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.
Montreal, Quebec deathcore greats Despised Icon have announced that they’ve signed with Nuclear Blast and will be releasing their first new album in seven years. The upcoming full-length is titled Beast and while a date has yet to be revealed, it’s set for release this summer. Despised Icon comment via Facebook: