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As one of the volunteer presiders over the post/sludge/atmospheric genre here at MS I'd like to share some discoveries made in 2011. I'll be adding to the list so stayed tuned! Oh and post your recommendations!

Created by: tea[m]ster | 23.01.2012



1. Dirge - Elysian Magnetic Fields
post/sludge/atmo/doom
2. Jet Plane - All The Static Stars
instrumental post-rock
3. Hull - Beyond The Lightless Sky
sludge/atmo/stoner
4. Amia Venera Landscape - The Long Procession
post-hardcore
5. Fading Waves - The Sense Of Space
post-metal
6. Junius - Reports From The Threshold Of Death
alternative/post-rock
7. Steak Number Eight - All Is Chaos
sludge
8. Look To Windward - Fortunes Haze
advantgarde/experimental
9. Yob - Atma
sludge/stoner
10. Landforge - Creation Cycle
instrumental post-metal
11. Hands - Give Me Rest
post-hardcore
12. To Destroy A City - To Destroy A City
instrumental post-rock
13. Tides From Nebula - Earthshine
instrumental post-metal
14. Light Bearer - Lapsus
sludge/post/atmo metal
15. Abraham - An Eye On The Universe
sludge
16. Whirr - Distressor
post-rock/shoegaze
17. The Mire - Volume II
post-metal
18. DROM - I
post-metal
19. Grown Below - The Long Now
post-metal
20. VYGR - Hypersleep
sludge/post
21. Koloss - End Of The Chayot
sludge/post
22. ...And The Sky Is Full Of Stars - The End
sludge/atmo/doom
23. EndName - Anthropomachy
instrumental sludge
24. Omega Massif - Karpatia
instrumental sludge/doom
25. SleepStream - A Waltz With The Seventh Crane
instrumental post-rock
26. In Each Hand A Cutlass - A Universe Made Of Strings
instrumental post-rock/atmo
27. City Of Ships - Minor World
alternative/post-hardcore
28. Terminal Sound System - Heavy Weather
instrumental/electronica/post-rock
29. We Made God - It's Getting Colder
post-metal/experimental
30. Fire Walk With Us - Carriers
instrumental post-metal
31. Re1ikt - Рэкі прабілі лёд
post-metal
32. Oneirism - Conquering The Waves
instrumental post-rock/metal/electronica
33. Blank Faces - Freefall
instrumental post-metal
34. Alternativ Quartet - Aripi
post-metal/progressive
35. Kokomo - If Wolves
instrumental post-metal
36. Carthasy - Apertures
alternative/post-metal
37. *Shels - Plains Of The Purple Buffalo
post-rock/metal
38. Meniscus - War Of Currents
instrumental post-rock/metal



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InnerSelf - 24.01.2012 at 00:26  
I only know Dirge, Yob and Omega Massif. Will be going through the rest of the stuff soon. Thanks
R'Vannith - 24.01.2012 at 01:32  
Missed out on listening to most of these. Another one you'd enjoy is Bloodiest and you might like the latest album from Long Distance Calling. Also not sure if would fit here but Scale The Summit's latest was decent enough, some instrumental/progressive stuff.
tea[m]ster - 25.01.2012 at 02:42  
Written by R'Vannith on 24.01.2012 at 01:32

Missed out on listening to most of these. Another one you'd enjoy is Bloodiest and you might like the latest album from Long Distance Calling. Also not sure if would fit here but Scale The Summit's latest was decent enough, some instrumental/progressive stuff.


Alright man, I'll be sure to check those out. I have some others I need to add too, keep checking the list for updates!
IronAngel - 25.01.2012 at 12:44  
Amia Venera Landscape's was a 2010 album, by the way. (Though actually I'm not sure if this is a list of new albums, or just stuff you discovered last year.)

Nice list, haven't heard nearly all of them.

Check out We Made God's It's Getting Colder. It's Icelandic post-rock with harsh vocals, which I guess makes it rather close to atmosludge or screamo bands like Envy. Pretty average stuff but still a pleasant listen. Also decent 2011 stuff: Lento, Tephra, Sólstafir, Obscure Sphinx, East Of The Wall.

You probably know them already, and decided they don't quite fit into this list, but really good sludgy stuff last year from Rwake, Indian, Subrosa, Orthodox and Tombs. And Terra Tenebrosa of course, but I think that goes way too far into a different aesthetic. There's also a bunch of post-rock albums, but I guess it's better to stick to this genre spread because post-rock blends far into alternative rock, chamber pop and drone on its other edges.

By the way! I forgot to recommend you this freaky post-hardcore/sludge/metalcore band earlier: Helms Alee. Don't remember the album name they released last year, but I rather enjoyed it. A pretty unique blend of stuff, kinda like Amia Venera Landscape but completely different in sound.
tea[m]ster - 26.01.2012 at 03:21  
Written by IronAngel on 25.01.2012 at 12:44

Amia Venera Landscape's was a 2010 album, by the way. (Though actually I'm not sure if this is a list of new albums, or just stuff you discovered last year.)


Ahhh, you got me on a technicality, it was released in December 2010 but didn't hear it till January. All the rest were released in 2011.

Thanks for the recs. Some I have heard, some I have heard of. I agree with the post-rock analysis. It is fast becoming over-saturated. Waaaaay too many to keep up with and not many of those stand above the rest. The ones on my list I thought did. I listened to ALOT of post-rock last year.
tea[m]ster - 15.02.2012 at 04:20  
I added a few more you all should check out...so many nice releases in 2011!
tea[m]ster - 28.02.2012 at 04:07  
I posted a few more to check out.
tea[m]ster - 30.03.2012 at 20:55  
*shameless self-bump*

I did add somemore...enjoy
Monolithic - 15.11.2013 at 15:54  
I think Obake - Obake could be a great addition to this list.
tea[m]ster - 20.11.2013 at 01:02  
Written by Monolithic on 15.11.2013 at 15:54

I think Obake - Obake could be a great addition to this list.


Oh, I didn't like it for some reason. I will revisit it some day now because of you
Monolithic - 20.11.2013 at 01:07  
Written by tea[m]ster on 20.11.2013 at 01:02

Oh, I didn't like it for some reason. I will revisit it some day now because of you

Well I thought you haven't checked it out. I don't even remember where I first found it myself.
tea[m]ster - 20.11.2013 at 01:12  
Written by Monolithic on 20.11.2013 at 01:07

Well I thought you haven't checked it out. I don't even remember where I first found it myself.


You would be surprised how many post rock/metal/sludge/atmo albums I check out every year. I bet it's over 200, easily...
Monolithic - 20.11.2013 at 01:17  
Written by tea[m]ster on 20.11.2013 at 01:12

You would be surprised how many post rock/metal/sludge/atmo albums I check out every year. I bet it's over 200, easily...


I used to check out so many post rock albums but then I shifted towards sludge and now I seem to be back on my former tracks listening to death/doom stuff, although I always appreciate good atmo/sludge/post stuff even if I'm not in a mood.

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