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11.20.21 Friday Premieres IV 01.28.21 Friday Premieres III
01.17.21 DDD's 2013 picks12.03.20 DDD's 2020 picks
10.03.20 DDD's vinyl collection (just starting)09.24.20 Friday Premieres II
04.24.20 Friday Premieres 01.28.20 DDD's 2014 picks
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03.22.19 DDD's 2016 picks03.14.19 DDD's 2017 picks
11.28.18 DDD's 2018 picks

DDD's 2020 picks

And there it is boys. Another bloated list.... Enjoy. Take notes. Listen.
1Deftones
Ohms


Alt Metal

Snapz!!! Finaly another 5/5 Deftones album. They look fresh, renewed and all grown now.
2Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou
May Our Chambers Be Full


Doom Sludge

I am a son of Grunge, doomed, sludged and blackened for life...I can't be fixed.
3Paysage d'Hiver
Im Wald


Atmo BM

Hi Wald, Im DDDeftoneDDD, Im cold...
4Ulcerate
Stare Into Death and Be Still


prog DM

Brutal and already awesome band going classy af.
5Afterbirth
Four Dimensional Flesh


prog DM

Overlooked "gazey" form of brootal DM. Will Smith (Artificial Brain's) 4life.
6Cryptic Shift
Visitations from Enceladus


prog Thrash/DM

...as if you just left the vault 101, for an harsh and intricate journey, yet its all worth it, cause that's what heroes and adventures are made of.
7Bell Witch and Aerial Ruin
Stygian Bough Volume 1


Funeral Doom Folk

Admittedly floored by this. The weird Indiefolk vibe adds to the funeral Doom an incommensurate beauty.
8Yashira
Fail To Be


Post Metal, Post Hardcore

They are extremely focused in being fucking heavy and awesome. Who puts this out in December?! It grew to 8th spot.
9Slift
Ummon


Psy Stoner

Spacey guitars, psy synths, 70's vibe choirs and tight little bad ass drumming. Don't get mistaken for this description, cause its yet a loaf of fresh air in the psystoner scene.
10Psychonaut
Unfold the God Man


Post Metal

A mash up of vibes that match my tastes on too many parts for me to ignore. Think Gojira, Tool, The Ocean with some kind of atmospheric Pink Floyd.
11Motorpsycho
The All Is One


Prog Rock

My first time with this amazing band. Feel the N.O.X. power trio.
12Napalm Death
Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism


Deathgrind HXC

These dudes knocked it out of the park this time. Pulling further on experimental/industrial. Relentless as ever.
13Tombs
Under Sullen Skies


Blackened DoomSludge

Beast of an album. Looks simple and thickens with listens.
14Ulthar
Providence


OSblackenedDM

They just RIFFED my scalp off!!! This time with a more BMish approach. Balls out (see the cover) release.
15Imperial Triumphant
Alphaville


Blackened jazzDM

NY lads with true NY's filthiness.
16Black Curse
Endless Wound


OSDM

"...that features members of Blood Incantation, Spectral Voice, Khemmis, and Primitive Man." this statement alone could be reason enough for me to 4 it...turns out this album is a 4.5.
17Akhlys
Melinoe


scaryBM

My mother in law is super nice actually! I guess I'm lucky.
18Marrasmieli
Between Land And Sky


BM Folk

This needs attention. Raw and punchy folk BM, yet they seem to perfectly know what they're doing.
19Winterfylleth
The Reckoning Dawn


BM Folk

An awesome finding this year and probably their best to date.
20Oranssi Pazuzu
Mestarin Kynsi


...fuck it...I don't know what this is...
21Necrot
Mortal


OSDM

There's something unique in their time signatures. The band has definitely found it's space on top tier OSDM bands.
22The Ocean
Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic


Post Metal

I don't believe in Dinosaurs and I'm a FlatEarther now (check Stephen Carpenter), but damn this slays. Unexpectedly more dynamic than Phanerozoic I.
23Wake
Devouring Ruin


PostDM

Diving on the postHardcore Sludge, but with clear leanings to DM, BM and Doom. You can have it all this in one piece and keep it really coherent.
24Hum
Inlet


Alt Rock/ Shoegaze

Surprising comeback from this 90's grunge band seems as strong as ever.
25Jeff Rosenstock
NO DREAM


PunkRock

Summer jam number 1.
26Tame Impala
The Slow Rush


IndiePsych

Summer jam number 2.
27Sangre de Muerdago
Xuntas


DarkFolk

Galician folk feels very close to my own roots. One of the purest darkfolk main acts.
28Thou
Blessings of the Highest Order


