Top Releases Of 2016, Now With Eggs Benedict!


Here are my favourite releases (8+ ratings) from 2016! This year, my preferences are ranked in order of how I'd rate them. I didn't manage to listen to an exceptional amount of new music this year, so please feel free to recommend and share some releases I may not have gotten to.

Impression about 2016: A terrible year for prog and alternative metal, if I had to be honest, mostly because my expectations were sky-high for releases from Headspace, Haken, Third Ion and Dissona. On the other hand, Vektor revitalized the stagnant genre of thrash with an incredible release. It was a decent year for post-metal or post-influenced things (Départe, Moanaa, Bossk, Blindead), but it was tough to top some of the gems from 2015 (mainly, Sunpocrisy's Eyegasm, Hallelujah! album). Finally, the combination of krautrock with metal in 2016 tantalized me frequently earlier in the year (exemplified by the music of ZÖN and Vaults of Zin).

Created by: Diverge | 27.12.2016



1. Départe - Failure, Subside
2016
2. 40 Watt Sun - Wider than the Sky
2016
3. Gorguts - Pleiades' Dust
2016
4. Aluk Todolo - Voix
2016
5. Vektor - Terminal Redux
2016
6. Church of Misery - And Then There Were None...
2016
7. Bossk - Audio Noir
2016
8. Subrosa - For This We Fought The Battle Of Ages
2016
9. Headspace - All That You Fear is Gone
2016
10. Kayo Dot - Plastic House On Base Of Sky
2016
11. O'Brother - Endless Light
2016
12. Moanaa - Passage
2016
13. Schammasch - Triangle
2016
14. ZÖN - Mount Gaash
2016
15. The Mercury Tree - Permutations
2016
16. Alcest - Kodama
2016
17. Slice The Cake - Odyssey To The West
2016
18. Terra Tenebrosa - The Reverses
2016
19. Vaults of Zin - Kadath
2016
20. Third Ion - Biolith
2016
21. Haken - Affinity
2016
22. Blindead - Ascension
2016
23. Dissona - Paleopneumatic
2016
24. Lake of Violet - The Startling Testimony of Plumb Lines
2016
25. Skáphe - Skáphe²
2016
26. Jason Richardson - I
2016



Disclaimer: All top lists are unofficial and do not represent the point of view of the MS Staff.
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14.01.2017 - 02:42
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Ah ha! So here it is. I will be checking this like a term paper...
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15.01.2017 - 00:00
Diverge
Written by tea[m]ster on 14.01.2017 at 02:42

Ah ha! So here it is. I will be checking this like a term paper...

Good! I'm still perusing your list a bit- I only listened to ~30 albums in 2016. I actually rather enjoyed Blindead's newest, even if I thought the vocals were noticeably worse.

This year, I plan on keeping a 2017 list and I'll finally publish a list of my favourite post-metal albums! Those albums wouldn't quite fit in with my alternative/avant-garde/prog list- Rosetta deserves better than being trapped in the middle of a behemoth list
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22.01.2017 - 05:23
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
I feel ashamed of myself. I had this record on my hard drive all year long, only gave it a casual spin. I have been revisiting it more and more and I must say, It may be a top 5 album in 2016. I know you will like it, you've probably even heard it, I posted it in the post/sludge thread a while ago:

http://ifthesetreescouldtalk.bandcamp.com/album/the-bones-of-a-dying-world
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28.01.2017 - 23:18
Diverge
Written by tea[m]ster on 22.01.2017 at 05:23

I feel ashamed of myself. I had this record on my hard drive all year long, only gave it a casual spin. I have been revisiting it more and more and I must say, It may be a top 5 album in 2016. I know you will like it, you've probably even heard it, I posted it in the post/sludge thread a while ago:

http://ifthesetreescouldtalk.bandcamp.com/album/the-bones-of-a-dying-world


Okay, I'm gonna check it out now!
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30.01.2017 - 20:06
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Eggs are among the best food ever. You just can't make them taste bad no matter what you do with it!
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11.02.2017 - 03:13
BitterCOld
Gringo
I was promised Eggs Benedict.

/taps foot
/taps foot
/taps foot

as for the list, we have a few similarities, should i pound mine out.
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20.02.2017 - 07:42
Chobo_jokeR
The eggs benedict in your picture looks far more appetizing than the chipotle chicken benedict I had the other day...but that's beside the point.

40 Watt Sun's album has been a staple in my rotation, especially at work these last few weeks. I need to show that Departe album some more love, but it is definitely a good one. Also really enjoy the new Schammasch...well...2/3 of it. The last third is decent, but not always in the mood for it.
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29.09.2017 - 02:56
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Oh for the love...did you miss out on the best post rock album from 2016? I am so close to "10ing" it...
pg.lost - Versus
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