Top 10 Albums of 2011:
02. Leprous – Bilateral
It took some time for me to listen to this album, and I could kick myself right now for not getting to it sooner. It didn’t hit me right away, a few songs grabbed me, but overall it didn’t “wow” me. It was only after a few spins of the album, listening to it all the way through, that it really began to grow on me. After reading fellow heavy-blogger Noyan’s review on Bilateral, I’ve come to see just how right he was in the diversity of this album. It blends the characteristics of bands like Opeth, Tool and Dream Theater, but at the same time Leprous still have a sound all their own. It’s a progressive metal masterpiece, and an album I’m glad didn’t slip under my radar.