Hated One's Top 50 Albums of 2020


The end of this incredibly abnormal and unprecedented year is finally approaching, and that means it is time to reveal the Hated One Metal Reviews & Interviews TOP 50 ALBUMS of 2020!


These fifty albums received an inordinate amount of playing time through the speakers here at Hated One HQ, and deservedly so, as these represent the finest releases of this insane, pandemic-riddled trip around the Sun. Haven't heard anything listed? Well then, you're in luck! Just click the album art and you'll be magically and immediately whisked to the tunes, so enjoy everyone, and see you in 2021! \m/


#50. MolokenUnveilance of Dark Matter

Holmsund, SWE – Prog. Post Metal – 96/100

(1/31/20 – The Sign Records)

#49. ShaarkDeathonation

Bzenec, CZE – Thrash n’ Death – 96/100

(11/23/20 – Slovak Metal Army)

#48. Dehuman ReignDescending Upon the Oblivious

Berlin, GER – Classic Death – 96/100

(10/23/20 – F.D.A. Records)

#47. MembarisMisanthrosophie

Limburg, GER – Black Metal – 96/100 (3/24/20 – WTC Productions)

#46. MacabreCarnival of Killers

Illinois, USA – Thrash n’ Death/“Murder Metal” – 96/100

(11/13/20 – Nuclear Blast)

#45. DepravityGrand Malevolence

Western Australia, AUS – Classic Death – 96/100

(12/4/20 – Transcending Obscurity Records)

#44. BanisherDegrees of Isolation

Rzeszlow, POL – Extreme Death – 96/100

(2/29/20 – Selfmadegod Records)

#43. KargTraktat

Sankt Johann im Pongau, AUT – Atmos./Post Black – 96/100

(2/7/20 – AOP Records)

#42. The RiteLiturgy of the Black

Denmark/Italy, INTL – Black Metal – 96/100

(6/19/20 – Iron Bonehead Productions)

#41. Burning WitchesDance with the Devil

Brugg, SUI – Power Metal – 96/100

(3/6/20 – Nuclear Blast)

#40. ExistEgoiista

Maryland, USA – Progressive/Melodic Metal – 96/100

(8/28/20 – Prosthetic Records)

#39. ExpanderNeuropunk Boostergang

Texas, USA – Thrash/Crossover – 96/100

(8/21/20 – Profound Lore Records)

#38. Black Crown InitiateViolent Portraits of Doomed Escape

Pennsylvania, USA – Melodic Death – 96/100

(8/7/20 – Century Media Records)

#37. GaereaLimbo

Oporto, POR – Melodic Black – 96/100

(7/24/20 – Season of Mist)

#36. Cryptic ShiftVisitations from Enceladus

England, UK – Tech/Psychedelic Death – 96/100

(5/4/20 – Blood Harvest Records)

#35. GlacierThe Passing of Time

Oregon, USA – Power/Trad. Heavy Metal – 96/100

(10/30/20 – No Remorse Records)

#34. SodomGenesis XIX

Gelsenkirchen, GER – Thrash/Speed – 96/100

(11/27/20 – eOne Heavy)

#33. ConvulseDeathstar

Nokia, FIN – Prog. Death – 96/100

(10/30/20 – Transcending Records)

#32. MidnightRebirth by Blasphemy

Ohio, USA – Blackened Speed – 96/100

(1/24/20 – Metal Blade Records)

#31. DisavowedRevocation of the Fallen

Amsterdam, NED – Extreme Death – 97/100

(7/31/20 – Brutal Mind)

#30. Cult of LilithMara

Reykjavik, ICE – Tech/Melo. Death – 97/100

(9/4/20 – Metal Blade Records)

#29. PsychosomaticThe Invisible Prison

California, USA – Thrash/Crossover – 97/100

(8/28/20 – Nefarious Industries)

#28. KatavasiaMagnus Venator

Ioannina, GRE – Melodic Black – 97/100

(9/4/20 – Floga Records)

