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Source: http://agoraphobicnews.com/top_25_albums_of_2016.php

Top 25 metal albums of 2016

I guess everybody agrees on the point that 1986 was crucial year for the developement of metal music, especially when thrash and death metal are in question. And here we are, 30 years later... Chernobyl is still radioactive and metal is alive and well! Since there are so many great albums that were released this year, it was a tough task to list the 20 best releases. According to the Chinese calendar, 2016 is the year of the Monkey, but I’ll definitely call it The year of Dissonance, and there’s plenty of reasons for that. I mean, even Korn is back to their noisy roots. So check out our list of haiku reviews down below!

25) Venomous Concept Kick Me Silly – VC III
24) Anal Trump – Make America say Merry Christmas Again
23) Vektor – Terminal Redux
22) Anal Trump – That makes me smart!
21) Bolzer – Hero Finally
20) Tumbleweed Dealer – TD III – Tokes, Hatred and Caffeine  
19) D.R.I. But wait...there’s more!
18) Sacramental Blood Ternion Demonarchy
17) Sodom – Decision Day
16) Pyrrhon – Running out of Skin
15) Brujeria – Potcho Aztlan
14) Suicidal Tendencies – World Gone Mad 
13) Meshuggah  – Violent Sleep of Reason 
12) Death Angel – The Evil Divide
11) Megadeth – Dystopia
10) Watchtower Concepts of Math – Book One  
9) Thoren – Brennenburg   

8) Coma Cluster Void – Mind Cemeteries  

Com Cluster Void is an international death metal/noise/math band. The intensity of their music is unmatched!  Mind Cemeteries is an excellent debut album, which would be likable to those who worship chaotic and dissonant bands such as Meshuggah, Gorguts, Thoren (haha) and others. In their own words, these guys' music can be described as anti-groove. Gotta love that term! Give this album a chance, ‘cause you surely won’t be disappointed!

7) Teramobil – Magnitude of Thoughts
6) Voivod – Post Society  
5) Ulcerate – Shrine of Paralysis 
4) Dysrhythmia  – The Veil of Control
3) Deathspell Omega  – The Synarchy of Molten Bones
2) The Claypool Lenon Delirium – The Monolith of Phobos
1) Gorguts – Pleiades’ Dust