2020 Amusia's Recommendations

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Manuel Castillo (Amusia) is a Mexican youtuber/reviewer specialized in heavy metal, who makes reviews without pression from the labels or distros. His passion and knowledge are the best tools he has and is followed by almost 70,000 people from the Spanish-speaking community. His partner, Carlos, also make reviews but of underground bands.

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This list is not a top but there are some not so well known albums that Amusia recommends listening to this year.

Created by: ChapuLviz | 16.06.2020

1. Haunt - Mind Freeze
2. Mystic Prophecy - Metal Division
more powerful than Sabaton
3. Lorna Shore - Immortal
4. God Dethroned - Illuminati
5. Sepultura - Quadra
the best album without Cavalera brothers
6. Sylosis - Cycle Of Suffering
one of the best thrash metal bands of the new wave (with Vektor and Revocation)
7. Suicide Silence - Become The Hunter
best album for a long time of Suicide Silence
8. Psychotic Waltz - The God-Shaped Void
name ad hoc - Psychotic Waltz
9. Demons & Wizards - III
10. Intronaut - Fluid Existential Inversions
11. Today Is The Day - No Good To Anyone
12. Beneath The Massacre - Fearmonger
13. Tombs - Monarchy Of Shadows
an good EP for no forget this band
14. Peripheral Cortex - God Kaiser Hell
a great techdeath
15. Neptunus - Planetary Annihilation
like Rings Of Saturn but better
16. Kilter - Axiom
jazz/metal of the best
17. Dark Fortress - Spectres From The Old World
18. Vredehammer - Viperous
pure demolition sound
19. My Dying Bride - The Ghost Of Orion
20. Heaven Shall Burn - Of Truth & Sacrifice
21. Azure Emote - The Third Perspective
an avantgarde/death/industrial project of really high quality
22. Nero Di Marte - Immoto
23. Akurion - Come Forth To Me
24. Cult Of Fire - Moksha
25. Cult Of Fire - Nirvana
the best of two
26. Burzum - Thulêan Mysteries
reviewed as a ambient album
27. Human Impact - Human Impact
28. Testament - Titans Of Creation
actually, the best thrash metal is presented by the old bands
29. Odious Mortem - Synesthesia
30. Igorrr - Spirituality And Distortion
a great product for metalheads
31. Diabolic - Mausoleum Of The Unholy Ghost
very fast pure death metal
32. Me And That Man - New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol​.​1
33. Benighted - Obscene Repressed
34. Omega Infinity - Solar Spectre
35. Vampire Squid - Reinventing The Eel
10!!! one the best albums of tech death ever
36. August Burns Red - Guardians
37. WuW - Rétablir L'éternité
an interesting sound of avantgarde doom
38. Wolfheart - Wolves Of Karelia
another great production of Wolfheart
39. The Black Dahlia Murder - Verminous
40. Oranssi Pazuzu - Mestarin Kynsi
10!!! this album is addictive
41. Aborted - La Grande Mascarade
42. Abysmal Dawn - Phylogenesis
43. Trivium - What The Dead Men Say
only that album cover is horrible, the music is awesome
44. Warbringer - Weapons Of Tomorrow
another horrible album cover, the music is awesome
45. Ulcerate - Stare Into Death And Be Still
a jewel of techdeath
46. Katatonia - City Burials
47. Vader - Solitude In Madness
48. Dyssidia - Costly Signals
10!!! one of the best progressive album... ever
49. Naglfar - Cerecloth
50. ...And Oceans - Cosmic World Mother
51. Cirith Ungol - Forever Black
the music is awesome, the voice love it or hate it
52. Paradise Lost - Obsidian
one of the best albums of the year
53. Khôra - Timaeus
an excelente atmospheric album
54. Caligula's Horse - Rise Radiant
55. Agora - Imperio
a good album of the mexican progressive scene
56. Centinex - Death In Pieces
57. Alestorm - Curse Of The Crystal Coconut
reviewed as a comercial album
58. Xibalba - Años En Infierno
59. Bleed From Within - Fracture
not conventional deathcore, listen the structures
60. Acerus - The Tertiary Rite
a great different heavy metal
61. Thy Catafalque - Naiv
62. Triptykon - Requiem (Live At Roadburn 2019)
63. Afterbirth - Four Dimensional Flesh
a slam death metal band with proposal
64. Protest The Hero - Palimpsest
a good album but it's not the same quality anymore
65. Lamb Of God - Lamb Of God
a declaration of principles
66. Cryptic Shift - Visitations From Enceladus
