2011 has been a great year for the metal scene of Nepal. There were lots of concerts, like NepFest, Ides of March, Tone Stage, 8th KCM ICMC, etc. and epic of them all was Silence Fest II, headlined by Polish Death Metal legend “Vader.” Silence fest set the new standard for concerts organized in Nepal with never seen before stage setup, sound system, lighting and all.
Lock Up: Necropolis Transparent Pulling Teeth: Funerary Nader Sadek: In The Flesh Vader: Welcome To The Morbid Reich Wormrot: Dirge
Haven’t kept myself update with many 2011 releases but these are in my Top 5 list. Grindcore is on the top this year with exciting releases from Lock Up, Wormrot and Grindlink, among others. Even though Lock Up is not the ‘real’ Lock Up without Jesse Pintado (RIP), Necropolis Transparent came out to be the winner for me.
1. Archspire – Arcsphire One of the Best Death Metal Album with awesome music and Vocal.This is must have playist if you havenot heard yet.
2. Opeth – Heritage Opeth,no doubt is pioneer band for metallers.Opeth is inspiration. Heritage ‘s every single track is Kick ass. Opeth is one of my all time favorite band.
3. Abnormity – Irreversible Disintegration This one of my top list Death Metal Album till I have ever heard.For me, this is best band in technical death metal . Drumming is the best part of this album.
4. Kartikeya – Mahayuga Kartikeya is Russian Ethnic Metal band . I love mantra parts in middle of tracks . If you want new taste , Go through this album . Definitely you will Love this especially for Black Metal Fans.
5. Dream Threatre – A dramatic turn of events Though , I Missed Mike Portney in this album Mike Mangini also has done a fabulous job.One of the epic Melodic Album with Classic Dream theatre stuff.