Top 10 Albums of 2016

that-djenty-fool-metallicaFeaturing The Devil Wears Prada, Despised Icon, Upon A Burning Body, Fallujah, Kvelertak, Aborted and Carnifex.

10. Upon A Burning Body “Straight from the Barrio”

On their fourth album the Texans have thrown a smorgasbord of influences into their potent blend of groovy deathcore.

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9. Fallujah “Dreamless”

One of the most exciting and unique technical death metal bands around maintain their excellent brand of brutality and ambience.

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8. Whitechapel “Mark of the Blade”

Deathcore’s big boys continue their maturation into the metal major leagues.

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Whitechapel- Mark Of The Blade

7. The Devil Wears Prada “Transit Blues”

By combining their earlier eccentricities, the strong hooks of Dead Throne, and the atmosphere of 8:18, The Devil Wears Prada have crafted their most convincing effort yet.

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6. Kvelertak “Nattesferd”

Opting to shake things up for their third release has seen the Norwegian metal mavericks create an excellent body of work that blends all their best bits into one awesome soundtrack.

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Kvelertak- Nattesferd

5. Touche Amore “Stage Four”

Achingly raw yet beautiful, Touche Amore’s post hardcore may not be audibly heavy but there is undeniably an emotional weight that’s both gripping and heartfelt.

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4. Aborted “Retrogore”

Everything you could ever want from a death metal album: grim, gruesome and delightfully crushing. Brilliant.

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Aborted Retrogore

3. Despised Icon “Beast”

A refreshingly sincere blend of death metal and hardcore that sees Despised Icon at the peak of their powers after their hiatus.

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2. Allegaeon “Proponent For Sentience”

Progressive. Melodic. Brutal. Technical. Catchy. Euphoric. What more could you want?

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1. Carnifex “Slow Death”

Following on from their career best of Die Without Hope, Carnifex further blurred the boundaries between deathcore and black metal to great effect. Slow Death is sickly sublime in its dark majesty and thunderous savagery.

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What do you think? Do you agree or disagree? What albums did I miss out on? What albums made your end of year lists? Feel free to leave a comment, like this blog post, like the Facebook page , follow the Pinterest page, and follow this blog for more content.

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