PopMatters' Best Metal of 2016

PopMatters' Best Metal of 2016

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20. Voivod - Post Society

Voivod - Post Society
February 26, 2016
Critic Score
78
2 reviews

18. Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust

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

13. Anciients - Voice of the Void

Anciients - Voice of the Void
October 14, 2016
Critic Score
80
1 review

12. Aluk Todolo - Voix

Aluk Todolo - Voix
February 19, 2016
Critic Score
82
2 reviews

8. Cobalt - Slow Forever

Cobalt - Slow Forever
March 25, 2016
Critic Score
83
4 reviews

7. Khemmis - Hunted

Khemmis - Hunted
October 21, 2016
Critic Score
77
2 reviews

5. Gojira - Magma

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

Magma hardly represents the epitome of the avant-garde in today’s metal scene, but in offering a concise anthology of accessible, immediately engaging songs that nonetheless manage to redefine the edge of the commercial envelope, Gojira set the bar for what arena metal could be five years from now, ten years from now… whenever the more casual heavy metal demographic finally catches up.

4. Opeth - Sorceress

Opeth - Sorceress
September 30, 2016
Critic Score
77
7 reviews

Sorceress is another outstanding outing that further solidifies Opeth’s nearly unrivaled legacy.

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

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

Hardwired… to Self Destruct shows audiences a side of Metallica that’s been sorely missing for the last 29 years: fiery, focused, aggressive, disciplined.

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