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5.0 classic
Between the Buried and Me Colors
Botch We Are the Romans
Breach It's Me God
Corrupted Garten Der Unbewusstheit
Darkthrone Transilvanian Hunger
Discordance Axis The Inalienable Dreamless
Godspeed You! Black Emperor Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Incapacitants As Loud as Possible
ISIS Panopticon
Kyuss Blues for the Red Sun
maudlin of the Well Bath
Nadja Thaumogenesis
Neurosis The Eye of Every Storm
Neurosis Souls at Zero
Panopticon Collapse
Sigur Ros Takk...
Sunn O))) Monoliths and Dimensions
Swans The Seer
Sweet Jesus.
Swans To Be Kind
The National High Violet
The Tallest Man on Earth The Wild Hunt
They Might Be Giants Flood
Ulcerate Stare Into Death and Be Still
This wasn?t overhyped or overinflated. After multiple listens SIDABS just became more obviously the biggest leap forward Ulcerate have made since Everything Is Fire. They?ve a cemented a new morphology of death metal with a sound and style that is pretty inarguably theirs, and this record is them finally perfecting it.rHard to find anything to complain about with this.

4.5 superb
Ad Nauseam Imperative Imperceptible Impulse
Andrew Bird Break It Yourself
Arabrot Norwegian Gothic
Bongzilla Weedsconsin
Celtic Frost To Mega Therion
clipping. There Existed an Addiction to Blood
Coevality Multiple Personalities
Converge Jane Doe
Converge Axe to Fall
Converge All We Love We Leave Behind
Danny Brown Atrocity Exhibition
DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMNNNN DANIEL.rlike really doe like really doe
Darkthrone A Blaze in the Northern Sky
Darkthrone The Underground Resistance
Deafheaven Sunbather
Death Grips The Money Store
Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou May Our Chambers Be Full
For such a gnarled, powerhouse sound they have on their own, Thou are ridiculously talented at tempering themselves to the different styles of their collaborators. Emma?s no slouch, and her presence is heavy throughout the sadly short record. Her desert-drone and haunting alto mixed with Thou?s murk shaved to a fine edge...potential AOTY, shoe-in for the top of the list.
Equilibrium Erdentempel
Equilibrium have not a shred of kvlt cred and their music is soaked in folk metal cliches like hurdy-gurdy and flute solos, but when it comes to consistently PRISTINE songwriting, hooks and melodies galore, all while being a ton of fun and quite frankly I could give a hoot less if they take themselves seriously, this album is a masterwork and "Uns'rer Floten Klang" is just...happiness in a tune.
Fiona Apple The Idler Wheel...
Fiona Apple Fetch The Bolt Cutters
Frigoris Wind
Godspeed You! Black Emperor G_d's Pee AT STATE'S END!
With the world social and political climate as it is, you figure GY!BE is gonna come out of their Montreal bunker for an album. The title is absolutely silly, but not surprising at all. What IS surprising is that this is easily their best since Allelujah, possibly better than that even.
Grinning Death's Head Golden Dawn
Hop Along Get Disowned
ISIS Oceanic
ISIS Wavering Radiant
Kashiwa Daisuke Program Music III
Laura Stevenson Wheel
Can this just leak so I can listen to it and be super happy?
Leeched To Dull the Blades of Your Abuse
Liturgy H.A.Q.Q.
Well that came out of nowhere and rocketed up my AOTY list real quick.
Machismo Severe Disconnect
I traded Sutcliffe Jugend for this and I?m not even sorryrI also bought a replacement copy for dirt cheap so it?s kinda cheatingrThis is one of the best power electronics releases I?ve ever heard why do the nasty die fasty
Mamaleek Come and See
Manchester Orchestra The Million Masks of God
Mastodon Blood Mountain
Mastodon Crack the Skye
Merzbow Dust of Dreams
Genius-grade sound manipulation. Japanoise is best
Musk Ox Woodfall
Nadja Touched
Nadja Radiance of Shadows
Napalm Death Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism
Ok we are all admitting this squeaked then? Good.rThis slams. The riffs and songwriting are consistently delicious and just as visceral as a younger ND. There?s definitely even some experimentation with slower and more programmatic sounds which I think they pull off FANTASTICALLY well, and I was surprised. rHell of an album, shoe-in for the AOTY list
Neurosis Through Silver in Blood
Obsidian Kingdom Mantiis
Old Man Gloom Seminar IX: Darkness of Being
Geezus can?t wait for the prequel if this slams this hard, one time fake-out album is cool but twice is god-tier insanity
Oranssi Pazuzu Mestarin Kynsi
Panopticon Panopticon
Rorcal Vilagvege
Slipknot Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses
First metal anything I ever heard was "Pulse of the Maggots", so fuck you, this is staying a 4.5.
