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Notrap's 2021

Some disappointments, some nice surprises - business as usual - but overall it was a good year for metal. These are my highlights. As always, the individual rankings aren't just based solely on the technical factor.
100Accept
Too Mean to Die


DISAPPOINTMENT OF THE YEAR

Accept_Too Mean to Die
Exodus_Persona Non Grata
Artillery_X
Rivers of Nihil_The Work
Burning Witches_The Witch of the North
99Witch Vomit
Abhorrent Rapture


BEST EP

Witch Vomit_Abhorrent Rapture
Cult of Luna_The Raging River
Perilaxe_Occlusion_Raytraces of Death
Gatecreeper_An Unexpected Reality
Enslaved_Caravans to the Outer Worlds
98Diabolizer
Khalkedonian Death


MOST UNDERRATED ALBUMS (under 25 votes and a rating of less than 3.8)

Diabolizer - Khalkedonian Death
Horndal_Lake Drinker
Inoculation - Celestial Putridity
Korpse (NL)_Insufferable Violence
The Monolith Deathcult - V3 - Vernedering: Connect the Goddamn Dots
97Born of Osiris
Angel or Alien


BEST RIFF

Born of Osiris – Oathbreaker (opening riff)
Be'lakor – Valence (main/opening riff)
Malignant Altar_Rite of Krasue (ending riff)
Suffering Hour – Strongholds of Awakening (main/opening riff)
Dvne - Sì-XIV (main/opening riff)
Enforced – Trespasser (ending riff)
The Ruins of Beverast – Deserts to Bind and Defeat (6:37 – 7:14)
Cryptosis – Decypher (main riff)
The Ruins of Beverast – Polar Hiss Hysteria (1:07 – 1:19 / 2:15 – 3:05)
Asphix – Knights Templar Stand (main/opening riff)
96Obscura
A Valediction


BEST GUITAR SOLO

Obscura – Solaris (Christian Münzner)
Evergrey – Eternal Nocturnal (Tom S Englund, Henrik Danhage)
Soen – Illusion (Cody Lee Ford)
Alustrium – A Monument to Silence (Mike DeMaria / Chris Kelly)
Stortregn – Ghosts of the Past (Duran K. Bathija)
95Iron Maiden
Senjutsu


BEST MUSIC VIDEO

Iron Maiden – The Writing on The Wall
Extermination Dismemberment - Protonemesis
Gojira - Born of One Thing
Archspire - Drone Corpse Aviator
Gojira – Amazonia
94Flotsam and Jetsam
Blood in the Water


BEST VOCALS

Eric A.K. - Flotsam and Jetsam
Oliver Rae Aleron - Archspire
Tom S Englund – Evergrey
George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher – Cannibal Corpse
Michael Kiske / Andi Deris – Helloween
Joel Ekelöf – Soen
Dani Filth - Cradle of Filth
Sven de Caluwé - Aborted
Mark Tremonti - Tremonti
Dee Snider
93Obscura
A Valediction


BEST GUITARIST

Steffen Kummerer / Christian Münzner - Obscura
Johan Smith / Duran K. Bathija – Stortregn
H Símon Þórólfsson / Daníel Máni Konráðsson - Ophidian I
Mike DeMaria / Chris Kelly - Alustrium
Dean Lamb / Tobi Morelli - Archspire
92Ad Nauseam
Imperative Imperceptible Impulse


BEST BASSIST

Matteo B. - Ad Nauseam
Steve Harris – Iron Maiden
Jared Smith – Archspire
Jeroen Paul Thesseling – Obscura
Alex Webster – Cannibal Corpse
91Archspire
Bleed the Future


BEST DRUMMER

Spencer Prewett – Archspire
Dobber Beverly - Malignant Altar
Andrea S. – Ad Nauseam
Taylor Hamel – Sunless
Nicko McBrain - Iron Maiden
90Dream Theater
A View from the Top of the World


BEST KEYBOARDIST

Jordan Rudess - Dream Theater / Liquid Tension Experiment
Rikard Zander - Evergrey
Steve Merry - Be'lakor
89Helloween
Helloween


BEST ARTWORK

Helloween – Helloween, Eliran Kantor
Altarage - Succumb, David Jorquera
Seth - La Morsure du Christ, Leoncio Harmr
Ad Nauseam - Imperative Imperceptible Impulse, Vama Marga
Humanity's Last Breath – Välde, Mariusz Lewandowski
88Cryptosis
Bionic Swarm


BEST DEBUT ALBUM

Cryptosis - Bionic Swarm
Malignant Altar - Realms of Exquisite Morbidity
The Temple (NZ) - The Temple
Diabolizer - Khalkedonian Death
Stormkeep - Tales of Othertime
Burial (ITA)_Inner Gateways To The Slumbering Equilibrium...
200 Stab Wounds - Slave to the Scalpel
Forhist - Forhist
Apparition – Feel
Moral Collapse - Moral Collapse
Atrae Bilis - Apexapien
87Sorcerer
Reverence


