Top Technical/Progressive/Melodic Death Metal releases of 2016

Here we present what we at Infernal Masquerade think have been the most interesting Technical/Progressive/Melodic Death Metal releases of 2016.

10. Hyperion – Seraphical Euphony (2016)

Bringing back the sounds of Melodic Death/Black Metal from the 90's, this Swedish release is superbly entertaining and engaging.

9. In Mourning – Afterglow (2016)

Filled with epic headbanging moments, this relase continues to showcase the magical evolution of In Mourning.

8. October Tide – Winged Waltz (2016)

Fredrik Norrman and company continue to deliver solid and consistent albums in the same vein as old-school Katatonia.

7. Obscura – Akróasis (2016)

Filled with highly technically proficient songs, this album showcases Obscura and their Technical/Progressive Death Metal at their finest.

6. Allegaeon – Proponent for Sentience (2016)

Hailing from the USA, this exciting band delivers one of the most intense and diverse additions to this list.

5. Fallujah – Dreamless (2016)

As the only band in this list with core-ish influences, Fallujah continues to evolve brilliantly into Melodic/Technical Death Metal territories with an atmospheric edge.

4. Countless Skies – New Dawn (2016)

Named after a song from genre greats Be'lakor, this band honor them and everybody before them with an amazing release filled with killer rifs and crafty arrangements.

3. Amon Amarth – Jomsviking (2016)

The vikings return with another brilliant release featuring tons of headbanging moments and epic horn raising tunes, this is one of the band's finest efforts to date.

2. Be’lakor – Vessels (2016)

Four years in the making, this release captures the band's musical evolution into a more mature entity while delivering some superbly catchy tunes.

1. Omnium Gatherum – Grey Heavens (2016)

Hailing from Finland, Omnium Gatherum has managed to constantly improve over the years and with "Grey Heaves" they deliver one of the finest Melodic Death Metal albums in HISTORY.


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