Spectral Lore and Mare Cognitum Wanderers: Astrology of the Nine
Swans The Great Annihilator
Swans Children of God
SWARRRM こわれはじめる
Swarrrm?s always been pretty raucous and fun but this has no business being this pumpin? good, ?metal? AOTY so far (...until I finish the new Panopticon)
The Drones I See Seaweed
The Menzingers After the Party
hoping this boosts the average over Brand New'srAOTY
The Offering Home
Was NOT expecting this to riff and smash the whole way through, and definitely not as hard as this goes. Catchy and heavy in all the right places, equal bits tech-death and ?progressive? metal and the vocalist(s) are genuinely talented and display it on a wide yet cohesive spectrum. rJust an incredibly awesome record on the whole, actual rating like a 4.2-3
Thy Catafalque Naiv
Tyler, the Creator IGOR
Wintersun Time I
Xiu Xiu OH NO
Ok, not the only one who got the preorder early then haharThis is so utterly fantastic. You?d expect a full album of duets to falter by diminishing either the band or the collaborators, but this is so brilliantly composed on the part of all parties involved. Equally a wonderful Xiu Xiu record and a showcase of them playing beautifully with the influence of others.
Zao Where Blood and Fire Bring Rest
Zao The Fear Is What Keeps Us Here
Genius Jesuscore crammed full of hooks. Every time I feel this doesn't deserve such a high rating, I fall in love with it again.
Zao The Crimson Corridor
Have not had an album I already loved grow on me this much in a long time. So much so I felt I needed to up my rating.

4.0 excellent
...and Oceans Cosmic World Mother
Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties We Don't Have Each Other
Afsky Ofte Jeg Drømmer Mig Død
Afsky-sky muddafugga, Afsky-sky gaht damn (gotdamn)
Afterbirth Four Dimensional Flesh
Air Review Low Wishes
Alcest Spiritual Instinct
Altarage Succumb
Amenra Mass V
ASAP Ferg Floor Seats II
WhaaaaaaatrI?ve always liked Ferg?s voice and flow, but this has NO RIGHT going as hard as it does. No filler tracks, a killer feature list, and I keep coming back to bump this again and again. rFire.
Bat For Lashes The Haunted Man
Bayside Interrobang
Becoming The Archetype Terminate Damnation
Big|Brave Vital
Blanck Mass Animated Violence Mild
Screw you PO)))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))t$y
Blaze of Perdition The Harrowing of Hearts
Blood From The Soul DSM-5
Blood Incantation Hidden History of the Human Race
Blut Aus Nord Hallucinogen
Bon Iver Bon Iver, Bon Iver
Boris NO
Borknagar True North
Brand of Sacrifice Lifeblood
I have no idea how to rate this, because on one hand completely obnoxious deathcore, but on the other hand ALSO completely deliciously obnoxious deathcore
Cannibal Corpse Violence Unimagined
Celtic Frost Monotheist
clipping. Visions of Bodies Being Burned
I would be amazed if this wasn?t mostly taken from the cutting room floor of TEAATB, but it?s so easy to ignore that when this is so damn solid and beautifully arranged. Don?t call it a B-sides.
Converge You Fail Me
Converge The Dusk in Us
Cryptosis Bionic Swarm
Cult of Luna A Dawn to Fear
CZARFACE and MF DOOM Super What?
Darkthrone Under a Funeral Moon
Darkthrone Soulside Journey
Darkthrone Arctic Thunder
Death Grips Exmilitary
Deftones Ohms
Ah, another Sputnik study in ?What?s worse?: Worshipping a band no matter their quality of output, or being a whiny dick just because a band has that kind of clout??
