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2020 - Voivod's pseudo-random safari

Well, it's that time of the year again folks :-). Rated or not, all albums listed are considered to be at least 3.4, meaning they're work checking out at least once, imho that is. Feel free to check anything out and drop a comment like whenever. List will progressively be filled with more noteworthy 2020 releases. Supplemental lists will follow as the end of this year approaches.
1Havukruunu
Uinuos Syomein Sota


4.0 - heavy/black metal from Finland.
Somewhere Far Beyond has just found its extreme metal sibling. Stream: http://naturmachtproductions.bandcamp.com/album/uinuos-sy-mein-sota
2Psychotic Waltz
The God-Shaped Void


3.8 - progressive metal from San Diego, California.
[...] With The God-Shaped Void, Psychotic Waltz dwarfed mountains, them being: the rust that comes with a 20-plus-year hiatus; the ultra-slow production of new music that comes with age, in the interim of real life duties and Devon Graves having moved to Europe since the beginning of the Deadsoul Tribe era; last but not least, the guarantee that the growing effect of new music, would gradually appease the reservations of longtime fans, and introduce Psychotic Waltz to an audience itching in its parents' pants in the '90s. The God-Shaped Void is essential progressive metal; it builds from the entire Psychotic Waltz/Deadsoul Tribe body of work, sounding different from its sources and bearing no trivial shortcuts to quality whatsoever. Stream: Stream: http://musicmp3.ru/artist_psychotic-waltz__album_the-god-shaped-void.html
3Worthless (USA-NJ)
Dark Expressionism


3.7 - black metal from New Jersey.
If Dark Expressionism is reminiscent of anything, that's Opeth's My Arms, Your Hearse. The reason is that quite few of the riffs can be played with an acoustic guitar, on par with the short-lived interludes situated in between full-time, quite extended cuts. That said, Worthless' sophomore album is anything but a blatant ripoff of Opeth's magnum opus, due to the ferocity and melancholy pronounced herein by the relentless/various tempo black metal character, the fitting sound work (Arthur Rizk was involved, among others), and the genuine anguish propagated by the vocals, which brought in mind Sun of Nothing and their most recent album Guilty of Feeling Alive... Favorite track: Empyrean Disembodied Nightshade Afterlife. Stream: http://underthemoon.bandcamp.com/album/dark-expressionism
4Nipenthis
Scourge of the Stars


3.6 - black metal from Greece.
Before anything, significant reference is due to the superb sound work especially for such an underground outfit. Tremendous depth has been bestowed to all instruments, while no discount is evident regarding the coarse grained demeanor of a great second wave/atmospheric black that the album strives for. Scourge of the Stars has a bit of post metal under the hood as well, sagely concealed mostly within the rhythm section, and less in the guitars, which have taken their fair bit from the Thorns demos. What restrains the album's overall merit, is that the song structures tend to sound more and more similar towards the end. Stream: http://nipenthis.bandcamp.com/album/scourge-of-the-stars
5Vicious Rumors
Celebration Decay


3.4 - power/thrash metal from the States.
No matter what lineup Thorpe assembles in each release, Vicious Rumors are always dependable at the very least. That said, Celebration Decay presents itself as more balanced than its predecessor, although it's bound to reside in the shadow of the band's summits, since the song writing does not tread on any of the known boundaries. Thorpe's leads are in terrific shape! Favorite track: Cold Blooded. Stream: http://musicmp3.ru/artist_vicious-rumors__album_celebration-decay.html
6Oath (UK)
Computer Warrior


Heavy metal band from Edinburgh, UK.

Stream: https://oath1.bandcamp.com/album/computer-warrior
7Litrao
Egomorte


Sludge/doom metal from Brazil.

Stream: https://litrao.bandcamp.com/album/egomorte
8Kawir
Adrasteia


Black metal from Greece.

Stream: https://ironboneheadproductions.bandcamp.com/album/kawir-adrasteia
9Mystic Prophecy
Metal Division


Power/thrash metal of international origin.

Stream: https://musicmp3.ru/artist_mystic-prophecy__album_metal-division.html
10I Am No Hero
Nights of Wonder


Atmospheric post rock from Athens, Greece.

Stream: https://iamnohero.bandcamp.com/album/nights-of-wonder
11Snorlax
II


Death/black metal from Australia.

Stream: https://snorlaxbm.bandcamp.com/album/ii
12Bonded
Rest In Violence


Thrash metal of international origin.

Stream: https://music.youtube.com/browse/MPREb_Kyf7VFbRpdD
13The Good The Bad and The Zugly
Algorithm and Blues


Punk rock from Norway.

Stream: https://thegoodthebadandthezugly.bandcamp.com/album/algorithm-blues
14Ryte
Ryte


Psychedelic/hard n' heavy/progressive rock from Austria.

