METAL KAOZ Editors' Top10 Albums For 2016

METAL KAOZ Editors' Top10 Albums For 2016

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Metal Kaoz Top 10 Albums for 2016

Yup, I know... 2016 was a tough year, especially if you think that the New Year Heavy Metal celebrations will be shadowed by the loss of our (and everyone's) beloved Ian Fraser 'Lemmy' Kilmister. But sadly that wasn't all; many other musicians followed him to the stairway to Metal Heaven, leaving a huge gap and heavy shoes to be filled, that, between us, probably will never happen. On another and happier note, 2016 brought piles and piles and piles of digital promos (duh!), making the life of METAL KAOZ's crüe really difficult, since it's impossible to cover all these releases writing 3-4-paragraph presentations, and not just a 3-line note that's accompanied by a generous grade (as the majority of nowadays' music mags are used to deal with new music - but that is another story).

So, you guessed right; once again, it’s time to celebrate our beloved Heavy music, presenting the releases of 2016 that stayed the most time inside our CD players, on turntables or in iPods (feel free to choose your format of choice), by picking out the top Heavy Metal albums of the year. Yeah, once again, each editor picked his/her favorites for 2016, so now it’s time to share them with the rest of the world.

Without further ado, we present you METAL KAOZ's crüe's Top 10s for 2016. Drum roll, please!!


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Vangelis Kontogeorgakos:

01. GOJIRA - "Magma"
02. METALLICA - "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct"
03. SUICIDAL TENDENCIES - "World Gone Mad"
04. IHSAHN - "Arktis"
05. DARKTHRONE - "Arctic Thunder"
06. KAI HANSEN & FRIENDS - "XXX Three Decades In Metal"
07. OPETH - "Sorceress"
08. ROTTING CHRIST - "Rituals"
09. TESTAMENT - "Brotherhood Of The Snake"
10. MEGADETH - "Dystopia"


Dimitris Kontogeorgakos:

01. SUICIDAL TENDENCIES - "World Gone Mad"
02. ROTTING CHRIST - "Rituals"
03. EVERGREY - "The Storm Within"
04. METAL CHURCH - "XI"
05. KYPCK - "3epo"
06. METALLICA - "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct"
07. DARK TRANQUILLITY - "Atoma"
08. WRETCH - "Wretch"
09. ARCANA 13 - "Danza Macabra"
10. DARKEND - "The Canticle Of Shadows"


Maria Voutyriadou:

01. SYLVAINE - "Wistful"
02. ROTTING CHRIST - "Rituals"
03. WRETCH - "Wretch"
04. SUICIDAL TENDENCIES - "World Gone Mad"
05. THE WOUNDED KINGS - "Visions In Bones"
06. SPIRITUS MORTIS - "The Year Is One"
07. LORD VICAR - "Gates Of Flesh"
08. BEELZEFUZZ - "The Righteous Bloom"
09. TREES OF ETERNITY - "Hour Of The Nightingale"
10. WINTERFYLLETH - "The Dark Hereafter"


Erika Wallberg:

01. SALEM - "Dark Days"
02. VICIOUS RUMORS - "Concussion Protocol"
03. FATES WARNING - "Theories Of Flight"
04. GLENN HUGHES - "Resonate"
05. SARASIN - "Sarasin"
06. DIAMOND HEAD - "Diamond Head"
07. ANVIL - "Anvil Is Anvil"
08. MYRATH - "Legacy"
09. HELSTAR - "Vampiro"
10. DEATH ANGEL - "The Evil Divide"

1. Dying Fetus - Reign Supreme
2. Pig Destroyer - Book Burner
3. Sinister - The Carnage Ending
4. Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas
5. Cannibal Corpse - Torture
6. As I Lay Dying - Awakened
7. Dehumanized - Controlled Elite
8. Asphyx - Deathhammer
9. Unleashed - Odalheim
10. Gojira - L'Enfant Sauvage