George’s Best of 2016!

Author – George

2016 Favorite or “Best” Albums

“List” season is definitely my favorite season when it comes to music because by looking at everyones lists it allows me to quickly pick up on any great albums that I may have missed throughout the year.  I always have good intentions of not letting that happen each January, but being a husband, dad, and a teacher at a year round school, it’s easy to miss new releases. There was a lot of great stuff this year and I probably listened to more “Metal” this year than any other genre, but a couple of non metal albums managed their way into my top 15.  There is also a sentimental pick at #15.  First though, some honorable mentions.  These are albums that were pushed off my list due to a flurry of new album listening in late November that included a couple mind blowing albums.

Honorable mention – Blood Ceremony – Lord of Misrule, Wo Fat – Midnight Cometh, Red Fang – Only Ghosts

15. Witchcraft- Nucleus

14. Russian Circles – Guidance

13. Cult of Luna/Julie Christmas – Mariner

12. Helms Alee – Stillicide

11. Iggy Pop – Post Pop Depression

10. Khemmis – Hunted

09. Death Angel – The Evil Divide

08. Truckfighters – V

07. Sumac – What One Becomes

06. Great Electric Quest – Chapter 1

05. Dinosaur Jr. – Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not

04. Inter Arma – Paradise Gallows

03. Sub Rosa – For This We Fought the Battle of Ages

02. Oranssi Pazuzu – värähtelijä

01. Neurosis – Fires Within Fires