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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. Draehl

    Draehl Lurker

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    Surprised to see EC win. It, like Vektor do a good job of pulling in fans from other sub-genres so I shouldn't be too surprised...

    I like the album, but it seems a bit frontloaded and definitely has some filler tracks.
     
  2. Pitiless Wanderer

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    Not remotely in the convo for the best of last year IMO, but in all honesty I only listened twice I think. I'll have to go back to it.
     
  3. CiG

    CiG So Long Suckers!

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  4. no country for old wainds

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    eternal champ i think
     
  5. paul545

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    My updated Top 10 2016:

    Obscura - Akroasis
    Megadeth - Dystopia
    Ripper - Experiment of Existence
    Vektor - Terminal Redux
    Chthe'ilist - Le Dernier Crépuscule
    Blood Incantation - Starspawn
    Witch Vomit - A Scream from the Tomb Below
    Eternal Champion - The Armor of Ire
    Sacramental Blood - Ternion Demonarchy
    Abnormality - Mechanisms of Omiscience


    Other good shit:

    Sol Sistere - Unfading Incorporeal Vacuum
    Wo Fat - Midnight Cometh
    Mare Cognitum - Luminiferous Aether
    Asphyx
    ...blah tired of typing
     
  6. EternalMetal

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    The Vektor album was good, but it is kind of overlong and had too much filler. Concept albums tend to end up like that, especially when they try to tell a story, and this was no exception. Albums like this tend to get shelved by me once I give it a couple listens and digest the concept.

    Im also surprised at the relative love that Dystopia is getting. I dont even think I got through the entire album in one sitting yet, very boring and run of the mill thrash with shitty modern production, too much chug, not enough riffs, and too much unnecessary soloing.

    The best thing ive heard from 2016 was probably Eternal Champion, but overall most of what I heard wasnt that impressive. Chthe'ilist deserves a mention though, even if it is slightly derivative at times.
     
  7. Warxull

    Warxull New Metal Member

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    My top 20 Metal cds of 2016:
    1. Ihsahn - Arktis. cd
    2. Avatar - Feathers & Flesh cd
    3. Otep - Generation Doom cd
    4. Theocracy - Ghost Ship cd...
    5. The Vision Bleak - The Unknown cd
    6. Darkend - The Canticle of Shadows cd
    7. Metallica - Hardwired... to Self-Destruct cd
    8. Van Canto - Voices of Fire cd
    9. Saor - Guardians cd
    10. Sig:Ar:Tyr - Northen cd
    11. Devildriver - Trust No One cd
    12. Vektor - Terminal Redux cd
    13. Pellek - A Marvelous Method of Reclusion cd
    14. Pain - Coming Home cd
    15. Sabaton - The Last Stand cd
    16. Volbeat - Seal the Deal & Let's Boogie cd
    17. Hellyeah - Unden!able cd
    18. Entombed A.D. - Dead Dawn cd
    19. King 810 - La Petite Mort Or A Conversation With God cd
    20. Funeris - Nocturnes for Grim Orchestra cd & Ghostly, Gloomy Notes cd
     
  8. Talking Backwards

    Talking Backwards Senior Citizen

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    This is the only metal album from 2016 that I wanted to listen to daily. Although it also arrived closer to the year's end too.

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  9. EspaDa

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    I remember @Baroque submitted this band to one of the mixtape games.
     
  10. Draehl

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    I gotta say of all things from last year Ihsahn and D666 have grown on me the most. I don't know if they would be in the top 10 but would be serious contenders for the 6-10 spots.
     
  11. Baroque

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    Yeah and earlier in this thread too. wasn't too crazy about the 2016 album but maybe I should give it another chance.
     
  12. CiG

    CiG So Long Suckers!

