My 2016 Listening List


My favorite to least favorite from 2016. I will be adding and moving albums as the year goes on.

Created by: TheJahrhead | 05.03.2016



1. Epica - The Holographic Principle
Symphonic Metal [Netherlands]
2. Testament - Brotherhood Of The Snake
Thrash Metal [United States]
3. Avantasia - Ghostlights
Symphonic Power Metal [Germany]
4. Allegaeon - Proponent For Sentience
Technical/Melodic Death Metal [United States]
5. Brymir - Slayer Of Gods
Extreme Folk Metal [Finland]
6. Myrath - Legacy
Progressive/Oriental Folk Metal [France/Tunisia]
7. Primal Fear - Rulebreaker
Power Metal [Germany]
8. Megadeth - Dystopia
Thrash Metal [United States]
9. An Abstract Illusion - Illuminate The Path
Melodic/Progressive Death Metal [Sweden]
10. Dyscordia - Words In Ruin
Progressive Metal [Belgium]
11. Equilibrium - Armageddon
Viking Folk Metal [Germany]
12. Serenity - Codex Atlanticus
Symphonic Power Metal [Austria]
13. Mob Rules - Tales From Beyond
Power Metal [Germany]
14. Metallica - Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
Thrash Metal [United States]
15. Trees Of Eternity - Hour Of The Nightingale
Gothic Doom Metal [Finland]
16. Sunburst - Fragments Of Creation
Power/Progressive Metal [Greece]
17. Katatonia - The Fall Of Hearts
Alternative Rock/Gothic Doom Metal [Sweden]
18. Fates Warning - Theories Of Flight
Progressive Metal [United States]
19. Defecto - Excluded
Progressive Metal [Denmark]
20. Helion Prime - Helion Prime
Power Metal [United States]
21. Beyond The Black - Lost In Forever
Symphonic Metal [Germany]
22. Witherscape - The Northern Sanctuary
Atmospheric Death/Extreme Progressive Metal [Sweden]
23. Twilight Force - Heroes Of Mighty Magic
Symphonic/Power Metal [Sweden]
24. DGM - The Passage
Progressive Metal [Italy]
25. Insomnium - Winter's Gate
Melodic Death Metal [Finland]
26. Death Angel - The Evil Divide
Thrash Metal [United States]
27. Gojira - Magma
Progressive Death Metal [France]
28. Harakiri For The Sky - III: Trauma
Black/Post Metal [Austria]
29. Thank You Scientist - Stranger Heads Prevail
Progressive Rock [United States]
30. Anciients - Voice Of The Void
Progressive Metal [Canada]
31. Devin Townsend - Transcendence
Progressive Metal [Canada]
32. Winterhymn - Blood & Shadow
Folk Metal [United States]
33. Suidakra - Realms Of Odoric
Melodic Death/Folk Metal [Germany]
34. Mistur - In Memoriam
Black/Viking Folk Metal [Norway]
35. Acyl - Aftermath
Progressive/Oriental Folk Metal [France]
36. Be'lakor - Vessels
Melodic Death Metal [Australia]
37. Noveria - Forsaken
Power Metal [Italy]
38. The Unguided - Lust And Loathing
Melodic Death Metal [Sweden]
39. Vinterblot - Realms Of The Untold
Melodic Death Metal [Italy]
40. Haken - Affinity
Progressive Metal [United Kingdom]
41. Vektor - Terminal Redux
Technical/Progressive Thrash Metal [United States]
42. Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
Viking Folk Metal [Finland]
43. Anthrax - For All Kings
Thrash Metal [United States]
44. Artillery - Penalty By Perception
Thrash Metal [Denmark]
45. Amaranthe - Maximalism
Power/Industrial Metal [Sweden]
46. Dream Theater - The Astonishing
Progressive Metal [United States]
47. Visionatica - Force Of Luna
Symphonic Power Metal [Germany]
48. Sirenia - Dim Days Of Dolor
Symphonic Gothic Metal [Norway]
49. Theocracy - Ghost Ship
Progressive Power Metal [United States]
50. Sonata Arctica - The Ninth Hour
Power Metal [Finland]
51. Dynazty - Titanic Mass
Heavy/Melodic Power Metal [Sweden]
52. Killswitch Engage - Incarnate
Melodic Metalcore [United States]
53. Fleshgod Apocalypse - King
Symphonic Death Metal [Italy]
54. Hypno5e - Shores Of The Abstract Line
