Sunday, January 1, 2017

Best Of 2016


Here we’re already, first day on a new year, yes it's already 2017. As always in December we get into the tedious task of listing our favourite albums of 2016!, You have seen them all now, a total summery will come below.  This year again it was really hard to make that final list, but hey “a man gotta do what a man gotta do”. I know I have exclude some, as far as I can see is that the box with Vinyls that even had a chance to be played are more than half full, shame on me. Some thoughts about the Top 100 list have many great releases, from old & new bands, the Top 100 is very strong in it's own line up.

It’s also the time for me to do a little retrospective of this year for me and Tune Of The Day.  We passed the 400 followers mark on Facebook, kinda cool but hey I wish it would be more, so hit like for gods sake. We will soonish hit 4000 posts, that's a pretty much, but it's since the start in 2007 so I guess it's pretty valid.

2016 have been a very good year work wise, shit loads of concerts, festivals, tours, travels, air ports, cars, buses, trains etc etc. To many to be listed here, but the photo below will tell some at-least.

A few of all the passes for 2016, pretty big pile indeed.

The best of the best of the albums released during 2016.

100 Architects - All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
99 Port Noir - Any Way The Wind Carries
98 Omnium Gatherum - Grey Heavens
97 Messenger - Threnodies
96 Magnum - Sacred Blood…
95 Grand Magus - Sword Songs
94 Dust - Soulburst
93 Wolfmother - Victorious
92 Wo Fat - Midnight Cometh
91 Tygers Of Pan Tang - Tygers Of Pan Tang
90 Robert Pehrsson's Humb… - Long Way To The Light
89 Megadeth - Dystopia
88 1000Mods - Repeated Exposure To…
87 Switchblade - 2016
86 Svvamp - Svvamp
85 Myrath - Legacy
84 Seven Sisters - Seven Sisters
83 Red Fang - Only Ghosts
82 Crobot - Welcome To The Fat City
81 Gygax - Critical Hits
80 Gleen Hughes - Resonate
79 Last In Line - Heavy Crown
78 Dark Tranquillity - Atoma
77 Blood Cermony - Lord Of Misrule
76 Barishi - Blood From The Lion's Mouth
75 Astronoid - Air
74 Kansas - The Prelude Implicit
73 Moonsorrow - Jumalten Aika
72 Kaleo - A/B
71 Inglorious - Inglorious
70 Haken - Affinity
69 Asteroid - III
68 In Flames - Battles
67 Brutus - Wandering Blind
66 Spiritual Beggars - Sunrise To Sundown
65 Scorpion Child - Acid Roulette
64 Duel - Fears Of the Dead
63 Temperance Movment - White Bear
62 Destroyer 666 - Wildfire
61 Entombed A.D. - Dead Dawn
60 Goatess - Purgatory Under New Management
59 Meshuggah - The Violent Sleep Of Reason
58 Beware Of Darkness - Are You Real?
57 Katatonia - The Fall Of Hearts
56 Inter Arma - Paradise Gallows
55 Insomnium - Winters Gate
54 Highly Suspect - The Boy Who Died Wolf
53 Purson - Desire's Magic Theatre
52 Them - Sweet Hollow
51 Alter Bridge - The Last Hero
50 Trees Of Eternity - Hour Of The Nightingale
49 Church Of Misery - And Then There Were None...
48 Gozu - Revival
47 Well - Pagan Science
46 Truckfighters - V
45 Devin Townsend Project - Transcendence
44 PJ Harvey - The Hope Six Demolition…
43 Oceans Of Slumber - Winter
42 Gone Is Gone - Gone Is Gone
41 Vanhelgd - Temple Of Phobos
40 Be'lakor - Vessels
39 40 Watt Sun - Wider Than The Sky
38 High Spirits - Motivator
37 Imperial State Electric - All Through The Night
36 Conan - Revengeance
35 Hypnos - Cold Winds
34 Graham Bonnet Band - The Book
33 Holy Serpent - Temples
32 Somali Yacht Club - The Sun
31 Lugnet - Lugnet
30 Beastwars - The Death Of All The Things
29 Bombus - Repeat Until Death
28 Pretty Maids - Kingmaker
27 Geezer - Geezer
26 Wasted Theory - Defenders Of The Riff
25 Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Skeleton Tree
24 Opeth - Sorceress
23 Ihsahn - Arktis.
22 Rival Sons - Hollow Bones
21 Hexvessel - When We Are Death
20 Dark Funeral - Where Shadow Forever Regin
19 Metallica - Hardwired…To Self-Destruct
18 Witchcraft - Nucleus
17 Death Angel - The Evil Divide
16 Domkraft - The End Of Electricity
15 Kvelertak - Nattesfred
14 Salems Pot - Pronounce This!
13 Blues Pills - Lady In Gold
12 Graves at Sea - The Curse That Is
11 Palace Of The King - Valles Marineris
10 Cult Of Luna - Mariner
9 Vektor - Terminal Redux
8 Testament - Brotherhood Of The Snake
7 Red Hot Chili Peppers - The Getaway
6 Anciients - Voice Of The Void
5 Gojira - Magma
4 Cobalt - Slow Forever
3 Alcest - Kodama
2 Bölzer - Hero
1 Khemmis - Hunted

