So we’re doing a two-part series on picking the podcast’s official albums of the year 2016. We start with the blog’s list of 400+ albums that are

7 years ago

So we’re doing a two-part series on picking the podcast’s official albums of the year 2016. We start with the blog’s list of 400+ albums that are worth consideration this year, whittle it down to 86 albums we care about, and then start cutting them. The objective is to get to a ranked list of 10 items and an overall list of 20 albums. We get down to about 45 this week until the cuts really start to hurt. This was real fun to do, so I hope you all enjoy too! The lists will be posted below.

59 – AOTY 2016 Deliberations, Part 1: Vape In

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Intro/Outro – NYN

The 86 albums we considered:

65daysofstatic – No Man’s Sky: Music For An Infinite Universe

Aenaon – Hypnosophy

Alcest – Kodama

Aliases – Derangeable

Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole Of The Law

Anciients – Voice of the Void

A Sense Of Gravity – Atrament

Astronoid – Air

Babymetal – Metal Resistance

Borknagar – Winter Thrice

Car Bomb – Meta

Clipping – Splendor and Misery

Coldworld – Autumn

Coma Cluster Void – Mind Cemeteries

Cyborg Octopus – Learning to Breathe

Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas – Mariner

Dark Tranquillity – Atoma

David Bowie – Blackstar

Defeated Sanity – Disposal of the Dead // Dharmata

Disillusion – Alea

Eths – Ankaa

Fallujah – Dreamless

First Fragment – Dasein

Fountainhead – Reverse Engineering

Fractal Cypher- The Human Paradox

GoGo Penguin – Man Made Object

Gojira – Magma

Hannes Grossmann – The Crypts of Sleep

Haken – Affinity

Hollow Earth – Dead Planet

Ihsahn – Arktis

Imperium Dekadenz – Dis Manibvs

Infant Annihilator – The Elysian Grandeval Galeriarch

Insomnium – Winter’s Gate

Inter Arma – Paradise Gallows

Ion Dissonance – Cast the First Stone

Ivar Bjornson & Einar Selvik – Skuggsja

Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts

Keep of Kalessin – Heaven of Sin

Khonsu – The Xun Protectorate

Krallice – Hyperion

Latitudes – Old Sunlight

Leander Kills – Tulelo

Mammoth – Deviations

Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason

Metallica – Hardwired…To Self-Destruct

Mick Gordon – DOOM OST

Mithras – On Strange Loops

Mouth of the Architect – Path of Eight

Myrkur – Mausoleum

Oathbreaker – Rheia

Oak Pantheon – In Pieces

Obscura – Akroasis

Oddland – Origin

Oracles – Miserycorde

Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä

Painted in Exile – The Ordeal

Perturbator – The Uncanny Valley

Pitts Minnemann Project – The Psychic Planetarium

Plebeian Grandstand – False Highs, True Lows

Plini – Handmade Cities

Protest the Hero – Pacific Myth

Riverside – Eye of the Soundscape

Rorcal – Creon

Schammasch – Triangle

Saor – Guardians

Shadow of Intent – Primordial

Shokran – Exodus

Slice the Cake – Odyssey to the Gallows/West

Solange – A Seat At The Table

Spellcaster – Night Hides The World

SubRosa – For This We Fought The Battle of Ages

TABPxDSME – The World is a Colder Place Now

Textures – Phenotype

Thank You Scientist – Stranger Heads Prevail

The Fall of Troy – OK

Thrawsunblat – Metacthonia

Thy Catafalque – Meta

Travis Orbin – Projects II

Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis


Vektor – Terminal Redux

Vipassi – Sunyata

Virvum – Illuminance

Wormed – Krighsu

Yndi Halda – Under Summer

Zeal and Ardor – Devil Is Fine

The unordered list of 45 we ended up with this week:

  1. 65daysofstaticNo Man’s Sky: Music For An Infinite Universe
  2. AenaonHypnosophy
  3. AliasesDerangeable
  4. Anaal NathrakhThe Whole Of The Law
  5. AnciientsVoice of the Void
  6. A Sense Of GravityAtrament
  7. AstronoidAir
  8. BabymetalMetal Resistance
  9. BorknagarWinter Thrice
  10. Car BombMeta
  11. ClippingSplendor and Misery
  12. Cyborg OctopusLearning to Breathe
  13. Cult of Luna & Julie ChristmasMariner
  14. Dark TranquillityAtoma
  15. David BowieBlackstar
  16. FallujahDreamless
  17. First FragmentDasein
  18. FountainheadReverse Engineering
  19. Fractal CypherThe Human Paradox
  20. Hannes GrossmannThe Crypts of Sleep
  21. IhsahnArktis
  22. Inter ArmaParadise Gallows
  23. KatatoniaThe Fall of Hearts
  24. Latitudes Old Sunlight
  25. Leander KillsTulelo
  26. MetallicaHardwired…To Self-Destruct
  27. Mick GordonDOOM OST
  28. MithrasOn Strange Loops
  29. Mouth of the ArchitectPath of Eight
  30. OathbreakerRheia
  31. ObscuraAkroasis
  32. Pitts Minnemann ProjectThe Psychic Planetarium
  33. PliniHandmade Cities
  34. RiversideEye of the Soundscape
  35. SchammaschTriangle
  36. ShokranExodus
  37. SpellcasterNight Hides The World
  38. SubRosaFor This We Fought The Battle of Ages
  39. TABPxDSMEThe World is a Colder Place Now
  40. Textures Phenotype
  41. Thank You ScientistStranger Heads Prevail
  42. The Fall of TroyOK
  43. ThrawsunblatMetacthonia
  44. VektorTerminal Redux
  45. Yndi HaldaUnder Summer



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