Stream: https://heavypsychsoundsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ryte-ryte
15Quasarborn
A Pill Hard to Swallow


Progressive/thrash/modern metal from Serbia.

Stream: https://quasarborn.bandcamp.com/album/a-pill-hard-to-swallow
16Gary Moore
Live From London


Blues/hard rock from Ireland.

Stream: https://musicmp3.ru/artist_gary-moore__album_live-from-london.html
17Jodie Faster
Blame Yourself


Punk/hardcore from Lille, France.

Stream: https://jodiefaster.bandcamp.com/album/blame-yourself
18Helicon
This Can Only Lead To Chaos


Psychedelic/post rock from Glascow, UK.

Stream: https://fuzzclub.bandcamp.com/album/this-can-only-lead-to-chaos
19Aethyrick
Gnosis


Black metal from Finland.

Stream: https://aethyrick.bandcamp.com/album/gnosis
20Mowasee
Río Mental


Post punk from Chile.

Stream: https://mowasee.bandcamp.com/album/r-o-mental
21Lamp of Murmuur
Cursed Deambulations of the Nocturnal Entities


Dungeon Synth from Olympia, Washington.

Stream: https://lampofmurmuur.bandcamp.com/album/cursed-deambulations-of-the-nocturnal-entities-demo
22Jeff Parker
Suite for Max Brown


Jazz from Chicago, Illinois.

Stream: https://intlanthem.bandcamp.com/album/suite-for-max-brown
23Butcher
666 Goats Carry My Chariot


Speed/thrash metal from Belgium.

Stream: https://musicmp3.ru/artist_butcher__album_666-goats-carry-my-chariot.html
24Machinations of Fate
Machinations of Fate


Melodic death/black metal from Kentucky.

Stream: https://machinationsoffate.bandcamp.com/
25Edoardo Taddei
Nemesi


Neoclassical/guitar shredding from Italy.

Stream: https://edoardotaddei.bandcamp.com/album/nemesi
26Nightfear (ESP)
Apocalypse


Heavy/power/thrash metal from Spain.

Stream: https://fighter-records.bandcamp.com/album/apocalypse
27This Is Nowhere
Grim Pop


Psychedelic/noise rock from Thessaloniki, Greece.

Stream: https://thisisnowhere.bandcamp.com/album/grim-pop
28White Crone
The Poisoner


Heavy metal from Portland, Oregon.

Stream: https://whitecrone.bandcamp.com/album/the-poisoner
29Aunt Cynthia's Cabin
Misty Woman


Psych/garage rock from San Diego, California.

Stream: https://auntcynthiascabin.bandcamp.com/album/misty-woman
30Internal Rot
Grieving Birth


Grindcore from Melbourne, Australia.

Stream: https://blastasfuk.bandcamp.com/album/grieving-birth-cd-release-date-13th-march
31Slift
Ummon


Psychedelic/kraut/heavy rock from France.

Stream: https://slift.bandcamp.com/album/ummon
32Ebony Pendant
Incantation of Eschatological Mysticism


Black metal from Seattle, Washington.

Stream: https://ebonypendant.bandcamp.com/album/incantation-of-eschatological-mysticism
33Fried E/M
Modern World


Punk rock from Missouri.

Stream: https://friedem.bandcamp.com/album/modern-world
34Epiphanie
Luzide Träume


Black metal from Germany.

Stream: https://derneueweg-label.bandcamp.com/album/dnw045-luzide-tr-ume
35The True Werwolf
Devil Crisis


Ambient/black metal from Finland.

Stream: https://werewolfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/devil-crisis
36Narakah
Dark Light District


Grindcore from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Stream: https://narakah.bandcamp.com/album/dark-light-district
37Khruangbin and Leon Bridges
Texas Sun


Psychedelic/funk/soul from the Texas.

Stream: https://khruangbin.bandcamp.com/album/texas-sun
38Dire Wolves
I Just Wasn't Made for These Set Times


Folk/psychedelic rock from California.

Stream: https://direwolvesjustexactlyperfectsistersband.bandcamp.com/album/i-just-wasnt-made-for-these-set-times
39Faustian Pact
Outojen Tornien Varjoissa


Black metal from Finland.

Stream: https://werewolfrecords.bandcamp.com/album/outojen-tornien-varjoissa
40Vredehammer
Viperous


Death/black metal from Norway.

Stream: https://vredehammer.bandcamp.com/album/viperous
41Feastem
Graveyard Earth


Grindcore from Finland.

Stream: https://feastem.bandcamp.com/album/graveyard-earth
42Decaying Purity
Mass Extinction Of The Providential Ones


Tech/brutal death metal from Turkey.

