Well, we've made it. We're at the halfway point of 2020, one of the wildest years on record. It's crazy to think back to January 1, awaking bleary-eyed from a New Year's Eve party, looking forward to all our plans for the next 12 months. THAT DIDN'T LAST LONG, DID IT?!
But, thankfully, music has been here to keep us (relatively) sane. In fact, 2020 has been a pretty killer year for rock and metal, with new releases from established names and downright legends through to newer bands exploding out the underground with braver, more adventurous sounds.
We've rummaged through the past six months of reviews and picked out the 25 best albums of the year so far. We've also included the Pigsx7 album, which got 3Ks in the magazine, but on reflection it's better than that.
Here's what you might have missed this year.