Il meglio del 2021: metal

Miglior brano contenuto in un album o EP: 

Epica"Kingdom of Heaven 3 (The Antediluvian Universe)"
(symphonic metal e progressive metal con influenze melodic death, melodic black, gothic, thrash e power)
[Paesi Bassi]

Miglior singolo isolato:

Cellar Darling"Dance"
(progressive metal e gothic doom metal con influenze alternative folk)
[Svizzera]

Miglior brano metal contenuto in un album rock:

Leprous – "Nighttime Disguise"
(progressive metal con influenze gothic rock, djent, jazz e symphonic)
[Norvegia]

Full length:

1. MastodonHushed and Grim (progressive metal e sludge metal con influenze psychedelic rock, hard rock, symphonic metal, dark folk e blues) [USA] 2. Thy CatafalqueVadak (avantgarde metal, experimental rock, folk metal e progressive metal con influenze balcan folk, jazz, dark folk, progressive rock, electronic, death metal, black metal e art pop) [Ungheria] 3. Swallow the SunMoonflowers (symphonic gothic metal, gothic doom metal, death doom metal) [Finlandia] 4. Between the Buried and MeColors II (progressive metalcore e progressive metal con influenze djent, technical death metal e salsa) [USA]

5. EpicaOmega

(symphonic metal con influenze power metal, thrash metal, progressive metal, melodic death metal, melodic black metal, gothic metal, oriental folk e djent) [Paesi Bassi]

6. Diablo Swing OrchestraSwagger & Stroll Down the Rabbit Hole

(swing rock/metal, avantgarde metal, experimental rock e symphonic rock/metal con influenze rock and roll, progressive metal, gospel, dark cabaret, electropop, dance, jazz fusion, thrash metal, boogie-woogie, hard rock, synth rock, punk, musica mariachi, flamenco e blues) [Svezia]

7. Spiritbox – Eternal Blue

(alternative metal, electronicore, djent e pop metalcore con influenze synth pop, progressive metal, melodic death metal e dream pop) [Canada]

8. Converge & Chelsea WolfeBloodmoon: I

(post metal, post hardcore, gothic rock, dark folk e alternative metal con influenze metalcore e doom metal) [USA]

9. SoenImperial

(progressive metal, progressive rock) [Svezia]

10. Fractal UniverseThe Impassable Horizon
(progressive death metal e technical death metal con influenze jazz) [Francia]

11. JinjerWallflowers

(djent e deathcore con influenze progressive) [Ucraina]
12. In Mourning – The Bleeding Veil
(progressive death metal, melodic death metal, progressive metal) [Svezia]

13. CloudsDespartire

(funeral doom metal con influenze atmospheric doom, gothic doom metal e death doom metal) [Inghilterra, Romania]

14. ArchitectsFor Those that Wish to Exist
(symphonic metalcore e alternative metal con influenze synth pop, dream pop, electropop djent e alternative rock) [Inghilterra]

15. Wheel – Resident Human

(progressive metal e progressive rock con influenze tribal e djent) [Finlandia]

16. Vola – Witness

(djent, progressive metal e pop metal con influenze dream pop e synth pop) [Danimarca, Svezia]

17. Evergrey – Escape of the Phoenix 

(power metal ed heavy metal con influenze progressive, dark electro, gothic metal e hard rock) [Svezia]

18. Cradle of Filth – Existence is Futile

(symphonic black metal e dark extreme metal con influenze death metal, thrash metal e gothic metal) [Inghilterra]

19. BlackbriarThe Cause of Shipwreck

(gothic metal e symphonic gothic metal con influenze alternative metal) [Paesi Bassi]

20. Phantom EliteTitanium

(alternative metal con influenze thrash, symphonic metal, power metal ed electronic metal) [Paesi Bassi, Brasile]


Miglior EP:

Dark Horse White HorseDark Horse White Horse
(progressive metal con influenze symphonic metal, electronic, djent e thrash metal)
[Paesi Bassi, Messico]

Miglior album dal vivo:

Epica – Omega Alive
[Paesi Bassi]

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