Iron Tom returns with his 2020 list of awesome, a little bit of commentary, and plenty of Youtube videos for you to check out!
- Elder Omens
- King Buffalo Dead Star
- Drive-By Truckers The New OK
- The Atomic Bitchwax Scorpio
- King Gorm King Gorm
- Five Alarm Funk Big Smoke
Let the ‘Wheels on the Bus’ take you on a tight funky ride…
- Jerry Joseph The Beautiful Madness
- Drive-By Truckers The Unraveling
Great album for the shit-storm that was the last four years. However, I’m not sure I’ll be partying to some of it four years from now….
- Brant Bjork Brant Bjork
The coolest dude on the planet being a one-cool-man-band….
- Steve Earle Ghosts of West Virginia
Emphasizing the humanity over politics plays well….
- Deep Purple Whoosh!
After the quality of the last few albums, I don’t know why I was surprised by how much I liked this one… Keep going boys….
- Testament Titans of Creation
This band has been pretty consistent over the decade and have produced another great thrash album that is as catchy as it is heavy….
- Neil Young Homegrown
1974-recorded and 2020-released and enjoyed…I read that Young thinks that the album is ‘the unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes A Time’ and he’s right….
- Armored Saint Punch the Sky
A pleasant surprise…no gimmicks just solid consistent heavy metal.
- Blue Öyster Cult The Symbol Remains
A little uneven but the highs more than outweigh the lows… The videos may be unintentionally hilarious but the rock fire remains….
- Wishbone Ash Coat of Arms
Fans of well crafted rock with tasty twin guitar will enjoy….
- Annihilator Ballistic, Sadistic
A heavy riffy old-school thrashfest that does not let up….
- Jason Isbell, Reunions
It doesn’t quite match the strength of his last two, but that’s only because Isbell has set the bar so damn high for himself… This is an excellent album in its own right….
- Mr. Bungle The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo
Ian’s and Lombardo’s presence help Mr. Bungle deliver little on the experimentation, but some great straight-up thrash….
- Brimstone Coven The Woes Of A Mortal Earth
Riffy modern occult rock with excellent vocal harmonies….
- Lowrider Refractions
Who knew there were deserts in Sweden? These Kyuss-wannabies make a good case that there are….
- Wytch Hazel III: Pentecost
Wishbone Ash fans will have lots here to enjoy….
- King Weed – Riffs Of The Dead
- King Weed The Seven Sins Of Doomsday
Instrumental Stoner from France… Groovy cool shit… And there are two more 2020 releases I haven’t checked out yet….
- Diamond Head Lightning to the Nations 2020
A fresh coat of paint on some metal masterpieces and some pretty cool covers….
- Wobbler Dwellers of the Deep
Yes, Crimson and Gentle Giant fans will find much to like here….
- Freeways True Bearings
Vintage 70’s guitar rock for 2020 and they are from Brampton….
- Bonehawk Iron Mountain
- Shuffle Demons Crazy Time