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bmelt's 2021; albums that are v nice

work in progress, adding genres and will add more in-depth descriptions to top 25 at very least
100gnidagnida
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HONORABLE MENTIONS 100 - 76
noise rock / punk
99Sigil (CAN)
Nether


death metal / hardcore influence
98Blurr Thrower
Les Voûtes


raw black metal
97Alda
A Distant Fire


nature(?) black metal
96Charnel Grounds
Molecular Entropy Examined in the Bowels of a Grea


technical death metal ala Artificial Brain
95White Suns
the lower way


noise rock
94Low
Hey What


indie rock / lo-fi
93Scarypoolparty
The Act of Forgiveness


folk-y / contemporary
92Siderean
Lost on Void's Horizon


death metal
91Skullcrusher
Storm in Summer


indie folk
90The Exit Bags
Tower of Quiet


lo-fi / post-punk / shoegaze
89Gravenchalice
Samael


black metal
88Nemorous
Nemorous


post black metal
87Peste Noire
Le Retour Des Pastoureaux


folk-y / black metal
86Dispersed
Where Silence Reigns


brutal death metal
85Lil Ugly Mane
Volcanic Bird Enemy and the Voiced Concern


music for Sesame Street
84The Temple (NZ)
The Temple


post death metal / ulcerate-core
83Magdalena Bay
Mercurial World


indie pop / electronic
82Malgoth
Glory Through Savagery


face caving death metal
81Labor Intvs
Sunken Crucible


blackened death metal
80Suffering Hour
The Cyclic Reckoning


death metal
79Ichiko Aoba
Live at Ginza Sony Park (July 3, 2020)


folk / one of the best girls to ever hold a guitar
78Argyle
Nuestra Herencia


black metal reminiscent of a volcano erupting
77Sleepwalkers (JPN)
Noč Na Krayu Sveta


avant-garde / black metal
76Little Simz
Sometimes I Might Be Introvert


hip-hop / grime
75Devoid of Thought
Outer World Graves


75 - 51 LOOSELY RANKED
cosmic death metal
74Really From
Really From


indie folk / jazz influence
73Amulets
Blooming


ambient / sound collage
72Portent
Black Humours & Sour Chasms


progressive death metal
71Universally Estranged
Reared Up In Spectral Predation


cosmic death metal
70BRUIT
The Machine Is Burning...


post-rock
69Cerebral Effusion
Ominous Flesh Discipline


gross brutal death metal
68Youth Novel
Youth Novel


emo / post-hardcore
67Homeskin
Subverse Siphoning of Suburbia


black metal
66Yu Su
Yellow River Blue


minimal / downtempo
65Twisted Horn (AUS)
Endless Fall Into Flames


black metal / blackgaze
64Dormant Ordeal
The Grand Scheme of Things


blackened death metal that riffs hard but once in a while has some questionable riffs too
63Natalia Lafourcade
Un Canto por México‚ Vol․ 2


folk / latin
62Malignant Altar
Realms of Exquisite Morbidity


death metal
61Corbin
Ghost With Skin


r&b / emo
60Kaktus Einarsson
Kick the Ladder


pop
59Brii
Sem Propósito


experimental / avant-garde black metal
58Iosonouncane
IRA


experimental / electronic
57Kayoko Yoshizawa
Akahoshi Aoboshi


pop / experimental
56Stella Research Committee
A Proposed Method For Determining Sanding Fitness


noise rock / post-punk
55Springtime (AUS)
Springtime


post-punk / experimental
54Dean Blunt
Black Metal 2


experimental / electronic
53Kaatayra
Inpariquipê


brazillian folk / black metal
52Trha
inagape


lo-fi black metal
51Jonny Greenwood
Spencer


jazz / soundtrack
50Erika de Casier
Sensational


TOP 50 RANKED
r&b / pop
49Revenant Marquis
Below The Landsker Line


raw black metal / noise
48Occulsed
Crepitation of Phlegethon


no bs death metal for lovers of incantation and other things
47Djevel
Tanker som rir natten


black metal for night riderz
46Apparition of Sunlight
Wilt of Roses Crimson


black metal / post-punk
45Grouper
Shade


folk / ambient
44Rhododendron
Protozoan Battle Hymns


really fun noise rock
43Dale Kerrigan
noise bitch


da noise rock bitch
42Rx Papi and Gud
Foreign Exchange


hip-hop
41Grey Aura
Zwart vierkant


avant-garde / black metal / jazz
40Caverne (FRA)
La fin de tous les chants


progressive / black metal
39Black Marble
Fast Idol


post-punk
38Jihye Lee Orchestra
Daring Mind


orchestral / jazz
37Pillars of Cacophony
Parerga


tough death metal / sometimes black metal
36Otay:onii
Ming Ming


industrial / pop
35Jucara Marcal
Delta Estácio Blues


folk / experimental
34Arab Strap
As Days Get Dark


indie rock
33Stargazer (AUS)
Psychic Secretions


progressive death metal
32Eos (CAN)
Les Corps S'Entrechoquent


black metal
31Vauruva
Manso Queimor Dacordado


black metal (by the same guy that's behind Kaatayra)
30Jusell, Prymek, Sage, Shiroishi
Setsubun


