The Year 2011 brought us a wide collection of great music from many genres of horror music. It would be pretentious of us here at GdL16 to think that we could pick THE BEST ALBUM OF 2011. And as science has proved, lists are for suckers and shitty music blogs. Since we’re a bettter-than-shitty horror blog, here are FIFTY RELEASES OF 2011 for you to check out. These are in no particular order of importance. Each of them deserves your attention as much as the other. To make it a challenge, we’ll sum up the album in 31 (20+11=31) words.
Alice Cooper, Welcome 2 My Nightmare
If only you knew the number of times that the one they have christened Alice Cooper has been killed and resurrected, you wouldn’t go about living like the way you do.
Hank Williams III, Hellbilly Joker
This long and often bootlegged album saw an official release this year, cementing a line of country western royalty to the psycho outlaw scene in a baptism of fire and whiskey.
Nick 13, Nick 13
Reaching out on a solo project, the Tiger Army frontman produced a time machine record, transporting you back to honky tonks and roadside watering holes where music like this was played.
Horror punk triple threat returns with six fists pounding directly upon your unprepared cerebellum, leaving you quivering, babbling and devastated in the smoking crater of what used to be your bedroom.
In addition to their sophomore release, the additional EP the band put out proves that you can never have too much, unless your greed has deviated far into borderline sociopathic kleptomania.
Nox Arcana, The Dark Tower
Those devilish master of the macabre and atmosphere contribute another step towards the swirling miasmic ink of despotic night that will swallow the sun and plunge us all into celebratory darkness.
Various, Hymns From The House of Horror Vol.2
Second edition of this Rue Morgue compilation series collects songs from surf, psychobilly and all types of horror rock, evident in its selection range that includes Calabrese, GWAR and The Brains.
If we’ve missed out on your favorite album, you have 31 words to sum it up in the comments. Who knows? Maybe we’ll pick the best one out and send you something.