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Decibel: Top 40 Albums of 2020

12 November 2020

Decibel Magazine: Top 40 Albums of 2020

[see also 2019, 2012]

  1. Napalm DeathThroes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism
  2. Eternal ChampionRavening Iron
  3. Imperial TriumphantAlphaville
  4. Paysage d'HiverIm Wald
  5. Spirit AdriftEnlightened In Eternity
  6. NecrotMortal
  7. SwevenThe Eternal Resonance
  8. UADADjinn
  9. Paradise LostObsidian
  10. GodenBeyond Darkness
  11. IncantationSect of Vile Divinities
  12. Armored SaintPunching the Sky
  13. Of Feather and BoneSulfuric Disintegration
  14. Vile CreatureGlory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!
  15. Ripped to Shreds亂 (Luan)
  16. DropdeadDropdead 2020
  17. GodthrymmReflections
  18. Lamp Of MurmuurHeir Of Ecliptical Romanticism
  19. PallbearerForgotten Days
  20. Kirk WindsteinDream In Motion
  21. HauntFlashback
  22. TombsUnder Sullen Skies
  23. AtramentusStygian
  24. Temple Of VoidThe World that Was
  25. ACxDCSatan Is King
  26. KralliceMass Cathexis
  27. MidnightRebirth by Blasphemy
  28. Celestial SeasonThe Secret Teachings
  29. ProscriptionConduit
  30. Cirith UngolForever Black
  31. WakeDevouring Ruin
  32. XibalbaAños en Infierno
  33. In the Company of SerpentsLUX
  34. EnslavedUtgard
  35. SvalbardWhen I Die, Will I Get Better?
  36. Oranssi PazuzuMestarin kynsi
  37. Megaton SwordBlood Hails Steel - Steel Hails Fire
  38. ExgenesisSolve Et Coagula
  39. Fawn LimbsSleeper Vessels
  40. Dark FortressSpectres from the Old World