AOTY 2016

I feel like 2016 has been a pretty rough year for album releases – I only really got deep into a couple of records. But that doesn’t mean it’s all bad, I was just spending most of my time listening to albums from 2015. Namely: Intronaut - The Direction of Last Things, which I ranked 7th last year, has easily moved up to the number 2-3 spot.

  1. Katatonia - The Fall of Hearts

    Easy #1 this year, Katatonia return with the first full-length record since 2012’s Dead End Kings. If you like Katatonia’s style, this is more of the same and it’s solid as ever. A bit less “metal” than before, but still just as heavy.

    Listen: Serein

  2. Norma Jean - Polar Similar

    Listen: Everyone Talking Over Everyone Else

  3. Hellions - Opera Oblivia

    If you like that nu-metal sound, mixed with some hardcore, mixed with a little bit of prog, alt, and everything else – this is the record for you.

    Listen: Bad Way

  4. Syd Arthur - Apricity


  6. Motopsycho - Here Be Monsters

  7. Mothra - Decision Process

  8. Twelve Foot Ninja - Outlier

  9. Storm The Sky - Sin Will Find You

  10. The Dear Hunter - Act V: Hymns with the Devil in Confessional

Listen to the whole playlist here: AOTY2016