Experimental Progressive/Math Metal [France]
55. Whispered - Metsutan - Songs Of The Void
Extreme Power Metal [Finland]
56. Sabaton - The Last Stand
Power Metal [Sweden]
57. Hail Spirit Noir - Mayhem In Blue
Psychedelic/Blackened Progressive Metal [Greece]
58. Sound Storm - Vertigo
Symphonic Power Metal [Italy]
59. Delain - Moonbathers
Symphonic Metal [Netherlands]
60. Stormtide - Wrath Of An Empire
Extreme Folk Metal [Australia]
61. Evergrey - The Storm Within
Progressive/Power Metal [Sweden]
62. Grand Magus - Sword Songs
Heavy/Doom Metal [Sweden]
63. Destruction - Under Attack
Thrash Metal [Germany]
64. Rhapsody Of Fire - Into The Legend
Symphonic Power Metal [Italy]
65. Iron Mask - Diabolica
Power Metal [Belgium]
66. Amon Amarth - Jomsviking
Melodic Death Metal [Sweden]
67. Dark Tranquillity - Atoma
Melodic Death Metal [Sweden]
68. Mystic Prophecy - War Brigade
Power Metal [Germany]
69. Far Beyond - A Frozen Flame Of Ice
Melodic Black/Power Metal [Germany]
70. Black Crown Initiate - Selves We Cannot Forgive
Progressive Death Metal [United States]
71. Wayfarer - Old Souls
Atmospheric Black Metal [United States]
72. Oracles - Miserycorde
Symphonic/Melodic Death Metal [Belgium]
73. Flotsam And Jetsam - Flotsam And Jetsam
Thrash Metal [United States]
74. FEJD - Trolldom
Folk Metal [Sweden]
75. Derdian - Revolution Era
Symphonic Power Metal [Italy]
76. Omnium Gatherum - Grey Heavens
Melodic Death Metal [Finland]
77. Asenblut - Berserker
Pagan Black Metal [Germany]
78. Southern Empire - Southern Empire
Progressive Rock [Australia]
79. Blood Red Throne - Union Of Flesh And Machine
Death Metal [Norway]
80. Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason
Technical Thrash/Math/Progressive Metal [Sweden]
81. Cobalt - Slow Forever
Black Metal [United States]
82. Crematory - Monument
Gothic Metal [Germany]
83. Aenaon - Hypnosophy
Progressive Black Metal [Greece]
84. Wisdom - Rise Of The Wise
Power Metal [Hungary]
85. Darkend - The Canticle Of Shadows
Symphonic Black Metal [Italy]
86. 40 Watt Sun - Wider Than The Sky
Doom Metal [United Kingdom]
87. Entombed A.D. - Dead Dawn
Death Metal [Sweden]
88. In Mourning - Afterglow
Progressive/Melodic Death Metal [Sweden]
89. Rotting Christ - Rituals
Black Metal [Greece]
90. Subliminal Fear - Escape From Leviathan
Melodic Death Metal [Italy]
91. Sodom - Decision Day
Thrash Metal [Germany]
92. Freedom Call - Master Of Light
Power Metal [Germany]
93. Borknagar - Winter Thrice
Melodic/Progressive Black Metal [Norway]
94. Korn - The Serenity Of Suffering
Nu/Alternative Metal [United States]
95. Mechina - Progenitor
Industrial Death Metal [United States]
96. Serpentine Dominion - Serpentine Dominion
Death Metal [United States]
97. Khonsu - The Xun Protectorate
Black/Industrial/Progressive Metal [Norway]
98. Civil War - The Last Full Measure
Heavy/Power Metal [Sweden]
99. Vredehammer - Violator
Blackened Death Metal [Norway]
100. Anaal Nathrakh - The Whole Of The Law
Grindcore/Black Metal [United Kingdom]
101. Fallujah - Dreamless
Progressive Death Metal [United States]
102. Oceans Of Slumber - Winter
Extreme Progressive Metal [United States]
103. Votum - :Ktonik:
Progressive Metal [Poland]
104. Rage - The Devil Strikes Again
Heavy Metal [Germany]
105. Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
Heavy/Alternative Metal [United States]
106. Pain - Coming Home
Gothic Industrial Metal [Sweden]
107. A Sense Of Gravity - Atrament
Progressive Math Metal [United States]
108. Vale Of Pnath - II
Technical Death Metal [United States]
109. Eternal Idol - The Unrevealed Secret
Power/Symphonic/Progressive Metal [Italy]
110. Diabulus In Musica - Dirge For The Archons
