2020 Amusia's Recommendations

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Manuel Castillo (Amusia) is a Mexican youtuber/reviewer specialized in heavy metal, who makes reviews without pression from the labels or distros. His passion and knowledge are the best tools he has and is followed by almost 70,000 people from the Spanish-speaking community. His partner, Carlos, also make reviews but of underground bands.

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This list is not a top but there are some not so well known albums that Amusia recommends listening to this year.

Created by: ChapuLviz | 16.06.2020

1. Haunt - Mind Freeze
2. Mystic Prophecy - Metal Division
more powerful than Sabaton.
3. Lorna Shore - Immortal
4. God Dethroned - Illuminati
5. Sepultura - Quadra
the best album without Cavalera brothers.
6. Sylosis - Cycle Of Suffering
one of the best thrash metal bands of the new wave (with Vektor and Revocation).
7. Suicide Silence - Become The Hunter
best album for a long time of Suicide Silence.
8. Psychotic Waltz - The God-Shaped Void
name ad hoc - Psychotic Waltz.
9. Demons & Wizards - III
10. Intronaut - Fluid Existential Inversions
11. Today Is The Day - No Good To Anyone
12. Beneath The Massacre - Fearmonger
13. Tombs - Monarchy Of Shadows
an good EP for no forget this band.
14. Peripheral Cortex - God Kaiser Hell
a great techdeath.
15. Neptunus - Planetary Annihilation
like Rings Of Saturn but better.
16. Kilter - Axiom
jazz/metal of the best
17. Dark Fortress - Spectres From The Old World
18. Vredehammer - Viperous
pure demolition sound.
19. My Dying Bride - The Ghost Of Orion
20. Heaven Shall Burn - Of Truth & Sacrifice
21. Azure Emote - The Third Perspective
an avantgarde/death/industrial project of really high quality.
22. Nero Di Marte - Immoto
23. Akurion - Come Forth To Me
24. Cult Of Fire - Moksha
25. Cult Of Fire - Nirvana
the best of two
26. Burzum - Thulêan Mysteries
reviewed as a ambient album.
27. Human Impact - Human Impact
28. Testament - Titans Of Creation
actually, the best thrash metal is presented by the old bands.
29. Odious Mortem - Synesthesia
30. Igorrr - Spirituality And Distortion
a great product for metalheads.
31. Diabolic - Mausoleum Of The Unholy Ghost
very fast pure death metal.
32. Me And That Man - New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol​.​1
33. Benighted - Obscene Repressed
34. Omega Infinity - Solar Spectre
35. Vampire Squid - Reinventing The Eel
10!!! one the best albums of tech death ever.
36. August Burns Red - Guardians
37. WuW - Rétablir L'éternité
an interesting sound of avantgarde doom.
38. Wolfheart - Wolves Of Karelia
another great production of Wolfheart.
39. The Black Dahlia Murder - Verminous
40. Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi
10!!! this album is addictive.
41. Aborted - La Grande Mascarade
42. Abysmal Dawn - Phylogenesis
43. Trivium - What The Dead Men Say
only that album cover is horrible, the music is awesome.
44. Warbringer - Weapons Of Tomorrow
another horrible album cover, the music is awesome.
45. Ulcerate - Stare Into Death And Be Still
a jewel of techdeath.
46. Katatonia - City Burials
47. Vader - Solitude In Madness
48. Dyssidia - Costly Signals
10!!! one of the best progressive album... ever.
49. Naglfar - Cerecloth
50. ...And Oceans - Cosmic World Mother
51. Cirith Ungol - Forever Black
the music is awesome, the voice love it or hate it.
52. Paradise Lost - Obsidian
one of the best albums of the year.
53. Khôra - Timaeus
an excelente atmospheric album.
54. Caligula's Horse - Rise Radiant
55. Agora - Imperio
a good album of the mexican progressive scene.
56. Centinex - Death In Pieces
57. Alestorm - Curse Of The Crystal Coconut
reviewed as a comercial album.
58. Xibalba - Años En Infierno
59. Bleed From Within - Fracture
not conventional deathcore, listen the structures.
60. Acerus - The Tertiary Rite
a great different heavy metal.
61. Thy Catafalque - Naiv
62. Triptykon - Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)
63. Afterbirth - Four Dimensional Flesh
a slam death metal band with proposal.
64. Protest The Hero - Palimpsest
a good album but it's not the same quality anymore.
65. Lamb Of God - Lamb Of God
a declaration of principles.
66. Cryptic Shift - Visitations From Enceladus
presents influences of Voivod, Coroner and Gorguts.
67. Behold The Arctopus - Hapeleptic Overtrove
a thing too avantgarde for this moment.
68. Nocturnal Depression - Tides Of Despair
DSBM of the best.
69. Carach Angren - Franckensteina Strataemontanus
an interesting change, the most complete album of the band.
70. Pyrrhon - Abscess Time
from a prolific scene of NY, singular techdeath.
71. Cro-Mags - In The Beginning
a mature HxC, a great return to their best works.
72. Black Hate - Altalith
an evolutionized black/death metal.
73. Virocracy - Irridiation
the very good mix between tech, melodic, prog death metal.
74. Medicated - Descension
a delicious sound.
75. Agony Lords - Shelter For The Undead
a dynamized melodeath.
76. Ulthar - Providence
