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illuminatus917 11-27-2011 03:51 PM

illuminatus917's Year in Review: 2011
 
So the end of the year is quickly approaching. I think I'm speaking for nearly everyone when I say this has been an incredible year for music. I've been in to metal for about 7 or 8 years now, and while I haven't always paid as much attention to new releases as I have for the past two or three years, I can easily say there have been more stellar to excellent albums released this year than any other year I can remember. And I wouldn't feel right if I didn't credit this site in part. If it were't for you guys I wouldn't have found near what I've found now. Many thanks to Metal Set Lists and to all of you who have aided in exposing me to new and awesome material.

So, I've decided to jump on the "make a list" bandwagon and present my top 55 releases of 2011.

Okay, so here's how this is going to work. I'd originally intended on a 50 album list. After some late listens and revamping, and unwillingness to omit certain albums I'd already written blurbs for that had a spot on the list, I expanded it to 55. Here are some things you should expect, or keep in mind, as you read my list (if you choose to do so):

--No eyebrows should be raised when non-metal albums show up on the list. I assure you, there will be many. Metal should be the predominant genre, though.

--Expect reviews to become lengthier as the list progresses.

--Please keep in mind I haven't heard even a fraction of all the material released this year. In a way I feel guilty for even attempting an end-of-year list being ignorant of so many new releases.

--Know my interests are mostly in doom metal, black metal, and post-rock. If you're in to any -core, including grind, or tech-death, brutal death, deathgrind, power, etc, just don't expect to find a great deal here. There will be some death metal albums in the list, but no -core or sub death genres other than melodeath. ...Just a head's up.

--Please keep in mind my favorite albums are highly assessed on their emotional value to myself. Of course, emotional value is highly subjective. For this reason, this list is strictly "my favorite/what I perceive to be the best albums of the year." Not "the best albums of the year."

--Anaal Nathrakh will not be on the list. So to those of you preparing to give me shit for not including them, :finger:

--As you read, please don't hesitate to agree, approve, assess, share your thoughts, criticize, berate, etc anything I post here.


...Please stand by while my list is being finalized...

es156 11-27-2011 04:58 PM

[QUOTE=illuminatus917;418034]
--Anaal Nathrakh will not be on the list. So to those of you preparing to give me shit for not including them, :finger:[/QUOTE]

Way to kill the suspense! :mad:


[QUOTE=illuminatus917;418034]
--As you read, please don't hesitate to agree, approve, assess, share your thoughts, criticize, berate, etc anything I post here.
[/QUOTE]

I don't think you need to worry about that around here. ;)

Natrlhi 11-27-2011 04:59 PM

Looking forward to this...

mankvill 11-27-2011 05:45 PM

well if there's no anaal nathrakh then this list will undoubtedly be 100% SHIT

Natrlhi 11-28-2011 05:21 AM

[QUOTE=mankvill;418054]well if there's no anaal nathrakh then this list will undoubtedly be 100% SHIT[/QUOTE]We're all shocked to hear you say this. :rolleyes: :finger:

Epidemic Reign 11-28-2011 05:24 AM

Silly manks, never happy without anaal.

BloodoftheKings 11-28-2011 05:25 AM

[QUOTE=Epidemic Reign;418168]Silly manks, never happy without anaal.[/QUOTE]

:lol:

street_burial 11-28-2011 07:59 AM

[QUOTE=illuminatus917;418034]

-- If you're in to any -core, including grind, or tech-death, brutal death, deathgrind, power, etc, just don't expect to find a great deal here. There will be some death metal albums in the list, but no -core or sub death genres other than melodeath. ...Just a head's up.

[/QUOTE]

hmmmm you have piqued my interest with this statement. i now look forward to what is going to be a part of this list

Natrlhi 11-28-2011 08:34 AM

[QUOTE=Epidemic Reign;418168]Silly manks, never happy without anaal.[/QUOTE]That's just how he rolls, bitch.
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illuminatus917 11-28-2011 08:43 AM

[QUOTE=Natrlhi;418049]Looking forward to this...[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=ryan_streets;418207]hmmmm you have piqued my interest with this statement. i now look forward to what is going to be a part of this list[/QUOTE]

:fist:

Looking forward to yours too Natrlhi, even if it takes 'til July ;)


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