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Top Metal Albums 2020

NUMBER 1

WARBRINGER with “Weapons Of Tomorrow”

Did you know…

It is their first album to feature Chase Bryant on bass.

NUMBER 2

HAVOK with “V”

Did you know…

It was their first album with new bassist Brandon Bruce.

NUMBER 3

TESTAMENT with “Titans of Creation” 

Did you know…

The album peaked at number 96 on the Billboard Charts

NUMBER 4

MR. BUNGLE with “The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo”

Did you know…

This is a re-recording of the band’s first demo tape of the same name from 1986. It’s their first album to be released in over 20 years.

NUMBER 5

HEATHEN with “Empire of the Blind”

Did you know…

It is the band’s first album in 11 years, following The Evolution of Chaos (2009), the first to feature Jason Mirza and Jim DeMaria on bass and drums respectively.

NUMBER 6

LAMB OF GOD with “Lamb Of God” 

Did you know..

It’s the band’s first album to feature Art Cruz as the replacement for original drummer Chris Adler, who left the band in July 2019.

NUMBER 7

ARMORED SAINT with “Punching The Sky”

Did you know…

Dizzy Reed plays keyboards on the album.

NUMBER 8

SEPULTURA with “Quadra”

Did you know….

The album is the band’s most successful record since 1998’s Against, charting in 17 countries and entering the top 20 in 7 countries

NUMBER 9

FATES WARNING with “Long Day Good Night” 

Did you know…

It is Fates Warning’s first release on Metal Blade Records since 2004’s FWX.

NUMBER 10

STRYPER with “Even the Devil Believes”

Did you know…

The band has sold over 10 million recordings worldwide, and it is estimated that two-thirds of their albums were bought by non-Christians.

NUMBER 11

METAL CHURCH with “From The Vault”

Did you know…

The album features 14 previously unreleased tracks from the Mike Howe era, which include four newly recorded studio tracks.

NUMBER 12

BODY COUNT with “Carnivore”

Did you know…

It is the first album to not feature any songwriting credits for Ernie C.


NUMBER 13

PARADISE LOST with “Obsidian” 

Did you know..

The album peaked at number 32 on the #OfficialCharts

NUMBER 14

DARK TRANQUILLITY with “Moment”

Did you know…

The album features new guitarists Christoper Amott and Johan Reinholdz.

NUMBER 15

U.D.O. with “We Are One” 

Did you know…

The album was written in collaboration with the official Concert Band of the German Armed Forces.

NUMBER 16

TRIVIUM with “What the Dead Men Say”

Did you know…

The album peaked at number 35 on the #BillboardCharts

NUMBER 17

GRAVE DIGGER with “Fields of Blood”

Did you know…

The album was released to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band.

NUMBER 18

MY DYING BRIDE with “The Ghost of Orion” 

Did you know…

It was released five years after their previous effort, Feel the Misery, which is the band’s longest gap between studio albums to date.

NUMBER 19

PALLBEARER with “Forgotten Days”

Did you know…

The album was released through Nuclear Blast, making it the band’s first full-length for the label.

NUMBER 20

AMARANTHE with “Manifest” 

Did you know…

Heidi Shepherd did spoken word vocals on the song “BOOM!”

NUMBER 21

VADER with “Solitude in Madness”

Did you know…

The name of American rock band Eagles of Death Metal was influenced by Vader.

NUMBER 22

OZZY OSBOURNE with “Ordinary Man” 

Did you know…

It marks the longest gap between two albums from Osbourne to date, spanning almost ten years since Scream.

NUMBER 23

RAVEN with “Metal City” 

Did you know…

Raven are notable for headlining Metallica’s first-ever national tour in 1983.

NUMBER 24

ANNIHILATOR with “Ballistic, Sadistic”

Did you know…

They are the highest-selling Canadian thrash metal group in history, having sold more than three million albums worldwide.


NUMBER 25

PRIMAL FEAR with “Metal Commando” 

Did you know…

The album peaked at number 6 on the Swiss album charts.

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