Jan 302017

 

There’s a possibility that at this late date I might still receive a promised year-end list or two, but with those possible exceptions our 2016 edition of LISTMANIA has concluded — or at least close enough that I’m ready to provide this wrap-up.

Once again, we had an extensive series of year-end lists. As usual, some of them were re-postings of lists that appeared at “big platform” web sites and print magazines, and others were prepared by our own cadre of writers. But once again the largest group of list posts came from invited band members and assorted other guests, including fellow metal bloggers/writers. Plus, we’ve also received many lists in reader comments on THIS POST (and new lists are still being added there).

In this article I’m collecting links to all of the 2016 year-end lists that we published, divided into categories and listed within each category in the order of their appearance. For people who are looking for the best metal that 2016 had to offer, I think these lists provide a tremendous resource.

Thanks again to everyone who contributed to 2016 LISTMANIA and to everyone who made time to read what we pulled together.

P.S. If we posted your list and you don’t see it below, it’s because I forgot to tag it with “Listmania 2016” when I posted it. Just leave a comment below or e-mail me with the words “You Fucking Moron” in the subject line, and I’ll fix the oversight.

P.P.S. We still have one kind of 2016 list that still isn’t finished — my own list of the year’s Most Infectious Extreme Metal Songs. But that one will end tomorrow, come hell or high water.

 

MAGAZINES AND “BIG PLATFORM” SITES

DECIBEL
PopMatters
Revolver
Noisey
Terrorizer
Rolling Stone
Stereogum

 

BAND MEMBERS

Neill Jameson (Krieg)
Austin Lunn (Panopticon)
Jonny Pettersson (Wombbath, etc.)
Patrick Bruss (Crypticus)
Ken Sorceron (Abigail Williams)
Johan Huldtgren (Obitus)

Semjaza – Thy Darkened Shade (Part 1)
Semjaza – Thy Darkened Shade (Part 2)
Semjaza – Thy Darkened Shade (Part 3)
Semjaza – Thy Darkened Shade (Part 4)

 

NCS STAFF AND OTHER REGULAR NCS CONTRIBUTORS

Andy Synn (EPs)
Andy Synn (The Disappointing Albums)
Andy Synn (The Good Albums)
Andy Synn (The Great Albums)
Andy Synn (Critical Top 10)
Andy Synn (Personal Top 10)

DGR (Part 1)
DGR (Part 2)
DGR (Part 3)
DGR (Part 4)
DGR (Part 5)
DGR (Part 6)

TheMadIsraeli

Austin Weber (Death Metal)
Austin Weber (Black Metal, Grind)
Austin Weber (Mathcore, Instrumental)
Austin Weber (Prog, Experimental, Non-Metal)

Todd Manning

Grant Skelton (Thrash)
Grant Skelton (Death Metal)
Grant Skelton (Doom)
Grant Skelton (Miscellaneous Metal)

Wil Cifer (Doom)
Wil Cifer (Death Metal)
Wil Cifer (Black Metal)
Wil Cifer (Sludge)
Wil Cifer (Progressive Metal)
Wil Cifer (Hardcore Punk)
Wil Cifer (Mainstream Metal)

BadWolf (Non-Metal Albums)

 

FELLOW BLOGGERS

To the Teeth (A List of Lists)
Brutalitopia

Gorger (Part 1)
Gorger (Part 2)
Gorger (Part 3)

 

OTHER FRIENDS

Ben Smasher
SurgicalBrute

Vonlughlio (Demos, EPs, Compilations)
Vonlughlio (Brutal Death Metal)
Vonlughlio (Other Favorites)

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