ninehertz Albums of the Year 2021 - Top 50

Tue 7th December 2021


/incoming/aoty2021.jpgThe end of the year which we hoped would be a recovery toward the old ideas of normality, and yet here we are again wondering whether we'll be locked down for Christmas, a populous unsure of the regulations, still tentatively feeling our way back into what little social life available to us if at all.

And yet despite all that, despite conditions inhospitable to creativity and inaccessibility to gigs and practice rooms, 2021 still has delivered with an amazing treasure horde of metal releases. Adversity is often a boon to the creative process I suppose.

Our weekly podcast has been a thrill to curate each week, and difficult too to limit to just 9 new tracks which says everything.

So here we are, our Top 50 albums (or to be more precise releases), a combination of Pete and Mike's favourites.

There's no order other than alphabetical (its difficult enough getting this down to 50), there's no description (we'll record a pod to talk over our top 10 soon) - just a long list of inspiring, spine tingling extreme music perfection.

Aerosol Jesus - Survival

Atvm - Famine, Putrid and Fucking Endless

Bedtimemagic - Between the Sheets

Black Noia - Blacknoia

Blackwater Holylight - Silence/Motion

Bloody Head - The Temple Pillars Dissolve Into The Clouds

Bloody Keep - Bloody Horror

The Body - I’ve Seen All I Need To See

Body Void - Bury Me Beneath This Rotting Earth

Bongzilla - Weedsconsin

Caina - Take Me Away From All This Death

Cult of Occult - Ruin

Dhyana - Bodhisattva

Dopesmoker - Devil's Bridge

Dvne - Etemen Ænka

Elder Devil - Fragments of Hell

Esoctrilihum - Dy'th Requiem For The Serpent Telepath

Exsul - Allegoresis

Fange - Pantocrator

Fossilization - He Whose Name Was Long Forgotten

Horndal - Lake Drinker

Ivory Primarch - As All Life Burns

Jointhugger - Reaper Season

Lammping - Flashjacks

Mastiff - Leave Me The Ashes Of The Earth

Megalith Levitation - Void Psalms

Noctule - Wretched Abyss

Offerstigen / Obolus - Split

Orphan Donor - Unraveled

Part Chimp - Drool

Serpent Column - Katartisis

Shit the Cow - And Dance

Slave Hands - Ruins Emptiness

Sleep Moscow - Of the Sun

Still - ()

Succumb - XXI

Tenebrae in Perpetuum / Gorrch - Suicido Spirituale

Tenue - Territorios

Throth - Each In Our Own Way We Suffer

Underdark - Our Bodies Burned Bright On Re-entry

Various - Distressing Brain Waves (Butcher Shed Records)

Various - Greatest Shits (Death Treat Records)

Veilburner - Lurkers in the Capsule of Skull

Visions From Beyond - Eternally Bound, Whipped by Time

Wallowing / Thin / Slabdragger / Vixen Maw - 4 Way Split

Warcake - Puce

Wasted Death - Uglier Than Hell

Witchfucker - Bäd Vibez Önly - Aufarbeitung einer Krise

The Wright Valley Trio - Der Weg

Year of No Light - Consolamentum


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