2016 Anticipated Records


★★★★★ - Masterpiece!
★★★★½ - Excellent!
★★★★☆ - Great!
★★★½☆ - Very Good!
★★★☆☆ - Enjoyable!
★★½☆☆ - OK, Nothing Special...
★★☆☆☆ - Mediocre/Poor
★½☆☆☆ - Don't Touch
★☆☆☆☆ - I Want My Money Back

Created by: robpal | 03.08.2015



1. Cloudscape - Voice Of Reason
★★★☆☆ January 8 (Progressive)
2. Adam Wakeman & Damian Wilson - Weir Keeper's Tale
★★★½☆ January 8 (Acoustic)
3. Fifth To Infinity - Omnipotent Transdimensional Soulfire
January 11 (Progressive Black)
4. Dissona - Paleopneumatic
★★★★☆ January 15 (Progressive)
5. Bloodiest - Bloodiest
★★★★☆ January 15 (Sludge)
6. Ulver - ATGCLVLSSCAP
★★★½☆ January 22 (Avantgarde Electronic)
7. Abbath - Abbath
★★★½☆ January 22 (Black)
8. Steven Wilson -
January 22 (Progressive)
9. Borknagar - Winter Thrice
★★★☆☆ January 22 (Proggy Folk)
10. Nordjevel - Nordjevel
January 29 (Black)
11. Dream Theater - The Astonishing
★★★☆☆ January 29 (Progressive)
12. Avantasia - Ghostlights
★★★★☆ January 29 (Symphonic Power)
13. Obscura - Akróasis
★★★½☆ February 5 (Tech Death)
14. Striker - Stand In The Fire
February 5 (Speed)
15. Fleshgod Apocalypse - King
★★★★☆ February 5 (Symphonic Death)
16. Rikard Sjöblom - The Unbendable Sleep
February 10 (Progressive Rock)
17. Anneke Van Giersbergen - Verloren Verleden [Collaboration]
February 12 (Folk)
18. Rotting Christ - Rituals
February 12 (Blackish)
19. Myrath - Legacy
★★★★☆ February 12 (Progressive Power)
20. Southern Empire - Southern Empire
★★★★☆ February 18 (Progressive Rock)
21. Omnium Gatherum - Grey Heavens
★★★½☆ ebruary 19 (Melodic Death)
22. Hypno5e - Shores Of The Abstract Line
February 19 (Something Weird)
23. Heavenwood - The Tarot Of The Bohemians: Part 1
★★★½☆ February 22 (Gothic)
24. Votum - :KTONIK:
★★★½☆ February 26 (Progressive)
25. Sunburst - Fragments Of Creation
★★★★☆ February 26 (Progressive Power)
26. Headspace - All That You Fear Is Gone
★★★½☆ February 26 (Progressive)
27. Redemption - The Art Of Loss
★★★★☆ February 26 (Progressive)
28. Church Of Misery - And Then There Were None...
March 3 (Doom)
29. Oceans Of Slumber - Winter
★★★½☆ March 4 (Extreme Progressive)
30. Dyscordia - Words In Ruin
March 5 (Progressive)
31. Obsidian Kingdom - A Year With No Summer
★★★½☆ March 11 (Progressive Rock)
32. Skuggsjá - A Piece For Mind & Mirror
March 11 (Nordic Folk Whatever)
33. Oceans Of Time - Trust
★★★½☆ March 17 (Progressive Power)
34. Poem - Skein Syndrome
★★★½☆ March 18 (Progressive)
35. Paragon - Hell Beyond Hell
March 18 (Power)
36. Circus Maximus - Havoc
★★★½☆ March 18 (Progressive)
37. Innerwish - Innerwish
★★★½☆ Match 19 (Power)
38. Defecto - Excluded
March 18 (Progressive Power)
39. Spiritual Beggars - Sunrise To Sundown
★★★★☆ March 18 (Stoner)
40. Almanac - Tsar
★★½☆☆ March 18 (Power)
41. Eternity's End - The Fire Within
★★★☆☆ March 25 (Progressive Power)
42. Iamthemorning - Lighthouse
April 1 (Progressive Rock)
43. Novembre - URSA
★★★☆☆ April 1 (Death/Doom)
44. Zakk Wylde - Book Of Shadows II
(Rock)
