trapped Uncer Ice - Big Kiss Goodnight
5.) Insomnium - One for Sorrow
6.) Mastodon - The Hunter
7.) Entrails - The Tomb Awaits
8.) Action Bronson - Bon Apettit.... Bitch!!!!!
9.) Pulling Teeth - Funerary
10.) Ringworm - Scars


haven't listened through the new Esoteric completely tonight. Will probably do so tonight with some xWEEDx, no lights, and Bose headphones.

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Old 11-15-2011, 08:10 PM   #23
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^Glad to see someone else enjoyed the new Entrails album as well.
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maruta - forward...
exhumed - all guts no glory
tom waits - bad as me
gridlink, condemned, esoteric... that's all i can think of at the moment
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:34 PM   #25
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I'm going to post this again just because the artwork is so ridiculously bad for such a great album... I'm sure it's been overlooked so if you like doom this album takes you through every style and blends it really well without having a copy/paste feel. Really fun album



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Old 11-15-2011, 08:41 PM   #26
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For me, it actually turned out to be the new Cynic. The album grew on me immensely.
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:43 PM   #27
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:55 PM   #28
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upon further inspection i was surprised how much good shit came out this year. enough so that i can assemble a top 10:

sulaco - build & burn
flourishing - the sum of all fossils
electro quarterstaff - aykroyd
mastodon - the hunter
autopsy - macabre eternal
absu - abzu
maruta - forward into regression
zebulon pike - space is the corpse of time
noisear - subvert the dominant paradigm
hella - tripper
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I thought the new Alarum was utterly by the numbers and generic as fuck
you would think that
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:59 PM   #30
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New Dim Mak
Did that leak already?



Esoteric, Mitochondrion, Blut Aus Nord, and Gridlink were my favorites this year.

Edit: Forgot about Execration. Really liked that one.

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