jazz / folk
29Hyperdontia
Hideous Entity


teeth death metal
28Sweet Trip
A Tiny House, In Secret Speeches, Polar Equals


dream pop / shoegaze
27Kvadrat
Ψυχική Αποσύνθεση


brutal black metal (lol)
26Qrixkuor
Poison Palinopsia


blackened death metal wormhole
25Diskord
Degenerations


death metal
24Dead and Dripping
Miasmic Eulogies Predicating an Eternal Nocturne


brutal-ish death metal
23Vertebra Atlantis
Lustral Purge in Cerulean Bliss


dissonant death metal
22Seputus
Phantom Indigo


death metal / avant-garde
21Atvm
Famine, Putrid and Fucking Endless


death / progressive metal
20Lapalux
Total Reality, Total Chaos


electronic etc
19Mach-Hommy
Pray For Haiti


thinking lads hip-hop
18Disimperium
Malefic Obliteration


grind / death metal in the vein of Infernal Coil
Album cover reminds of an Impetuous Ritual album cover, this is like 15 minutes of grinding no-fucks given death metal. Full-length when?
17Japanese Breakfast
Jubilee


indie pop
This was easily my summer album of 2021, it being so fun and warm it begged to be played over and over for any occasion and that last track is one of the years best, period. I played this album endlessly in the month of June at gatherings with friends and on a couple of road trips. a couple of my friends are now certified JB fans some of them even getting merch themselves to sport. Random little tid-bit, but when my friend asked what was playing she saw the album cover and to her and my surprise recognized it, as she is friends with a photographer that helped decorate the set they took the album picture on. To be specific, her friend brought the persimmons.. small world eh? I mean I live in LA and the picture was taken in LA so not that far-fetched I guess..
16Mefitis
Offscourings


slappin’ death metal
15Xenia Rubinos
Una Rosa


soul / jazz etc
14Cenotaph
Precognition to Eradicate


brutal death metal
NO MALIGNANCY OR DEFEATED SANITY THIS YEAR? DON’T FEAR CENOTAPH ARE HERE. ALL THEIR SONGS TITLES ARE WRITTEN IN CAPS SO THIS FELT APPROPRIATE
13Deviant Process
Nurture


technical death metal with feeling
12Feu! Chatterton
Palais d'Argile


indie rock / psychedelic
11Pendant
To All Sides They Will Stretch Out Their Hands


ambient etc
10Minturn Pilot
Childhood Send


post hardcore / punk
9Skin Tension
Machinic Impulses Of The Hyperreal


avant-garde / death / noise metal / experimental etc
8Palsied
Certain Death Austerities


wonky death metal
7Rx Nephew
Slitherman Activated


hip-hop / experimental
while obviously polarizing, the album goes harder than most and is absurdly fun too. This guy puts out like 2 or more albums a month, and while being a relatively new artist, he has 20 + releases under his belt already. There’s nobody as raw as neph right now and anyone that’s willing to spit bars over a beat like Beam On Your Toes gets two big thumbs up from me. Oh and Make Drunk Cool Again is superb as well but for the list’s sake, one album per artist
6Sunless
Ylem


death metal
5Flaming Ouroboros
Uphold the Majesty


raw black metal
I have a super soft spot for this and my ranking might not be warranted per se but it occupies a similar space to a band like Vothana, which I’m crazy for. This band revels in obscurity though this album has made quite the splash and for anyone paying attention knows this is some special stuff. Raw black metal that feels triumphant and actually kind of hopeful in a way. I’ve spun this numerous times this year and can’t wait to hear where they go next
4Vothana
Hành Động Bây Giờ, Tương Lai Đảm Bảo / Action Now,


raw black metal
😘
3Ustalost
Before The Glinting Spell Unvests


black metal
Quenching my thirst for a new Yellow Eyes album, Ustalost’s very late in the year release won me over immediately. The album (similarly to YE) hits that sweet spot between wicked and tragic and is surprisingly nuanced for what is. The inclusion of synths and Gregorian chants all over this feel real good. Can’t get enough of this, and until we get a follow up to Rare Field Ceiling this will definitely hold me over.
2Skee Mask
Pool


electronic etc
1Ad Nauseam
Imperative Imperceptible Impulse


avant-garde death metal / perfection
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