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I know you people have opinions about the best album of the year. I know this because you’ve been telling us those opinions since at least June. Now’s your chance to prove your prescient wisdom. ToH is joining the feeding frenzy of the Metal Blog-o-Sphere year-end list season by opening with your choices. We’re a community, and the most important vote cast is yours. Just follow the steps below and let us know which album you think should be the crown jewel in metal’s 2016.

What record will be named the Toilet ov Hell Official Album ov the Year? The choice is yours.

The Rules!

  1. Don’t be a dingus.
  2. List your favorite album(s) in the comments.
  3. Make sure all comments are shown.
  4. Mash that mudderfalcon ctr+f to make sure you don’t double-post an album and split the vote.
  5. Upvote picks you want to see rise to the top.
  6. Don’t be a dingus.
  7. Voting ends Saturday.
  8. GL HF!
  • GL

    Teethgrinder, Nihilism.

    GL

    • CyberneticOrganism

      BACKED

  • GL

    Sumerlands, Sumerlands.

    GL

  • GL

    Spirit Adrift, Chained to Oblivion.

    GL

    • Spirit Adrift

      Cheers!

      • GL

        You just made my day. I was singing along with you in my car earlier! lol

        • Spirit Adrift

          Hell yeah, glad you like the record! Working on the next one as we speak.

  • GL

    If These Trees Could Talk, The Bones of A Dying World.

    GL

  • GL

    Fallujah, Dreamless.

    GL

    • Bert Banana

      I will vote for Fallujah when they can get an album produced properly

      • Major Zim

        I will vote for Fallujah when they stop being so god damn boring. Get a better vocalist (or just do more interesting vocal stuff), get Colin Marston to produce your album, and learn that it’s okay to play slow or quiet sometimes (ESPECIALLY YOU, FALLUJAH’S DRUMMER).

        • Bert Banana

          Funnily enough…I always felt their drummer got the shaft in the final product.

          +1 Call for Colin Marston to produce

  • Jack Rabbit

    Alcest-kodama

  • GL

    Car Bomb, Meta.

    GL

    • Bert Banana

      This album is the truth

  • Óðinn

    Do the usual rules apply, W. (no Iron Maiden, no NSBM)?

    • KyleJMcBride

      Any and all bands are fine for this.

      • Óðinn

        Thanks, KJM.

    • W.

      Did Iron Maiden release an album this year?

    • Dumpster Lung

      I wasn’t aware there even was a no Maiden rule. What is the rule? Just a “no spamming Maiden song embeds all day long” kind of thing, or something more?

      • W.

        It’s just for Riff ov the Week.

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Maiden riffs are better than all riffs and are therefore cheating on any riff competition.

        • Dumpster Lung

          While that is true, doesn’t mean they’re always better suited to certain themes. I saw that one Riff ov the Week post for riffs that make you think of things that stink/smell bad or something, and I can’t think of a single Maiden riff that fits that theme haha

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            You would think Maiden doesn’t fit, but Maiden ALWAYS wins.

          • Dumpster Lung

            I suppose there’s a Blaze-era riff that might stink 😉

      • Óðinn

        Just for Riff ov the Week apparently. I got downvoted for asking, Dumpster Lung. Can you believe it?

        https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5b2cb159665765dee371a3f7438b0a2de4fa12cbb13faa29217404829a443ed3.png

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Screw that person!

          • Joaquin Stick

            Hahaha I just noticed that was me!!! My frantic clicking must have accidentally triggered a downvote.

          • W.

            Ya bastid

          • Óðinn

            Oh. Well, if what accidental. That’s okay.

        • Dumpster Lung

          Wait, just now? Does Disqus tally those the way they do upvotes? I always assumed there must be some strangely adhered-to honor system where it’s either “upvote, upvote+reply, or just reply angrily” as I’ve never noticed or been notified of a downvote (though I’ve had people angrily reply to things in such a tone that I’d assume they would downvote as well).

          • Joaquin Stick

            Generally downvotes are for irrelevance

          • Dumpster Lung

            But do they get a little counter like upvotes do? I honestly can’t recall seeing a downvote, and having come from MS, you’d think I’d have seen some over the last couple years.

          • Joaquin Stick

            Nah, they are hidden but they count. Like if two posts have 5 upvotes each, but one also has 2 downvotes, the other one will take precedence.

          • Dumpster Lung

            So that explains why Odinn posted a screenshot of the source. Well shit, now I’ll probably start looking at that all the damn time. Thanks for the compulsion! lol

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Don’t sweat downvotes, man.

          • Dumpster Lung

            Oh, not gonna really sweat it, but I’ll still waste time checking for curiosity’s sake just to know. Also, holy hell this really did break Disqus. It’s hard to even upvote, let alone reply to things now haha.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Hahahah, yeah. Best thing to do is to wait a few days, then cast your votes when the commenting settles down.

          • Dumpster Lung

            I managed to vote for most everything I could think of: Dillinger, Brain Tentacles, Vektor, Khemmis, Oranzi-I’m-not-Googling-the-rest-of-the-name, and The Body. I think that pretty much settles it. There’s a lot of other stuff I liked but haven’t heard enough to really feel super attached to yet.

          • W.

            If you browse by newest, you never have to sweat it.

          • EsusMoose

            From my experimentation 1 downvote is about worth negative 3 or so points, threw one on a irrelevant post that had 9 up and it ended up around the 5 and 6’s

          • Óðinn

            They used to show downvotes on Disqus, but now you have to check the source code.

        • Dumpster Lung

          Well here’s an extra upvote to counter it haha.

          • Óðinn

            Thanks. 🙂

  • GL

    Despised Icon, Beast.

    GL

  • GL

    Angel Sword, Rebels Beyond The Pale.

    GL

    • NDG

      Correct.

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    MANOWAR – INTO GLORY RIDE

    • KyleJMcBride

      Ummm…

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Show me where it says it had to be released this year.

        This is the crown jewel of Metal and will continue to be so for an eternity.

        • “Trolling? Only for Manowar.”
          -BtR

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Richter understands

    • W.

      This breaks rules 1 and 6.

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        SLAYING POSERS WITH STEEL IS NOT BEING A DINGUS!

        • Freedom Jew

          You’re still a class A dingus.

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Thanks Mr. Freedom Jew sir.

  • GL

    Gojira, Magma.

    GL

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      DOWN VOTE DOWN VOTE DOWN VOTE

  • Jack Rabbit

    Vektor-terminal redux

  • KyleJMcBride

    Duel – Fears Of The Dead

  • GL

    Sewercide, Immortalized in Suffering.

    GL

  • Old Man Doom

    COBALT – Slow Forever

  • nbm02ss

    Blood Incantation – Starspawn

  • Eternal Champion – The Armor of Ire

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Repost.

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      I heard this is getting pressed to wax. First in line for that

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Second in line.

        • Third.

          • atchdav

            This is my #2 behind Terminal Redux

  • Ayreonaut

    Freak on a leash

  • Demon Bitch – Hellfriends

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Eternal Champion – The Armor of Ire

  • Twilight Force – Heroes of Mighty Magic

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      This needs more votes, right now

      • Bert Banana

        It already has too many…more than Avalon Steel ffs

      • Scrimm

        Obliged, by DOWNVOTING

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          You sly bastard!

  • nbm02ss

    Spire – Entropy

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      Definitely a good one this year

  • Old Man Doom

    Ihsahn –Arktis

    • EsusMoose

      THIS SHOULD BE HIGHER YOU POSERS

  • Rob M

    Bestial Raids – Master Satan’s Witchery

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Abbath – Abbath

  • Lacertilian

    Khemmis – The Blue Album

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Huehuehue

    • Maik Beninton™

      If you don’t put the right album title I’ll post it.

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Edit this

    • Are we allowed to downvote?

  • Yall, protip: upvote your own comments if you want your comment and vote to count

    • Lacertilian

      “Way ahead of you” – JJD

    • Brutalist_Receptacle

      YOURE NOT THE BOSS OF US

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        I am the Ross of Boss.

    • nbm02ss

      I feel so dirty upvoting myself…

      • Rob M

        We can do that?

        …BRB!

    • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ
  • KyleJMcBride

    Blood Ceremony – Lord Of Misrule

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Grand Magus – Sword Songs

    • GL

      that fucking name, hahahahahahaa

      • tigeraid

        GL LEAVE THE HALL

  • Howard Dean

    Deathspell Omega – The Synarchy of Molten Bones

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä

    • Heliocrat

      YES

    • Stockhausen

      More upvotes here, pls

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Revisiting this tonight, fuck I’ve forgotten how good this is

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Fuck yes.

  • nbm02ss

    Bethlehem – Bethlehem

  • Rob M

    Cultes des Ghoules – Coven, or Evil Ways Instead of Love

    • Howard Dean

      Yes!

    • Óðinn

      Boogie down to the Cultes….

      https://youtu.be/HDu_x6mYoPc

    • Howard Dean

      Coven is easily the most impressive concept created this year. Just a huge album. As a longtime CdG fan (and someone who likes pretty much everything they’ve ever touched), I was completely blown away with how much work they put into this beast.

      • Rob M

        Agreed…that really is AOTY level, and thats saying something after how good Henbane was

  • KyleJMcBride

    Wo Fat – Midnight Cometh

    • Lacertilian

      Dang, missed this one!

      • KyleJMcBride

        I really hope they tour behind it.

  • GL

    Protest the Hero, Pacific Myth.

    GL

  • Howard Dean

    Dark Fury – This Story Happened Before

  • GL

    HF, W!

    GL

  • KyleJMcBride

    Beastmaker – Lusus Naturae

  • GL

    Devin Townsend Project, Transcendence.

    GL

  • nbm02ss

    Wormrot – Voices

    • Brutalist_Receptacle

      OVARYROT – – SUICIDE IDEATION

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    We’re gonna break disqus

    • W.

      It works fine if dudes ctr+f and don’t troll too much

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        I’ve already had to delete a comment because a comment loaded after mine but showed an older time. Curse you Randall Thor!

        • VICTORY IS MINE

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            HAIL WARRIOR!

  • Howard Dean

    Forteresse – Thèmes pour la rébellion

    • I really liked this, but just noticed that their lyrical theme is some form of nationalism according to MA. Did I accidentally listen to nsbm or am I okay?

      • Howard Dean

        I honestly am not sure. I’ve always just assumed they were a Quebecois-themed band, maybe with a tinge of French Canadian “separatism” (many of the Quebecois identify more as French than they do as Canadian).

      • I liked it at first but it got old relatively quickly

      • Randall’s Sweaty Space Pants

        You better commit Sudoku just to be safe.

        • I don’t think it’s a bad thing that I don’t want to give my money to Nazis

          • Randall’s Sweaty Space Pants

            Sudoku.

          • Óðinn

            Upvoted for not giving money to Nazis.

            I think they’re Quebec Nationalists, like the FLQ. Not sure if right wing? Maybe not. Quebecois tend to lean left of the political spectrum.

          • JWEG

            It’s a bit of a powder-keg, though, since the only real reason the Separatists can’t possibly ever win now is the large number of recent(ish) urban-centre immigrants whose first language is neither French nor English but are very loyal to “Canada” as a whole. Northern Quebecois can be weirdly passively-aggressively bigoted in that “I’m not racist, but it’s all the non white immigrants fault” way toward them, and it’s mostly brushed off as harmless. Until it isn’t harmless.

            There’s a bit of an undercurrent of that growing in Alberta and B.C. politics too, but it’s more weirdly directed at the actual First People (Here) instead of later immigrants…

          • Stockhausen

            Interesting

          • Óðinn
          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            I think it’s a bad thing that you and your space pants can’t agree on something

  • Howard Dean

    Head of the Demon – Sathanas Trismegistos

  • Rob M

    Destroyer 666 – wildfire

  • I expect to see 350 comments, 300 of them reposts, by the time I return from the foot doctor.

    • Óðinn

      Will do.

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    I’m picking up a fresh beer log for the kegerator after work today. If I don’t fall asleep at 9pm, and promptly after my son goes to bed, I will post my top albums in a vinyl pictorial

  • Howard Dean

    Panphage – Drengskapr

  • Howard Dean

    Rostorchester – Verdorbenheit

  • Mosh Hoff

    Black Peaks – Statues

  • nbm02ss

    Inverloch – Distance | Collapsed

    • Mosh Hoff

      YESSSSSSS

  • Mosh Hoff

    Obscura – Akróasis

    • derpentine

      100% this

  • Howard Dean

    Order of the Death’s Head – Sous le signe de Thulé

    • Rob M

      *Insert Antifa jackassery here*

  • Howard Dean

    Dødkvlt – IV: You Sought the Truth Only to Find Death

    • Rob M

      Dammit..this thing is changing too fast

  • Maik Beninton™

    Get that ctrl+f ready.

  • Howard Dean

    Antaeus – Condemnation

  • Mosh Hoff

    Thank You Scientist – Stranger Heads Prevail

  • Joaquin Stick

    North – Light the Way

  • Howard Dean

    Caveman Cult – Savage War is Destiny

    • Rob M

      Hell Yes!

  • Joaquin Stick

    Mesarthim – .- -​.​.​. .​.​. . -. -​.​-​. .

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Did you have that memorized, or did you look it up?

      • Joaquin Stick

        Beepbeepbeepbeep

  • KyleJMcBride

    Witchhelm – Dead Nights Of The Moon Fear

  • Howard Dean

    Vapaudenristi – Ikuinen Kuolema

  • Howard Dean

    Mindkult – Witch’s Oath

  • Mosh Hoff

    Aenaon – Hypnosophy

  • Howard Dean

    Prisoner of War – Rot EP

  • Mosh Hoff

    Wormed – Krighsu

  • Howard Dean

    Dead Congregation – Sombre Doom EP

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      FUCK

  • Howard Dean

    Panphage – Genom Konst & Krig compilation

  • KyleJMcBride

    Mars Red Sky – Apex III

  • Mosh Hoff

    Car Bomb – Meta

    • Joaquin Stick

      GL already got it

      • Mosh Hoff

        nnnope, different Meta

        • Joaquin Stick

          Ha, he got both Metas!

          • GL

            THANK YOU… THANK YOU… I WILL BE HERE ALL NIGHT. THANK YOU.

  • Howard Dean

    Fecal Addiction – Engorged With Human Waste EP

  • GL

    Thy Catafalque, Meta.

    GL

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Yeeeeee

  • Howard Dean

    Nokturnal Mortum/Graveland – The Spirit Never Dies split

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      High fucking time for a new Nokturnal Mortum full length.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYT1QTPZrxI

      • Howard Dean

        Indeed sir. That’s one of my all-time favorite albums right there. Fucking perfection!

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Eximperituserqethhzebibšiptugakkathšulweliarzaxułum – Prajecyrujučy Sinhuliarnaje Wypramieńwańnie Daktryny Absaliutnaha J Usiopahłynaĺnaha Zła Skroź Šaścihrannuju Pryzmu Sîn-Ahhī-Erība Na Hipierpawierchniu Zadyjakaĺnaha Kaŭčęha Zasnawaĺnikaŭ Kosmatęchničnaha Ordęna Palieakantakta, Najstaražytnyja Ipastasi Dawosiewych Cywilizacyj Prywodziać U Ruch Ręzanansny Transfarmatar Časowapadobnaj Biaskoncaści Budučyni U Ćwiardyniach Absierwatoryi Nwn-Hu-Kek-Amon, Uwasabliajučy Ŭ Ęfirnuju Matęryju Prach Ałulima Na Zachad Ad Ękzapłaniety PSRB 1620-26b

    • Óðinn

      That’s what she said.

    • Al Bundy

      Atmospheric Black Metal YouTube channel picks by any chance?

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Remember, downvotes will not change the album’s ranking, so regardless of how much you didn’t like something, your only say is voting for a different album.

