METALZONE EDITOR'S TOP 20 PICKS FOR 2021

What a year 2021 has been! Thankfully music production has been overwhelming both in quantity and quality. It's almost impossible to summarize this whole year in just a few favorite picks but Metalzone's editors and radio producers did their best to give you a good glimse of the tons of metal that were presented to us throughout 2021! So here they are!

 

Gerasimos "Signfollower" Douros

1. Blazon Stone  - Damnation

2. Helloween - Helloween

3. Iron Maiden - Senjutsu

4. Marta Gabriel - Metal Queens

5. Brainstorm - Wall Of Skulls

6. Pentral - What Lies Ahead Of Us

7. Running Wild - Blood on Blood

8. Nervosa - Perpetual Chaos

9. U.D.O - Game Over

10. Toledo Steel- Heading For The Fire

11. Ancient Empire - Priest of Stygia

12. Blazon Rite -Endless Halls Of Golden Totem

13. Attika – Metal Lands

14. Pounder - Breaking The World

15. Tower – Shock To The System

16. Katana Cartel - The Sacred Oath

17. Blind Golem - A Dream Of Fantasy

18. Massacre - Resurgence

19. Grinding Fear - Distorted Dreams

20. Viral - Viral

 

Dimitris "Deathalos" Tsaousidis

1.Alta Reign-Mother's Day

2.BlackSword-Alive Again

3.Craven Idol - Forked Tongues

4.Cyclopean Walls-Enter the Dreamlands

5.Flotsam and Jetsam - Blood in the Water 

6.Herzel - Le Dernier Rempart

7.Images of Eden-Angel Born

8.Iotunn-Access All Worlds

9.Leprous-Aphelion

10.Lucifer's Hammer-The Trip

11.Lunar Shadow-Wish to Leave

12.Midnight Odyssey-''Biolume Part 2 - The Golden Orb''

13.Necromantia - To The Depths We Descend...

14.Pharaoh-The Powers That Be

15.Seven Sisters-Shadow of a Fallen Star Pt.1

16.Stygian Fair-Equilibrium

17.Unto Others – Strength

18.Wanton Attack-Wanton Attack

19.Witherfall-The Curse of Autumn

20.Wolves in the Throne Room-Primordial Arcana

 

Stefanos Stefanidis

1.Herzel - Le Dernier Rempart

2.Unto Others - Strength

3.Dream Theater - A View From The Top Of The World

4.Gojira - Fortitude

5.Necromantia - To The Depths We Descend...       

6.Subfire - Define The Sinner    

7.Winter Eternal - Land Of Darkness         

8.Fragment Soul - Axiom of Choice

9.Craven Idol - Forked Tongues

10.Todd LaTorre - Rejoice in the Suffering

11.At The Gates - The Nightmare Of Being

12.Fractal Universe - The Impassable Horizon

13.The Maledict - Remembrance       

14.Asphyx - Necroceros

15.Moonspell - Hermitage

16.Celestial Sanctuary - Soul Diminished

17.Ordeal & Plight - Her Bones In Whispers

18.Paradox - Heresy II. (End of a Legend)

19.Slithering Decay - Aeons Untold

20.Flotsam and Jetsam - Blood in the Water

 

Ilias Katsaounos

1.Helloween - Helloween

2.Brainstorm - Wall Of Skulls

3.Chez Cane - Chez Kane

4.Crowne - Kings In the North

5.Wheel - Preserved In Time

6.Soen - Imperial

7.Labyrinth - Welcome To The Absurd Circus

8.Wardrum - Mavericks

9.Ironbourne - Ironbourne

10.Toby Hitchcock - Changes

11.Esa Holopainen - Silver Lake

12.Maverick - Ethereality

13.Warrior Path - The Mad King

14.Iron Maiden - Senjutsu

15.Evergrey - Escape Of The Phoenix

16.Nestor - Kids In A Ghost Town

17.Kent Hilli - The Rumble

18.Herzel - Le Dernier Rempart

19.Witch Cross - Angel Of Death

20.Orden Ogan - Final Days

 

Steve Woodier

1.Ophis - Spew Forth Odium

2.Crypt Monarch - The Necronaut

3.Altareth - Blood

4.Kal-El - Dark Majesty

5.Withered Witch - Infinite Void

6.Cannibal Corpse - Violence Unimagined

7.Restless Spirit - Blood Of The Old Gods

8.Devotion - The Harrowing

9.Saprobiontic - Apocalyptic Retribution

10.Dark Redeemer - Into The Deep Black

11.Helllight - Until The Silence Embraces

12.Animalesco, o Método - Animalesco, o Método

 

Hugo Rebelo

1.Yoth Iria ( GRE ) - As The Flame Withers

2.Tower ( USA ) – Shock To The System

3.The Crown ( SWE ) - Royal Destroyer

4.Insane ( SWE ) - Victims

5.Lucifuge ( GER ) - Infernal Power

6.Mystic Storm ( RUSS ) - Из хаоса древних времен ( From The Ancient Chaos )

7.Ruins Of Beverast (GER ) – The Thule Grimoires

8.Apostasy ( CHI ) - Death Return

9.Blood Sport ( FIN ) - Hot Blood And Cold Steel EP

10.Bastardur ( ICE ) – Satans Loss Of Son

11.Nagasaki Sunrise ( POR ) - Distalgia

12.Nekromantheon ( NOR ) - Visions Of Trismegistos

13.Artillery ( DEN ) - X

14.Paradox ( GER ) - Heresy II : End Of A Legend

15.Exodus ( USA ) – Persona Non Grata

16.Animalesco, O Metodo ( POR ) - Animalesco, O Método

17.Exorcizphobia ( CZ ) – Friend Of Lunacy EP

18.Age Of Woe ( SWE ) - Envenom

19.Knife ( GER) - Knife

20.Prayers Of Sanity ( POR ) - Doctrine Of Misanthropy

 

Lambros "Metalshock" Panetas

1.Ancient Empire – Priest Of Stygia

2.Black Soul Horde – Horrors From The Void

3.Blazon Stone – Damnation

4.Crimson Fire – Another Dimension

5.Crystal Viper – The Cult

6.Hitten – Triumph And Tragedy

7.Icon Of Sin – Icon Of Sin

8.Illusory – Crimson Wreath

9.Knights Of The Realm – Knights Of The Realm

10.Accept – Too Mean To Die

11.Nekromant – Temple Of Haal

12.Portrait – At One With None

13.Powerwolf – Call Of The Wild

14.The Night Eternal – The Night Eternal

15.The Three Tremors – Guardians Of The Void

16.Thelemite – Thelemism

17.Tower – Shock To The System

18.Tyrantti – Orjaplaneetta

19.Running Wild – Blood On Blood

20.Wheel – Preserved In Time

 

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