The end of 2021 arrived with an insane combination of experimental and extreme works, including new albums by Corroded Spiral, New Age Doom, Kayo Dot, and more.
November really had something for every taste. Khemmis and Black Soul Horde relish their doom ethos through traditional metallic influences and so much more.
October’s best new heavy albums feature everything from the black metal debut of Feral Season, melodic black/death of Be’lakor and Necrofier, and the dissonant debut of Eos.
Normally, August is regarded as a slow month when it comes to new music. But this August dropped an abundance of metal, spreading across the spectrum.
This month in metal, Grindcore explorers Genghis Tron return, Krallice and Mare Cognitum push black metal to the extremes and sludge pioneers Eyehategod strike again.
In a month of epic returns, Cult of Luna reinvigorate the post-metal flames, The Ruins of Beverast plunge to their blackened sludge depths and Emptiness take a hard post-punk turn.
Solstafir bravely continue on their adventurous post-metal path, Blood From the Soul return after 27 years in furious fashion, while Skelethal unleash another excellent death metal specimen.