The full list of my top 100 metal albums for 2021 is up over at my Rate Your Music page, and if that's not enough, here's the backup list with yet another 100 albums I really dug, including some of my favorite EPs and so forth. But below are my hierarchical top 21 for 2021 in both the full-length and EPs/demos/splits categories!
07. Ordinul Negru (Ro) - A Sojourner Wandering Through the Barren Openness (85)
My Top 21 Non-Metal Albums of 2021
01. Jess & the Ancient Ones (Fi) - Vertigo
02. Perturbator (Fr) - Lustful Sacraments