Another year ended with a plethora of releases to flood the stores and become an object of desire for every fan of extreme sound. We hope that most of them are reviewed in our magazine. Read our editors’ personal lists and Metal Invader’s Top 12 Album List, as a result of the scoring system we use and we explain below.

In each list the first place gets 17 (12 +5 bonus) points, the second 11, the third 10 and so on, while any recurrence in any list gets 5 extra bonus points.

1. Havukruunu – Uinuos Syomein Sota 95
2. Armored Saint – Punching The Sky 93
3. Sodom – Genesis XIX 82
4. Cirith Ungol – Forever Black 82
5. Wytch Hazel – III:Pentecost 78
6. Butcher – 666 Goats Carry my Chariot 67
7. Psychotic Waltz – The God-Shaped Void 64
8. Paradise Lost – Obsidian 57
9. Benediction – Scriptures 56
10. Midnight – Rebirth By Blasphemy 56
11. Napalm Death – Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism 54
12. Anaal Nathrakh – Endarkenment 51
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13. Ulcerate – Stare Into Death and Be Still 50
14. Glacier – The Passing Of Time 46
15. Testament – Titans Of Creation 46
16. Lik – Misanthropic Breed 46
17. Yovel – Forthcoming Humanity 45
18. Black Sword Thunder Attack – March Of The Damned 45
19. Heaven Shall Burn – Of Truth and Sacrifice 44
20. Enslaved – Utgard 42

Andreas Stasinopoulos

1. Imha Tarikat – Sternenberster
2. Garmarna – Forbundet
3. Havukruunu – Uinuos syömein sota
4. Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows – Island Of The Dead
5. Katla – Alt Petta Helvitis Myrkur
6. Myrkur – Foleksange
7. Anaal Nathrakh – Endarkenment
8. Clouds – Durere
9. Heaven Shall Burn – Of truth And Sacrifice
10. Antamentus – Stygian
11. Wayfarer – A Romance With Violence
12. Wardruna – Lyfjaberg(Single)

Nikos Nakos

1. Napalm Death – Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism
2. Anaal Nathrakh – Endarkenment
3. Cadaver – Edder & Bile
4. Havukruunu – Uinuos Syomein Sota
5. Benediction – Scriptures
6. Sodom – Genesis XIX
7. Mystras – Castles Conquered And Reclaimed
8. Akhlys – Melinoe
9. Megaton sword – Blood Hails Steel – Steel Hails Fire
10. Internal Rot – Grieving Birth
11. Lik – Misanthropic Breed
12. Cirith Ungol – Forever Black

Giorgos Tsekas

1. Havukruunu – Uinuos Syömein Sota
2. Just Before Dawn – An Army At Dawn
3. Napalm Death – Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism
4. Wayfarer – A Romance With Violence
5. Benediction – Scriptures
6. Sodom – Genesis XIX
7. Lik – Misanthropic Breed
8. Ulcerate – Stare Into Death and Be Still
9. Yovel- Forthcoming Humanity
10. Μidnight – Rebirth By Blasphemy
11. Cirith Ungol – Forever Black
12. Venomous Concept – Politics Versus The Erection

Kostas Kondis

1. Wytch Hazel – III Pentecost
2. Testament – Titans of Creation
3. Stalker – Black Majik Terror
4. Bütcher – 666 Goats Carry my Chariot
5. Onslaught – Generation Antichrist
6. Katavasia – Magnus venator
7. Drama Noir – A Necromancy Lore
8. Glacier – The passing of time
9. Armored Saint – Punching the sky
10. Wolf – Feeding the machine
11. Ambush – Infidel
12. Ice War – Defender, Destroyer

Crystal Latsara

1. Shaam Larein – Sculpture
2. Lordi – Killection
3. Miley Cyrus – Plastic Hearts
4. Samer Elnahhal – Supernova Kill Road
5. Midnight – Rebirth by Blasphemy
6. The Sullen – Rituals of Death
7. Cirith Ungol – Forever Black
8. Draconian – Under A Godless Veil
9. Paradise Lost – Obsidian
10. Drama Noir – A Necromancy Lore
11. Eternal Champion – Ravening Iron
12. Testament – Titans of Creation

Kostas Grinder

1. Matt Berninger – Serpentine Prison
2. Protomartyr – Ultimate Success Today
3. Future Islands – As Long As You Are
4. Nick Cave – Idiot Prayer
5. Muzz – s/t
6. Jazz Sabbath – s/t
7. Napalm Death – Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism
8. A.A.Williams – Forever Blue
9. Igorrr – Spirituality And Distortion
10. Khruangbin – Mordechai
11. Idles – Ultra Mono
12. Venomous Concept – Politics Versus The Erection

