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Reggie’s (Plantera7’s) Top 15 Albums of 2011


To me, 2011 was a great year for metal. September, in particular, was a busy month and full of quality releases. The following list is my personal Top 15 for the year with a brief explanation for each. I hope you had a great 2011. I look forward to another year of concerts, awesome metal albums, and more importantly chatting with you about everything metal!

If you are surpised to see that a particular band you like didn’t make my list, it might just be that I didn’t get a chance to listen to that album, such as Moonsorrow for example.  I just never got it, but I see it on many blogger’s lists.  I wish I had all the time in the world to sample new stuff, but taking into consideration where I am now compared to about 4 years ago…my horizons have been seriously broadened and I owe that to fellow bloggers (especially Matt) and readers who post about the bands they like.  Thank you for tuning in this year.  We look forward to a new and exciting 2012 in metal!

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Album Review- Grace For Drowning- Steven Wilson


   People who have recollected about a near-death experience have often said as they were about to pass on after the moments of panic they felt a feeling of serenity before it all ended.  They also recollect feelings of detachment, security, warmth, and sometimes fear, and almost all of those who tell us stories about their passage away from this world also speak of seeing and feeling a great light before they are brought back into life.  How true these stories are, are really unknown to anyone other than those who have been through the experience, but nevertheless they are quite fascinating to hear.  Stories such as these were stated by Steven Wilson as a major inspiration for his second solo record, Grace for Drowning.

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