Here's a list of some other releases I'll only touch on that you guys should enjoy if you've enjoyed my list so far:
XIBALBA - MADRE MIA POR LOS DIAS
Technically, all of the songs on this album were made before 2011; It's just kind of like a full-length compilation of everything Xibalba has done up to this point. So I decided to leave it out of my 2011 list. That being said, Xibalba are heavy as shit
, and give Harm's Way solid competition for the heaviest band in hardcore. Most people either love or hate them; I love them. The only problem with this album is that a lot of the songs drag; hopefully they develop their sound more in the future. If you haven't listened to them yet, you're behind.
MINUS - HARD FEELINGS
I love this EP cover! Another great So-Cal hardcore band, super pissed off negative music. I think I prefer Soul Search more due to the vocals, but this is still great stuff. They should have a full length coming out this year; I'm really looking forward to it.
Track: Hard Feelings
EXPIRE - SUFFER THE CYCLE
I really want to love these guys, but I for some reason I only like them. They got some good grooves going on, I just want it to be more catchy. I'll see 'em live in April; hopefully that changes my viewpoint. I think you guys will like 'em a lot.
THE RIVAL MOB - HARDCORE FOR HARDCORE
For some reason this release didn't really grab my attention with anything special, but it does everything right. I almost get a little bit of a Weekend Nachos vibe out of it. Fast hardcore, more traditionally punky. Good stuff.
Track: Hardcore for Hardcore
...and that's about it! If there's something I haven't mentioned, let me know. I think I've had listened to most everything that came out this year and I'll let you know what I think of it. Thanks for anybody who reads this and/or comments, I appreciate it big time. Love discussing music with you guys!