Doom Charts 2020 Favorites – Marc-Eric Gagnon

You all may know him as the man behind the pedal shop known as Stonefly Effects. We know him as that too, but Marc is a passionate devote to the scene who has a knack for taste when it comes to heavy music and the proof is in his vinyl collection. Proof is also in his 2020 favorites below.

It’s never an easy task to make a list of my favorite albums of the year. 

I had well over 120 albums selected for this mission and it was really painful to leave out so many great albums. My thought process in choosing these albums was, what would I pick if I had to go on a boat and isolate myself on a remote island forever and I could bring only 50 albums from this year with me.

Overall, I’m always dragged more towards the Desert/Stoner Rock, Psychedelic Rock, 70’s Rock and Proto Metal or Occult vibes; so it’s not a real surprise if I left many excellent Doom albums behind.  Some albums didn’t get the listening time that they would have deserved; I guess these shall rise in my heart later.  Also, this exercise shouldn’t be taken too seriously, it’s more the opportunity to revisit some album that resonated with me along the year.

2020 was a dividing year on the political plan and a sad year on many levels.  Many became sick, many lost loved people. Despite all the shit surrounding us, it was a really prolific musical year with so many quality albums released. It was just mind-blowing!!!

So yeah, I can’t wait to put the year 2020 behind me but not the music I witnessed!

So here’s my Best of 2020!

1. Tia Carrera – Tried and True

2. Lowrider – Refractions

3. Psychlona – Venus Skytrip

4. KIND – Mental Nudge

5. Witchskull – A Driftwood Cross

6. Kryptograf – Kryptograf

7. Bone Church – Acid Communion


9. ACID MAMMOTH – Under Acid Hoof

10. Mindcrawler – Lost Orbiter

11. Sleepwulf- Sleepwulf


13. PINK CIGS – Pink Cigs

14. Orbital Junction- Egos and Instincts

15. Ritual King – Ritual King


17. Wolftooth – Valhalla

18. Fumarole – Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes

19. Mountain Tamer – Psychosis Ritual

20. PASTOR – Unveil

21. Galactic Cross – Galactic Cross

21. Slomosa – Slomosa

23. Robot God – Silver Buddha Dreaming

24. BUTTERFLY – Doorways of Time

25. Goatriders – The Magician’s Keep

26. White Dog – White Dog

27. APE SKULL – Fields Of Unconscious


29. Colour Haze – We Are

30. Heavy Trip – Heavy Trip

31. GEEZER – Groovy

32. BoneHawk – Iron Mountain

33. Temple Fang – Live at Merleyn

34. Bogwife – Halls of Rebirth

35. Smoke Mountain – Queen of Sin

36. Bill Fisher – Mass Hypnosis and the Dark Triad

37. Horizon – The White Planet Patrol

38. Hail the Void – Hail the Void

39. Tombstone Eyes – Land In The Sky

40. Black Elephant – Seven Swords

41. Turtle Skull – Monoliths

42. Ruff Majik – The Devil’s Cattle

43. Baardvader – Baardvader

44. Brimstone Coven – The Woes of a Mortal Earth

45. Sun Crow – Quest for Oblivion

46. Rough Spells – Ruins At Midday

47. Scorched Oak – Withering Earth

48. Stonus – Aphasia

49. Mount Hush – Mount Hush

50. RRRags – High Protein

2 thoughts on “Doom Charts 2020 Favorites – Marc-Eric Gagnon

  1. A great selection Mr Stonefly. Doom charts has guided me to some great bands over 2020. Still unearthing treasures now thanks to your list. Music treated us really well in 2020, so this year, lets treat music really well. I’m gonna get more coat hangers for the badass merch thats gonna rain down on us!!


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