Best of 2021: Arto Lehtinen

Spread the metal:


1) Cannibal Corpse – Violence Unimagined

Cannibal Corpse released one hell of a death gore metal release of the year. The death metal veterans are still dominating the death metal genre.

Cannibal Corpse - Violence Unimagined
2) Pestilence – Exitivum

Pestilence - Exitivm
3) Darkwoods My Betrothed – Angel Of Carnage Unleashed

Darkwoods My Betrothed - Angel of Carnage Unleashed
4) Necromantia – To the Depths We Descend…
5) Unto Others – Strength
6) Prestige – Reveal the Ravage
7) Warmoon Lord – Battlespells
8) Hooded Menace – The Tritonus Bell
9) Exodus – Persona Non Grata
10) Asphyx – Necroceros
11) Carcass – Torn Arteries
12) Fear Factory – Aggression Continuum
13) Todd La Torre – Rejoice In The Suffering
14) Helloween – Helloween
15) Tribulation – Where The Gloom Becomes Sound
16) Blood Red Throne – Imperial Congregation
17) Yoth Iria – As the Flame Withers
18) Iron Maiden – Senjutsu
19) Flotsam & Jetsam – Blood In The Water
20) Accept – Too Mean To Die

Impaled Nazarene – Eight Headed Serpent
Grave Miasma – Abyss of Wrathful Deities
At The Gates – The Nightmare Of Being
Baest – Necro Sapiens
Trivium – In The Court Of The Dragon
Unleashed – No Sign Of Life

Wardruna – Kvitravn (By Norse)

Bodom After Midnight – Paint the Sky With Blood
Repentance – Volume I – Reborn
Troops Of Doom – The Absence of Light


Morbific – Ominous Seep of Putridity

Death Metal lives and well in catacombs of the underground. The Finnish death metal squad Morbific released the only digital release earlier this year. This output takes definitely back in time to the late 80’s and early 90’s when death metal bands sounded obnoxious rotten and raw.

Morbific - Ominous Seep of Putridity

Best Comeback of 2021

Darkwoods My Betrothed

The black metal squad returned after the 24-year hiatus with the amazing fourth album. The album is an absolutely dynamic-sounding black metal album. From the epic hymns to the most furious songs. Killer comeback and killer album.

Best “Metal” Book

Smack – Kuolemaantuomitun Laulu

Hopes for 2022

All hope is gone