Best Metal Albums of 2020

Similarly like mentioned in the best metal songs list of this year, since some debates on what is and isn't metal are expected here alike most metal lists, ultimately the debates have mostly been inconclusive, opinionated and hence subjective. Due to its subjective nature, albums of questionable genres like Alternative Metal, Nu-Metal, Metalcore, Deathcore etc are allowed here for now. If you don't consider them metal, don't vote for it. Vote for something that you consider metal, instead of voting on a non-metal item just to complain about it's "non-metalness". Keep in mind, this is not at all a validation for someone to submit a Pop album here for example.

The Top Ten

What the Dead Men Say - Trivium What the Dead Men Say - Trivium Product Image

best of 2020 metal album

Unfold the God Man - Psychonaut Unfold the God Man - Psychonaut Product Image
Eleventh Hour - Novena Eleventh Hour - Novena Product Image
Obsidian - Paradise Lost Obsidian - Paradise Lost Product Image
Rise Radiant - Caligula's Horse Rise Radiant - Caligula's Horse Product Image
Metal Commando - Primal Fear Metal Commando - Primal Fear Product Image
The Eternal Resonance - Sweven The Eternal Resonance - Sweven Product Image
Thalassic - Ensiferum Thalassic - Ensiferum Product Image
Fluid Existential Inversions - Intronaut Fluid Existential Inversions - Intronaut Product Image
Quadra - Sepultura Quadra - Sepultura Product Image

The Newcomers

? Dreamcatcher - Their Dogs Were Astronauts
? Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape - Black Crown Initiate Violent Portraits of Doomed Escape - Black Crown Initiate Product Image

The Contenders

Virus - Haken Virus - Haken Product Image
Cell-O - Apocalyptica Cell-O - Apocalyptica Product Image
Wings of Rage - Rage Wings of Rage - Rage Product Image
The God-Shaped Void - Psychotic Waltz The God-Shaped Void - Psychotic Waltz Product Image
A Wonderful Life - Mushroomhead A Wonderful Life - Mushroomhead Product Image
City Burials - Katatonia City Burials - Katatonia Product Image
I Quit: The Last Agent Slimepunk Album - Agent Slimepunk
Diviner - Angelwarrior Ace Diviner - Angelwarrior Ace Product Image
F8 - Five Finger Death Punch F8 - Five Finger Death Punch Product Image

What a great album! It transcends every other metal albums that have released to date. The author has a great taste in music.

Technatura - Vulkan
Thurisaz - Artisian
Abhorrent Defacement of Purity - Atrocity
Naiv - Thy Catafalque Naiv - Thy Catafalque Product Image
Underneath - Code Orange Underneath - Code Orange Product Image
Kala - Mobius
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