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

They are best. but where is babymetal?

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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 Winter's Gate - Insomnium

Def. my #1 pick. - ProPanda

9 Magma - Gojira

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

10 Brotherhood of the Snake - Testament

The Newcomers

? You Will Never Be One of Us - Nails
? Selves We Cannot Forgive - Black Crown Initiate

The Contenders

11 The Astonishing - Dream Theater

Quite a disappointing record. - Caleb9000

12 The Fall of Hearts - Katatonia
13 Ghostlights - Avantasia
14 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

15 Great is Our Sin - Revocation
16 The Stage - Avenged Sevenfold
17 Jumalten Aika - Moonsorrow Jumalten Aika - Moonsorrow
18 Affinity - Haken
19 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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20 Incarnate - Killswitch Engage
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Top Remixes (13)

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. Dystopia - Megadeth
2. Terminal Redux - Vektor
3. The Violent Sleep of Reason - Meshuggah

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