After my article about doom metal from 2019, I decided to keep it up with an article about doom metal from 2020. Here you can find the best doom metal from 2020, both upcoming releases and the best albums that have already come out.
If you’re searching for doom metal overall, and not just from 2020, you’re also in luck. Check out my full guide to the doom metal genre or head straight for death/doom metal, if you’re looking for more extreme stuff.
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Upcoming doom metal albums from 2020
Here you can find doom metal from 2020. I’ll start dividing it between released and upcoming stuff once something actually gets released. The list will obviously grow, once I find more interesting albums to include. Personal preferences will rule to some extent, probably making it lean more towards the extreme sides of doom metal, and less towards stoner and traditional doom metal.
Catalepsia – Inheritance (17 January, Latvia)
Dawn of Solace – Waves (27 January, Finland)
After disbanding all his bands and starting Wolfheart a few years ago, Toumas Saukkonen decided to restart one of his old bands, melodic death/doom metal project Dawn of Solace. Judging by “Lead Wings”, the new album “Waves” is going to be a good one!
Dark Matter – Nebula the Black Hole ( 31 January, International)
Atmospheric death/doom metal band Dark Matter has a new album coming out on 31 January. The song “Except Love” (below) even features Anathema’s Daniel Cavanagh, so how could it not be good?
Deathwhite – Grave Image (31 January, United States)
Deathwhite is a gothic doom metal band from Pittsburgh. I really liked the debut album “For a Black Tomorrow” and I would be surprised if 2020’s “Grave Image” isn’t a good one as well. Definitely something for fans of Katatonia and other types of clean vocal music in the doom metal and gothic metal spectrum.
Aeonian Sorrow – A Life Without (EP, 7 February, Finland/Greece)
Aeonian Sorrow is an international doom metal project that released debut album “Into the Eternity a Moment We Are” in 2018. It’s “only” an EP, but I feel it’s worth including on this list as well. Expect quality funeral doom with a gothic touch to it.
Frayle – 1692 (14 February, United States)
Frayle is a band doing some pretty wild genre mixing, “expanding the horizons of doom metal and dream pop” on the new album. I hope it’s a successful attempt, because it definitely sounds potentially interesting!
Saturnalia Temple – Gravity (20 February, Sweden)
I’m not good at including stoner doom metal in these lists, given my personal tastes. I’ll do my best to change that. At least a bit. In that spirit – here’s Sweden’s Saturnalia Temple and their 2020 album “Gravity.