Music Tracking 2021

These are 2021 releases that I've taken note of, listed alphabetically by artist, with VA comps at the bottom. My grades, where available, are in brackets at the end of the line (stars in B+ range). Lines in blue indicate that I have a physical copy (albeit sometimes just a promo CDR); in green are records that I graded based on a Rhapsody stream or other such source. Most records have release dates and a brief generic note.

Unheard records are prioritized 0-3 (graded records are 4-5). The priotization is based subjectively on personal interests, reviews I've noticed, reviewers I particularly respect, what I know about the artists, etc. Roughly speaking: 0 is something I have no reason to consider (default page omits 0); 1 has been noted as having some cred somewhere; 2 is something I have some specific reason to search out; 3 is something I'll listen to ASAP.

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New Releases

  • AC/DC: Power Up (Columbia) [11-13] - hard rock
  • Ad Nauseam: Imperative Imperceptible Impulse () [02-12] - avant-garde metal
  • Amenra: De Doorn (Relapse) [06-25] - sludge metal
  • Anthrax: Serfs Out (Grow Your Own) - metal
  • Architects: For Those That Wish to Exist (Epitaph) [02-26] - metalcore
  • At the Gates: The Nightmare of Being (Century Media) [07-02] - death metal
  • Beartooth: Below (Red Bull) [06-25] - post-hardcore
  • Between the Buried and Me: Colors II () [08-20] - prog metal
  • Big/Brave: Vital (Southern Lord) [04-23] - drone metal
  • Black Veil Brides: The Phantom Tomorrow () [10-29] - alt metal
  • The Body: I've Seen All I Need to See (Thrill Jockey) [01-29] - power electronics
  • Bring Me the Horizon: Post Human: Survival Horror (RCA -20) [2020-10-30] - metal
  • Don Broco: Amazing Things (SharpTone) [10-22] - alt metal
  • Cannibal Corpse: Violence Unimagined (Metal Blade) [04-16] - death metal
  • Carcass: Torn Arteries (Nuclear Blast) [09-17] - death metal
  • Cave of Swimmers: Aurora (self-released) [02-23] - metal
  • Closer: Within One Stem (Lauren) [03-12] - screamo
  • Converge & Chelsea Wolfe: Bloodmoon: I (Epitaph) [11-19] - sludge metal
  • Cynic: Ascension Codes () [11-26] - prog metal
  • Deafheaven: Infinite Granite (Sargent House) [08-20] - shoegaze [*]
  • Der Weg Einer Freiheit: Noktvrn () [11-19] - black metal
  • The Devil Wears Prada: ZII () [05-21] - metalcore
  • Diablo Swing Orchestra: Swagger and Stroll Down the Rabbit Hole (Candlelight) [11-02] - avant-garde metal
  • Divide and Dissolve: Gas Lit (Invada) [01-29] - drone metal
  • Dream Theater: A View From the Top of the World () [10-22] - prog metal
  • Dream Unending: Tide Turns Eternal (20 Buck Spin) [11-19] - death doom metal
  • Dvne: Etemen Aenka () [03-19] - prog metal
  • Dying Wish: Fragments of a Bitter Memory () [10-01] - metalcore
  • Employed to Serve: Conquering (Spinefarm) [09-17] - metalcore
  • Ethereal Shroud: Trisagion () [12-10] - atmospheric black metal
  • Every Time I Die: Radical (Epitaph) [10-22] - metalcore
  • Eyehategod: A History of Nomadic Behavior () [03-12] - sludge metal
  • Fear Factory: Aggression Continuum (Nuclear Blast) [06-18] - industrial metal
  • Fire-Toolz: Eternal Home (Hausu Mountain) [10-15] - avant metal
  • For Your Health: In Spite Of (Twelve Gauge) [02-12] - screamo
  • Frozen Soul: Crypt of Ice () [01-08] - death metal
  • Full of Hell: Garden of Burning Apparitions (Relapse) [10-01] - deathgrind
  • Marta Gabriel: Metal Queens (Listenable) [07-16] - metal
  • Gatecreeper: An Unexpected Reality () [01-15] - death metal
  • Genghis Tron: Dream Weapon (Relapse) [03-26] - progressive metal
  • Gojira: Fortitude (Roadrunner) [04-30] - death metal
  • Helloween: Helloween (Nuclear Blast) [06-18] - power metal
  • Home Is Where: I Became Birds (Knifepunch) [03-05] - Midwest emo
  • The Hyena Kill: A Disconnect () [03-05] - alt metal
  • Ice Nine Kills: The Silver Scream 2: Welcome to Horrorwood () [10-15] - metalcore
  • Iron Maiden: Senjutsu (Parlophone) [09-03] - heavy metal
  • Jinjer: Wallflowers (Napalm) [08-27] - prog metal
