Top Symphonic/Gothic Metal releases of 2016

Here we present what we at Infernal Masquerade think have been the most awesome Symphonic/Gothic Metal releases of 2016.

10.Ravenia – Beyond the Walls of Death (2016)

Featuring 'real' string instruments, this band delivers some serious Symphonic bang for your buck.

9.Darkwell – Moloch (2016)

Returning after 12 years! This band has a certain 'old-school' Gothic Metal vibe that is missing from modern releases.

8.Gone in April – Threads of Existence (2016)

This international collaboration gracefully earns their spot on our list with a very engaging and diverse release that bridges many genres in very intricate ways.

7. Diabulus in Musica - Dirge for the Archons (2016)

As late entry in 2016, this Spanish outfit delivere more orchestration and more dramatic vocal arrangements than before, making this release highly entertaining.

6.Dark Sarah – The Puzzle (2016)

With a brilliant theatrical edge to it, this release stands out from the crowd.

5.Kuolemanlaakso - M. Laakso - Vol. 1: The Gothic Tapes (2016)

More on the Gothic Metal/Gothic Rock side, this interesting project delivers just the right amount of Doom and Gloom.

4. Delain – Moonbathers (2016)

Delain continues to refine their sound over the years and with "Moonbathers" they show they are ready for the spotlight in this crowded scene.

3.Fleshgod Apocalypse – King (2016)

Crushing and technically proficient, this release has it all.... including dramatic orchestrations to completement the brutality.

2.Sirenia – Dim Days of Dolor (2016)

Sirenia almost takes the top spot with their new singer and their highly bombastic release.

1. Epica – The Holographic Principle (2016)

This Dutch band continues their hot streak with yet another amazing Symphonic/Gothic Metal release.

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