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Rolling Stone's 20 Best Metal Albums of 2016

Rolling Stone's 20 Best Metal Albums of 2016

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20. Black Sabbath - The End

Black Sabbath - The End
January 20, 2016

19. 40 Watt Sun - Wider Than The Sky

40 Watt Sun - Wider Than The Sky
October 14, 2016
Critic Score
93
1 review

16. Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust

Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust
May 13, 2016
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

15. Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder

Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
October 14, 2016
Critic Score
73
3 reviews

13. Abbath - Abbath

Abbath - Abbath
January 22, 2016
Critic Score
73
2 reviews

11. Khemmis - Hunted

Khemmis - Hunted
October 21, 2016
Critic Score
77
2 reviews
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10. Whores - Gold

Whores - Gold
October 28, 2016
Critic Score
80
1 review

8. Gojira - Magma

Gojira - Magma
June 17, 2016
Critic Score
81
9 reviews

For those who can appreciate a tightly focused hard rock album infused with emotions that are often just as heavy as its riffs, Magma offers a listening experience that is as rewarding as it is therapeutic.

7. Deftones - Gore

Deftones - Gore
April 8, 2016
Critic Score
76
19 reviews

The strange new demon inside them has driven the band to roughen up some of their mirrored surfaces and make a darker, more uncomfortable record than their last two.

6. Megadeth - Dystopia

Megadeth - Dystopia
January 22, 2016
Critic Score
59
10 reviews

With everything working in concert, Megadeth sound reborn on Dystopia.

5. Neurosis - Fires Within Fires

Neurosis - Fires Within Fires
September 23, 2016
Critic Score
80
7 reviews

3. Sumac - What One Becomes

Sumac - What One Becomes
June 10, 2016
Critic Score
76
8 reviews

1. Metallica - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct

Metallica - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
November 18, 2016
Critic Score
67
20 reviews

The mostly epic-length tracks – almost entirely written by drummer Lars Ulrich and singer-guitarist James Hetfield – are melodically assured furies of serial riffing and tempo shocks.

Original Source: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/20-best-metal-albums-of-2016-w454251
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