Here's another few examples of albums I've really, really dug in 2011, but still didn't make it onto my upcoming top 20. Imagine how fucking exciting this list is if these didn't even make the cut! Fucking hell!
For those of you who, rather like yours truly, wishes Aerosmith had died in a hotel fire in 1975 before pissing on the legacy of the first three album, Rival Sons is a real treats. Out of all of the retro rockers making the rounds these days, it's nice to have at least one taking most of their cues from the early years of "The Bad Boys from Boston".
Will Haven's Harvesting Our Burdens has to be my favorite among these five, as it probably has the most twisted, fucked up riff I've heard all year. Guitarist Jeff Irwin schools all of the abominable djent brats active today on how to write and perform a Fredrik Thordendal riff better than Fredrik Thordendal.
(mp3) The Project Hate MCMZCIX - A revelation of desecrated heavens
Available on Bleeding The New Apocalypse (Cum Victriciis In Manibus Armis) (2011)
(mp3) Will Haven - Harvesting our burdens
Available on Voir Dire (2011)
(mp3) Black Cobra - Avalanche
Available on Invernal (2011)
(mp3) Black Tusk - Crossroads and thunder
Available on Set the Dial (2011)
(mp3) Rival Sons - Torture
Available on Pressure and Time (2011)