Best Metal Albums of 2016

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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

Absolute Masterpiece

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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

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 Akróasis - Obscura Akróasis - Obscura

Excellent album - Metal_Treasure

5 For All Kings - Anthrax

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

Blood eagle wings

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

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

8 Winter's Gate - Insomnium

One of the best melodic death metal albums - Metal_Treasure

Def. my #1 pick. - ProPanda

9 Brotherhood of the Snake - Testament
10 Affinity - Haken

The Contenders

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

Quite a disappointing record. - Caleb9000

14 The Stage - Avenged Sevenfold
15 The Fall of Hearts - Katatonia
16 Ghostlights - Avantasia
17 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

18 Great is Our Sin - Revocation
19 Jumalten Aika - Moonsorrow Jumalten Aika - Moonsorrow
20 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

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

The best

21 The Evil Divide - Death Angel

Should definitely be in the top 10 - Derrick_Fox

22 Jomsviking - Amon Amarth
23 Incarnate - Killswitch Engage
24 Arctic Thunder - Darkthrone

Good comeback album - InsanityJoe

25 The Last Stand - Sabaton
26 Metal Resistance - Babymetal

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

27 Proponent for Sentience - Allegaeon
28 Where Shadows Forever Reign - Dark Funeral
29 Theories of Flight - Fates Warning
30 The Madness of Many - Animals as Leaders

WHAT this should be higher - InsanityJoe

31 Experiment of Existence - Ripper
32 King - Fleshgod Apocalypse
33 Guardians - Saor

Great atmospheric folk metal from Scotland. - IronSabbathPriest

34 Arktis - Ihsahn

This is his best solo album. - Caleb9000

35 Dreamless - Fallujah
36 Vessels - Be'lakor

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

37 Starspawn - Blood Incantation
38 Decision Day - Sodom

Higher!

39 Feathers & Flesh - Avatar
40 The Empire - Vader
41 Trust No One - DevilDriver Trust No One - DevilDriver
42 Ride Forth - Exmortus
43 Shrines of Paralysis - Ulcerate
44 Transcendence - Devin Townsend

What so low this album is awesome - emilk

45 Dissociation - The Dillinger Escape Plan
46 Hunted - Khemmis
47 Elokuutio - Stam1na
48 Le Dernier Crépuscule - Chthe'ilist
49 Hellelujah - Drowning Pool
50 The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser - Rob Zombie
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Top Remixes (14)

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