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Top 10 (a bit more than) first half of 2016

Finally found the gems I was looking for. Didn't have enough to make a solid enough list until now.
10Periphery
Periphery III: Select Difficulty


I've always shamelessly said that Periphery was one of my favorite bands since they released PI. To me this is their worst album yet (not counting Clear). I still like quite a bit of stuff on this but it mostly feels so by the numbers and safe.
9Textures
Phenotype


Some long stretches of boredom and lackluster vocals hinder an album filled with potential. Shaping A Single Grain of Sand is such a jam though.
8Silent Planet
Everything Was Sound


Silent Planet finding their identity by really exploring their Ambient side. It feels a bit samey sometimes but it's really well executed overall.
7Fates Warning
Theories of Flight


Nothing extraordinary but as far as typical prog metal this couldn't be much better.
6Haken
Affinity


A more consistent album than The Mountain but doesn't quite reach the same highs. I especially like how varied the album but everything thing still works with the concept.
5Myrath
Legacy


So many highlights on this album. Just a perfectly solid Myrath album, which is better than most things.
4Dream Theater
The Astonishing


Started extremely disappointed but after listening to it from start to finish with the lyrics in hand, something clicked. This isn't perfect, but it's almost why I like it so much. There is something honest about it, and the fact that a 2 hour Dream Theater album is almost devoid of needless shredding sections is quite refreshing. I love it, sue me.
3Sithu Aye
Set Course For Andromeda


A progressive instrumental album not based on musicianship but on songwriting and melody? Sign me up anytime.
2Katatonia
The Fall of Hearts


Probably their most varied album and feels inspired all the way through.
1Thank You Scientist
Stranger Heads Prevail


Too soon? I don't know. But after multiple listens it's still growing on me. So creative yet focused just enough. Mr. Invisible is my favorite song of the year by a pretty clear margin.
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