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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.
Uinuos Syömein 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
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

Sludge/doom metal from Brazil.

Stream: https://litrao.bandcamp.com/album/egomorte

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

Death/black metal from Australia.

Stream: https://snorlaxbm.bandcamp.com/album/ii
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

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

Stream: https://heavypsychsoundsrecords.bandcamp.com/album/ryte-ryte
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
This Can Only Lead To Chaos

Psychedelic/post rock from Glascow, UK.

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

Black metal from Finland.

Stream: https://aethyrick.bandcamp.com/album/gnosis
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
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

Neoclassical/guitar shredding from Italy.

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

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

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
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
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

Death/black metal from Norway.

Stream: https://vredehammer.bandcamp.com/album/viperous
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

Post punk from Brisbane, Australia.

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

Grindcore/groove metal from Saudi Arabia.

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

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

Progressive/doom metal from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

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

Death/black metal from Italy.

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

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

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

Grindcore from Adelaide, Australia.

Stream: https://methleppard666.bandcamp.com/album/woke
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

Post rock/metal from Sweden.

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

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
66Puncture Wound
Complete Carnage of Coagulating Cacophonous Corpse

Death metal from Australia.

Stream: https://puncturewound.bandcamp.com/album/complete-carnage-of-coagulating-cacophonous-corpses
67Marmalade Knives

Psychedelic/heavy rock from Santa Cruz, California.

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

Brutal death metal from Topeka, Kansas.

Stream: https://unmerciful.bandcamp.com/releases
69Olli Aarni
Mustikoita Ja Kissankelloja

Experimental/ambient/noise from Finland.

Stream: https://mappa.bandcamp.com/album/mustikoita-ja-kissankelloja
70Chaos Catharsis
Extase Dans La Violence

Brutal death metal from Canada.

Stream: https://lordofthesickrecordings.bandcamp.com/album/extase-dans-la-violence
71Eric Clayton
A Thousand Scars

Gothic rock from the States.

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

Death metal from New Zealand.

Stream: https://ulcerate.bandcamp.com/album/stare-into-death-and-be-still
73Hollow Ship
Future Remains

Psychedelic/funk rock from Sweden.

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

Alternative/heavy rock from Denver, Colorado.

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

Symphonic/melodic death metal from Virginia Beach, Virginia.

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

Black metal from Atlanta, Georgia.

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

Punk/heavy rock from Cardiff, UK.

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

Black metal from Germany.

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

Doom/death metal from Sweden.

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

Heavy/power metal of international origin.

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

Death metal from Melbourne, Australia.

Stream: https://abramelin1.bandcamp.com/album/never-enough-snuff
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
83Ciel Nordique

Ambient/folk/black metal from Canada.

Stream: https://cielnordique.bandcamp.com/album/ii
84Basement Torture Killings
Lessons in Murder

Grindcore/death metal from the UK.

Stream: https://bizarreleprous.bandcamp.com/album/lessons-in-murder
85Spoon Benders
Dura Mater

Psychedelic/heavy/punk rock from Portland, Oregon.

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

Post punk from Oakland, California.

Stream: https://otzi.bandcamp.com/album/storm
87Task Force Beer
Blastbeat Hangover Commando

Grindcore/death metal from Germany.

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

Hard rock from Antwerp, Belgium.

Stream: https://rrrags.bandcamp.com/album/high-protein
89Exitium Sui
Nuclear Sundown

Post/black metal from Germany.

Stream: https://apileofgraves.bandcamp.com/album/nuclear-sundown
90Void (ARG)

Raw black metal from Argentina.

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

Black metal from Denmark.

Stream: https://afsky.bandcamp.com/album/ofte-jeg-dr-mmer-mig-d-d
92Rider Negro
The Echo of The Desert

Psychedelic rock from Mexico.

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

Psychedelic rock from Canada.

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

Folk/psychedelic/drone from Tucson, Arizona.

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

Black metal from Finland.
A Dead and Aimless Hum

Ambient/goth/doomgaze from Finland.

Stream: https://shedfromthebody.bandcamp.com/album/a-dead-and-aimless-hum
97Rose City Band

Psychedelic rock from Portland, Oregon.

Stream: https://rosecityband.bandcamp.com/album/summerlong
98Prairie Smoke

Psychedelic/punk/hard rock from Rockford, Illinois.

Stream: https://prairiesmoke.bandcamp.com/album/humanoid
99Midnight Dice

Heavy metal from Chicago, Illinois.

Stream: https://midnightdice.bandcamp.com/album/hypnotized
100 Svartkonst
Black Waves

Death/black metal from Sweden.

Stream: https://svartkonst666.bandcamp.com/album/black-waves
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