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
  • 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
  • Big/Brave: Vital (Southern Lord) [04-23] - drone metal
  • The Body: I've Seen All I Need to See (Thrill Jockey) [01-29] - power electronics
  • Cannibal Corpse: Violence Unimagined (Metal Blade) [04-16] - death metal
  • Carcass: Torn Arteries (Nuclear Blast) [09-17] - death metal
  • Closer: Within One Stem (Lauren) [03-12] - screamo
  • Converge & Chelsea Wolfe: Bloodmoon: I (Epitaph) [11-19] - sludge metal
  • Deafheaven: Infinite Granite (Sargent House) [08-20] - shoegaze
  • The Devil Wears Prada: ZII () [05-21] - metalcore
  • Divide and Dissolve: Gas Lit (Invada) [01-29] - drone metal
  • Dream Theater: A View From the Top of the World () [10-22] - prog metal
  • Dying Wish: Fragments of a Bitter Memory () [10-01] - metalcore
  • Employed to Serve: Conquering (Spinefarm) [09-17] - metalcore
  • 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
  • Frozen Soul: Crypt of Ice () [01-08] - death metal
  • Full of Hell: Garden of Burning Apparitions (Relapse) [10-01] - deathgrind
  • 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
  • Iron Maiden: Senjutsu (Parlophone) [09-03] - heavy metal
  • Jinjer: Wallflowers () [08-27] - prog metal
  • King Woman: Celestial Blues (Relapse) [07-30] - sludge metal
  • Knocked Loose: A Tear in the Fabric of Life () [10-13] - metalcore
  • Mammoth WVH: Mammoth WVH () [06-11] - hard rock
  • Alexis Marshall: House of Lull, House of When () [07-23] - death industrial
  • Mastodon: Hushed and Grim (Reprise) [10-29] - prog metal
  • ERR: stream no grade: Willie Nelson: The Willie Nelson Family
  • Panopticon: . . . And Again Into the Light (Bindrune) [05-15] - atmospheric black 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 () [11-05] - sludge metal
  • The Pretty Reckless: Death by Rock and Roll () [02-12] - hard rock
  • Pupil Slicer: Mirrors () [03-12] - mathcore
  • Red Fang: Arrows () [06-40] - stoner metal
  • SeeYouSpaceCowboy: The Romance of Affliction () [11-05] - metalcore
  • Sematary: Rainbow Bridge 3 (Haunted Mound) [04-29] - horrorcore
  • Senyawa: Alkisah (Burning Ambulance) [02-19] - Indonesian metal [B]
  • Spiritbox: Eternal Blue (Rise) [09-17] - alt metal
  • TORSO: Home Wrecked (self-released -EP) [01-29] - hardcore [B]
  • ERR: grade bad priority: Trees Speak: PostHuman
  • Tribulation: Where the Gloom Becomes Sound (Metal Blade) [01-29] - gothic metal
  • Trivium: In the Court of the Dragon (Roadrunner) [10-08] - melodic metalcore
  • While She Sleeps: Sleeps Society () [04-16] - alt metal
  • Whitechapel: Kin () [10-29] - deathcore
  • 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
  • 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: 55
  • Priority 2: 0
  • Priority 3: 0
  • Priority 4: 4
  • Priority 5: 0

Total: 59