2020 Mixtape Two – Metal

       
       

In the second of a series of mixes marking the year that was I’d like to present over two hours of metal, industrial and noise compiled from some of the best releases I heard in 2020.

Often the more extreme or aggressive the metal is, the more cathartic it can be. The intensity of the sonics often helps to calm my inner turmoil. Some of the tracks and artists in this mix achieve that, and some are just upfront narly, guitar heavy slabs of sound.

In addition to this mix, another one is due, and one was published earlier this week – two hours of downtempo and ambient sounds. The end of year Mantis Radio special is in the works, it’s over 4 hours long at this point and following a poll on Twitter yesterday will be published in 2 parts.

What have been your favourite metal, industrial, noise releases in 2020. Get in touch on Twitter and Instagram, or use our contact page.

Darkfloor Sound · Mantis Radio 2020 Mixtape Two – Metal


Employed To Serve – Party’s Over [Spinefarm Records]
Xibalba – La Injusticia [Southern Lord]
Lip Critic – Why Not? [Cruel Nature Records]
Ballpeen – Kancho [Cruel Nature Records]
Khost – We Will Win [Cold Spring Records]
Code Orange – In Fear [Roadrunner Records]
Khost – Intravener [Cold Spring Records]
Primitive Knot – Spacejunk [Deathbed Tapes]
The Black Dahlia Murder – Child of Night [Metal Blade Records]
PETBRICK – Tongue Soup [Rocket Recordings]
Modern Technology – Therapy [Cruel Nature Records]
Eternal Rot – Serenity Through Maniacal Flagellation With Decomposing Limbs [Godz Ov War]
Duma – Corners in Nihil [Nyege Nyege Tapes]
Helicopterface – Wet Spine Folded [Acre Recordings]
TRVSS – In A Sense [Cruel Nature Records]
Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Rubbernecker [Rocket Recordings]
D.E.A – Twitter Troll [Southern Lord]
Raspberry Bulbs – Midnight Line [Relapse Records]
Svalbard – Click Bait [Holy Roar]
TRIAL – Eyes Against Infinite Suppression [TRIAL]
Employed To Serve – Harsh Truth (Relived) fear. Stray From The Path [Spinefarm Records]
Jesu – Don’t Wake Me Up [Avalanche Recordings]
Darius – Men Er Grah [Hummus Records]
Skáphe – IX – The Lowest Abyss [Mystískaos]
Xibalba – Corredor de la Muerte [Southern Lord]
Dodssang Tempel – Passionem [Deathbed Tapes]
JOHN 3:16 – Part III [Alrealon Musique]
thatboytim and Sonika – The Pass [Takeover Recordings]
Oranssi Pazuzu – Oikeamielisten sali [Nuclear Blast]
TRIAL – The Plague [TRIAL]