SPOILER: Here Are Decibel's Top 40 Albums of 2016

Most readers and subscribers do not have the January 2017 issue of Decibel yet. But that didn’t stop someone from obtaining an early copy of our year-end issue and posting our Top 40 Albums of 2016 on a number of websites that—for a merciful change—are not Brooklyn Vegan. Anyway, if you'd prefer remaining in suspense until your copy arrives in the mail, please go here. The rest of you can venture on, but if you’d actually like to read editorial on these releases (for, you know, context) as well as dozens of entertaining artist and contributor conceived year-end Top 5s, and a fucking Hellhammer Hall of Fame (!), you can nab a copy of the full issue here

40. The Dillinger Escape Plan - Dissociation
39. Eternal Champion - The Armor of Ire
38. Venomous Concept - Kick Me Silly VC III
37. Aluk Todolo - Voix
36. Inverloch - Distance | Collapsed
35. Eerie - Eerie
34. Sumac - What One Becomes
33. Child Bite - Negative Noise
32. Inquisition - Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith
31. Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas - Mariner
30. Graves at Sea - The Curse that Is
29. Chthe’ilist - Le Dernier Crépuscule
28. Phobocosm - Bringer of Drought
27. Testament - Brotherhood of the Snake
26. SubRosa - For this We Fought the Battle of Ages
25. Bölzer - Hero
24. Neurosis - Fires Within Fires
23. Mizmor - Yodh
22. Wretch - Wretch
21. Virus - Memento Collider
20. Oathbreaker - Rheia
19. Ghoul - Dungeon Bastards
18. Diamond Head - Diamond Head
17. Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep of Reason
16. Destroyer 666 - Wildfire
15. Crowbar - The Serpent Only Lies
14. Funeral Moth - Transience
13. Blood Ceremony - Lord of Misrule
12. Asphyx - Incoming Death
11. Trap Them - Crown Feral
10. Cobalt - Slow Forever
9. Gorguts - Pleiades Dust
8. Hammers of Misfortune - Dead Revolution
7. Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows
6. Gehennah - Too Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Die
5. Abbath - Abbath
4. Oranssi Pazuzu - Värähtelijä
3. Blood Incantation - Starspawn
2. Nails - You Will Never Be One of Us
1. Khemmis - Hunted

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