The Year In Review: 1996

Readers' Top Albums of 1996

1. Sepultura
Roots
  1. Pantera The Great Southern Trendkill
  2. Moonspell Irreligious
  3. Amorphis Elegy
  4. Therion Theli
  5. Tool Aenima
  6. Cradle Of Filth Dusk ... And Her Embrace
  7. Iced Earth The Dark Saga
  8. Type O Negative October Rust
  9. Metallica Load
  1. Corrosion Of Conformity Wiseblood
  2. Nevermore The Politics Of Ecstasy
  3. In Flames The Jester Race
  4. Manowar Louder Than Hell
  5. Korn Life Is Peachy
  6. Angra Freedom Call
  7. Edge Of Sanity Crimson
  8. Anathema Eternity
  9. Carcass Swansong
  10. Theatre Of Tragedy Der Tanz Der Schatten
  11. Samael Passage
  12. Neurosis Through Silver In Blood
  13. King Diamond The Graveyard
  14. Helloween High Live
  15. Marilyn Manson Antichrist Superstar
  1. Overkill Fuck You And Then Some
  2. Sentenced Down
  3. Prong Rude Awakening
  4. My Dying Bride Like Gods Of The Sun
  5. Rage Against The Machine Evil Empire
  6. Skyclad Oui AvantGarde A Chance
  7. Katatonia Brave Murder Day
  8. Ministry Filth Pig
  9. Arcturus Aspera Hiems Symfonia
  10. Acid Bath Paegan Terrorism Tactics
  11. Blind Guardian The Forgotten Tales
  12. Motorhead Overnight Sensation
  13. Rage Lingua Mortis
  14. Floodgate Penalty
  15. Sacred Reich Heal
  16. Dissection Where Dead Angels Lie
  17. Mercyful Fate Into The Unknown
  18. Thought Industry Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away
  19. Bathory Blood On Ice
  20. Dimmu Borgir Devil's Path
  21. M.D.45 The Craving
  22. Stratovarius Episode
  23. Slayer Undisputed Attitude (covers)
  24. Hypocrisy Maximum Abduction
  25. Cemetary Sundown
  26. Dio Angry Machines
  27. Biohazard Mata Leao
  28. Leviathan Riddles, Questions, Poetry, & Outrage
  29. Sirrah Acme
  30. Satyricon Megiddo
  31. Rotting Christ Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers
  32. Cathedral Supernatural Birth Machine
  33. Pitchshifter Infotainment?
  34. Dark Tranquillity Enter Suicidal Angels
  35. King's X Ear Candy
  36. Fu Manchu In Search Of
  37. Virgin Steele The Marriage Of Heaven And Hell II
  38. The Blood Divine Awaken
  39. Gamma Ray Alive '95
  40. Napalm Death Diatribes
  41. Pist*On Number One
  42. Opeth Morningrise
  43. Lethal Poison Seed
  44. Godflesh Songs Of Love And Hate
  45. Symphony X The Divine Wings Of Tragedy
  46. Grave Digger Tunes Of War
  47. Soundgarden Down On The Upside
  48. Galactic Cowboys Feel The Rage
  49. The Nefilim Zoon
  50. The 3rd And The Mortal Painting On Glass
  51. Morbid Angel Entangled In Chaos
  52. Memory Garden Tides
  53. Voice Of Destruction Bloedrivier
  54. Stabbing Westward Wither, Blister, Burn And Peel
  55. Crawl Construct Destroy Rebuild
  56. Gorefest Soul Survivor
  57. Stuck Mojo Pigwalk
  58. Burzum Filosofem
  59. Memento Mori La Danse Macabre
  60. Orphanage By Time Alone
  61. Crisis Deathshead Extermination
  62. Psychotic Waltz Bleeding
  63. Surgeon Encyclopedia Of The Insane
  64. Gothic Knights Gothic Knights
  65. Nirvana From The Muddy Banks Of Wishkah
  66. Abigor Opus IV
  67. Waltari Yeah! Yeah! Die! Die!
  68. Summoning Dol Guldur
  69. Old Man's Child Born Of The Flickering
  70. Powers Court Powers Court
  71. Dearly Beheaded Temptation
  72. Danzig Danzig 5 - Blackacidevil
  73. Anvil Plugged In Permanent
  74. Decoryah Fall-Dark Waters
  75. Impaled Nazarene Motorpenis

BNR Top Albums of 1996

1. Thought Industry
Outer Space Is Just A Martini Away
  1. Neurosis Through Silver In Blood
  2. Grotus Mass
  3. Edge Of Sanity Crimson
  4. Crisis Deathshead Extermination
  5. Pan-Thy-Monium Khaoohs & Kon-Fus-Ion
  6. Ministry Filth Pig
  7. Therion Theli
  8. Lethargy It's Hard To Write With A Little Hand
  9. The 3rd And The Mortal Painting On Glass

In Memoriam


Top Albums By Country

Country '96 % '95 % % Chg
Brazil 2.0 0.0 +2.0
Austria 2.0 2.7 -0.7
USA 43.0 41.3 +1.7
Sweden 12.0 13.3 -1.3
Germany 5.0 12.0 -7.0
Poland 1.0 1.3 -0.3
Finland 6.0 2.7 +3.3
England 13.0 10.7 +2.3
Norway 7.0 4.0 +3.0
Canada 1.0 2.7 -1.7
Netherlands 2.0 4.0 -2.0
Switzerland 1.0 1.3 -0.3
Portugal 1.0 1.3 -0.3
Denmark 2.0 1.3 +0.7
Greece 1.0 0.0 +1.0
South Africa 1.0 0.0 +1.0

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