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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

edit - I gotta get around to updating this list

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 - {9.7/10}
5. Dormant Ordeal - The Grand Scheme Of Things
2021 - Death Metal - {9.7/10}
6. Fallensun - The Wake Of The Fall
2021 - MDM - {9.7/10}
7. Replicant - Malignant Reality
2021 - Dissodeath - (9.6/10)
8. Qrixkuor - Poison Palinopsia
2021 - Prog/Tech/Doom Death - {9.5/10}
9. Spectral Wound - A Diabolic Thirst
2021 - BM - {9.5/10}
10. Atvm - Famine, Putrid And Fucking Endless
2021 - Prog DM {9.4/10}
11. Mortiferum - Preserved In Torment
2021 - Death/Doom {9.3/10}
12. Steel Bearing Hand - Slay In Hell
2021 - Brutal Thrash - {9.3/10}
13. Norse - Ascetic
2021 - Dissoblack - {9.3/10}
14. Ophidian I - Desolate
2021 - Tech DM - {9.3/10}
15. Stormkeep - Tales Of Othertime
2021 - Symphonic BM - {9.2/10}
16. 1914 - Where Fear And Weapons Meet
2021 - Blackened Death/Doom {9.2/10}
17. Malignant Altar - Realms Of Exquisite Morbidity
2021 - OSDM - {9.2/10}
18. Ad Nauseam - Imperative Imperceptible Impulse
2021 - Dissodeath -{9.2/10}
19. Inferi - Vile Genesis
2021 - Tech Death - {9.2/10}
20. Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû - Proscriptor McGovern's Apsû
2021 - Blackened Thrash - {9.1/10}
21. Diskord - Degenerations
2021 - Dissodeath - {9.1/10}
22. Be'lakor - Coherence
2021 - MDM - {9.1/10}
23. Night Crowned - Hädanfärd
2021 - MBM - {9.0/10}
24. Under A Serpent Sun - Under A Serpent Sun
2021 - MDM - {9.0/10}
25. Serenity In Murder - Reborn
2021 - Symphonic DM - {8.9/10}
26. Hooded Menace - The Tritonus Bell
2021 - Death/Doom - {8.9/10}
27. Esoctrilihum - Dy'th Requiem For The Serpent Telepath
2021 - BM - {8.9/10}
28. Anakim - The Elysian Void
2021 - Tech DM - {8.8/10}
29. Flotsam And Jetsam - Blood In The Water
2021 - Thrash - {8.7/10}
30. Ninkharsag - The Dread March Of Solemn Gods
2021 - MBM {8.7/10}
31. Suffering Hour - The Cyclic Reckoning
2021 - Blackened DM - {8.7/10}
32. Asphyx - Necroceros
2021 - OSDM - {8.7/10}
33. Stortregn - Impermanence
2021 - Tech MDM - {8.6/10}
34. Häxkapell - Eldhymner
2021 Blackened Folk - {8.6/10}
35. Thulcandra - A Dying Wish
2021 - MBM - {8.6/10}
36. Dessiderium - Aria
2021 - Prog DM - {8.6/10}
37. Cradle Of Filth - Existence Is Futile
2021 - Symphonic BM - {8.5/10}
38. Iotunn - Access All Worlds
2021 - Prog MDM - {8.5/10}
39. Kanonenfieber - Menschenmühle
2021 - Black/Death - {8.5/10}
40. Werewolves - What A Time To Be Alive
2021 - Brutal DM {8.4/10}
41. Carcass - Torn Arteries
2021 - MDM - {8.4/10}
42. Enforced - Kill Grid
2021 - Thrash - {8.4/5.0}
43. Paysage d'Hiver - Geister
2021 - Ambient BM - {8.4/10}
44. Hatalom - Occhiolism
2021 - Tech DM - {8.4/10}
45. Archspire - Bleed The Future
2021 - Tech Death - {8.2/10}
46. Baest - Necro Sapiens
2021 - OSDM - {8.1/5.0}
47. Helloween - Helloween
2021 - Power Metal - {8.1/10}
48. Frozen Soul - Crypt Of Ice
2021 - OSDM Worship - {7.8/10}
49. Ashen - Godless Oath
2021 - OSDM Worship EP - {7.8/10}
50. Pestilence - Exitivm
2021 - Tech DM - {7.7/10}
51. Gothic Sky - In Search Of A Lost Soul
2021 - Gothic/Alternative - {7.6/10}
52. Burial In The Sky - The Consumed Self
