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2021 TOP 50 EXTREME METAL ALBUMS

Updated: Jan 3

... from the abysmal depths of eternal damnation!

... and here it is! 2021 Top 50 Extreme Metal albums! No individual (genre/subgenre/style) tags to any of the titles: I thought it will make this more fun, by perhaps discovering something new and unexpected. 2021 was a seriously fucked-up year, but this is not the place to get into the current state of affairs. I have to thank music for helping maintain my sanity for the past 364 days. And what music!! Bands, projects, solo acts - all came out, guns ablaze, taking no prisoners! An embarrassment of riches! In my opinion, Europe had the upper hand this year. There are 13 titles in this T50 that originated in Germany, alone. Thirteen! Please continue to support the underground!



50

KAMBRIUM

Synthetic ERA

Germany


Released on July 9, 2021

Album #5




Spotify



49

NIXIL

All Knots Untied

US


Released on March 5, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



48

ZAKULA

Zakula

Greece


Released on July 2, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



47

DEVCORD

Godisnowhere

Austria


Released on September 10, 2021

Sophomore album



Bandcamp

Spotify



46

KROSSFYRE

Rites of Extermination

Spain


Released on July 23, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



45

INFEX

Burning In Exile

US


Released on August 13, 2021

Album #3



Bandcamp

Spotify



44

SPLIT THE ABYSS

These Terrible Depths

US


Released on January 23, 2021

Album #3



Bandcamp

Spotify



43

EXTINCTCIDE

Woods Of Fire

Spain


Released on June 17, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



42

ANNOUNCE THE APOCALYPSE Nefarious Means

US


Released on November 6, 2021

Sophomore album



Bandcamp

Spotify



41

PLAGUEBORNE

A Blueprint For Annihilation

Germany


Released on January 22, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



40

BLOODMOON COLLECTIVE

Limitless Complex: A Deathly Deception

Canada


Released on June 4, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



39

DEVOID OF THOUGHT

Outer World Graves

Italy


Released on August 27, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



38

RUTTENSKALLE

Skin 'Em Alive

Portugal


Released on October 31, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



37

GATES OF MOURNING

Of Raven's Wings and a Blood Moon

US


Released on May 14, 2021

Album #3



Bandcamp

Spotify



36

BEEKEEPER

Slaves To The Nothing

US


Released on May 7, 2021

Debut album (self-released in 2017)



Bandcamp

Spotify



35

LEIF

Gateways

Germany


Released on May 12, 2021

Debut album




Bandcamp



34

KNIFE

Knife

Germany


Released on October 22, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



33

VOID OF CHAOS

Plagues of Annihilation

Malta/International


Released on November 2, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



32

OSCENRAD

Beyond the Fells

UK


Released on May 28, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



31

HAVENGARTH

The Path Through Reminiscence

Finland


Released on September 25, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



30

TORTURESLAVE

Tools of Torture

Germany


Released on February 12, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



29

HATE ANGEL

Kill for Passion

Norway


Released on September 24, 2021

Debut album



Spotify



28

SERENITY IN MURDER

Reborn

Japan


Released on February 10, 2021

Album #4



Bandcamp

Spotify



27

TERMINALIST

The Great Acceleration

Denmark


Released on May 7, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



26

VULTURE LORD

Desecration Rite

Norway


Released on July 15, 2021

Sophomore album



Bandcamp

Spotify



25

REFORE

Built to Nothing

Czechia


Released on March 6, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



24

FRACTAL GENERATOR

Macrocosmos

Canada


Released on January 15, 2021

Sophomore album



Bandcamp

Spotify



23

BURN DOWN EDEN

Burn Down Eden

Germany


Released on March 26, 2021

Album #3


Bandcamp

Spotify



22

FROZEN SOUL

Crypt Of Ice

US


Released on January 8, 2021

Debut album



Spotify



21

FUNERAL VOID

In The Epic Ov A Funeral Sunset

Norway


Released on April 5, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



20

BELORE

Artefacts

France


Released on November 12, 2021

Sophomore album



Bandcamp

Spotify



19

GRABAK

Scion

Germany


Released on March 31, 2021

Album #7



Spotify



18

ORGANIC

Where Graves Abound

Italy


Released on October 22, 2021

Sophomore album



Bandcamp

Spotify



17

OPHIS

Spew Forth Odium

Germany


Released on October 29, 2021

Album #5



Bandcamp

Spotify



16

AGRYPNIE

Metamorphosis

Germany


Released on August 6, 2021

Album #6



Bandcamp

Spotify



15

NÝR GATA

Luna Aeterna

Germany


Released on September 17, 2021

Sophomore album



Bandcamp

Spotify



14

EPIPHANIC TRUTH

Dark Triad:

Bitter Psalms To A Sordid Species

UK


Released on May 21, 2021

Debut album


Bandcamp

Spotify



13

STEEL BEARING HAND

Slay In Hell

US


Released on April 2, 2021

Sophomore album



Bandcamp

Spotify



12

NEKROMANTHEON

Visions of Trismegistos

Norway


Released on April 30, 2021

Album #3



Bandcamp

Spotify



11

ATRAMENTUM

Doomed in Time

Germany


Released on January 15, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



10

IN TORMENTATA QUIETE

Krononota

Italy


Released on February 19, 2021

Album #5



Bandcamp

Spotify



9

:NODFYR:

Eigenheid

Netherlands


Released on March 5, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



8

CRYPTOSIS

Bionic Swarm

Netherlands


Released on March 26, 2021

Debut album




Spotify



7

ENVIG

Gutwound

Sweden


Released on September 10, 2021

Sophomore album



Bandcamp

Spotify



6

THULCANDRA

A Dying Wish

Germany


Released on October 29, 2021

Album #4



Bandcamp

Spotify



5

DYRNWYN

Il Culto del Fuoco

Italy


Released on April 30, 2021

Sophomore album



Bandcamp

Spotify



4

LUTHARÖ

Hiraeth

Canada


Released on October 15, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



3

FIRST FRAGMENT

Gloire Éternelle

Canada


Released on October 29, 2021

Sophomore album



Bandcamp

Spotify



2

STARFORGER

Wreath of Frost

UK


Released on February 5, 2021

Debut album



Bandcamp

Spotify



1

PARADOX

Heresy II End of a Legend

Germany


Released on September 24, 2021

Album #8


A thirty-one years throwback follow-up to the band's acclaimed Heresy (1990)! A spellbinding, colossal musical venture that is entitled to demand the proper recognition! This is the album that the vast majority of thrash metal legacy bands wished they had currently/recently written. Heresy II (End of a Legend) is the best thrash metal release of the year & 2021 Extreme Metal album of the year!

Spotify



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