I love these monstrous chugs! BLEGH!
Number Five: Cognitive – Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Extinction
Cognitive are back with a very strong entry for this year! It’s all-around solid and more than capable deathcore!
Number Four: Darko – Darko
Darko—or Darko US if you want to find the band online—is a deathcore superentity, and I’ve got to say the result speaks for itself. Jam this as soon as possible!
Number Three: Crown Magnetar – The Codex of Flesh
The Codex of Flesh is just that good! Bring me these wicked breakdowns all day long!
Number Two: Brojob – The Heaviest Album of All Times
I’ve been on the first hype train from Brojob station when the band released their first album, and even though the novel factor diminished with time, I’m still a big fan of these huge riffs, creative songwriting, and humorous aesthetics. This album is good, but you shouldn’t take it seriously.
Number One: Humanity’s Last Breath – Välde
I still remember putting this album on for the first time, in my car on a long and isolated road. The way the riffs turn and the songs shift just compelled me to raise the volume and be physically assaulted by the soundwaves. This feeling of awe is seldom met when listening to new material these days, but I felt like a teenager once again, finding the heaviest new thing out there, and for that, Välde is numero uno!
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Friday, 12 February
Humanity’s Last Breath – Välde
Friday, 5 March
Brand of Sacrifice – Lifeblood
Friday, 19 March
Depths of Hatred – Inheritance
Friday, 30 April
Crown Magnetar – The Codex of Flesh
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Friday, 7 May
Darko – Darko
Friday, 2 July
Born of Osiris – Angel or Alien
Cognitive – Malevolent Thoughts of a Hastened Extinction
Friday, 23 July
Brojob – The Heaviest Album of All Times
Friday, 13 August
Lorna Shore – … And I Return to Nothingness
Friday, 17 September
Valley of Snakes – Abandon the Light
Friday, 29 October
White Chapel – Kin
Best of 2021
01/01 – Best of Afrobeat
01/02 – Best of Atmospheric Black Metal
01/03 – Best of Avant-Garde Black Metal
01/04 – Best of Brutal Death Metal
01/05 – Best of Classical
01/06 – Best of Death Metal
01/07 – Best of Deathcore