a compact explosion.
77. Ensiferum - Thalassic
atmospheric, dramatic and high quality.
78. VoidCeremony - Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel
minimalistic technical death metal.
79. Alarum - Circle's End
a good album with a sound between Cynic and Revocation.
80. Static-X - Project: Regeneration Vol. 1
a very good collage, more powerful than Rammstein and Ministry's last albums.
81. Oldskull - The Old Skulls
some of good mexican musicians made a good death metal.
82. Primal Fear - Metal Commando
straight to the point.
83. Grimorivm - .​.​.​By The Hate & Pain
black/doom with a lot of convergence, idea and production.
84. Black Crown Initiate - Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape
a real progressive death with technical, without dissonance abuse.
85. Deathstorm - For Dread Shall Reign
nothing special but fun.
86. Imperial Triumphant - Alphaville
10!! Not a sound for everyone but they've high quality.
87. Onslaught - Generation Antichrist
Pure thrash attack.
88. Deep Purple - Whoosh!
honest record, not many bands today have this sound.
89. Sabacthani - Beyond The Dark Sea
memorable melodeath to the grain with great vocals.
90. Ingested - Where Only Gods May Tread
very brutal.
91. Unleash The Archers - Abyss
a very good performance, a good power metal.
92. Cytotoxin - Nuklearth
their best album: brutal, explosive, technical and without pig squeals.
93. Incantation - Sect Of Vile Divinities
classic & dark sound for fans.
94. Necrot - Mortal
old school death metal straight to the point.
95. Ulver - Flowers Of Evil
80's pop? but fun, if you don't listen to this very all the time, you might enjoy it.
96. Creature (FRA) - Ex Cathedra
black metal with progression and lots of opposing artistic elements, an unique and creative mix.
97. John Petrucci - Terminal Velocity
happy prog metal, he doesn't have a fight with the guest artists.
98. Exist - Egoiista
jazz/metal-fusion with superior ideas.
99. Pain Of Salvation - Panther
strange production and soft guitars, but some enjoyable.
100. Stryper - Even The Devil Believes
remember of their 80s era with good sound. They matured with dignity.
101. Cult Of Lilith - Mara
techdeath with electronic elements not for everyone, and not mature.
102. Kalaveraztekah - El Despertar De Los Tiempos
very good death metal with mesoamerican folk elements condenced.
103. Marilyn Manson - We Are Chaos
melancholic sound with a country feeling, personal and artistic work.
104. Krallice - Mass Cathexis
this band always have new ideas, a really avantgarde band.
105. Skeletal Remains - The Entombment Of Chaos
old school death metal lovers with a delicious sound.
106. Maleficarum - Together We Summon The Beast
honest black metal.
107. Skeletal Throne - Human Deterioration
they've a very fast classic death/thrash sound, not many bands play this sound today.
108. Napalm Death - Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism
they're still violent but lacking some important elements of ND in exchange for experimentation.
109. Titan To Tachyons - Cactides
a jazz band playing extreme metal (maybe jazz metal?) from NY. A lot of technique and avantgarde.
110. Xazraug - Unsympathetic Empyrean
Colin Marston is the face of avant garde, this album is very dissonnant, violent and antinatural.
111. Heathen - Empire Of The Blind
good thrash metal album but not at the standards of the band.
112. Deftones - Ohms
good album, it has a phantasmagoric ambient and an 80s sound.
113. Finntroll - Vredesvävd
intense, fast and dramatic album. It's metal over folk, as it should be.
114. Kataklysm - Unconquered
a lot of attack and some of american melodic, but they don't present nothing new.
115. Uada - Djinn
this album has frenetic and esoteric songs, but has no epicity for such long songs (artificially extended).
116. Anaal Nathrakh - Endarkenment
continuous perfectionism of their sound, very memorable and brutal.
117. Lik (SWE) - Misanthropic Breed
good and economic old death metal school, with some of Iron Maiden in their solos.
118. Vitam Et Mortem - El Río De La Muerte
modern death metal with a very dark atmosphere and concept.
119. The Ocean - Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic / Cenozoic
sounds the periods of calm and violence in their music but it lacks thematic dynamics
120. DevilDriver - Dealing With Demons I
classic sound of the band, enjoyable with nothing new.
121. Burning Witches - Dance With The Devil
a good manufacturing album, with feeling and punch
122. Necrophobic - Dawn Of The Damned
10!! total devastation of high quality and a lot of passion
123. Enslaved - Utgard
10!! a fine-tuning in their sound, a band that improves over time
124. Benediction - Scriptures
average classic sound
125. No Raza - Transcending Material Sins
Skullcrushing-death-metal with really good groove
126. Spirit Adrift - Enlightened In Eternity
blues-influenced album of really high quality and very organic

Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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