Best Metal Albums of 2016

The Top Ten

1 Terminal Redux - Vektor

I discovered it only in 2019, am very surprised this album was there all along

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

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

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

Blood eagle wings

Stellar! - Relixx599

5 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

6 Akróasis - Obscura

Excellent album - Metal_Treasure

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 You Will Never Be One of Us - Nails

The Newcomers

? Tango Umbrella - American Head Charge

The Contenders

11 The Evil Divide - Death Angel

Should definitely be in the top 10 - Derrick_Fox

12 Affinity - Haken

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

13 Abbath - Abbath
14 Jomsviking - Amon Amarth

Incredible album like always with Amon Amarth. - RogerMcBaloney

15 The Stage - Avenged Sevenfold

14th? This world gonna end. - ykcivnuglos

16 The Fall of Hearts - Katatonia
17 Incarnate - Killswitch Engage
18 Great is Our Sin - Revocation
19 Theories of Flight - Fates Warning
20 The Astonishing - Dream Theater

Quite a disappointing record. - Caleb9000

21 XI - Metal Church
22 Hour of the Nightingale - Trees of Eternity
23 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

24 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

25 Flotsam and Jetsam - Flotsam and Jetsam
26 Ghostlights - Avantasia
27 Arctic Thunder - Darkthrone

Good comeback album - InsanityJoe

28 Proponent for Sentience - Allegaeon
29 Where Shadows Forever Reign - Dark Funeral
30 The Last Stand - Sabaton
31 Jumalten Aika - Moonsorrow
32 King - Fleshgod Apocalypse
33 Metal Resistance - Babymetal

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

34 Arktis - Ihsahn

This is his best solo album. - Caleb9000

35 The Empire - Vader
36 The Madness of Many - Animals as Leaders

WHAT this should be higher - InsanityJoe

37 Vessels - Be'lakor

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

38 Trust No One - DevilDriver
39 Under Attack - Destruction
40 Undeniable - Hellyeah
41 Experiment of Existence - Ripper
42 Feathers & Flesh - Avatar


43 Ride Forth - Exmortus
44 Shrines of Paralysis - Ulcerate
45 Transcendence - Devin Townsend

What so low this album is awesome - emilk

46 Elokuutio - Stam1na
47 Periphery III: Select Difficulty - Periphery
48 Guardians - Saor

Great atmospheric folk metal from Scotland. - IronSabbathPriest

49 The Serenity of Suffering - Korn
50 The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser - Rob Zombie
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