Grunge, DoomSludge

Thou (with 3 releases this year at least) with their ever promised album of Nirvana's covers. Both bands' fans will enjoy.
29White Stones
Kuarahy


ProgDM

Smoothly paced, uncompromising, heavy and evil. With some Opeth worship in the mix (Opeth's bassist).
30Undeath
Lesions of a Different Kind


OSDM

Have some m/m/ Acidic Twilight Visions m/m/.
31Faceless Burial
Speciation


prog OSDM

I do love my Mastodon tinged slice of Blood Incantation's DM. This album is weirdly progressive and I love it.
32Wobbler
Dwellers of the Deep


Prog Rock

Untouched 70s symphonic prog worship. Very well done, masterfully performed.
33Hallas
Conundrum


Prog Rock, Heavy Metal

Although there's no Star Rider big hit, they successfully proceed their retro/vintage brand.
34REZN
Chaotic Divine


DubDoom (what?)

Super pleasant journey through psy stoner, heavy doom, reggae dub and middle eastern vibes. Chill&Heavy.
35Vile Creature
Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!


DoomSludge

No more worms for this lady...there's beauty in this filth. Last 2 tracks are pure bliss.
36Pallbearer
Forgotten Days


Doom

The excellent doomers on their most accessible and varied output to date.
37Katatonia
City Burials


Doom Gothic

Surprising, smooth and classy 4. Holds on subsequent listens.
38Havukruunu
Uinuos Syomein Sota


Black Metal, Heavy Metal

Epic pagan BM = riff fest.
39Anaal Nathrakh
Endarkenment


Genre: A Pig with Cocks in Its Eyes

FUN RIFFS!!! BAD ASS LEADS!!!INSANE VOCALS!!!
40Mr. Bungle
The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny


Thrash, Punk

Yap, Mr. Bungle, aka Mr. Patton, joined Mr. Lombardo (Slayer) and Mr. Ian (Anthrax) for a fierce thrash album - a re-recording from Mr. Bungle's first few demos m/
41Kvelertak
Splid


Rock, BM

This album is pretty solid and step fw from the previous, badly produced one (fixed by Kurt Balou here).
42Hjelvik
Welcome To Hel


Viking Folk Hardcore (why?)

New project from Kvelertak's former frontman Erlend Hjelvik. Keeps that HXC pumping, providing a very unique and surprising approach on Viking/ Folk metal.
43The Strokes
The New Abnormal


Alternative Rock

I was out from Casablancas' work for right amount of time, apparently. Very solid and mature release.
44Causa Sui
Szabodelico


Jam Rock, PsyStoner

A great greeting card for the band's catalog...also a great greetings card for anyone that comes visit. Jazzy and entrancing jam.
45Expander
Neuropunk Boostergang


Welcome to Neuropunk.
46Cosmic Putrefaction
The Horizons Towards Which Splendour Withers


Death Metal

Cosmic Putrefaction is a death metal band formed by Italian multi-instrumentalist Gabriele Gramaglia (sput band's bio). BTW is fuckin incredible m/
47Sweven (SWE)
The Eternal Resonance


Prog DM

When a dude makes an album so good, that names his next project after it (listen to Morbus Chron - Sweven). By Virtue of Promise is bliss! Mycela gets heavier than anything on Sweven.
48Cytotoxin
Nuklearth


Death Metal

Radioactive material to be handled by professionals. If you do it yourself you're on your own account.
49Elder (USA-MA)
Omens


Progressive Rock

They always change their sound in each release. This time they leave you with somewhat of a disconcerting punk rock vibe.
50Crippled Black Phoenix
Ellengaest


Post Rock/Punk

A doomy post punk piece.
51Enslaved
Utgard


Prog, BM

This album flows magically. Living proof that to be a top prog (bm) band 8 minute tracks are not mandatory.
52Necrophobic
Dawn of the Damned


Melodic BM

Make sure you bring the riffs book, cause they're all in here.
53Temple of Void
The World That Was


DoomDeath

Probably their worst to date, still solid af.
54Loathe (UK)
I Let It In And It Took Everything


Deftonescore
55The Motion Mosaic
Avant-Garbage


Mathcore

tDEP tinged brand of mathcore.
56Of Feather and Bone
Sulfuric Disintegration


Deathgrind

This album hates us all...
57Vetur
Vist


BM

Great vocals and variety. Riffz and Blast Beats for days!
58Dark Fortress
Spectres from the Old World


BM

Really good metal hybrid. From the melodic BM starting point.
59Killer Be Killed
Reluctant Hero


Metal

Its a 4 and better than debut. Puciato rules here.
60Greg Puciato
Child Soldier: Creator of God


Experimental, Industrial

speaking of which...still rules.
61Sepultura
Quadra


Prog, Thrash

There's actually an excellent, and even prog, Sepultura in 2020.
62Beherit
Bardo Exist


Ambient, BM

weird band. weird discog. weird album. I love weird.
63Death. Void. Terror.
To the Great Monolith II


Ambient, BM

I listened to this.......and I'm still alive. Now you...
64VoidCeremony
Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional...


