Sunday, July 3, 2011

The Best of 2011... So Far.

Every year is a good year for metal. Even when some of your favorites don't release new albums, there are scores of new bands, fighting for your attention. So, Murmaider and Hell22 have compiled a list of their top 10 favorite metal albums of the first half of this year. Check out the lists, and corresponding reviews.

Keep in mind that the lists are not based on the Sorrow Eternal reviews, but rather their personal enjoyment of each album. And just think, the year is only half over! We still have new albums from Chimaira (8/16), Dream Theater (9/13), Opeth (9/20), Mastodon, and so many more.

Hell22's Top 10

1. Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times (review)
2. Draconian - A Rose For The Apocalypse (review)
3. Symphony X - Iconoclast (review)
4. Brymir - Breathe Fire To The Sun (review)
5. Arafel - For Battles Once Fought (review)
6. Hell - Human Remains (review)
7. Moonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa (review)
8. Suidakra - The Book Of Dowth (review)
9. Crimfall - Writ Of Sword (review)
10. Tersivel - For One Pagan Brotherhood (review)

Murmaider's Top 10

1. Stratovarius - Elysium (review)
2. Within Temptation - The Unforgiving (review)
3. Amon Amarth - Surtur Rising (review)
4. Draconian - A Rose For The Apocalypse (review)
5. Burzum - Fallen (review)
6. Moonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa (review)
7. Amorphis - The Beginning Of Times (review)
8. My Dying Bride - Evinta (review)
9. Tersivel - For One Pagan Brotherhood (review)
10. Brymir - Breathe Fire To The Sun (review)

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