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Mathcore Index's Best of 2016
I hate ranking things I love (especially when it comes to music), and because this year was so exceptionally challenging, I decided to organize my lists based upon pure volume of listens. I also took the time to make a list for unsigned/underground acts, another for signed/major acts (bands that are well known within our scene), and finally 2 smaller lists for EPs and honorable mentions, respectively. Lastly, most of these bands appear on our compilations, so hopefully that doesn't come as a surprise. Allons-i.

Signed/major acts:
10) Every Time I Die - "Low Teens"

9) Nails - "You Will Never Be One of Us"
8) Plebeian Grandstand - "False Highs, True Lows"
7) Wormrot - "Voices"

6) Coma Cluster Void - "Mind Cemeteries"

One of the most underrated and interesting bands in modern death metal.

5) Vermin Womb - "Decline"

4) American Football - "American Football LP2"

3) Ion Dissonance - "To Cast the First Stone"

2) The Dillinger Escape Plan - "Dissociation"

1) Car Bomb - "Meta"



In no particular order...
Plebeian Grandstand - "False Highs, True Lows"

Coma Cluster Void - "Mind Cemeteries"

Deathspell Omega - "The Synarchy of Molten Bones"

Ulcerate - "Shrines of Paralysis"

Teramobil - "Magnitude of Thoughts"
Gendo Ikari - "Unit 1" (ep)

Meshuggah - "The Violent Sleep of Reason"
The Apex - "Underbelly" (ep)
Behold... the Arctopus - "Cognitive Emancipation"
Car Bomb - "Meta"