LebMetal’s Top Releases of 2011
Jan 1st 2012 admin What do you think?

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2011 was a great year for Rock/Metal, especially for Progressive Rock, as all major artists released albums or EPs. We also saw some impressive releases by Lebanese musicians, like Alan Azar’s “The Cosmologist”, Monarchy’s “The Rise And Fall At Lantis”, Patrick Ziade’s “String Theory”, Roswell’s “Out Of Reach”, Kaoteon’s “Veni Vidi Vomui”, Anurzym’s “Worm’s Eye View”, Voice Of The Soul’s “Into Oblivion” and Bader Nana’s “Wormwood”.

The following is a list of “Top 10 Releases of 2011” lists by staff members and contributors; as always, feel free to share yours in the comments.

1- Opeth – Heritage
2- Pain Of Salvation – Road Salt Two
3- Leprous – Bilateral
4- Steven Wilson – Grace For Drowning
5- Myrath – Tales Of The Sands
6- Dark Suns – Orange
7- Turisas – Stand Up And Fight
8- Scale The Summit – The Collective
9- Nightwish – Imaginaerum
10- Thomas Giles – Pulse

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6E8FlGHvN1g

  • Rami Rouhana’s Top 10 Releases of 2011 (Staff)

1- Myrath – Tales of Sands
2- Opeth – Heritage
3- Wolverine – Communication Lost
4- Unexpect – Fables of the Sleepless Empire
5- Pain of Salvation – Road Salt Two
6- Dark Suns – Orange
7- Septic Flesh – The Great Mass
8- Anuryzm – Worms Eye View
9- Andromeda – Manifest Tranny
10- Bader Nana – Wormwood

  • Amer Alameddine’s Top 10 Releases of 2011 (Staff)

1- Opeth – Heritage
2- Decapitated – Carnival is Forever
3- Obscura – Omnivium
4- Amon Amarth – Surtur Rising
5- Mastodon – The Hunter
6- Arch Enemy – Khaos Legions
7- TesseracT – One
8- Animals As Leaders – Weightless
9- Mr. Big – What if…
10- Whitesnake – Forevermore

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMN_RZlqRqE

  • Karim Koreitem’s Top 10 Releases of 2011 (Contributor)

1- Scale the Summit – The Collective
2- Blotted Science – The Animation of Entomology (EP)
3- Opeth – Heritage
4- Haken – Visions
5- Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
6- Autopsy – Macabre Eternal
7- Animals as Leaders – Weightless
8- Mayan – Quarterpast
9- Kaoteon – Veni Vidi Vomui
10- Unexpect – Fables Of The Sleepless Empire

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD5QLKKRV9k

  • Yves Nasrallah’s Top 10 Releases of 2011 (Contributor)

1- Opeth – Heritage
2- Pain of Salvation – Road Salt Two
3- Leprous – Bilateral
4- Devin Townsend – Deconstruction
5- Mastodon – The Hunter
6- Obscura – Omnivium
7- Myrath – Tales Of The Sand
8- Steven Wilson – Grace For Drowning
9- Lunatic Soul – Impressions
10- Cynic – Carbon-Based Anatomy

  • Karl Sawaya’s Top 10 Releases of 2011 (Contributor)

1- Symphony X – Iconoclast
2- Rhapsody of Fire – From Chaos To Eternity
3- Mayan – Quarterpast
4- Sons of Seasons – Magnisphyricon
5- Insomnium – One For Sorrow
6- Scar Symmetry – The Unseen Empire
7- Myrath – Tales Of The Sand
8- Obscura – Omnivium
9- Amon Amarth – Surtur Rising
10- Nightwish – Imaginaerum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39frVu8gijg

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  • Mtayrek

    I think there is more very good albums in 2011
    and my best
    Ossastorium – Expergo [2011]

  • Sure there is Mtayrek .

    Grayceon – All we destroy

    Voyager – The meaning of I

    are also worth mentioning,but the lists consist of the top 10 only.

  • Patrick

    Thanks for sharing guys. We posted 5 lists and we welcome everyone to post theirs.

  • Mikyz

    Honestly I’m not a big fan of most of the albums you listed :S Here’s my top 10, 10 is too little though… it’s too conclusive…

    1.40 Watt Sun – The Inside Room
    2.Subrosa – No Help For The Mighty Ones
    3.Flourishing – The Sum of All Fossils
    4.The Atlas Moth – An Ache For The Distance
    5.Esoteric – Paragon of Dissonance
    6.Blut aus Nord – 777 – Sect(s)
    7.Soror Dolorosa – Blind Scenes
    8.Cormorant – Dwellings
    9.Mitochondrion – Parasignosis
    10.Ulcerate – The Destroyers of All