  • Howard Dean

    Sielunvihollinen – Tuhontuoja demo

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis

    • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      ALBUM SO GOOD GORAK REPOSTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • KyleJMcBride

    Dopethrone – 1312 EP

  • Rob M

    death fortress – deathless march of the unyielding

  • Mosh Hoff

    Batushka – Litourgyia

    • Mosh Hoff

      (It’s elegible because I say so dammit)

      • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

        It’s eligible because it’s Batushka – Litourgyia

        • Mosh Hoff

          And because it came out in mid-December and mostly missed the cut.

          • Elegant Gazing Globe

            I support this due to its shitty release timing

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      2015!!!!

      • Mosh Hoff

        NO

    • SomeGuyDude

      I seriously almost posted this, but I had to double check and yeah, 2015. 🙁

      Maybe we can nominate it best album of the 2010s!

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation

  • Jack Rabbit

    Frank ocean-blonde
    *Runs and hides in the stereogum comments*

  • Christ scrolling through this on mobile is chaos. I give up.

  • Joaquin Stick

    Black Crown Initiate – Selves We Cannot Forgive

  • KyleJMcBride

    Arcana 13 – Danza Macabra

  • Howard Dean

    Malphas – La terre disparuedemo demo

  • Brutalist_Receptacle

    FINITUDE – – UNFATHOMABLE RUINATION

    • Spear

      Flip that shit

  • Howard Dean

    Neige et Noirceur – Les ténèbres modernes

  • Rob M

    Gevurah – hallelujah

    • W.

      I liked this one, but I wish I liked it a little more.

  • slipjackthewanderer

    Subrosa

  • Howard Dean

    Hexenslaught – demo

  • Joaquin Stick

    Dormant Ordeal – We Had It Coming

    • tertius_decimus

      Yes!

  • Howard Dean

    Bolzer – Hero.

  • Coolstorybro

    Mizmor – Yodh

  • Rob M

    Qrixkuor – Three Dеvils Dance

    • W.

      Also good.

  • Maik Beninton™

    CHTHE’ILIST Le Dernier Crépuscule

  • Nipples ‘n’ Such

    This Disqus thread is insanity…

  • KyleJMcBride

    Church Of Misery – And Then There Were None

  • nbm02ss

    Temple Nightside – The Hecatomb

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Be’lakor – Vessels

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Deftones – Gore

    • Nipples ‘n’ Such

      Such a great album.

    • Eliza

      If I could upvote you a hundred times, I would.

  • Al Bundy

    Mithras – On Strange Loops

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Scars from a dead room – Vengeance

    • Nipples ‘n’ Such

      YES!! This is a great album that deserves way more recognition than its received.

  • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    MOONSORROW – (FUNNY FINNISH WORDS)!!!!!!!

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      YES [2]

  • KyleJMcBride

    Pesta – Bring Out Your Dead

  • GL

    Serpentine Dominion, Serpentine Dominion.

    GL

  • Rob M

    Wędrujący Wiatr – O turniach, jeziorach i nocnych szlakach

    • What.

      • Rob M

        Please dont ask me to ever pronounce that…

        …great album though

        • Pagliacci is Kvlt

          I’ve mastered the pronunciation of the band. The album title, not so much,

          • Rob M

            I was proud of myself when I figured out how to pronounce Svartidauði

          • W.

            I just sound like Joe’s cheap Italian accent when I say it.

  • KyleJMcBride

    Czarface – A Fistful Of Peril

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Upvote x10000000000000

  • Rob M

    Saor – Guardians

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      YES.

    • RJA

      I really need to listen to this – my listening habits tend to be delayed by vinyl releases, but I need to change that for this record.

      • Rob M

        Really good album…if you liked the first one then grab this

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Never heard of it. Elaborate plz

      • Rob M

        Atmospheric folk/black metal from Scotland

  • KyleJMcBride

    Witchhelm – Jotunn EP

  • Joaquin Stick

    Astronoid – Air

  • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    ULCERATE SHRINES OF PARALYSIS!!!!!

    • Mosh Hoff

      REPOST

      • ME GORAK™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        GORAK SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Bloodiest – Bloodiest

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    The Lion’s Daughter – Existence is Horror

    • Spear

      Man, what an underappreciated album.

  • Joaquin Stick

    Dischordia – Thanatopsis

    • Stockhausen

      Awww!

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        Weeber approved

  • Rob M

    Occult Burial – Hideous Obscure

  • Mosh Hoff

    Ernia – Ernia

    • Mosh Hoff

      (lol)

    • lol I c wut u do heere

  • Al Bundy

    Waxen – Weihung Auf Satan

  • Maik Beninton™

    Setentia – Darkness Transcend

  • Blood Incantation: Starspawn. I can’t ctrl f on mobile

    • Maik Beninton™

      Way ahead of yah.

  • EsusMoose

    White Lung – Paradise

  • Rob M

    Behexen – The Poisonous Path

  • EsusMoose

    Twelve foot ninja – Outlier

  • GL

    BRAIN DRILL, Boundless Obscenity.

    BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL BRAIN DRILL

    GL

  • Crab Nicholson

    Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Dysrhythmia – The Veil of Control

  • J.R.™

    Thrawsunblat – Metacthonia

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    METALLICA obviously

  • Maik Beninton™

    Départe – Failure, Subside

  • Rob M

    Naðra – Allir vegir til glötunar

  • Al Bundy

    infant annihilator – The Elysian Grandeval Galèriarch

    • Mosh Hoff

      lol hell no

      • Al Bundy

        Hell Yes! Water down the drain vokills and triggered drums haven’t ever sounded more entertaining.

  • JWEG

    I’m gonna get out my long-list of options, and see what I can come up with that hasn’t been included.

    LPs only though, right? That drops about a dozen EPs I could suggest…

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Tartarus – Et Eritis Sicut Dii

  • nbm02ss

    Vermin Womb – Decline

    Surprised I haven’t seen it mentioned, so far.

    • Waynecro

      YES!!!

  • sopadeloro

    Obscure sphinx-Epitaphs

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Necronautical – The Endurance At Night

  • Rob M

    witch vomit – a scream from the tomb below

  • Bert Banana

    You guys are all plebs. The answer is Zhrine – Unotheta

    • Rob M

      Damn…shocked that didnt get mentioned before now

      • Bert Banana

        Everyone is too busy jerking it to Blood Incantation when truthfully…it doesn’t even come close to this album. Zhrine put out a perfect 10 this year

        • Rob M

          Yeah…that Zhrine album is amazeballs

        • Brutalist_Receptacle

          I CANT STOP PROCESSING MY DEVIANCE – – PAROXYSM

    • nbm02ss

      ‘nother good one

    • Major Zim

      I hope y’all got to catch them with Ulcerate. They are EVEN BETTER live.

      • Bert Banana

        I was fairly confident that Zhrine was going to outdo Ulcerate…

        …I was glad Ulcerate proved me wrong

        • Major Zim

          Maybe I’m just becoming jaded and had unrealistically high expectations for Ulcerate after the first time I saw them (2/2 on US tours now thank you very much) but at least for their portland show I thought Zhrine stole the show. The quiet parts that I really appreciate on Shrines kind of bored me live, but Zhrine were captivating start to finish. Not that Ulcerate weren’t utterly demolishing. They were every bit as perfect as I remembered. Great fucking show.

          • Bert Banana

            I’ve seen Ulcerate both times. The first time was in some dive and the sound was utter garbage but they still put on a good show. This time around…they played, what is my favourite venue in the city and had absolute masterful sound. But after Zhrine’s set…I was pretty confident that Ulcerate couldn’t take them…but they were on par, if not, just a tad better

            But in that same respect…ever since that show, I’ve listened to Zhrine nonstop and haven’t really cared to revisit Ulcerate’s new album all that much because of the depth of the material

  • sopadeloro

    Saor-Guardians

    • nbm02ss

      Already mentioned.

      • sopadeloro

        Goddamnit, I was sure I didnt see it. Thanks for the heads up

  • JWEG

    Allegaeon – Proponent for Sentience

    (unless it was mentioned in one of the replies, then delete me)

  • Al Bundy

    Kvelertak – Nattesferd ( last one from me I swear)

  • sopadeloro

    Slice the cake-odyssey to the west

  • Joaquin Stick

    Moon Tooth – Chromaparagon

  • JWEG

    Barishi – Blood From the Lion’s Mouth

  • sopadeloro

    ADE-Carthago delenda est

  • W.

