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Top 10 Metal Albums of 2016

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by no country for old wainds, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. no country for old wainds

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    - first place in your rankings gets 10 points, 2nd gets 9, etcetc, 10th gets 1.
    - feel free to post more than 10, but only the top 10 will get points.
    - feel free to post less than 10, the same scoring will apply.
    - feel free not to rank your picks, in which case all ten picks will get 5.5 points.
    - if you're so much of a dick that you have to post more than 10 unranked picks, i'll work out the mathS. basically there's no way you can sabotage this so fuck you!
    - these threads are always more interesting/useful if you give some kind of reason for/description of your choices, so feel free to do that also!

    i'll tally up the votes on... let's say new year's day, maybe a bit later if someone requests an extension. you can edit your lists up to that point.

    i may start doing these for past years too if people are interested, have a master-thread of GMD consensus yearly lists, a bit like the hall of fame.
     
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  2. Pitiless Wanderer

    Pitiless Wanderer Active Member

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    Wandering Wind
    Mare Cognitum
    Mithras
    Schammasch
    Astronoid
    Crystal Palace
    Ultar
    Chthe'ilist
    An Abstract Illusion
    Vex



    This was really hard...
     
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  3. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Commander of your mom

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    Could we extend this to like end of January? I bought 47 new releases and need time to absorb them all still
     
  4. Krow

    Krow Garbage Connoisseur

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    Will post a list later. One and two will be simple enough but after that not sure really.
     
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    Phylactery Active Member

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    I haven't even listened to 10 releases from this year so this thread will be useful for me.
     
  6. Elric of Melniboné

    Elric of Melniboné The White Wolf

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    I need to think about it, but I know my top two albums already.
     
  7. EspaDa

    EspaDa Neurotic King

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    Dont want to see any Hardwired here
     
  8. no country for old wainds

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    that would suit me royally tbh
     
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  9. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Commander of your mom

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    Thanks. I won't have all 47 thoroughly listened to obviously but it'll get me time to listen to 10-15 of them so I can GET a Top 10 formulated heh.

    There are 4-5 that will already be in my list, but I don't know about the others.
     
  10. Slayed Necros

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    I can only manage a top five at the moment. I need to spend more time with a bunch of other stuff. Doubt this will change, though.

    1. Panphage - Drengskapr
    2. Panphage / Þul - Ginnheilagr
    3. Mortem - Deinós Nekrómantis
    4. Blood Incantation - Starspawn
    5. Dead Congregation - Sombre Doom
     
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  11. EspaDa

    EspaDa Neurotic King

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    Love this one but it's even too short for an ep
     
  12. Baroque

    Baroque Active Member

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    I'd like to know which 47 you bought but you probably don't want to type all that out. Maybe a photo?
     
  13. no country for old wainds

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    btw i didn't cover this but yeah i don't mind if people wanna pick EPs or demos or splits or whatever.
     
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    Baroque Active Member

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    I'll copy and paste my list from the 2016 thread here then, I spent the better part of a day digging through my listening for the year to make it. It's in order too, Vektor being best:

    Vektor - Terminal Redux
    Exmortus - Ride Forth
    Counter-World Experience - Pulsar
    Paradox - Pangaea
    Warfect - Scavengers
    Droids Attack - Sci-Fi Or Die
    Watchtower - Concepts of Math
    Hemotoxin - Biological Enslavement
    Riftwalker - Green & Black
    Condition Critical - Extermination Plan
    Megadeth - Dystopia
    Veiled in Sorrow - s/t
    Artillery - Penalty by Perception
    Ripper - Experiment of Existence
    Allegaeon - Proponent for Sentience

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLX61tYO3oEFekzi6OUxbW1_6oBxEJn-z6
     
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  15. dwellerINTHEdark

    dwellerINTHEdark Curator of the mausoleum

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    I'm gonna immerse myself in albums from this year. Hope to have a list by the weekend
     
  16. Pitiless Wanderer

    Pitiless Wanderer Active Member

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    The Dead Congregation is great as usual but definitely not a top 5 of the year record. It's just an EP.
     
  17. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Commander of your mom

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    I made an Excel spreadsheet at work today. I'll post it tmw.

    2 were local releases, 1 was an EP, one a compilation and then a reissue so really 42 releases from well knowns.
     
  18. Systematic Riffage

    Systematic Riffage LZZY HALE'S #1 FAN

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    1. Brymir - Slayer of Gods (If anyone wants, check this album out. Finnish Melodic Death Metal with some Black Metal Influence mixed in, there are some killer riffs I must say. I had this shit on repeat pretty much ever since I heard the album in it's entirety.)
    2. Periphery - III: Select Difficulty
    3. Amon Amarth - Jomsviking
    4. Primal Fear - Rulebreaker
    5. Megadeth - Dystopia
    6. Rhapsody of Fire - Into the Legend
    7. Suidakra - Realms of Odoric
    8. Veiled in Sorrow - Veiled in Sorrow
    9. Whispered - Metsutan: Songs of the Void
    10. Whitechapel - Mark of the Blade
     
  19. The Ozzman

    The Ozzman Commander of your mom

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    Actually, if you go to my RYM you can search by year and figure it out that way if you don't want to wait
     
  20. LuminousAether

    LuminousAether My name is Distance

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    I just got a ton of albums from all the top lists different publications are listing so I need some time to digest them. So far, a tentative list would probably include Ihsahn, Bloodiest, Harakiri for the Sky, Thrawsunblat, Khemmis, Schammasch, Thranenkind, The Vision Bleak, Saor, and Alcest but that could entirely change.
     

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