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MY TOP 20 FOR AUGUST 2021

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August started slowly, but it exploded in the end. The past month delivered some great albums, and many of them are going straight into my AOTY list. That's for sure. Others may drown slowly in oblivions. And as I always i put the same question here - how many of them I'll listen to within a year, let's say. How many of them are going to be part of my life in the future and what's their staying power. Only the future (and my personal mood and future experiences will tell)

MY TOP 20 FOR JULY 2021

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 Awww, July! My month. I got older... Eternal years on the path to the cemetery gates, right?  OK, back to the usual stuff here. Honestly, I didn't pay too much attention to everything that was released in July'21. The intrigue was lost some time ago due to huge quantities of releases. That said, I found out some truly amazing albums, and I present them here. My lists are not trve kvlt anymore (have they been ever?), but you know me -  the pretentious mainstream hipster elitist poser.  I feel I'm missing something here, but it is what it is. It is probably somewhere in my ever-growing Bandcamp wishlist... Here you are, ladies and gentlemen - my TOP 20 FOR JULY 2021 in no particular order. Listen to them all and Support the underground! Only a remark: Fetid Zombie is my album of the month, followed closely by Dungeon Serpent. FETID ZOMBIE - Transmutations Release Date: 30 July Bandcamp DUNGEON SERPENT - World of Sorrows Release Date: 16 July Bandcamp CONCILIUM - Desecration

MY TOP 20 FOR JUNE 2021

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Too many albums, too little inspiration...My top 20 for JUNE includes all predictable albums that a top list from June 2021 would include. It is because I dedicated time to the 10% from the enormous pile. The 10% that are going to stay, the 10% that are memorable and deserve attention. Only elitism is real, right? DARKTHRONE - Eternal Hailz...... Release Date: 25 June Bandcamp The most obvious choice. I wonder what Tom G Warrior thinks about this album... HELLOWEEN - Helloween Release Date: 18 June Spotify Proud to commit commercial and soul suicide with this choice... BOSSK - Migration Release Date: 18 June Bandcamp Fantastic as always, Bossk delivers another lesson in atmospheric sludge. PESTILENCE - Exitivm Release Date: 25 June Bandcamp They did it again! AMENRA - De Doorn Release Date: 25 June Bandcamp Everything by Amenra is gold DESASTER - Churches Without Saints Release Date: 4 June Bandcamp Straight in your fkn face, poser! FLOTSAM AND JETSAM - Blood in the Water Release Date:

MY TOP 15 FOR MAY 2021

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I really lost interest in May. I didn't have much desire to check the countless releases. I'll be honest, there is an unnecessary big volume of bands and new albums coming out every damn week. This makes us unable to appreciate and enjoy our beloved music. Let's ask ourselves how many of all these albums we are going to remember in a month or in a year, and how many are going to stay the test of time and are going to stay forever as good or klassik albums... Not much indeed!

MY TOP 25 FOR APRIL 2021

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It's the end of April 2021, and that means my regular monthly list should be out. April wasn't balanced. On 30 April to many new albums were released. Overall it was a strong month with few notable big names putting out new records.  It would have been too obvious if I had said that Gojira's "Fortitude" was my album of the month. And it is a superb album actually, that I'll play a lot in the future. I chose Crypts of Despair to carry out that fame instead. I spent the last 2+ months with All Light Swallowed and I really love the record.  I tried to pick my other favorites out of the huge April pile. And that wasn't a very easy task, but I managed to shortlist 25 favorites + another 13 mandatories.

MY TOP 20 FOR MARCH 2021

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March 2021 was an intense and very solid month. I found for myself some great albums among the hundreds released. And a lot that I can live without at all. Mare Cognitum's Solar Paroxysm is definitely my album of the month, although it has a very solid competition. All the other most important albums for me are listed below in no particular order.  And even more - those who were shortlisted, but didn't make the cut.

MY TOP 20 FOR FEBRUARY 2021

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I guess I was too picky in February, cause originally my list contained fewer choices than usual. Around 10. I thought in general February was weaker than January, or some other months. But I changed my mind in the end. I must point out immediately that the originally chosen ten albums were/are powerful enough and actually have the staying power to be among the top albums for 2021 at all. Furthermore, originally I included five honorable mentions. But everything changed! I spent a bit more time with certain albums, and there was a huge releasing schedule for February, so I could pick more...  So in the end, I present here the usual top 20 (in no particular order, except my No.1) with the albums that deserve time and attention. Some will definitely stay a longer time with me, some probably won't make it. But for today I think these 20 albums are good and require listening. My album of the month is definitely Suffering Hour's The Cyclic Reckoning, followed closely by the rest bel