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    If I had heard much more at the time I did this list, it would've looked like this:

    1. Nekro Drunkz - Lavatory Carnage
    2. Wytch Hazel - Prelude
    3. Hammers of Misfortune - Dead Revolution
    4. Spiritus Mortis - The Year Is One
    5. Lord Vicar - Gates of Flesh
    6. Fates Warning - Theories of Flight
    7. Angel Sword - Rebels Beyond the Pale
    8. Demon Bitch - Hellfriends
    9. Barrow Wight - Kings in Sauron's Service
    10. Holyarrow - Oath of Allegiance

    Dark Forest - Beyond the Veil
    Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
    Eternal Champion - The Armor of Ire
    Ravensire - The Cycle Never Ends
    Blizaro - Cornucopia della Morte
    Infant Death - Violent Rites
    Gehennah - Too Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Die
    Moros Nyx - Revolution Street
    Reptilian - Perennial Void Traverse
    Legendry - Mists of Time
    Smut - Slop
    High Spirits - Motivator
    Witch Vomit - A Scream from the Tomb Below
    Ancient Empire - Other World
    Hellbringer - Awakened from the Abyss
    Savage Master - With Whips and Chains
    HammerFall - Built to Last
    Blood Incantation - Starspawn
    Quicksand Dream - Beheading Tyrants
    Embalmer - Emanations From the Crypt
    Whipstriker - Only Filth Will Prevail
    Church Of Disgust - Veneration of Filth
    Sumerlands - Sumerlands
    Blazon Stone - War of the Roses
    Running Wild - Rapid Foray
    Grand Magus - Sword Songs
    Attacker - Sins of the World
    Blaze Bayley - Infinite Entanglement
    Denouncement Pyre - Black Sun Unbound
    Profanatica - The Curling Flame of Blasphemy
    Rotör - Musta Käsi
    Nuke - Nuke
     
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  13. no country for old wainds

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    the one you quoted wasn't actually your finalised list iirc, it was this:
    1. Quicksand Dream - Beheading Tyrants
    2. Lord Vicar - Gates Of Flesh
    3. Demon Bitch - Hellfriends
    4. Infant Death - Violent Rites
    5. Spiritus Mortis - The Year Is One
    6. Angel Sword - Rebels Beyond The Pale
    7. Eternal Champion - The Armor Of Ire
    8. Blood Incantation - Starspawn
    9. Wytch Hazel - Prelude
    10. Darkthrone - Arctic Thunder
     
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  14. CiG

    CiG So Long Suckers!

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    This is a fun thread to read back through. Love this gem:
    > Korn-style band
    > if it was any good

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  15. HamburgerBoy

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    I like how you had no response to my argument a year ago but pretend that quoting a fragment of it today somehow proves you right.
     
  16. CiG

    CiG So Long Suckers!

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    Your argument that Korn is good because it had influence or impact on other bands? The problem here might be that you thought you had a better point than you actually did. Korn fucking suck.
     
  17. HamburgerBoy

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    No, the irony of a guy that likes the most retrospective and trite black/speed/alcoholic metal garbage and wants to make claims about what people would or wouldn't like if it was contemporary.
     
  18. CiG

    CiG So Long Suckers!

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    Every person I know who likes Korn personally prioritizes a connection the band has to their childhood and teenaged years, so it was based on that. By contrast, my taste for "black/speed/alcoholic metal garbage" isn't based on any kind of nostalgia because I didn't grow up listening to anything like that and didn't even get into metal music until I was 15/16.

    So... I mean, it's not exactly ironic even if you disagree with my conclusions about Korn.

    Also, Korn and nu-metal in general, like grunge, encapsulates a very specific time and this is magnified by the fact that there aren't exactly thousands of bands keeping those genres alive in modern times, so those bands really appeal to the human desire to feel homesick for a time (as opposed to a place).

    Why aren't there hordes of bands playing that music style and why does that clash with the fact that those bands are still incredibly popular?
     
  19. HamburgerBoy

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    That's cool, because I didn't first listen to a Korn album until I was already 21 and deep into 80s metal, but found certain aspects of them immediately compelling and interesting after putting away my preconceived biases against them. Maybe it's because you only ask people in a context where they are embarrassed to admit enjoying them. The point is that if no one likes Korn outside of nostalgia purposes, less than no one likes Goatbrew Alcosodomydozer no matter what NWN clique may feel otherwise.
     
  20. CiG

    CiG So Long Suckers!

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    Somehow I doubt anything you do can be generalized across any group of people, especially music-based.

    The point remains, if nostalgia doesn't play a huge part in why Korn is loved right now, why aren't there hordes of bands keeping the style alive. Seems to me, much like boy bands, lots of people like Korn but nobody wants to play music like Korn.
     

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