Don't reopen the terrible old Metaltropolis, it's dead and nobody wants that mods! Welcome to the JC metal thread, where Satan is just tops. Two points of discussion - Loudwire and Rolling Stone both have a best of the year list of metal albums. One has Babymetal and the other is Rolling Stone, so they're both a mix of good and crap. http://loudwire.com/best-metal-albums-2016/ http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/20-best-metal-albums-of-2016-w454251 Personally I would dispute having Metallica ahead of Megadeth this year, and flush the manufactured crap of babymetal away. Cult of Luna + Julie Christie = yes though. The other one - LostOnHoth doesn't understand drone music, like Sunn0))) or Kev-Mas_Colcha's band. ITT we explain it to him. Lost - it's just dense and heavy and forboding atmosphere that if done well is heavily than Satan's dirty underwear. If it's not, it's pretentious arse. Start with Sunn 0))) + Boris's Etna. Boris do the drumming but it's so disconnected the purpose of drumming as to be classed as something else.