Stream: https://decayingpurity.bandcamp.com/album/mass-extinction-of-the-providential-ones
43Obsidian Grave
Obsidian Visage Of Everlasting Hate


Black metal from Chicago, Illinois.

Stream: https://obsidiangrave1.bandcamp.com/album/obsidian-visage-of-everlasting-hate
44Occults
Celebration


Post punk from Brisbane, Australia.

Stream: https://occultsbne.bandcamp.com/album/celebration
45Creative Waste
Condemned


Grindcore/groove metal from Saudi Arabia.

Stream: https://creativewaste.bandcamp.com/album/condemned
46Amon Acid
Ψ


Psychedelic/acid rock from the UK.

Stream: https://amonacid.bandcamp.com/album/-
47Bolesno Grinje
The Last Grinjober


Grindcore from Croatia.

Stream: https://bolesnogrinje.bandcamp.com/album/the-last-grinjober
48Memory Driven
L'Inondation


Progressive/doom metal from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Stream: https://memorydriven.bandcamp.com/album/l-inondation
49Necromorbid
Sathanarchrist Assaulter


Death/black metal from Italy.

Stream: https://caligarirecords.bandcamp.com/album/sathanarchrist-assaulter
50Korgonthurus
Kuolleestasyntynyt


Black metal from Finland.

Stream: https://woodcutrecords.bandcamp.com/album/kuolleestasyntynyt
51Cold Meat
Hot and Flustered


Punk rock from Australia.

Stream: https://staticshockrecords.bandcamp.com/album/hot-and-flustered
52Altar Of Rot
Altar of Rot


Black/thrash/sludge metal from the States.

Stream: https://altarofrot.bandcamp.com/releases
53Heavy Trip
Heavy Trip


Blues/hard/psych rock from Canada.

Stream: https://heavytripdudes.bandcamp.com/releases
54Crypt Crawler
Blood Sustenance


Groove/death metal from Australia.

Stream: https://cryptcrawler.bandcamp.com/album/blood-sustenance
55Lamp Of Murmuur
The Burning Spears Of Crimson Agony


Black metal from Olympia, Washington.

Stream: https://lampofmurmuur.bandcamp.com/album/the-burning-spears-of-crimson-agony-demo
56Evritiki Zygia
Ormenion


Folk from Evros, Greece.

Stream: https://terangabeat.bandcamp.com/album/ormenion
57Horror Vacui
Living for Nothing


Gothic/post punk from Italy.

Stream: https://horrorvacuilegion.bandcamp.com/album/living-for-nothing
58Meth Leppard
Woke


Grindcore from Adelaide, Australia.

Stream: https://methleppard666.bandcamp.com/album/woke
59Testament
Titans of Creation


Thrash metal from Bay Area, California.

Stream: https://musicmp3.ru/artist_testament__album_titans-of-creation.html
60Black Curse
Endless Wound


Death metal from Denver, Colorado.

Stream: https://blackcurse-svr.bandcamp.com/album/endless-wound
61Rat Cage
Screams From The Cage


Punk/hardcore from the UK.

Stream: https://lavidaesunmus.bandcamp.com/album/screams-from-the-cage
62Barrens
Penumbra


Post rock/metal from Sweden.

Stream: https://barrenstheband.bandcamp.com/releases
63Muspellzheimr
Muspellzheimr


Black metal from Denmark.

Stream: https://muspellzheimr.bandcamp.com/album/m-spellzheimr
64Blind To Faith
Unstoppable War


Hardcore/sludge/grind from Belgium.

Stream: https://blindtofaith.bandcamp.com/album/unstoppable-war
65Stigmatized (ITA)
...A Wall of Falseness


Grindcore/death metal from Italy.

Stream: https://stigmatizedgrind.bandcamp.com/album/a-wall-of-falseness
66 Svartkonst
Black Waves


Death/black metal from Sweden.

Stream: https://svartkonst666.bandcamp.com/album/black-waves
67Puncture Wound
Complete Carnage of Coagulating Cacophonous Corpse


Death metal from Australia.

Stream: https://puncturewound.bandcamp.com/album/complete-carnage-of-coagulating-cacophonous-corpses
68Marmalade Knives
Amnesia


Psychedelic/heavy rock from Santa Cruz, California.

Stream: https://evrecords.bandcamp.com/album/marmalade-knives-amnesia
69Unmerciful
Wrath Encompassed


Brutal death metal from Topeka, Kansas.

Stream: https://unmerciful.bandcamp.com/releases
70Olli Aarni
Mustikoita Ja Kissankelloja


Experimental/ambient/noise from Finland.

Stream: https://mappa.bandcamp.com/album/mustikoita-ja-kissankelloja
71Chaos Catharsis
Extase Dans La Violence


Brutal death metal from Canada.

