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Terra Relicta Dark Music Awards 2020

The Terra Relicta' annual competition for best dark music album of the year is over! This was already our seventh edition of TERRA RELICTA DARK MUSIC AWARDS!!! A big Thank You to all who voted for your favourite bands/albums and made this competition so popular! Also a big thank you to all bands who promoted the Awards in many possible ways! As you know, we nominated 50 full-length albums that we think were the best releases in 2020 (ok, we could have selected 100 or maybe even 200 albums, we know that a lot of good albums were missing here, but there must be a limit). The voting started on Monday 1st February and ended on Monday 15th February. There were 3094 votes given, and never before the results on the top were so close that until the very last hours of the voting is was impossible to know who will be the winner. So, here are the results:

The title of Dark Album Of The Year 2020 goes to:
SNAKESKIN - Medusa's Spell


Congratulations also to Swedish gothic/doom metallers DRACONIAN and their amazing album Under A Godless Veil for second place and Slovenian dark metallers DEATHOMEN who with their debut album Above Holy Ground reached the third position!!! Congratulations also to all other bands who fought really well. The full results are listed below.


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DARK MUSIC AWARDS 2020

Vote for your favourite dark music album released in 2020 (you can give a vote to three different albums)!

36
1
SnakeSkin - Medusa's Spell
229
5
2
Draconian - Under A Godless Veil
228
13
3
DeathOmen - Above Holy Ground
225
18
4
Eleine - Dancing In Hell
184
5
5
Nightwish - Human. II Nature
178
2
6
Paradise Lost - Obsidian
163
3
7
Light Field Reverie - Another World
136
2
8
Sojourner - Premonitions
123
3
9
My Dying Bride - The Ghost Of Orion
112
1
10
Vortex - Helioz
99
1
11
Katatonia - City Burials
93
4
12
Kaunis Kuolematon - Syttykoeoen Toinen Aurinko
78
4
13
Clan Of Xymox - Spider On The Wall
78
1
14
Ad Infinitum - Chapter I - Monarchy
70
1
15
Sopor Aeternus & The Ensemble Of Shadows - Island Of...
67
10
16
The Danse Society - Sailing Mirrors
59
0
17
Desiderii Marginis - Departed
57
1
18
Sagittarius - Songs Of Dream And Death
54
0
19
The Birthday Massacre - Diamonds
52
1
20
Then Comes Silence - Machine
48
2
21
Lamia Vox - Alles ist Ufer. Ewig ruft das Meer
48
0
22
Akhlys - Melinoe
44
0
23
Dool - Summerland
42
1
24
Sólstafir - Endless Twilight Of Codependent Love
37
0
25
Srd - Ognja Prerok
35
1
26
Inception Of Eternity - Into Darkness
35
0
27
Rome - The Lone Furrow
32
1
28
Sonsombre - One Thousand Graves
29
1
29
Crematory - Unbroken
29
0
30
Winterfylleth - The Reckoning Dawn
28
1
31
Serpents Oath - Nihil
28
1
32
Coldun - Grand Sun Ritual
27
1
33
UadaDjinn
26
0
34
The Moon And The Nightspirit - Aether
25
0
35
Forndom - Faþir
25
6
36
Sombria - Chirographon Dei
24
0
37
King Dude - Full Virgo Moon
24
1
38
Art Of Empathy - End Of I
23
0
39
Whispers In The Shadow - Yesterday Is Forever
22
0
40
Secrets Of The Moon - Black House
22
7
41
Ecnephias - Seven - The Pact Of Debauchery
22
0
42
Green Carnation - Leaves Of Yesteryear
19
2
43
Cryo Chamber Collaboration - Yig
19
0
44
Misanthropia - Convoy Of Sickness
18
0
45
Katla - Allt þetta helvítis myrkur
17
0
46
Décembre Noir - The Renaissance Of Hope
17
1
47
Rope Sect - The Great Flood
15
0
48
Porn - No Monsters In God's Eyes - Act III
13
0
49
Kvaen - The Funeral Pyre
13
0
50
Paulo J. Mendes - Elementia - The Grimoire Of The Darklord
3
The vote is already over! It ended on Monday, 15.February 2021 (06:00).

jVoteSystem developed and designed by www.joomess.de.

