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01.01.22 Steak's mf 2021 01.05.21 Steak's 2020
06.22.20 CRASH BANDICOOT 402.06.20 What Happened to Tracklists?
07.23.19 Polyphia Ranked (but not in a Deftones 05.15.19 Make Ramon Staff
05.11.19 Graduation Steak05.01.18 Steak's 10k + 1k Combo
04.26.18 Essential Crabcore m/m/m/03.28.18 WHAT A TOUR
03.19.18 Good Steaks So Far01.14.18 Super Saiyan Blue 2???
01.01.18 Steak's Top 20 This Year 201709.25.17 22 year old Steak
07.22.17 Seeing Muse Tonight12.23.16 My Top Ten Albums of 2016
10.19.16 Underappreciated Albums/Artists

Steak's mf 2021

Goodass year fellas and bros, don't think it was as strong as last year but there were some ultimate bangers. Only gonna do a big description for number 1, I have a lot to get through here. Got a lot of honorable mentions as I jammed a lot of shit this year, here you go pals happy new year
84Magdalena Bay
Mercurial World


HONORABLE MENTIONS
Static Dress - Prologue...
Imminence - Heaven in Hiding
Plebeian Grandstand - Rien ne suffit
Silk Sonic - An Evening with Silk Sonic
Sentinels (US) - Collapse by Design
Kraus - View No Country
Magdalena Bay - Mercurial World
A Ritual Sea - A Ritual Sea
Eidola - The Architect
RP Boo - Established!
If I Die First - They Drew Blood
The Killers - Pressure Machine
Meet Me @ The Altar - Model Citizen
Unreqvited - Beautiful Ghosts
Lorna Shore - ...And I Return to Nothingness
Tinashe - 333
Foxing - Draw Down the Moon
Lantlos - Wildhund
Yanari - Bottom of the Universe
Nightlife - new low
Doja Cat - Planet Her
Votto - Quindi noi sbagliando facemmo giusto
Observist - From the Ashes
Circuit Circuit - s/t
TDWP - Z2
Genghis Tron - Dream Weapon
Dreamwell - Modern Grotesque
Snail's House - love songs
Landon Tewers - Frontal Lobe Submission
Sithu Aye - Senpai III
Beldame - Unrequited
Cacola - A Gift to Us All
83Ryo Fukui
Live at Vidro '77


High Honorable Mention

Piano Jazz

This man was a genius
82Muse
Origin of Symmetry: XX Anniversary RemiXX


High Honorable Mention

Muse!

Very rad that they did a redux of this album, it meant a lot to me growing up and Matt Bellamy was my inspiration to play guitar
81Mental Cruelty
A Hill to Die Upon


Deathcore

Nice deathcore to start us off hi!
80The World Is a Beautiful Place...
Illusory Walls


Post Rock/Midwest Emo

This thing is long and very pretty at times!
79Heliocentric
Ishmael


Metalcore

This guy likes Silent Planet!
78Vildhjarta
Måsstaden Under Vatten


THALL

The wait for this was excruciating in the first few years, then felt nothing, and then it was actually coming out and hype! Very good stuff!
77Sundreamer
Sundreamer


Metalcore

Fun little EP from Aussie land!
76Dragony
Viribus Unitis


Power Metal

Epic and bombastic and cheesy!
75How to Care for Flowers
The Clutter of Old Love: A Birdwatcher's Diary


Emo/Post Hardcore/Screamo

auberginedreams made an EP and it was good stuff!!
74Stormkeep
Tales of Othertime


Melodic Black Metal

Rad as hell meloblack stuff!
73Japanese Breakfast
Jubilee


Indie Pop

Cutesy indie pop that gets dreamy too !
72Tyler, the Creator
Call Me If You Get Lost


Experimental Hip Hop

The dude from the internet with the memes!
71Shame (UK)
Drunk Tank Pink


Post Punk

These guys are british as hell!
70Snag
Death Doula


Screamo

Look at the cool turtle!
69Telomere (CAN)
Where Are We Still


Mathy Post Hardcore

This is fun and cool!
68Cynic
Ascension Codes


Prog Death Metal I guess with beep boops

More like ASScension Codes amirite lmao but ya this album is good
67Devil Sold His Soul
Loss


