Best of Hardcore 2021


Number Five: Death Goals – The Horrible and the Miserable


With a varied attack from many fronts, Death Goals’s The Horrible and the Miserable is an amazingly diverse hardcore album that totally slays!


Number Four: Tunic – Quitter


How great is this album, eh? Fast-paced hardcore closer to its punk roots than most others on this list, Tunic’s second 2021 album hits just the right spot for me!


Number Three: Anti Ritual – Expel the Leeches


Anti Ritual is hardcore blackened to a char. Expel the Leeches is a relentless album, and it’s totally oppressive. Definitely worth its spot on … Read more

Best of Grindcore 2021


The filthiest, rankiest, dirtiest, grindiest shit out there.


Number Five: Gross Pizza – Pepperonivirus 2: Pizza Variant

“One step on the balls… Two steps on the dick” is perhaps my favourite lyrical passage of the year, and this is all thanks to this amazing and funny discovery I made earlier this year. Indulge.

Number Four: Rat Punch – It’s a Drink


Rat Punch released an awesome album this year. It’s a Drink is fast-paced and chaotic and heavy hitting; it’s all we need from a grindcore album!
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Best of Folk 2021


Folk is the music for the people, from the people. And as our planet is pretty big, there are uncountably many different sorts of “folk” music. So many, in fact, that my top 5 cannot possibly cover all of the immense variety of sounds there are. Nevertheless, it does cover some decent part of it, and so here are the five best folk albums from 2021 in my opinion!


Number Five: Nika Mo – Of Cloven Hoof in Honey


On Of Cloven Hoof in Honey, Australian singer Nika Mo explores many of the lesser known Grimm tales, and turns … Read more

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

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Best of Deathcore 2021


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

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