The Best Metal Albums of 2016

1. Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust

Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust
May 13, 2016
Critic Score
87
7 reviews

2. Gojira - Magma

Gojira - Magma
June 17, 2016
Critic Score
83
12 reviews

3. Vektor - Terminal Redux

Vektor - Terminal Redux
May 6, 2016
Critic Score
83
8 reviews

4. Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows

Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows
July 8, 2016
Critic Score
80
5 reviews

5. Amon Amarth - Jomsviking

Amon Amarth - Jomsviking
March 25, 2016
Critic Score
79
6 reviews

6. Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason

Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason
October 7, 2016
Critic Score
78
6 reviews

7. The Body - No One Deserves Happiness

The Body - No One Deserves Happiness
March 18, 2016
Critic Score
77
10 reviews

8. Deftones - Gore

Deftones - Gore
April 8, 2016
Critic Score
77
20 reviews

9. Big Business - Command Your Weather

Big Business - Command Your Weather
July 8, 2016
Critic Score
76
6 reviews

10. Every Time I Die - Low Teens

Every Time I Die - Low Teens
September 23, 2016
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

11. Animals As Leaders - The Madness of Many

Animals As Leaders - The Madness of Many
November 11, 2016
Critic Score
76
5 reviews

12. Sumac - What One Becomes

Sumac - What One Becomes
June 10, 2016
Critic Score
75
9 reviews

13. Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage

Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
October 28, 2016
Critic Score
75
7 reviews

14. Black Tusk - Pillars of Ash

Black Tusk - Pillars of Ash
January 29, 2016
Critic Score
74
7 reviews

15. Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence

Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence
September 2, 2016
Critic Score
74
6 reviews

16. Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder

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

17. Oozing Wound - Whatever Forever

Oozing Wound - Whatever Forever
October 14, 2016
Critic Score
73
7 reviews

18. Babymetal - Metal Resistance

Babymetal - Metal Resistance
April 1, 2016
Critic Score
72
6 reviews

19. Oathbreaker - Rheia

Oathbreaker - Rheia
September 30, 2016
Critic Score
72
6 reviews

20. Anthrax - For All Kings

Anthrax - For All Kings
February 26, 2016
Critic Score
70
6 reviews

21. Boris & Merzbow - Gensho

Boris & Merzbow - Gensho
March 18, 2016
Critic Score
68
5 reviews

22. Metallica - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct

Metallica - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
November 18, 2016
Critic Score
68
22 reviews

23. Melvins - Basses Loaded

Melvins - Basses Loaded
June 3, 2016
Critic Score
62
11 reviews

24. Megadeth - Dystopia

Megadeth - Dystopia
January 22, 2016
Critic Score
62
10 reviews

25. Korn - The Serenity of Suffering

Korn - The Serenity of Suffering
October 21, 2016
Critic Score
57
11 reviews
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