New Album Recommendations 2011



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Posted by IronAngel, 08.03.2011 - 23:09
I couldn't find a topic like this, so I'm not sure if there's a lot of interest in it. But since one of the biggest reasons for my coming here is to discover new music, I think we ought to have a topic dedicated to recommending the latest and greatest music to have just been released. We have staff picks and great reviews already, but a lot of stuff goes under the radar. So share your exciting new discoveries or the comebacks of old favorites with the rest of us here.

I guess it's nice to start this from the beginning of the year, but you can of course recommend some 2010 albums you think were overlooked, too.

My recommendations that haven't already been covered by MS reviews are, so far:

Crowbar - Sever The Wicked Hand: Kirk got sober and found Jesus. Good for him, I guess. It doesn't show in the music, which is as thick, sludgy and melancholy as ever before. Another solid addition to an incredibly consistent discography, if not quite their strongest effort.


DoomSword - The Eternal Battle: I've been pretty unfamiliar with DoomSword for a long time even if I've known about them and heard a song here and there. That's still the case. From what I can tell, though, The Eternal Battle is not quite as doomy and epic as their first albums but rather leans towards traditional heavy metal with the faster riffs and stuff. Pretty impressive nonetheless, there's something authentic and endearing about the band. (Couldn't find a sample, sorry.)

Weedeater - Jason... The Dragon: The sludge/stoner act Weedeater buzzes and crushes away with a deep, heavy sound that really appeals to me. When they're loud, they're tight. There's some strange filler and interludes on this album that don't really fit in, though.


Orchid - Capricorn: Orchid have released a lauded EP already, but Capricorn is their first full-length. They play groovy old school Sabbath worship. It's not new, but why should it be when it's this good?
01.01.2012 - 06:56
tea[m]ster
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Written by IronAngel on 28.12.2011 at 23:52

Written by The Turbanator on 28.12.2011 at 18:26

I would like to thank you. One listen and I'm already in love.


Wow, nice to hear. I should get back to *shels this week to review my years' end list, in fact. I haven't listened to the album for a while, so much stuff out there to hear.


like this too..found it earlier this summer!
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01.01.2012 - 13:59
The Turbanator

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Terra Tenebrosa's debut album is pretty excellent! Experimental ambient BM. Something different than others.

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01.01.2012 - 21:15
(((O)))

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Here is some excellent post-hardcore from last year Maybe not so much metal but I still think some people here will like it.
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03.01.2012 - 21:22
nana.MD
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IMO one of the best albums released this year...proudly 100% mexican, Agora (prog) ...check them out and let me know!!

http://www.agorasite.com.mx/



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05.01.2012 - 19:12
Zenzero
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Written by nana.MD on 03.01.2012 at 21:22

IMO one of the best albums released this year...proudly 100% mexican, Agora (prog) ...check them out and let me know!!

http://www.agorasite.com.mx/





Me encanta este idioma!! (I like this language!)
Good song! They remind me to a band from Catalunya, they're called Sharpsound.
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05.01.2012 - 20:00
nana.MD
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Written by Zenzero on 05.01.2012 at 19:12

Written by nana.MD on 03.01.2012 at 21:22

IMO one of the best albums released this year...proudly 100% mexican, Agora (prog) ...check them out and let me know!!

http://www.agorasite.com.mx/


Me encanta este idioma!! (I like this language!)
Good song! They remind me to a band from Catalunya, they're called Sharpsound.



Great!! Thanks I'll check them out
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05.01.2012 - 23:28
Vombatus
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Some quality spanish BM (love the second half of the song):



Also, Terra Tenebrosa is great greaaaaaat
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05.01.2012 - 23:33
Troy Killjoy
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Written by Vombatus on 05.01.2012 at 23:28
Some quality spanish BM (love the second half of the song):

Just discovered this about 2 weeks ago. Great stuff.
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06.01.2012 - 02:40
lordchadi

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The new band from the former of Tristania

Mortemia the album name " Misere mortem " yr 2010

not as good as tristania or sirenia but give it 7.5/10
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06.01.2012 - 17:07
FOOCK Nam

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Caina latest is nice, not bad if compared to his previous, this latest seems very most different.
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09.01.2012 - 06:46
The Turbanator

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http://obolusband.bandcamp.com/

This is pretty good! Atmospheric BM from USA.
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09.01.2012 - 07:04
The Turbanator

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Don't know if anyone mention this already, but Ash Borer's debut album is pretty solid.

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09.01.2012 - 17:50
Troy Killjoy
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Written by The Turbanator on 09.01.2012 at 07:04
Don't know if anyone mention this already, but Ash Borer's debut album is pretty solid.

I'm pretty sure a 2009 full-length exists.
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09.01.2012 - 18:37
The Turbanator

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Written by Troy Killjoy on 09.01.2012 at 17:50

Written by The Turbanator on 09.01.2012 at 07:04
Don't know if anyone mention this already, but Ash Borer's debut album is pretty solid.

I'm pretty sure a 2009 full-length exists.


checked in M/A it says their earliest release was in 2010? They were all demos and one split, except this one.
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10.01.2012 - 02:54
Troy Killjoy
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Written by The Turbanator on 09.01.2012 at 18:37
They were all demos and one split, except this one.

Ah maybe the 2009 release is a demo. It's still like 40 minutes long though. (I have it on my Zune and it's awesome.)
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10.01.2012 - 03:34
Boxcar Willy
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Written by Troy Killjoy on 10.01.2012 at 02:54

Written by The Turbanator on 09.01.2012 at 18:37
Random black metal chatter.

(I have it on my Zune and it's awesome.)

woah... You have a Zune? you trendy bastard.
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10.01.2012 - 11:39
The Turbanator

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From: Malaysia

Missed this, just got to know a few days back but what an amazing album. Highly recommended.

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In the name of forests; In the name of stars; In the name of all the seas; In the name of storms... Proud sons of ancient nation; Proud sons of sacred song in the wind; Proud sons behind a mirror of ice who told... Fathers of the icy age!!
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14.01.2012 - 03:15
InnerSelf
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Cool Melodic Death Doom from Russia
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19.01.2012 - 17:52
Vombatus
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Doom stoner sludgy stuff, me likes:

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14.02.2012 - 03:02
The Turbanator

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Bit late, but has anyone heard this? http://desiderium.bandcamp.com/album/an-image-of-solitude

Really good release.
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In the name of forests; In the name of stars; In the name of all the seas; In the name of storms... Proud sons of ancient nation; Proud sons of sacred song in the wind; Proud sons behind a mirror of ice who told... Fathers of the icy age!!
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14.02.2012 - 03:05
The Turbanator

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Written by Vombatus on 19.01.2012 at 17:52

Doom stoner sludgy stuff, me likes:




Thanks for this. Really good!
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21.02.2012 - 02:51
bamahammer
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Defiled - In Crisis
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17.07.2012 - 20:25
Koen Smits

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Written by Bad English on 05.04.2014 at 15:05

but spoil thius film is like spoil porn and say porn ends whit cum shot ...
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01.08.2012 - 17:25
MechanisT
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HOLY MAGIKARP is this shit good or what?
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