    Altarage – NIHL

    • Rob M

      Nice!

      • W.

        Rob, I think we liked a lot of the same stuff this year.

        • Rob M

          Ive noticed in the past you and I tend to have similar tastes

    • Wait that was this year?

      • Rob M

        Yeah…very early 2016…like February

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Amen

  • W.

    Morgue Supplier – Morgue Supplier

    • Brock Samson

      Sooooo good

  • Rob M

    Desaster – The Oath of an Iron Ritual

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Desaster – We Stole Our Cover From Those Darn Gnomes

  • sopadeloro

    Mare Cognitum-Luminiferous Aether

    • Celtic Frosty

      This won’t win, but goddamnit, I voted my conscience.

  • Void Omnia – Dying Light

    • W.

      You’re a good boy, Jojo.

  • JWEG

    Equilibrium – Armageddon

  • W.

    Hipoxia – Long Freakin Album Title.

  • Bert Banana

    Krallice – Prelapsarian

    • W.

      I would totes vote for this if I had heard it ;_;

      • Bert Banana

        You don’t need to. Krallice is so constant that you know it’s a top 10 album without having to actually listen to it

      • Hans Gruber

        I’d vote if it was Prolapsarian

  • Heliocrat

    Bolzer – Hero

    • Mosh Hoff

      rrrrepost

      • Heliocrat

        Sorry ’bout that there young fella

    • Bert Banana

      I don’t get the hate…it’s a good album

  • nbm02ss

    I’m fucking shocked at myself for not thinking of this sooner:

    Asphyx – Incoming Death

    • Scrimm

      This should be at the top.

  • sopadeloro

    Sanzu-Heavy over home

  • sopadeloro

    Hypno5e-Shores of the abstract line

    • Nipples ‘n’ Such

      They came out with a new one this year?

      • sopadeloro

        Oh dude, it is a sweet album! It came out in February.

  • W.

    Skaphe Squared

    • Ayyyyyyyyy!

    • slipjackthewanderer

      I grant you one upvote.

  • JWEG

    Anciients – Voice of the Void

  • JWEG

    Snowburner – Future Primitive

  • Interment – Scent of the Buried

  • Guacamole Jim

    Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason

    • Major Zim

      Upvoting even if the entire album was just Clockworks 8 times.

      • Guacamole Jim

        Appreciate the upvote even though you’re dead wrong.

        • Major Zim

          Oh, no, apologies, I meant i would upvote this even if it WAS clockworks 8 times; not that it IS that.

  • Mosh Hoff

    Dream Theater – The Astonishing

    • Mosh Hoff

      *PROFOUND SARCASM*

    • Bert Banana

      Fuck…what a garbage album

  • Bert Banana

    Mr. In Your House Vol. 4 – Whatever the fuck its called

    • fuck to the no, get outta here

      • Bert Banana

        It’s got more votes than Meshuggah

        • That’s fair.

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          So it should

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        Hater

  • Guacamole Jim

    CB Murdoc – Here Be Dragons

  • Guacamole Jim

    Kayo Dot – Plastic House on Base of Sky

  • W.

    Howls of Ebb – Cursus Impasse

    • Rob M

      Wait…that wasnt up yet?

      • W.

        i didn’t see it

        • Rob M

          Wow…very surprising

  • Guacamole Jim

    Jambinai – A Hermitage

  • Guacamole Jim

    Bottomless Pit – Death Grips

    • Dumpster Lung

      Not sure if serious, but I do really like that album. Backed.

      • Guacamole Jim

        I’m totally serious. Love me some DG.

        • Dumpster Lung

          Same here. I mostly meant whether or not it could seriously count as a contender for this site, but yeah, that album kicks all kinds of ass. I always forget how fast it is too, pretty much right away. It’s not quite grindcore, but it’s pretty uptempo stuff haha.

  • Jom Pootersan

    Uada- Devoid of Light

    • Major Zim

      This needs 10,000 more likes. Unbelievably good black metal.

  • Rob M

    Irkallian Oracle – Apollyon

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    Vanhelgd – Temple of Phobos

  • JWEG

    Holy Grove – Holy Grove

  • Guacamole Jim

    Blackstar – David Bowie

    • Major Zim

      Yes. This guy. You know.

    • Zeke

      did this come out this year or at the very end of 2015?

      • Guacamole Jim

        It was right at the very beginning – January 8th, I believe.

      • A couple of the songs had already been released as B-sides last year.

    • Depechemodeisgangsta

      Amazing album.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Spektr – The Art To Disappear

  • slipjackthewanderer

    Seputus: Man Does Not Give

  • Bert Banana

    Super secret Avalon Steel EP – Slayed myself with Steel

    • wat

      • Bert Banana

        You know the one I’m talking about

  • Guacamole Jim

    Endless Summer – The Midnight

    • Nipples ‘n’ Such

      Fantastic synth ‘n’ sax sexiness!!

    • Bruh

      • Guacamole Jim

        <3

  • Guacamole Jim

    No One Deserves Happiness – The Body

    • Randall’s Sweaty Space Pants

      If you put the band name after the album name in your lists, you should be shot right into the sun.

      • Guacamole Jim

        Whoops, at some point I switched without even noticing

      • Dumpster Lung

        hahahaha

    • Dumpster Lung

      Ooh shit, I just wore the shirt of that album Saturday and I still somehow almost forgot that was this year.

  • JWEG

    DEMOGORGON – Dilemma.Revenge.Snow (no it’s not an EP)

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    Neurosis- Fires Within Fires

    • JWEG

      …within Beards.

      (possible Twitter in-joke)

    • Still haven’t listened, need to

  • W.

    Henosis – Unleash the Ophidan Dong

  • Guacamole Jim

    Splendour & Misery – clipping.

  • Jack Rabbit

    Steven Wilson- 4 1/2
    Cuz it’s not a year end list without me worshipping my idol

  • Elegant Gazing Globe

    It’s a good thing for all these bands that the Winds of Leng album hasn’t dropped

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Truth.

    • Scrimm

      Wow man. We might just have some news on that coming

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    Old Graves- Long Shadows

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Inter Arma – Paradise Gallows

  • Hubert

    Be’lakor – Vessels

    • Rob M

      Sorry dude…Double post

      • Hubert

        I know, I edited it.

        • Rob M

          My bad…still says Be’lakor on my end, but my browser is going apeshit right now

          • W.

            reloading disqus will jack up the search function too.

          • Rob M

            Ive had my computer basically protest this thread by booting me off the page about 4 or 5 times now

          • W.

            Dang

          • Rob M

            I think it was just the speed it was updating at. Now that its slowed down a bit Im not having any issues

  • Jom Pootersan

    Hail Spirit Noir- Mayhem in Blue

  • Hubert

    Insomnium – Winter’s gate

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    Oak Pantheon- In Pieces

  • JWEG

    Astrakhan – Reward In Purpose

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    Anagnorisis- Peripeteia

  • W.

    Torrid Husk/End – Swallow Matewan

  • Guacamole Jim

    Those Darn Gnomes – The Zodiac

  • Hubert

    Mantar – Ode To The Flame

    • Randall’s Sweaty Space Pants

      You are the GOAT.

  • Hubert

    Alcest – Kodama

    • Dumpster Lung

      Pretty sure I saw that one already.

    • sopadeloro

      Already posted

      • Hubert

        Damn, sorry

        • Dumpster Lung

          To be fair, I think the original guy did it with no spaces between the dashes, so might’ve thrown off your Ctrl+F, depending on what you searched.

      • Dumpster Lung

        If we both post to tell someone else about a repost, we might get stuck in some kind of time loop.

        • sopadeloro

          It is worth the risk! No splitting the votes!

    • Bert Banana

      Pretty sure it doesn’t belong here

    • Joaquin Stick

      This is like your third repost lol

      • Hubert

        I thought I had checked the entire thread, bummer. :/

        • Joaquin Stick

          It happens, good pick though!

      • Óðinn

        On a positive note, we’re getting a lot of goat posts.

