2020 Album Tracker


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Top albums of 2020 so far, a consistent work in progress

followed after by "stuff I wanna listen to but haven't"

Created by: sgtrobo | 20.09.2020



1. Cryptic Shift - Visitations From Enceladus
2020 Progressive DM --> so far, my DM AotY, like a mix of oldschool Voivod, Nocturnus, Pestilence, and BI {4.9/5.0}
2. Necrophobic - Dawn of the Damned
2020 Meloblack --> holy shit....seriously, holy shit! AotY overall right now {4.9/5.0}
3. Anaal Nathrakh - Endarkenment
2020 blackened grindcore --> another holy shit....we got ourselves a battle for AotY folks! {4.9/5.0}
4. On Thorns I Lay - Threnos
2020 Death-Doom --> Death/Doom AotY contender {4.8/5.0}
5. Graceless - Where Vultures Know Your Name
2020 Bolt Thrower-esque DM --> heavier than a neutron star, neck-and-neck with Threnos {4.8/5.0}
6. Werewolves - The Dead Are Screaming
2020 Brutal DM --> simple, raw, brutal {4.7/5.0}
7. Ensiferum - Thalassic
2020 Extreme power-folk metal --> hobbits turned pirates - folk/power AotY contender {4.7/5.0}
8. Havukruunu - Uinuos Syömein Sota
2020 Folk-Black metal --> {4.7/5.0}
9. Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi
2020 Avant garde BM --> this gets better with each listen {4.7/5.0}
10. Defeated Sanity - The Sanguinary Impetus
2020 Brutal Tech-death --> None So Vile for the modern age(?) Also gets better with each listen {4.6/5.0}
11. Pandrador - Ov Rituals, Ov Ancestors, Ov Destiny
2020 Blackened DM --> a.k.a. "Behemmolation" {4.6/5.0}
12. Vader - Solitude In Madness
2020 Classic DM --> always reliable shot of adrenaline {4.6/5.0}
13. Vredehammer - Viperous
2020 Blackened DM --> badass and energetic{4.6/5.0}
14. Dark Fortress - Spectres From The Old World
2020 Meloblack --> {4.6/5.0}
15. Bütcher - 666 Goats Carry My Chariot
2020 Thrash --> I am embarrassed by how much this silly-ass album blew me away. Somehow, thrash AotY contender {4.6/5.0}
16. Mr. Bungle - The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo
2020 --> way too much fun, looks like a 3-way race for thrash AotY {4.6/5.0}
17. Thanatos - Violent Death Rituals
2020 Brutal Thrash --> oh hell yes, this is outstanding, looks like the 666 Goats have some competition {4.6/5.0}
18. Mors Principium Est - Seven
2020 Melodic death metal --> 1st listen, quite impressive {4.5/5.0}
19. Esoctrilihum - Eternity Of Shaog
2020 Epic BM --> dude, violins....this is pretty unique and super interesting {4.5/5.0}
20. Kvaen - The Funeral Pyre
2020 Meloblack --> great riffage, this is too much fun {4.5/5.0}
21. Vengeful Spectre - Vengeful Spectre
2020 Folk-Meloblack --> Chinese folk mixed with black metal, this is an experience {4.5/5.0}
22. Black Crown Initiate - Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape
2020 Progressive DM --> {4.4/5.0}
23. Enslaved - Utgard
2020 Prog BM --> pretty damned good on first listen {4.4/5.0}
24. Finntroll - Vredesvävd
2020 Blackened folk metal --> more listens required {4.4/5.0}
25. Odraza - Rzeczom
2020 Black Metal --> {4.4/5.0}
26. Nephylim - Severance of Serenity
2020 Melodeath --> great album not on Metal Storm {4.4/5.0}
27. Ulcerate - Stare Into Death And Be Still
2020 Prog DM --> {4.4/5.0}
28. Skeletal Remains - The Entombment Of Chaos
2020 OSDM --> really good OSDM revival-ish type release {4.3/5.0}
29. Æolian - The Negationist
2020 Melodic Death Metal --> 1st listen was solid, liking what I hear {4.1/5.0}
30. Onslaught - Generation Antichrist
2020 Thrash Metal --> surprisingly good melothrash {4.1/5.0}
31. Cytotoxin - Nuklearth
2020 Brutal DM --> good stuff, first listen {4.1/5.0}
32. Benediction - Scriptures
2020 Death Metal --> only 2 listens in, but I really like it. Simple classic, catchy, and brutally intense, lots of fun {4.1/5.0}
