Inverted Umlaut Podcast, No. 31: 25 Kick-Ass Metal Songs From 2011

DOWNLOAD THE PODCAST (192kpbs MP3)

After a six-month podcast hiatus, Inverted Umlaut predictably returns to produce a year-end episode… three days late. Y’all have missed me, right? Instead of doing an albums list, the show compiles my favorite kick-ass metal songs of 2011. Midway through, I forgot about the stack of 7”s that ruled my face last year, and I’ve definitely left off more than a few ragers, but these were the 25 songs that immediately came to mind, which says something.

And if I had to pick a top 5 songs of 2011 right here and now, this is what it’d look like:

5) “Earth Ripper” by Absu
4) “Attack on Golden Mountain” by SubRosa
3) “The Facts” by Trap Them
2) “An Ancient Fire Burns” by Darkest Era
1) “The Grain” by Hammers of Misfortune

Onto the show playlist…

BLACK TUSK “Carved in Stone,” Set the Dial [Relapse]
MIDNIGHT “Satanic Royalty,” Satanic Royalty [Hells Headbangers]
REVOCATION "Cretin," Chaos of Forms [Relapse]
FLOURISHING “Fossil Record,” The Sum of All Fossils [The Path Less Traveled]

TRAP THEM “The Facts,” Darker Handcraft [Prosthetic]
TWISTED TOWER DIRE “Make It Dark,” Make It Dark  [Cruz Del Sur]
TODAY IS THE DAY “Samurai,” Pain is a Warning [Black Market Activities]

SKELETONWITCH “The Infernal Resurrection,” Forever Abomination [Prosthetic]
GRAVEYARD “Hisingen Blues,” Hisingen Blues [Nuclear Blast]
ACID WITCH “Stoned to the Grave,” Stoned [Hells Headbangers]

EXHUMED “I Rot Within,” All Guts, No Glory [Relapse]
ENTRAILS “End of All Existence,” The Tomb Awaits [F.D.A. Rekotz]
AMON AMARTH “War of the Gods,” Surtur Rising [Metal Blade]

ABSU "Earth Ripper," Abzu [Candlelight]
RAVENCULT “Winds of Damnation,” Morbid Blood [Hells Headbangers]
SCALE THE SUMMIT “Whales,” The Collective [Prosthetic]

DARKEST ERA “An Ancient Fire Burns,” The Last Caress of Light [Metal Blade]
THE GATES OF SLUMBER “The Scovrge Ov Drvnkenness,” The Wretch [Rise Above]

SUBROSA “Attack on Golden Mountain,” No Help for the Mighty Ones [Profound Lore]
VADER “Decapitated Saints,” Welcome to the Morbid Reich [Nuclear Blast]
GRIPE “Centuries Old Hate,” Pig Servant [Grindcore Karaoke]
GHOUL “Death in the Swamp,” Transmission Zero [Tankcrimes]

THE DEVIL’S BLOOD “She,” The Thousandfold Epicentre [Metal Blade]
LOSS "Shallow Pulse," Despond [Profound Lore]

HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE “The Grain,” 17th Street [Metal Blade]

(Incidental music)
CHUCK JOHNSON, A Struggle Not a Thought [Strange Attractors]

photo credit: Library of Congress via Flickr | See All Podcasts

totalvibration:

Happy holidays, heshers! Download concerts from Exhumed, Pulling Teeth, Hooded Menace, Dropdead and Oak from Maryland Deathfest right here. And don’t miss out on metal warrior and scribe Kim Kelly’s killer interviews with Hail of Bullets and Funebrarum.
Photo: Laina Dawes/Handshake Inc.

totalvibration:

Happy holidays, heshers! Download concerts from Exhumed, Pulling Teeth, Hooded Menace, Dropdead and Oak from Maryland Deathfest right here. And don’t miss out on metal warrior and scribe Kim Kelly’s killer interviews with Hail of Bullets and Funebrarum.

Photo: Laina Dawes/Handshake Inc.

totalvibration:

Ten years ago today, the legendary Death visionary Chuck Schuldiner died after a two-year battle with brain cancer. Members of Cynic, Fear Factory, Revocation, Dreaming Dead, East of the Wall and more pay tribute to the Father of Death Metal at NPR Music.

totalvibration:

Ten years ago today, the legendary Death visionary Chuck Schuldiner died after a two-year battle with brain cancer. Members of Cynic, Fear Factory, Revocation, Dreaming Dead, East of the Wall and more pay tribute to the Father of Death Metal at NPR Music.

brokenformat:

NPR Music: The Best Metal Albums Of 2011. I also talked to Bob Boilen about 2011 in metal and outer sound on the latest episode of All Songs Considered.

Stream Cormorant's incredible Dwellings right now at NPR Music. NPR calls it”far and away, the best metal record of 2011: an  emotionally and  musically complex album which wrestles with our  desperate and sometimes  violent attempts to secure a place in history.”

Stream Cormorant's incredible Dwellings right now at NPR Music. NPR calls it”far and away, the best metal record of 2011: an emotionally and musically complex album which wrestles with our desperate and sometimes violent attempts to secure a place in history.”


SLAYER

SLAYER

(Source: oregoneyes)

Tagged as: Slayer
invisibleoranges:

Don’t think this one really needs a caption…

invisibleoranges:

Don’t think this one really needs a caption…

Tagged as: Scion Fest

Agalloch just posted some rarities and B-sides to a new Bandcamp page, mostly ghosts-whispering-in-the-forest acoustic shizz. You know you love it.

Girls That Grind»

Drum circle guy in Suicidal Tendencies hat helps Triumph insult #occupywallst protestors.

loading

Loading more posts...

Following:

RSS Archive