The Pit Albums of 2016

While 2016 has been a bit of a stinker for the world at large, it’s been an amazing year for all things heavy! Keep reading to see our top 10 albums of the year.

10: Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct

The 10th studio album from the biggest metal band in the world, making an incredible comeback with riffs coming from every angle.

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9: Black Foxxes – I’m Not Well

An incredible debut album from one of Britain’s most exciting new bands. Emotional music with riffs-a-plenty.

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8: Green Day – Revolution Radio

A return to form for Green Day on their 12th studio album, featuring brand new anthems ‘Still Breathing’ and ‘Bang Bang’ that have instantly become stand-out moments of their incredible live set.

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7: The Dillinger Escape Plan – Dissociation

Dillinger’s final ever album captures everything that makes this band so great. From trippy soundscapes to pure aggression, what a way to bow out!

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6: Korn – The Serenity of Suffering

Another incredible album from a returning band showing exactly what it was that made them so great in the first place. Everything you need from a Korn album played to perfection!

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5: Black Peaks – Statues

The 2nd debut album of our top 10 brings epic songs for the masses with technical mastery that will put the greatest musicians to shame.

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4: Biffy Clyro – Ellipsis

Mon the Biff! Now a bonafide festival headliner, Biffy Clyro’s 7th studio album pairs their riff mastery with Simon Neil’s ear for melody perfectly.

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3: Oathbreaker – Rheia

The most beautiful, yet oh so heavy album. This really needs to be heard by any fans of anything heavy.

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2: Deftones – Gore

Deftones’ have become the most consistent heavy band on the planet. Gore sees Deftones explore their melodic side further, producing this mesmerising masterpiece.

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1: Gojira – Magma

You simply HAVE to hear this album, no words can do it justice. Thank you Gojira!

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