Exclaim!'s Top 10 Metal & Hardcore Albums of 2016

Exclaim!'s Top 10 Metal & Hardcore Albums of 2016

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10. Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy of Molten Bones

Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy of Molten Bones
November 8, 2016
Black Metal
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
83
8 reviews

9. Asphyx - Incoming Death

Asphyx - Incoming Death
September 30, 2016
Death Metal
Critic Score
NR
User Score
NR

8. Ulcerate - Shrines of Paralysis

Ulcerate - Shrines of Paralysis
October 28, 2016
Death Metal
Critic Score
85
3 reviews
User Score
81
10 reviews

At nearly an hour long, Shrines of Paralysis demands attention throughout, seamlessly weaving all of the various complex elements together into an ominous, cohesive mass of organized chaos.

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7. Deftones - Gore

Deftones - Gore
April 8, 2016
Alternative Metal
Critic Score
76
19 reviews
User Score
72
116 reviews

Continuing to age gracefully, Deftones deliver an emotionally divided release with Gore, one that will continue to endear and swing with your own mood — however you're feeling.

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6. Nails - You Will Never Be One of Us

Nails - You Will Never Be One of Us
June 17, 2016
Grindcore
Critic Score
84
7 reviews
User Score
76
78 reviews

On You Will Never Be One of Us, Nails are simply on another level and, though others will have a tough time reaching it, they should all still aspire to it. 

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5. Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä

Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä
February 26, 2016
Psychedelic Rock
Critic Score
78
4 reviews
User Score
79
35 reviews

4. Gojira - Magma

Gojira - Magma
June 17, 2016
Progressive Metal
Critic Score
81
9 reviews
User Score
75
76 reviews

Magma demonstrates a healthy admission and channelling of Gojira's explosive tendencies into a record that is truly an intriguing change of pace when considering the band's more eruptive past efforts.

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3. Exalt - The Shape You Took Before the Ache

Exalt - The Shape You Took Before the Ache
September 9, 2016
Critic Score
90
1 review
User Score
NR

2. The Body - No One Deserves Happiness

The Body - No One Deserves Happiness
March 18, 2016
Drone Metal
Critic Score
78
10 reviews
User Score
70
51 reviews
It's their strangest and most difficult record to date, which is saying something considering the depths that Lee Buford and Chip King have plumbed in the past.
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1. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation
October 14, 2016
Mathcore
Critic Score
81
9 reviews
User Score
76
59 reviews

Only an asshole could find fault with this record; there's no value in nitpicking an achievement this consummately professional, laboriously crafted and creatively uninhibited.

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