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My final rank of the best albums in 2011.

Created by: Kamil | 03.04.2011



1. Symphony X - Iconoclast
Symphony X created an album, that is going to be a new bible of progressive metal for many young bands and musicians in this genre. Definately progressive metal album of the year. The best tracks: "Reign In Madness", "Heretic", "Iconoclast", "Dehumanized", "Electric Messiah", "Prometheus", "Bastards of The Machine", "Light Up The Night"
2. Vader - Welcome To The Morbid Reich
The best metal band from Poland is back with the best album since many years. The best tracks: "Return To The Morbid Reich", "Come And See My Sacrifice", "I Am Who Feasts Upon Your Soul"
3. Scar Symmetry - The Unseen Empire
One of the most innovating bands during last few years is back with album definately better, than previous. Sure, that without Christian they aren't the same band anymore, but they still can create great stuff. The best tracks: "Illuminoid Dream Sequence", "Extinction Mantra", "The Anomaly", "Seers of The Schaton", "Alpha & Omega"
4. Cage - Supremacy of Steel
Sean Peck and his band made not only the best album in their career, but also the best US power metal album of the year. If you like Helstar's "Glory of Chaos", you should check this album. The best tracks: "Bloodsteel", "King of The Wasteland", "War of The Undead", "Doctor Doom"
5. Mystic Prophecy - Ravenlord
If you are searching for some great power/thrash metal from Europe, you should check guys from Mystic Prophecy, because currently they are propably the best european band in this genre and their new album is proof of this. The best tracks: "Die Now!!", "Cross of Lies", "Reckoning Day", Miracle Man", "Hollow", "Wings of Destiny"
6. Blotted Science - The Animation of Entomology
It''s always a pleasure to listen some instrumental stuff. This one is definately brilliant and highly adviced to all fans of technical stuff in general. The best songs: all of them
7. Descending - New Death Celebrity
What an awesome shape shift is this. Really great change in all elements of their music including much better vocal, than previously. Fans of swedish mdm and technical death/thrash will be satisfied. The best tracks: "Until I Generate", "I Keep My Returning" , "The Energy", "Shared Planet", "No Other Gods Before Me", "Path To Healing"
8. Iced Earth - Dystopia
With a new vocalist on board IE created an album, which is very promising for fans of their earlier stuff. The best tracks: "Boiling Point", "Dark City", "Days of Rage", "Dystopia".
9. Shadowside - Inner Monster Out
The most promising young band from Brazil is back with propably the best stuff in their discography. Dani Nolden and her crew are in possesion of all needed arguments to be one of the greatest metal stars in future. The best tracks: "Waste of Life", "Angel With Horns", "My Disrupted Reality", "I' m In Your Mind".
10. Paul Wardingham - Assimilate Regenerate
We must always to reckon with the changes. 2012 brought me probably the most sensational debut in metal music for the opening of a new decade. Congratulations to this Australian dude for really awesome work. Fans of bands like Scar Symmetry, Nevermore and Meshuggah will be satisfied. The best tracks: most of them.
11. Pagan's Mind - Heavenly Ecstasy
If you are searching for some great progressive metal stuff from Europe with his own style, Pagan's Mind is definately band worth checking. This album is another masterpiece in their discography. The best tracks: "Revelation To The End", "Intermission"
12. Ancient Bards - Soulless Child
For me, this Italian band is the biggest revelation of this year and I will be watching on them in the coming years. They are definately worth your attention. The best tracks: "Hope Dies Last", "Soulless Child", "Through My Veins"
13. Nightwish - Imaginaerum
Masters of female fronted symphonic metal are back with the best album since Century Child. Their new stuff is also the most diverse and epic album in their discography. The best tracks: "Song of Myself" (first half), "Last Ride of The Day", "I Want My Tears Back", "Arabesque", "Ghost River", "Storytime"
14. Benedictum - Dominion
Veronica Freeman and her crew once again showed, that they are one of the best new generation bands in their genre. Saxon, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath can sleep peacefully, because they have good successors. The best tracks: "Epsilon", "Overture/Temple of Syrinx", "The Shadowlands", "Dominion", "At The Gates"
15. Divinefire - Eye of The Storm
I am glad, that Divinefire is active once again. Their new stuff is propably the best european power metal of the year and the heaviest album in their discography. The best tracks: "Unchain My Soul", "Send me Out", "Masquerade"
16. Destruction - Day of Reckoning
Candidate for the best thrash metal album of the year, very underrated. The best tracks: "The Price", "Day of Reckoning", "Sorcerer of Black Magic"
17. Decapitated - Carnival Is Forever
The best tracks: "Homo Sum", "404", "The Knife"
18. Almah - Motion
The best tracks: "Trace of Trait", "Zombies Dictator", "Daydream Lucidity"
19. Galneryus - Phoenix Rising
2011
20. Powerwolf - Blood of The Saints
2011



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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