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Rolling Stone Releases ’20 Best Metal Albums of 2016′ List

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If you’re one of the millions of low-self-esteem people who were cranky about Rolling Stone snubbing metal on their 2016 year-end list, you can now rest a little easier: the magazine has released a list of the ’20 Best Metal Albums of 2016,’ lest your beloved Neurosis be forced to compete with Norah Jones. The committee credited with putting together the list includes a bunch of names you’ll probably be familiar, including MetalSucks’ own Emperor Rhombus.

The whole list is below, courtesy of Metal Insider. You can read the accompanying explanations here.

20) Black Sabbath, The End
19) 40 Watt Sun, Wider Than the Sky
18) Virus, Memento Collider
17) Crowbar, The Serpent Only Lies
16) Gorguts, Pleaides Dust
15 Darkthrone, Arctic Thunder
14) Frontierer, Orange Mathematics
13) Abbath, Abbath
12) Nails, You Will Never Be One of Us
11) Khemmis, Hunted
10) Whores., Gold
9) Cult of Luna and Julie Christmas, Mariner
8) Gojira, Magma
7) Deftones, Gore
6) Megadeth, Dystopia
5) Neurosis, Fires Within Fires
4) The Dillinger Escape Plan, Dissociation
3) Sumac, What One Becomes
2) Meshuggah, The Violent Sleep of Reason
1) Metallica, Hardwired… To Self Destruct

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