The Disc’s Top 50 Albums of 2016 – Part Two: 40 – 31


Welcome to part two 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 two covers numbers 40 to 31. Enjoy!

40: Moonsorrow – Jumalten Aika

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The latest release from the Finnish pagan metallers is one filled with melody but with a constant heavy undertone that confuses the senses but leaves you wanting much more.

39: Inquisition – Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith

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The two-piece black metallers return with their most ferocious work yet. Uncompromisingly brutal yet incredibly listenable.

 38: Red Fang – Only Ghosts

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A groove-led, stoner rock album that shows that Red Fang are ready to step up to the next level.

37: Sum 41 – 13 Voices

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The pop-punk band return fresh with one eye on the future. A harder rock sound that still has that Sum 41 vibe, it’s an impressive return.

You can read our full review for the album here.

36: King – Reclaim the Darkness

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Showcasing the evolution of black/death metal, Reclaim the Darkness stays true to the roots of the music but updates it with much a fresher sound.

35: Testament – Brotherhood of the Snake

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The 5th member of the big 4 of thrash dropped an album packed with huge & heavy riffs that warmed every old-school metaller’s heart.

34: The Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence

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Arguably his biggest sounding work to date, Devin Townsend continues to amaze no matter the music he is creating.

You can read our full review for the album here.

33: Amon Amarth – Jomsviking

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This concept album shows a confident Amon Amarth having built up a fan-base that adores them. Heavy but very accessible, it is music that demands you raise your horns to the sky.

You can read our full review for the album here.

32: Abbath – Abbath

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The legendary black metal artist, formerly of Immortal dropped an icy cold blast of metal at the beginning of the year. Filled with plenty of that Abbath swagger but never straying to far from his black metal roots.

You can read our full review for the album here.

31: Degradead – Degradead

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Melodic death metal at its finest, crafting songs that stimulate the senses yet retain a serious hard-hitting punch.

You can read our full review for the album here.

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