It wasn’t too long ago when Revolver Magazine announced they’d be holding their own award show that will be held on December 13 at Webster Hall. While some have questioned a handful of their award nominees, the magazine has also announced their top twenty metal albums of 2016. It’s not that surprising, given that everyone from Bravewords and Consequence of Sound’s to Decibel Magazine have announced their lists. Given the mainstream focus of the magazine, it wasn’t all that surprising to see a handful of predictable rock contenders, if that term even exists. That being said, with no offense to those bands, it’s hard to imagine Volbeat, Zakk Wylde and Alter Bridge making appearances on anyone else’s list of essential 2016 albums.  You can check here to found out why they believe such artists are the top twenty as the entire list is written out below, which there are quite a few good ones on there as well.  

20) The Devil Wears Prada, Transit Blues

19) Tombs, All Empires Fall

18) Rob Zombie, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration

17) Zakk Wylde, Book Of Shadows II

16) Killswitch Engage, Incarnate

15) Alter Bridge, The Last Hero

14) Every Time I Die, Low Teens

13) Opeth, Sorceress

12) Lacuna Coil, Delirium

11) Nails, You Will Never Be One Of Us

10) Gojira, Magma

9) Of Mice & Men, Cold World

8) The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dissociation

7) Volbeat, Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie

6) Amon Amarth, Jomsviking

5) Deftones, Gore

4) Meshuggah, The Violent Sleep Of Reason

3) Avenged Sevenfold, The Stage

2) Megadeth, Dystopia

1) Metallica, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct