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HARDROCK HAVEN WRITERS’ TOP 10 FOR 2011!

Every year, Hardrock Haven staffers compile their Top 10 best releases. Here’s the writers’ favorites from 2011:

Alissa’s Top 10 For 2011

  1. Jimi Hendrix – Winterland
  2. Jimmy Page – Death Wish II
  3. Jane’s Addiction – The Great Escape Artist
  4. Richie Kotzen – 24 Hours
  5. Mastodon – The Hunter
  6. The Alex Skolnick Trio – Veritas
  7. Duane Eddy – Road Trip
  8. Tony MacAlpine – Tony MacAlpine
  9. Tinariwen – Tassili
  10. Matt Schofield – Anything But Time

Chris A’s Top 10 for 2011

  1. Shredhead – Human Nature
  2. Megadeth – TH1RT3EN
  3. Bobaflex – Hell In My Heart
  4. Black Country Communion – Black Country Communion
  5. Dusk Machine – The Final Fall
  6. Mobile Deathcamp – Clear and Present Anger
  7. Social 66 – Self Governed
  8. Vibrathorr – Kingdom
  9. Pop Evil – War of Angels
  10. Rush – Time Machine DVD

Cyndy Jo’s Top 10 for 2011

  1. Adele—21 (oh yes I did!)
  2. Mastodon—The Hunter
  3. Foo Fighters—Wasting Light
  4. Anthrax—Worship Music
  5. Children of Bodom—Relentless Reckless Forever
  6. Protest the Hero—Scurrilous
  7. Iced Earth– Dystopia
  8. Saxon—Call to Arms
  9. DevilDriver—Beast
  10. Steel Panther—Balls Out (oh yes I did! Again!)

Deb’s Top Ten For 2011

  1. Sixx A.M. – This Is Gonna Hurt
  2. Puddle Of Mudd – re:(disc)covered
  3. Black Veil Brides – Set The World On Fire
  4. AC/DC – Let There Be Rock
  5. Lou Reed and Metallica – Lulu
  6. Burn Halo – Up From The Ashes
  7. Motorhead – The World Is Yours
  8. Night Ranger – Somewhere In California
  9. Michael Schenker – Temple Of Rock
  10. Sin City Sinners – A Sinners Christmas

Derric’s Top 10 for 2011

  1. Jag Panzer – The Scourge of the Light
  2. Black N Blue – Hell Yeah!
  3. Anthrax – Worship Music
  4. Arch/Matheos – Sympathetic Resonance
  5. Cauldron – Burning Fortune
  6. Keel – Streets of Rock and Roll
  7. Widow – Life’s Blood
  8. White Wizzard – Flying Tigers
  9. Edguy – Age of the Joker
  10. Riot – Immortal Soul

Elsie’s Top 10 for 2011

  1. Channel Zero – Feed ‘Em With A Brick
  2. Alice Cooper – Welcome 2 My Nightmare
  3. Megadeth – 13
  4. Alter Bridge – AB 3.5
  5. Jane’s Addiction – The Great Escape Artist
  6. Edguy – Age of the Joke
  7. Tesla – Twisted Wires and the Acoustic Sessions
  8. Anthrax – Worship Music
  9. Trivium – In Waves
  10. Opeth – Heritage

Joe’s Top 10 for 2011

  1. Stala & So – It Is So
  2. One Without – Sweet Relief
  3. Bonfire – Branded
  4. Silver Lake – Silver Lake
  5. 3 -The Ghost You Gave To Me
  6. Tokyo Blade – Thousand Men Strong
  7. Arch/Matheos – Sympathetic Resonance
  8. Alberto Rigoni – Rebirth
  9. Ivan Mihaljevic & Side Effects – Destination Unknown
  10. Odd Dimension – Symmetrical

John K’s Top 10 for 2011

  1. Anthrax – Worship Music
  2. George Lynch – Kill All Control
  3. J.R. Blackmore & Friends – Voices Part 1
  4. Evile – Five Serpent’s Teeth
  5. TNT – A Farewell to Arms
  6. Iced Earth – Dystopia
  7. Jag Panzer – The Scourge of the Light
  8. Tesla – Twisted Wires and The Acoustic Sessions
  9. Rainbow – Live in Germany 1976
  10. UFO – THE CHRYSALIS YEARS (1973-1979)

