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Top 20 2021 AotY


just keeping track.
This will have the top 20 and then a bunch of the "near 20"
If it has double-digit rating (i.e. /10 instead of /5) then I did a song-by-song on RYM for it because I had a tough time narrowing things down

Created by: sgtrobo | 05.08.2021



1. Ethereal Shroud - Trisagion
2021 - Atmoblack/Death/Doom - {10/10}
2. Veilburner - Lurkers In The Capsule Of Skull
2021 - Experimental Black Metal - {10/10}
3. First Fragment - Gloire Éternelle
2021 - Prog/Tech Death - {9.8/10}
4. Thy Catafalque - Vadak
2021 - Avant-Garde BM - {9.70/10}
5. Dormant Ordeal - The Grand Scheme Of Things
2021 - Death Metal - {9.70/10}
6. Fallensun - The Wake Of The Fall
2021 - MDM - {9.67/10}
7. Diskord - Degenerations
2021 - Dissodeath - {9.54/10}
8. Replicant - Malignant Reality
2021 - Dissodeath - (9.50/10)
9. Qrixkuor - Poison Palinopsia
2021 - Prog/Tech/Doom Death - {9.50/10}
10. Atvm - Famine, Putrid And Fucking Endless
2021 - Prog DM {9.43/10}
11. Mortiferum - Preserved In Torment
2021 - Death/Doom {9.33/10}
12. Steel Bearing Hand - Slay In Hell
2021 - Brutal Thrash - {9.33/10}
13. Norse - Ascetic
2021 - Dissoblack - {9.25/10}
14. 1914 - Where Fear And Weapons Meet
2021 - Blackened Death/Doom {9.25/10}
15. Malignant Altar - Realms Of Exquisite Morbidity
2021 - OSDM - {9.167/10}
16. Ad Nauseam - Imperative Imperceptible Impulse
2021 - Dissodeath -{9.167/10}
17. Hooded Menace - The Tritonus Bell
2021 - Death/Doom - {8.86/10}
18. Kanonenfieber - Menschenmühle
2021 - Black/Death - {8.33/10}
19. Werewolves - What A Time To Be Alive
2021 - Brutal DM {8.22/10}
20. ==== gotta do song-by song on RYM to sort these out
21. Esoctrilihum - Dy'th Requiem For The Serpent Telepath
2021 - BM - {/10}
22. Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû - Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû
2021 - Blackened Thrash - {/10}
23. Stormkeep - Tales Of Othertime
2021 - Symphonic BM - {/10}
24. Inferi - Vile Genesis
2021 - Tech Death - {/10}
25. Ninkharsag - The Dread March Of Solemn Gods
2021 - MBM {/10}
26. Serenity In Murder - Reborn
2021 - Symphonic DM - {/10}
27. Spectral Wound - A Diabolic Thirst
2021 - BM - {/10}
28. Stortregn - Impermanence
2021 - Tech MDM - {/10}
29. Suffering Hour - The Cyclic Reckoning
2021 - Blackened DM - {/10}
30. .
31. ============================================
32. Under A Serpent Sun - Under A Serpent Sun
2021 - MDM - {4.6/5.0}
33. Iotunn - Access All Worlds
2021 - Prog MDM - {4.6/5.0}
34. Night Crowned - Hädanfärd
2021 - MBM - {4.6/5.0}
35. Be'lakor - Coherence
2021 - MDM - {4.6/5.0}
36. Thulcandra - A Dying Wish
2021 - MBM - {4.6/5.0}
37. Ophidian I - Desolate
2021 - Tech DM - {4.4/5.0}
38. Anakim - The Elysian Void
2021 - Tech DM - {4.4/5.0}
39. Cradle Of Filth - Existence Is Futile
2021 - Symphonic BM - {4.4/5.0}
40. Dessiderium - Aria
2021 - Prog DM - {4.3/5.0}
41. Paysage d'Hiver - Geister
2021 - Ambient BM - {4.2/5.0}
42. Hatalom - Occhiolism
2021 - Tech DM - {4.2/5.0}
43. Archspire - Bleed The Future
2021 - Tech Death - {4.1/5.0}
44. Flotsam And Jetsam - Blood In The Water
2021 - Thrash - {4.0/5.0}
45. Baest - Necro Sapiens
2021 - OSDM - {4.0/5.0}
46. Enforced - Kill Grid
2021 - Thrash - {4.0/5.0}
47. Frozen Soul - Crypt Of Ice
2021 - OSDM Worship - {3.9/5.0}
48. Ashen - Godless Oath
2021 - OSDM Worship EP - {3.9/5.0}
49. Pestilence - Exitivm
2021 - Tech DM - {3.8/5.0}
50. Gothic Sky - In Search Of A Lost Soul
