2021 Best of Metal: #13 Quicksand-Distant Populations

Origin: New York City, NY

Release date: 8/13/2021

Personnel: Walter Schreifels-vox/guitar, Sergio Vega-bass, Alan Cage-drums

Probably the least metal album to make the list this year. There’s usually one non-traditional metal album that catches my fancy each year and Quicksand is the one for 2021. Distant Populations is an infectiously catchy post-punk/pop punk album that will worm its way into your brain and will not let go. Consider yourself warned because you’ll be humming these tunes for about a week or so after listening to them.

4.5 flip flops out of 5

The list so far:

13. Quicksand-Distant Populations
14. Harakiri For the Sky-Maere
15. Converge and Chelsea Wolfe-Bloodmoon: I
16. At The Gates-The Nightmare of Being
17. The Vintage Caravan-Monuments
18. Nervosa-Perpetual Chaos
19. Baest-Necro Sapiens
20. Agrypnie-Metamorphosis