Best Metal Albums of 2016


The Top Ten

1 Terminal Redux - Vektor

Absolute Masterpiece

You can vote for your Megadeth and your Metallica and your Anthrax all you want, but they are absolutely nothing compared to this. - djpenquin999

This album will remain one of the greatest thrash albums in the future - Metalmaniakkk

This is the best metal album to come out in the last 6 years. - Caleb9000

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2 Dystopia - Megadeth

Megadeth did a better job than Metallica this year. Megadeth went back to their old roots while Metallica just wanted to go mainstream again with songs like Now that We're Dead and Dream No More. This though will probably be the closest Megadeth ever gets to a thrash album from now on.

3 Hardwired... to Self-Destruct - Metallica

Masterpiece. Just an utter MASTERPIECE! To all those people who said they stopped being good after the Black Album, YOU'RE ALL WRONG! They still got it and they will until they aren't a band anymore. - PhoenixAura81

Best Metallica Album Since AJFA- Thrashy and has a great cover of an iron maiden classic.

Honestly I like this album a lot
like a lot. good music - Metalfan2112

4 For All Kings - Anthrax

Stellar! - Relixx599

We aren't even a month into 2016! There are so many albums that haven't been announced yet! - ryanrimmel

Blood eagle wings

5 Akróasis - Obscura Akróasis - Obscura

Excellent album - Metal_Treasure

6 Brotherhood of the Snake - Testament

Best thrash metal album of 2016 by far. Megadeth and Metallica's albums we're very good, but Testament's new album felt more like true thrash metal. - RogerMcBaloney

7 The Violent Sleep of Reason - Meshuggah
8 Magma - Gojira

Accidentally voted for this album, but Stranded and The Cell are great songs - Metalfan2112

9 Winter's Gate - Insomnium

One of the best melodic death metal albums - Metal_Treasure

Def. my #1 pick. - ProPanda

10 Affinity - Haken

Definitely the Best Prog album to come out this year. - Gamefreak23788

The Contenders

11 The Evil Divide - Death Angel

Should definitely be in the top 10 - Derrick_Fox

12 Abbath - Abbath
13 You Will Never Be One of Us - Nails
14 The Astonishing - Dream Theater

Quite a disappointing record. - Caleb9000

15 The Stage - Avenged Sevenfold
16 The Fall of Hearts - Katatonia
17 Ghostlights - Avantasia
18 Sorceress - Opeth

As a fact, this album is a lot heavier than their previous two. - IronSabbathPriest

... but this isn't metal, it's prog rock and shouldn't be on this list. - Metal_Treasure

19 Great is Our Sin - Revocation
20 Theories of Flight - Fates Warning
21 The Holographic Principle - Epica

Get baby metal out of the list and make this number 1

Remove (not thrash) Yeahtallica and put this at number 1

The best

22 Jumalten Aika - Moonsorrow Jumalten Aika - Moonsorrow
23 Jomsviking - Amon Amarth

Incredible album like always with Amon Amarth. - RogerMcBaloney

24 The Last Stand - Sabaton
25 XI - Metal Church
26 Flotsam and Jetsam - Flotsam and Jetsam
27 Incarnate - Killswitch Engage
28 Arctic Thunder - Darkthrone

Good comeback album - InsanityJoe

29 Metal Resistance - Babymetal

This one is pretty underrated. It is more tolerable, as there is less of an annoying J-Pop influence. - Caleb9000

30 Proponent for Sentience - Allegaeon
31 Where Shadows Forever Reign - Dark Funeral
32 The Madness of Many - Animals as Leaders

WHAT this should be higher - InsanityJoe

33 King - Fleshgod Apocalypse
34 Guardians - Saor

Great atmospheric folk metal from Scotland. - IronSabbathPriest

35 Arktis - Ihsahn

This is his best solo album. - Caleb9000

36 Experiment of Existence - Ripper
37 The Empire - Vader
38 Dreamless - Fallujah
39 Vessels - Be'lakor

This being only #41 is sad. should be top 5 for sure

40 Transcendence - Devin Townsend

What so low this album is awesome - emilk

41 Feathers & Flesh - Avatar
42 Trust No One - DevilDriver Trust No One - DevilDriver
43 Under Attack - Destruction
44 Ride Forth - Exmortus
45 Shrines of Paralysis - Ulcerate
46 Starspawn - Blood Incantation
47 Decision Day - Sodom


48 Dissociation - The Dillinger Escape Plan
49 Hunted - Khemmis
50 Elokuutio - Stam1na
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Top Remixes (16)

1. The Fall of Hearts - Katatonia
2. Terminal Redux - Vektor
3. Affinity - Haken
1. The Violent Sleep of Reason - Meshuggah
2. Dystopia - Megadeth
3. Metal Resistance - Babymetal
1. Terminal Redux - Vektor
2. Affinity - Haken
3. Flotsam and Jetsam - Flotsam and Jetsam

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