Best Albums of 2011 / Upcoming Releases


10 Ene 2011, 20:47

RIP this journal. Here's the upcoming releases I actually care about:
Dream Theater - A Dramatic Turn Of Events
Devin Townsend - Ghost 2 (September)
Nightwish - Storytime (Single September, Album December)
Old Silver Key (Alcest) - Tales of Wanderings (Sept 16)
We Came As Romans - Understanding What We've Grown To Be (9/13/11)
Angels & Airwaves - LOVE PART 2 (11.11.11)
Lunar Aurora - ? (December, hopefully!)

2011 Releases:
1) Format is "Artist - Album (Genre) (Best songs, if I so choose)"
2) Note that these ratings are based on the album as a whole, not individual songs. This includes production quality, how cohesive all of the songs sound, etc. I definitely prefer concept albums, which progress through a story or similar type of thing.
3) You will note I have a fairly eclectic taste in music. The fact is, if I listened to the album in it's entirety, it's going in here. If I couldn't finish, it's 2.5 or below, or not in here. Also (obviously) if it's bad it's 2.5 or below.
4) I feel the need to add "...blew away expectations" or "...disappointment" to the end of some of these. Should be self-explanatory.
5) Please comment/dispute these and recommend releases I missed!

1. Woods of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason (Atmospheric/Depressive Black Metal) (The Inevitable End, November) ...blew away expectations
2. Emmure - Speaker of the Dead (Deathcore) (Dogs get put down, Last words to rose) ...blew away expectations
3. Symfonia - In Paradisum (Neoclassical Power Metal) (Fields of Avalon, Forevermore, Don't Let Me Go)
4. The Project Hate MCMXCIX - "Bleeding The New Apocalypse (Cum Victriciis In Manibus Armis)" (Melodic Death Metal) ("Iesus Nazarenus, Servus Mei", "Summoning Majestic War")

...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Tao Of The Dead (Alt/Indie rock) ...blew away expectations
Dornenreich - Flammentriebe (Black Folk Metal) (Flammenmensch, Erst Deine Träne Löscht Den Brand)
The Foetal Mind - The Grand Contraction (Atmospheric/Depressive/Instrumental Black Metal) (Silence, The Collapse)
Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows (Melodeath) (Soul Journeys, Watcher Of The Skies)
Twinspirits - Legacy (Progressive Metal)
Winds of Plague - (Deathcore)

Burzum - Fallen (Traditional Black Metal) (Jeg Faller, Til Hel og tilbake igjen)
Condenados - A Painful Journey Into Nihil (Traditional Doom Metal)
Mercenary - Metamorphosis (Melodeath / Metalcore) (In A River Of Madness, Velvet Lies)
Power Quest - Blood Alliance (Power Metal) (Better Days, City of Lies)
Stratovarius - Elysium (Power Metal / Neoclassical) (The Game Never Ends, Move the Mountain)

Adele - 21 (Singer Songwriter)
Axenstar - Aftermath (Power Metal) (Agony, Signs of a Lie)
Bloodbound - Unholy Cross (Heavy/Power Metal)
Helrunar - Sól (Black / Pagan Metal) (Rattenkönig, Sól)
Moonsorrow - Varjoina kuljemme kuolleiden maassa (Atmospheric/Folk Black Metal) ...disappointment

Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising (Melodeath) (Töck's Taunt - Loke's Treachery Part II, Doom Over Dead Man)
Before the Dawn - Deathstar Rising (Melodeath) ...disappointment
Lifelover - Sjukdom (Depressive Black Metal) (Led By Misfortune, Nedvaknande)
Scheepers - Scheepers (Heavy Metal) ...disappointment

Dead Channel - Un-X-pressed (Nu-Metal / Industrial)
Jennifer Lopez - Love? (pop)

Holy Cross - Vaterland ("Epic Neo-Classical Metal"... good joke!)

2010 Releases worth mentioning, that I missed:

In This Moment - A Star Crossed Wasteland (Metalcore) (The Gun Show, Blazin, Bonus tracks)
Jónsi - Go (Ambient Rock?)
Spirit of the Forest - Kingdom Of Despair (Folk/Atmospheric Black Metal) (EVERYTHING, seriously this band could take on the "big" bands of the genre and win, go check them out!)

