Il meglio del 2020 secondo gli artisti

Il meglio del 2020 secondo gli artisti

Lo scorso anno ci siamo imbarcati nell’impresa di stilare delle liste tematiche del decennio da poco concluso. Questa volta non solo abbiamo deciso di riutilizzare lo stesso format per quelli che secondo noi sono stati i dischi più meritevoli di questa nefasta annata, ma abbiamo anche deciso di fare un ulteriore sforzo e rompere i coglioni interpellare un po’ di addetti ai lavori: principalmente musicisti, ma anche qualche personaggio invischiato con etichette underground, tutti sufficientemente gentili (o impietositi) da comunicarci le loro personali preferenze.

Abbiamo dato fastidio a Mikael Stanne, a Lars “Lazare” Nedland, ai Messa e diversi altri, e il risultato non fa che confermare l’abbondanza discografica a disposizione delle nostre abusate orecchie: i nomi sono tanti e variegati e qualcuno si fa notare di più, con Akhlys, Afsky, Defeated Sanity e Paysage D’Hiver che tallonano da vicino i premiati dalla giuria, i Black Curse e soprattutto Anna Von Hausswolff con il suo disco meno accostabile al metal di sempre, a conferma dell’eccellente trasversalità dell’artista svedese. Il 2020 è stato sicuramente una merda sotto molti aspetti, ma di buona musica ne è uscita — e anche tanta.

Alex “Cryvas” Newton (Dzö-nga)

Paysage D’Hiver – Im Wald
Skyforest – A New Dawn
DarkenhöldArcanes & Sortilèges
UlcerateStare Into Death And Be Still
Belore – Journey Through Mountains And Valleys
AuðnVökudraumsins Fangi
Vacant Eyes – A Somber Preclusion Of Being
Light Field ReverieAnother World
Foret Endormie – Une Voile Déchirée
Ruadh – The Rock Of The Clyde


Alexander Torres (Fleshvessel)

Kommodus – Kommodus
Xazraug – Unsympathetic Empyrean
KralliceMass Cathexis
The Musalini – The Return Of The Oro
Sordid Pink – Sordid Pink
Vultress – Hypnopompia
Nuclear Power Trio – A Clear And Present Rager
Silent Temple – Marverlers Of Creation
Defeated Sanity – The Sanguinary Impetus
Melted Bodies – Enjoy Yourself


As (Malokarpatan)

Faustian Pact – Outojen Tornien Varjoissa
Hexenbrett – Zweite Beschwörung: Ein Kind Zu Töten
Lugubrum – Plage Chômage
Witches Hammer – Damnation Is My Salvation
Ymir – Ymir
The Black – Ars Metal Mentis
High SpiritsHard To Stop
Isengard – Vårjevndøgn
Ominous ResurrectionJudgement
Hail Conjurer – Carnal Light


Brandon Corsair (Draghkar)

Siege Column – Darkside Legions
Soulskinner – Seven Bowls Of Wrath
Omegavortex – Black Abomination Spawn
Necrot – Mortal
Funeral Leech – Death Meditation
Obscene – The Inhabitable Dark
Exhumation – Eleventh Formulae
Sepulchral Curse – Only Ashes Remain
Question – Reflections Of The Void
LjosazabojstwaGłoryja Śmierci


Davide Straccione (Shores Of Null, Spikerot Records)

UlverFlowers Of Evil
Bell Witch & Aerial Ruin – Stygian Bough: Volume I
Counting Hours – The Will
Draconian – Under A Godless Veil
My Dying BrideThe Ghost Of Orion
Paradise LostObsidian
Wayfarer – A Romance With Violence
Oranssi PazuzuMestarin Kynsi
Nothing – The Great Dismal
…And OceansCosmic World Mother


Dominic Kappelhof (Beltez)