45. Ihsahn - Arktis.
★★★★½ April 8 (Extreme Progressive)
46. Cult Of Luna - Mariner [Collaboration]
★★★★½ April 8 (Post)
47. Dynazty - Titanic Mass
★★★☆☆ April 15 (Power)
48. Long Distance Calling - Trips
★★★★☆ April 29 (Post Rock)
49. Fallujah - Dreamless
April 29 (Progressive/Tech Death)
50. Haken - Affinity
★★★★½ April 29 (Progressive)
51. The Morningside - Yellow
★★★½☆ May 2 (Doom/Prog)
52. Perturbator - The Uncanny Valley
May 6 (Synthwave)
53. Vektor - Terminal Redux
★★★½☆ May 6 (Progressive Thrash)
54. Grand Magus - Sword Songs
★★★☆☆ May 13 (Heavy/Doom)
55. Iron Savior - Titancraft
★★★☆☆ May 20 (Power)
56. Flotsam And Jetsam - Flotsam And Jetsam
May 20 (Thrash)
57. Katatonia - The Fall Of Hearts
★★★★☆ May 20 (Gothic Doom)
58. In Mourning - Afterglow
★★★★☆ May 20 (Progressive Death)
59. Death Angel - The Evil Divide
★★★★☆ May 27 (Thrash)
60. Yossi Sassi - Roots And Roads
May 25 (Folkish Rock)
61. Dark Funeral - Where Shadows Forever Reign
June 3 (Black)
62. Withem - The Unforgiving Road
★★★½☆ June 3 (Progressive)
63. Airbag - Disconnected
★★★★☆ June 10 (Progressive Rock)
64. Cosmograf - The Unreasonable Silence
June 13 (Progressive Rock)
65. Gojira - Magma
★★★½☆ June 17 (Progressive Death)
66. Be'lakor - Vessels
★★★★½ June 24 (Melodic Death)
67. Infinite Spectrum - Haunter Of The Dark
June 24 (Progressive)
68. Earthship - Hollowed
★★★½☆ June 24 (Sludge)
69. Kayo Dot - Plastic House On Base Of Sky
June 24 (Avantgarde/Progressive Rock)
70. Fates Warning - Theories Of Flight
★★★★★ July 1 (Progressive)
71. Wolverine - Machina Viva
★★★★☆ July 8 (Progressive)
72. Witherscape - The Northern Sanctuary
★★★★½ July 22 (Progressive Death)
73. Karmakanic - Dot
★★★½☆ July 22 (Progressive Rock)
74. Hammers Of Misfortune - Dead Revolution
July 22 (Progressive)
75. An Abstract Illusion - Illuminate The Path
July 27 (Ambient Death)
76. Thank You Scientist - Stranger Heads Prevail
July 29 (Progressive Rock)
77. Russian Circles - Guidance
August 5 (Post)
78. Attick Demons - Let's Raise Hell
★★★½☆ August 12 (Heavy)
79. Darkher - Realms
August 19 (Ambient)
80. Throes Of Dawn - Our Voices Shall Remain
August 20 (Progressive Gothic)
81. DGM - The Passage
★★★½☆ August 26 (Progressive)
82. Subrosa - For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages
★★★½☆ August 26 (Sludge)
83. Orphaned Land - Kna'an [Split]
August 26 (Proggy Folk)
84. Imminent Sonic Destruction - Triumphia
September 2 (Progressive)
85. Devin Townsend - Transcendence
★★★★½ September 9 (Progressive)
86. Damian Wilson - Built For Fighting
September 9 (solo project)
87. Oddland - Origin
September 9 (Progressive)
88. Evergrey - The Storm Within
★★★★☆ September 9 (Progressive Power)
89. Serious Black - Mirrorworld
★★★☆☆ September 9 (Power)
90. In The Woods... - Pure
September 16 (Doom/Progressive)
91. Narnia - Narnia
September 16 (Power)
92. Barishi - Blood From The Lion's Mouth
September 16 (Crazy Prog)
93. Asymmetry - Fragility
September 16 (Progressive)
94. Source (USA) - Return To Nothing
★★★½☆ September 23 (Progressive)
95. Insomnium - Winter's Gate
★★★★☆ September 23 (Melodic Death)
96. Kryptos - Burn Up The Night
September 23 (Heavy)
97. Charred Walls Of The Damned - Creatures Watching Over The Dead
★★★☆☆ September 23 (Power)
98. Neurosis - Fires Within Fires
