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

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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]

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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.

[Metal Sucks: Into The Coven: Women Of Occult Rock]
I lost my virginity to an older woman who played a Martin twelve string and sang like an angel. [Neil Young] was her favorite artist.
[Dusted: Listed: Wino]
Stream a damn awesome mix of metal from the Pacific Northwest at NPR Music. It includes Akimbo, Big Business, Atriarch, Agalloch, Red Fang, Wizard Rifle (pictured), Melvins, Witch Mountain, YOB and so many more. \m/

Stream a damn awesome mix of metal from the Pacific Northwest at NPR Music. It includes Akimbo, Big Business, Atriarch, Agalloch, Red Fang, Wizard Rifle (pictured), Melvins, Witch Mountain, YOB and so many more. \m/

Stream the metallic mantra that is YOB's Atma in its entirety at NPR Music.

Stream the metallic mantra that is YOB's Atma in its entirety at NPR Music.

Just the other day, I thought, “Man, when is Samothrace gonna put out a new album?” Lo and behold, here’s a new song filmed a few weeks back when the psychedelic sludge metal band opened for YOB in Seattle. Killer.

Download: Braveyoung, The Body w/ The Assembly Of Light Choir, and Ilsa at St. Stephen’s Sanctuary 06/24/2011»

You can watch The Body’s NYC show and now you can download a bootleg of the St. Stephen’s set from D.C. (Photos of the beautiful sanctuary + an interview here.)

charredresistors:

Live, in the Sanctuary of St. Stephens. Echos everywhere. Mic’s quit a bit better than most shows. It sounded / sounds amazing.

Braveyoung - post-rock like later Isis. Perfect for a giant church.

The Body w/ the Assembly Of Light Choir - The Body with a 13 person all-women choir, with half the set being just the choir.  Again, perfect for a church.  There are very little vocals from singer of The Body (but you can hear them) because he has no mic.  He’s screaming over the onslaught of noise that The Body makes.

Ilsa - The guitars and base sound like they are 100ft tall stacks, the drums sound like they were played in a cave, and the singer sounds like the mere act of being in a church is torturous.

Watch the sludgy doom-metal duo The Body perform with a 24-piece female choir in concert, then download it from NPR Music.

People of Washington, D.C., go see The Body level St. Stephens church with a choir June 24! Braveyoung (new to me) and local death-doom band Ilsa open.

People of Washington, D.C., go see The Body level St. Stephens church with a choir June 24! Braveyoung (new to me) and local death-doom band Ilsa open.

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