Mostly Metal's Favorites 2021 (EP's)

Since EP's tend to fly under the radar unfortunately, I'd like to add some of my personal highlights here. Short, but great listens, give them a spin if you haven't done yet :-)  

Have fun \m/

Listen to MINDWORK at Bandcamp

MINDWORK

Cortex

Czech Republic

January 22nd, 2021

They dive deep into human psyche, wandering between progrock and tech / death metal  

Bandcamp


Listen to SVN SEEKER at Bandcamp

SVN SEEKER

Means to an End

USA

February 4th, 2021

Great debut offering varied melodeath, coping with the loss of loved ones

Bandcamp


Read my review for KOSTAS SAMPANIS here

KOSTAS SAMPANIS

Autumne

Greece

February 19th, 2021

Beautiful instrumental release with mesmerizing guitar playing - music to drift away for a moment  

Bandcamp


Read my review for FILIPPO ROSATI here

FILIPPO ROSATI

Spark

Italy

March 5th, 2021

A (mainly) instrumental EP, contemporary progmetal with a great dynamic and variation

Bandcamp


Listen to DEREV here

DEREV

Leap of Faith

Canada

May 21st, 2021

Amazing debut EP by this multi-national trio, atmospheric progrock with varied influences

Website


Read my review for PARAM-NESIA here

PARAM-NESIA

Aspect of Creation

Canada

June 18th, 2021

30 minutes of pure power, melting the brutality of death metal with virtuosic guitar playing

Bandcamp


Review for MÜTHERLOAD - Ü

MÜTHERLOAD

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USA

July 9th, 2021

MÜTHERLOAD introduce themself with a blast - short, but mind-blowing

Bandcamp


Listen to Fierce Deity on Bandcamp

FIERCE DEITY

Power Wisdom Courage

Australia

September 3rd, 2021

The one-man project impressively proves that stoner and powermetal go well together

Bandcamp


Listen to Existem on Bandcamp

EXISTEM

Searching for Clarity

USA

September 10th, 2021

Modern, powerful progmetal with beautiful melodies and highly technical playing

Bandcamp


Listen to

WORDS OF FAREWELL

Inner Universe II

Germany

September 17th, 2021

The German metal act delivers an impressive follow-up to their last year's album

Bandcamp


Listen to ORBIT CULTURE on Bandcamp

ORBIT CULTURE

Shaman

Sweden

September 24th, 2021

High-energetic melodeath from Sweden, with a pinch of industrial sound

Bandcamp


Listen to

NOVENA

The Stopped Clock

UK

October 1st, 2021

With the song "The Stopped Clock", NOVENA offer an epilogue to their brilliant debut album 

Linktree


Read my review for

IGNEA ERSEDU

Bestia

Ukraine

October 21st, 2021

Dive into the Ukrainian mythology, told with symphonic melodeath by two powerful singers

Bandcamp