Tuonela Magazine’s Annual Staff Picks (2021): Lassi Saarinen’s edition

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Now that the year 2021 is coming to a close, we at Tuonela Magazine, want to share what releases we enjoyed the most. Each of our staff members will share their own lists, here is the list of Lassi Saarinen.

Top 10 International albums

10. Terminal Bliss – Brute Err/ata
9. LLNN – Unmaker
8. Eyehategod – A History of Nomadic Behavior
7. Mastodon – Hushed and Grim
6. Green Lung – Black Harvest
5. HIDE – Interior Terror
4. Chelsea Wolfe & Converge – Blood Moon: I
3. Royal Blood – Typhoons
2. Monolord – Your Time To Shine
1. Youth Code & King Yosef – A Skeleton in the Doors of Depression



Top 10 Finnish albums

10. Radio Supernova – Takaisin
9. Dust Mountain – Hymns for Wilderness
8. Jess and the Ancient Ones – Vertigo
7. Sami Yaffa – The Innermost Journey to Your Outermost Mind
6. Impaled Nazarene – Eight Headed Serpent
5. Carnal Machinery – Cluster A
4. Pekko Käppi & K:H:H:L – Aamunkoi
3. Lassi Valtonen – Sosiaalinen panttivanki
2. Litku Klemetti – Kukkia muovipussissa
1. Kissa – Vaarallinen bändi

Read more: REVIEW: Dust Mountain – Hymns For Wilderness | REVIEW: Jess and The Ancient Ones – Vertigo


Top 3 EPs


3. Hertsi putos kyydistä – Pipa jäi pornokauppaan
2. Kohti Tuhoa – Väkivaltaa
1. Lapsuus – Haamuna maailmassa


Best livestream concert

2.4.2021 Maustetytöt @ Lammaskallion Audio, Tuusula


Most promising act

Slowenya



Top 5 music videos


5. Stella Explorer – Kill It Before It Dies

4. Cold Cave – Prayer From Nowhere


3. Ozzy Osbourne & Lemmy Kilmister – Hellraiser (30th Anniversary Edition)

2. Litku Klemetti – Google Earth Rock


1. Kissa – Vaarallinen bändi


Top 5 lyric videos


5. Måneskin – MAMMAMIA


4. Blind Channel – Dark Side


3. Billie Eilish – Your Power



2. Guns ‘N’ Roses – Hard Skool


1. Gojira – Into The Storm

Read more: REVIEW: Gojira – Fortitude

Top 5 international songs


5. Terminal Bliss – March of the Grieving Droid
4. HEALTH & Nine Inch Nails – Isn’t Everyone
3. Chelsea Wolfe & Converge – Blood Moon
2. Monolord – I’ll Be Damned
1. Youth Code & King Yosef – Looking Down


Top 5 Finnish songs

5. Bodom After Midnight – Paint the Sky With Blood
4. Nyrkkitappelu – Taksilla pittiin
3. Lassi Valtonen – Kuuletko
2. Lapsuus – Elämän maku suus
1. Kissa – Tiikerirock

Read more: REVIEW: Bodom After Midnight – EP: Paint the Sky with Blood


Top 5 best last-minute songs


5. Maria Makaaberi – Hyvä muija


4. Cloakroom – A Force at Play



3. Boy Harsher – Give Me a Reason


2. GGGOLDDD – Notes on How to Trust


1. ELDOVAR – Blood Moon Night


Top 5 cover art


5. Ghost – Hunter’s Moon

4. Inhaler – My Honest Face

3. Jess and the Ancient Ones – Vertigo

2. Tom Jones – Surrounded By Time

1. Monolord – Your Time To Shine


Best collaboration

Chelsea Wolfe & Converge – Blood Moon: I

Top 5 most anticipated releases of 2022


5. Stoned Statues
4. Slowenya – Meadow
3. Ozzy Osbourne
2. Agents & Maustetytöt
1. Tiisu – III

Want to share your lists with us? Comment below with your lists.

The whole Tuonela Magazine team wishes you an inspirational 2022 filled with a lot of new music to discover. We hope to see you back next year!