Post metal/ Post rockcore

First album in 9 years and hey it's pretty good!
66Julien Baker
Little Oblivions


Sputcore/Indie Folk

The sputcore darling!
65Cara Neir
Phase Out


Black Metal/Screamo/This time it's like video game roguelike music

I'm crawling around in a dungeon getting loot while a man is shouting at me
64Archspire
Bleed the Future


Tech Death

Obnoxiously over the top tech death that makes me laugh at how fun and stupid it is
63Roar
Diamond Destroyer of Death


Indie Rock/Indie Pop

Neat little indie gem
62Full of Hell
Garden of Burning Apparitions


Deathgrind/Grindcore/Grind your damn nuts

Batshit insane grind cool!
61Tokenai Namae
Taimu mashin ga kowareru mae ni


Shoegaze/Noise Pop/Dream Pop

This is very nice and cool and johnnyofthewellcore
60Ulthima
Symphony of the Night


Power Metal

Embrace the cheese folks!
59MouthBreather (USA-MA)
I'm Sorry Mr. Salesman


Mathcore/Metalcore

This beats ass
58Ad Nauseam
Imperative Imperceptible Impulse


Jac Disso Death

It's Ad Nauseam! Very cool disso black death metal !
57Frontierer
Oxidized


Mathcore/Lasers

very pummeling and headache inducing in the best way, Frontierer rebounds back from a sophomore slump to release their best album woo!
56Youth Novel
Youth Novel


Screamo

Screamo!
55Vientre
Estado de Imago


Screamo/Alt Rock/Melodic Post Hardcore

Cool screamo boys from Colombia !
54Portrayal of Guilt
We Are Always Alone


Blackened Screamo

The first release of the year from them and it goes hard who knew!
53Pupil Slicer
Mirrors


Mathcore

This goes dummy hord
52Poppy
EAT (NXT Soundtrack)


Poppycore but with a screaming twist!

Poppy does the scream! and it's good!
51Erdve
Savigaila


Sludgecore

This shit beats you relentlessly with a hammer
50Tim Reaper
Teletext EP


Jungle/Breaks

Very fun beep boops
49Avalanche in Kyoto
Reminiscencias


Progressive Metalcore

Progcore from Chile! These guys rule! And I'm assuming they like Novelists a lot!
48Brand of Sacrifice
Lifeblood


Deathcore

I am by no means a deathcore kid anymore like I was in 2012, but this shit goes so hard and Kyle (rip The Afterimage) is a fantastic vocalist
47Yukika
Timeabout,


City Pop/KPOP

She is back after her phenomenal debut last year with a more mellowy EP, still fun and funky tho!
46Sleigh Bells
Texis


Electropop/Noise Pop

This band is a Poison the Well member lol fun noisey pop stuff!
45Billie Eilish
Happier Than Ever


Alt Pop I guess

It's Billie Eilish!
44IU
Lilac


KPOP

It's kpop okay it's fun okay!
43Sweet Trip
A Tiny House, In Secret Speeches, Polar Equals


Dream Pop/IDM

IDM means I'm Da Man
42Rx Nephew
Slitherman Activated


Trap/Experimental Hip Hop/idk ask Ryus he'd know better

This dude insane with the funniest bars imaginable on top of sick as fuck beats let's go my children
41The Armed
Ultrapop


Ultrapop

Ultrapoop lmao
40Death Goals
The Horrible and The Miserable


Screamo/Mathcore

really dope mathy screamo !
39Sunami/Gulch
Split


Beatdown/Hardcore

I have been beaten to death
38Psychic Mirrors
Ophilia


Synth Funk/Yacht Rock

This album trapped me inside a sega genesis a month ago and I cannot get out
37Der Weg Einer Freiheit
Noktvrn


Atmospheric Black Metal

If you told me a year ago that I'd get somewhat into black metal I would kill you on the spot
36Karmanjakah
A Book About Itself


Prog Metal

Idk wtf a Karmanjakah is but this is rad proggy metal with a good vocalist!
35Origami Button
No Parking


