AOTY 2021


Moscow, Russian Federation

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FoxInTheCity -
Portal. Australians' dark magic is irrational and inexplicable - just like their grandiose and terrifying Lovecraftian music. Queensland anons, who gave birth to the horror metal genre and still remain – maybe not the best – but certainly its extremely representative manifestation, over the course of more than 20 years have become a real underground cultural phenomenon. It is, perhaps, best described by a RateYourMusic review – 'now any DM I hear falls under the category of ... read more
FoxInTheCity -
The phenomenon of increasing claustrophobia and anxiety in the music released (or recorded) during the pandemic became commonplace and ceased to be perceived as something new: a number of post-punk bands of 'new wave of the post-punk revival', made such changes central to their work – fortunately or not, even before the COVID times, the general state of the world gave many reasons for this. It's a wonder that in this environment, one of the mastodons of this newly formed scene, called one ... read more
FoxInTheCity -
Primal, dissonant riffs. Evil, cold gutturalus. Dry, crushing percussion. 'Terra Incognita', which was born in 2001, immediately attracted metal community's attention: the formula "simplistic = goes very hard", deduced by Meshuggah, who have not yet given birth to a genre they will disown shortly afterwards,, found another implementer. The subsequent five chapters of the history of one of the main modern collectives of the genre only consolidated it, each time adding more and more ... read more
FoxInTheCity -
«Bringing Nurture to live meant overcoming creative drought, depression and family illness... it is made up of songs he found on other side: adventurous, uplifting diaries of his own path back to happiness, each one imploring listeners suffering their own periods of hardship to hold on,» – Spotify's About on Porter Robinson latest LP.

Albums created in spite of something, charging with positiveness albums, motivating albums, are not a new thing. Half of the 00s indie ... read more
FoxInTheCity -
Death metal, the most cruel in its original nature metal's offspring by the end of the second decade of 21st century reached its critical point. With a significant supportive fanbase gained over the years, it has consistently followed the principles laid down by the pioneers in Death, Obituary, Deicide, Morbid Angel and many, many others; its sound almost never got 'modernized'. 35 years after the release of Screamy Bloody Gore, the themes of the songs are still (pun intended) bloody gore, the ... read more


Sep 2, 2021
Hey Mate,
I am currently making a list compacted with AOTY user' top 10 worst albums and would love for you to contribute to that. The information if you decide to share will be used to create "The Average AOTY Users worst album" consisting of 50 albums. If you feel comfortable contributing please mention your top 10 worst albums in order from 1 being the worst and 10 being the 10th worst. It would also be highly appreciated if you are ok to give a few words why as well :)

Thank You So Much Have A Good Day!
Aug 26, 2021
I'm bored and so decided to make another community list; this time,

what is a record you believe has defined its genre albeit through exemplifying its sound, shaping said genre, or has established said genre in popularity and/or existence, and why?
Jun 2, 2021
Seems like every album I plan on adding to AOTY has been added by you good sir. Thanks a lot for all the work you're doing !
May 13, 2021
Hey!!!! So today I had an idea to make a very fun list on this amazing website that I'm addicted to. So... my goal is to make a huge RAINBOW๐ŸŒˆlist, so you get to choose an album that you like that has an specific color, it can be literally any album but the majority of the cover has to be of the chosen color. So I'm gonna start by choosing one of my fav albums which has the color: RED ๐Ÿ”ด

Send me a color and an album that you like, If you want to write something you like album this album feel free to do it!
Or you can just send the name and the color.

check the live update here all the time:
Apr 19, 2021
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Apr 18, 2021
Thanks for the follow! You reviews are so good, great stuff!
Apr 17, 2021
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Apr 17, 2021
What's your favorite Swans record and song? (list)
Apr 8, 2021
just stopped having fun writing them, so i stopped, nothing too deep. i really appreciate you checking in though
Apr 6, 2021


Hi! I'm Alexey. Just trying to flood this site with as much metal additions as possible. Check them out in my library.

95-100: Matchless
90-94: Special ones
80-89: Favourites
70-79: Highly enjoyable
60-69: Satisfying
50-59: Tolerable
40-49: Stuttering
30-39: Mildly bad
20-29: Off-putting
10-19: Despicable
0-9: Abomination

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