This will be my final "best of 2011" post. If you want the best overall album of last year, I suggest clicking here.
Gnaw Their Tongues - Per Flagellum Sanguemque, Tenebras Veneramus
Doesn't get more grim than urine soaked, bonedust covered dead genitals bathed in gall and skinned for the use of neophyte robes. No bucket full of bees guitar tone or frostbitten blast beats from the north here, just the unholiest of soundscapes.
Circle Of Ouroborus / Drowning The Light - Moonflares
Ouroborus doesn't abide by your black metal standards. The vocals are clean and backed by acoustic riffs that transition into 8 minute ambient tracks. Isn't deviating from the norm and alienating yourself from everyone else what BM is all about? Conversely, Drowning the Light brings the more traditional fans with its corpse paint imagery and production that sounds like it was recorded in the heart of an elven forest.
My picks for "untrue is the new true" albums of 2011.