BEST COVER SONG

Waiting for Darkness (Ozzy Osbourne cover)
86Iron Maiden
Senjutsu


BEST SONGS

Iron Maiden – Days of Future Past
Flotsam and Jetsam – Blood in the Water
Iron Maiden – The Parchment
Enforced – Malignance
Cryptosis – Decypher
Be’lakor – Valence
Tears for Fears – The Tipping Point
Dvne - Sì-XIV
Stortregn – Nénie
Dee Snider – I Gotta Rock (again)
Evergrey - Leaden Saints
Altarage – Magno Evento
Helloween – Fear of the Fallen
Archspire – Bleed the Future
Erdve – Lavondėmės
Mastodon – Teardrinker
Alustrium – A Monument to Silence
Thy Catafalque - Köszöntsd a hajnalt
Ophidian I – Diamonds
Cradle of Filth - Necromantic Fantasies
Hyperdontia – Grinding Teeth
Der Weg Einer Freiheit – Monument
Suffering Hour – Strongholds of Awakening
Soen – Illusion
The Ruins of Beverast – Polar Hiss Hysteria
85Asphyx
Necroceros


BEST ALBUMS 2021 (TOP 85)

Highlights: Knights Templar Stand, Yield or Die
84Celestial Swarm
Gateways to the Necroverse


Highlights: The Harvesters, Forlon Oblivion
83Dvne
Etemen Ænka


Highlights: Sì-XIV, Towers
82Noctambulist
The Barren Form


Highlights: Depletion, Infinitesimal
81Soen
Imperial


Highlights: Illusion, Antagonist
80Sanguisugabogg
Tortured Whole


Highlights: Menstrual Envy, Dragged by a Truck, Dead as Shit
79Galvanizer
Prying Sight Of Imperception


Highlights: Servants of the Scourge, The Inexorable, The Ever-Crescent
78Devoid of Thought
Outer World Graves


Highlights: Perennial Dream
77Inferi (USA)
Vile Genesis


Highlights: From Exile to Exaltation
76Lvcifyre
The Broken Seal


Highlights: Gods Await Us
75Dying Wish
Fragments of a Bitter Memory


Highlights: Until Mourning Comes, Enemies in Red
74Atrae Bilis
Apexapien


Highlights: Theta, By the Hierophant’s Maw, Bacterium Abloom
73Withered
Verloren


Highlights: By Tooth in Tongue
72Ghastly (FIN)
Mercurial Passages


Highlights: Sea of Light
71Cerebral Rot
Excretion Of Mortality


Highlights: Vile Yolk Contagion
70Impaled Nazarene
Eight Headed Serpent


Highlights: Goat of Mendes, Shock and Awe
69Iotunn
Access All Worlds


Highlights: Voyage of the Garganey I, The Tower of Cosmic Nihility
68Crypts of Despair
All Light Swallowed


Highlights: Excruciating Weight
67Cathexis
Untethered Abyss


Highlights: Horizon Realm of Mechanical Retribution
66Gojira
Fortitude


Highlights: Into the Storm, Amazonia
65Phrenelith
Chimaera


Highlights: Awakening Titans, Chimaerian Offspring, Pt. 1
64Helloween
Helloween


Highlights: Fear of the Fallen, Best Time, Out for the Glory
63200 Stab Wounds
Slave to the Scalpel


Highlights: Skin Milk, Stifling Stew
62Grave Miasma
Abyss of Wrathful Deities


Highlights: Rogyapa, Erudite Decomposition, Kingdoms Beyond Kallash
61Evergrey
Escape of the Phoenix


Highlights: Eternal Nocturnal, Forever Outsider, Leaden Saints
60Erdve
Savigaila


Highlights: Lavondèmès, Sugretinimas, Betonas
59Iron Maiden
Senjutsu


Highlights: Days of Future Past, The Parchment
58Craven Idol
Forked Tongues


Highlights: Forked Tongues, Deify the Stormgod
57Bohemyst
Čerň a Smrt


Highlights: Krvehlas, Co nelze zapomenout, Do chřtánu smrti
56Between the Buried and Me
Colors II


Highlights: Revolution in Limbo
55Blindfolded and Led to the Woods
Nightmare Withdrawals


Highlights: The White of the Eyes, The Obscured Witness
54Mefitis
Offscourings


Highlights: Sonstead Blight
53Moral Collapse
Moral Collapse


Highlights: Your Stillborn Be Praised, To the Blind, All Things Sudden
52Mare Cognitum
Solar Paroxysm


Highlights: Antaresian
51Apparition
Feel


Highlights: Unequilibrium, Perpetually Altered
50Sulphurous
The Black Mouth of Sepulchre


Highlights: Rotting Abomination (The Cleansing)
49Drawn and Quartered
Congregation Pestilence