  • John: Nocturnal Manoeveurs (Brace Yourself/Pets Cares) [10-08] - post-hardcore
  • Kayo Dot: Moss Grew on the Swords and Plowshares Alike () [10-29] - avant metal
  • King Woman: Celestial Blues (Relapse) [07-30] - sludge metal
  • Knocked Loose: A Tear in the Fabric of Life () [10-13] - metalcore
  • Limp Bizkit: Still Sucks () [10-31] - nu metal
  • Mammoth WVH: Mammoth WVH () [06-11] - hard rock
  • Mare Cognitum: Solar Paroxysm (I Voidhanger) [03-19] - black metal
  • Alexis Marshall: House of Lull, House of When () [07-23] - death industrial
  • Mastodon: Hushed and Grim (Reprise) [10-29] - prog metal
  • Ministry: Moral Hygiene () [10-01] - indusrial metal
  • MOL: Diorama (Nuclear Blast) [11-05] - metal
  • Moon Tooth: Phototroph (Pure Noise) [05-13] - metal
  • Ona Snop: Intermittent Damnation (No Time -20) [2020-12-01] - grindcore
  • One Step Closer: This Place You Know (Run for Cover) [09-24] - melodic hardcore
  • Others by No One: Book II: Where Stories Come From (self-released) [10-22] - prog metal
  • Panopticon: . . . And Again Into the Light (Bindrune) [05-15] - atmospheric black metal
  • Papangu: Holoceno () [06-25] - avant-garde metal
  • Part Chimp: Drool (Wrong Speed) [06-02] - noise rock [B]
  • Poorstacy: Party at the Cemetary () [10-08] - post-hardcore
  • Poppy: EAT (NXT Soundtrack) () [06-08] - alt metal
  • Portrayal of Guilt: We Are Always Alone (Closed Casket Activities) [01-29] - screamo
  • Portrayal of Guilt: Christfucker (Run for Cover) [11-05] - sludge metal
  • The Pretty Reckless: Death by Rock and Roll () [02-12] - hard rock
  • Primitive Knot: A New Ontology of Evil (Deathbed Tapes) - metal
  • Pupil Slicer: Mirrors (Prosthetic) [03-12] - mathcore
  • Red Fang: Arrows () [06-40] - stoner metal
  • Regional Justice Center: Crime and Punishment (Closed Casket Actdivities) [03-05] - powerviolence
  • Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou: The Helm of Sorrow (Sacred Bones) [01-15] - doom
  • Scale the Summit: Subjects (self-released) [06-25] - metal
  • SeeYouSpaceCowboy: The Romance of Affliction (Pure Cowboy) [11-05] - metalcore
  • Sematary: Rainbow Bridge 3 (Haunted Mound) [04-29] - horrorcore
  • Senyawa: Alkisah (Burning Ambulance) [02-19] - Indonesian metal [B]
  • The Silver: Ward of Roses (Gilead Media) [10-15] - black metal
  • Spectral Wound: A Diabolic Thrist () [04-16] - black metal
  • Spiritbox: Eternal Blue (Rise) [09-17] - alt metal
  • Styx: Crash of the Crown () - metal
  • Sugar Horse: The Live Long After () [08-27] - post-metal
  • Swallow the Sun: Moonflowers () [11-19] - gothic metal
  • Thy Catafalque: Vadak (Season of Mist) [07-25] - avantgarde metal
  • TORSO: Home Wrecked (self-released -EP) [01-29] - hardcore [B]
  • Tribulation: Where the Gloom Becomes Sound (Metal Blade) [01-29] - gothic metal
  • Trivium: In the Court of the Dragon (Roadrunner) [10-08] - melodic metalcore
  • Vientre: Estado De Imago (self-released) [04-09] - post-hardcore
  • Volumes: Happier? (Fearless) [11-19] - metalcore
  • While She Sleeps: Sleeps Society (Search & Destroy/Spinefarm) [04-16] - alt metal
  • White Ward: False Light (Debemur Morti) [ 06-17] - blackgaze
  • Whitechapel: Kin () [10-29] - deathcore
  • Andrew WK: God Is Partying () [09-10] - heavy metal
  • Wode: Burn in Many Mirrors () [04-02] - black metal
  • Wolves in the Throne Room: Primordial Arcana () [08-20] - atmospheric black metal
  • Wristmeetrazor: Replica of a Strange Love (Prosthetic) [06-11] - melodic metalcore
  • Zao: The Crimson Corridor (Observed/Observer) - metal
  • Rob Zombie: The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy () [03-12] - industrial metal

Reissues, Etc.

  • Mistreater: Hell's Fire (1981, Jobcentre) [05-21] - metal
  • Pure Hell: Noise Addiction (2006, Cherry Red -16) - metal
  • Dark Nights [Death Metal Soundtrack] () [06-18] - death metal
  • Doomed & Stoned in Scotland (Doomed & Stoned) [03-23] - metal
  • He's Bad! 11 Bands Decimate the Beats of Bo Diddley (Slovenly) [03-29] - metal [B]

Priority Counts

  • Priority 1: 99
  • Priority 2: 1
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 5
  • Priority 5: 0

Total: 105