Stream: https://lordofthesickrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/extase-dans-la-violence
72Eric Clayton
A Thousand Scars


Gothic rock from the States.

Stream: https://ericclaytonandthenine.bandcamp.com/album/a-thousand-scars
73Ulcerate
Stare Into Death and Be Still


Death metal from New Zealand.

Stream: https://ulcerate.bandcamp.com/album/stare-into-death-and-be-still
74Hollow Ship
Future Remains


Psychedelic/funk rock from Sweden.

Stream: https://hollowship.bandcamp.com/album/future-remains-lp
75Abrams
Modern Ways


Alternative/heavy rock from Denver, Colorado.

Stream: https://abramsrock.bandcamp.com/album/modern-ways
76Foretoken
Ruin


Symphonic/melodic death metal from Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Stream: https://foretoken.bandcamp.com/
77Vanagandr
Born of Sorcery


Black metal from Atlanta, Georgia.

Stream: https://vanagandrmusic.bandcamp.com/releases
78Lacertilia
Calling the Quarters


Punk/heavy rock from Cardiff, UK.

Stream: https://lacertilia-uk.bandcamp.com/album/calling-the-quarters
79Uprising
II


Black metal from Germany.

Stream: https://uprisingblackmetal.bandcamp.com/album/ii
80Exgenesis
Solve et Coagula


Doom/death metal from Sweden.

Stream: https://exgenesis.bandcamp.com/album/solve-et-coagula
81Firewind
Firewind


Heavy/power metal of international origin.

Stream: https://musicmp3.ru/artist_firewind__album_firewind.html
82Abramelin
Never Enough Snuff


Death metal from Melbourne, Australia.

Stream: https://abramelin1.bandcamp.com/album/never-enough-snuff
83Hexenbrett
Zweite Beschwörung: Ein Kind Zu Töten


Heavy/black metal from Germany.

Stream: https://dyingvictimsproductions.bandcamp.com/album/hexenbrett-zweite-beschw-rung-ein-kind-zu-t-ten
84Ciel Nordique
II


Ambient/folk/black metal from Canada.

Stream: https://cielnordique.bandcamp.com/album/ii
85Basement Torture Killings
Lessons in Murder


Grindcore/death metal from the UK.

Stream: https://bizarreleprous.bandcamp.com/album/lessons-in-murder
86Spoon Benders
Dura Mater


Psychedelic/heavy/punk rock from Portland, Oregon.

Stream: https://spoonbenders.bandcamp.com/album/dura-mater
87Otzi
Storm


Post punk from Oakland, California.

Stream: https://otzi.bandcamp.com/album/storm
88Task Force Beer
Blastbeat Hangover Commando


Grindcore/death metal from Germany.

Stream: https://fda-records.bandcamp.com/album/blastbeat-hangover-commando
89RRRags
High Protein


Hard rock from Antwerp, Belgium.

Stream: https://rrrags.bandcamp.com/album/high-protein
90Exitium Sui
Nuclear Sundown


Post/black metal from Germany.

Stream: https://apileofgraves.bandcamp.com/album/nuclear-sundown
91Void (ARG)
Vöid


Raw black metal from Argentina.

Stream: https://voidblacklp.bandcamp.com/releases
92Afsky
Ofte Jeg Drømmer Mig Død


Black metal from Denmark.

Stream: https://afsky.bandcamp.com/album/ofte-jeg-dr-mmer-mig-d-d
93Rider Negro
The Echo of The Desert


Psychedelic rock from Mexico.

Stream: https://ridernegro.bandcamp.com/album/the-echo-of-the-desert
94Stonegrass
Stonegrass


Psychedelic rock from Canada.

Stream: https://cosmicrangerecords.bandcamp.com/album/stonegrass
95Tambourinen
Wooden Flower


Folk/psychedelic/drone from Tucson, Arizona.

Stream: https://tambourinen.bandcamp.com/album/wooden-flower
96Kryptamok
Verisaarna


Black metal from Finland.
97Shedfromthebody
A Dead and Aimless Hum


Ambient/goth/doomgaze from Finland.

Stream: https://shedfromthebody.bandcamp.com/album/a-dead-and-aimless-hum
98Rose City Band
Summerlong


Psychedelic rock from Portland, Oregon.

Stream: https://rosecityband.bandcamp.com/album/summerlong
99Prairie Smoke
Humanoid


Psychedelic/punk/hard rock from Rockford, Illinois.

Stream: https://prairiesmoke.bandcamp.com/album/humanoid
100Midnight Dice
Hypnotized


Heavy metal from Chicago, Illinois.

Stream: https://midnightdice.bandcamp.com/album/hypnotized
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