Frankly, November began well, I was excited, but in the end, I lost my inspiration. Tons of new releases again. At some point, I felt lost in this pile, mismatching, and forgetting bands' names or albums... Finally, I selected 20 albums that I listened to or enjoyed the most. I perfectly understand that some of them are doomed to eternal oblivion, and possibly will never be played again...There were good albums, hands down. However, in the end, it was always something missing for me there... My list below includes 20 albums, and I added 11 honorable mentions. 31 albums, not bad. Check them all if you care. Thank you for trusting my choices! CRYPTIC SHIFT/REPLICANT/INOCULATION/ASTRAL TOMB - Chasm of Aeons Release Date: 27 November I had the chance to spend some two months with this split before it was released officially on vinyl at the end of November. The four bands deliver high-class death metal. The split is really short but it always leaves me hungry for more.  ETERNAL CHAMPIO


Some surprises came out in the very last days of October. Worthy releases by some awesome bands. This happened after I published my regular TOP 20 Monthly list for October . So I decided to include those releases in a separate article, adding few more very good records which came out earlier in October. Anyway, I was accused that I'd got too mainstream and commercial with my October Top list, and maybe it was time to share some crypt stuff too. I have never done such post-publication, which just claims the quality of the tenth month of 2020. There are another 15 last-minute recommendations below, that you might want to check if you care for the Underground. I actually drowned into these quite fast. Let's just not forget about them, they are worthy indeed. Thanks to a couple of metalheads out there (you know who you are!) for recommending so much great music! ESOCTRILIHUM - F'htansg Release Date: 31 October If you follow the UG, then you know the qualities of Asthâghul, and


October was huge in terms of quality. It is the best month in this respect for 2020 so far. Great albums were released and hopefully, I encompassed them all in my long epic list here.  Besides the finest 20 records, I listed another 16 (!) very strong contenders which are mandatory at least to check once. They all easily could be part of the main 20 and do deserve our strong attention! I'm sure some of them might grow in the future. I'm not going to put any description of the below-listed albums. If you haven't listened to even one of these, it is all at your expense... HELLRIPPER - The Affair of the Poisons Release Date: 9 October ANAAL NATHRAKH -  Release Date: 2 October SPIRIT ADRIFT - Enlightened in Eternity Release Date: 16 October PALLBEARER - Forgotten Days Release Date: 23 October ENSLAVED - Utgard Release Date: 2 October BENEDICTION - Scriptures Release Date: 16 October CARCASS - Despicable EP Release Date: 30 October COEXISTENCE - Collateral Dimension Release Date