presents influences of Voivod, Coroner and Gorguts
67. Behold The Arctopus - Hapeleptic Overtrove
a thing too avantgarde for this moment
68. Nocturnal Depression - Tides Of Despair
DSBM of the best
69. Carach Angren - Franckensteina Strataemontanus
an interesting change, the most complete album of the band
70. Pyrrhon - Abscess Time
from a prolific scene of NY, singular techdeath
71. Cro-Mags - In The Beginning
a mature HxC, a great return to their best works
72. Black Hate - Altalith
an evolutionized black/death metal
73. Virocracy - Irridiation
the very good mix between tech, melodic, prog death metal.
74. Medicated - Descension
a delicious sound
75. Agony Lords - Shelter For The Undead
a dynamized melodeath
76. Ulthar - Providence
a compact explosion
77. Ensiferum - Thalassic
atmospheric, dramatic and high quality
78. VoidCeremony - Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel
minimalistic technical death metal
79. Alarum - Circle's End
a good album with a sound between Cynic and Revocation
80. Static-X - Project: Regeneration Vol. 1
a very good collage, more powerful than Rammstein and Ministry's last albums
81. Oldskull - The Old Skulls
some of good mexican musicians made a good death metal
82. Primal Fear - Metal Commando
straight to the point
83. Grimorivm - .​.​.​By The Hate & Pain
black/doom with a lot of convergence, idea and production.
84. Black Crown Initiate - Violent Portraits Of Doomed Escape
a real progressive death with technical, without dissonance abuse
85. Deathstorm - For Dread Shall Reign
nothing special but fun
86. Imperial Triumphant - Alphaville
10!! Not a sound for everyone but they've high quality
87. Onslaught - Generation Antichrist
Pure thrash attack
88. Deep Purple - Whoosh!
honest record, not many bands today have this sound
89. Sabacthani - Beyond The Dark Sea
memorable melodeath to the grain with great vocals
90. Ingested - Where Only Gods May Tread
very brutal
91. Unleash The Archers - Abyss
a very good performance, a good power metal
92. Cytotoxin - Nuklearth
their best album: brutal, explosive, technical and without pig squeals
93. Incantation - Sect Of Vile Divinities
classic & dark sound for fans
94. Necrot - Mortal
old school death metal straight to the point
95. Ulver - Flowers Of Evil
80's pop? but fun, if you don't listen to this very all the time, you might enjoy it
96. Creature (FRA) - Ex Cathedra
black metal with progression and lots of opposing artistic elements, an unique and creative mix
97. John Petrucci - Terminal Velocity
happy prog metal, he doesn't have a fight with the guest artists
98. Exist - Egoiista
jazz/metal-fusion with superior ideas
99. Pain Of Salvation - Panther
strange production and soft guitars, but some enjoyable
100. Stryper - Even The Devil Believes
remember of their 80s era with good sound. They matured with dignity.
101. Cult Of Lilith - Mara
techdeath with electronic elements not for everyone, and not mature.
102. Kalaveraztekah - El Despertar De Los Tiempos
very good death metal with mesoamerican folk elements condenced
103. Marilyn Manson - We Are Chaos
melancholic sound with a country feeling, personal and artistic work.
104. Krallice - Mass Cathexis
this band always have new ideas, a really avantgarde band
105. Skeletal Remains - The Entombment Of Chaos
old school death metal lovers with a delicious sound
106. Maleficarum - Together We Summon The Beast
honest black metal
107. Skeletal Throne - Human Deterioration
they've a very fast classic death/thrash sound, not many bands play this sound today
108. Napalm Death - Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism
they're still violent but lacking some important elements of ND in exchange for experimentation
109. Titan To Tachyons - Cactides
a jazz band playing extreme metal (maybe jazz metal?) from NY. A lot of technique and avantgarde
110. Xazraug - Unsympathetic Empyrean
Colin Marston is the face of avant garde, this album is very dissonnant, violent and antinatural
111. Heathen - Empire Of The Blind
good thrash metal album but not at the standards of the band
112. Deftones - Ohms
good album, it has a phantasmagoric ambient and an 80s sound.

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