  • JWEG

    Borknagar – Winter Thrice

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    Panopticon/Waldgefluster Split EP

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    Ashbringer- Yugen

  • JWEG

    Conan – Revengeance

  • Pagliacci is Kvlt

    Black Table- Obtuse

    • Major Zim

      This album was so worth the wait since I first heard their old EP. Thank Colin Marston that God produced this album. Or vice versa, 6 of one, half a dozen of the other tbh.

  • JWEG

    Eternal Khan – Lost In the Night Of Ages

    • Rob M

      Good call!

  • sopadeloro

    Cult of Luna And Julie Christmas – Mariner

  • JWEG

    Kurushimi – Kurushimi

  • Zealotry – The Last Witness

  • Randall’s Sweaty Space Pants

    Ripper – Experiment of Existence

  • Armory – World Peace… Cosmic War

  • BAT – Wings of Chains

  • JWEG

    Slomatics – Future Echo Returns

  • Dyscordia – Words in Ruin

  • Fenrir – Loki’s Slaughter

  • W.

    Magrudergrind – Surprised Joe Didn’t Post This Album

    • Magrudergringo

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Steel Hawk – Rise of The Steel Hero of Steel

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        I’m very upset that this isn’t real.

        • CyberneticOrganism

          Fake album swap?

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            YES PLZ

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Bonerjam – Legend of the Bonerjam

    • Stockhausen

      Shoot, I forgot about that one entirely. One of the few grind bands that consistently gets me all good like.

  • Rob M

    Ash borer – The Irrepassable Gate

  • High Spirits – Motivator

  • Randall’s Sweaty Space Pants

    Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Arc

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Nucleus -Sentient

  • Fleshgod Apocalypse – King

  • JWEG

    Temple of Abandonment – From Outer Spheres… Death!

    (demo, but a very strong demo)

  • Harikiri for the Sky – III: Trauma

    • Major Zim

      Randall. You’re the man. Thank you for reminding me of this gem.

  • Randall’s Sweaty Space Pants

    Beastwars – The Death of All Things

    • anesthesiac

      Them riffs, so sexy. Also, space pants.?

  • Horrified – Of Despair

  • JWEG

    ZAUM – Eidolon

  • Randall’s Sweaty Space Pants

    A.M.S.G. – Hostis Universi Generis

  • W.

    Sun Worship – The Krallice Album

  • Knightmare – Wolves of Retribution

  • Masquerader – Vortex Day Zero

  • Monument – Hair of the Dog

  • sopadeloro

    Druid-odysseus

  • sopadeloro

    Chiasma-Human Element

  • JWEG

    Die like Gentlemen – The Quickening Light

  • Moros Nyx – Revolution Street

  • Nuke – Nuke

    • Howard Dean

      Yes! Totally forgot about this one, but one of my faves from the year.

  • Ravensire – The Cycle Never Ends

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Fuck I’m outta this thread before something like this happens:

    https://media.giphy.com/media/oaPcDncoLfgjK/giphy.gif

  • JWEG

    Ape Cave – Pillars of Evolution

  • Rotör – Musta käsi

  • Bert Banana

    Perturbator – The Uncanny Valley

  • Scythia – Lineage

  • Temisto – Temisto

  • JWEG

    Release the Long Ships – Holocene

  • Thangorodrim – Taur-Nu-Fuin

    • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

      “Thangorodrim”

      Never even heard of the band, but that name sounds so irresistibly exotic I had to upvote.

      • more like Dangorodrit Bobby

        • Stockhausen

          HA OUT LOUD

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        That there is a Tolkien word and the name of a dungeon synth artist.

  • Theocracy – Ghost Ship

  • Winterhorde – Maestro

  • Wytch Hazel – Prelude

  • Afterburner – Tomb of Kings

  • Bert Banana

    Randall….STAPH!

  • Hubert

    Street Sects – End Position

  • JWEG

    Horseburner – Dead Seeds, Barren Soil

  • Hubert

    Swans -The Glowing Man

    • Heliocrat

      !!

  • W.

    Plebeian Grandstand – False Highs, Low Butts

    • Bert Banana

      Totes forgot to mention this glorious album

    • Forgot about this one, good call

      • Lacertilian

        If you forget it, was it really that good?

    • Don’t like the album, want to upvote for joke. What do?

      • W.

        Upvote anyway?

  • Bert Banana

    Dan Terminus – The Wrath of Code

    • That was a good-ass album, but it came out in February of last year.

      • Bert Banana

        My bad

  • VVizardface Kelly

    Terminal Redux – Vektor

    • sopadeloro

      Already posted

      • VVizardface Kelly

        I should have looked more, my bad

      • Elegant Gazing Globe

        Look at the new guy chastising the other new guy

        • sopadeloro

          What the fuck did you just fucking say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and I have over 300 confirmed kills. I am trained in gorilla warfare and I’m the top sniper in the entire US armed forces. You are nothing to me but just another target. I will wipe you the fuck out with precision the likes of which has never been seen before on this Earth, mark my fucking words. You think you can get away with saying that shit to me over the Internet? Think again, fucker. As we speak I am contacting my secret network of spies across the USA and your IP is being traced right now so you better prepare for the storm, maggot. The storm that wipes out the pathetic little thing you call your life. You’re fucking dead, kid. I can be anywhere, anytime, and I can kill you in over seven hundred ways, and that’s just with my bare hands. Not only am I extensively trained in unarmed combat, but I have access to the entire arsenal of the United States Marine Corps and I will use it to its full extent to wipe your miserable ass off the face of the continent, you little shit. If only you could have known what unholy retribution your little “clever” comment was about to bring down upon you, maybe you would have held your fucking tongue. But you couldn’t, you didn’t, and now you’re paying the price, you goddamn idiot. I will shit fury all over you and you will drown in it. You’re fucking dead, kiddo.

  • JWEG

    CTRL+F “Lycus”. No Lycus. Gimme a few minutes to regain my composure…

    Lycus – Chasms

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Nobody lycus, everybody hates us

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Better album title

  • Hubert

    Wovenhand – Star Treatment

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Good shit

  • Hubert

    Wormed – Krighsu

    • Bert Banana

      RE-RE-RE-RE-REPOST

      • Hubert

        Okay, this one just didn’t appear for me until I refreshed the page.

  • W.

    Schammasch – Triangle

    • Major Zim

      This isn’t going to get anywhere near the praise it deserves. Everyone was waiting for Bölzer, but Schammash already gave us a perfect Blackened Death Metal album this year.

    • <3

  • sopadeloro

    Acidic Vaginal Liquid Explosion Generated By Mass Amounts Of Filthy Fecal Fisting And Sadistic Septic Syphilic Sodomy Inside The Infected Maggot Infested Womb Of A Molested Nun Dying Under The Roof Of A Burning Church While A Priest Watches And Ejaculates In Immense Perverse Pleasure Over His First Fresh Fetus – Gore

    • Rob M

      Grind band by any chance?

      • sopadeloro

        Great band.

    • Al Bundy

      Dicks out for Harambe!

      • sopadeloro

        Wiggle your meat fam!

        • Al Bundy

          if we’re doing EP’s then mine would be Conjuror – I

          • sopadeloro

            Mine would be Gorguts-pleiade’s dust

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            You can count whatever sized release you want.

          • sopadeloro

            Awesome

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Good music is good music.

          • Brutalist_Receptacle

            PANOPTICON & WALDGEFLüSTER (Split) OR GTFO

  • JWEG

    List needs more trees n’ shit…

    With the End In Mind – Unravelling; Arising

  • VVizardface Kelly

    Light the Way – North

    • sopadeloro

      I think I saw that one already

      • VVizardface Kelly

        2/2 on my lack of control f

        • Joaquin Stick

          Great pick though!

          • VVizardface Kelly

            I really like the sonic atmosphere of that whole album. It really feels like the innards of a dark cave, with cracks of light piercing through as you journey deeper.

  • Gutter Instinct – Age of the Fanatics

  • Nipples ‘n’ Such

    Caïna – Christ Clad in White Phosphorus

  • nbm02ss

    Nails – You Will Never Be One of Us.

    Considering the overplayed meme it’s hard to imagine it hasn’t been posted already.