Math Rock

Math Rock!
34Structures
None of the Above


Djent/Hardcore

They're back! I saw these guys at a bar in 2013 and they beat ass lmao
33Mirrors (AUS)
The Ego's Weight


Progressive Metalcore

Progcore from Australia you know the drill, solid as hell boy
32Portrayal of Guilt
Christfucker


Krusty Krab/Blackened Screamo

Album number 2 from them this year and it rules despite what the nerds tell you!
31Drumcorps
Better Days


Cybergrind/Breakcore

Look at the kitty!
30Remi Wolf
Juno


Contemporary RnB/Alt Pop/Indie Pop

Extremely funky fresh and fun pop music!
29Olivia Rodrigo
SOUR


Taylor Swift/Paramorecore/tik tok

Zoomer sensation that I was almost stockholm syndromed into liking makes a good album showing potential for something even better down the road!
28Lost For Life
Don't Let It Consume You


Metalcore/Hardcore

Ex-For the Fallen Dreams vocalist who released a nostalgic EP last year makes debut LP and it's good!
27Galleons
Galleons


Post Hardcore

These guys are very fun and get noodly on the guitars, vocalist is pretty distinct in that he has a lower register voice in a sea of higher pitched vocalists!
26Eonia
To Live With Purpose


Progressive Metalcore

Progcore that is much like apple pie, nothing I haven't had before but it's solid as hell and good!
25Spirit Breaker
Cura Nata


Progressive Metalcore

Rad newer progcore that tries to have its own identity rather than just leaning on what the pillars of the genre do!
24Gold Necklace
Gold Necklace


RnBcore/Post Hardcore

Vibey sexy Kurt Travis post hardcore!
23Kayo Dot
Moss Grew on the Swords and Plowshares Alike


Avant Garde Metal lol

This sounds like the soundtrack to going through a dnd campaign!
22for your health
In Spite Of


Screamo!

Very good screamo from early in the year, got some fun mathy noodling going on too!
21Goreshit
Ap2


Hardcore Breaks

This shit fun as hell, talmbout beep boop with the breaks big man wassup
20Spiritbox
Eternal Blue


Metalcore/trendycore

This band was everywhere and you couldn't get a word in edgewise without hearing this band's name, and then the album dropped! Cool stuff! Lady vocals and she scream! Ah!
19Tilian
Factory Reset


Pop Rock/Alt Rock/Electropop

Tilian comes out with his best solo album yet, full of disgustingly catchy hooks and very fun instrumentation, yay!
18Future Foundation
Trinity


Easycore/Pop Punk

Japanese supergroup consisting of members from Crystal Lake (Ryo Kinoshita, Yudai Miyamoto), SHADOWS (Hiro, Kazuki, Takahiro), and NOISEMAKER (AG, Hide, Yu-Ki, Uta), incredibly fun little EP!
17KennyHoopla
Survivors Guilt: The Mixtape//


Emo Pop Punk

This is very Blink-182 and very fun! Travis Barker is on this because of course he is, and my man Kenny (I assume PHD Dr. Kenneth Hoopla) goes hard on vox let's go like it's 2000 bros
16Knocked Loose
A Tear in the Fabric of Life


Hardcore

Beat you the fuck down hardcore that almost has deathcore elements in it, goes hard!!
15Silent Planet
Iridescent


Metalcore/Progressive Metalcore

Rebounding back from the somewhat weak WTEB, this album goes hard as hell and is driven hard by Garrett as he continues to impress and grow as a vocalist, even showcasing some cleans! Ah!
14Don Broco
Amazing Things


Alt Rock/Alt Metal

This guys know how to make fun stupid bangers, and this album is no exception. Gumshield one of the best songs of the year fr fr
13The Amity Affliction
Somewhere Beyond the Blue


Metalcore/Post Hardcore

I've always had a soft spot for these guys, but this is the best this band has sounded since Let The Ocean Take Me. Ahren brings back some screams along with bringing back some genuinely strong choruses, Joel's screams are always getting better, and this EP just rocks bros it's rad.
12Volumes
Happier?


