2021 was rough, but music got us through.
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Astral Noize Writers’ Top Albums of 2021
The AN team reveals their favourite albums of 2021.
Albums of the Decade: SUMAC — What One Becomes
These three musicians coming together for a project should have ripped an obscene hole in time and space five years ago.
Albums of the Decade: Black Peaks – Statues
Black Peaks have done much to prove that artistic, classy and fearless modern music is capable of making a huge impact beyond the underground.
Albums of the Decade: Batushka – Litourgiya
Heavy with melody, and making good use of dynamics and contrast, Litourgiya possesses something which only the best black metal has…
Albums of the Decade: Thou – Magus
The Summer of Thou may now be in the past, but we won’t be forgetting Magus anytime soon.
Albums of the Decade: Primitive Man – Caustic
The heaviest album of the decade? Quite possibly.
Albums of the Decade: Body Void – I Live Inside A Burning House
A monument to pain, but also a manual for survival.
Albums of the Decade: Imperial Triumphant – Vile Luxury
Vile Luxury may be rooted in the brass-clad ruins of some fictional 1920s version of New York; but it also feels like a prediction of what the 2020s may bring.
Albums of the Decade: Marissa Nadler – Strangers
Marissa Nadler finds nuggets of poetry in the humdrum of everyday life, turning doom and gloom into something ethereal.