John M’s Top 10 for 2011

  1. Black Label Society – The Song Remains Not The Same
  2. Sebastian Bach – Kicking and Screaming
  3. Trillium – Alloy
  4. Bulletboys – Rocked & Ripped
  5. Scorpions – Comeblack
  6. Alice Cooper – Welcome 2 My Nightmare 2
  7. Mr. Big – What If…
  8. Megadeth – Th1rt3en
  9. Ozzy Osbourne – Diary Of A Madman 30th Anniversary Edition
  10. Wednesday 13 – Calling All Corpses

Justin’s Top 10 for 2011

  1. Leprous – Bilateral
  2. Voyager – The Meaning of I
  3. Ghost – Opus Eponymous
  4. Widow – Life’s Blood
  5. Twisted Tower Dire – Make It Dark
  6. Arch/Matheos – Sympathetic Resonance
  7. Eden’s Curse – Trinity
  8. Pagan’s Mind – Heavenly Ecstasy
  9. Anubis Gate – self-titled
  10. Rob Moratti – Victory

Mark’s Top 10 for 2011

  1. Destrophy – Cry Havoc
  2. Black Stone Cherry – Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea
  3. Emphatic – Damage
  4. Five Finger Death Punch – American Capitalist
  5. Shotgun Alley – Shotgun Alley
  6. Machine Head – Unto the Locust
  7. Sebastian Bach – Kicking & Screaming
  8. Reckless Love – Animal Attraction
  9. Vain – Enough Rope
  10. Toby Hitchcock – Mercury’s Down

Mars’s Top 10 for 2011

  1. Dirty Passion –  Different Tomorrow
  2. House Of Lords  – Big Money
  3. Gotthard – Homegrown , Live in Lugano
  4. Whitesnake  – Forevermore
  5. Tora Tora – Revolution Day
  6. The Union – Siren’s Song
  7. Toby Hitchcock – Mercury Down
  8. Whitesnake – Live at Donington 1990
  9. The Poodles – Performocracy
  10. Bonfire – Branded

Nikiforos Top 10 for 2011

  1. Shy – Shy
  2. Miss Behaviour – Last Woman Standing
  3. King Kobra – King Kobra
  4. Bai Bang – Living My Dream
  5. House of Lords – Big Money
  6. Sinner – One Bullet Left
  7. Scheepers – Scheepers
  8. Work of Art – In Porgress
  9. The Poodles – Performancy
  10. Grand Illusion – Prince of Paupers

Ron’s Top 10 for 2011

  1. Beach Boys – The Smile Sessions
  2. Night Ranger – Somewhere in California
  3. Yes – Fly from Here
  4. Journey – Eclipse
  5. Theocracy – As the World Bleeds
  6. Toby Hitchcock – Mercury’s Down
  7. Mr. Big – What If?
  8. King Kobra – King Kobra
  9. Saxon – Call to Arms
  10. Social Distortion – Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes

Steve’s Top 10 for 2011

  1. Whitesnake – The Definitive Collection
  2. Evergrey – Glorious Collision
  3. Dream Theater – A Dramatic Turn of Events
  4. Night Ranger – Somewhere In California
  5. Journey – Eclipse
  6. Firewind – Days of Defiance
  7. Accept – Blood of The Nations
  8. Loudness – The Best of ( The Atlantic Years)
  9. Whitesnake – Live In The Shadow of The Blues
  10. Sevendust – Cold Day Memory

Trevor’s Top 10 for 2011

  1. Foo Fighters – Wasting Light
  2. Anthrax – Worship Music
  3. Nicke Borg’s Homeland – Chapter 2
  4. Terrorvision – Super Delux
  5. Einherjer – Norrøn
  6. Devin Townsend – Deconstruction
  7. Demonaz – March of the Norsemen
  8. Vintersorg – Jordpuls
  9. Michael Monroe – Sensory Overdrive
  10. Symfonia – In Paradisum
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1 Comment on HARDROCK HAVEN WRITERS’ TOP 10 FOR 2011!

  1. Richie Kotzen’s album was phenomenal, as was George Lynch’s. These two axe masters have lost none of their verve, swagger and skill

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