Symphonic Metal [Spain]
111. Hannes Grossmann - The Crypts Of Sleep
Progressive/Technical Death Metal [Germany]
112. Starkill - Shadow Sleep
Melodic Death Metal [United States]
113. HammerFall - Built To Last
Power Metal [Sweden]
114. Circle Of Dust - Machines Of Our Disgrace
Industrial Metal [United States]
115. Wolverine - Machina Viva
Progressive Metal [Sweden]
116. Skálmöld - Vögguvísur Yggdrasils
Viking Folk Metal [Iceland]
117. Solution .45 - Nightmares In The Waking State - Part II
Melodic Death Metal [Sweden]
118. Vader - The Empire
Death Metal [Poland]
119. Dark Suns - Everchild
Progressive Rock [Germany]
120. Abbath - Abbath
Black Metal [Norway]
121. Grimner - Frost Mot Eld
Folk Metal [Sweden]
122. Blaze Bayley - Infinite Entanglement
Heavy Metal [United Kingdom]
123. The Vision Bleak - The Unknown
Gothic Metal [Germany]
124. Last In Line - Heavy Crown
Hard Rock [United States]
125. The Algorithm - Brute Force
Electronic/Djent [France]
126. Trick Or Treat - Rabbits' Hill Pt. 2
Power Metal [Italy]
127. Wardruna - Runaljod - Ragnarok
Ambient Neofolk [Norway]
128. Animals As Leaders - The Madness Of Many
Instrumental/Djent/Progressive Metal [United States]
129. The Wolves Of Avalon - Across Corpses Grey
Pagan Black/Celtic Folk Metal [United Kingdom]
130. Mirrormaze - Break The Horizon
Progressive Metal [Italy]
131. Metal Church - XI
Thrash Metal [United States]
132. Winterstorm - Cube Of Infinity
Power/Folk Metal [Germany]
133. The Cult - Hidden City
Hard Rock [United Kingdom]
134. Iron Savior - Titancraft
Power Metal [Germany]
135. Volbeat - Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie
Hard Rock/Heavy Metal [Denmark]
136. Schwarzer Engel - Imperium II - Titania
Gothic Doom Metal [Germany]
137. Inactive Messiah - Dark Masterpiece
Melodic Death Metal [Greece]
138. Circus Maximus - Havoc
Progressive Metal [Norway]
139. Hammers Of Misfortune - Dead Revolution
Progressive Metal [United States]
140. Surturs Lohe - Seelenheim
Pagan Black/Folk Metal [Germany]
141. Ihsahn - Arktis.
Extreme Progressive/Avantgarde Metal [Norway]
142. Forevermore - Integral
Progressive Metalcore [United States]
143. Attick Demons - Let's Raise Hell
Heavy Metal [Portugal]
144. SIG:AR:TYR - Northen
Blackened Folk Metal [Canada]
145. Lacrimas Profundere - Hope Is Here
Gothic Metal [Germany]
146. Sunrise - Absolute Clarity
Power Metal [Ukraine]
147. Almanac - Tsar
Symphonic Power Metal [Germany]
148. Suicidal Angels - Division Of Blood
Thrash Metal [Greece]
149. Sinbreed - Master Creator
Power Metal [Germany]
150. Opeth - Sorceress
Progressive Rock [Sweden]
151. Sithu Aye - Set Course For Andromeda
Instrumental/Progressive Metal [United Kingdom]
152. Twelve Foot Ninja - Outlier
Djent/Fusion Progressive Metal [Australia]
153. Throes Of Dawn - Our Voices Shall Remain
Extreme Symphonic/Gothic Metal [Finland]
154. Machinae Supremacy - Into The Night World
Power Metal [Sweden]
155. Dark Forest (UK) - Beyond The Veil
Heavy/Power Metal [United Kingdom]
156. Running Wild - Rapid Foray
Heavy Metal [Germany]
157. Devilment - II: The Mephisto Waltzes
Gothic/Symphonic Metal [United Kingdom]
158. Iamthemorning - Lighthouse
Progressive Rock/Acoustic [Russia]
159. Jorn - Heavy Rock Radio
Heavy Metal [Norway]
160. Vicious Rumors - Concussion Protocol
Power Metal [United States]
161. Zakk Wylde - Book Of Shadows II
Blues Rock [United States]
162. ADX - Non Serviam
Speed Metal [France]
163. Steve Grimmett's Grim Reaper - Walking In The Shadows
Heavy Metal [United Kingdom]
164. Thunderstone - Apocalypse Again
Power/Heavy Metal [Finland]
165. Lacuna Coil - Delirium
Alternative Metal [Italy]
166. We Are The Catalyst - Elevation