Band/Artist: AD INFINITUM
Album title: Chapter I - Monarchy
Label: Napalm Records
Country: Switzerland
Genre: Symphonic Metal
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Band/Artist: AKHLYS
Album title: Melinoe
Label: Debemur Morti Productions
Country: USA
Genre: Ambient/Black Metal
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Band/Artist: ART OF EMPATHY
Album title: End Of I
Label: Aenaos Records
Country: Belgium
Genre: Darkwave/Neofolk
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Band/Artist: CLAN OF XYMOX
Album title: Spider On The Wall
Label: Metropolis Records
Country: Netherlands
Genre: Darkwave/Gothic Rock/Synthwave
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Band/Artist: COLDUN
Album title: Grand Sun Ritual
Label: Self-Released
Country: Germany
Genre: Atmospheric/Progressive/Doom Metal
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Band/Artist: CREMATORY
Album title: Unbroken
Label: Napalm Records
Country: Germany
Genre: Gothic Metal/Industrial Metal
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Band/Artist: CRYO CHAMBER COLLABORATION
Album title: Yig
Label: Cryo Chamber
Country: International
Genre: Dark Ambient/Atmospheric/Drone
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Band/Artist: DEATHOMEN
Album title: Above Holy Ground
Label: Self-Released
Country: Slovenia
Genre: Metal/Blackened Metal/Thrash Metal/Dark Metal
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: DÉCEMBRE NOIR
Album title: The Renaissance Of Hope
Label: Lifeforce Records
Country: Germany
Genre: Doom Metal/Death Metal
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Band/Artist: DESIDERII MARGINIS
Album title: Departed
Label: Cyclic Law
Country: Sweden
Genre: Dark Ambient/Industrial Ambient
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Band/Artist: DOOL
Album title: Summerland
Label: Prophecy Productions
Country: Netherlands 
Genre: Dark Rock
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Band/Artist: DRACONIAN
Album title: Under A Godless Veil
Label: Napalm Records
Country: Sweden
Genre: Gothic Metal/Doom Metal
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Band/Artist: ECNEPHIAS
Album title: Seven - The Pact Of Debauchery
Label: My Kingdom Music
Country: Italy
Genre: Dark Metal
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Band/Artist: ELEINE
Album title: Dancing In Hell
Label: Black Lodge Records
Country: Sweden 
Genre: Symphonic Metal/Dark Metal
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Band/Artist: FORNDOM
Album title: Faþir
Label: Nordvis
Country: Sweden 
Genre: Nordic Folk
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Band/Artist: GREEN CARNATION
Album title: Leaves Of Yesteryear
Label: Season Of Mist
Country: Norway
Genre: Gothic Metal/Progressive Metal
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: INCEPTION OF ETERNITY
Album title: Into Darkness
Label: darkSIGN Records
Country: Germany
Genre: Gothic Rock/Symphonic Metal
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: KATATONIA
Album title: City Burials
Label: Peaceville Records
Country: Sweden 
Genre: Progressive Rock/Dark Rock/Melancholic Metal
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: KATLA
Album title: Allt þetta Helvítis Myrkur
Label: Prophecy Productions
Country: Iceland
Genre: Atmospheric Metal/Post Metal/Doom Metal
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Band/Artist: KAUNIS KUOLEMATON
Album title: Syttykööen Toinen Aurinko
Label: Noble Demon
Country: Finland
Genre: Doom Metal/Death Metal/Melancholic Metal
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Band/Artist: KING DUDE
Album title: Full Virgo Moon
Label: Ván Records
Country: USA 
Genre: Dark Rock/Folk Rock/Blues
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Band/Artist: KVAEN
Album title: The Funeral Pyre
Label: Black Lion Records
Country: Sweden 
Genre: Black Metal/Pagan Metal
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: LAMIA VOX
Album title: Alles ist Ufer. Ewig ruft das Meer
Label: Cyclic Law
Country: Czechia
Genre: Dark Ambient/Ritual/Neoclassical
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: LIGHT FIELD REVERIE
Album title: Another World
Label: Avantgarde Music
Country: International 
Genre: Atmospheric Metal/Doom Metal/Post-Rock/Darkwave
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: MISANTHROPIA
Album title: Convoy Of Sickness
Label: Massacre Records
Country: Netherlands 
Genre: Symphonic Black Metal/Melodic Metal
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: MY DYING BRIDE
