Here's the listing of my favorite albums from 2011. Not necessarily the best or greatest but the ones that left the biggest impact on me and warranted the most repeated listens. Not ranked in numerical order, all rule pretty hard (IMO). Feel free to take listen:
Trap Them- Darker Handcraft
TRAP THEM "The Facts" by Prosthetic Records
Deafheaven- Road to Judah
Maruta- Forward Into Regression
All Pigs Must Die- God Is War
DrumTHRONE honoree, Converge's own Ben Koller, leading the charge you can expect lots of fast paced, high intensity shenanigans. Surprisingly, I love the album's slower, grimy moments like the album's title track.
Skeletonwitch- Forever Abomination
Thrashy black metal that brings a smile to my face. This album finally provides Skeletonwitch with the proper sounding studio album they've always deserved. Highlighting their Iron Maiden/ Bay Area Thrash/ and Norwegian Black Metal influences into one ass kicking hodgepodge of awesomeness. Oh yeah, and they have some catchy ass songs too!
Rival Schools- Pedals
Foo Fighters- Wasting Light