Another year ended with a plethora of releases to flood the stores and become an object of desire for every fan of extreme sound. We hope that most of them are reviewed in our magazine. Read our editors’ personal lists and Metal Invader’s Top 12 Album List, as a result of the scoring system we use and we explain below.

In each list the first place gets 17 (12 +5 bonus) points, the second 11, the third 10 and so on, while any recurrence in any list gets 5 extra bonus points.

Armory - World Peace... Cosmic War

1. Armory – World Peace … Cosmic War   94pts
2. Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole of the Law   87pts
3. Running Wild – Rapid Foray   78pts
4. Fates Warning – Theories of Flight   76pts
5. Ravencult – Force of Profanation 59pts
6. Asphyx – Incoming Death   58pts
7. Suicidal Tendencies – World Gone Mad   54pts 
8. Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder   53pts
9. Hail Spirit Noir – Mayhem in Blue   52pts
10. Antaeus – Condemnation   51pts
11. Moonsorrow – Jumalten Aika   48pts 
12. Agatus – The Eternalist   47pts
– Sarabante – Poisonous Legacy   47pts
– Cultes Des Ghoules – Coven, or Evil Ways Instead of Love   47pts

15. Destroyer 666 – Wildfire   46pts
16. Testament – The Brotherhood of the Snake   46pts
17. Oranssi Pazuzu – Varahtelija   46pts
18. Gehennah – Too Loud to Live, Too Drunk to Die   45pts
19. Martyrdod – List   44pts
20. Nails – You Will Never Be One Of Us   43pts


Andreas Stasinopoulos

anaal-nathrakh-the-whole-of-the-law1. Anaal Nathrakh – The whole of the law
2. Armory – World peace… cosmic war
3. Clouds – Departe
4. Sadness – Tundra
5. Krajiny Hmly – Na conci ciest
6. Esben And The Witch – Older terrors
7. Saor – Guardians
8. Testament – The brotherhood of the snake
9. Schammasch – Triangle
10. Gojira – Magma
11. Celtefog – Sounds of the olden days
12. Metal Church – XI

Giorgos Tsekas

Armory - World Peace... Cosmic War1. Armory – World Peace… Cosmic War
2. Vulture – Victim To The Blade
3. Running Wild – Rapid Foray
4. Suicidal Tendencies – World Gone Mad
5. Diamond Head – Diamond Head
6. Stheno – Liberty Crawls in Waste
7. Lethal Steel – Legion Of The Night
8. Sodom – Decision Day
9. Parasit – A Proud Tradition of Stupidity
10. Like Rats – II
11. Death Angel – The Evil Divide
12. Harley Flanagan – Cro – Mags

Vassilis “VJ” Savvakis

Graceless Recordings, Paolo Girardi,Chthe'ilist, News,Death Metal,2015,Profound Lore Records,Dark Descent Records,1. Chthe’ilist – Le Dernier Crepuscule
2. Glorior Belli – Sundown
3. Moonsorrow – Jumalten Aika
4. Nails – You Will Never Be One of Us
5. Fyrnask – Forn
6. Wormed – Krishgu
7. A.M.S.G. – Hostis Universi Generis
8. Bolzer – Hero
9. Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole of the Law
10. Antaeus – Condemnation
11. Ravencult – Force of Profanation
12. Uskumgallu – Rotten Limbs In Dreams Of Blood

Nikos Tsiolis

Deathspell Omega1. Deathspell Omega – The Synarchy of Molten Bones
2. Oranssi Pazuzu – Varahtelija
3. Mare Cognitum – Luminiferous Aether
4. Hail Spirit Noir – Mayhem in Blue
5. Agatus – The Eternalist
6. Sarabante – Poisonous Legacy
7. Antaeus – Condemnation
8. Terra Tenebrosa – The Reverses
9. Ravencult – Force of Profanation
10. Cultes des Ghoules – Coven, or Evil Ways Instead of Love
11. Sumerlands – Sumerlands
12. Woman Is the Earth – Torch of Our Final Night

Leonidas Douras

Dark Funeral - Where Shadows Forever Reign1. Dark Funeral – Where shadows forever reign
2. Martyrdod – List
3. Antaeus – Condemnation
4. Anaal Nathrakh – The whole of the law
5. Suicidal tendencies – World gone mad
6. Dark Throne – Arctic thunder
7. Sodom – Decision day
8. Καταχνιά – Στη σκιά μιας λαιμητόμου
9. Nails – You will never be one of us
10. Gotsu Totsu Kotsu – (Where Warriors Once Dreamed a Dream)
11. Rotting christ – Rituals
12. Gadget – The Great Destroyer
13. Slayer – Repentless 2015 (Until they release a new one, this will be in my top list)

