Best Metal Albums of 2016


The Top Ten

1 Terminal Redux - Vektor

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

By far best metal album of the year. So refreshing

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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

Accidentally voted for Magma. This is the best album of 2016, in my opinion - Metalfan2112

4 For All Kings - Anthrax

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

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5 Akróasis - Obscura Akróasis - Obscura
6 The Violent Sleep of Reason - Meshuggah
7 Abbath - Abbath
8 Arktis - Ihsahn

This is his best solo album. - Caleb9000

9 Brotherhood of the Snake - Testament
10 The Evil Divide - Death Angel

Should definitely be in the top 10 - Derrick_Fox

The Contenders

11 Magma - Gojira

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

12 The Astonishing - Dream Theater

Quite a disappointing record. - Caleb9000

13 Ghostlights - Avantasia
14 Great is Our Sin - Revocation
15 Rituals - Rotting Christ
16 Jumalten Aika - Moonsorrow Jumalten Aika - Moonsorrow
17 The Holographic Principle - Epica

Any reason this modern wonder is down here while the trash heap Dystopia is at #1? - WonkeyDude98

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

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18 Winter's Gate - Insomnium

Def. my #1 pick. - ProPanda

19 The Stage - Avenged Sevenfold
20 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

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Top Remixes (13)

1. Arktis - Ihsahn
2. Terminal Redux - Vektor
3. The Evil Divide - Death Angel
1. The Violent Sleep of Reason - Meshuggah
2. Dystopia - Megadeth
3. Metal Resistance - Babymetal
1. Dystopia - Megadeth
2. Terminal Redux - Vektor
3. The Violent Sleep of Reason - Meshuggah

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