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Best of 2021

Metal Injection Writer's Top 20 Albums Of 2021

MI Best Albums

Now that we're all wrapped up with our year-end lists of 2021, it's time to look at how all the albums stack up across the board. The following list was compiled by Metal Injection reader (and data wizard) Cory Cogley. Technically this is a Top 23 list given the three-way tie for 17th place, but hey – now you have a few more records to potentially discover.

Check it out below and check out all the individual lists here!

  1. MastodonHushed And Grim
  2. GojiraFortitude
  3. Between The Buried And MeColors II
  4. Cannibal CorpseViolence Unimagined
  5. Rivers Of NihilThe Work
  6. KhemmisDeceiver
  7. ConvergeBloodmoon: I
  8. SethLa Morsure Du Christ
  9. SpiritboxEternal Blue
  10. CarcassTorn Arteries
  11. Silver Lake By Esa HolopainenSilver Lake By Esa Holopainen
  12. MølDiorama
  13. King BuffaloThe Burden Of Restlessness
  14. Biffy ClyroThe Myth Of The Happily Ever After
  15. Danny ElfmanBig Mess
  16. Subterranean Masquerade Mountain Fever
  17. Genghis TronDream Weapon / Harakiri For The SkyMære / Thy CatafalqueVadak
  18. Green LungBlack Harvest
  19. Pupil SlicerMirrors
  20. At The GatesThe Nightmare Of Being
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