Invisible Oranges will not be publishing new material on Monday, December 26, or Monday, January 2. Between Tuesday, December 27 and Friday, December 30, we will post a series of features looking back at 2011 through a variety of metal-tinted lenses. We will return to our usual coverage on Tuesday, January 3, 2012.

In the meantime, we encourage you to peruse our list of the top 75 albums of 2011, and to share your own lists (and your dissatisfaction with ours) in the comments. Have a happy new year! We'll see you in 2012!

Invisible Oranges Top 75 Metal Albums of 2011
Part 1: 75-51
Part 2: 50-41
Part 3: 40-31
Part 4: 30-21
Part 5: 20-11
Part 6: 10-1