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Best Hard Rock and Metal Albums of 2016 Myglobalmind Staff Picks

Another hard rocking year has come to pass and that means more great music has come and gone in 2016. The best part for us writers who get the privilege to listen to a boatload of great music every year is introducing you to our favorite albums throughout the year. This year our staff of writers is sharing their top 5 favorite albums from 2016 once again. We know everybody’s tastes are different, but I think we’ve compiled a great list of musical offerings from a broad spectrum of sub-genres. Hope you enjoy our list and here’s a toast to more killer records in 2017!!!

 

Denys Top List

1. Michael Sweet – One Sided War
2. Evergrey – The Storm Within
3. Amon Amarth – Jomsviking
4. Pretty Maids – Kingmaker
5. Dynazty – Titanic Mass

Honorable Mention:
RavenEye – Nova
Be’lakor – Vessels
Serious Black – Mirrorworld (Deluxe Edition)
Fates Warning – Theories of Flight
Volbeat – Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie

 

Adrian Top List

  1. Skillet – Unleashed
  2. Rage of Angels – The Devil’s New Tricks
  3. Dan Reed Network – Fight Another Day
  4. Dare – Sacred Ground
  5. Hey!Hello! – Hey!Hello!Too!

Mentions –
Heaven Below – Good Morning Apocalypse
Redwest – Crimson Renegade

 

Chris Top List

1. Fates Warning- Theories of Flight
2. Myrath- Legacy
3. Evergrey- The Storm Within
4. DGM- The Passage
5. (tie) Redemption – The Art of Loss and Pretty Maids – Kingmaker

 

Travis Top List

1. Freedom Call – Master of Light
2. Epica – The Holographic Principle
3. Dream Theater – The Astonishing
4. Temperance – The Earth Embraces Us All
5. Civil War The Last Full Measure

 

Zenae Top List

1. Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
2. Insomnium – Winter’s Gate
3. Gojira – Magma
4. Avantasia – Ghostlights
5. Epica – The Holographic Principle

 

Thomas Top List

1. Dynazty – Titanic Mass
2. Avantasia – Ghostlights
3. Pretty Maids – Kingmaker
4. Sonata Arctica – The Ninth Hour
5. Volbeat – Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie

 

Karen Top List

1. Monster Truck – Sittin Heavy
2. Inglorious – Inglorious
3. Rosco’s Riot – Crazy & Wild
4. Raveneye – Nova
5. Apocalypse Blues Revue – Apocalypse Blues Revue

 

Francijn Top List

1. The Cadillac Three – Bury Me In My Boots
2. The Dead Daisies – Make Some Noise
3. Airbourne – Breakin Outta Hell
4. Thirst – Albatross
5. Queen – On Air

 

Markus Top List

1. Glenn Hughes – Resonate
2. Heaven Shall Burn – Wanderer
3. Opeth – Sorceress
4. Hansen & Friends: XXX – Three Decades in Metal
5. Amon Amarth – Jomsviking

 

Mark and Pam Top List

  1. Cough – Still They Pray
  2. Neurosis – Fire Within Fires
  3. Wo Fat – Midnight Cometh
  4. Castle – Welcome To The Graveyard
  5. Foghound – The World Unseen

 

David Locklear Top List

1. Badr Vogu – Wroth
2. Megadeth – Dystopia
3. Conclave – Sins of the Elders
4. Testament – Brotherhood of the Snake
5. Brown Acid – The Second Trip-Songs from the American Comedown Era

 

Lindsey Top List

1. Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale
2. Knock Out Kaine – Cruel Britannia
3. Vega – Who We Are
4. StopStop – Barceloningham
5. Asylum City Zoo – Bait The Hook

 

Marianne Top List

1. Superjoint – Caught in the Gears of Application
2. Megadeth – Dystopia
3. Honky – Corduroy
4. Rik Emmett & Resolution 9 – RES9
5. Testament – Brotherhood of the Snake

 

David Thrower Top List

  1. Everygrey – The Storm Within
  2. Marillion – FEAR
  3. Avantasia – Ghostlights
  4. The National Orchestra of the United Kingdom of Goats – Vargorok
  5. Headspace – All That You Fear is Gone

 

Valeria Top List

  1. Beasto Blanco – Beasto Blanco 
  2. Sixx A.M. – Preyers For The Blessed
  3. Helix – Rocket Science 
  4. The Dead Daisies – Make Some Noise
  5. Alfredo Gargaro – Various

 

Robert Sutton Top List

  1. Black Stone Cherry – Kentucky
  2. Airbourne – Breakin’ Outta Hell
  3. Saxon – Let Me Feel Your Power
  4. Delain – Moonbathers
  5. Zakk Wylde – Book of Shadows II

 

Robert Cavuoto Top List

  1. The Defiants – The Defiants
  2. The Dead Daises – Make Some Noise
  3. Def Leppard – Def Leppard
  4. Alter Bridge – The Last Hero
  5. Metallica – Hard Wired to Self Destruct

 

Reg Top List

1. Diamond Head – Diamond Head
2. Violet Janine – Between Red and Blue
3. Wolfmother – Victorious
4. Magnum – Sacred Blood ‘Divine’ Lies
5. Robin Trower – Where are you Going to?

 

Karan Top List

1. The Temperance Movement – White Bear
2. Exist Immortal – Breathe
3. King King – King King “Live”
4. Anthrax – For All Kings
5. Megadeth – Dystopia

 

Dave Burke Top List

1. Cancerslug – Sassy For Satan
2. The Donnas – Spend The Night (Re-Release with bonus material)
3. Crobot – Welcome To Fat City
4. The Struts – Everybody Wants (2014 release that I didn’t discover until this year)
5. Metallica – Hardwired To Self-Destruct

 

Paulo Top List

  1. Enigma – The Fall Of a Rebel Angel
  2. Metallica – Hardwired..to self Destruct
  3. Megadeth – Dystopia
  4. The Last Shadow Puppets – Everything You’ve Come To Expect
  5. Pixie Geldof – I’m yours

 

 

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