It’s been another solid year within metal, especially black metal. One of my favorite genres, we see a return of some well known names within the realm of black metal as well as some fresh names here for 2016. One thing I noticed was the return of just pure blackened punishment in terms of screams, sacrilegious riffing and blasting that never seem to stop. Then for you fans of a more atmospheric black metal, we had plenty to choose from this year and it didn’t matter if you preferred a specific style (space, fantasy, nature, etc) because the choices were seemingly endless. Out of the hundreds of thousands of releases that came to be this year, the following 10 are definitely my favorite. Just like I do for “From the Void“, I will be linking to each bands Bandcamp or YouTube stream. Enjoy and thank you for a great year.