Progressive Metal, DM

Very proggy despite the thick crust OSDM aesthetics.
65Thy Catafalque
Naiv


Progressive Metal

Its really awesome how seamless the genre fusion gets on Naiv.
66Wayfarer
A Romance With Violence


Post Metal, BM

Imagine a Western movie with a BM soundtrack.
67Spectral Lore and Mare Cognitum
Wanderers: Astrology of the Nine


Atmo BM

This is amazing and full of variety to keep you through the 2 hour journey.
68Martin Grech
Hush Mortal Core


Experimental, Progressive Metal

Really weird mix of indie rock and metal...in a good way.
69Vennart
In The Dead, Dead Wood


Post Rock

Project from chameleon ex-Oceansize frontman.
70Palm Reader
Sleepless


Post Hardcore

Beautiful balance between metalcore and post atmosphere.
71Caustic Wound
Death Posture


Grind

You can see it as homogeneous and the 20 minutes seem may seem longer when you lay 100riffsperminute...hands down to the speed, the leads, the vibe and mostly the drummer is pretty damn insane.
72Imperial Savagery
Lashing the Feral Swine


Really raging DM
73Serpent Column
Kathodos


Prog Metal, BM

Unstoppable, release upon release, one year after another (plus EP's), one man project.
74Undergang
Aldrig i livet


OSDM

So much for a shave...probably the coolest DM release this year.
75Mastodon
Medium Rarities


this album is as unnecessary as awesome! lol fanboy stuff
76Proscription
Conduit


DM

Read this rev and get why this is a DM 4 album.
77Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Ascension


BM, Post

Solid band with another solid release.
78Jonathan Hulten
Chants from Another Place


Folk, Rock

Just found this after Hulten announced his departure from Tribulation. Super talented fella, with a kind of Nick Drake's folk from the mountains.
79Green Druid
At the Maw of Ruin


DoomStonerSludge

Sort of Electric Wizzard and Sleep meets Cobalt and Thou. Huge sound bros.
80Dragged Into Sunlight
Terminal Aggressor II


DeathSludge
EP
This is how I started my year.
81The Ruins Of Beverast / Almyrkvi
Almyrkvi / The Ruins Of Beverast (Split)


Doom, Ambient, BM
Split
This late split surely peaked my curiosity on checking Almyrkvi. An unexpected change in style for The Ruins of Beverast.
82Azusa
Loop of Yesterdays


IndieThrash

Overlooked. Wrap yourself on the loop.
83Every Time I Die
A Colossal Wreck // Desperate Pleasures


HXC/ Metalcore
Single EP
....aaaaand the boys are back in Town! What a way to close the year.
84Dvne
Omega Severer


Prog Metal, Post
EP
One of the most promising acts in the genre.
85Butcher
666 Goats Carry My Chariot


Blackened speed metal

They go fast since January. Only now (December) I caught them.
86Malokarpatan
Krupinské Ohne


Black Metal, Heavy Metal, Folk

So weird...so good. Hailing from Slovakia!
87Jessie Ware
What's Your Pleasure?


Pop

not poop
88Roisin Murphy
Roisin Machine


House, Electronic, IndiePop

I love this lady since a little boy.
89END (USA-NJ)
Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face


m/ full on HM-2 HXC m/
A punch in stomach.
90Shores of Null
Beyond the Shores (On Death and Dying)


Doom, Prog Metal

38 minute track through the 5 stages of grief.
91Keleketla!
Keleketla!


jazz, afrobeat

Cool jazzfusion colaboration from Coldcut with tons of other artists.
92Protomartyr
Ultimate Success Today


Post punk

I'm just glad I gave this endangered species further listens. This album is actually sick!
93Barishi
Old Smoke


Prog Post Metal

I have to like all Masotodonian sound with a dear in the front cover.
94Joshua Burnside
Into the Depths of Hell


Indie Folk

"No ice in my whiskey, please" - I can go along with that.
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