20 Best Albums of 2021

Fear Factory, Ministry, Limp Bizkit, Cannibal Corpse, Gojira, Turnstile, Jerry Cantrell, Rob Zombie,  Georgio Valentino, Of Mice & Men, Mr. Bungle, Tomahawk, Monster Magnet, It It Anita, Motorpsycho, Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog, vert:x & pete hope, Joe Strummer, GNOD, Iron Maiden

Fear Factory – Aggression Continuum

Fear Factory’s 10th album after a six-year gap since Genexus, with Burton C. Bell’s last time on a FF album. Recorded in 2017, mixed in the last two years.

Released on June 18, 2021 via Nuclear Blast

Ministry – Moral Hygiene

The fifteenth studio album of the American industrial metal band Ministry, a solid album from a band still relevant after 40 years.

Released on October 1, 2021 via Nuclear Blast

Limp Bizkit – Still Sucks

Notorious for being repeatedly delayed since 2012, became available in November on digital platforms only.

Released on October 31, 2021 via Suretone

Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined 

Their 15th studio album and one of the best metal records of 2021.

Released on April 16, 2021 via Metal Blade

Gojira – Fortitude

The seventh studio album from the French metal band Gojira, further expanding their sound.

Released on 30 April 2021 via Roadrunner

Turnstile – Glow On

A most acclaimed release for the Baltimore hardcore punk band Turnstile.

Released on August 27, 2021 via Roadrunner


Jerry Cantrell – Brighten

A great record from one of the most distinctive voices in rock music.

Released on October 29, 2021 via Double J Music


Rob Zombie – The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy

A classic Rob Zombie and the first new album since the release of 2016.

Released on March 12, 2021 via Nuclear Blast


Georgio Valentino – Lines of Flight

With Lines of Flight Georgio Valentino has dusted off his prism to shed lines of radiance as response to dramatically changed manners.

Released on November 5, 2021

Of Mice & Men – Echo

Self produced, their seventh album is as ferocious as ever.

Released on December 3, 2021 via SharpTone


Mr. Bungle – The Night They Came Home

Live release of Mr. Bungle’s 2020 livestream event, The Night They Came Home. Includes performances of original songs along with cover songs.

Released on June 11, 2021 via Ipecac

Tomahawk – Tonic Immobility

The fifth studio album of the musical supergroup Tomahawk, released after an eight-year gap from Oddfellows.

Released on March 26, 2021 via Ipecac

Monster Magnet – A Better Dystopia

Impressive release and a noteworthy success, including a cover cover of HAWKWIND’s Born To Go.

Released on May 21, 2021 via Napalm Records

It It Anita – Sauvé

The fifth album and un vrai régal from It It Anita, a noise rock band based in Liège.

Released on April 2, 2021

Motorpsycho – Kingdom of Oblivion

Another masterpiece from the Norwegian band Motorpsycho.

Released on April 16, 2021 via Rune Grammofon


Marc Ribot’s Ceramic Dog ‎- Hope

Originally supposed to be entitled Better Luck Next Time, Hope is an honest album with powerful messages delivered in tumultuous times.

Released on June 25, 2021 via Northern Spy

vert:x & pete hope – disintegrate

Great collaboration between the psychedelic noise band vert:x and the industrial avant-garde and experimental post-punk artist Pete Hope.

Released on October 17, 2021

Joe Strummer – Assembly

A new compilation of Joe Strummer‘s solo material, previously unreleased live recordings of Clash songs and home recordings.

Released on March 26, 2021 via Dark Horse Records

GNOD – La Mort Du Sens

Another remarkable release from the art/noise collective GNOD.

Released on April 2, 2021 via Rocket Recordings

Iron Maiden – Senjutsu

Their second studio double album and their first album in almost six years.

Released on September 3, 2021 via Parlophone



Author: ywannish