Oh, excellent choice with Mahria. That cassette slays, and the split 10" they did with Todos Caeran is pretty excellent too. The s/t is one of the top screamo releases of the year for me. Couple of skramz bands with great female vocalists doing the rounds.
The Will Haven LP is just great, as well. Listened to it a good ten times or so now and I'm not tiring of it at all, it's fast becoming my favourite release of theirs. Don't call it a comeback.
2011 has been damn good for new music.
Agreed on all counts. My top 25 IN DETAIL list has entered production. No doubt some new album will come and fuck the order up as I'm writing it though.
Mahria - S/T cassette
Mahria/Todos Caeran - split 10"
Todos Caeran - After Dark LP (gets closer to being my AOTY every time I listen to it, which has been a lot)
Todos Caeran - S/T cassette
Todos Caeran/Bears - split 10"
Todos Caeran/Gumilinski - split 7"
Huge package of class Canadian screamo coming my way
After Dark is such an amazing record, though. 5 tracks of post rock-influenced skramz clocking in at 35 minutes. The record builds so naturally, nothing feels forced, it's a very organic LP, at the risk of sounding like a hippy. I can't seeing it being outside of my top 5 releases this year, inclusive of every format.