Best of Mathcore 2021


Mathcore is an amazing genre, full of technicality, creativity, and often also humour and weirdness! But, if you’re here, you probably already know that, so let’s go with our top 5!


Number Five: Pacman, the Movie – 2: Eat Lives


Pacman, the Movie comes to us from Houston, Texas, and their second album is truly one that should be on everyone’s mathcore playlist this year. Check it out!


Number Four: Frontierer – Oxidized


The new Frontierer goes hard!


Number Three: Lou Kelly & Friends – Shriek


On Shriek, Lou Kelly and a bunch of guests came together to release one of the most supremely creative and experimental releases of the year. Lou Kelly is always a name I’m looking out for, whenever he has something new released, I’ll dive into it and most probably totally love it! That’s the case with Shriek. I feel like this is only mathcore “by accident”, which makes it even better! It’s just the result of all the experimentation that’s going on in this album. Maybe you wouldn’t even call this mathcore, but who cares? It’s good!


Number Two: The Sound that Ends Creation – Boomers, Zoomers, Desperate Coomers


Chris Dearing’s The Sound that Ends Creation is forever one of the most absurd one-man projects to exist. I usually refer to this stuff as mathgrind, because of how abrasive and in-your-face it is, but that alone doesn’t do it justice. There is a lot of stuff going on in any single one of his albums, and BZDC is just another example of that! It’s amazing!


Number One: Gratis – Gratis


I’m pretty sure this is the wildest shit 2021 had to offer. Yeah, it’s recordings from over 10 years ago, but they were released this year, so that counts. Now imagine the Mars Volta colliding with Naked City, and you’ve got a good idea of what this is about. It’s post-hardcore? with free jazz? and grindcore? and a lot of other stuff? It’s one of the weirdest and most awesome releases of 2021, that’s for sure! Please, more!


Notable Releases

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Sunday, 3 January

Joseph A Peragine – Missing Memory

44:23
mathcore
New Jersey
Independent

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Friday, 5 March

Drumcorps – Better Days

10:55
mathcore, breakcore
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Independent

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Friday, 12

Pupil Slicer – Mirrors

37:39
mathcore
London, UK
Prosthetic

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Friday, 19 March

Nursing – Self Care

27:30
mathcore
Eureka, California
Dark Trail

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Thursday, 1 July

Lower Automation – Lower Automation

20:41
mathcore
Illinois
Independent

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Thursday, 22 July

Pacman, the Movie – 2: Eat Lives

19:07
mathcore
Houston, Texas
Independent

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Friday, 6 August

Drumcorps – For the Living

12:47
mathcore, breakcore
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Independent

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Gratis – Gratis

51:46
mathcore, avant-garde jazz
Evansville, Indiana
Rebore

Read our review.

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Friday, 13

Fawn Limbs – Darwin Falls

34:42
mathcore
United States
Independent

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Mouthbreather – I’m Sorry Mr. Salesman

23:50
mathcore
Boston, Massachusetts
Independent

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Tuesday, 28 September

30 Seconds Go! – A Self-Help Guide to Your Nervous Breakdown

22:23
mathcore
Maine
Independent

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Friday, 1 October

Frontierer – Oxidized

49:30
mathcore
Scotland, UK
Independent

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Lou Kelly & Friends – Shriek

27:38
experimental rock
California
Independent

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Friday, 8 October

Under the Pier – An Exercise in Discontent

28:32
mathcore
Baltimore, Maryland
Dark Trail

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Friday, 5 November

The Sound that Ends Creation – Boomers, Zoomers, Desperate Coomers

21:36
mathgrind
Allen, Texas
Independent

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Friday, 24 December

Recent Ancestors – Recent Ancestors

9:10
math rock, noise rock
New York, New York
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
01/09 – Best of Folk
01/10 – Best of Grindcore
01/11 – Best of Hardcore
01/12 – Best Improvisation
01/13 – Best of Indie Rock
01/14 – Best of Jazz Fusion
01/15 – Best of Jazzcore
01/16 – Best of Math Rock
01/17 – Best of Mathcore

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