Metal Odyssey’s Top Ten Hard Rock Albums Of 2011


Top Ten Hard Rock Albums Of 2011 – I have listened to many Hard Rock albums released during 2011. There seems to be quite a few Hard Rock albums that are of standout quality, this past year for me. With that said, my “Top Ten Hard Rock Albums Of 2011” simply cannot represent the totality of Hard Rockin’ thrills I’ve experienced with my ears these past 12 months.

What my Top Ten list does represent are the Hard Rock albums I turned to most often to play… LOUD! I lean towards the “complete” album of songs, an album that goes further than just 4 or 5 great tracks. I gravitate towards the Hard Rock albums that psyched-me-out and made me feel very damn good inside. These are the Hard Rock albums that made a difference to me. A personal list it is and hopefully there are a few here you may agree with. Thank you for visiting Metal Odyssey in 2011 and supporting Rock ‘N Roll! Happy Holidays, Rock Steady and Happy New Year to all!

#10

IRON CLAW – A DIFFERENT GAME

(Ripple Music)

#9

REV THEORY – JUSTICE

(Interscope)

#8

KING KOBRA – S/T

(Frontiers Records)

#7

FAITHSEDGE – S/T

(Scarlet Records)

#6

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION – 2

(J&R Adventures)

#5

WARRANT – ROCKAHOLIC

(Frontiers Records)

#4

9 CHAMBERS – S/T

(Samson Records / eOne Music)

#3

JOURNEY – ECLIPSE

(NOMOTA LLC)

#2 (TIE)

SEBASTIAN BACH – KICKING & SCREAMING

(Frontiers Records)

#2 (TIE)

SEETHER – HOLDING ONTO STRINGS BETTER LEFT TO FRAY

(Wind-Up)

#1

MR. BIG – WHAT IF…

(Frontiers Records)

Yes, the return of MR. BIG left a big Hard Rockin’ impression on my ears. If ever there was an album that grew on me, over the course of time, then said album is What If… and it has served me right. Eric Martin’s vocals have never sounded better. Sound cliche? Not in my mind. On What If… Billy Sheehan (bass), Paul Gilbert (guitar) and Pat Torpey (drums) all sound as if there was never a recording break of ten years. Their seventh studio album may just be their best Hard Rock creation, in my honest opinion.

My favorite song from What If… is Undertow. Check out the music video of MR. BIG below, hopefully you’ll enjoy Undertow as much as I do!

THANK YOU to all of the bands above and Long Live Hard Rock!

LONG LIVE MR. BIG

Stone.

* For more cool “Best Of 2011 Lists” of Rock, Hard Rock and Metal Albums, click on the links below and visit these other fantastic blogs/websites!

All Metal Resourcehttp://allmetalresource.com/

Bring Back Glamhttp://bringbackglam.squarespace.com/

The Crash Pad of Ray Van Horn, Jr. – http://www.rayvanhornjr2.blogspot.com/

Hair Metal Mansionhttp://hairbangersradio.ning.com/

Hard Rock Nightshttp://hardrocknights.com

Heavy Metal Addictionhttp://heavymetaladdiction.com/

Heavy Metal Time Machinehttp://metalmark.blogspot.com/

Imagine Echoeshttp://www.imagineechoes.com/

Layla’s Classic Rockhttp://laylasclassicrock.blogspot.com/

Metal Excesshttp://metalexcess.com/

The Ripple Effecthttp://www.ripplemusic.blogspot.com/

Stone.

4 Responses to “Metal Odyssey’s Top Ten Hard Rock Albums Of 2011”

  1. bootycrewqueen Says:

    Well there are a couple on there I definitely need to check out like 9 Chambers and Iron Claw. Definitely agree with you regarding Rev Theory, Bach and Seether. Great list!

    • Metal Odyssey Says:

      Thanks for digging the list and stopping by! 9 Chambers and Iron Claw are so worth checking out… both bands really put their “all” into their albums and it comes through in their songs.

  2. Nice to see Iron Claw in there – it was a fun album to make, I have to agree with you – it’s a great album.

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