Alternative Metal [Sweden]
167. Skuggsjá - A Piece For Mind & Mirror
Pagan Folk Metal [Sweden]
168. InnerWish - InnerWish
Power Metal [Greece]
169. Revocation - Great Is Our Sin
Thrash/Technical Death Metal [United States]
170. Desaster - The Oath Of An Iron Ritual
Blackened Thrash Metal [Germany]
171. Varg - Das Ende Aller Lügen
Melodic Black/Pagan Folk Metal [Germany]
172. Redemption - The Art Of Loss
Progressive Metal [United States]
173. Striker - Stand In The Fire
Thrash/Speed Metal [Canada]
174. Charred Walls Of The Damned - Creatures Watching Over The Dead
Power/Thrash Metal [United States]
175. Tarja - The Shadow Self
Symphonic Metal [Finland]
176. Exumer - The Raging Tides
Thrash Metal [Germany]
177. Sumerlands - Sumerlands
Heavy/Power Metal [United States]
178. Axel Rudi Pell - Game Of Sins
Heavy/Power Metal [Germany]
179. Diamond Head - Diamond Head
Heavy Metal [United Kingdom]
180. Burning Point - The Blaze
Melodic Power Metal [Finland]
181. Tygers Of Pan Tang - Tygers Of Pan Tang [2016]
Heavy Metal [United Kingdom]
182. Lordi - Monstereophonic (Theaterror Vs. Demonarchy)
Hard Rock/Glam Metal [Finland]
183. Serious Black - Mirrorworld
Power Metal [Germany]
184. First Fragment - Dasein
Technical Death Metal [Canada]
185. Prong - X - No Absolutes
Industrial Metal [United States]
186. Lita Ford - Time Capsule
Hard Rock [United States]
187. Human Fortress - Thieves Of The Night
Power Metal [Germany]
188. Ulcerate - Shrines Of Paralysis
Technical Death Metal [New Zealand]
189. Cirrha Niva - Out Of The Freakshow
Progressive/Gothic Metal [Netherlands]
190. Paradox - Pangea
Thrash Metal [Germany]
191. Lost Society - Braindead
Thrash Metal [Finland]
192. Ravenia - Beyond The Walls Of Death
Symphonic Metal [Finland]
193. Axevyper - Into The Serpent's Den
Heavy Metal [Italy]
194. Holy Grail - Times Of Pride And Peril
Power Metal [United States]
195. Nails - You Will Never Be One Of Us
Grindcore/Hardcore/Punk [United States]
196. Deadlock - Hybris
Alternative/Melodic Metalcore [Germany]
197. Scorpion Child - Acid Roulette
Hard Rock [United States]
198. Kypck - 3epo
Doom Metal [Finland]
199. Mortillery - Shapeshifter
Thrash Metal [Canada]
200. Yngwie Malmsteen - World On Fire
Neoclassical Power Metal [Sweden]
201. Fear Of Domination - Atlas
Melodic Death/Industrial Metal [Finland]
202. Rob Zombie - The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser
Alternative/Industrial Metal [United States]
203. Pokolgép - Metalbomb
Heavy Metal [Hungary]
204. Exmortus - Ride Forth
Melodic Thrash Metal [United States]
205. Cloudscape - Voice Of Reason
Progressive Metal [Sweden]
206. Crystal Ball - Déjà-Voodoo
Power Metal [Switzerland]
207. Dee Snider - We Are The Ones
Heavy Metal [United States]
208. A Dream Of Poe - A Waltz For Apophenia
Doom/Gothic Metal [United Kingdom/Portugal]
209. Ancient - Back To The Land Of The Dead
Melodic Black Metal [Norway]
210. The SLoT - Septima
Nu/Alternative Metal [Russia]
211. Anvil - Anvil Is Anvil
Heavy Metal [Canada]
212. Resurrection Kings - Resurrection Kings
Hard Rock [United States]
213. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation
Metalcore/Math Metal [United States]
214. Operation: Mindcrime - Resurrection
Progressive Metal [United States]
215. Brain Drill - Boundless Obscenity
Grindcore/Technical Death Metal [United States]
216. Brainstorm - Scary Creatures
Power Metal [Germany]
217. In Flames - Battles
Alternative Metal [Sweden]
218. Elvaron - Ghost Of A Blood Tie
Progressive Metal [France]
219. Tarja - The Brightest Void
Symphonic Metal [Finland]
220. Deftones - Gore
Alternative Metal [United States]



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