★★★★☆ Septhember 23 (Post)
99. Marillion - F E A R (F*** Everyone And Run)
★★★★☆ September 23 (Progressive Rock)
100. Kansas - The Prelude Implicit
September 23 (Progressive Rock)
101. Seventh Wonder - Welcome To Atlanta Live 2014
September 23 (Progressive)
102. RavenEye - Nova
September 23 (Hard Rock/Metal)
103. Allegaeon - Proponent For Sentience
September 25 (Technical/Melodic Death)
104. Iron Mask - Diabolica
September 30 (Power)
105. Opeth - Sorceress
★★★★☆ September 30 (Progressive)
106. GosT - Non Paradisi
★★★½☆ September 30 (Synthwave)
107. Alcest - Kodama
★★★½☆ September 30 (Postish blackish gaizsh)
108. Kylver - The Island
October 6 (Post Rock)
109. Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason
October 7 (Math)
110. Norah Jones - Day Breaks
October 7 (Pop)
111. Mono - Requiem For Hell
★★★½☆ October 14 (Post)
112. Anciients - Voice Of The Void
★★★★☆ October 14 (Prog/Death)
113. Katie Melua - In Winter
October 14 (Pop)
114. 40 Watt Sun - Wider Than The Sky
October 14 (Doom)
115. Riverside - Eye Of The Soundscape
★★★½☆ October 21 (Progressive)
116. Blind Ego - Liquid
★★★½☆ October 21 (Progressive Rock)
117. Khemmis - Hunted
★★★★☆ October 21 (Doom/Stoner/Sludge)
118. Blindead - Ascension
October 21 (Post)
119. Black Yet Full Of Stars - Black Yet Full Of Stars
October 22 (Progressive)
120. Testament - Brotherhood Of The Snake
★★★★☆ October 28 (Thrash)
121. Theocracy - Ghost Ship
★★★½☆ October 28 (Progressive Power)
122. Noveria - Forsaken
October 28 (Progressive Power)
123. Vader - The Empire
November 4 (Death)
124. Dark Tranquillity - Atoma
★★★★☆ November 4 (Melodic Death)
125. Birds Of Tokyo - Brace
November 4 (Popish)
126. Glenn Hughes - Resonate
★★★½☆ November 4 (Hard Rock)
127. Starkill - Shadow Sleep
November 4 (Melodic Death)
128. Crippled Black Phoenix - Bronze
November 4 (Post/Prog Rock)
129. Neal Morse - The Similitude Of A Dream
★★★★☆ November 11 (Progressive Rock)
130. Enslaved - The Sleeping Gods - Thorn
November 11 (Progressive Black)
131. Hemina - Venus
November 11 (Progressive)
132. Trees Of Eternity - Hour Of The Nightingale
November 11 (Gothic/Doom)
133. Eternal Deformity - No Way Out
November 18 (Progressive/Doom)
134. Meller Gołyźniak Duda - Breaking Habits
November 18 (Rock)
135. Maschine - Naturalis
★★★½☆ November 18 (Progressive)
136. Herman Frank - The Devil Rides Out
Noveber 18 (Heavy)
137. Metallica - Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
★★★½☆ November 18 ("Thrash")
138. Enbound - The Blackened Heart
November 18 (Hard Rock/Melodic Metal)
139. Words Of Farewell - A Quiet World
November 18 (Melodic Death)
140. Nightmare - Dead Sun
★★★½☆ November 25 (Power)
141. Burning Point - The Blaze
November 25 (Power)
142. Aenaon - Hypnosophy
November 25 (Progressive Black)
143. Eternal Idol - The Unrevealed Secret
December 2 (Symphonic Power)
144. Crossbones - Rock The Cradle
★★★½☆ December 2 (Heavy)



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13.01.2016 - 04:38
MrEdu3
Great list.
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14.01.2016 - 18:30
Korah
The majority of these records will be on my list : http://www.metalstorm.net/users/list.php?list_id=4478 (please thumb up if you like)
2016 will be great for sure
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