Λέων Παύλου

1. Bütcher – 666 goats carry my chariot
2. White Tower – Terminator ep
3. Armored Saint – Punching the sy
4. Sodom – Genesis XIX
5. Exarsis – Sentenced to life
6. LeathurBitch – Shadow Mistress (single)
7. Roadwolf – Unchain the wolf
8. Briton Rites – Occulte Fantastique
9. Siren – Back from the Dead
10. Eyronomos – From The Valleys of Hades
11. Satan’s Fall – Final Day
12. Stälker – Black Majik Terror

Ηλίας Χατζηαλέξης

1. Cirith Ungol – Forever black
2. Hustler – Reloaded
3. Motorpsycho – The All Is One
4. Armored Saint – Punching The Sky
5. Billy Fisher – Mass Hypnosis and the Dark Triad
6. The Night Flight Orchestra – Aeromantic
7. Kvelertak – Splid
8. Wytch Hazel – III: Pentecost
9. Bütcher – 666 Goats Carry My Chariot
10. Horisont – Sudden Death
11. Stalker – Black Majik Terror
12. Ironsword – Servants of Steel

Stefanos Panopoulos
U.K., earMusic, Deep Purple, News,2020, Heavy Metal, Hard Rock,

1. Deep Purple – Whoosh!
2. Molchat Doma – Monument
3. Wytch Hazel – III:Pentecost
4. Junkwolvz – Still Going Down
5. Ulver – Flowers Of Evil
6. Eternal Champion – Ravening Iron
7. Enslaved – Utgard
8. Caustic Wound – Death Posture
9. Grift – Budet
10. Bodycount – Carnivore
11. Feastem – Graveyard Earth
12. Witchcraft – Black Metal

Chris Papadakis

1. Leviathan – Words Waging War
2. Psychotic Waltz – The God-Shaped Void
3. Black Sword Thunder Attack – March of the Damned
4. Cirith Ungol – Forever Black
5. Deceiver Of The Blind – Heaven’s Vengeance Boils in My Heart Part. I
6. Hail Spirit Noir – Eden in Reverse
7. Wobbler – Masters of the Deep
8. Hallas – Conundrum
9. Concerto Moon – Rain Fire
10. Molten Chains – Torment Enshrined
11. Eternal Champion – Ravening Iron
12. Stormkeep – Galdrum

Vaios Sven

1. Haapoja – Mullan Keskeltä
2. Paradise Lost – Obsidian
3. LIK – Misanthropic Breed
4. Dark Tranquillity – Moment
5. Freefall – Dead Is The Oldest You Can Get
6. Minerva Superduty – In Public
7. Heaven Shall Burn – Of Truth And Sacrifice
8. Ulcerate – Stare Into Death And Be Still
9. Benediction – Scriptures
10. Deeds Of Flesh – Nucleus
11. Disavowed – Revocation of the Fallen
12. My Dying Bride – The Ghost Of Orion

Nick Samios

1. Metallica – S&M 2
2. Sodom – Genesis XIX
3. The Troops Of Doom – The Rise of Heresy
4. Enslaved – Utgard
5. Gaerea – Limbo
6. Septicflesh – Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX
7. Front – Antichrist Militia
8. Pagan – Odin with Us
9. Fovitron – Altar of Whispers
10. Solstafir – Endless Twilight of Codependent Love
11. Ensiferum – Thalassic
12. Necrophobic – Dawn of the Damned

Giannis Kofidis

1. Armored Saint – Punching The Sky
2. Fates Warning – Long Day Good Night
3. Royal Hunt – Dystopia
4. Psychotic Waltz – The God-shaped Void
5. Black Fate – Ithaca
6. Conception – State Of Deseption
7. Arrayan Path – The Marble Gates Of Apeiron
8. Communic – Hiding From The World
9. Hittmann – Destroy All Humans
10. Archon ANgel – Fallen
11. Paralydium – World Beyond
12. Damnation Angels – Fiber Of Our Being

Savvas Kofidis

1. Yovel- Forthcoming Humanity
2. Psychotic Waltz – The God-Shaped Void
3. Heaven Shall Burn – Of Truth and Sacrifice
4. Draconian – Under a Godless Veil
5. Testament – Titan of Creation
6. Dark Tranquillity – Moment
7. Fates Warning – Long Day Good Night
8. Enslaved – Utgard
9. Mors Principium Est – Seven
10. Aethereum – The Beauty of Chaos
11. Irdorath – The Final Sin
12. Decaying Days – The Unknown Beyond

Nikos Tsiolis
Debemur Morti Productions,Ulcerate, News, 2020, New Zealand, Death Metal

1. Ulcerate – Stare Into Death and Be Still
2. Orranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin kynsi
3. Malokarpatan – Krupinské ohne
4. Akhlys – Melinoe
5. Abigor – Totschläger (A Saintslayer’s Songbook)
6. Havukrunu – Uinuos syömein sota
7. Bütcher – 666 Goats Carry My Chariot
8. Empire of the Moon – Eclipse
9. Hail Spirit Noir – Eden in Reverse
10. Rope Sect – the great flood
11. Cirith Ungol – Forever Black
12. Panzerfaust – The Suns of Perdition – Chapter II: Render unto Eden

