The Disc’s Top 50 Albums of 2016 – Part Four: 20 – 11

Welcome to part four of The Disc’s top 50 albums of 2016. Its been a fantastic year for rock & metal with so many good releases from both established & up & coming bands. Part four covers numbers 20 to 11. Enjoy!

20: Hellions – Opera Oblivia


Filled with short & punky rock songs, this is an album that is filled with catchy hooks & you’ll be singing the songs long after it has ended.

You can read our review of the full album here.

19: Dark Funeral – Where Shadows Forever Reign


A brooding piece of work that has black metal at the core of its icy, cold heart. An incredible album that is steeped in old school sound.

18: Periphery – III: Select Difficulty


Technical metal with a real blend of modern sound that creates an intensely listenable experience. Exciting from beginning to end, Periphery have outdone themselves here.

You can read our review of the full album here.

17: Ctulu – Ctulu


A real showcase of just where the future of black/death metal is heading. Huge sounding songs with a sense of structure that puts much of Ctulu’s peers to shame.

You can read our review of the full album here.

16: The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation


The final album from the energetic tech-metallers is the crowning glory on their legacy. What sounds messy on first listen slowly begins to make sense leaving you with the realisation that Dissociation is actually the work of geniuses.

15: The Interrupters – Say it Out Loud


This Distillers style punk rock album is filled with catchy, sing-along beats. It’s lyrical content matches the music & it will stay with you long after its played out its final notes.

You can read our review of the full album here.

14: Metallica: Hardwired…to Self-Destruct


One of the biggest bands in the world returned after 8 years with their strongest album for a very long time. Riff-heavy with some of the best drumming Metallica have ever pulled off, it barely puts a foot wrong.

You can read our review of the full album here.

13: Gojira – Magma


This is an album that shows off a band that has perfected its sound, Magma is arguably their most accessible work but it certainly doesn’t lack in bite.

You can read our full review of the album here.

12: Netherbird – The Grander Voyage


The title sums up this album perfectly, a grand voyage of blackened metal. One with bags of melody &hooks that will leave you awe-struck with its combination of heaviness & beauty.

You can read our review of the full album here.

11: Megadeth – Dystopia


The best of the bunch from the big 4 of thrash, Dystopia saw Megadeth answer their critics after the poorly received Super Collider. It’s the best thrash metal album to be released in 2016.

You can read our review of the full album here.


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