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The Best Metal Albums of 2016 by User Score

1. Vektor - Terminal Redux

Vektor - Terminal Redux
May 6th, 2016
USER SCORE
81
73 reviews

2. Alcest - Kodama

Alcest - Kodama
September 30th, 2016
USER SCORE
79
88 reviews

3. Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner

Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner
April 8th, 2016
USER SCORE
79
36 reviews

4. Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä

Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä
February 26th, 2016
USER SCORE
79
43 reviews

5. Cobalt - Slow Forever

Cobalt - Slow Forever
March 25th, 2016
USER SCORE
78
34 reviews

6. Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust

Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust
May 13th, 2016
USER SCORE
78
25 reviews

7. Zeal and Ardor - Devil Is Fine

Zeal and Ardor - Devil Is Fine
April 15th, 2016
USER SCORE
77
39 reviews

8. Gojira - Magma

Gojira - Magma
June 17th, 2016
USER SCORE
76
126 reviews

9. Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason

Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason
October 7th, 2016
USER SCORE
76
29 reviews

11. Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows

Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows
July 8th, 2016
USER SCORE
75
30 reviews

12. Astronoid - Air

Astronoid - Air
June 10th, 2016
USER SCORE
75
28 reviews

13. Sumac - What One Becomes

Sumac - What One Becomes
June 10th, 2016
USER SCORE
74
30 reviews

14. Oathbreaker - Rheia

Oathbreaker - Rheia
September 30th, 2016
USER SCORE
74
44 reviews

15. Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence

Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence
September 2nd, 2016
USER SCORE
73
26 reviews

16. The Body - No One Deserves Happiness

The Body - No One Deserves Happiness
March 18th, 2016
USER SCORE
72
60 reviews

17. Krallice - Hyperion

Krallice - Hyperion
January 1st, 2016
USER SCORE
71
30 reviews

18. Deftones - Gore

Deftones - Gore
April 8th, 2016
USER SCORE
71
171 reviews

19. Lycus - Chasms

Lycus - Chasms
January 15th, 2016
USER SCORE
70
30 reviews

20. Anthrax - For All Kings

Anthrax - For All Kings
February 26th, 2016
USER SCORE
68
27 reviews

21. Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage

Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
October 28th, 2016
USER SCORE
64
49 reviews

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

Metallica - Hardwired...To Self-Destruct
November 18th, 2016
USER SCORE
63
199 reviews

23. Korn - The Serenity of Suffering

Korn - The Serenity of Suffering
October 21st, 2016
USER SCORE
60
54 reviews

24. Megadeth - Dystopia

Megadeth - Dystopia
January 22nd, 2016
USER SCORE
59
70 reviews

25. Babymetal - Metal Resistance

Babymetal - Metal Resistance
April 1st, 2016
USER SCORE
58
44 reviews
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