We're more than halfway through 2020 and this year is moving at a strange pace, but sometimes you need to take a minute, look back on the good parts of the year, and/or lose yourself in some great music. We recently posted some of our favorite punk, metal, emo/sceamo/post-hardcore, and folk albums of 2020 (so far), and here's a list of 12 hardcore albums and/or EPs released so far this year that we love. If you're looking for something new in this realm -- or just looking for something to dive back into -- these albums may be a good place to start. Read on for our picks (in no particular order) and let us know what other new hardcore you've been digging in the comments...


* must-hear punk albums of 2020 (so far)

* must-hear emo/sceamo/post-hardcore albums of 2020 (so far)

* must-hear metal albums of 2020 (so far)