#27. AroniousPerspicacity

Wisconsin, USA – Tech Death – 97/100

(3/13/20 – The Artisan Era)

#26. Lord AlmightyWither

Massachusetts, USA – Blackened Sludge – 97/100

(10/16/20 – Independent)

#25. CoexistenceCollateral Dimension

Siena, ITA – Prog. Death – 97/100

(10/23/20 – Transcending Obscurity Records)

#24. WinterfyllethThe Reckoning Dawn

England, UK – Folk/Pagan Black – 97/100

(5/8/20 – Candlelight Records)

#23. JudicatorLet There Be Nothing

Utah/Arizona, USA – Power Metal – 97/100

(7/24/20 – Prosthetic Records)

#22. Soul GrinderChronicles of Decay

Bremen, GER – Classic Death – 98/100

(7/3/20 – Black Sunset/MDD)

#21. FluisteraarsBloem

Bennekom, NED – Atmos./Folk Black – 98/100

(2/28/20 – Eisenwald)

#20. GorgatronPathogenic Automation

North Dakota, USA – Melo. Deathgrind – 98/100

(8/28/20 – Blood Blast Distribution)

#19. RecorruptorThe Funeral Corridor

Michigan, USA – Ext. Tech Death – 98/100

(8/21/20 – Independent)

#18. WolftoothValhalla

Indiana, USA – Stoner/Trad. Heavy Metal – 98/100

(5/22/20 – Ripple Music)

#17. EldenNostromo

Karlstad, SWE – Stoner/Sludge – 98/100

(1/24/20 – Fuzzorama Records)

#16. TestamentTitans of Creation

California, USA – Classic Thrash – 98/100

(4/3/20 – Nuclear Blast)

#15. RaiderGuardian of the Fire

Ontario, CAN – Thrash n’ Death – 99/100

(3/20/20 – Independent)

#14. Order of OriasAblaze

Victoria, AUS – Black Metal – 99/100

(4/30/20 – WTC Productions)

#13. ParalysisMob Justice

New Jersey, USA – Thrash/Crossover – 99/100

(5/29/20 – Independent)

#12. Serene DarkEnantiodromia

Ontario, CAN – Symph./Melo. Black – 99/100

(7/17/20 – Independent)

#11. Black RainbowsCosmic Ritual Supertrip

Rome, ITA – Stoner/Sludge – 99/100

(6/5/20 – Heavy Psych Sounds)

#10. Töxik DeathSepulchral Demons

Sandnes, NOR – Blackened Thrash – 99/100

(8/21/20 – High Roller Records)

#9. TheotoxinFragment: Erhabenheit

Vienna, AUT – Black Metal – 99/100

(9/11/20 – AOP Records)

#8. UadaDjinn

Oregon, USA – Melodic Black/USBM – 99/100

(9/25/20 – Eisenwald)

#7. WakeDevouring Ruin

Alberta, CAN – Blkd. Deathgrind – 99/100

(3/27/20 – Translation Loss Records)

#6. WerewolvesThe Dead are Screaming

Victoria, AUS – Ext. Tech Death – 99/100

(4/24/20 – Prosthetic Records)

#5. DescendThe Deviant

Stockholm, SWE – Prog./Melo. Death – 99/100

(6/26/20 – Aftermath Music)

#4. Countless SkiesGlow

England, UK – Melo./Prog. Death – 99/100

(11/6/20 – Willowtip Records)

#3. Neck of the WoodsThe Annex of Ire

British Colombia, CAN – Prog. Death – 100/100

(3/20/20 – Pelagic Records) 2020 COVER ART OF THE YEAR

#2. HellripperThe Affair of the Poisons

Scotland, UK – Blackened Thrash – 100/100

(10/9/20 – Peaceville Records)

#1. Carrion VaelGod Killer

Indiana, USA – Tech Death – 100/100

(6/19/20 – Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)


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