2021 is coming to an end. And what a year it was. Sadly the worldwide pandemic still has a firm hand on every aspect of our daily lives. Luckily vaccinations started, several events have taken place and numerous albums where released. In all genres new music came to us. Big names like Helloween and Bullet For My Valentine dropped new albums but also lesser known and upcoming acts like Gothtanica and Atonement gave us new music to enjoy!
Maizter Underground started officially back in August 2021. Our crew, however, was active in the music scene, way before Maizter Underground launched. This means we all have albums that are rated high by different journalists and because of that we one top 5 list per person.
We start things off, with the album top 5 of our star journalist Christina ‘Stina’ Wernersson. Stina joined Maizter Underground early on, is based in Sweden, and does a lot of interview’s, album review’s and concert review’s. Next to that, Stina is the “face” of Maizter Underground in the northern parts of Europe!
5. Harakiri for the Sky – Maere
Stina: “Post black metal at its best! Maere truly is a refinement of the sound they have built up during the last four albums!”
4. Epica –Omega
Stina:“I’ve got a soft spot for symphonic metal. On this album Epica collaborated with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra which truly gave Omega the cinematic soundscape!”
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2. Tribulation – When the Gloom Becomes Sound
Stina: “Tribulation have delivered an album of litanies sealed with a baroque tongue. This is what The Cure and Sisters of Mercy would have sounded like if they’d grown up worshipping Satan and setting fires to churches. Epic, melancholic and true brilliance are words defining this album!”
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1. Hulkoff – Pansarfolk
Stina: “Viking metal marries Industrial metal to perfection. Hulkoff is a true poët and knows how to play with words resulting in several layers in every lyric. The music wall combines his world to a completeness!”
TO LISTEN TO SOME OF THE ALBUMS STINA PICKED, PLEASE CLICK THE FOLLOWING PLAYLIST!