Northern Isolation


Top 20 Best (and Worst) Records of 2011 Pt. 1: 20-11
12/05/2011, 4:11 PM
Filed under: Lists and shit

Ok, it’s now officially December, meaning the clock is running out on the year. Looking at the list of significant (but mostly insignificant) black metal releases in the coming months, I see very little to be excited for. Sure there’s the rerecording of “Under the Sign of Hell”. I can probably guess how it sounds because I heard the original one (although the inclusion of Tomas Asklund should be interesting). Its existence is really only necessary if you bought heavily into the Infernus v. Gaahl/King feud. Anyway. Here are 20 records. 10 great records and 10 awful records.

 

Top 20 Best (20-11)

20. El-Ahrariah-Tribute to Bathory

(Iansmål: I put a covers demo on my top 20 list? Fuck you. It’s Bathory. And Watership Down references. And fuck you.)

 

19. Der Weg Einer Freiheit-Agonie

 

18. Marnost-Pukajici Svet


17. Alda-: Tahoma :

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16. Skogen-Svitjod

 

15. Weapon-From the Devil’s Tomb


14. Alcest-Le Secret (2011 Re-Release)

(Iansmål: I dislike all these re-releases, but this one had the decency to include the original tracks on it.)

 

13. Kladovest-Atmosphere


12. Embers-Shadows


11. Pestilentia-Pestilentia Demo


 

Top 20 Worst (20-11)

20. Ekho-Spitefull

 

19. GruwelDood-GruwelDood

(Iansmål: Still can’t tell if this is a joke or not. They’ve released other records since.)


18. Amelnakru-Monomania


17. Falgar-Crepusculum


16. Nuklearenpest-Consigned to the Black Plague

(Iansmål: Who once again, are not nazis.)


15. Heretoir-Heretoir


14. Burzum-From the Depths of Darkness

(Iansmål: In terms of quality, this normally wouldn’t have made the list. Yet, for Varg’s blatant cashing in and for how high I let my hopes get, this makes the list)


13. Wholy Failure-The Black House

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12. Vrag-Avarkoporso


11. Panzerbastard-Bastards Die Hard 2011 Re-Release

 

Stay tuned for the 2nd half of the list. There will likely be one or two review posts in the interim. The good will get better, the bad will get waaaay worse.


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