Wytch Hazel – III. Pentecost
Lamp Of Murmuur – Heir Of Ecliptical Romanticism
Enter Shikari – Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible
Paysage D’Hiver – Im Wald
Eternal Champion – Ravening Iron
Afsky – Ofte Jeg Drømmer Mig Død
Dzö-nga – Thunder In The Mountains
Turbostaat – Uthlande
Ulver – Flowers Of Evil
NecrophobicDawn Of The Damned


Dylan DiLella (Pyrrhon)

Defeated Sanity – The Sanguinary Impetus
Evisorax – Ascension Catalyst
Trichomoniasis – Terminal Inversion
Machine Girl – U-Void Synthesizer
Serpent Column – Endless Detainment
Chepang – Chatta
Deli Girls – BOSS
Ecchymosis – Ritualistic Intercourse Within Abject Realism
Couch Slut – Take A Chance On Rock ‘n’ Roll
Bathe – A Field Guide To Dead Birds


Giorgio Magalini (Everlasting Spew Records)

Nekrovault – Totenzug: Festering Peregrination
Caustic Wound – Death Posture
Defeated Sanity – The Sanguinary Impetus
Black Curse – Endless Wound
Shores Of Null – Beyond The Shores (On Death And Dying)
Faceless Burial – Speciation
Necrophobic – Dawn Of The Damned
Of Feather And BoneSulfuric Disintegration
Proscription – Conduit


Giulian (Scuorn, Cult Of Parthenope)

Auðn – Vökudraumsins Fangi
Odium Humani GenerisPrzeddzień
Akhlys – Melinoë
PanzerfaustThe Suns of Perdition – Chapter II: Render Unto Eden
Taur-Im-DuinathThe Burning Bridges
Severoth – Vsesvit
Faidra – Six Voices Inside
Königreichssaal – Witnessing The Dearth
Afsky – Ofte Jeg Drømmer Mig Død
Путь (Pathway)Юдоль Скорби (The Vale Of Sorrow)


Heike Langhans (Draconian, Light Field Reverie)

Empathy Test – Monsters
The Birthday Massacre – Diamonds
Carpenter Brut – Blood Machines
Fearing – Shadow
Panic Priest – Second Seduction
Soft Kill – Dead Kids, R.I.P City
Trevor Something – Deep Wave Data Dark Web Deamons


Hyvermor (Véhéménce, Grylle, Antiq Records)

Paysage D’Hiver – Im Wald
Gjoad – Samanōn
Glaciation – Ultime Éclat
EsoctrilihumEternity Of Shaog
Caverne – Omphalos
Dawn Of A Dark AgeLa Tavola Osca
Hate Forest – Hour Of The Centaur
HavukruunuUinuos Syömein Sota
Horn – Mohngang


Jacob Buczarski (Mare Cognitum)

Dephosphorus – Sublimation
Lamp Of Murmuur – Heir Of Ecliptical Romanticism
Höstblod – Dikter Om Döden
Internal Rot – Grieving Birth
Paysage D’Hiver – Im Wald
Esoctrilihum – Eternity Of Shaog
Spirit PossessionSpirit Possession
Chubby And The Gang – Speed Kills
Stormkeep – Galdrum
Ripped To Shreds亂 (Luan)


Jacopo Gianmaria Pepe (Bedsore, SVNTH)

PÅGÅ – The Evil Year
Black Curse – Endless Wound
Sweven – The Eternal Resonance
Anna Von HausswolffAll Thoughts Fly
True Body – Heavenly Rhythms For The Uninitiated
Afsky – Ofte Jeg Drømmer Mig Død
Phoebe Bridgers – Punisher
Of Feather And Bone – Sulfuric Disintegration
King Krule – Man Alive!


