Hellbound Year End 2016: Collective Top 10

Hellbound’s End of Year Wrap Up: Part 10

Well, hell’s bells – 2016 was a hellride of a year, wasn’t it?! As the New Year comes creeping in with trepidation, the individual members of Team Hellbound take a look back at our favourites of the year, give our personal thoughts on the state of heavy metal in 2016, and take a look forward at what’s to come.

As always, we here at Hellbound thank you all for your continued readership, and we wish you a very headbanging Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Happy Holidays from Hellbound!

— Kyle Harcott

Best metal albums of 2016 – the collective ranking

 The lists are in.  The votes have been tallied. The math says these are the winners.

10. High Spirits – Motivator (High Roller)


9. Anciients – Voice of the Void (Season of Mist)


8. Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason (Nuclear Blast)


7. Cobalt – Slow Forever (Profound Lore)


6. Metallica – Hardwired… to Self Destruct (Blackened)





5. Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence (New Damage/InsideOut)


4. Cult Of Luna & Julie Christmas – Mariner (Indie Recordings)


3. Ihsahn – Arktis (Candlelight)


2. Superjoint – Caught Up in the Gears of Application (Housecore)


1. SubRosa – For This We Fought the Battle of Ages (Profound Lore)


Laura Wiebe

Laura is managing editor of Hellbound.ca and co-host of weekly metal show Kill Eat Exploit the Weak on CFMU 93.3 FM.

Kyle Harcott

Curmudgeonly freelance-hack shit-talker of all things metal | Drums for (theonetrue) DEVICE.