iTunes Best Of Metal 2016

iTunes Reveal Their Choices For Best Metal Albums & Tracks Of 2016


iTunes have revealed their choices for the best metal albums of 2016 and the best metal tracks of 2016. Though neither list was numerically, both lists appeared in the following order with Gojira the first entry in both, seemingly signifying a top position:

Best Metal Tracks Of 2016:

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Gojira – “Stranded
Oranssi Pazuzu – “Hypnotisoitu Viharukous
Khemmis – “Candlelight
Abbath – “Winter Bane
Inter Arma – “Transfiguration
Oathbreaker – “Immortals
Metallica – “Spit Out The Bone
Anthrax – “Monster At The End
Netherlands – “L.M.M.
SUMAC – “Will To Reach
Testament – “Brotherhood Of The Snake
Bossk – “Heliopause
Vektor – “Changing The Void
The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Nothing To Forget
Meshuggah – “Born In Dissonance
Exmortus – “For The Horde
Nails – “You Will Never Be One Of Us
Cobalt – “Beast Whip
Alcest – “Je suis d’ailleurs
Cult Of Luna & Julie Christmas – “The Wreck Of S.S. Needle
Ihsahn – “Mass Darkness
Graves At Sea – “The Curse That Is
Crowbar – “Falling While Rising
Neurosis – “Fire Is The End Lesson
Kyy – “Legio Serpenti

Best Metal Albums Of 2016:

Gojira – “Magma
Oranssi Pazuzu – “Värähtelijä
Abbath – “Abbath
Khemmis – “Hunted
Inter Arma – “Paradise Gallows
Oathbreaker – “Rheia
Metallica – “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
Anthrax – “For All Kings
Netherlands – “Audobon
SUMAC – “What One Becomes
Testament – “Brotherhood Of The Snake
Bossk – “Audio Noir
Vektor – “Terminal Redux
The Dillinger Escape Plan – “Dissociation
Meshuggah – “The Violent Sleep Of Reason
Exmortus – “Ride Forth
Nails – “You Will Never Be One Of Us
Cobalt – “Slow Forever
Alcest – “Kodama
Cult Of Luna & Julie Christmas – “Mariner
Ihsahn – “Arktis.
Graves At Sea – “The Curse That Is
Crowbar – “The Serpent Only Lies
Neurosis – “Fires Within Fires
Kyy – “Beyond Flesh – Beyond Matter – Beyond Death

Metallica‘s “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” also landed in the Top Rock Albums Of 2016 list, with its first single, “Hardwired“, sitting in the Best Rock Tracks Of 2016 list. In case you’re curious, Deftones‘ “Gore” didn’t place on either chart.

Update – December 11th 11:49am:

It turns out the Deftones and various other relevant artists appear on a chart for Hard Rock that may be region locked depending on your country. You can find it here.

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