The Year That Was: Black Metal 2011

Without fail, every year produces some stand out metal albums for all to enjoy. Before we unveil our top albums for 2011, we have decided to recap some of the best that each subgenre has to offer. Tonight, we start in the most raw of art forms. New black metal bands seem to crawl out of the woodwork daily. But these albums are worth hearing, and worth getting your hands on.

Appalachian Winter
Appalachian Winter
Ars Moriendi
Du Trefonds...
Astral Winter
Winter Enthroned
Burzum
Fallen
Infestus
E x I s t
Ogen
Black Metal Unbound
Skogen
Svitjod
Vyrion
Vyrion