Dec 302021


(Our friend Vonlughlio has once again prepared a year-end list that focuses on his favorite metal genre, brutal death metal, and today we present all 25 of his ranked selections.)

Hello dear readers, it’s been a long time since I wrote for NCS due to 2021 being full of challenges, from having COVID at the beginning of the year and changing jobs. Basically, having no time to do BDM reviews for NCS. Hopefully for 2022 I will be more active in that regard. Before getting into it, I would like again to thank Islander and his collaborators for doing a great job like always.

For this year I will not be adding comments in each of the positions as I’ve done in previous years (due to lack of time). Hopefully, dear reader, you will click the players and give the bands a listen in the hopes of your liking them. I also will not include Honorable Mentions (again due to lack of time, and there are so many lol). One other thing that changed this year is the triple tie for the Number 1 spot. Those albums are the most-played in this household and I could not pick just one.

Anyways, check out the list and I hope you like what you find, and that you can show support to the bands however you can.



25) Vomit the Soul – Cold



24) Cystectomy – Deprive to Hollowness



23) Hysterorrhexis – Maggots Infest the Limb



22) Intricated – Apocalyptic Metamorphosis



21) Lymphatic Phlegm – Roughly Excised – Putrefindings, Morbidescriptions and Necrognoses



20) Korpse – Insufferable Violence



19) Engulfed in Repugnance – Consummation of Chtonic Remnants



18) Maggot Vomit Afterbirth – Where Beauty Feeds the Maggots



17) Gore Dimension – Ethereal Realm



16) Gerogot – Heading to Eternal



15) Perverted Dexterity – Alacrity for Contemptuous Dissonance



14) NecroticGoreBeast – Human Deviance Galore



13) Gore Infamous – Excaeco Deconception



12) Nephilim Grinder – Spiritual Torment



11) Anal Stabwound – The Visceral Sovereign



10) Ischemic Necrosis – Nauseating Stew of Rancid Decomposition



9) Metharoma – Pipe Dreams (Through the Alley)



8) Exterminated – The Genesis of Genocide



7) Asphyxiate – Altar of Decomposed



6) Golem of Gore – Madness is the Beginning: Beyond The Darkness of the Brightest Gore



5) Meshum – Enigmatic Existential Essence



4) Effluence – Psychocephalic Spawning



3) Cenotaph – Precognition to Eradicate



2) Flesh Hoarder – Relic of Putrescent Filth



1) Cerebral Effusion – Ominous Flesh Discipline



1) Undeciphered – Beneath the Gentle Smile



1) Decortication – My Knife is Still in Good Order


  9 Responses to “LISTMANIA 2021: VONLUGHLIO’s TOP 25 FOR THE YEAR”

  1. The most excellent post I’ve seen so far. All of these are works of art. Great list, cheers!

  2. OOOOH, first list that looks heartfelt and uncompromising. You’ve given me A LOT to discover.

  3. Could always depend on you to bring the Brutal DM out. So much to check out. I only ever checked out the Turkish cenotaph and they are great! The rest are all new.

  4. Nice. Keep the brutality flowing. Intricated is my favorite band here.

  5. Always need this list! Thanks so much!!! Interesting that some of my personal faves aren’t on the list considering how my list is almost nearly identical to Vonlughio’s.

    Some examples that didn’t make it:

    Arsebreed – Butoh
    Cadavoracity – Vitiosus Forma Exilum
    Manifesting Obscenity – Mahapralaya
    Twitch of the Death Nerve – Beset by False Prophets
    Ecchymosis – Ritualistic Intercourse Within Abject Surrealism
    Dispersed – Where Silence Reigns

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