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Death Is Only The Beginning (Of This List)

This is a list of all the death metal albums I have listened to that I thought were at all worth remembering. Like my other genre lists, this is just a record of my own listening experience that I use for personal organization, not a definitive account of the best or all of the death metal out there; there will probably be albums or bands that are not death metal in the strictest sense. You'll find some OSDM, melodeath, tech death, death-doom, maybe a bit of deathcore, I don't know. Maybe some non-death metal albums by death metal bands that I put in here just because.

1. Death - The Sound Of Perseverance
2. Death - Symbolic
3. At The Gates - With Fear I Kiss The Burning Darkness
4. At The Gates - Slaughter Of The Soul
5. Amon Amarth - With Oden On Our Side

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Created by ScreamingSteelUS on 15.04.2022

My Top 30 Albums Of 2020

1. Draconian - Under A Godless Veil
2. Katla. - Allt Þetta Helvítis Myrkur
3. The Ocean - Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic / Cenozoic
4. Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi
5. Lunatic Soul - Through Shaded Woods

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Created by JoneHK on 17.01.2022

Album Of The Year 2020

Subjective list | Top 20 albums of 2020

1. Mare Cognitum - Wanderers: Astrology Of The Nine [Collaboration]
2. Countless Skies - Glow
3. Paradise Lost - Obsidian
4. The Ocean - Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic / Cenozoic
5. Caligula's Horse - Rise Radiant

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Created by Ruisdier on 01.11.2021

Top 20 Of 2020

1. Protest The Hero - Palimpsest
2. Dark Tranquillity - Moment
3. Primal Fear - Metal Commando
4. Pyramaze - Epitaph
5. Amaranthe - Manifest

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Created by Alex Avagianos on 30.08.2021

Top 30 Death Metal Albums Of The 10's

1. Mors Principium Est - Embers Of A Dying World
2. Allegaeon - Elements Of The Infinite
3. In Vain - Ænigma
4. Obscura - Omnivium
5. Wolfheart - Shadow World

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Created by Mrtvozornik on 21.03.2021

Best Of 2020 Death Metal

YET another list of my faves in the death metal genre this time in the year of our Lord Satan 2020. Haven't heard all the stuff I'd like yet and I welcome all the recommendations in the comments, cheers!

1. Aborted - La Grande Mascarade
2. Abysmal Dawn - Phylogenesis
3. Æpoch - The Scryer
4. Aeternam - Al Qassam
5. Æther Realm - Redneck Vikings From Hell

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Created by J the Metallizer on 06.03.2021

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MSA 2020 All Write-ins

All write-in votes from Metal Storm Awards 2020

1. ~~~~~~~~ The Best Alternative Metal Album ~~~~~~~~
2. Amaranthe - Manifest
3. Avatar - Hunter Gatherer
4. El Lobo En Tu Puerta - Santana Bendita

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Created by Maxder on 01.03.2021

Top Albums 2020

Well, here I put my personal top with which to me have been the best albums of 2020. They are not all they are, but if they all are.

1. Chronicle - Demonology
2. Finntroll - Vredesvävd
3. Omnivortex - Diagrams Of Consciousness
4. Black Crown Initiate - Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape
5. Cytotoxin - Nuklearth

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Created by kam1kaze on 05.01.2021

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Embers Of The Dying Night: Top Metal Albums Of 2020

It is interesting to see how the passing of time affects taste, preferences, and lists of this type. I'm writing these lists as a means to share the music I like, and by now it has become a tradition, albeit one which very few people read on a regular basis, if at all, but one which I have no intention of giving up. I published my first yearly list back in 2007. At first, I would publish them on last.FM and myspace (yes, I am that old), then I moved to Facebook, migrated to Tumblr, think I even tried Instagram, but I was never satisfied with any of those as a platform to share my annual and other lists and scribblings with others. Some years ago I started sharing my lists on the metal storm, thanks to their quite useful tool called lists, which is made for exactly that reason. When I added my lists to the metal storm, I reworked them and expanded a bit, adding some sort of a template, from my old lists that I still had saved up at various places. Besides a top ten and honorable mentions, there are few other sub-categories, which are basically just my way of telling people that I really loved that album, and that they should really fuckin'listen to it. The fact that I think that anyone besides myself is actually that much interested in my annual top lists or best (mostly) metal albums speaks more about me, I guess.

1. Havukruunu - Uinuos Syömein Sota
2. Myrkur - Folkesange
3. Ensiferum - Thalassic
4. Thy Catafalque - Naiv
5. Sojourner - Premonitions

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Created by RhaegarTargaryen on 03.01.2021

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2020 Albums That I've Spinned Over 3 Times

No particular order.

1. Dark Tranquillity - Moment
2. Draconian - Under A Godless Veil
3. Havukruunu - Uinuos Syömein Sota
4. Wolfheart - Wolves Of Karelia
5. Sylosis - Cycle Of Suffering

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Created by Mortal Share on 01.01.2021

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Favorites Of 2020

1. Regarde Les Hommes Tomber - Ascension
2. The Ocean - Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic / Cenozoic
3. Enslaved - Utgard
4. Orbit Culture - Nija
5. Wayfarer - A Romance With Violence

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Created by b0000mst1ck on 01.01.2021

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Tominator's 2020... Best To Worst

Another end to a year, another list to make.

Like always I've added the specific genre/subgenre so you can easily pick out the albums that might be of interest to you.

I know some of you like statistics, so I put in a bit of extra effort to add some numbers:

- 317 albums
- Total points given: 2366,1

1. Paradise Lost - Obsidian
2. IAH - III
3. Asian Death Crustacean - Baikal
4. Dawnwalker - Ages
5. Necrophobic - Dawn Of The Damned

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Created by tominator on 31.12.2020

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2020 has been nothing short of a horrific year. The music industry was quite possibly changed forever due to the pandemic, we saw tours and festivals canceled, and as of now, live shows seem to be a thing of the past.

However, this year ( especially in metal), we saw some big releases, impressive debuts, and the return of several bands that had been on hiatus for decades. Overall for albums, 2020 was rather impressive. Here's my favorite 100 metal albums of 2020...

1. Spectral Lore - Wanderers: Astrology Of The Nine [Collaboration]
2. Cryptic Shift - Visitations From Enceladus
3. Psychotic Waltz - The God-Shaped Void
4. Akhlys - Melinoë
5. Ulcerate - Stare Into Death And Be Still

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Created by CLITORIUX on 31.12.2020

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Top 30 2020

1. Countless Skies - Glow
2. Mors Principium Est - Seven
3. Ensiferum - Thalassic
4. Warkings - Revenge
5. Dark Tranquillity - Moment

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Created by stevo747 on 16.12.2020

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Metal Album 2020 Top 200 - (my Favorites)

1. Konvent - Puritan Masochism
2. Paradise Lost - Obsidian
3. Incantation - Sect of Vile Divinities
4. Anaal Nathrakh - Endarkenment
5. Imperial Triumphant - Alphaville

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Created by Alexbridger on 15.12.2020