For whatever my opinion is worth (which probably isn’t much), I think this year has been quite an incredible one for heavy music. Some long-awaited returns, some exceptional grind, some progressive masterpieces, and some pretty substantial EPs, to say the least. Here are my top 20 picks for the best releases of 2016.
Cattle Decapitation have announced their new U.S. fall touring schedule, further supporting their 2015 full-length The Anthropocene Extinction. The band will embark on a string of headlining dates spanning from September 22 through September 30 with Eternal Sleep supporting on select dates, then they will begin supporting Brujeria and Piñata Protest on their U.S. headlining run. All current tour dates can be found after the break.