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The Best Metal Albums of 2021

1.

Tribulation - Where The Gloom Becomes Sound
January 29, 2021
Critic Score
86
7 reviews

2.

Genghis Tron - Dream Weapon
March 26, 2021
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

3.

Employed to Serve - Conquering
September 17, 2021
Critic Score
84
6 reviews

4.

Beartooth - Below
June 25, 2021
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

5.

King Woman - Celestial Blues
July 30, 2021
Critic Score
82
6 reviews

6.

Iron Maiden - Senjutsu
September 3, 2021
Critic Score
81
18 reviews

7.

Helloween - Helloween
June 18, 2021
Critic Score
79
5 reviews

8.

Architects - For Those That Wish To Exist
February 26, 2021
Critic Score
79
13 reviews

9.

The Body - I've Seen All I Need to See
January 29, 2021
Critic Score
79
12 reviews

10.

Cannibal Corpse - Violence Unimagined
April 16, 2021
Critic Score
78
9 reviews

11.

Gojira - Fortitude
April 30, 2021
Critic Score
78
16 reviews

12.

At The Gates - The Nightmare of Being
July 2, 2021
Critic Score
78
10 reviews

13.

Fear Factory - Aggression Continuum
June 18, 2021
Critic Score
77
7 reviews

14.

Divide And Dissolve - Gas Lit
January 29, 2021
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

15.

Portrayal of Guilt - We Are Always Alone
January 29, 2021
Critic Score
76
7 reviews

16.

Wolves in the Throne Room - Primordial Arcana
August 20, 2021
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

17.

While She Sleeps - SLEEPS SOCIETY
April 16, 2021
Critic Score
75
5 reviews

18.

Eyehategod - A History of Nomadic Behavior
March 12, 2021
Critic Score
75
8 reviews

19.

Emma Ruth Rundle & Thou - The Helm of Sorrow
January 15, 2021
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

20.

Andrew W.K. - God Is Partying
September 10, 2021
Critic Score
74
10 reviews

21.

Portal - Avow
May 28, 2021
Critic Score
73
5 reviews

22.

Between the Buried and Me - Colors II
August 20, 2021
Critic Score
71
6 reviews

23.

Red Fang - Arrows
June 4, 2021
Critic Score
71
5 reviews

24.

Liquid Tension Experiment - Liquid Tension Experiment 3
April 16, 2021
Critic Score
70
5 reviews

25.

BIG|BRAVE - Vital
April 23, 2021
Critic Score
68
5 reviews
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