Albums of the year 2020

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The end of every year goes together with media publishing lists of their albums of the year and whatnot. We don’t escape this, and as such we gathered the opinions of our team to compile what we want to put forward as some of the best releases of the year. It gives us a list with a nice diversity in genres and bands (from “big ones” to “underground”) and hopefully covers most of the releases that are worth spending some time on listening to. While this year was rather fucked up, the quality of music was up there really. So without further-ado… here is GRIMM’s list of albums of the year 2020!

Runner-ups10 – 76 – 43 – 1

A top 10 of course leaves out a whole lot of albums. And while they didn’t make it into that list of select few, all the releases put forward in our team members choices are definitely worth checking out still. So here are the runner-ups of 2020 :

Anaal Natrakh – Endarkenment (full review)
Pearl Jam – Gigaton
Svalbard – When I Die, Will I Get Better?
Corey Taylor – CMFT
Grey Daze – Amends
Bell Witch/Aerial Ruin – Stygian Bough: Vol.1
Clutch – Monsters, Machines and Mythological Beasts
Ensiferum – Thalassic (full review)
Gorephilia – In the Eye of Nothing (full review)
Imperial Triumphant – Alphaville
Methwitch – INDWELL
Necrophobic – Dawn of the Damned (full review)
Nothing – The Great Dismal
Orbit Culture – Nija
Parkway Drive – Viva the Underdogs
Puscifer – Existential Reckoning
Brutus – Live in Ghent
Bütcher – 666 Goats Carry My Chariot (full review)
Cabal – Drag Me Down
Dark Tranquillity – Moment (full review)
Draconian – Under a Godless Veil
Druon Antigon – Desontstijging (full review)
Eskimo Callboy – MMXX EP (full review)
Fluisteraars – Bloem (full review)
Heathen – Empire of the Blind
King Dude – Full Virgo Moon (full review)
Konvent – Puritan Masochism (full review)
Nero Di Marte – Immoto (full review)
Static-X – Project Regeneration vol. 1
All Time Low – Wake Up Sunshine
Balance Breach – Dead End Diaries (full review)
Brothers of Metal – Emblas Saga
Concede – Indoctrinate
Deathwhite – Grave Image
Faceless Burial – Speciation (full review)
Fleddy Melculy – Sabbath Fleddy Sabbath
Havukruunu – Uinuos Syömein Sota (full review)
Igorrr – Spirituality And Distortion
myGRAIN – V (full review)
Myrkur – Folkesange
Polaris – The Death Of Me
All Them Witches – Nothing As The Ideal
Amaranthe – Manifest (full review)
Dawn of Solace – Waves (full review)
Horna – Kuoleman kirjo (full review)
Killer Be Killed – Reluctant Hero
Lamb of God – Lamb of God (full review)
Lord Vigo – Danse De Noir
Lorna Shore – Immortal (full review)
Marilyn Manson – We are Chaos
Mastodon – Medium Rarities
My Dying Bride – The Ghost of Orion
Realize – Machine Violence
Seether – Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (full review)
The Night Flight Orchestra – Aeromantic (full review)
The Ocean – Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic / Cenozoic
Ammyt – New Perspectives
Greg Puciato – Child Soldier: Creator of God
In this Moment – Mother
Jupiterian – Protosapien (full review)
Protest the Hero – Palimpsest
Sons Of A Wanted Man – Kenoma
Stoned Jesus – Communion
Thanatos – Violent death rituals (full review)
Thy Catafalque – Naiv
Ulver – Flowers Of Evil
Unreqvited – Mosaic II: La Détresse
Akhlys – Melinoë (full review)
Árstíðir Lífsins – Er hin gullna stjarna skýjar slóðar rennr rauð (full review)
Bring Me The Horizon – Post Human Survival
Dark Buddha Rising – Mathreyata
Irdorath – The Final Sin
Morta Skuld – Suffer for Nothing (full review)
Mushroomhead – A Wonderful Life (full review)
NINA – Synthian
Panzerfaust – The Suns of Perdition – Chapter II: Render unto Eden (full review)
Powerwolf – Best of the Blessed (full review)
The Black Dahlia Murder – Verminous (full review)
Wayfarer – A Romance with Violence (full review)
White Stones – Kuarahy
Armored Saint – Punching The Sky
Asking Alexandria – Like A House on Fire
Bark – I’m a Wreck
Bury Tomorrow – Cannibal
Code Orange – Underneath
Katatonia – City Burials
Messiah – Fracmont
Priest – Cyberhead
Proscription – Conduit (full review)
Scaphoid – Absent Passages
Serpent Column – Kathodos
The Acacia Strain – Slow Decay
Alestorm – Curse of the Crystal Coconut (full review)
Aversions Crown – Hell Will Come For Us All (full review)
Body Count – Carnivore (full review)
Celestial Season – The Secret Teachings (full review)
Havok – V
Kvelertak – Splid
Ozzy Osbourne – Ordinary Man
Sodom – Genesis XIX (full review)
Suicide Silence – Become the Hunter
Terminal Nation – Holocene Extinction
Afsky – Ofte jeg drømmer mig død
Beneath the Massacre – Fearmonger (full review)
Crossfaith – Species EP
Gama Bomb – Sea Savage
Humavoid – Lidless
I Prevail – Post Traumatic
Napalm Death – Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism (full review)
Oceans Of Slumber – Oceans Of Slumber
Sentre – Sentre
Undergang – Aldrig I livet (full review)
Urfaust – Teufelsgeist (full review)
Black Curse – Endless Wound (full review)
Halestorm – Re-Imagined
Leeched – To Dull the Blades of Your Abuse
Make Them Suffer – How To Survive A Funeral (full review)
Midnight – Rebirth By Blasphemy
Nightwish – Human :II: Nature (full review)
Slackjaw – Ritual of Dissonance
Sólstafir – Endless Twilight of Codependent Love
Stone Temple Pilots – Perdida
Triptykon – Requiem (full review)
Undeath – Lesions Of A Different Kind (full review)

To listen to our choices of 2020’s best, hit up our Spotify playlist here:

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