Here are my picks for 2021.


Top Ten Albums of the Year:


10) Carcass, Torn Arteries (Nuclear Blast)

Key Track: “Kelly’s Meat Emporium”






09) The Bronx, VI (Cooking Vinyl)

Key Track: “Breaking News”






08) Evile, Hell Unleashed (Napalm Records)

Key Track: “Disorder”





07) Gojira, Fortitude (Roadrunner)

Key Track: “Another World”





06) Iron Maiden, Senjutsu (Sanctuary)

Key Track: “Stratego”





05) At The Gates, The Nightmare of Being (Century Media)

Key Track: “The Abstract Enthroned” 





04) Ministry, Moral Hygiene (Nuclear Blast)

Key Track: “Sabotage Is Sex” 





03) All Hail The Yeti, Within the Hollow Earth (Minus Head Records)

Key Track: “Headless Valley”





02) Cannibal Corpse, Violence Unimagined (Metal Blade)

Key Track: “Surround, Kill, Devour”





01) Exodus, Persona Non Grata (Nuclear Blast)

Key Track: “The Beatings Will Continue”


Tour of the Year:
“Metal Tour of the Year”
Megadeth, Lamb of God, Trivium, Hatebreed


Exodus – “The Beatings Will Continue”
The Acid Helps – “Sink Pisser”
The Acid Helps – “This Thing Will Not Die”
Man The Mute – “Give Em Hell”