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 is associate editor of Hellbound.ca and co-host of weekly metal show Kill Eat Exploit the Weak on CFMU 93.3 FM. She loves doom, prog, cats and basketball, believes in equity and social justice and is not cool with any form of discrimination, marginalization, harassment or oppression.

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