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engleprunt's 2016 - Albums

Obligatory “2016 was trash FML!” shout-out. Whatever, get over it. 1-20 = Top 20 of the year in some sort of order. 21-46 = Other stuff I really liked this year. 47-89 = Other stuff I liked but wasn’t getting my wig blown back by. 90-100 = Disappointment City.
1Whores.
Gold


Mental Illness As Mating Ritual

Hands (and other appendages) down my favorite this year, solidified by their festival-stealing performance at Aftershock in October.
2Testament
Brotherhood of the Snake


The Pale King

Old faithful on point.
3Emma Ruth Rundle
Marked For Death


Protection

Love Marriages but found her solo material hit or miss until this album. Holy Hell Yes.
4Gojira
Magma


Silvera

Dug it more than Wild Child. Great singles and super heady/emotional stuff when you dive in deep…and I did. Best live show of the year too. Tam, ya missed out.
5Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas
Mariner


The Wreck Of S.S. Needle

I forgot how much I missed Made Out Of Babies. Never got into the Cult before now but this seems to be a good pairing.
6The Dillinger Escape Plan
Dissociation


Nothing To Forget

I won’t forget how much I will miss DEP. Glad I caught them live one last time this Fall.
7Devin Townsend Project
Transcendence


Stormbending

Felt like more of the same at first but this one really grew on me as its majesty revealed itself after repeated listens. I love you, Devin.
8Free Salamander Exhibit
Undestroyed


Time Master

Sleepytime Gorilla…Exhibit? Waited way too long for this. More soon, guys, please? Cool.
9Goes Cube
Shadows Swallowed The Flood


Anthologies

Keep getting better with each successive album but now they’re gone. Good one to go out on at least.
10Avernal
La Quimera de la Perfección


Habitante De Cadaveres

Argentinian death metal?! Duuuuuuuude…
11Rhin
Passenger


Drag My Feet
12Nothing
Tired of Tomorrow


Curse Of The Sun
13Revocation
Great Is Our Sin


Communion
14Cobalt
Slow Forever


Elephant Graveyard
15Vektor
Terminal Redux


Charging The Void
16Opeth
Sorceress


Chrysalis
17Oozing Wound
Whatever Forever


Diver
18Trap Them
Crown Feral


Hellionaires
19Gatecreeper
Sonoran Depravation


Patriarchal Grip
20Cables & Arms
Framing Defeat For The Critical Eye


Hang The Moon
21Meshuggah
The Violent Sleep of Reason


Born In Dissonance
22A Tribe Called Quest
We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service


We The People
23Orbs
Past Life Regression


Jaws On Repeat (Life On Hold)
24Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard
Y Proffwyd Dwyll


