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)