Elias Chatzialexis

kvelertak-Nattesferd-album1. Kvelertak – Nattesferd
2. Tytus – Rises
3. Sumerlands – Sumerlands
4. Vultures Vengeance – Where The Time Dwelt In
5. Convixion – Days Of Rage, Nights Of Wrath
6. Rival Sons – Hollow Bones
7. Stalker – Satanic Panic
8. Clouds Taste Satanic – Dawn Of The Satanic Age
9. Metallica – Hardwired… To Self-Destruct
10. Magic Dance – Vanishings
11. Anderson/Stolt – Invention Of Knowledge
12. Helstar – Vampiro
13. Magnum – Sacred Blood ‘Divine’ Lies
14. Running Wild – Rapid Foray
15. Kansas – The Prelude Implicit

Vaios Sven

Brutal Death Metal,Greece,Comatose Music,News,2016,Lyric Video,Murder Made God1. Murder Made God – Enslaved
2. Void Droid – Terrestrial
3. Kalpa – Dissociation
4. Unfathomable Ruination – Finitude
5. Defeated Sanity – Disposal of the Dead / Dharmata
6. In Flames – Battles
7. Freefall – Cul-De-Sac
8. Womb Of Maggots – Decay of Humanity
9. Conspiracy Of Denial – Burning Fire (promo)
10. Λήθη – Νομάδες (promo)
11. Dark Tranquillity – Atoma
12. Inquisition – Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith

Athotep Nyarl

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1. Ψ.Χ – Το Φως Το Αληθινό
2. Eternal Champion – The Armor Of Ire
3. Candelabrum – Necrotelepathy
4. Οδός 55 – Οδός 55
5. Cultes des Ghoules – Coven, or Evil Ways Instead of Love
6. Agatus – The Eternalist
7. Hail Spirit Noir – Mayhem In Blue
8. Book Of Sand – Occult Anarchist Propaganda
9. Beketh Nexehmu – De Dunklas Aterkomst
10. Mystik – Af Herrens Mystik (Kapitel II)
11. Oranssi Pazuzu – Varahtelija
12. Virus – Memento Collider

Yiannis Kakavas

Fates Warning - Theories Of Flight1. Fates Warning – Theories of Flight
2. Diamond Head – Diamond Head
3. Armory – World Peace… Cosmic War
4. Testament – Brotherhood of the Snake
5. Equilibrium – Armageddon
6. Countless Skies- New Dawn
7. Sodom – Decision Day
8. Vektor – Terminal Redux
9. Axel Rudi Pell – Game of Sins
10. Paradox – Pangea
11. Innerwish – Innerwish
12. Helstar – Vampiro

Kostas Koutsiaridas

inquisition-bloodshed-across-the-empyrean-altar-beyond-the-celestial-zenith1. Inquisition – Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith
2. Hail Spirit Noir – Mayhem in Blue
3. Dark Funeral – Where Shadows Forever Reign
4. Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder
5. Οδός 55 – Οδός 55
6. Sanctuaire – Le Sang sur l’Acier
7. Kawir – Πάτερ Ήλιε Μήτερ Σελάνα
8. Kalpa – Dissociation
9. Sarabante – Poisonous Legacy
10. Antaeus – Condemnation
11. Principality of Hell – Sulfur & Bane
12. Ancst – Moloch

Jurgen Kerzenaut

Gehennah - Too Loud To Live, Too Drunk To Die1. Gehennah – Too Loud To Live, Too Drunk To Die
2. Darkness – The gasoline solution
3. Testament – Brotherhood of the snake
4. Vektor – Terminal Redux
5. Saboter – Mankind is damned
6. Voivod – Post society
7. Protector – Cursed And Coronated
8. Lonewolf – The heathen dawn
9. Deathstorm – Blood beneath the crypts
10. Running wild – Rapid foray
11. Endless recovery – Revel in demise
12. Autopsy – Skullgrinder ep

AstralKannibal

oranssi-pazuzu-varahtelija-2lp1. Oranssi Pazuu – Varahtelija
2. Sumerlands – Sumerlands
3. Aluk Todolo – Voix
4. Suma – The Order Of Things
5. Ravencult – Force Of Profanation
6. Inter Arma – The Gallow’s End
7. Terra Tenebrosa – Reverses
8. Sarabante – Poisonous Remnants
9. 1000mods – Repeated Exposure To…
10. Bolzer – Mother
11. Virus – Memento Collider
12. Gehennah – Too Loud To Live, Too Drunk To Die

