Editor’s pick 2021: Antonie

2021 will be going into my books as one of the weirdest years ever. With all these cancellations and lockdowns, However this year did give us some great music and I can’t wait to tell you about what albums got me through this year !

For me the best album released this year has got to be Dropkick Murphys – Turn up that Dial
Nothing brightens my day more than waking up with this hyper active Celtic Punk blasting out of my alarm. A heavy dose of repeatable choruses, exciting instrumentals and a big screw you all mentality makes this album on of the best Dropkick Murphys albums in my book. Not forgetting to mention the tearjerker of a song called “I wish you were here”.

My Top 6 for 2021 : (in random order)

Enforced – Kill Grid Damn that album caught me off guard and really started to get me back into Trash Metal.

Dropkick Murphys – Turn Up That Dial

Punk Rock Factory – Scene This? : I found these guys through their album A whole new Wurst (punk rock covers of disney songs) However that album was released in 2020 and this year they came up with an album filled with the scene songs of when I was younger. So yeah it’s on the list

Powerwolf – Call of the Wild : As a big power metal and Powerwolf fan this album has to be in my top 5. It’s amazing as always and can’t wait to hear what they are planning next

Alien Weaponry – Tangaroa : I absolutely love this young band from New Zealand. Their mix between English and Maori gives the perfect balance to get you to the edge of your seat !

Stevie R Pearce & The Hooligans – Major League Son of a Bitch: All out and in your face Rock from the UK ! Falling in love with the first album they hit back with their latest release. If you haven’t heard of them check them out !!

Honorable Mentions :

Ghost – Hunter’s Moon (single) When it was released as part of the soundtrack for the new movie Halloween Kills I was super excited because we got to hear the new Papa and it’s about Michael Myers double win !

Andrew W.K – God is Partying : The Party King is back with this latest release and it’s a good one !