Eisbrecher - Eiszeit (Industrial Nu-Metal)
Ratt - Infestation (Glam/Heavy Metal)




2011 releases I look forward to (Taken mostly from Metal Storm, format is day.month or ········ for unknown, so I went a little OCD with this but it will be hard for me to miss an album release I'm interested in now!!):

········ Helheim - Heiðindómr Ok Mótgang
········ Protest the Hero - TBA
········ Fen - Epoch
11.01 Axenstar - Aftermath (Power Metal)
12.01 MyGrain - Mygrain
12.01 Stratovarius - Elysium
14.01 Theatres Des Vampires - Moonlight Waltz
19.01 Power Quest - Blood Alliance
26.01 Hibria - Blind Ride
28.01 Battlelore - Doombound

Hypomanie – A City in Mono
········ Norther - Circle Regenerated
········ ...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead - Tao Of The Dead
········ Symphony X - TBA
········ Shining - VII - Född Förlorare ...yeah right, this album has been delayed about 12 months already!
Sleeping Peonies
01.02 Stryper - The Covering
04.02 Omnium Gatherum - New World Shadows
04.02 Korpiklaani - Ukon Wacka
10.02 The Eternal - Under A New Sun
11.02 Emerald Sun - Regeneration
14.02 Dornenreich - Flammentriebe
14.02 Ava Inferi - Onyx
14.02 Lifelover - Sjukdom
Feb 15 - Dream Diary - You are the beat (
15.02 Neuraxis - Asylon
15.02 Ralf Scheepers - Scheepers ... 0_0 nice
15.02 As Blood Runs Black - Instinct
21.02 Moonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa ... THIS.
22.02 Evergrey - Glorious Collision
23.02 Turisas - Stand Up And Fight
23.02 DeadLock - Bizarro World
23.02 Before the Dawn - Deathstar Rising
25.02 Voodoo Circle - Broken Heart Syndrome
25.02 Woods of Desolation - Torn Beyond Reason ... so says metal archives
25.02 Mercenary - Metamorphosis
25.02 Shakra - Back On Track
25.02 One Man Army and the Undead Quartet - The Dark Epic... ... no idea but sounds interesting by name
25.02 Visions of Atlantis - Delta
25.02 Imperia - TBA
25.02 Jag Panzer - The Scourge Of The Light
25.02 Stormwarrior - Heathen Warrior
25.02 Coldspell - Out From The Cold
28.02 Heavenwood - Abyss Masterpiece
28.02 Ixion - To The Void

Kladovest - Atmosphere
········ Within Temptation - The Unforgiving
········ Blackfield - Blackfield III ...omfg!!
········ Sonata Arctica - TBA [DVD]
········ Paragon - TBA
········ Whitesnake - Forevermore
········ Autopsy - Macabre Eternal
········ Avantasia - The Flying Opera [DVD]
········ Myrath - TBA
········ Iced Earth - Festivals Of The Wicked [DVD]
········ Saxon - TBA
········ Divinefire - Eye Of The Storm
········ Pagan's Mind - TBA
········ Draconian - TBA
········ Blood Stain Child - TBA
04.03 Agnostic Front - TBA
11.03 Sylosis - Edge Of The Earth
Soundgarden to Release Live on I-5 March 22
25.03 Midnattsol - The Metamorphosis Melody
25.03 Wizard - Of Wariwulfs And Bluotvarwes
25.03 Symfonia ... confirmed release date last i saw
Crimson Wind, the Italian metal band featuring Thy Majestie singer Alessio Taormina, will release its debut album, "The Wings Of Salvation", on March 25 via Germany's Rock It Up Records.
Negura Bunget "Focul Viu
Lantlôs "Lantlôs" re-release with bonus
29.03 Blackguard - Firefight
29.03 Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising
29.03 dredg - TBA
Mar 29 - The Pains of Being Pure At Heart – Belong

Falconer - Armod
Alcest - Le Secret re-record ... done as of 10/xx/2010, just waiting on the label
········ Samael - Lux Mundi
········ Saturnus - TBA
········ Iced Earth - TBA
········ Primordial - Redemption At The Puritans Hand
........ Dragonland - The Return ... confirmed album title
········ Leaves' Eyes - TBA
········ Fuck the Facts - Die Miserable ...ooooooh
········ Rhapsody of Fire - From Chaos To Eternity, already??
15.04 The Poodles - Performocracy ... assuming it's live
29.04 Lake of Tears - Illwill

········ Devin Townsend - Deconstruction
········ Arch Enemy - TBA
········ Wolf - Legions Of Bastards
········ Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - A Sense Of Decay ... sounds cool
········ Devin Townsend - Ghost
········ Enid - TBA
········ A Storm of Light - As The Valley Of Death Becomes Us, Our Silver Memories Fade
Moby - Destroyed
03.05 Prey For Nothing - Against All Good And Evil
20.05 U.D.O. - Rev Raptor
20.05 HammerFall - TBA

