AOTY 2019

2016 Metal Album Releases

2016
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Type
EP (17)
LP (168)
Genre
Ambient (74)
Art Pop (79)
Country (48)
Folk (104)
Hip Hop (360)
House (76)
K-Pop (67)
Metal (187)
Pop (130)
R&B (111)
Rock (466)
Soul (42)
Nov 18
Metallica - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
Metallica
Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
69
critic score
(23)
63
user score
(256)
Apr 8
Deftones - Gore
Deftones
Gore
77
critic score
(20)
71
user score
(202)
Jun 17
Gojira - Magma
Gojira
Magma
83
critic score
(12)
77
user score
(158)
Sep 30
Alcest - Kodama
Alcest
Kodama
78
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(108)
May 6
Vektor - Terminal Redux
Vektor
Terminal Redux
83
critic score
(8)
81
user score
(97)
Jan 22
Megadeth - Dystopia
Megadeth
Dystopia
64
critic score
(11)
58
user score
(88)
Oct 21
Korn - The Serenity of Suffering
Korn
The Serenity of Suffering
57
critic score
(11)
57
user score
(76)
Oct 28
Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
Avenged Sevenfold
The Stage
75
critic score
(7)
67
user score
(65)
Mar 18
The Body - No One Deserves Happiness
The Body
No One Deserves Happiness
77
critic score
(10)
72
user score
(64)
Apr 1
BABYMETAL - Metal Resistance
BABYMETAL
Metal Resistance
72
critic score
(6)
58
user score
(52)
Feb 26
Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä
Oranssi Pazuzu
Värähtelijä
77
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(51)
Jan 29
Dream Theater - The Astonishing
Dream Theater
The Astonishing
72
critic score
(3)
51
user score
(50)
Sep 30
Oathbreaker - Rheia
Oathbreaker
Rheia
72
critic score
(6)
73
user score
(48)
Apr 8
Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner
Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas
Mariner
69
critic score
(2)
79
user score
(46)
Apr 15
Zeal and Ardor - Devil Is Fine
Zeal and Ardor
Devil Is Fine
65
critic score
(2)
75
user score
(46)
May 27
Architects - All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
Architects
All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
78
critic score
(5)
76
user score
(45)
Oct 7
Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason
Meshuggah
The Violent Sleep Of Reason
78
critic score
(6)
77
user score
(37)
Feb 26
Anthrax - For All Kings
Anthrax
For All Kings
70
critic score
(6)
67
user score
(35)
Mar 25
Cobalt - Slow Forever
Cobalt
Slow Forever
84
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(35)
Jan 1
Krallice - Hyperion
Krallice
Hyperion
78
critic score
(3)
72
user score
(32)
Jul 8
Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows
Inter Arma
Paradise Gallows
80
critic score
(5)
75
user score
(31)
Jan 15
Lycus - Chasms
Lycus
Chasms
76
critic score
(4)
70
user score
(30)
May 13
Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust
Gorguts
Pleiades' Dust
87
critic score
(7)
78
user score
(30)
Jun 10
Astronoid - Air
Astronoid
Air
80
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(30)
Jun 10
Sumac - What One Becomes
Sumac
What One Becomes
75
critic score
(9)
74
user score
(30)
Aug 19
Blood Incantation - Starspawn
Blood Incantation
Starspawn
88
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(30)
Mar 25
Asking Alexandria - The Black
Asking Alexandria
The Black
80
critic score
(1)
63
user score
(29)
Jul 22
Periphery - Periphery III: Select Difficulty
Periphery
Periphery III: Select Difficulty
69
critic score
(4)
76
user score
(29)
Sep 16
Knocked Loose - Laugh Tracks
Knocked Loose
Laugh Tracks
60
critic score
(1)
71
user score
(28)
Nov 11
In Flames - Battles
In Flames
Battles
55
critic score
(2)
60
user score
(28)
