2016 Album Reviews


Here you can find all our reviews for albums that were released in 2016 as well as roundup of all our ratings for the albums. Click on an image to read the relevant review & scroll down to see all our ratings.

Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life's Ratings
  • 10/10
    Sojourner – Empires of Ash (Avantgarde Music) - 10/10
  • 9.5/10
    Waldgeflüster - Ruinen (Nordvis) - 9.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Black Therapy - In the Embrace of Sorrow, I Smile (Apostasy Records) - 9.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Chiral - Gazing Light Eternity (Self-Released) - 9.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Winterfylleth - The Dark Hereafter (Candlelight Records) - 9.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Gojira - Magma (Roadrunner Records) - 9.5/10
  • 9.5/10
    Megadeth - Dystopia (Universal Music) - 9.5/10
  • 9/10
    Lucifer's Fall - Cursed & Damned (Nine Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Cattle - Nature's Champion (Hominid Sounds) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Kladovest - Ignitiate (No Colours Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner (Indie Recordings) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Ctulu - Ctulu (MDD Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Dark Tranquillity - Atoma (Century Media Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Netherbird - The Grander Voyage (Black Lodge Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    The Devil Wears Prada - Transit Blues (Rise Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Oathbreaker - Rheia (Deathwise Inc.) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Periphery III - Select Difficulty (Century Media Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    The Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence (HevyDevy Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Nails - You Will Never be One of Us (Nuclear Blast) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    With Heavy Hearts – The Mirror’s Principle (Self Released) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    For I Am King - Daemons (Redfield Records) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Degradead – Degradead (Metalville) - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fleshgod Apocalypse - King (Nuclear Blast) - 9/10
  • 8.5/10
    WEAK13 - They Live (Self-released) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    Unearthed Elf - Into The Catacomb Abyss (Self Released) - 8.5/10
  • 8.5/10
    INK - Loom (Self Released) - 8.5/10
  • 8/10
    The Noctambulant – Advocatus Diaboli (Domestic Genocide Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Stormdeath - Time to Destroy (Witches Brew) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Palace of Worms - The Ladder (Broken Limbs Recordings) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Threatpoint - R.I.P. (Self-Released) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Thunder and Lightning - The Ages Will Turn (Self-Released) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fraser Edwards - I Am God (Self-Released) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Metallica - Hardwired...to Self-Destruct (Blackened Recordings) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Scorching Winter - Victim (Self Released) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Destinova - Nameless Goat (Self Released) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Nebrus - Exta Malorvm (Razed Soul Productions) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Crowbar - Only the Serpent Lies (eOne Heavy) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Hellions - Opera Oblivia (UNFD) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Cipher System - 20th Anniversary (Self Released) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Neurosis - Fires Within Fires (Neurot Recordings) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Foetal Juice - Masters of Absurdity (GrindScene Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Volbeat - Seal The Deal & Let's Boogie (Vertigo) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Witches of Doom - Deadlights (Self Released) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Hatebreed - The Concrete Confessional (Nuclear Blast) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Black Tusk - Pillars of Ash (Relapse Records) - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Abbath - Abbath (Season of Mist) - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Burning Hatred- Carnage (Morbid Skull Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Ghowl - In the Woods (Self Released) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Avulsion Rupture - Wræclást (Self-Released) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Superjoint - Caught up in the Gears of Application (Housecore Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Rebel Machine - Nothing Happens Overnight - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Devast - Apocalyptic Human Extinction (Gore House Productions) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Skewered - Deathmethyltryptamine (Stillborn Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Korn - The Serenity of Suffering (Roadrunner Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Gévaudan - Litost (Self Released) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Trap Them - Crown Feral (Prosthetic Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Amon Amarth - Jomsviking (Metal Blade Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Scorpion Child - Acid Roulette (Nuclear Blast) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Whitechapel - Mark of the Blade (Metal Blade Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    The Devils Music - The Devils Music (Self Released) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Blood Red Throne - Union of Flesh and Machine (Candlelight Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Devildriver – Trust No One (Napalm Records) - 7/10
  • 7/10
    Lycus - Chasms (Relapse Records) - 7/10
  • 6/10
    Take Today - Choices (Self-Released) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Uburen - Fra Doden Fodes Liv (Self-Released) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Spaztic Robot - Skip Rope Rhymes (Killer Shark Records) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    In Flames - Battles (Nuclear Blast Records) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    King Dude - Sex (Van Records) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Sabaton - The Last Stand (Nuclear Blast) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Sum 41 - 13 Voices (Hopeless Records) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Fornicus - Hymns of Dominion (Negative Earth Records) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Airbourne - Breakin' Outta Hell (Spinefarm Records) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Blink 182 - California (BMG) - 6/10
  • 6/10
    Good Charlotte – Youth Authority (MDDN) - 6/10
  • 5/10
    Trivium - Ember to Inferno (Re Release) - 5/10
  • 5/10
    Devilment II - The Mephisto Waltzes (Nuclear Blast) - 5/10
  • 5/10
    Lacuna Coil - Delirium (Century Media Records) - 5/10
  • 4/10
    Ranger - Speed & Violence (Spinefarm Records) - 4/10
  • 4/10
    Biffy Clyro - Ellipsis (14th Floor Records) - 4/10
  • 4/10
    Babymetal - Metal Resistance (Amuse Inc.) - 4/10
  • 4/10
    Magrudergrind - II (Relapse Records) - 4/10
  • 3/10
    Yellowcard - Yellowcard (Hopeless Records) - 3/10
  • 3/10
    American Head Charge - Tango Umbrella (Napalm Records) - 3/10
  • 2/10
    Green Day - Revolution Radio (Reprise Records) - 2/10
  • 2/10
    The Amity Affliction -This Could Be Heartbreak (Roadrunner Records) - 2/10
  • 2/10
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway (Warner Bros. Records) - 2/10
  • 2/10
    Cane Hill - Smile (Rise Records) - 2/10
  • 1/10
    Attila - Chaos (Sharptone Records) - 1/10
  • 1/10
    Stuck Mojo - Here Come the Infidels (Stuck Mojo Music) - 1/10