    • Waynecro

      FUCK YES, NAILS!!!

    • Memed to death or no, it slayed and continues to slay me, so it gets my upvote.

    • Ayreonaut

      I listened to nails for the first time today…. I got bored halfway through a minute and a half song.. Sounds just like second rate old school napalm death to me

      • Major Zim

        I like you.

  • Howard Dean

    Bolt Thrower – Realm of Chaos

    • nbm02ss

      Always upvote Bolt Thrower.

  • Rob M

    Hellbringer – Awakened from the Abyss

    • Elegant Gazing Globe

      This needs more votes

  • Howard Dean

    Morbid Angel – Altars of Madness

    • Al Bundy

      The earache ‘best off’ album this year was a fucking travesty. Nothing from Gateways? Ppffft

  • Nipples ‘n’ Such

    Emma Ruth Rundle – Marked for Death

  • VVizardface Kelly

    Blood in the River – Zeal and Ardor

    • EsusMoose

      …Isn’t it called The Devil is Fine?

      • VVizardface Kelly

        I goofed on the title. Disqus and work do not mix

    • sopadeloro

      Didnt he release an album called devil is fine?

      • VVizardface Kelly

        Yeah I fucked up

    • Major Zim

      brb creating 50 disqus accounts to vote this AOTY

  • Spear

    Ancst – Moloch

  • sopadeloro

    Gorguts-Pleiades’ dust

  • Spear

    Vale of Pringles – II

    • EsusMoose

      Vale of Pnath for you people who suck at ctrl – f

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Veil of Penith

        • Vale of Pnananana hey hey heyyyy – Goodbye

        • Stockhausen

          Nithe one.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Thankth Thtockhauthen

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            What about Dithchordia?

  • Nipples ‘n’ Such

    Cara Neir – Perpetual Despair is the Human Condition

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY

    Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      I need to check this still 🙁

  • Spear

    First Fragment – Dasein

  • Hubert

    Hammers of Misfortune – Dead Revolution

  • Spear

    Chthe’ilist – Le Dernier Crépuscule

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Double check this one.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Richter’ilist

      • Spear

        Heck. I totally ctrl+f’ed for it, too.

    • Aw man, you missed the perfect opportunity to write Crépostule.

      • Spear

        Ah, shit. My pun game is off today.

  • Hubert

    Darkher – Realms

  • Nipples ‘n’ Such

    Krypts – Remnants of Expansion

  • Black Hate – Through the Darkness

  • Colosso – Obnoxious

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä

    • Repoop.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Fuck

    • sopadeloro

      Posted already

  • Entropia – Ufonaut

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      No Hot Dad?

  • Nipples ‘n’ Such

    Gall – Split w/ VVVNDE

  • Steve Holt!

    Steve Holt!

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole of the Law

    • Major Zim

      I’m glad it was you. Hold Your Child Close and Pray for Oblivion best song of the year.

      • CyberneticOrganism

        Backed so hard, love that track

    • GoatForest

      Yesssss.

  • Nipples ‘n’ Such

    Crewneck – Smile EP

  • Bert Banana

    Rotten Sound – Abuse to Suffer

  • Bert Banana

    Phobocosm – Bringer of Drought

  • Bert Banana

    The Body + Full of Hell – One Day You Will Ache Like I Ache

  • Bert Banana

    Grave Desecrator – Dust to Lust

  • JWEG

    Lavagoat – Ladies from Hades

  • Bert Banana

    Withered – Grief Relic

  • Spear

    lol – buttz

    • CyberneticOrganism

      *goes to bandcamp to start page*
      *leaves work to record album*

  • Nipples ‘n’ Such

    Weekend Nachos – Apology

  • JWEG

    Warsnake – Warsnake

  • Al Bundy

    Parasit – A Proud Tradition of Stupidity

  • JWEG

    Orion – Builders of Cosmos

  • JWEG

    Kroh – Altars

  • Bert Banana

    Summit – The Winds That Forest All Thy Return

    • Bert Banana

      The fact this doesn’t have a single upvote makes me want to puke

      • Stockhausen

        “Forest All,” LOL. Excellent album!

  • Deviant Process – Paroxysm

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      You’re my deviant process

  • Bert Banana

    Human Compost – From the Grave They Crawl

  • JWEG

    Spaceslug – Lemanis

    • Eliza

      This needs more votes.

  • EsusMoose

    Destrage – A Means to No End

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Disappointing

      • EsusMoose

        YOU”RE DISAPPOINTING! Not 2014’s level of shred quality but still a great albim

  • JWEG

    Frau Blucher – Chronicles of a Trip

  • JWEG

    Frau Blucher – To The Origin

  • Nipples ‘n’ Such

    Eagle City Vanflip – Grim Future EP

  • EsusMoose

    Giraffe Tongue Orchestra – Broken Lines

  • Bert Banana

    Brain Tentacles – s/t

    • Dumpster Lung

      Can’t believe it took this long for this one to show up!

      • Bert Banana

        I’m not…it came out during a loaded released schedule

        • Dumpster Lung

          Good point. They’re a super cool band though. I was going to see them open for Gorguts (if I’m remembering correctly), but ended up not getting to go. It’s hard to make it in time for an opener’s set on a weekday when you’ve got work and the nearest show is 5 hrs away lol. Gotta make cuts somewhere.

  • JWEG

    Ramachandran – Marshmallow

  • Bert Banana

    Red Fang – Only Ghosts

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      I wanted to like this album so much.

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        It was good but it fell out of the rotation pretty quickly

        • Bert Banana

          I liked it more than Whales and Leeches. Living in Lye fucking rips tho

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            I think it just came out at a time when a lot of great releases took attention away from it

    • sopadeloro

      I prefer the sludgier side of Red Fang.

      Good album but nothing really stands out on it.

    • JWEG

      Deserves one upvote, TBH. It’s not bad, just kind of slipped through the cracks of more solid stuff at the time…

      • Bert Banana

        If only they released it now or in August and not in September/October when everyone was releasing stuff

  • EsusMoose

    King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard – Nonagon Infinity

  • Nipples ‘n’ Such

    Unreqvited – Disquiet

  • Eternal Sleep – The Emptiness Of

  • Virvum – Illuminance

    • Spear

      Was literally about to post

      • Waynecro

        Me too!

  • Trap Them – Crown Feral

    • CyberneticOrganism

      BACKED, beat me to it

  • REDERP

  • Spear

    Burial in the Sky – Persistence of Thought

    • Juuuuust jammed this last night, did not regret it +1

  • JWEG

    Anal Trump – That Makes Me Smart!

    (sorry. not sorry)

    • Bert Banana

      I’ll back it

  • Nipples ‘n’ Such

    Ars Moriendi – Sepelitur Alleluia

  • Waynecro

    Wastewalker — Funeral Winds

  • Spear

    Hyperion – Seraphical Euphony

  • Spear

    Eternity’s End – The Fire Within

  • Spear

    Infinite Density – Recollapse of the Universe

  • Spear

    Mistur – In Memoriam

  • Defeated Sanity – Disposal of the Dead / Dharmata

    • Bert Banana

      I keep forgetting I saw them live this year

      • Brutalist_Receptacle

        How does one know that they keep forgetting

        • Bert Banana

          I saw the post and I was like, “Oh yeah…I saw them at Obscene Extreme”

  • Maeth – Shrouded Mountain

  • Spear

    Dwell – Innate

  • Sewercide – Immortalized in Suffering

    • GL

      Already got it, bud. Fucking rules though!

      • WHAT
        FUCK ME
        FUCK CTRL-F, IT DOESN’T WORK

        • EsusMoose

          Open them all up, then do it again, and again then ctrl f

  • Spear

    Brymir – Slayer of Gods

  • Unfathomable Ruination – Finitude

  • Crowtein – King of the Rats

  • Spear

    Zygoma – The Highest Court

  • Spear

    Perihelion Ship – A Rare Thunderstorm in Spring

  • Spear

    Cyborg Octopus – Learning to Breathe

  • Spear

    Allegaeon – Proponent for Sentience

    • EsusMoose

      TSOPER

      • Spear

        “find on page” has failed me yet again

        • EsusMoose

          I think Disqus breaks around 400 comments

          • I think so too, everytime I click Reply it brings me to just the Disqus feed

  • Spear

    Hemotoxin – Biological Enslavement

  • I don’t expect many votes for this, but I really fucking like it so, Shadow of Intent- Primordial

  • Implore – Thanatos

  • Repost Sound – Repost to Suffer

    • EsusMoose

      You know the drill

      • I literally do not see it right now

        • AGH FUCK NVM

        • sopadeloro

          I can confirm, it has been posted.