EP’s
1. Voivod – Post Society
2. Dead Congregation – Sombre Doom
3. Lord Mantis – Nice Teeth Whore
4. Tombs – All Empires Fall

Elpida Baphomet

cultes-des-ghoules-coven-or-evil-ways-instead-of-love1. Cultes Des Ghoules – Coven, or Evil Ways Instead of Love
2. Destroyer 666 – Wildfire
3. Ketzer – Starless
4. Bolzer – Hero
5. Ravencult – Force of Profanation
6. Vulture – Victim to the Blade
7. Vektor – Terminal Redux
8. Inquisition – Bloodshed Across the Empyrean Altar Beyond the Celestial Zenith
9. Khanus – Rites of Fire
10. Krypts – Remnants of Expansion
11. Skaphe – Skaphe²
12. Gorguts – Pleiades’ Dust

Sofie Vakidou

Desaster-TheOathOfAnIronRitual1. Desaster – The Oath of an Iron Ritual
2. Hellbringer – Awakened from the Abyss
3. Asphyx – Incoming Death
4. Running Wild – Rapid Foray
5. Destroyer 666 – Wildfire
6. Agatus – The Eternalist
7. Helstar – Vampiro
8. Kawir – Πάτερ Ήλιε, Μήτερ Σελάνα (Father Sun, Mother Moon)
9. Armory – World Peace…Cosmic War
10. Dark Funeral – Where Shadows Forever Reign
11. Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder
12. Attacker – Sins of the World

Petros Michopoulos

metallica-hardwired1. Metallica – Hardwired… to Self-Destruct
2. Radiohead – A Moon Shaped Pool
3. Wo Fat – Midnight Cometh
4. Motorpsycho ?– Here Be Monsters
5. Witchcraft – Nucleus
6. Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree
7. Wolf People – Ruins
8. Kutiman – 6am
9. David Bowie – Blackstar
10. Gravitysays_I – Quantum Unknown
11. Rotting Christ – Rituals

Themistoklas

Moonsorrow, finland, viking, black, 2016, reviews1. Moonsorrow – Jumalten Aika
2. 1000Mods – Repeated exposure to?.?.?.
3. Agatus – The Eternalist
4. Asphyx – Incoming Death
5. Bus – The Unknown Secretary
6. Urfaust – Empty Space Meditation
7. Suicidal Tendencies – World Gone Mad
8. Rotting Christ – Rituals
9. Baphomet’s Blood – In Satan We Trust
10. Fates Warning – Theories of Flight
11. Eternal Champion – The Armor of Ire
12. Ψ.Χ – Το Φως Το Αληθινό

Kostas Gekas

gojira-magma1. Gojira – Magma
2. The Foreshadowing – Seven Heads, Ten Horns
3. Votum – Ktonik
4. In The Woods – Pure
5. Universe17 – Change
6. Oceans Of Slumber – Winter
7. An Abstract Illusion – Illuminate The Path
8. End Of Aeon – Through Infant Eyes
9. Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence
10. Kypck – 3epo (Zero)
11. Fates Warning – Theories Of Flight
12. Opeth – Sorceress

Kostas Analytis

destroyer 666, black, thrash, reviews, australia, season of mist1. Destroyer 666 – wildfire
2. Running Wild – rapid foray
3. Hellbringer – awakened from the abyss
4. Sumerlands – sumerlands
5. Stheno – liberty crawls in waste
6. Asphyx – incoming death
7. Witchunter – back on the hunt
8. Darkthrone – arctic thunder
9. Ravencult – force of profanation
10. Vanhelgd – temple of phobos
11. Sentient Horror – ungodly forms
12. Ranger – speed and violence

Angel Spiliopoulos

morrow-covenant-of-teeth1. Morrow – Covenant of Teeth
2. Καταχνιά – Στη σκιά μιας λαιμητόμου
3. Sarabante – Poisonous Legacy
4. Mummrah – Η τραγωδία που λέγεται άνθρωπος
5. A Diadem of Dead Stars – Kingdoms Bathed In Golden Light
6. Ancst – Moloch
7. Martyrdod – List
8. Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole of the Law
9. Clouds Taste Satanic – Dawn Of The Satanic Age
10. Zaum – Eidolon
11. Inverloch – Distance | Collapsed
12. The Slayerking – Sanatana Dharma