33. Warbringer - Weapons Of Tomorrow
2020 Thrash Metal --> starts weak, but builds and the last several songs are all 9+ {4.1/5.0}
34. Testament - Titans Of Creation
2020 Thrash Metal --> this gets a boost from SDG and Hoglan's presence {4.1/5.0}
35. Shrapnel - Palace For The Insane
2020 Thrash Metal --> good solos, more listens required {4.1/5.0}
36. Sepultura - Quadra
2020 Thrash-groove --> starts off very strong, but slowly recedes, still a strong release {4.1/5.0}
37. Abysmal Dawn - Phylogenesis
2020 DM --> I like this one and Carnation about the same {4.0/5.0}
38. Black Curse - Endless Wound
2020 DM --> first listen {4.0/5.0}
39. Carnation - Where Death Lies
2020 OSDM --> nice and aggressive, good stuff {4.0/5.0}
40. Imperial Triumphant - Alphaville
2020 Avant Garde blackened DM --> more listens required {3.9/5.0}
41. Incantation - Sect Of Vile Divinities
2020 OSDM --> solid but unspectacular, some great songs but a bit too much filler {3.8/5.0}
42. Necrot - Mortal
2020 OSDM --> first listen {3.8/5.0}
43. Heathen - Empire Of The Blind
2020 Thrash --> pretty good energy, first listen {3.8/5.0}
44. Annihilator - Ballistic, Sadistic
2020 Thrash --> pretty catchy, a bit of thrash, a bit of shred, a bit of classic metal, even a hair metal (ish) song {3.6/5.0}
45. EXA - Cut The Past
2020 Thrash Metal (not on Metalstorm) --> pretty solid old school-style NWoTM band - need more listens {3.5/5.0}
46. Inhuman Nature - Inhuman Nature
2020 Thrash --> standard fare, some good stuff, some meh stuff {3.1/5.0}
47. Midnight - Rebirth By Blasphemy
2020 Blackened Thrash --> standard fare, some good stuff, some meh stuff {3.1/5.0}
48. Slaughter Messiah - Cursed To The Pyre
2020 Blackened Thrash --> standard fare, some good stuff, some meh stuff (yes, writing that 3 times was intentional) {3.1/5.0}
49. Sylosis - Cycle Of Suffering
2020 Progressive Melodeath --> I don't get the love, needs more listens {3.1/5.0}
50. Havok - V
2020 Thrash --> A bit too derivative (nice way of saying they ripped off Metallica AJFA) {3.0/5.0}
51. Mindwars - The Fourth Turning
2020 Thrash --> somewhat disappointing, although Holy Terror expectations weren't realistic {2.9/5.0}
52. ++++ DM albums to evaluate ++++
53. Afterbirth - Four Dimensional Flesh
2020 Brutal DM --> {/5.0}
54. Cauldron Black Ram - Slaver
2020 Blackened DM --> {/5.0}
55. Dark Tranquillity - Moment
2020 Melodeath --> {/5.0}
56. Fires In The Distance - Echoes From Deep November
2020 Death-Doom --> {/5.0}
57. Monumentum Damnati - In The Tomb Of A Forgotten King
2020 Melodeath-Doom --> {/5.0}
58. Napalm Death - Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism
2020 Grind --> {/5.0}
59. Persefone - Truth Inside The Shades 2020
2020 Progressive Melodeath --> {/5.0}
60. Wolfheart - Wolves Of Karelia
Melodeath --> {/5.0}
61. ++++ BM albums to evaluate ++++
62. Malokarpatan - Krupinské ohne
2020 Blackened Speed Metal --> {/5.0}
63. Skáphe - Skáphe³
2020 Psychedelic BM --> {/5.0}
64. ++++ Thrash albums to evaluate ++++
65. Hazzerd - Delirium
2020 Thrash --> {/5.0}
66. Mindtaker - Toxic War
2020 Thrash --> {/5.0}
67. Psychosomatic - The Invisible Prison
2020 Thrash --> {/5.0}
68. Ragehammer - Into Certain Death
2020 Brutal Thrash --> (/5.0}
69. Revolted Masses - Rise
2020 Brutal Thrash --> (/5.0}
70. Schizophrenia - Voices
2020 Thrash --> {/5.0}
71. Sodom - Genesis XIX
2020 Thrash ==> 27 November 2020
72. Temple Of Void - The World That Was
2020 Thrash --> {/5.0}
73. Vampire - Rex
2020 Blackened Thrash --> {/5.0}
74. Xenos - Filthgrinder
2020 Thrash --> {/5.0}



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22.10.2020 - 19:43
vstojanovski
Great list, we share a similar taste!
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