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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

7. Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason

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

8. The Body - No One Deserves Happiness

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

9. Deftones - Gore

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

10. Big Business - Command Your Weather

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

11. Every Time I Die - Low Teens

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

12. Animals As Leaders - The Madness of Many

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

13. Sumac - What One Becomes

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

14. Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage

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

15. Black Tusk - Pillars of Ash

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

16. Whitechapel - Mark of the Blade

Whitechapel - Mark of the Blade
June 24, 2016
Critic Score
74
5 reviews

17. Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence

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

18. Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder

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

19. Oozing Wound - Whatever Forever

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

20. BABYMETAL - Metal Resistance

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

21. Oathbreaker - Rheia

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

22. Anthrax - For All Kings

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

23. Metallica - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct

Metallica - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
November 18, 2016
Critic Score
69
23 reviews

24. Boris & Merzbow - Gensho

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

25. Megadeth - Dystopia

Megadeth - Dystopia
January 22, 2016
Critic Score
64
11 reviews
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