We at Metal Nation do not think anyone would argue that 2020 has been a complete dumpster fire. The pandemic has altered the landscape of our everyday life around the globe. From lockdowns and supply shortages, to wearing masks and social distancing, to the massive loss of life and abundance of illness, it has been the worst year most of us have ever experienced. For music fans and artists, the loss of live events has been crushing. Touring has long been a primary source of income for the bands and a release for fans. While many artists have pushed back the release of new music until 2021, many have enthralled fans with fantastic new albums in a year where we arguably needed it the most, so for that we thank you all. top 50
After a drunken evening of nerdy debauchery featuring Spinal Tap and D&D, the staff of Metal Nation set to work culling our collective Best of 2020 in heavy music. Our lone elitist snob staffer is still curled up on the linoleum with his head against the cool of the toilet bowl, so we’ll not be hearing from him this year. If we missed your favorite album we’ll blame it on the murder hornets and #fakenews. Please share your thoughts below on albums you think we should have included since even with a staff of writers, some albums will always get missed.
First we must acknowledge these excellent albums by metal’s legends…