Album title: The Ghost Of Orion
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Country: United Kingdom 
Genre: Doom Metal/Melancholic Metal
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Band/Artist: NIGHTWISH
Album title: Human. II Nature
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Country: Finland 
Genre: Symphonic Metal
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: PARADISE LOST
Album title: Obsidian
Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Doom Metal/Gothic Metal
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: PAULO J. MENDES
Album title: Elementia - The Grimoire Of The Darklord
Label: Self-Released
Country: Portugal 
Genre: Symphonic Metal/Dark Metal
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: PORN (Pure Obsessions & Red Nights)
Album title: No Monsters In God's Eyes - Act III
Label: Self-Released
Country: France
Genre: Industrial Metal/Gothic Rock
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: ROME
Album title: The Lone Furrow
Label: Trisol Music Group
Country: Luxembourg
Genre: Neofolk/Industrial/Martial
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: ROPE SECT
Album title: The Great Flood
Label: Iron Bonehead Productions
Country: Germany 
Genre: Deathrock/Blackened Rock/Dark Rock
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: SAGITTARIUS
Album title: Songs Of Dream And Death
Label: Self-Released
Country: Germany
Genre: Neofolk/Neoclassical
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: SECRETS OF THE MOON
Album title: Black House
Label: Prophecy Productions
Country: Germany 
Genre: Occult Rock/Dark Metal
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: SERPENTS OATH
Album title: Nihil
Label: Soulseller Records
Country: Belgium 
Genre: Black Metal
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: SNAKESKIN
Album title: Medusa's Spell
Label: Hall Of Sermon
Country: Switzerland 
Genre: EBM/Industrial/Darkwave
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: SÓLSTAFIR
Album title: Endless Twilight Of Codependent Love
Label: Season Of Mist
Country: Iceland
Genre: Atmospheric Rock/Post-Rock/Dark Rock/Metal
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: SOJOURNER
Album title: Premonitions
Label: Napalm Records
Country: International
Genre: Atmospheric Metal/Black Metal/Folk Metal
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: SOMBRIA
Album title: Chirographon Dei
Label: Inverse Records
Country: International
Genre: Gothic Metal/Symphonic Metal
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: SONSOMBRE
Album title: One Thousand Graves
Label: Cleopatra Records
Country: USA 
Genre: Gothic Rock
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: SOPOR AETERNUS & THE ENSEMBLE...
Album title: Island Of The Dead
Label: Apocalyptic Vision Records
Country: Germany 
Genre: Darkwave/Gothic/Deathrock
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: SRD
Album title: Ognja Prerok
Label: On Parole Productions
Country: Slovenia 
Genre: Black Metal/Black'n'Roll
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Band/Artist: THE BIRTHDAY MASSACRE
Album title: Diamonds
Label: Metropolis Records
Country: Canada
Genre: Alternative Rock/Gothic Rock/Industrial Rock/Dark Pop
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Band/Artist: THE DANSE SOCIETY
Album title: Sailing Mirrors
Label: Society Records
Country: United Kingdom 
Genre: Post-Punk/Gothic Rock/Alternative Rock
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Band/Artist: THE MOON AND THE NIGHTSPIRIT
Album title: Aether
Label: Prophecy Productions
Country: Hungary
Genre: Neofolk/Neoclassical/Pagan Folk
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Band/Artist: THEN COMES SILENCE
Album title: Machine
Label: Oblivion/SPV
Country: Sweden
Genre: Post-Punk/Gothic Rock/Darkwave
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Band/Artist: UADA
Album title: Djinn
Label: Eisenwald
Country: USA
Genre: Black Metal/Melodic Black/Death Metal
Listen HERE

Band/Artist: VORTEX
Album title: Helioz
Label: Cyclic Law
Country: Germany 
Genre: Ritual Ambient/Dark Ambient/Cinematic
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Band/Artist: WHISPERS IN THE SHADOW
Album title: Yesterday Is Forever
Label: Solar Lodge
Country: Austria
Genre: Alternative Rock/Post-Punk/Gothic Rock
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Band/Artist: WINTERFYLLETH
Album title: The Reckoning Dawn
Label: Candlelight Records
Country: United Kingdom
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal/Doom Metal/Folk Metal
Listen HERE