GUEST POST: Jake Wright of Ravenous – Top 25 Albums of 2021

Ghost Cult continues our “2021 End of Year Guest Post Extravaganza” with a slew of posts from bands, industry, PR pros, and more! We’ll be sharing lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the globe. In this edition Jake Wright of Ravenous shares his Top 25 Albums of 2021!  Check out their latest video “Die 1,000 Deaths” here 

This truly has been a fantastic year for music, and I’m thrilled that a bunch of bands out there made good use of their ‘Covid time’ to write and record many of these excellent records that came out this year! I know that it was a goal for us too, so I am glad that we managed to deliver an album during this time period as well. With music being such a subjective, I find myself having a hard time ranking things against each other, especially if they are of completely different genres and moods. That being said, this is a loosely ranked list of my approximate top-25 (metal and metal-adjacent) albums that have come out this year. I tried to narrow it down further but it wouldn’t feel right to omit some of these!

  1. Subterranean Masquerade – Mountain Fever
  2. VOLA – Witness
  3. Seven Spires – Gods of Debauchery
  4. Leprous – Aphelion
  5. Iotunn – Access All Worlds
  6. Andrew W.K. – God Is Partying
  7. The Night Flight Orchestra – Aeromantic II
  8. Between the Buried and Me – Colors II
  9. Eons Enthroned – Into the Arcane
  10. Be’lakor – Coherence
  11. Fierce Diety – Power Wisdom Courage
  12. Soen – Imperial
  13. Project: Roenwolfe – Edge of Saturn
  14. Tribulation – Where the Gloom Becomes Sound
  15. Edu Falaschi – Vera Cruz
  16. Dvne – Etemen Ænka
  17. Wizardthrone – Hypercube Necrodimensions
  18. Others by No One – Book II: Where Stories Come From
  19. Aephanemer – A Dream of Wilderness
  20. Blazon Stone – Damnation
  21. Rivers of Nihil – The Work
  22. Genghis Tron – Dream Weapon
  23. Liquid Tension Experiment – Liquid Tension Experiment 3
  24. Silver Lake – Silver Lake
  25. Mare Cognitum – Solar Paroxysm


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