2021 - Tech DM - {7.4/10}
53. Nekromantheon - Visions Of Trismegistos
2021 - Thrash - {7.3/10}
54. Panopticon - .​.​.​And Again Into The Light
2021 - Atmospheric BM - {7.1/10} ==> the production destroys what is otherwise a top notch effort
55. Netherbird - Arete
2021 - MBM - {7.1/10}
56. Mastodon - Hushed & Grim
2021 - Progressive sludge - {7.1/10}
57. Thyrfing - Vanagandr
2021 - Viking Black Metal - {7.0/10}
58. Between The Buried And Me - Colors II
2021 - Progressive Metalcore - {6.8/10}
59. .
60. =================== still listening ===================
61. Ferriterium - Calvaire
2021 - Black Metal - {/10}
62. .================================================
63. . Death Metal
64. Antichrist Siege Machine - Pruifying Blade
2021 - Blackened Death Metal - {/5.0}
65. Abolishment Of Flesh - In The Presence Of Darkness
2021 - Tech MDM - {/5.0}
66. Crypts Of Despair - All Light Swallowed
2021 - DM - {/5.0}
67. Duskmourn - Fallen Kings And Rusted Crowns
2021 - MDM - {/5.0}
68. Ex Deo - The Thirteen Years Of Nero
2021 - Symphonic MDM - {/5.0}
69. Hypocrisy - Worship
2021 - Tech Death - {/5.0}
70. Obscura - A Valediction
2021 - Prog/Tech Death - {/5.0}
71. Rivers Of Nihil - The Work
2021 - Progressive Death Metal - {/5.0}
72. Sunless - Ylem
2021 - Progressive DM - {/5.0}
73. .
74. . Black/Folk Metal
75. Cân Bardd - Devoured By The Oak
2021 - Atmospheric BM - {/5.0}
76. Dordeduh - Har
2021 - Prog BM - {/5.0}
77. Empyrium - Über Den Sternen
2021 - Dark Folk - {/5.0}
78. Grima - Rotten Garden
2021 - Atmospheric BM - {/5.0}
79. Havukruunu - Kuu Erkylän Yllä
2021 - Blackened Folk - {/5.0}
80. Mare Cognitum - Solar Paroxysm
2021 - Atmospheric BM - {/5.0}
81. Sur Austru - Obârşie
2021 - Blackened Folk - {/5.0}
82. Wolves In The Throne Room - Primordial Arcana
2021 - Atmospheric BM - {/5.0}
83. Yoth Iria - As The Flame Withers
2021 - MBM - {/5.0}
84. .
85. . Symphonic
86. Diablo Swing Orchestra - Swagger & Stroll Down The Rabbit Hole
2021 - AG/Symphonic Metal - {/5.0}
87. Epica - Omega
2021 - Symphonic Metal - {/5.0}
88. Seven Spires - Gods Of Debauchery
2021 - Symphonic Metal - {/5.0}
89. .
90. . Sludge / Gothic / Doom
91. Dvne - Etemen Ænka
2021 - Sludge - {/5.0}
92. Funeral Tears - The Last God On The Earth
2021 - Gothic Doom - {/5.0}
93. The Ruins Of Beverast - The Thule Grimoires
2021 - Blackened Doom - {/5.0}
94. Tribulation - Where The Gloom Becomes Sound
2021 - Gothic Metal - {/5.0}
95. .
96. . Thrash
97. Exodus - Persona Non Grata
2021 - Thrash - {/5.0}
98. Paradox - Heresy II - End Of A Legend
2021 - Thrash Metal - {/5.0}
99. .
100. . Power / Heavy / Other
101. Cynic - Ascension Codes
2021 - Prog Metal {/5.0}
102. Evergrey - Escape Of The Phoenix
2021 - Power Metal - {/5.0}
103. Iron Maiden - Senjutsu
2021 - Heavy Metal - {/5.0}
104. Powerwolf - Call Of The Wild
2021 - Power Metal - {/5.0}
105. Running Wild - Blood On Blood
2021 - Heavy Metal - {/5.0}
106. Soen - Imperial
2021 - Prog Alt. Metal - {/5.0}
107. Vola - Witness
2021 - Prog/Djent - {/5.0}
108. Last Days Of Humanity - Horrific Compositions Of Decomposition
2021
109. The Monolith Deathcult - V3 - Vernedering: Connect The Goddamn Dots
2021



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