2021 - Gothic/Alternative - {3.8/5.0}
51. Burial In The Sky - The Consumed Self
2021 - Tech DM - {3.7/5.0}
52. Nekromantheon - Visions Of Trismegistos
2021 - Thrash - {3.6/5.0}
53. Panopticon - .​.​.​And Again Into The Light
2021 - Atmospheric BM - {3.5/5.0} ==> the production destroys what is otherwise a top notch effort
54. Thyrfing - Vanagandr
2021 - Viking Black Metal - {3.5/5.0}
55. Mastodon - Hushed & Grim
2021 - Progressive sludge - {7.13/10}
56. Between The Buried And Me - Colors II
2021 - Progressive Metalcore - {3.4/5.0}
57. .
58. =================== still listening ===================
59. .================================================
60. . Death Metal
61. Antichrist Siege Machine - Pruifying Blade
2021 - Blackened Death Metal - {/5.0}
62. Abolishment Of Flesh - In The Presence Of Darkness
2021 - Tech MDM - {/5.0}
63. Asphyx - Necroceros
2021 - OSDM - {/5.0}
64. Carcass - Torn Arteries
2021 - MDM - {/5.0}
65. Crypts Of Despair - All Light Swallowed
2021 - DM - {/5.0}
66. Duskmourn - Fallen Kings And Rusted Crowns
2021 - MDM - {/5.0}
67. Ex Deo - The Thirteen Years Of Nero
2021 - Symphonic MDM - {/5.0}
68. Hypocrisy - Worship
2021 - Tech Death - {/5.0}
69. Obscura - A Valediction
2021 - Prog/Tech Death - {/5.0}
70. Rivers Of Nihil - The Work
2021 - Progressive Death Metal - {/5.0}
71. Sunless - Ylem
2021 - Progressive DM - {/5.0}
72. .
73. . Black/Folk Metal
74. Cân Bardd - Devoured By The Oak
2021 - Atmospheric BM - {/5.0}
75. Dordeduh - Har
2021 - Prog BM - {/5.0}
76. Empyrium - Über Den Sternen
2021 - Dark Folk - {/5.0}
77. Grima - Rotten Garden
2021 - Atmospheric BM - {/5.0}
78. Häxkapell - Eldhymner
2021 Blackened Folk - {/5.0}
79. Havukruunu - Kuu Erkylän Yllä
2021 - Blackened Folk - {/5.0}
80. Mare Cognitum - Solar Paroxysm
2021 - Atmospheric BM - {/5.0}
81. Netherbird - Arete
2021 - MBM - {/5.0}
82. Sur Austru - Obârşie
2021 - Blackened Folk - {/5.0}
83. Wolves In The Throne Room - Primordial Arcana
2021 - Atmospheric BM - {/5.0}
84. Yoth Iria - As The Flame Withers
2021 - MBM - {/5.0}
85. .
86. . Symphonic
87. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Swagger & Stroll Down The Rabbit Hole
2021 - AG/Symphonic Metal - {/5.0}
88. Epica - Omega
2021 - Symphonic Metal - {/5.0}
89. Seven Spires - Gods Of Debauchery
2021 - Symphonic Metal - {/5.0}
90. .
91. . Sludge / Gothic / Doom
92. Dvne - Etemen Ænka
2021 - Sludge - {/5.0}
93. Funeral Tears - The Last God On The Earth
2021 - Gothic Doom - {/5.0}
94. The Ruins Of Beverast - The Thule Grimoires
2021 - Blackened Doom - {/5.0}
95. Tribulation - Where The Gloom Becomes Sound
2021 - Gothic Metal - {/5.0}
96. .
97. . Thrash
98. Exodus - Persona Non Grata
2021 - Thrash - {/5.0}
99. Paradox - Heresy II - End Of A Legend
2021 - Thrash Metal - {/5.0}
100. .
101. . Power / Heavy / Other
102. Cynic - Ascension Codes
2021 - Prog Metal {/5.0}
103. Evergrey - Escape Of The Phoenix
2021 - Power Metal - {/5.0}
104. Helloween - Helloween
2021 - Power Metal - {/5.0}
105. Iron Maiden - Senjutsu
2021 - Heavy Metal - {/5.0}
106. Powerwolf - Call Of The Wild
2021 - Power Metal - {/5.0}
107. Running Wild - Blood On Blood
2021 - Heavy Metal - {/5.0}
108. Soen - Imperial
2021 - Prog Alt. Metal - {/5.0}
109. Vola - Witness
2021 - Prog/Djent - {/5.0}
110. Last Days Of Humanity - Horrific Compositions Of Decomposition
2021
111. The Monolith Deathcult - V3 - Vernedering: Connect The Goddamn Dots
2021



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