Best of Doom Metal 2021


Number Five: Dream Unending – Tide Turns Eternal


Dream Unending’s Tide Turns Eternal is an amazing progressive doom album that has some of that psychedelic edge that adds a lot to its sound! A great album to start our top 5!


Number Four: Intaglio –


You might’ve noticed it by now, but I’m not really into the whole funeral doom thing. The closest I’m willing to approach it is exampled by Intaglio’s atmospheric doom album. The album has a true sense of beauty through desolation, and it’s one of the stronger candidates for this year!


Number Three: Big, Brave – Vital


2021 is quite a strong year for the Montreal-based post-doom trio Big, Brave. Not only did they release Vital, which is indeed a vital addition to your playlist, they did a truly remarkable collaboration with the Body, and no, it doesn’t sound like you’re imagining at all. And, for the post-doom subgenre, this is the album that caught my attention the most.


Number Two: Five the Hierophant – Through Aureate Voids


Atmospheric, psychedelic, ritualistic, Five the Hierophant is a really unique thing. Back when their previous album came out, I raved about it, and even though I have kept quite private about this new one, it’s definitely one of the strong points of 2021 as far as doom music is concerned!


Number One: Choir – Songs for a Tarnished World


That is one discovery I’m still proud of. Browsing the Bandcamp discover section, I stumbled upon this magical doom album, and what a discovery! Although you might not have heard of the band Choir, let me tell you what’s missing from your life: this album right here! It’s slow and deliberate, haunting and dreary, and there never is a moment of letdown. This right here is the superior doom album of 2021.


Notable Releases

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Friday, 5 February

Âge total – Âge total

42:59
psychedelic doom metal
Bordeaux, France
Independent

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Friday, 26

Five the Hierophant – Through Aureate Void

51:34
avant-garde doom metal
London, UK
Karisma & Dark Essence

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Odradek Room – Painted Mind

31:58
avant-garde doom metal
Ukraine
Bad Mood Man Music

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Profond Barathre – Tinnitus

56:30
blackened doom metal
La Chaux De Fonds, Switzerland
Hummus

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Friday, 5 March

Flesh of the Stars – Mirror & Vessels

30:53
atmospheric doom metal
Chicago, Illinois
Independent

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N & Ehnahre – Jakob

39:02
avant-garde doom metal
Eugene, Oregon
Glossolalia

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Friday, 2 April

Fuoco fatuo – Obsidian Katabasis

60:11
doom metal
Varese, Italy
Profound Lore

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Friday, 23

ΩNebra

54:19
doom metal
Italy
Dusktone

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Big, Brave – Vital

38:21
post-doom
Montréal, Québec
Southern Lord

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Neptunian Maximalism – Solar Drone Ceremony

52:38
avant-garde doom metal
Italy
I, Voidhanger

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Friday, 16 July

Vouna – Atropos

56:47
blackened doom metal
Olympia, Washington
Profound Lore

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Friday, 3 September

Doctor Smoke – Dreamers and the Dead

42:45
stoner metal
Ohio
Independent

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Monday, 6

Elikadama – Ⅰ: Ascend…

50:44
blackened sludge
Reykjavík, Iceland
Independent

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Elikadama – Ⅱ: … And Fade into Obscurity

53:18
blackened sludge
Reykjavík, Iceland
Independent

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Friday, 1 October

Abstracter – Abominion

40:46
blackened doom metal
Oakland, California
Independent

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Friday, 22

Worm – Foreverglade

44:42
doom metal
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 Buck Spin

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Friday, 29 October

Intaglio –

42:00
doom metal
Russia
Independent

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Friday, 19 November

ΧέμμιςDeceiver

41:44
post-doom metal
Denver, Colorado
Nuclear Blast

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Dream Unending – Tide Turns Eternal

45:08
atmospheric doom metal
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 Buck Spin

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Sunday, 21 November

Choir – Songs for a Tarnished World

46:18
blackened doom metal
Singapore
Independent

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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
01/08 – Best of Doom Metal

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