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Top 20 of 2011 – Bill’s Picks

Well it’s that time of year again. Time to name my favorite albums of 2011. 2011 brought us a lot of good stuff by a lot of great bands. 2011 also brought on a lot of surprises from bands that were really unknown until their material was released or well afterwards. Bandcamp played a huge role in music discovery for me. It turned out hundreds of great albums not only released in 2011 but in years past as well. This list, my favorites as well as honorable mentions, is no way a complete list of what was released this year. There is just to much out there that I don’t either have time to get to, never heard of or won’t discover until well after this year is completely over. I know there’s going to be a few surprises. Let it be known that I listened to a LOT of new albums this year and picking my top 20 out of the hundreds was very hard to do.

20. The Sade – Damned Love – (review) I really didn’t know what to expect when this one came across my desk but I needed to check it out. And check it out I did. I was pretty damn impressed that I listened to the album at least 10 times in a row. In my review I stated “The majority of the album is all alchchol fueled hard rock. Throughout my listening of the album I couldn’t help but think that this is what Social Distortion may sound like if they were more rooted in 70′s hard rock as opposed to their punk roots.” Granted it’s been a few months since I’ve listened to it, it still has a strong spot in my top 20.

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Some Thoughts on Devil’s Time to Repent

Having been intrigued by the Soda Shop’s review of Devil’s album Time to Repent, I gave it a few spins. I dig it. It’s fun stuff.

But then something occurred to me, and I wanted to share it with you, the diligent and voracious consumer of extreme music.

First of all, I won’t try to act like Time to Repent  is anything new. It isn’t.

What I will do, however, is compare listening to Devil (assuming you’ve heard and like doom/ stoner bands, particularly like Graveyard and Witchcraft) to beer, weed and strange ass.

I’m talking about a different kind of novelty here– Devil aren’t anything new; same riffs you’d imagine, same song structure, same late 70s vocals–

They’re still NOT, in fact, Graveyard or Witchcraft or Hour of 13 or any other combination of occult doom, 70s stoner rock and dashes of NWOBHM.

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Review – Devil – Time To Repent

I’m not the most schooled person when it comes to doom although I think I do pretty well. Devil, whom have been around for a few years now are about to unleash their first full length after a series of singles and 7″ releases.

DEVIL was formed in 2009, with the intention of following the musical footsteps of blues based heavy rock bands such as Black Sabbath, Pentagram and Witchfinder General. Adding their own touch to the blend, the result also included one tad of the NWOBHM style and one of doom. After releasing the demo “Magister Mundi Xum” in 2010, DEVIL has already been busy touring with Electric Wizard, playing numerous gigs home and abroad, even as headliners, and making even more releases, such as the demo EP both on tape and vinyl, and the recent 7″ EP The Noble Savage/Blood is Boiling. DEVIL has also already become a household name in some of the bigger European magazines, and the debut “Time to Repent” is highly anticipated throughout Europe. (more…)