Top 5 Heavy Metal Releases (April)

April was a very consistent, but not great month. No new releases garnered 4.5 stars or higher, but a bunch received 4 stars, making it a difficult task to determine this month's top 5.

I have a feeling some of these will age pretty well, and by the end of the year may even grow on us enough to crack the best of 2011 list. After a lot of debate, arm-wrestling and coin-flipping, Primordial gets the top spot for April, barely edging out the return of Pentagram. Here are April's top 5 metal releases.

1. Primordial - 'Redemption At The Puritan's Hand' (Metal Blade)
2. Pentagram - 'Last Rites' (Metal Blade)
3. Blut Aus Nord - '777: Sect(s)' (Code 666)
4. Cruachan - 'Blood On The Black Robe' (Candlelight)
5. Vintersorg - 'Jordpuls' (Napalm)