Djent/Metalcore

Michael Barr came back and this band sounds fresh and full of life again. His screams rip through the air with a jagged knife and his chemistry with Myke is unreal.
11Musk Ox
Inheritance


Neofolk/Dark Folk

This is just skyrim/witcher/enter other fantasy rpg music lol it's good!
10Hail the Sun
New Age Filth


Post Hardcore/Swancore

One of the last pillars of swancore left standing, Hail the Sun delivers their best album since Wake! Donovan does the cool singing and the guitarists do the noodles and riffs!
9bye2
Teeth Restoration


Breakcore/Hardcore Breaks/Jungle

Getting into jungle and breakcore a little bit this year was fun, it always feels like I'm being pelted with Sega game code. This is crazy and beautiful.
8Kaonashi
Dear Lemon House, You Ruined Me: Senior Year


Mathcore/Post Hardcore

After finding these guys last year I immediately wanted an album, and lucky for me they dropped this fantastic debut earlier this year. Peter pushes his vocals to almost wacky levels (which only cowards don't like lol fight me bih), and the aural assault of math riffs is mesmorizing and fun!
7Invent Animate
The Sun Sleeps, As If It Never Was


Progressive Metalcore

What an ass beater this is. Just a 3 song EP but man was this impressive, showing that the comeback album last year was no fluke with their new vocalist.
6Bilmuri
400LB BACK SQUAT


Post Hardcore/Alt Rock/Pop

Bilmuri continues to impress me with his interesting mix of genres and sounds, seamlessly going from screeching heavy sections to singalong choruses without breaking a sweat. Jam this shit dudes
5Every Time I Die
Radical


Metalcore

I don't need to tell you about this album, it's ETID you already know what it is. Fun metalcore with riffs and beatdown breakdowns galore at a breakneck pace, with Keith at his absolute best.
4Turnstile
Glow On


Post Hardcore/Alt Rock/Hardcore I guess lol

This record is fun as hell dude! You got fun pit stompers, surf rockin bangers, vibe heavy alty shit, listen to it!
3Erra
Erra


Progressive Metalcore

Erra has been the most important band in my life. I first found these guys on a youtube 'best breakdowns' video in 2010, with their song 'Of Rare Reform' gracing my ears for the first time. To say I was blown away would be the understatement of the century; I knew then and there that I had just found my new favorite band. They would go on to make my then favorite album 'Impulse' in 2011, then one upping themselves and making my favorite album ever 'Augment' in 2013, and life was amazing for a young steak in a blossoming progcore scene thanks in part to Erra, Northlane, Elitist, etc. Then in 2014 tragedy would strike in my world with a single headline: Garrison Lee was leaving Erra, and along with him was the departure of Alan Rigdon, leaving Jesse to fend for himself in the songwriting department for the first time in his Erra career. With a small EP full of Augment b sides out of the way, the new era of Erra had begun with now frontman JT Cavey.
2Erra
Erra


My metalcore bros can tell you what my thoughts were on this new lineup, and it's that the new lineup was a huge drop in quality. To say the least, Drift was one of the most disappointing albums I had ever heard (though I do like it), and Neon was more of the same; the Erra of old had disappeared, and in its place was a neutered shell of what had made the band so special to me in the first place. JT was a monotonous and boring frontman who couldn't drive a song like Garrison or even Ian before him, and while Jesse was always technically improving as a guitarist, the songwriting department took a significant dive. There were always flashes of brilliance captured in each album, but nothing was showing me that the old Erra was ever going to come back.
1Erra
Erra


Then Eye of God dropped. This song was the absolute best song they had released since Augment with each band member firing on all cylinders. JT brought variety to his harsh vocals, Jesse was soaring over the music with revitalized hooks, and the production was finally sounding beefy again. Every single that dropped was showing a newly reenergized Erra, and I was confident this would be the best album they had released since the glory days of this band. Come album release, and I almost wanted to cry tears of joy from what I heard. Jesse was pounding out riffs and melodies that sounded like they were made in a jet turbine, JT delivered his best vocal performance ever recorded with much needed variety, and everything just sounded so FULL and BEEFY. Erra returned to me, and that made me happier than I could've ever imagined.
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