          • Bert Banana

            I can confirm I posted it

          • EsusMoose

            Thanks, saved me a search

          • Hang me

  • Nipples ‘n’ Such

    Bestir – Awaken EP

  • Gadget – The Great Destroyer

    • Bert Banana

      This was a very good album

  • Dance with the Dead – The Shape

  • Nipples ‘n’ Such

    No Reason to Live – Only Death is Certain

  • Shokran – Exodus

    • Bert Banana

      repost

  • JWEG

    Vainaja – Verenvalaja

    (could have sworn it was posted earlier, CTRL+F might have failed me)

  • Gatecreeper – Sonoran Depravation

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      Command F is not yielding results on any of my searches so I just assumed this was already posted. I can’t find it so have an up vote

      • YES! I’m surprised this wasn’t posted either tbh

        • Cause it’s boring

          • Elegant Gazing Globe

            Yahtzee

          • KYS

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            I suppose that’s because it sounds like music that is older than last week

          • Nah I love a lot of osdm. This one just seemed like it was nothing special and not deserving of the immense hype that it got.

          • Scrimm

            I have to concur.

  • Abnormality – Mechanisms of Omniscience

  • JWEG

    I’m pretty much out of ideas, other than random ones on my “I listened to these but wouldn’t nominate them” list.

    Also pop-rock, but I figure Ghost’s EP has that all sewn up…

    • Bert Banana

      Everything must be nominated

      • JWEG

        Maybe I’ll sneak one or two in in a few hours, nobody will notice, and my already tenuous Genuine Metal Guy Membership Card won’t be revoked…

  • Bert Banana

    Even though the game came out decades ago…and technically, the vinyl release was last year…

    The Battletoads OST was my AOTY

  • sopadeloro

    Blut Aus Nord/Aevangelist-Codex Obscura Nomina

  • tigeraid

    I don’t see anywhere where to set “Show all comments.” So I hope it shows them all if you click “Load More Comments” until they’re all gone.

    • sopadeloro

      I think it does show but can’t be sure

    • EsusMoose

      You just gotta keep clicking, which is like 10+ times to get them all

  • tigeraid

    Witherscape – The Northern Sanctuary

    • Scrimm

      Criminal this doesn’t have more votes.

  • tigeraid

    Necromancing the Stone – Jewel of the Vile

    • Max

      Rad band/album names.

  • tigeraid

    Dragon’s Bane – Servants of the Forsaken Orb

  • tigeraid

    Black Moore – Brave to the Grave

  • Major Zim

    UADA – Devoid of Light
    You are all pronounced false for your lack of praise for this album so far.

  • tigeraid

    Helion Prime – Helion Prime

  • tigeraid

    Monument – Hair of the Dog

  • Bert Banana

    Whatever unmarked cassette that’s in Tyree’s tapedeck

  • tigeraid

    Scythia – Lineage

    • repoop[

      • JWEG

        I kinda figured “obviously Scythia will be posted by Randall Thor”.

        Side note: I’d really like another S.O.V. EP next year. Think they could be talked into it?

  • Nipples ‘n’ Such

    Jute Gyte – Perdurance

  • Hotdog Clifford

    Time to find all the great albums I’ve missed this year

  • Major Zim

    Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole of the Law.
    Also nominating Hold Your Children Close and Pray for Oblivion as the best single of the year. The ride you go on in such a short run time. I’m tired every time, just from the emotion the cram in there.

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      repost

  • Major Zim

    Alcest – Kodama
    Y’all are really starting to disappoint me with the obvious picks left un-commented. Three hours and no Alcest???

    • Bert Banana

      This has been reposted like 4 times and it still has single digit votes

    • If I wanted to nap I’d listen to it

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      Kodama’s here, like, twice.

    • sopadeloro

      It’s better than Shelter, I’ll give you that

  • Thraeg

    Mithras – On Strange Loops

  • Thraeg

    Dark Forest – Beyond the Veil

  • Louis Quatorze

    Fates Warning – Theories of Flight

  • Louis Quatorze

    Anciients – Voice of the Void

  • Brock Samson

    Torii- Gates of Paradise

  • Brock Samson

    Ars Moriendi – Sepelitur Alleluia

    • Nipples ‘n’ Such

      Posted this one already but yes, fantastic album!

  • Brock Samson

    Tormentium- Bound to the Depths

  • Brock Samson

    Big of the Infidel- Asleep in the Arms of Suicide

  • The Zenith Passage – Solipsist

  • Brock Samson

    Sarcopotes- Songs and Dances of Death

  • Weekend Nachos – Apology

  • Brock Samson

    Rage Hammer- The Hammer Doctrine

  • Shodan – Protocol of Dying

  • Brock Samson

    Sorrow Plagues- Sorrow Plagues

  • Ringworm – Snake Church

  • Brock Samson

    Ultha- Converging Sins

  • Bleak – No Light, No Tunnel

  • Brock Samson

    Ctulu- Untitled Album

  • Brock Samson

    Setentia- Darkness Transcends

  • Stockhausen

    Ruination – Graves of Ceaseless Death

    • Scrimm

      I can’t agree with you because you haven’t seen Phantasm

  • Howard Dean

    Furia – Księżyc milczy luty

  • GL

    Thundersteel, Shaft of Glory.

    GL

  • Brock Samson

    Sex Prisoner- Tannhauser Gate

  • Howard Dean

    Master – An Epiphany of Hate

  • Brock Samson

    Verberis- Vexamen

  • Brock Samson

    Departe- Failure, Subside

  • Howard Dean

    Black Funeral – Ankou and the Death Fire

    • Dave Vincent’s Perm

      Ordered the gatefold a couple of days ago

  • Howard Dean

    Dunsmuir – S/T

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      My man!

      • Howard Dean

        I really dug that album. Good shit, bro.

  • Howard Dean

    Oldd Wvrms – Ignobilis

  • Hotdog Clifford

    Serpentine Dominion – Self-titled

  • repost

    • Bert Banana

      Repost…

      • wat

        • Bert Banana

          Nah…just playin’, homie

          • ur killin me inside, bert

          • Bert Banana

            That’s what she said

  • Kevin Nash’s Jackknife

    American Football-American Football

  • John Carpenter – Lost Themes II

  • Howard Dean

    Grav – Astrala ödemarker demo

  • Howard Dean

    Hunok – Megrendíthetetlenség

  • Howard Dean

    Vordr – In the Shadow of the Wolf

  • Howard Dean

    Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder

    (wasn’t big on this one, but is shocked it hasn’t been mentioned yet)

    • Scrimm

      Really grew on me

  • repost

    • Bert Banana

      Seriously doe…dis is a repost

      • I dint see it >:U

        • Bert Banana

          Jefe posted this…no one upvoted it…it’s at the very bottom

          • Oh shit, no joke.

          • EsusMoose

            someone else must have posted it as well causeI saw one with 3-5 votes

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Was this Abbath? Nice to see a little support

  • Black Tusk – Pillars of Ash

  • Bert Banana

    and so is this…another repost

    • Howard Dean

      I had the entire comment section open and ctrl_f’ed… didn’t see it. If it is a repost, than disqus must be malfunctioning

      • It totally is.

      • Bert Banana
        • Howard Dean

          Yeah, I refreshed and found it, that’s why I deleted. I seriously had the comment section fully expanded and CTRL F’D for it. Nothing came up.

          • Bert Banana

            CTRL F is stupid. At this point…you may as well just post what ever and wait to get called out on reposting

          • Howard Dean

            I did post 8 or 9 new ones a few minutes ago, including Darkthrone. So there’s still a little bit of meat on the bones.