········ Adagio - TBA
········ Venom - TBA
········ Wyrd - Death Of The Sun
········ Unearth - TBA
········ In Flames - TBA
········ Absu - Abzu
········ Virgin Black - Requiem - Pianissimo
········ Exumer - TBA
········ Exhumed - All Guts, No Glory such similar names
········ Summoning - TBA (Epic Black Metal) ... Yeah right, this will be pushed to 2012, at least
········ Kiss - TBA ... ??????????
········ Powerwolf - TBA

········ Gojira - TBA [EP]
········ Armory - Empyrean Realms
········ Der Weg einer Freiheit - TBA [EP]

········ Nightwish - TBA
········ Today Is The Day - TBA
········ Lacuna Coil - TBA

········ Vader - Return To The Morbid Reich (working title)
········ Steel Assassin - WWII: Metal Of Honor

········ Opeth - TBA

········ Serpentcult - Raised By Wolves .. sounds cool


Unknown, but expected in 2010 (No dots - mine carried over from 2010, not from Metal Storm):
Aesma Daeva ... album is written, needs to be recorded and produced as of 12/xx/2010
•••••••• Agathodaimon - In Darkness (working Title)
Albrah - Anjos Sem Asas (Power Prog Metal) ... apparently I made this artist up! No results on google. Perhaps a typo of Almah, or Albra (at least that one exists)???
Alchemist (Power Progressive Metal) ... "Alchemist are hibernating indefinitely!" as of 01/10/2011 T_T
•••••••• Alestorm - Back Through Time
Alkemyst (Power Progressive Metal... not to be confused with Alchemist) ... "working on new album" but no updates on it since at least 2009. Way to alienate your few dedicated fans!
Amesoeurs ?
•••••••• Amorphis - TBA
Amusement Parks On Fire (eh, who knows)
Anderz Wrethov (Pop but amazing voice, sounds like Andre Matos somewhat) ... Has had solo material on myspace since 2007, announced album in late 2008 and still has not released the first single from it. I give up.
Andre Matos - hey why not he's release albums about every two years.
AnnaGrace (Ian Van Dahl) (Dance)
•••••••• Ark - Aradiokaos
•••••••• Arkona - TBA
•••••••• As We Fight - Rockcore [Working Title]
Atoma (ex-half of Slumber) - Resonance (Epic Atmospheric Doom Metal) ... "Skylight is already recorded and mastered (January 2, 2011), and will be released in the fall of 2011"
- Unnamed band from second half of Slumber -
Aquaria ... They released past two albums in 2007 and 2009
Borealis (Symphonic Power Metal) ... two new songs as of January but no news
•••••••• Charred Walls Of The Damned - TBA
•••••••• Circus Maximus - TBA
•••••••• Cloudscape - New Era
Corpus Christii - Luciferian Frequencies ... done as of 12/29/2010 but again will probably take 2 friggin years to release it
•••••••• Cult of Luna - TBA
•••••••• Daylight Dies - TBA
•••••••• Delain - TBA
Desire (Symphonic/Melodic Black Metal) ... looking for a keyboard player
•••••••• Devin Townsend - Z²
•••••••• Diablo Swing Orchestra - TBA
•••••••• DragonForce - TBA
•••••••• Elysian Blaze - Blood Geometry
•••••••• Falconer - Armod
•••••••• Fates Warning - TBA
•••••••• Forever Slave - TBA
•••••••• Frostmoon Eclipse - The End Stands Silent
Grey Waters - Full-Length
•••••••• Haggard - TBA
•••••••• Insomnium - TBA
Kattah - Eyes Of Sand (Power Metal) ... sounds amazing, track list is set, touring with Angra in 2011, no word of a release date still.
Kreuzweg Ost - Gott mit uns ... summoning side-project, also heavily delayed! Originally supposed to release mid 2009, still no sign of it. why not put mp3s and a paypal link on your site? That's what I'd do, fvck labels and CDs.