Sep 2
Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence
Devin Townsend Project
Transcendence
74
critic score
(6)
73
user score
(27)
Sep 23
Insomnium - Winter's Gate
Insomnium
Winter's Gate
77
critic score
(3)
81
user score
(26)
Nov 11
Animals As Leaders - The Madness of Many
Animals As Leaders
The Madness of Many
76
critic score
(5)
65
user score
(26)
Apr 1
Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
Moonsorrow
Jumalten Aika
80
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(25)
Mar 11
Killswitch Engage - Incarnate
Killswitch Engage
Incarnate
75
critic score
(2)
67
user score
(23)
May 20
Katatonia - The Fall of Hearts
Katatonia
The Fall of Hearts
75
critic score
(4)
77
user score
(23)
Oct 28
Testament - Brotherhood of the Snake
Testament
Brotherhood of the Snake
73
critic score
(3)
77
user score
(23)
Mar 25
Amon Amarth - Jomsviking
Amon Amarth
Jomsviking
79
critic score
(6)
72
user score
(22)
Sep 23
Every Time I Die - Low Teens
Every Time I Die
Low Teens
76
critic score
(5)
70
user score
(22)
Apr 29
Haken - Affinity
Haken
Affinity
75
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(21)
Oct 14
Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
Darkthrone
Arctic Thunder
73
critic score
(5)
68
user score
(21)
Jan 29
Black Tusk - Pillars of Ash
Black Tusk
Pillars of Ash
74
critic score
(7)
67
user score
(20)
Oct 21
Khemmis - Hunted
Khemmis
Hunted
84
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(20)
Aug 26
SubRosa - For This We Fought the Battle of Ages
SubRosa
For This We Fought the Battle of Ages
73
critic score
(4)
78
user score
(19)
Oct 28
Anaal Nathrakh - The Whole of the Law
Anaal Nathrakh
The Whole of the Law
90
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(19)
Nov 11
Saor - Guardians
Saor
Guardians
80
user score
(18)
Mar 18
Boris & Merzbow - Gensho
Boris & Merzbow
Gensho
68
critic score
(5)
69
user score
(17)
Sep 2
Of Mice & Men - Cold World
Of Mice & Men
Cold World
63
critic score
(3)
50
user score
(17)
Nov 8
Deathspell Omega - The Synarchy of Molten Bones
Deathspell Omega
The Synarchy of Molten Bones
90
critic score
(1)
80
user score
(17)
Jan 22
Abbath - Abbath
Abbath
Abbath
77
critic score
(3)
71
user score
(16)
Feb 5
Fleshgod Apocalypse - King
Fleshgod Apocalypse
King
75
critic score
(2)
82
user score
(15)
Jul 8
Chevelle - The North Corridor
Chevelle
The North Corridor
81
critic score
(2)
72
user score
(15)
Sep 9
Norma Jean - Polar Similar
Norma Jean
Polar Similar
80
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(15)
Oct 7
Thy Catafalque - Meta
Thy Catafalque
Meta
80
critic score
(1)
81
user score
(15)
Jan 29
Chthe'ilist - Le Dernier Crépuscule
Chthe'ilist
Le Dernier Crépuscule
75
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(14)
Apr 8
Ihsahn - Arktis
Ihsahn
Arktis
80
critic score
(3)
76
user score
(14)
Apr 29
Fallujah - Dreamless
Fallujah
Dreamless
74
critic score
(3)
73
user score
(14)
Jun 3
Beartooth - Aggressive
Beartooth
Aggressive
77
critic score
(3)
55
user score
(14)
Aug 12
מזמור - Yodh
מזמור
Yodh
77
user score
(13)
May 27
Lacuna Coil - Delirium
Lacuna Coil
Delirium
85
critic score
(2)
61
user score
(12)
Jun 24
Be'lakor - Vessels
Be'lakor
Vessels
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(12)
Jul 8
Gone Is Gone - Gone Is Gone
Gone Is Gone
Gone Is Gone
63
critic score
(3)
69
user score
(12)
Jul 8
Big Business - Command Your Weather
Big Business
Command Your Weather
76
critic score
(6)
67
user score
(12)
Oct 28
Ulcerate - Shrines of Paralysis
Ulcerate
Shrines of Paralysis
85
critic score
(3)
79
user score
(12)
Jan 1
Mechina - Progenitor
Mechina
Progenitor
66
user score
(11)