Denzel Curry and Kenny Beats Unlocked
Desolate Shrine Deliverance From The Godless Void
I know it's just the Greek name for those weird triplets that share an eye in the Disney Hercules movie, but I can NOT stop reading "The Graeae" as "The Grease" and it really ruins this whole album for me
Eluvium Copia
The soundtrack to falling in love and dancing away in eternal slow circles.
Eluvium Nightmare Ending
END (USA-NJ) Splinters From An Ever-Changing Face
Flotsam and Jetsam Blood in the Water
Fluisteraars Bloem
Forest of Tygers I Will Die of Violence
Genesis Owusu Smiling with No Teeth
Genocide Organ Remember
I'm wearing Adam Thomas' old band's shirt and I'm 4'ing GO while playing a l337 noisehead. I have never been banned and to date no one has physically fought me
Grave Miasma Abyss of Wrathful Deities
Gulch Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress
He Is Legend White Bat
Igorrr Spirituality and Distortion
Incapacitants Default Standard
One of the better Incapacitants releases, (the lower end the better with these two IMO) marking it high among the annals of Japanoise itself. Severely underrated here, apparently.
Insane (SWE) Victims
ISIS In the Absence of Truth
James Blake Overgrown
Japandroids Celebration Rock
drunk drunk drunk drunk drunk drunk drunk drunk drunk drunk drunk drunk drunk drunk drunk drudkh
Killer Be Killed Reluctant Hero
This rating may change but I?m giving it the benefit of the doubt because it?s fun as heck
Knocked Loose A Different Shade of Blue
Leprous Pitfalls
Macabre Demise Awakening
Gotta love death metal that?s crushing and satisfyingly old-school gory while still having a strong thread of neck-snapping groove.rFans of death metal are sleeping on this for 2020
Mayhem Daemon
Melvins Working with God
Misthyrming Algleymi
Mono For My Parents
Nadja Skin Turns To Glass
Nadja Desire in Uneasiness
Neck of the Woods The Annex of Ire
Neurosis Given to the Rising
Neurosis Honor Found in Decay
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis Carnage
This is MILES better than Ghosteen. Honestly we all know we?re probably not getting the punk-ish Blixa Cave anymore, and as far as his work with Warren this is a fantastic entry.
Norma Jean All Hail
Occultum Apokatastasis
Om Advaitic Songs
Panopticon Roads to the North
Panopticon Autumn Eternal
Panopticon .​.​.​And Again into the Light
I appreciate the idea of having a black metal ?side? and an acoustic folk ?side? for a record, but it?s clear that Panopticon flourishes most when Lunn focuses on songcraft and not which of his influences is at the forefront.
Pathology Reborn to Kill
Lol I?ve always enjoyed Pathology as a gem in a dungheap of slam, but this actually genuinely rips
Protest the Hero Palimpsest
Prurient Casablanca Flamethrower
Best he?s done since Frozen Niagara Falls, definitely better than the average rating it?s sitting at as of this typing.
PUP Morbid Stuff
Pupil Slicer Mirrors
I first found this labeled as experimental death metal which is a lol, but it definitely is a fantastic amalgam of odds and ends from hardcore/grind/metal. Probably most comparable to Converge if you want to shoehorn it, but generally pretty singular as well.
Regina Spektor Soviet Kitsch
Run the Jewels RTJ4
Seputus Phantom Indigo
This is miles ahead of the debut, kept the creepy crusty style but with stronger songwriting, and the production is SO much less skeletal which helps a ton.
Shezmu À Travers Les Lambeaux
Sightless Pit Grave of a Dog
Slipknot Slipknot
Great record, I still enjoy Slipknot. Eyeless, (sic), and Wait and Bleed ftw.
Slipknot Iowa
Slipknot We Are Not Your Kind
By far the most solid album they?ve put out since Vol. 3, and if not for my overwhelming nostalgia for that record I?d say this is superior. Not a single sloppy track, plenty of ?back to basics? Knot with Corey doing some pseudo-raps actually along the lines of his self-titled flows. Whichever DJ stepped up to the plate killed this record, I?ve been saying they learned how to use Sid again but it could be Clown or Tortilla Face...? Even the ?ballads? have developed an eerie razor?s edge that finally sets them apart from Stone Sour in a distinct and appealing manner. rI?m a born Iowan so am I biased as hell? Yes. rDon?t give a fuck. Don?t ever judge me.
