Our 2011 Picks in Music

There was way too much good music this year to try and constrain to a top ten list. Here’s what we dug this year:

  • Absu - Abzu
  • Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising
  • The Atlas Moth - An Ache for Distance
  • Black Cobra - Invernal
  • The Black Dahlia Murder - Ritual
  • Cave In - White Silence
  • Craft - Void
  • Dark Castle - Surrender to All Life Beyond Form
  • Deafheaven - Roads to Judah
  • East of the Wall - The Apologist
  • Falls of Rauros - The Light that Dwells in Rotten Wood
  • Fuck the Facts - Die Miserable
  • Helms Alee - Weatherhead
  • The Human Abstract - Digital Veil
  • Indian - Guiltless
  • KEN Mode - Venerable
  • Krallice - Diotima
  • Mastodon - The Hunter
  • Origin - Entity
  • Red Fang - Murder the Mountains
  • Rwake - Rest
  • Skeletonwitch - Forever Abomination
  • Speedwolf - Ride with Death
  • Tombs - Path of Totality
  • Trap Them - Darker Handcraft
  • Ulcerate - The Destroyers of All
  • Veil of Pnath - The Prodigal Empire
  • Weedeater - Jason… the Dragon
  • Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial Lineage
  • Wolvhammer - The Obsidian Plains

On the Lighter Side:

  • And So I Watch You From Afar - Gangs
  • Austra - Feel It Break
  • Battles - Gloss Drop
  • The Globes - Future Self
  • Man Man - Life Fantastic
  • The Tree Ring - Generous Shadows
  • Typhoon - A New Kind of House
  • Zola Jesus - Conatus