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These Are The Top 40 Albums of 2020, According to Decibel Magazine

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Our good friends at Decibel Magazine always seem to be the first out of the gate with a Top Albums list, and that's because they have deadlines to make.

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They have release their top 40 albums of the year, and as always, the best issue of the year is this year end issue, which features extended interviews with members of the bands who release the top albums, and fun side lists to recap the year. View the list below, and pick up the full issue (which also has a Hall of Fame piece on the Judas Priest classic Painkiller) right here.

40. Dark FortressSpectres from the Old World, Century Media
39. Fawn LimbsSleeper Vessels, Roman Numeral
38. Exgenesis, Solve et Coagula, Rain Without End
37. Megaton SwordBlood Hails Steel – Steel Hails Fire, Dying Victims
36. Oranssi PazazuMestarin Kynsi, Nuclear Blast
35. SvalbardWhen I Die, Will I Get Better, Translation Loss
34. EnslavedUtgard, Nuclear Blast
33. In the Company of SerpentsLux, Self-released
32. XibalbaAños En Infierno, Southern Lord
31. WakeDevouring Ruin, Translation Loss

30. Cirith UngolForever Black, Metal Blade
29. ProscriptionConduit, Dark Descent
28. Celestial SeasonThe Secret Teachings, Burning World
27. MidnightRebirth by Blasphemy, Metal Blade
26. KralliceMass Cathexis, Self-released
25. ACxDCSatan is King, Prosthetic
24. Temple of VoidThe World That Was, Shadow Kingdom
23. AtramentusStygian, 20 Buck Spin
22. TombsUnder Sullen Skies, Season of Mist
21. HauntFlashback, Church

20. Kirk WindsteinDream in Motion, eOne
19. PallbearerForgotten Days, Nuclear Blast
18. Lamp of MurmuurHeir of Ecliptical Romanticism, Self-released
17. GodthrymmReflections, Profound Lore
16. DropdeadDropdead, Armageddon
15. Ripped to Shreds  (Luan), Pulverized
14. Vile CreatureGlory, Glory! Apathy Took Helm!, Prosthetic
13. Of Feather & BoneSulfuric Disintegration, Profound Lore
12. Armored SaintPunching the Sky, Metal Blade
11. IncantationSect of Vile Divinities, Relapse

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10. GodenBeyond Darkness, Svart
9. Paradise LostObsidian, Nuclear Blast
8. UadaDjinn, Eisenwald
7. SwevenThe Eternal Resonance, Van
6. NecrotMortal, Tankcrimes
5. Spirit AdriftEnlightened in Eternity, 20 Buck Spin
4. Paysage d’HiverIm Wald, Kunsthall Produktionen
3. Imperial TriumphantAlphaville, Century Media
2. Eternal ChampionRavening Iron, No Remorse
1. Napalm DeathThroes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism, Century Media

How many of the releases on this list have you heard of?

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