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2021 D&L Q2 Top 10 Metal Albums



The only possible positive side to this miserable covid affair, for the past eighteen months or so, was the ample time musicians had to amp up their game and focus on their newer studio creations. The result: a slew of great rock & metal music is being unleashed upon mankind! My lust for melodic music has always carried over into the most extreme of the realm. I'm a strong believer that complex melodies will once again help promulgate rock/metal into the music's mainstream. One can only hope.


Choosing just the 10 best releases from the second quarter of 2021 wasn't an easy task. As usual, I pivoted my attention towards the undercards and the debutants, in order to pick the most promising albums that I feel represent best metal's current path. Here are 2021 Q2 Top 10 Metal Albums:


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STEEL BEARING HAND

Slay in Hell

US


Released on April 2, 2021

Death/thrash metal

Sophomore album



Bandcamp


Spotify



DYRNWYN

Il Culto del Fuoco

Italy


Released on April 30, 2021

Epic/folk black metal

Sophomore album



Bandcamp


Spotify



CARDYNAL

Intro

Argentina


Released on May 4, 2021

Melodic/heavy metal, hard rock

Debut album





Spotify



NIGHTSHADOW

Strike Them Dead

US


Released on May 7, 2021

Thrash/speed metal, power metal

Debut album



Bandcamp


Spotify



IMMORTAL SŸNN

Force of Habit

US


Released on May 7, 2021

Heavy metal

Sophomore album



Bandcamp


Spotify



Dan Baune's LOST SANCTUARY

Lost Sanctuary

Germany


Released on May 14, 2021

Melodic thrash/power metal

Debut album



Bandcamp


Spotify



ANCELOT

Rompe el Cristal

Venezuela


Released on May 14, 2021

Heavy/symphonic/power metal

Debut album





Spotify



OSCENRAD

Beyond The Fells

UK


Released on May 28, 2021

Folk/pagan/melodic death metal

Debut album



Bandcamp


Spotify



EXTINCTCIDE

Woods of Fire

Spain


Released on June 17, 2021

Technical thrash metal

Debut album



Bandcamp


Spotify



NEONFLY

The Future, Tonight

UK


Released on June 18, 2021

Modern melodic/alternative/power metal

Studio album #3



Bandcamp


Spotify





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