James Sloan (Uada)

Panzerfaust – The Suns Of Perdition – Chapter II: Render Unto Eden
SermentChante, Ô Flamme De La Liberté
Darkenhöld – Arcanes & Sortilèges
Afsky – Ofte Jeg Drømmer Mig Død
Horn – Mohngang
Omegavortex – Black Abomination Spawn
Sorcier Des GlacesUn Monde De Glace Et De Sang
Cosmovore – Into The Necrosphere
They Came From Visions – Cloak Of Darkness, Dagger Of Night


Josh Rood (Nexion)

Ulthar – Providence
Blaze Of Perdition – The Harrowing Of Hearts
Akhlys – Melinoë
Panzerfaust – The Suns of Perdition – Chapter II: Render Unto Eden
Black Curse – Endless Wound
Nick Cave – Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone At Alexandra Palace
AbigorTotschläger (A Saintslayer’s Songbook)
Cult Of FireMoksha
KatatoniaCity Burials


Kalle Koskivirta (Oksennus)

BeheritBardo Exist
Bohren & Der Club Of Gore – Patchouli Blue
Diabolic Oath – Profane Death Exodus
Karnilapakte – Karnilapakte
Lugubrum – Plage Chômage
Pharaoh Overlord – 6
Plague OrganOrphan
Almyrkvi / The Ruins Of Beverast – Split LP
Wagner Ödegård – Om Kosmos Och De Tolv Järtekn


Lars “Lazare” Nedland (Borknagar, Solefald, White Void)

Bohren & Der Club Of Gore – Patchouli Of Blue
Anna Von Hausswolff – All Thoughts Fly
Mora Prokaza – By Chance
Henrik Palm – Poverty Metal
IgorrrSpirituality And Distortion
Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin Kynsi
Zeal & ArdorWake Of A Nation
Sweven – The Eternal Resonance
Baader-Meinhof – Baader-Meinhof
Volkor X – Heart Wired, Pt. 2



Gorrch – Introvertere
Anna Von Hausswolff – All Thoughts Fly
Maggot Heart – Mercy Machine
Khruangbin – Mordechai
Oddisee – Odd Cure
Urfaust – Teufelsgeist
Dead And Well – Quarantine Blues
Henrik Palm – Poverty Metal
Molasses – Through The Hollow
Bedsore – Hypnagogic Hallucinations


Michael Bertoldini (The Secret, Argento Records)

Spirit Possession – Spirit Possession
Fides Inversa – Historia Nocturna
Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin Kynsi
Father John Misty – To S. / To R.
Gorrch – Introvertere


Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity)

Lowrider – Refractions
Lykantropi – Tales To Be Told
Rezn – Chaotic Divine
Causa Sui – Szabodelico
Oceans Of SlumberOceans Of Slumber
Intervals – Circadian
Motorpsycho – The All Is One


Mike Lamb (Sojourner, Light Field Reverie)

Rosegarden Funeral Party – At The Stake
The Birthday Massacre – Diamonds
Cerulean Veins – Blue
Empathy Test – Monsters
Draconian – Under A Godless Veil
Loathe – I Let It In And It Took Everything
Thy CatafalqueNaiv
Svalbard – When I Die, Will I Get Better?
Whale Bones – Close All The Blinds, Lock All The Doors, Say No One’s Home


Omar Kleiss (Turia, Solar Temple, Iskandr)

Armagedda – Svindeldjup Ättestup
Fanebærer – Den Første Ild
Slutet – Love & Beauty
Cindel Well – No Summer
Death Scepter – Spiritual Metamorphosis
Circle Of Ouroborus – Viimeinen Juosku
Starcave – Final Sins
Ainsoph – Ω – V
Anna Von Hausswolff – All Thoughts Fly


Paolo Bruno (Thy Light, Lunar, Saor live)

Akhlys – Melinoë
Bâ’aDeus Qui Non Mentitur
Cultus Profano – Accursed Possession
Drengskapur – Was Der Morast Verschlang
John Petrucci – Terminal Velocity
Katavasia – Magnus Venator
Paradise Lost – Obsidian
Plini – Impulse Voices
Vazio – Eterno Aeon Obscuro
Wayfarer – A Romance With Violence