 The nr 1 on the TOP 100 album list.

Honourable mentions:

IN MOURNING, NIGHTINGALE

Regarding album, still using the best tool for my records "Discogs", I just love it, be hey, it's pretty dangerous surfing around, always end with a new purchased record. Even if my best friend "Discogs" is around, I still buy a few records twice, bah! And this year I will not even look how much records that have entered my home during 2016. We keep it as a secret for now,  I think that's the best way to do it as I know deep inside that I have burned my budget more than once already :)

Ok, let's look on what's was best during 2016.

Best Covers/Tribute Album
Best Rock Album - Palace Of The King - Valles Marineris
Best Metal Album - Böltzer - Hero



Best Doom - Khemmis - Hunted
Best Swedish Metal - Cult Of Luna - Mariner

Best Swedish Rock - Blues Pills - Lady In Gold
Best Tune - Hexvessel - Cosmic Truth
Best Swedish Stoner - Domkraft - The End Of Electricity
Best Foreign Stoner/Sludge - Khemmis - Hunted

Best Supreice - Cobalt - Slow Forever
Best Festival 2016 - Hellfest
Best Farwell and finishing/last Show - Kent - Tele2

Best Live Show - 2016 - Black Sabbath - The End.   Photo Credit Ross Halfin
Best Cover Art - Opeth - Sorceress
Best Tour Poster - Iggy Pop - Post Pop Depression Tour

Best Art - Tomas Lacke
Best T-Shirt 2016
Best Movie  - 2016 - Star Wars -  Rogue One
Best Whiskey - Ardbeg - Corryvreckan

Best Beer - Brooklyn Lager


Best Blog - Heavy Metale
This Year's most active concert-goer: LG-Petrov (Same procedure as last year)

Best Musical Country 2016 - America

This year vocal performance: Julie Christmas
Biggest lost 2016 - David Bowie

Tune Of The Day wish you all a Happy New Year!! Today's tune will be released a bit later on today!


5 kommentarer:

Christofer said...

Det var väldans vad alla hyllar Khemmis. Jag får väl kolla upp dem närmare under det nya året. Vet du något bra ställe där man kan köpa deras skivor utan att frakten går på lika mycket som skivan?

Bra val av film också. Grymt bra!

Gott nytt år och god fortsättning.

Chief Rebel Angel said...

Bästa blogg: Heavy MetAle? TACK! Stum av förundran och överraskning, men glad!

Stones said...

Khemmis måste du bara kolla upp,
den borde gå att köpa på de flesta svenska butiker så som Bengans, Ginza och Soundpollution. Deras första kan bli lite stökigare. Gott nytt år!

Stones said...

Det är ni värda!

Chief Rebel Angel said...

Christofer: jag köpte båda utan att betala skjortan. Tror det vad CDON eller liknande kommersiell site!

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