Closing the year we have the list of the best releases we reviewed this 2016. After scouring through hours of music each week for Infernal Masquerade, these 25 albums are the ones we were most impressed by. In terms of the albums we didn't review (because no promo was submitted), but we think they deserve some props as they would have easily made this list we have: Alcest - 'Kodama', Dark Tranquility - 'Atoma', Clouds - 'Departe' and Borknagar - 'Winter Thrice'.
Here we present what we at Infernal Masquerade think have been the most interesting Post-something releases of 2016. This includes Post-Metal, Post-Black Metal, Post-Doom, etc.
Here we present what we at Infernal Masquerade think have been the most interesting 'Weird' Metal releases of 2016. By weird we mean bands that push the boundaries on Experimental / Avant-garde Metal or that managed to mix genres in a way that it didn't fit in any of our other lists.
Honorable Mention: Necromonkey – The Shadow of the Blind Man (2016)
2015 came and went with tons of good metal releases. Many of the long-awaited albums turned out to be quite solid, while a few duds fell off the radar thanks to quality newcomers. Overall, this list presents what we think was some of the most awesome things we reviewed in 2015. Please note that albums like Arcturus “Arcturian”, Deafheaven’s “New Bermuda”, and My Dying Bride’s “Feel the Misery” should be in this list but since we did not review them, we did not include them as this list is for the top 25 albums of 2015 we reviewed.