Κostas Αnalytis

1. Vader – Solitude In Madness
2. Bütcher – 666 Goats Carry My Chariot
3. Wytch Hazel – III: Pentecost
4. Midnight – Rebirth By Blasphemy
5. Havukruunu – Uinuos Syömein Sota
6. Eternal Champion – Ravening Iron
7. Cirith Ungol – Forever Black
8. Lik – Misanthropic Breed
9. Feastem – Graveyard Earth
10. Katavasia – Magnus Venator
11. Benediction – Scriptures
12. Caustic Wound – Death Posture

Giwrgos Triantafilidis

1. Paradise lost – Obsidian
2. Testament – Titans of creation
3. Kvelertak – Splid
4. Heaven Shall Burn – Of Truth and Sacrifice
5. Killer Be Killed – Reluctant Hero
6. Enslaved – Utgard
7. Ihsahn – Pharos
8. Carcass – Despicable
9. Body Count – Carnivore
10. Havukruunu – Uinuos Syömein Sota
11. Psychotic Waltz – The God-Shaped Void
12. Benediction – Scriptures

Thanos Mitras

1. Cross Bringer – The Signs Of Spiritual Delusion
2. Black Curse – Endless Wound
3. EYES – Underperformer
4. Geld – Beyond The Floor
5. PLIVII – ΠΛΗΒΕΙΟΙ
6. Gulch – Impenetrable Cerebral Fortress
7. Mormo – s/t
8. Pilori – À Nos Morts
9. Disease – Death Is Inevitable
10. Minerva Superduty – In Public
11. Faim – Hollow Hope
12. PissSniffers – Piss Or Annihilation

EP honorable mentions:
1. Spy – Service Weapon
2. Bait – Another End Of The World Is Possible
3. Bombardement – EP

Skylimit

1. Armored Saint – Punching The Sky
2. Caustic Wound – Death Posture
3. Hjelvik – Welcome to Hel
4. The Troops Of Doom – The Rise of Heresy
5. Sodom – Genesis XIX
6. Glacier – The Passing of Time
7. Hittmann – Destroy All Humans
8. Black Sword Thunder Attack – March of the Damned
9. Cirith Ungol – Forever Black
10. Stälker – Black Majik Terror
11. Venomous Concept – Politics Versus The Erection
12. Yovel- Forthcoming Humanity

Giannis Kakavas

1. Glacier – The passing of Time
2. Psychotic Waltz – The God Shaped Void
3. Paradise Lost – Obsidian
4. Stygian Crown – Stygian Crown
5. Sacred Outcry – Damned for all Time
6. Hittman – Destroy All Humans
7. Black Sword Thunder Attack – March Of The Damned
8. Lightbringer of Sweden – Rise of the Beast
9. Stryper – Even The Devil Believes
10. Tyrant – Hereafter
11. Eternal Champion – Ravening Iron
12. Wytch Hazel – III: Pentecost

Themistoklas

1. Katavasia – Magnus Venator
2. Mystras – Castles Conquered And Reclaimed
3. Yovel – Forthcoming Humanity
4. Black Sword Thunder Attack
5. Black Soul Horde – Land Of Demise
6. Death Courier – Necrotic Verses
7. Empire Of The Moon – Εκλειψις
8. Kawir – Adrasteia
9. Hail Spirit Noir – Eden In Reverse
10. Firewind – Firewind
11. Utkena – Nex Fornix
12. Paranoid Reverb – Billion Drops

Astral Kannibal

1. Black Curse – Endless Wound
2. Molasses – Through The Hollow
3. Maggot Heart – Mercy Machine
4. Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin kynsi
5. Ulcerate – Stare Into Death and Be Still
6. Midnight – Rebirth By Blasphemy
7. Wayfarer – A Romance With Violence
8. Drain – California Cursed
9. Eternal Champion – The Ravening Iron
10. Henrik Palm – Poverty Metal
11. Saturnalia Temple – Gravity
12. Okkultokrati – La Ilden Lyse

Lilliana Tseka
Anaal Nathrakh, Black, Grindcore, News, 2020, England, Metal Blade Records

1. Anaal Nathrakh – Endarkenment
2. Havukruunu – Uinuos Syomein Sota
3. Wytch Hazel – III:Pentecost
4. Midnight – Rebirth by Blasphemy
5. Benediction – Scriptures
6. Sodom – Genesis XIX
7. Napalm Death – Throes Of Joy In The Jaws Of Defeatism
8. Vanik – III
9. Venom Prison – Primeval
10. Lik – Misanthropic Breed
11. Glacier – The Passing Of Time
12. AC/DC – Power Up