Pallbearer - Demo (2010)

May 2012 bring us a full length from these dudes, because this demo is still astounding every time I hear it.

I hope 2012 brings you endless triumph, reader.


Meth Drinker

Meth Drinker - Meth Drinker (2011)

Hate-filled and occasionally dissonant sludge from New Zealand that moves at the pace of a sinister molasses, or sludge, if you will. Usually this sort of thing just makes me want to switch over to Eyehategod, but this has held my interest.



Here are some non-metal very cool albums from 2011. Maybe this isn't what you wanted from this blog. Maybe this isn't what you expected from this blog. Well nobody asked you what you want or expect, huh? This blog sucks, get over it.

This is Part Three, though. You can see Part One and Part Two here and here, respectively.

ASAP Rocky - Live.Love.ASAP

This was probably my most anticipated rap/hip-hop release of the year and it's basically everything I hoped for and more. MY FUCKIN' BRAIN IS PURPLE.

Zola Jesus - Conatus

I don't really know what to say other than I usually like women singing over weird music so this is right up my alley. Maybe your alley will like this very cool album too.

Mariachi El Bronx - Mariachi El Bronx II

What happens when you band makes a mariachi band and the mariachi version of your band blows your shitty regular band out of the water? What happens when you make a second mariachi album and it's just as good if not better than the first one?

Frank Ocean - Nostalgia/Ultra

Someone shittier and more annoying than myself might write something like, "R&B for the new generation". Along with compatriot The Weeknd, Francis Ocean is giving just a little bit of credibility back to a genre that's been completely shit on and ruined over the past 15 or 20 years.


This is Part Two. You can see Part One here at your leisure.

40 Watt Sun - The Empty Room

This album is a depressing fog of 'doom' that will wash over you and bum you out. Definitely not doom in any sort of the classical sense. More like buttrock slowed down and fuzzed out. Either way, Very Cool.

Necros Christos - Doom of the Occult

More 'doom', this time blacky-deathy with lots of weird nerd shit in between the songs. A supremely sinister and Very Cool aural assault. That link is even 320 kbps so you can hear all the nerd shit extra good.

Blessed Offal - Blessed Offal

This EP was horribly overlooked this year. While it isn't groundbreaking (not that anything I listen to ever is) it definitely deserves quite a bit more attention than it's gotten. Basically what I'm trying to say is Blessed Offal put out some Very Cool doom-laden death this year.

Yob - Alta

Yob released an album this year, so as one would expect here it is. On a list at the end of it. Very cool.

Stinking Up The Night

Death Breath - Stinking Up The Night (2006)

Why do Black Breath and Death Breath have such similar names AND sounds? If you name your band after some sort of breath will it also sound like this? These are just some of life's unfathomable mysteries, so stop trying to fathom them and just enjoy these greasy riffs.


BONUS CONTENT: Let It Stink (2007) (EP)


Firstly, I hate making numbered lists. It's impossible for me. I just don't have the time or even the desire to construct anything like that for you retards. Instead, here are some cool albums that happened to be released in 2011 posted in a completely arbitrary order. Literally the same order I thought of them in. There are plenty of top lists out there provided by other people and places, if you absolutely NEED a definitive pecking order, try checking out THIS ONE or THIS ONE, both posts from blogs that I PERSONALLY READ ALL BY MYSELF ON MY VERY OWN COMPUTER that post about COMPLETELY DIFFERENT THINGS.

Immolation - Providence

This EP is very cool, even though Scion is associated. I don't really know what else to write about it. It sounds like Immolation and that's all I ask of them.

Autopsy - Eternal Macabre

Dude I love it when an oldschool band comes out with a new album and it's REAL GOOD. This album is almost as very cool as the artwork is.

Crowbar - Sever The Wicked Hand

This album is very cool if you already liked Crowbar. If you didn't it probably didn't convert you. It's very cool because I still remembered it even though it came out in like... February.

Disma - Toward The Megalith

This album is very cool, but you already knew it that because it's literally on every top list that matters. Also, this is a definite contender for most Very Cool artwork of the year.

Corpsessed - The Dagger & The Chalice

This is definitely one of my favorite Very Cool death metal albums of the year. If you don't have it already you're slippin' so hard you already fell on your stupid ass. Idiot.

Rotten Sound - Cursed

Rotten Sound is the only grindcore band I've posted so far. Very Cool.

This is all the blog post posting I have patience for at the moment. I'll try to enlighten you further in the next installment of VERY COOL ALBUMS THAT CAME OUT IN 2011.

The Big Come Up

The Black Keys - The Big Come Up (2002)

Their new album had me thinking about when they played the blues and I liked them. Now they mostly just play indie rock and I tolerate them. I feel like their sound is a bit thin on this album but I still enjoy it quite a bit. I can only imagine what this album would sound like with some thick ass bass on it.


Satanic Royalty

Midnight - Satanic Royalty (2011)

Blackened and crusty heavy metal for fans of Hellhammer, Motorhead, Venom, etc.


Black Breath

Black Breath - Heavy Breathing (2010)

Black Breath - Razor to Oblivion (2008)

Saw these guys live for the first time last night. AwEsOmE.

Dawn of Possession

Immolation - Dawn of Possession (1991)

Phonin' it in ya'll.

Still a great album though.