My Top 50 Metal Albums Of 2020


Last year I didn't quite finish with a strong list but I am hoping this year it will be. I stopped updating my list in September. This time around I'm not sure if I want to do either a Top 50 or 100. It will depend on how much time I can dedicate to this. I came back listening to albums since February 29th and these are the fruits of my discoveries. Keep checking back throughout the year.

Created by: quieted_darkness | 15.03.2020



1. Worm - Gloomlord
(96.6%) Blackened Death/Doom Metal - United States
2. Ygg - The Last Scald
(93.9%) Black Metal - Ukraine
3. Jahresringe - Dürre
(89.0%) Pagan Black Metal - Germany
4. Anhedonist - Abject Darkness / Ineffable Winds [Split]
(87.1%) Death/Doom Metal - United States
5. Jordablod - The Cabinet of Numinous Song
(86.6%) Avant-Garde Black Metal - Sweden
6. Pestilength - Eilatik
(85.5%) Blackened Death Metal - Spain
7. Public Intoxication - Antisober - Frenetic Piss
(84.9%) Crossover Thrash Metal - Spain
8. Fortress Of The Olden Days - Verlassenheit
(84.1%) Black Metal - Germany
9. Drown - Subaqueous
(83.8%) Funeral Doom Metal - United States
10. Pagan Moon - Deathlike Journeys
(82.2%) Black Metal - United States
11. Hagetisse - Seven Sorrows Of The Virgin
(81.3%) Experimental Black Metal - Netherlands
12. Taphos - Blood Plethora
(80.0%) Death Metal - Denmark
13. Primeval Mass - Nine Altars
(79.9%) Progressive Black/Thrash Metal - Greece
14. Nimbifer - Demo II
(79.7%) Black Metal - Germany
15. Fluisteraars - Bloem
(77.6%) Black Metal - Netherlands
16. Ghoul (PER) - Ascending From The Depths
(76.6%) Black Metal - Peru
17. Cénotaphe - Monte Verità
(76.5%) Black Metal - France
18. Plague - Portraits Of Mind
(76.4%) Death Metal - Greece
19. Summon - Helios
(75.6%) Death/Doom Metal - Portugal
20. Bütcher - 666 Goats Carry My Chariot
(75.3%) Speed Metal with Black Metal Influences - Belgium
21. My Dying Bride - The Ghost Of Orion
(74.9%) Gothic/Doom Metal - United Kingdom
22. Invocation - Attunement To Death
(73.9%) Death Metal - Chile
23. Nox Formulae - Drakon Darshan Satan
(72.3%) Black Metal - Greece
24. Witchtower - Witches' Domain
(72.0%) Heavy Metal with Black Metal Influences - Spain
25. Wretched Empires - Bloom
(71.6%) Black/Folk Metal - United States
26. Snorlax - II
(71.4%) Black/Death Metal - Australia
27. Putrid - Antichrist Above
(71.2%) Blackened Death Metal - Peru
28. Gloosh - Timewheel
(70.8%) Black Metal - Russia
29. Cerebral Rot - Spewing Purulence
(69.9%) Death Metal - United States
30. Voidfire - Ogień Pustki
(68.7%) Melodic Black Metal - Poland
31. Steel Inferno - ...And The Earth Stood Still
(67.8%) Heavy/Speed Metal - Denmark
32. The Spirit - Cosmic Terror
(63.9%) Melodic Black Metal - Germany
33. Vulgarite - Fear Not The Dark Nor The Sun's Return
(61.3%) Atmospheric Black/Doom Metal/Dark Ambient - United States
34. Victim Iced - Pieces
(61.2%) Melodic Thrash Metal - Greece



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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26.03.2020 - 20:21
Neachy
What's the significance of the percentages?
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26.03.2020 - 23:17
quieted_darkness
Written by Neachy on 26.03.2020 at 20:21

What's the significance of the percentages?
It's the same as a rating. I just chose to use percentages instead for my lists. Just move the decimal point to the left one digit and round up if need be. So to use Worm - Gloomlord as an example it would round up to a 9.7 which is pretty close to a perfect 10 or 100.0%. It just helps me out if several albums scored the same two digit score and I use the decimal point to further break it down. I hope this answers your question.
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27.03.2020 - 00:08
Neachy
Quote:
Written by quieted_darkness on 26.03.2020 at 23:17

It's the same as a rating. I just chose to use percentages instead for my lists. Just move the decimal point to the left one digit and round up if need be. So to use Worm - Gloomlord as an example it would round up to a 9.7 which is pretty close to a perfect 10 or 100.0%. It just helps me out if several albums scored the same two digit score and I use the decimal point to further break it down. I hope this answers your question.

Yeah, I was just curious if the specificity of the rating was based on a calculation of some sort or just arbitrary.
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27.03.2020 - 03:16
quieted_darkness
Written by Neachy on 27.03.2020 at 00:08

Yeah, I was just curious if the specificity of the rating was based on a calculation of some sort or just arbitrary.


It's arbitrary. I believe you asked me the same question on my 2019 list.
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"If people kept things simple there would be no discovery in the world. If scientists said the brain is just a brain and not take it by small segments and labeling it. We would not have come as far. Labels are necessary. Music is science!"

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27.03.2020 - 03:27
Neachy
Written by quieted_darkness on 27.03.2020 at 03:16

It's arbitrary. I believe you asked me the same question on my 2019 list.

Oh, I probably did. I'm always intrigued by people's rating systems when they differ from mine. Anyway, good list
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