20 best albums of 2016

Yes, it’s this time of the year. Time to choose my twenty favourite albums of 2016. It wasn’t that easy and that’s because this year we were lucky enough to listen to some tremendous music. This was also a fucked up year. Please excuse my language but it was. So many great artists passed away. Back in december we were shocked with the terrible news of Lemmy’s death. I still can’t believe he’s dead. His music though will live forever. And then David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen died as well. Recently it was Micky Fitz of the Business who passed away. This was a sad year for sure. But life goes on. Anyways, here’s a list i made with my most favourite albums of this year. Count with me from 20 to 1.


20. Ayahuasca – Yin

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19. Unyielding Love – The Sweat of Augury

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18. Worm Ouroboros – What Graceless Dawn

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17. Vermin Womb – Decline

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16. Minerva Superduty – Gorod Zero

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15. Art of Burning Water – Between Life and Nowhere

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14. Cough – Still They Pray

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13. Inter Arma – Paradise Gallows

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12. Sarabante – Poisonous Legacy

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11. Kvelertak – Nattesferd

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10. Plebeian Grandstand – False Highs, True Lows

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9. Ancst – Moloch

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8. Oranssi Pazuzu – Värähtelijä

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7. Nonsun – Black Snow Desert

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6. The Body – No One Deserves Happiness

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5. Oathbreaker – Rheia

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4. Phantom Winter – Sundown Pleasures

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3. Cult of Luna + Julie Christmas – Mariner

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2. Neurosis – Fires Within Fires

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1. Morrow – Covenant of Teeth

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Art of Simplicity – When fables have a bitter taste

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Art of Simplicity is a five piece band from Athens, Greece. On the 23rd of October, the band released their new album ”When fables have a bitter taste”. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered at Uprising Studios by Giannis Fasoulakis. Artwork was made by Giorgos Chras.

Six tracks are included in this album. This is actually a concept album and it is about childhood traumas and unfullfilled expectations. And i must admit, listening to this album trully feels like someone is telling you a story. In my opinion the band’s music is heavy, a bit experimental and in a way quite smooth. Apart from that, this album sometimes sounds a bit dark and esoteric. These six tracks sound definitely inspired and they’ re also good written songs. A thing that made an impression on me is definitely the band’s vocals. Christos Kounelis has some serious vocal skills. As for a favourite track, that would had to be ”Τέλος” (in greek it means end), namely the album’s sixth track.

Trying to sum it up i would have to say that i enjoyed this album. Thus i would like to recommend it. This is our suggestion for today. Here’s a link where you can also listen to ”When fables have a bitter taste”.