Lost Horizon ... been looking for a singer for about 8 years now, please someone go help them out, even if you're terrible!
•••••••• Lunatica - TBA
•••••••• Megadeth - TBA
Necrophagist - TBA (Technical Death Metal) ... was told in I think 2008 at a concert it was coming "soon"... 2008 passed, then 2009, then 2010, don't expect it in 2011 either.
•••••••• Persuader - The Fiction Maze
•••••••• Queens of the Stone Age - TBA
•••••••• Ram-Zet - TBA
Rapture (Epic Atmospheric Doom Metal) ... Just no. No updates in at least two years. Vaporware. But it doesnt hurt to hope? They are still actively touring though.
•••••••• Rush - Clockwork Angels
•••••••• Satyricon - TBA
•••••••• Secrets of the Moon - Seven Bells
Serj Tankian - Music Without Borders (Alternative) ... not sure if this is even coming? System of a Down Reunion in 2011 though!!
Sigur Rós
Soulspell - The Labyrinth of Truths (Power Metal Opera including Edu Falashi among others)
Seth MacFarlane (creator of Family Guy)
•••••••• Stormwarrior - If It's Not In Your Bloode... You Will Never Understande! [DVD]
•••••••• SuidAkrA - Book Of Dowth
•••••••• Tesla - TBA
•••••••• The Devil Wears Prada - TBA
•••••••• The Fall of Every Season - Amends
•••••••• The Kovenant - Aria Galactica
•••••••• To/Die/For - TBA (Gothic/Doom Metal)
Unisonic (Michael Kiske, Dennis Ward, Mandy Meyer and Kosta Zafiriou) .. demos done, aim for release spring 2011
•••••••• Uriah Heep - TBA
Virus From Hell ...really want ... I think november 2009 it was announced there was a new album, nothing since. Sigh...
WhoCares "Out of My Mind" - In October 2010 it was announced that Jason Newsted would be joining a supergroup with singer Ian Gillan from Deep Purple, guitarist Tony Iommi from Black Sabbath, keyboardist Jon Lord from Deep Purple and drummer Nicko McBrain from Iron Maiden.
•••••••• Winds of Plague - TBA
•••••••• Wintersun - Time (Melodic Speed/Black Metal)
•••••••• Wolves in the Throne Room - TBA
•••••••• Woods of Ypres - Woods V: You Were The Light
Xandria ... new singer found, no word of release date still
•••••••• Xerath - TBA (Symphonic Epic "Film Score" Metal)

2012, probably (believe me my section for releases that didnt make it out in 2010 was massive, I'll need this):
········ Eternal Tears of Sorrow - TBA
Far Beyond (Epic Black Metal) ... confirmed from artist it will not release in 2011
········ Riverside - TBA
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  • hurricane_mario

    Hmm, figured out I can connect an artist when posting a journal, then edit it out, and the connection is still valid (This still shows up on Bruce Springsteen page)? Good to know.

    11 Ene 2011, 5:16
  • ivikozel

    June... Summoning ... hmm

    24 Ene 2011, 19:43
  • musicaddict518

    Feb.22 Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows D.R.U.G.S. (:

    6 Feb 2011, 7:54
  • Hadie_Hade

    loving this group <3

    10 Feb 2011, 7:55
  • Gounouman_hl

    Nothing new will ever come from Amesoeurs, unfortunately. Otherwise, great list, though, While Heaven Wept will also release "Fear Of Infinity" in April. Add them ;)

    11 Feb 2011, 12:06
  • TheArtistBox,13239.msg127399.html#msg127399 a death metal release list, being updated every week. my one on here i need to update but i also have a journal for your new release, more in depth than metalstorm i get news feeds from the actual labels and studios.

    12 Feb 2011, 19:41
  • hurricane_mario

    ^ not logged in, too lazy to register

    14 Feb 2011, 23:15
  • hurricane_mario

    My 4.0 star image broke :(

    18 Feb 2011, 4:57
  • ShinobiNoRyuu

    The new Necros Christos is coming out. Will be dope.

    22 Feb 2011, 3:06
  • hurricane_mario

    I stand corrected. ALL of my images broke. Too much bandwidth probably. Had a feeling this would happen. Off to find new ones..

    19 Mar 2011, 20:33
  • final_alert

    I love this blawg.

    20 Abr 2011, 23:09
  • hurricane_mario

    got all 3 albums people recommended. Thanks! will add after i listen

    25 Abr 2011, 17:00
  • wingkon

    There's just so much to keep track of! I still have to listen to Amon Amarth's and Project Hate's new albums and more

    1 May 2011, 2:25
  • hurricane_mario

    Indeed. Just added two of my recent favorites because I don't have time to try everything. Winds of Plague and Emmure, check those albums out

    16 May 2011, 14:55
  • hurricane_mario

    Oh, this journal is dead. I might get back to it but for now I have a life. I didn't used to. I recommend the new Rhapsody of Fire, Stormwarrior, uhhhh yeah -_- can't remember thats why I was keeping this journal! I'll maybe do a massive update in a new journal next month

    19 Jun 2011, 3:09
  • hurricane_mario

    Falconer and Alestorm too

    19 Jun 2011, 4:12
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