      • Rob M

        Definitely is…I noticed it had dropped some of my posts and I had to refresh to bring them up again

  • Gilded Lily – Bellflower

  • G.L.O.S.S. – Trans Day of Revenge

  • RJA

    Holy Arrow – Oath of Allegiance
    One of my favorites that hasn’t been posted!
    https://pestproductions.bandcamp.com/album/oath-of-allegiance

  • Count_Breznak

    Unfathomable Ruination – Finitude

  • Count_Breznak

    The Dr. Orphyus Project – The Roustabout

  • Howard Dean

    Tarot – Reflections (kickass Aussie trad. metal/hard rock on Heavy Chains records)

  • Howard Dean

    Barrow Wight – Kings in Saurons Service

    • W.

      Shoot, I keep meaning to listen to this.

  • Howard Dean

    Angel Sword – Rebels Beyond the Pale (Finnish heavy metal madness)

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Repost

      • Bert Banana

        Repost

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          Repoop

          • Bert Banana

            PoopRe

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Robocop

          • Bert Banana

            ReBoss

      • Howard Dean

        Goddamnit. I literally had the entire comment section open again, and ctrl f’ed. Motherfucking piece of shit disqus.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          I feel you man. GL hit this one early on, first ten comments, at least.

          • GL is the flushin’ man!!! G “O.G.” L ov the Toilet. a dude just as famous as RiotAct666 if you ask me. a dude absolutely VITAL to this very toilet existing!

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      Though a very good repost

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      I shot Marvin in the face.

  • Howard Dean

    Scalare – At the Edge of Darkness (German traditional heavy metal, this album hit Q1)

  • Howard Dean

    Road Warrior – Ignition demo (remembering all of the great trad. heavy metal released by Heavy Chains this year)

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      I’m gonna have to check this one.

  • Howard Dean

    Starlight – Starlight Warriors demo

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Ha, people are downvoting albums like it actually means something.

    • THE TWO PARTY SYSTEM IS FLAWED

      • Ted Nü-Djent ™

        The threat is real

    • Ted Nü-Djent ™

      I downvoted Gojira because it was average

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        The number of upvotes is the only thing that matters. Everything else is negligent.

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          I’m aware of that

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Ha, sorry dude. Didn’t mean for it to sound like I snapped at you.

          • Ted Nü-Djent ™

            Like I’d ever think that you snapped at me XD

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            That would never happen!

        • in all srsns, if people sort comments by best, the downvotes affect the order in which they display. a lazy person may not be inclined to scroll down enough to find his or her choices.
          it kind of matters

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Well, yeah, but I mean that in the end Señor Massengill just looks at the big upvote number.

            Like Mgla last year had a ton of downvotes, but still ended up number 1

          • Abradolf Lincler

            thats because mgla >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

          • Yo, mind editing this comment to remove my government name?

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            Done.

          • Abradolf Lincler

            sorting by newest > sorting by best

      • Scrimm

        Thats being waaaaaaaaaaay too nice

        • Ted Nü-Djent ™

          That’s probably as diplomatic as you’re gonna see me get on here

          • Scrimm

            Diplomatic<<<<<<<<<<

    • EsusMoose

      I think people want to make it difficult for Papa Joe and his trusty Dub-puty to calculate stuff

      • Señor Jefe El Rosa

        That is literally the only thing it does.

    • RJA

      It means something to the person that down voted, right!

  • Ted Nü-Djent ™

    Katatonia The Fall Of Hearts

    Sorry if repost. I’m on my phone and can’t search

  • Rob M

    Ranger – Speed & Violence

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      I really enjoyed this album, better than Where Evil Dwells.

      • Rob M

        agreed…it seems stronger overall

  • AeonsOvChaos

    Hi, this is my list in no particualr order:
    DEATHSPELL OMEGA – The Synarchy of Molten Bones
    ULCERATE – Shrines of Paralysis
    GORGUTS – Pleiades Dust
    ALTARAGE – Nihl
    CHTHE’ILIST – Le Dernier Crépuscule
    BLOOD INCANTATION – Starspawn
    KRYPTS – Remnants of Expansion
    LVTHN – Eradication of Nescience
    ASPHYX – Incoming Death
    BAPTISM – V: The Devil’s Fire
    BEHEXEN – The Poisonous Path
    WITHERED – Grief Relic
    BLACK FUCKING CANCER – Black Fucking Cancer
    KATATONIA – The Fall of Hearts
    IRKALLIAN ORACLE – Apollyon
    INVERLOCH – Distance | Collapsed
    RIPPER – Experiment of Existence
    NUKE – Nuke
    GRAVES AT SEA – The Curse That Is
    LYCUS – Chasms
    FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE – King
    HYPERION – Seraphical Euphony

    • Señor Jefe El Rosa

      I like this list.

      • AeonsOvChaos

        Thank you Boss, I was thinking about Maligner too but honestly I need more time to hold it in my mind but those riffs are killer, I’m disappointed by Bolzer and the new Darkthrone, not bad albums but not so briliant, could be much better in my opinion.

        • Señor Jefe El Rosa

          That Maligner EP ruled my butt.

          • AeonsOvChaos

            Great, I don’t deserve to be forgiven because I forgot Dead Congregation, Hellbringer, Bat but yeah, that Maligner ruled the butt of mine too!

          • Señor Jefe El Rosa

            I forgot about 30 albums in my top 10 list, so you’re not the only one.

    • Nice!

      • AeonsOvChaos

        Thank you President!

  • Ortolan Pot Pie

    Urzeit – Anmoksha

  • Scrimm

    It won’t let me load all the comments so F it

    Funeral Whore – Phantasm

  • Inquisition – Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith

  • Caïna – Christ Clad In White Phosphorus

  • Throane – Derrière-Nous La Lumière

  • Void Meditation Cult – Utter The Tongue Of The Dead

  • Gomorrah – The Haruspex

  • Omnium Gatherum – Grey Havens

  • Sojourner – Empires of Ash

  • Sheidim – Shrines Of The Void

  • Sumac – What One Becomes

  • Terra Tenebrosa – The Reverses

  • Draugnim – Vulturine

  • Eliza

    Haken – Affinity, cus no one mentioned it.

    • That’s a great one Liz!

      • Eliza

        I know, I’m confused as to why O was the first to think of it.

  • Hans Gruber

    Névoa – Re Un

  • Hans Gruber

    Useless – Absence of Grace

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    I can’t say what my actual favourite album of this year is so I’ll just say Dead Congregation- Sombre Doom

    • Howard Dean

      The Raunchous Brothers?

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        I can’t say which one because I don’t want a shitstorm to occur like last time it was mentioned, but I think you might be able to guess…

        • Howard Dean

          WE ARE AT WAR!!!

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Repost from HoDean

  • Howard Dean

    Phosphore Blanc – M.W.O.

  • Howard Dean

    Intolitarian – Suicidal Allegiance

  • Gadget – The Great Destroyer

  • Berit Dogg

    Spiritus Mortis – The Year Is One

  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Running Wild – Rapid Foray

  • Armageddon – Crossing the Rubicon (Revisited)

  • Nifrost – Motvind

  • Pestifere – Pestifere

  • Freedom Jew

    This will get exact one vote, but I’m going with Iron Savior – Titancraft. Europower is life.

  • Skeletonwitch – The Apothic Gloom

  • krisdaschwab912

    Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence

  • krisdaschwab912

    Haken – Affinity

  • krisdaschwab912

    The Gentle Storm – The Diary

  • NDG

    Barrow Wight – Kings in Saurons Service

  • Gordon the Gnarbarian

    Cough – Still They Pray

  • Dark Spirit of Cold Ural Mount

    Sodom – Decision Day
    Metal Church – XI
    Superjoint – Caught up in the gears of application
    Nucleus – Sentient
    Ripper – Experiment of Existence
    Destruction – Under Attack
    Running Wild – Rapid Foray
    Megadeth – Dystopia

  • Major Zim

    Rotting Christ – Rituals

  • Beetleborgbuttbanger

    Cultes Des Ghoules – Coven, Or Evil Ways Instead of Love

  • burialxchamber

    Suma – The Order of Things