Whether the genre is still evolving in any significant way remains to be seen and may not be clear until we can look back with decades of hindsight, truth be told but 2011 is certainly already shaping up as a productive year for heavy metal. Below, with three months down, behold a lucky 13 of the years more visible releases so far, ranging from hardcore crossovers to hair-metal holdovers to Satanic ambiance to Gothic atmosphere to numerous dark and diverse shades of heaviness and metallurgy in between.
Metal Roundup, April 2011
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