Best of Post-Hardcore 2021


Best of post-hardcore!


Number Five: Dead Lights – The Uncanny Valley


The new Dead Lights album is high production and high profile, The Uncanny Valley borders on metalcore with its heavy riffs and harsh vocals, but I made the choice to include it in the post-hardcore list. Whatever you choose to tag it, it remains an incredibly strong album from 2021!


Number Four: A Secret Revealed – When the Day Yearns for Light


Blackened, sludgy, noisy, and filthy, A Secret Revealed’s When the Day Yearns for Light is an amazing and disgusting album, one of the strong points of the year!


Number Three: Telomēre – Where Are We Still


Telomēre might be a lesser known name, but you ought to know more about it after you listen to their incredible 2021 release. Where Are We Still is filled with groovy riffs and melodic hooks so that there are only a few moments where you’re not banging your head (and those calmer moments are great too!)


Number Two: The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Illusory Walls


Dark Souls-themed bands always make bonus points with me. It’s often quite easy to tell, as with the name of the album or of the song above, and if a band I like can reference other stuff I like, so much the better! Fortunately, TWIABPAIANLATD is an incredible band and makes it really high on the list!


Number One: Hail the Sun – New Age Filth


Hail the Sun caters to all my swancore needs; their most recent, New Age Filth, sets up a golden standard for this particular style of post-hardcore. I’ve played it multiple times wishing to scream my lungs out in sync (I can’t), and so it stuck in my mind the strongest. All hail Hail the Sun!


Notable Releases

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Friday, 15 January

The Sick Boy Method – For Karyn

32:22
experimental post-hardcore
Muncie, Indiana
Sauna Suit

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Sunday, 14 February

Vautours – The Queen

18:35
noise rock, post-hardcore
Lille, France
Independent

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Friday, 26

Pulses – Speak Less

18:28
post-hardcore
Dumfries, Virginia
Independent

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Inner Space – Echoes

50:06
post-hardcore
Denver, Colorado
Independent

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Friday, 5 March

Suffer Club – Tar and Feather

23:10
post-hardcore
Independent


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Friday, 19

Летние войныСажа

25:01
blackened post-hardcore
Russia
Independent


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Friday, 26 March

The Drowned God – Pale Home

45:24
blackened post-hardcore
USA
Solid State


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Friday, 16 April

Hail the Sun – New Age Filth

34:02
post-hardcore
California
Equal Vision

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Friday, 23

Tilian – Factory Reset

35:09
alternative post-hardcore
USA
Rise


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Wild Powers – What You Wanted

38:37
post-hardcore
Seattle, Washington
Independent

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Friday, 21 May

Dead Lights – The Uncanny Valley

43:19
progressive post-hardcore
Brisbane, Australia
Greyscale

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Monday, 24 May

Adventurer – Pacifica

38:38
post-hardcore
Detroit, Michigan
Independent

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Friday, 25 June

Votto – Quindi noi sbagliando facemmo giusto

17:39
post-hardcore
Piacenza, Italy
Independent

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Friday, 9 July

Telomēre – Where Are We Still

28:42
progressive metal, math rock
Toronto, Ontario
Independent

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Monday, 12

Albeit, a Moon – Sanguine

20:52
post-hardcore
Lewes, Delaware
Independent

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Friday, 16 July

To Octavia – Somewhere in a World, Not of the Dream

21:09
post-hardcore
Melbourne, Australia
Independent


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Friday, 17 September

Eidola – The Architect

45:13
post-hardcore
Salt Lake City, Utah
Rise

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Friday, 8 October

The World Is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die – Illusory Walls

70:25
post-hardcore
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Epitaph

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Sunday, 10

No God Only Teeth – Placenta

41:55
blackened post-hardcore
Hamburg, Germany
Independent

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Wednesday, 13 October

Knocked Loose – A Tear in the Fabric of Life

21:02
hardcore
Pasadena, California
Pure Noise

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Friday, 29 October

A Secret Revealed – When the Day Yearns for Light

38:01
blackened post-hardcore
Würzburg, Germany
Lifeforce

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Friday, 12 November

The Seafloor Cinema – In Cinemascope with Stereophonic Sound

43:01
post-hardcore
Sacramento, California
Pure Noise

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Friday, 26 March

Origami Button – No Parking

26:30
math rock
Chicago, Illinois
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
01/18 – Best of Metalcore
01/19 – Best of Modern Jazz
01/20 – Best of Noise Rock
01/21 – Best of Nu Jazz
01/22 – Best of Nu Prog
01/23 – Best of Pop
01/24 – Best of Post-Hardcore

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