Rene Aquarius (Plague Organ, Cryptae, Dead Neanderthals)

Black Curse – Endless Wound
Craven Faults – Erratics & Unconformities
Fluisteraars – Bloem
Machinefabriek With Anne Bakker – Oehoe
Miasmatic Necrosis – Apex Profane
Orphax – Embraced Imperfections
Pharmacist – Medical Renditions Of Grinding Decomposition
Turia – Degen Van Licht
Wake – Devouring Ruin
Zombi – 2020


Septic Necrovoid (Mortal Incarnation)

Black Curse – Endless Wound
Ceremonial Bloodbath – The Tides Of Blood
Emmanuel Holterbach & Blutwurst – Ricercar Nell’Ombra
Hum – Inlet
Loren Connors – Beautiful Dreamer
Necrot – Mortal
PallbearerForgotten Days
Ringarë – Sorrow Befell
Temple Nightside – Pillars of Damnation
Wilsen – Ruiner



Ulcerate – Stare Into Death And Be Still
Krallice – Mass Cathexis
Sweven – The Eternal Resonance
Khthoniik CerviiksÆquiizoiikum
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes – What Kinda Music
Cosmic PutrefactionThe Horizons Towards Which Splendour Withers
Bedsore – Hypnagogic Hallucinations
Trokut – Shapeless
Darkened – Kingdom Of Decay


Sovereign (Khanus, Iku-Turso)

Doldrum – The Knocking
Old Sorcery – Sorrowcrown
Covetous – Return To Hythloth
Havukruunu – Uinuos Syömein Sota
Drengskapur – Was Der Morast Verschlang
Faustian Pact – Outojen Tornien Varjoissa
Lantern – Dimensions
Aversio HumanitatisBehold The Silent Dwellers
Armagedda – Svindeldjup Ättestup
Evilfeast / Uuntar – Odes To Lands Of Past Traditions


Takafumi Matsubara (Gridlink, Takafumi Matsubara, Formless Master)

Chepang – Chatta
Cognizant – Cognizant (ristampa)
Fawn Limbs – Sleeper Vessels
Gulch – Impenetrable Fortress
Horrible Earth – Discography 2013-2019
Internal Rot – Grieving Birth
Machetazo – Ultratumba II
Ripped To Shreds – 亂 (Luan)
Triage – Triage
WVRM – Colony Collapse


Thomas Collins (Repose Records)

IfernachThe Green Enchanted Forest Of The Druid Wizard
CénotapheMonte Verità
Ulver – Flowers Of Evil
Mournful Moon – …As Shadows Fall Over Zenitheaen
Defeated Sanity – The Sanguinary Impetus
Tânahanner – And The Sun Saw The Hammer
Oranssi Pazuzu – Mestarin Kynsi
Reverorum Ib Malacht – Vad Är Inte Sju Huvud?
Wobbler – Dwellers Of The Deep
Zopp – Zopp


Þórður Indriði Björnsson (Guðveiki, Endalok, Illkynja, Hræ)

Sprain – As Lost Through Collision
Gorrch – Introvertere
Anna Von Hausswolff – All Thoughts Fly
Jute GyteRespice Finem
Serpent Column – Endless Detainment
Emily A. Sprague – Hill, Flower, Fog
Mort Garson – Music From Patch Cord Productions
Ka – Descendants Of Cain
Mare Cognitum & Spectral LoreWanderers: Astrology Of The Nine


Xander Bradley (Cryptic Shift, Slimelord)

Cryptic Shift – Visitations From Enceladus
VoidCeremony – Entropic Reflections Continuum: Dimensional Unravel
Afterbirth – Four Dimensional Flesh
Last Victorian Death Squad – All That’s Left Is You And Me
Venomous SkeletonDrowning In Circles
Infant Island – Beneath
Thætas – Shrines To Absurdity
Florian T M Zeisig – ZZZZZzzzzzz
Death. Void. Terror. – To The Great Monolith II