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Metal Insider’s Combined Top 15 Albums of 2021

Posted by on December 30, 2021

    The 2021 entries are in for team Metal Insider’s best albums of 2021. In case you missed it, you can check out lists from Chris, Smitty, Kyle, Zenae, Bram, Matt, and Siegfried. While all lists are relatively different, we took an additional step to combine everyone’s picks based on comparison to make an […]

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Metal Insider’s Mark Smitty Neal’s top picks of 2021

Posted by on December 30, 2021

  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”   […]

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Metal Insider’s Zenae Zukowski’s Top 23 albums of 2021

Posted by on December 29, 2021

  2021 has been another challenging year, but we saw a return of live music. Artists have once again found more creative ways to virtually bring live music, such as Epica’s unique cinematic event with Omega Alive. Many have unveiled powerful new tunes via LP and EP releases. As difficult as it was to select […]

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Metal Insider’s Matt Brown’s Top 10 Albums of 2021

Posted by on December 22, 2021

  In 2021, I spent as much time listening to podcasts and audiobooks as I did music, a first for me. That doesn’t mean I deprived myself of good albums (obviously, because I wrote a whole list about them). Like last year, I avoided scrambling last minute to listen to any albums I might have […]

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Top Five songs that demonstrate Blaze Bayley’s vastly underrated skill as a metal vocalist

Posted by on December 20, 2021

  So we know now that Iron Maiden just announced a 2022 tour, and that’s great. And no doubt, both Bruce Dickinson and Paul Di’anno have performed brilliantly for Maiden. But there’s one Maiden vocalist who, in my opinion, really never received fair treatment from Maiden fans and that’s Mr. Blaze Bayley. Indeed, he is […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/15: The 2021 Finale

Posted by on December 17, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. The last chart of 2021! It’s crazy how quickly this year flew by. Since taking over Metal By Numbers in July, it’s been a fun and consuming experience. Hopefully, 2022 will bring higher charting numbers […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/08: Deep Purple Doom Crew

Posted by on December 16, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Another chart, another week late! A lot of familiar faces return on this chart week. I’m not sure about our fellow readers, but the new Black Label Society album came as a pleasant surprise. Another […]

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Rolling Stone has named these, ‘The 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2021’

Posted by on December 15, 2021

Rolling Stone has declared these to be ‘The 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2021.’ That full list, and the mags reasoning behind their choices can be found here.  Here is their list: 10) Panopticon – “…And Again Into The Light“ 09) King Woman – “Celestial Blues“ 08) Skepticism – “Companion“ 07) Portal – “Avow“ 06) […]

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Iron Maiden and Funko to release new Eddie ‘Pop! Rocks’ figures in February

Posted by on December 14, 2021

Iron Maiden and Funko are at it again. The company behind the hugely popular toy called the Pop! has joined forces with British heavy metal icons Iron Maiden to produce even more Pop! figures based on the band’s mascot Eddie. Due in February 2022 are “Stranger In A Strange Land” Eddie, “Somewhere In Time” Eddie, […]

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Metal By Numbers 12/01: What week is it?!

Posted by on December 8, 2021

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Here are some charts! My apologies for the delay. An underwhelming week for some stellar debuts. The releases that particularly caught my ear were Obscura, The Lurking Fear, and Big Wreck. The riff in “Bombs […]

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