2021 Best of Metal: #18 Nervosa-Perpetual Chaos

Origin: Sao Paulo, Brazil

Release date: 1/22/2021

Personnel: Diva Satanica-vox, Prika Amaral-guitar, Mia Wallace-bass, Eleni Nota-drums

One of the earliest releases of the year and it had enough staying power to hang around to make the year-end list. The ladies are not fucking around on this one. This is a blistering set of classic death metal songs that starts with a punch to the face and doesn’t let up until the last note is played. But, don’t worry, this is a pummeling that you will thoroughly enjoy. Prika Amaral has assembled an international cast of characters to round out this latest version of Nervosa. Yet, even with the new players, Amaral remains the driving force of the band and her up front driving riffs move this beast forward. Also, Eleni Nota gives one of the more impressive drumming performances recorded in 2021. This one is simply a helluva romp for fans of Slayer and Sepultura.

4 flip flops out of 5

The list so far:

18. Nervosa-Perpetual Chaos
19. Baest-Necro Sapiens
20. Agrypnie-Metamorphosis