Mantis Radio's favourite releases of 2021. part two

Mantis Radio’s favourite metal releases of 2021.

Following up on part 1 of my favourite releases of 2021, here then is part two. Featured are 21 amazing metal albums that blew me away last year.

2021 was the year that I finally started producing metal editions of Mantis Radio, an itch I’ve been wanting to scratch for a while. I managed to broadcast 3 such shows and you can expect a return to the format this year on my live Monday Night Mantis broadcasts. If you missed last year’s metal editions, you can find them here.

So here are my favourite metal releases of the year, in no particular order other than by record label, as they are organised in my collection. Horns at the ready, there’s riff filth ahead.

What were your picks of the year? Let me know on Patreon.


21 metal favourites of 2021.

Witch Vomit – Abhorrent Rapture [20 Buck Spin]
Gravesend – Methods of Human Disposal [20 Buck Spin]
Anti-God Hand – Wretch [American Decline Records]
Frozen Soul – Crypt of Ice [Century Media]
Bossk – Migration [Deathwish]
Perilaxe Occlusion – Raytraces of Death [Debemur Morti Productions]
dai-ichi / Lamp of Murmuur – Virgin Womb of Eternal Black Terror [Fólkvangr Records]
Profond Barathre – Tinnitus [Hummus Records]
Esoctrilihum – Dy’th Requiem For The Serpent Telepath [I, Voidhanger Records]
Silver Talon – Decadence and Decay [M-Theory Audio]
Year Of No Light – Consolamentum [Pelagic Records]
SPECTRAL WOUND – A Diabolic Thirst [Profound Lore Records]
Mortiferum – Preserved in Torment [Profound Lore Records]
Pupil Slicer – Mirrors [Prosthetic Records]
Wolves In The Throne Room – Primordial Arcana [Relapse Records]
Gojira – Fortitude [Roadrunner Records]
Ekdike?sis – Canvas Of A New Dawn [self-released]
Frontierer – Oxidized [self-released]
Shichisei Hokoku – ?? ? [self-released]
The Body – I’ve Seen All I Need To See [Thrill Jockey]
Diskord – Degenerations [Transcending Obscurity Records]


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