The Best Metal Albums of 2016

Undoubtedly 2016 has been a stunning year in Metal music, at times reminiscent of the glorious 80’s, Metal’s “Golden Decade”. Something evident from the exceptional quality of all the albums included on our list of the top 30 albums of 2016.

The list is based to a great extent, on what you voted on the poll we conducted, where we asked you of what you think were the best albums of the year, and judging by your choices, you Babymetalheads have a fine taste in Metal music!

Countries Represented On The List: Japan, USA, France, Italy, Germany, Canada, Netherlands, Greece, UK, Sweden, Norway, Finland.

Metal Genres Represented On The List: Kawaii, Thrash, Progressive, Groove, Nu, Gothic, Metalcore, Mathcore, Alternative, Symphonic, Melodeath, Power, Black, Death, Technical Death, Blackened Rock ‘n’ Roll, Progressive Death, Electronicore.

1. BABYMETAL – Metal Resistance

Origin: Japan

Genre: Kawaii Metal

Listen To: Karate, Sis. Anger, Awadama Fever, Yava!

Watch Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvD3CHA48pA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZRvO0S-TLU

 

 

2. Megadeth – Dystopia (Deluxe Edition with 2 Extra Tracks)

Origin: California, USA

Genre: Thrash Metal

Listen To: Dystopia, Bullet to the Brain, Look Who’s Talkin, The Threat is Real

Watch Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bK95lWHl7js
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-d6LFLpBvw

 

 

3. Gojira – Magma

Origin: France

Genre: Progressive/Groove Metal

Listen To: Silvera, The Shooting Star, Stranded, Low Lands

Watch Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVvXB-Vwnco
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNdC_3LR2AI

 

 

4. Lacuna Coil – Delirium

Origin: Italy

Genre: Gothic Metal

Listen To: Take Me Home, The House of Shame, Delirium, Blood Tears Dust

Watch Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYIEGaIjklk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1o1MoG-cz9Q

 

 

5. Stuck Mojo – Here Come The Infidels

Origin: Georgia, USA

Genre: Rap/Nu-Metal

Listen To: Charles Bronson, Fire Me, Verbal Combat, The Business of Hate

Watch Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0i-v7Uf4J2Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhtnXP91sxM

 

 

6. Killswitch Engage – Incarnate

Origin: Massachusetts, USA

Genre: Metalcore

Listen To: Hate by Design, Embrace The Journey…Upraised, Strength of the Mind, Cut Me Loose

Watch Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-hfXnHemyc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nG7n93dShNQ

 

 

7. Caliban – Gravity

Origin: Germany

Genre: Metalcore

Listen To: For We Are Forever, Paralyzed, brOKen, Walk Alone

Watch Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk6zL8597dw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt65B1oMDDo

 

 

8. Metallica – Hardwired

Origin: California, USA

Genre: Thrash Metal

Listen To: Spit Out the Bone, Atlas Rise!, Moth into Flame, Hardwired

Watch Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uhBHL3v4d3I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tdKl-gTpZg

 

 

9. Fates Warning – Theories of Flight

Origin: Connecticut, USA

Genre: Progressive Metal

Listen To: Seven Stars, From the Rooftops, SOS, The Ghosts of Home

Watch Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hguUU-VYug
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bRXFODSZSxM

 

 

10. Destrage – A Means To No End

Origin: Italy

Genre: Progressive/Mathcore/Alternative/Nu-Metal

Listen To: Symphony of the Ego, To Be Tolerated, Don’t Stare at the Edge, Blah Blah

Watch Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qc4vmOjf7Ps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmPtpO61yLc

 

 

11. Anciients – Voice From The Void

Origin: Canada

Genre: Progressive Metal

Listen To: Following the Voice, Serpents

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V5qqfBSruM4

 

 

 

12. Epica – The Holographic Principle

Origin: Netherlands

Genre: Symphonic Metal

Listen To: Beyond the Matrix, Universal Death Squad

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_QLQHkj1XU

 

 

 

13. Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence

Origin: Canada

Genre: Progressive/Symphonic Metal

Listen To: Offer Your Light, Failure

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhcoLO8vZZU

 

 

 

14. Haken – Affinity

Origin: England

Genre: Progressive Metal

Listen To: The Endless Knot, The Architect

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQ8KqJJJJhk

 

 

 

15. InnerWish – InnerWish

Origin: Greece

Genre: Power Metal

Listen To: Serenity, Rain of a Thousand Years

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_l1lJPS-a4

 

 

 

16. Amon Amarth – Jomsviking

Origin: Sweden

Genre: Melodic Death Metal

Listen To: At Dawn’s First Light, Raise Your Horns

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw5G6fF-wqQ

 

 

 

17. Opeth – Sorceress

Origin: Sweden

Genre: Progressive Rock/Metal

Listen To: Sorceress, The Wilde Flowers

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhqijfqecvA

 

 

 

18. Theocracy – Ghost Ship

Origin: Georgia, USA

Genre: Power Metal

Listen To: Paper Tiger, Wishing Well

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9fpNQ67SaE

 

 

 

19. Ihsahn – Arktis.

Origin: Norway

Genre: Avant-Garde/Progressive/Black Metal

Listen To: Celestial Violence, Frail

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjS8SR6OcXg

 

 

 

20. Sabaton – The Last Stand

Origin: Sweden

Genre: Power Metal

Listen To: Sparta, The Lost Battalion

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1SlBlB5pzU

 

 

 

21. Hail Spirit Noir – Mayhem in Blue

Origin: Greece

Genre: Psychedelic/Progressive/Black Metal

Listen To: Riders to Utopia, I Mean You Harm

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jszc51dlmLw

 

 

 

22. Serpentine Dominion – Serpentine Dominion

Origin: USA

Genre: Death Metal

Listen To: Sovereign Hate, Jagged Cross Legions

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjrJv2L-7rA

 

 

 

23. Avatar – Feathers & Flesh

Origin: Finland

Genre: Alternative/Power/Nu-Metal

Listen To: For The Swarm, The Eagle Has Landed

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYzR1fMJHvk

 

 

 

24. Death Angel – The Evil Divide

Origin: California, USA

Genre: Thrash Metal

Listen To: Lost, The Electric Cell

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GVYl_hiD1oQ

 

 

 

25. Avantasia – Ghostlights

Origin: Germany

Genre: Power Metal

Listen To: The Haunting, Draconian Love

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4w_58CQWHFQ

 

 

 

26. Deftones – Gore

Origin: California, USA

Genre: Alternative Metal

Listen To: Phantom Bride, Prayers/Triangles

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aztiwn17vpE

 

 

 

27. Allegaeon – Proponent For Sentience

Origin: Colorado, USA

Genre: Technical Death Metal

Listen To: All Hail Science, Proponent For Sentience III – The Extermination

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ONPMWHP8AZ4

 

 

 

28. Kvelertak – Nattesferd

Origin: Norway

Genre: Blackened Rock ‘n’ Roll

Listen To: Nattesferd, Svartmesse

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-6ZG0QpYAWQ

 

 

 

29. Black Crown Initiate – Selves We Cannot Forgive

Origin: Pennsylvania, USA

Genre: Progressive Death Metal

Listen To: Again, Selves We Cannot Forgive

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIr7PFa36S4

 

 

 

30. The Browning – Isolation

Origin: Missouri, USA

Genre: Electronicore

Listen To: Dragon, Pure Evil

Watch Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1GIl38709Q

 

 

 

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