DECAPITATED – CARNIVAL IS FOREVER
AUGUST BURNS RED – LEVELER
Following the amazing “Constellations”, August Burns Red came back strong as ever with “Leveler”. This album is where the band really defined their sound after transitioning through the previous record. Huge, heavy, and musically sound, “Leveler” was easily among the best Metalcore records of 2011, if not the best. This is ABR at their best and most creative. Hard hitting classics such as “Poor Millionaire”, “Internal Cannon” (pass the salsa), “Empire”, and leveling title track stand out especially. “Leveler” is filled to the brim with heaviness and conviction. ABR is highly recommended if you’re in the market for amazing Metalcore.
FAIR TO MIDLAND – ARROWS & ANCHORS
OH, SLEEPER – CHILDREN OF FIRE