(Jonny Pettersson is a busy man, with leading roles in such groups as Wombbath, Ashcloud, Just Before Dawn, and Ursinne, as well as his excellent new solo project Henry Kane. Fortunately, he found time to graciously accept our invitation to share a year-end list of favorite releases.)
1. Brutally Deceased – Satanic Corpse (Death metal)
This album had me blown away. It’s the perfect mix of buzzsaw death metal and blasting brutality.
2. Vanhelgd – Temple of Phobos (Death metal)
This is a band that has gone from clarity to clarity, carving their own path creating greatness.
3. Parasit – A Proud Tradition Of Stupidity (Crust)
D-beat is king, and this is how you do it right.
4. Bombs of Hades – Death Mask Replica (Death metal)
Bombs of Hades is a band that can’t do much wrong in my book. Death metal with tons of punk attitude.
5. Centinex – Doomsday Rituals (Death metal)
Since the reformation of Centinex they have taken the path of mid-tempo death, straying away from the path they were on before the breakup, and they do it so right!
6. Sentient Horror – Ungodly Forms (Death metal)
Swedish death metal from America. This album screams of high quality music and is a punch in the face from start to finish.
7. Ribspreader – Suicide Gate – A Bridge to Death (Death metal)
Best Ribspreader album to date. It hits all the points and is a must for any fan of death metal.
8. Revel in Flesh – Emissary of All Plagues (Death metal)
Fourth album with one of the best German death metal bands. This is their most dynamic release so far.
9. Interment – Scent of the Buried (Death metal)
This is as filthy as it gets, pure old school perfection.
10. Asphyx – Incoming Death (Death metal)
The Dutch death gods are back with a new album, death metal the way it is meant to be.
The following list contains some very good releases that made 2016 into an extremely good year in extreme music.
11. Minotaur Head – Minotaur Head (Death/doom metal)
12. Echelon – The Brimstone Aggrandizement (Death metal)
13. Hobbs Angel of Death – Heaven Bled (Death metal)
14. Testament – Brotherhood of the Snake (Thrash metal)
15. Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole of the Law (Black/grind/industrial)
16. Humanity Delete – Fuck Forever Off (Death metal)
17. Johansson & Speckmann – Edge of the Abyss (Death metal)
18. Martyrdöd – List (Crust)
19. Nails – You Will Never Be One of Us (Grindcore)
20. Wormrot – Voices (Grindcore)
21. Harm Done – Abuse/Abused (Grindcore)
22. Wake – Sowing the Seeds of a Worthless Tomorrow (Grind/Death)
23. Trap Them – Crown Feral (Grind/Death)
24. Collision – Satanic Surgery (Grind/Crust)
25. Writhe – Writhe (Crust)
26. Ursut – Köp Dig Lycklig (Crust)
27. Morrow – Covenant Of Teeth (Crust)
28. Magrudergrind – II (Grindcore)
29. Halshug – Sort Sind (Crust)
30. Epitaph – Sinner Waketh (Death metal)
31. Sorcery – Garden Of Bones (Death metal)
32. Soulburner – The Throne of Armageddon (Death metal)
33. Throne Of Heresy – Antioch (Death metal)
34. Valgrind – Speech Of The Flame (Death metal)
35. Rotten Sound – Abuse To Suffer (Grindcore)
36. Protector – Cursed and Coronated (Thrash metal)
37. Entrapment – Through Realms Unseen (Death metal)
38. Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts (Rock)
39. Gojira – Magma (Metal)
40. Vader – The Empire (Death metal)
41. Gevurah – Hallelujah! (Black metal)
42. Uada – Devoid Of Light (Black metal)
43. Schammasch – Triangle (Black metal)
44. Aborted – Retrogore (Death metal)
45. Deviant Process – Paroxysm (Death metal)
46. Ravencult – Force of Profanation (Death/black metal)
47. Bölzer – Hero (Death metal)
48. Ulcerate – Shrines of Paralysis (Death metal)
49. Deceptionist – Initializing Irreversible Process (Death metal)
50. Ripper – Experiment of Existence (Black/Thrash)
51. Sodom – Decision Day (Thrash metal)
52. Suicidal Angels – Division Of Blood (Thrash metal)
53. Chthe’ilist – Le Dernier Crépuscule (Death metal)
54. Virvum – Illuminance (Death metal)
55. Vale Of Pnath – II (Death metal)
56. Witch Vomit – A Scream From The Tomb Below (Death metal)
57. Deströyer 666 – Wildfire (Black/thrash)
58. Blood Red Throne – Union of Flesh and Machine (Death metal)
59. Usurpress – The Regal Tribe (Death metal)
60. Gatecreeper – Sonoran Depravation (Death metal)
61. Nashgul – Cárcava (Death metal)
62. Gravebomb – Rot in Putrid Filth (Death metal)
63. Cremosity – Witness of Human Brutality (Death metal)
64. Dead Conspiracy – Dead Conspiracy (Death/thrash metal)
65. Decomposed – Wither (Death metal)
66. Spinebreaker – Ice Grave (Death metal)
67. Rats Blood – Low Life (Crust)
68. Extinct Exist – Cursed Earth (Crust)
69. Glorious? – Who are they to impose restrictions? (Crust)
70. Threskiornis – All Empires Fall (Crust)