Since every minute of every day in this year of our Lord 2020 seems hyperattenuated to *gestures vaguely at all of this*, you don’t need me to remind you of anything. If you are reading this, you survived, and I hope that continues. While I count mine (and my family’s) survival as the accomplishment of the year, other things I didn’t hate were the Domestikwom EP I put out in June titled Wallowing in Misery, along with launching a full fledged website for fellow Nine Circler Chris and I’s movie podcast Cinema Dual.
I was also able to pull focus long enough to check out some albums this year, and unlike the year that spawned them, I was pretty impressed. Hopefully you find something you like or even something new. Best of luck next year.
Top 9 of 2020
9. Intronaut – Fluid Existential Inversions
8. Thy Catafalque – Naiv
7. Ulcerate – Stare Into Death And Be Still
6. Svalbard – When I Die, Will I Get Better?
5. Feminazgul – No Dawn For Men
4. Primitive Man – Immersion
3. Countless Skies – Glow
2. Vile Creature – Glory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!
1. Wake – Devouring Ruin
Anaal Nathrakh – Endarkenment
Cloudkicker – Solitude
Couch Slut – Take a Chance on Rock and Roll
Deftones – Ohms
Fuck the Facts – Pleine Noirceur
The Ocean – Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic / Cenozoic
Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin kynsi
Sumac – May You Be Held
Unleash the Archers – Abyss
Other Non-Metal Releases That Are Rad Enough To Make This An Ongoing Category
Backxwash – God Has Nothing to Do With This, Leave Him Out of It
Clipping – Visions of Bodies Being Burned
Cup – Nothing Could Be Wrong
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
Many Blessings – Emanation Body
Run The Jewels – RTJ4
Sargeant x Comrade – Magic Radio
Steve Von Till – No Wilderness Deep Enough
Zoon – Bleached Wavves