Jun 3
Melvins - Basses Loaded
Melvins
Basses Loaded
62
critic score
(11)
60
user score
(11)
Oct 7
The Devil Wears Prada - Transit Blues
The Devil Wears Prada
Transit Blues
75
critic score
(2)
73
user score
(11)
Nov 4
Dark Tranquillity - Atoma
Dark Tranquillity
Atoma
55
critic score
(2)
80
user score
(11)
May 27
Death Angel - The Evil Divide
Death Angel
The Evil Divide
78
user score
(10)
Aug 10
Pallbearer - Fear & Fury
Pallbearer
Fear & Fury
74
critic score
(1)
75
user score
(10)
Jan 22
Borknagar - Winter Thrice
Borknagar
Winter Thrice
80
critic score
(2)
77
user score
(9)
Jan 29
Avantasia - Ghostlights
Avantasia
Ghostlights
76
user score
(9)
Jul 22
Harakiri For The Sky - III: Trauma
Harakiri For The Sky
III: Trauma
77
user score
(9)
Sep 23
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra - Broken Lines
Giraffe Tongue Orchestra
Broken Lines
70
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(9)
Sep 30
Epica - The Holographic Principle
Epica
The Holographic Principle
70
critic score
(2)
78
user score
(9)
Nov 25
Bölzer - Hero
Bölzer
Hero
80
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(9)
Jul 1
Fates Warning - Theories of Flight
Fates Warning
Theories of Flight
85
critic score
(2)
69
user score
(8)
Aug 26
Sodom - Decision Day
Sodom
Decision Day
67
user score
(8)
Nov 18
Protest The Hero - Pacific Myth
Protest The Hero
Pacific Myth
70
critic score
(1)
79
user score
(8)
Jan 15
Bloodiest - Bloodiest
Bloodiest
Bloodiest
75
critic score
(3)
72
user score
(7)
Jan 17
Naðra - Allir vegir til glötunar
Naðra
Allir vegir til glötunar
90
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(7)
Feb 12
Rotting Christ - Rituals
Rotting Christ
Rituals
70
critic score
(2)
81
user score
(7)
Feb 19
Myrath - Legacy
Myrath
Legacy
75
user score
(7)
Apr 1
Tombs - All Empires Fall
Tombs
All Empires Fall
74
critic score
(2)
71
user score
(7)
Apr 8
Uada - Devoid of Light
Uada
Devoid of Light
78
user score
(7)
Jun 24
Whitechapel - Mark of the Blade
Whitechapel
Mark of the Blade
74
critic score
(5)
79
user score
(7)
Jul 22
Hammers of Misfortune - Dead Revolution
Hammers of Misfortune
Dead Revolution
78
critic score
(1)
77
user score
(7)
Sep 30
Brain Tentacles - Brain Tentacles
Brain Tentacles
Brain Tentacles
80
critic score
(1)
72
user score
(7)
Oct 28
Helmet - Dead To The World
Helmet
Dead To The World
66
critic score
(3)
68
user score
(7)
Dec 21
Krallice - Prelapsarian
Krallice
Prelapsarian
80
critic score
(2)
76
user score
(7)
Apr 22
Aborted - Retrogore
Aborted
Retrogore
90
critic score
(3)
75
user score
(6)
Apr 29
Schammasch - Triangle
Schammasch
Triangle
82
user score
(6)
Jun 3
Dark Funeral - Where Shadows Forever Reign
Dark Funeral
Where Shadows Forever Reign
67
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(6)
Jun 6
Jute Gyte - Perdurance
Jute Gyte
Perdurance
71
user score
(6)
Oct 14
Oozing Wound - Whatever Forever
Oozing Wound
Whatever Forever
73
critic score
(7)
75
user score
(6)
Nov 18
Lamb of God - The Duke
Lamb of God
The Duke
65
critic score
(2)
58
user score
(6)
Apr 15
Howls of Ebb - Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows
Howls of Ebb
Cursus Impasse: The Pendlomic Vows
84
critic score
(1)
76
user score
(5)
Jun 3
Candlemass - Death Thy Lover
Candlemass
Death Thy Lover
70
critic score
(1)
74
user score
(5)
Jul 1
Chelsea Grin - Self Inflicted
Chelsea Grin
Self Inflicted
70
critic score
(1)
68
user score
(5)
Jul 15
Orbs - Past Life Regression
Orbs
Past Life Regression
90
critic score
(1)
78
user score
(5)
Jul 22
Numenorean - Home
Numenorean
Home
78
critic score
(3)
80
user score
(5)
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