Spectral Lore Ετερόφωτος
lol y'all had me concerned, that ambient track isn't NEARLY as offensive as the slow fade ins/outs
Spectral Wound A Diabolic Thirst
Steel Train Steel Train
Suffering Hour The Cyclic Reckoning
SUMAC May You Be Held
Of course this is divisive which is why I dgaf about the sub-4 average but I shall definitely do my part to boost it. More power to them on bringing new meaning to deconstructed. The record with Keiji Haino was a little too much but this hits a delicious sweet spot.
Swans Soundtracks for the Blind
The Body I’ve Seen All I Need To See
The Dillinger Escape Plan Option Paralysis
The Dillinger Escape Plan One of Us Is the Killer
The Mars Volta Noctourniquet
The National Trouble Will Find Me
The Tallest Man on Earth There's No Leaving Now
Timber Timbre Hot Dreams
Wow, this impressed much more than expected. Many stylistic throwbacks to pre-60's music, richly textured and satisfyingly gothic without eye shadow or tears.
Titaan Itima
Yeah yeah, I know its not released yet but its been streaming in full on the official Bandcamp for well over a week
now. rSuper solid. Unlike Kadingir and over a dozen tracks, now just one big mammoth. Definitely a lot more
clarity and variety throughout, and surprisingly a lot easier to get through in one sitting than Kadingir. Thick,
ominous, occultist black metal and promise of more
Tyler, the Creator Bastard
Tyler, the Creator Call Me If You Get Lost
Typhoon (USA-OR) Sympathetic Magic
Undeath Lesions of a Different Kind
At the very least, 2020 has been a damn decent year for music. As expected, this rips.
Vit The Dry Season
White Lung Sorry
Zao The Funeral of God
Zao Parade of Chaos
Zao Liberate Te Ex Inferis
Zao The Well-Intentioned Virus

3.5 great
Abigail Williams Walk Beyond The Dark
Abominable Putridity Parasitic Metamorphosis Manifestation
An Autumn For Crippled Children Lost
An Autumn For Crippled Children Try Not To Destroy Everything You Love
Ash Borer Cold of Ages
Stop sounding off early you're getting my hopes up that it leaked.
Becoming The Archetype The Physics Of Fire
Boris Präparat
Converge Petitioning the Empty Sky
Conway the Machine La Maquina
This just barely misses a 4.0, but it's still some of Conway's best material

And that Luda verse was actually some heat
Darkthrone Panzerfaust
Darkthrone Old Star
Darkthrone Eternal Hails
Defeated Sanity The Sanguinary Impetus
Despised Icon Purgatory
I enjoy this a lot more as I listen to tracks a few times, but it still has so much room to be better. Feels a little empty at points, but who knows what I?ll think on listen #3
Devourment Obscene Majesty
Dimphonic Strangeplayer
Better than the new Tool, not as good as Ohms. Flicks both switches though
Dragged Into Sunlight Terminal Aggressor II
Evil (JPN) Possessed by Evil
Eyehategod A History Of Nomadic Behavior
Surprised to be the first one here. I was hesitant for about two minutes, then BOOM the grooves caught me and I
found this thoroughly enjoyable. Mike sounds fantastic and venomous, and yeah just a great record, especially
being after 7 years.
Fit for an Autopsy The Sea of Tragic Beasts
Fucked Up Year of the Horse
Part Decemberists-level rock opera complete with folk interludes, back out through thrash riffs, and finally into something resembling the post-hardcore FU is known for being. Somehow it all gels remarkably well.
Genghis Tron Dream Weapon
Goo Goo Dolls Miracle Pill
Certainly speckled with poorly-executed attempts at something they?re...just not, but overall I?m baffled by how strong the majority of these songs are. I listened to this on a whim and I keep finding myself enjoying several tracks over and over.
Greg Puciato Child Soldier: Creator of God
?There?s some depth in here somewhere.?rYeah that pretty much nails my opinion.
Grey Aura Zwart vierkant
Have a Nice Life Sea of Worry
Humanity's Last Breath Välde
Impaled Nazarene Eight Headed Serpent
Intronaut Fluid Existential Inversions
Kauan Ice Fleet
Kayo Dot Plastic House on Base of Sky
This is, I think, a more cohesive and confident version of the Kayo we got on Coffins. rAlso, has anybody else noticed the acronym is P.H.O.B.O.S.?
