2016 sucked, but its metal legacy lives on. It was a really good year for metalheads everywhere. No matter what sub-genre you like, there was something for you. I’ve compiled a list of my favorite releases last year by both established and rising bands.

My favorite 2016 releases of metal veterans:

  1. Norma Jean – Polar Similar
  2. Gojira – Magma
  3. Allegaeon – Proponent for Sentience
  4. Periphery – Periphery III: Select Difficulty
  5. Killswitch Engage – Incarnate
  6. Fallujah – Dreamless
  7. The Word Alive – Dark Matter

My favorite 2016 releases of new bands I discovered:

  1. After the Burial – Dig Deep
  2. It Lies Within – Paramount
  3. Humanity’s Last Breath – Detestor
  4. Missouri Quiet – Through the Millenniums
  5. Infant Annihilator – The Elysian Grandeval Galeriach
  6. The Zenith Passage – Solipsist
  7. Entheos – The Infinite Nothing

Start 2017 off right by getting caught up with some music you may or may not have listened to yet.

Remember to support your artists!