Y Proffwyd Dwyll
25LTNT
Rank


No Aquarius By Will
26Blood Incantation
Starspawn


Starspawn
27Abnormality
Mechanisms of Omniscience


Mechanisms of Omniscience
28Nails
You Will Never Be One of Us


You Will Never Be One of Us
29Death Angel
The Evil Divide


The Moth
30Weezer
The White Album


Thank God For Girls
31Iggy Pop
Post Pop Depression


Gardenia
32Ravencult
Force Of Profanation


Beneath The Relics Of Old
33Violent Soho
WACO


Blanket
34Hammers Of Misfortune
Dead Revolution


The Precipice (Waiting For The Crash)
35Chevelle
The North Corridor


Punchline
36The Black Queen
Fever Daydream


Ice To Never
37Eerie
Eerie


Yeti
38Khemmis
Hunted


Above The Water
39Destrage
A Means To No End


Don't Stare At The Edge
40Gozu
Revival


Lorenzo Llamas
41Moon Tooth
Chromaparagon


Igneous
42Superjoint
Caught Up in the Gears of Application


Ruin You
43Anagnorisis
Peripeteia


Disgust And Remorse (Part II)
44Numenorean
Home


Home
45Bolzer
Hero


Spiritual Athleticism
46Giraffe Tongue Orchestra
Broken Lines


Back To The Light
47Highly Suspect
The Boy Who Died Wolf


Serotonia
48Rikard Sjoblom
The Unbendable Sleep


Rhyme And Reason
49Red Fang
Only Ghosts


Flies
50Stiu Nu Stiu
Fake End


Aegna Saar
51Barishi
Blood from the Lion's Mouth


Master Crossroads, Baron Cemetery
52Cyborg Octopus
Learning To Breathe


Data_M1nefield
53Graham Patzner
Ballads


Wheel Of Fate
54SubRosa
For This We Fought the Battle of Ages


Troubled Cells
55Black Crown Initiate
Selves We Cannot Forgive


Belie The Machine
56Asphyx
Incoming Death


Forerunners Of The Apocalypse
57Aborted
Retrogore


Retrogore
58Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Getaway


Dark Necessities
59Anthrax
For All Kings


Monster At The End
60Navajo Witch
Ghost Sickness


Void
61Black Tusk
Pillars of Ash


Bleed On Your Knees
62Obscura
Akróasis


The Monist
63Dimitree
ID​/​EGO​/​SUPEREGO


Persistent Vegetative State
64Neurosis
Fires Within Fires


Fire Is The End Lesson
65Candiria
While They Were Sleeping


Mereya
66Mare Cognitum
Luminiferous Aether


Occulated Temporal Dimensions
67God Damn
Everything Ever


Oh No
68In Mourning
Afterglow


The Lighthouse Keeper
69Defiatory
Extinct


Dogs Of War
70Aeges
Weightless


Echoes
71Dunsmuir
Dunsmuir


Our Only Master
72Alcest
Kodama


Kodama
73Mustard Gas and Roses
Becoming


Let It Roll
74Knives Out!
Left In The Lurch


Gomorrah
75American Head Charge
Tango Umbrella


Perfectionist
76Serpentine Dominion
Serpentine Dominion


Sovereign Hate
77Sinsaenum
Echoes of the Tortured


Splendor And Agony
78Church of Misery
And Then There Were None


Make Them Die Slowly
79Oathbreaker
Rheia


Second Son Of R.
80Conan
Revengeance


Throne Of Fire
81SUMAC
What One Becomes


Blackout
82Murs and 9th Wonder
Brighter Daze


Otha Fish
83Crippled Black Phoenix
Bronze


No Fun
84Necrot
The Labyrinth


Cycle Of Pain
85Heiress
Made Wrong


Clearing
86Inter Arma
Paradise Gallows


Potomac
87Beastwars
The Death of All Things


Devils Of Last Night
88Megadeth
Dystopia


Fatal Illusion
89Metallica
Hardwired... to Self-Destruct


Spit Out The Bone
90Deftones
Gore


Gore

And now we’ve reached the stuff I was excited about or at least wanted to like more.
This was easily one of my most anticipated albums of the year so maybe that’s why it was ultimately disappointing. I think the issue is that I like at least a part of each song but most never gel into cohesiveness. Prayers/Triangles and the title track seem to get the closest but even the outro to the latter is drawn out to annoyingness. After two stellar releases before this, I was expecting better from one of my all-time favorites.
91Kvelertak
Nattesferd


Nattesferd

Again, another album I couldn’t wait for and maybe the inflated expectations doomed it for me. The production feels too lo-fi and I usually dig that sort of thing. It just doesn’t feel like it fits with their other material. I appreciate the experimentation with song structure but some of it blands out a sound that should be anything but.
92Anciients
Voice of the Void


Ibex Eye

Don’t get me wrong, this album is actually pretty dang good; It’s easily the best out of my list of disappointments. But it’s hard to judge it when compared to their debut which is FUC-KING DOPE. This one didn’t grab me nearly as hard as ‘Heart Of Oak’ unfortunately. Maybe it’s that the pander is strong here: take the easiest parts of Mastodon and combine with what we all wish Opeth still was. Whatever, I still love Opeth regardless.
93Russian Circles
Guidance


Mota

Every album they release has heaps of acclaim dumped all over it. I always at the very least enjoy each one but I don’t see much progression from album to album. Getting a little tiresome I guess. This one puts me to slzzzzzzzzz.
94Helms Alee
Stillicide


Galloping Mind Fuk

I really want to like this band more than I do. They have a unique sound and make interesting music but I found this album hard to get through. Despite featuring two (maybe even three?) vocalists, somehow the singing lacks variation.
95Take Over And Destroy
Take Over and Destroy


By Knife

Another band I want to like more. I really liked their EP from a few years back but full lengths have left me a bit cold. The horror aspect seems to be drenched in extra cheese this time around and other than the first track, I’m not finding much to hold on to.
96Bloodiest
Bloodiest


The Widow

I think I had this on in the background while I was at work the day it was released so I didn’t properly listen then. Somehow I decided to buy it and have put it on several times since and just cannot get all the way through. I think Bruce makes pretty interesting music normally, especially with Yakuza, but this is the ultra snore-bore.
97O'Brother
Endless Light


Deconstruct

Their previous two were pretty great so I had high hopes for this. It starts out strong and then after ‘Complicated End Times’ the band delves into a dragging, plodding, lumbering pace that they don’t recover from. I found their opening set for Dillinger to be laborious too. That’s actually a fairly apt adjective for the music on this album.
98Amon Amarth
Jomsviking


At Dawn's First Light

Vikings More of Vikings of the Vikings Vikings same Vikings. I don’t know what I expected.
99Nevermen
Nevermen


Hate On

A case in point for the old adage that most supergroups suck. Probably my least favorite album I heard this year. “Such a pity…”
100David Bowie
Blackstar


Lazarus

Like that transition?! I just quoted Davie Bowid from Labyrinth! Anyone who’s everyone creamed their jeans about this one even if they weren’t wearing any. And hey, fuck you, I love the man’s music just as much as the next bloke but this didn’t deserve the unwavering, universal, 5 star!, 5 star! praise it received. Y’all would have been, “yeah it’s good” had he not died. A lot of it IS good. Some of it annoying. Most of it just fine…like a 3 fine, not an “ohmygord 5!!!!” If anyone is actually paying attention to this list (probably not) then I assume I just lost all credibility by liking the new American Head Charge album more than this icon’s last one ever. “Who does this fucker think he is?!” David Browie, that’s who, ya dang turkey.
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