Sentinel Daily’s Top 100 Albums of 2016: Part I

Sentinel Daily’s Top 100 Albums of 2016: Part I

Our panel of wise old heads gathered to cogitate and deliberate on the best in metal and hard rock releases from 2016, and the results are in. So here we go with part one of their findings, counting down from numbers 100 - 91...

100. DevilskinBe Like the River (Rocket)

“The album is a strong offering with no song that could be considered filler…. From start to finish there is enough on this album to get this reviewer really interested”. – Paul Kerr, 10/11/16

Read Paul’s full review of Be Like the River and hear a track from the album HERE

99. Chron GenThis is the Age (Westworld Recordings)

“It’s good to have them back, and those first five tracks would have made a killer EP…” Michael Stronge, 30/09/16

Read Michael’s review of This is the Age HERE

98. GehennahToo Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Live (Metal Blade)

Their first full-lengther in twenty years picked up as if nothing had changed, with the band sounding as raw, dirty and direct as they ever have – just the way we like it. – Scott Adams

Read Albert Petersen’s interview with the band and hear a track from the album HERE

97. The Jelly JamProfit (Music Theories Recordings)

“It’s an interesting record, undeniably strong in places, yet never seeming to fully push through on the potential it undoubtedly has…” – Scott Adams, 23/05/16

Read Scott’s Full Review HERE

96. WitchskullThe Vast Electric Dark (Own Label)

TVED has that ‘best in class’ quality that few manage to attain. An absolute must-hear whether you count yourself a fan of doom or not” – Scott Adams, 08/12/16

95. AllfatherBless the Earth With Fire (Static Tension Records)

“UK sludge Lords Allfather absolutely – actually, make that ABSOMUTHFUCKINGLUTELY – rock… I know this isn’t going to be for everyone, but Allfather are definitely worth a punt if the sheer visceral, emotional heft of the riff alone is something you’re interested in”. – Michael Stronge, 28/05/16

Read Michael’s full review HERE

94. EpitaphFire from the Soul (MIG Music)

“Proggy, at times pompous rock with an occasional eye on bombast is the name of the game, though the band ain’t shy of a melody, often coming on in their poppier moments as a slightly cut-price version of Cheap Trick“. – Scott Adams, 15/03/16

Read Scott’s full review of Fire from the Soul HERE

93. Avenged SevenfoldThe Stage (Capitol Records)

I seem to be in a minority these days, but to me Avenged Sevenfold just get better and better. They’ve found their niche now, and their metier of modern-sounding Maiden and Metallica tributes underpinning the ever-more Graham Bonnetesque vocals of M. Shadows, at it’s best on the new album’s title track, has never been mopre pleasurable to listen to. – Gavin Strickmann

92. Goatess Purgatory Under New Management (Svart Records)

Spritely doom that obviously nods to the past yet still retains a resolutely modern feel; Swedes Goatess returned with a new album this year but maintained all their old hallmarks of quality and crushing, woozy heaviness. – Michael Stronge

91. HammerFallBuilt to Last (Napalm Records)

“There are moments here that will truly reaffirm your love of HammerFall if you are a long term fan, so I’m happy to report that, overall, Built to Last is a welcome return to form”. – Ferry Templeton, 18/10/16

Read Ferry’s full review of the album HERE

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