Kaze’s favorite album list for year 2016

Dear readers,
the current article type is one of my favorite; an article that I am working on during the whole year. Every time I am preparing to listen to a new release, I am thinking ‘Let’s see, if this is quite addictive & exceptional!’. If I listen to the album N times in a row (where N >= 30), then it is a potential candidate for my favorite album list! Of course only a few albums are able to make their way in that list. The following albums were released during 2016 except laCasta’s Encyclia which was released in December 2015, and I listened to it for the first time in January 2016. For each album, I provide some information such as a link to a review if there is one, and a link to the bandcamp page of the release, allowing you to easily access the material and check it out for yourself. My favorites for 2016 include 16 releases where only the last 3 are ranked. For me, a favorite album means a 10/10 album and the first 13 albums fall in this category; all of them are quite addictive & extraordinary. But the last 3, they really talked to my soul, that is why I would like to differentiate them from the rest. I hope you enjoy!

16. The Black Furs (Argentina)- Doomed Blues


Death blues, garage, rock’n’roll

Listen to The Black Furs in Bandcamp

15. Atomikylä (Finland)


Psychedelic, black metal

Listen to Atomikylä in Bandcamp

14. laCasta (Italy) – Encyclia EP


Blackened hardcore

Album Review

Listen to laCasta in Bandcamp

13. Baestien (Czech Republic) – Uroboros



Listen to Baestien in Bandcamp

12. Ancst (Germany) – Moloch


Blackened crust

Album Review

Listen to Ancst in Bandcamp

11. Eave/Galarre (US) – Split


Blackgaze, depressive black metal

Listen to Eave/Galarre split in Bandcamp

10. Suuns (Canada) – Hold/Still


Indie, post-punk

Listen to Suuns in Bandcamp

09. Hemelbestormer (Belgium) – Aether


Doom, sludge

Listen to Hemelbestormer in Bandcamp

08. Oranssi Pazuzu (Finland) – Värähtelijä


Psychedelic black metal

Album Review

Listen to Oranssi Pazuzu in Bandcamp

07. Sarabante (Greece) – Poisonous Legacy


Crust, d-beat

Album Review

Listen to Sarabante in Bandcamp

06. ΚΑΤΑΧΝΙΑ (Greece) – Στη Σκιά Μιας Λαιμητόμου


Crust punk

Listen to Καταχνιά in bandcamp

05. Cult of Luna & Julie Christmas (Sweden & US)- Mariner



Album Review

Listen to Mariner in Bandcamp

04. Russian Circles (US) – Guidance


Instrumental post-metal

Listen to Russian Circles in Bandcamp

03. Teksti-TV 666 (Finland) – 1,2,3


Garage, rock’n’roll

Listen to Teksti-TV 666 in Bandcamp

02. Martyrdöd (Sweden) – List


Metal, crust, d-beat

Album Review

Listen to Martyrdöd in Bandcamp

01. Morrow (UK) – Covenant Of Teeth



Album Review

Listen to Morrow in Bandcamp


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