Highlights: Six Devils (Trepanation)
48Stormkeep
Tales of Othertime


Highlights: The Seer
47Forhist
Forhist


Highlights: I
46Aenigmatum
Deconsecrate


Highlights: Forged from Bedlam
45Grima
Rotten Garden


Highlights: Rotting Garden
44Humanity's Last Breath
Välde


Highlights: Earthless, Dehumanize, Valdet
43Cult of Luna
The Raging River


Highlights: Three Bridges
42The Monolith Deathcult
V3 - Vernedering: Connect the Goddamn Dots


Highlights: Connect the Goddamn Dots, Gone Sour Doomed
41Ophidian I
Desolate


Highlights: Diamonds, Spiral to Oblivion
40VOLA
Witness


Highlights: Straight Lines, These Black Claws, Napalm
39Korpse (NL)
Insufferable Violence


Highlights: Insufferable Violence, Epochs of Melancholy
38Inoculation
Celestial Putridity


Highlights: The Edge of Town, Universal Entropy
37Horndal
Lake Drinker


Highlights: Rossen, Horndal’s Blodbad
36Diabolizer
Khalkedonian Death


Highlights: Dawn of Obliteration, Maelstroms of Abhorrence
35Diskord
Degenerations


Highlights: Abnegations
34Replicant
Malignant Reality


Highlights: Caverns Of Insipid Reflection, Rabid Future, Dressed In Violence
33Aborted
ManiaCult


Highlights: Impetus Odi, Dementophobia, Grotesque
32Burial (ITA)
Inner Gateways To The Slumbering Equilibrium...


Highlights: Halls of the Formless Unraveler
31Fractal Generator
Macrocosmos


Highlights: Shadows of Infinity, Aeon
30Alustrium
A Monument to Silence


Highlights: This Hollow Ache, A Monument to Silence
29Inferno (CZ)
PARADEIGMA (Phosphenes of Aphotic Eternity)


Highlights: The Wailing Horizon
28Thy Catafalque
Vadak


Highlights: Köszöntsd a hajnalt, Piros-sárga, Szarvas
27Witch Vomit
Abhorrent Rapture


Highlights: Necrometamorphosis
26Mastodon
Hushed and Grim


Highlights: Teardrinker
25Malignant Altar
Realms of Exquisite Morbidity


Highlights: Channeling Impure Apparitions
24Seth
La Morsure du Christ


Highlights: Métal Noir, Sacrifice de Sang
23The Temple (NZ)
The Temple


Highlights: Prophecy Omega, Hell Incarcerate
22Hyperdontia
Hideous Entity


Highlights: Grinding Teeth
21Sunless
Ylem


Highlights: Spiraling into the Unfathomable, The Unraveling of Arcane Past
20Ad Nauseam
Imperative Imperceptible Impulse


Highlights: Sub Specie Aeternitatis
19Worm
Foreverglade


Highlights: Murk Above the Dark Moor, Foreverglade
18Mortiferum
Preserved in Torment


Highlights: Mephitis of Disease
17Qrixkuor
Poison Palinopsia


Highlights: Both tracks
16Veilburner
Lurkers in the Capsule of Skull


Highlights: In the Tomb of Dreaming Limbo, Dissonance in Bloom
15Portal
Avow


Highlights: Catafalque
14Altarage
Succumb


Highlights: Magno Evento
13Obscura
A Valediction


Highlights: Devoured Usurper, Forsaken, Solaris, When Stars Collide
12Suffering Hour
The Cyclic Reckoning


Highlights: Strongholds of Awakening, Transcending Antecedent Visions
11Flotsam and Jetsam
Blood in the Water


Highlights: Blood in the Water, Too Many Lives, Seven Seconds 'til the End of the World
10Stortregn
Impermanence


Highlights: Ghosts of the Past, Nénie
91914
Where Fear And Weapons Meet


Highlights: ...and a Cross Now Marks His Place, Pillars of Fire (The Battle of Messines)
8Cannibal Corpse
Violence Unimagined


Highlights: Inhuman Harvest, Necrogenic Ressurrection, Bound and Burned
7Enforced
Kill Grid


Highlights: Malignance, Kill Grid, Trespasser
6Be'lakor
Coherence


Highlights: Hidden Window, Valence, Indelible Much More Was Lost
5Cradle of Filth
Existence Is Futile


Highlights: Crawling King Chaos, Necromantic Fantasies, Black Smoke Curling from the Lips of War, The Dying of the Embers
4Der Weg Einer Freiheit
Noktvrn


Highlights: Monument, Morgen, Am Rande der Dunkelheit
3Cryptosis
Bionic Swarm


Highlights: Transcendence, Prospect of Immortality, Decypher
2The Ruins Of Beverast
The Thule Grimoires


Highlights: Ropes into Eden, Polar Hiss Hysteria, Deserts to Bind and Defeat
1Archspire
Bleed the Future


Highlights: Golden Mouth of Ruin, Bleed the Future, Drone Corpse Aviator
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