Krallice Demonic Wealth
Lantlos Wildhund
Loathe (UK) I Let It In And It Took Everything
Mastodon The Hunter
Midnight Rebirth by Blasphemy
Nadja Truth Becomes Death
Nadja Sky Burial
Nadja Queller
Nadja The Stone Is Not Hit By The Sun, Nor Carved With A
Nadja Sonnborner
Neaera Neaera
Nero di Marte Immoto
Neurosis Fires Within Fires
Nile Vile Nilotic Rites
Panopticon On the Subject of Mortality
Panopticon Social Disservices
Panopticon The Scars of Man on the Once Nameless Wilderness
Pig Destroyer Head Cage
Putrid Pile Revel In Lunacy
Queens of the Stone Age ...Like Clockwork
Sanguisugabogg Tortured Whole
Slift Ummon
Streetlight Manifesto The Hands That Thieve
Svrm Розпад
Swampbeast Seven Evils Spawned of Seven Heads
Swans My Father Will Guide Me Up a Rope to the Sky
Sweven (SWE) The Eternal Resonance
Tegan and Sara Heartthrob
The Armed Ultrapop
The Black Dahlia Murder Verminous
The Dillinger Escape Plan Ire Works
The Killers Battle Born
Tiny Moving Parts Swell
A savvier Silverstein with occasional finger-tapping _(?)_/
Trivium What the Dead Men Say
Have never cared for Trivium, not even back in my newbie days when they were first dropping albums. For some reason I checked this out and keep coming back to it though...
Tyler, the Creator Goblin
Tyler, the Creator Cherry Bomb
Vredehammer Viperous
Wilderun Veil of Imagination
You Slut! Medium Bastard

3.0 good
An Autumn For Crippled Children Everything
An Autumn For Crippled Children Only The Ocean Knows
An Autumn For Crippled Children The Light of September
An Autumn For Crippled Children As The Morning Dawns We Close Our Eyes
Baroness Yellow and Green
Blanck Mass In Ferneaux
If they had released this first, then followed up with ?Every Open Eye? there wouldn?t be anywhere near this level of album-trashing. Even ?Forever? isn?t terrible, it?s catchy and listenable which is sort of all you expect from dreamy synth-pop. The songwriting and electronics aren?t as mature or interesting here, fewer layers and simpler leads. It?s fine, it just seems regressive enough it probably speaks ill for future releases.rUpdate: ?Never Say Die? is trash I could make in my living room
Converge No Heroes
Cult of Luna The Raging River
Darkthrone Circle the Wagons
Demon Hunter Outlive
Demon Hunter make their 3rd consecutive album of weak singles and bland ballads but still manage to rip some entertaining metalcore riffs, probably courtesy of the still-fresh guitarist trade-ins from a few years back
Gojira Fortitude
Gravesend Methods Of Human Disposal
Ihsahn Telemark
ISIS Celestial
Jamie Lenman Devolver
Kanye West Yeezus
Kvelertak Splid
Mastodon Once More 'Round the Sun
Mastodon Emperor of Sand
Nadja Under The Jaguar Sun
Nadja Sv
Actual rating probably a 3.8, good to see a return to form. Aidan's always at his best building one 45-minute-long monolith and Leah needs to just be noisy as fvk. Comparable to "Thaumogenesis," but a little less organic and more...industrial?
Panopticon Kentucky
Regina Spektor What We Saw from the Cheap Seats
Seputus Man Does Not Give
Slipknot .5: The Gray Chapter
Tool Fear Inoculum
Tribulation Where the Gloom Becomes Sound
Tyler, the Creator Wolf
Umbra Vitae Shadow of Life
Vader Solitude in Madness
Zao (Self-Titled)
Zao The Splinter Shards the Birth of Separation
Zao Awake?

2.5 average
An Autumn For Crippled Children Eternal
An Autumn For Crippled Children All Fell Silent, Everything Went Quiet
Dragged Into Sunlight WidowMaker
Frozen Soul Crypt Of Ice
Slipknot All Hope Is Gone
Xenobiotic Mordrake
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Mosquito

2.0 poor
An Autumn For Crippled Children The Long Goodbye
Celtic Frost Vanity/Nemesis
Obsidian Kingdom A Year With No Summer

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