Congratulations, we did it, everyone! The year 2021 has been unlike any other when it comes to new music. It’s been a year in which we’ve listened to more songs than ever before – we’re talking about thousands and thousands of new tracks (and it’s only rock and metal artists) and come to the conclusion that what you will see below are the 35 Best Metal Songs of 2021.
As the Loudwire team gathered around our computer screens for a video conference and debated a long, long … long list of metal songs released this year, we were surprised at how a few dozen tracks that we have finally selected resurface. in conversation. Even in a year where there were literally over 50 new albums to listen to per week, we kept coming back to the same songs, reliably, in our own listening habits, proving how strong each one is, despite high volume competition.
We know what you’re thinking – only 35 songs? Below you’ll see Loudwire’s picks for the 35 best metal songs of 2021, but also follow our Spotify playlist for over 150 of this year’s most notable metal tracks.
Contributors: Rabab Al-Sharif, Joe DiVita, Graham Hartmann, Jake Richardson, Philip Trapp and Yasmine Summan
The 35 best metal songs of 2021
We count the 35 best metal songs of 2021.