My 2020 Top Albums.

Extra-late this year.

Frayle – 1692
If Mykur was doom metal instead of black metal. Doom-gaze.

Painted Doll – How to Draw Fire
A comedian/musician and the drummer from Autopsy make great power-pop.

Hum – Inlet
Surprise release that was surprisingly good.

Fake Names – s/t
Not that this sounds like Dag Nasty but it’s what Dag Nasty should sound like in 2020. Best thing Brian Baker has been on since the first Junkyard album.

Melkbelly – PITH
Sounds like the Breeders with a speedfreak drummer and a bit more noise.

JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland – Oscillospheria
Epic symphonic soundtrack like music.

Wytch Hazel – III Pentecost
Jesus jams with the NWOBHM and Wishbone Ash.

Myrkur – Folkesange 
Euro folk. No black metal.

Huntsmen – Mandala of Fear
Mastodon type metal with Wishbone Ash and Yes thrown in,

Henrik Palm – Poverty Metal
Ex-Nameless ghoul makes a record that sounds like Ghost. Go figure. Great cover of Twisted Sister’s “Destroyer.”