The Year In Review: 2016

Readers' Top Albums of 2016



1. Megadeth
Dystopia
  1. Metallica Hardwired ... To Self-Destruct
  2. Testament The Brotherhood Of The Snake
  3. Anthrax FOr All Kings
  4. Metal Church XI
  5. Death Angel The Evil Divide
  6. Amon Amarth Jomsviking
  7. Vektor Terminal Redux
  8. Flotsam & Jetsam Flotsam And Jetsam
  9. Gojira Magma
  1. Fates Warning Theories Of Flight
  2. Opeth Sorceress
  3. Abbath Abbath
  4. Dark Tranquillity Atoma
  5. Suicidal Tendencies The World Gone Mad
  6. Sodom Decision Day
  7. Watchtower Concepts Of Math: Book One
  8. Devin Townsend Project Transcendence
  9. Prong X - No Absolutes
  10. Voivod Post Society
  11. Meshuggah The Violent Sleep Of Reason
  12. Destruction Under Attack
  13. Neurosis Fires Within Fires
  14. Avantasia Ghostlights
  15. Katatonia The Fall Of Hearts
  1. Anvil Anvil Is Anvil
  2. Sabaton The Last Stand
  3. Allegaeon Proponent For Sentience
  4. Motorhead Clean Your Clock
  5. Charred Walls Of The Damned Creatures Watching Over The Dead
  6. Epica The Holographic Principle
  7. Judas Priest Battle Cry
  8. Volbeat Seal The Deal And Let's Boogie
  9. Insomnium Winter's Gate
  10. Darkthrone Arctic Thunder
  11. Dream Theater The Astonishing
  12. Denner/Shermann Masters Of Evil
  13. Helstar Vampiro
  14. Primal Fear Rulebreaker
  15. Destroyer 666 Wildfire
  16. Running Wild Rapid Foray
  17. Exumer The Raging Tides
  18. Vader The Empire
  19. Ghost Popestar
  20. Grand Magus Sword Songs
  21. Diamond Head Diamond Head
  22. Airbourne Breakin' Outta Hell
  23. Candlemass Death Thy Lover
  24. Yngwie Malmsteen World On Fire
  25. Blood Ceremony Lords Of Misrule

BNR Top Albums of 2016

1. New Keepers Of The Water Towers
Infernal Machine
  1. Abbath Abbath
  2. Oranssi Pazuzu Värähtelijä
  3. Virus Memento Collider
  4. Riti Occulti Tetragrammaton
  5. Darkher Realms
  6. Howls Of Ebb Cursus Impasse - The Pendlomic Vows
  7. Hail Spirit Noir Mayhem In Blue
  8. Haxxan Loch Ness Rising
  9. The Von Deer Skulls The Rest Is Silence

In Memoriam


Top Albums By Country

Country '16 % '15 % % Chg
Finland 2.0 8.0 -6.0
USA 34.0 38.0 -4.0
Norway 4.0 2.0 +2.0
Germany 12.0 8.0 +4.0
France 2.0 0.0 +2.0
Canada 8.0 2.0 +6.0
Australia 4.0 0.0 +4.0
Sweden 20.0 14.0 +6.0
England 6.0 24.0 -18.0
Denmark 4.0 0.0 +4.0
Netherlands 2.0 0.0 +2.0
Poland 2.0 0.0 +2.0

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