Lito Alexandraki
1. Eternal Champion – The Armor Of Ire

Kostopoulos Anastasis

Ruined Families,Greece, Adagio830, Reviews,Post-Hardcore,20161. Ruined Families – education
2. Kyrest – Life. Life. Disaccord.
3. Swans – The glowing man
4 .Meraine – ST/ep
5. Soviet Soviet – Endless
6. Kalpa – Dissociation
7. Touche amore – Stage four
8. Oδός 55 – Οδός 55
9. Broken Fingers- ST/ep
10. Oathbeaker – Rheia
11. Cold I – Κακός άνεμος
12. Suffocate for fuck sake – In my blood

Λέων Παύλου
1. Gehennah – Too loud To live,Too …

Geegor

Death, Doom, Asphyx, Netherlands, 2016, Reviews, Albums, Century Media Records1. Asphyx – Incoming Death
2. Meshuggah – The violent sleep of reason
3. Watchtower – Concepts of Math Book One
4. Antaeus-Condemnation
5. Anaal Nathrakh The whole of the law
6. Metallica – Hardwired to self destruct
7. Abbath – Abbath
8. Nails – You Will Never Be One of Us
9. Urgehal – Aeons in Sodom
10. Plebeian Grandstand – False Highs true Lows
11. Rotting Christ – Rituals
12. Darkthrone – Arctic thunder

Savvas Kofidis

trivium-silence-in-the-snow1. Trivium – Silence in the snow
2. Epica – The Holographic Principle
3. Dark tranquillity – Atoma
4. Amon Amarth – JomsViking
5. Borknagar – Winter Thrice
6. Testament – Brotherhood of snake
7. In The Woods – Pure
8. Fates Warning – Theories of flight
9. Insomnium – Winter gate
10. Sirenia – Dim days of dolor
11. Death Angel – The evil divide
12. Harakiri For The Sky – Trauma

Chris Papadakis

psychoprism-creation1. Psychoprism – Creation
2. Wardrum – Awakening
3. The Pineapple Thief – Your Wilderness
4. Heron Oblivion – Heron Oblivion
5. Watchtower – Concepts Of Math: Book I
6. Fates Warning – Theories Of Light
7. Haken – Affinity
8. Marillion – F.E.A.R.
9. Hail Spirit Noir – Mayhem In Blue
10. Trees Of Eternity – Hour Of The Nightingale
11. Sunburst – Fragments Of Creation
12. Evership – Evership

Lilliana Tseka

Armory - World Peace... Cosmic War1. Armory – World Peace… Cosmic War
2. Running Wild – Rapid Foray
3. Nails – You Will Never Be One of Us
4. Kalpa – Dissociation
5. Harakiri For The Sky – III:Trauma
6. Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole of the Law
7. Suicidal Tendencies – World Gone Mad
8. Sodom – Decision Day
9. Cultes des Ghoules – Coven, or Evil Ways Instead of Love
10. Freefall – Cul-De-Sac
11. Stheno – Liberty Crawls in Waste
12. Oranssi Pazuu – Varahtelija

Yiannis Dois

touche-amore-stage-four1. Touche Amore – Stage Four
2. Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition
3. David Bowie – Blackstar
4. Swans – The Glowing Man
5. Xiu Xiu – Plays the Music of Twin Peaks
6. Wormrot – Voices
7. Ruined Families – Education
8. Οδός 55 – Οδός 55
9. Minerva Superduty – Gorod Zero
10. Magrudergrind – II
11. Sarabante – Poisonous Legacy
12. Drei Affen – Drei Affen

Honorable Mentions:
1. Full of Hell/Nails – Split 7”
2. G.L.O.S.S. – Trans Day of Revenge
3. Cold-i – Κακός Άνεμος (Wicked Wind)
4. The Dog – The Devil Comes at Night
5. Kyrest -Life.Life.Disaccord.

Giannis Kofidis

Fates Warning - Theories Of Flight1. Fates Warning – Theorie of flight
2. Megadeth – Dystopia
3. Wardrum – The awakening
4. Redemption – The art of loss
5. Pellek – The marvelest method of reclusion
6. Demon – Semetery junction
7. Metallca – Hardwired… to self destruct
8. Arryan Path – the chronicles of light
9. Avenged Sevenfold – The stage
10. Circus Maximus – Havoc
11. Sunburst – Fragments of creation
12. Volbeat – Seal the deal & lets boogie

Nikos Nakos

martyrdod,Reviews,sweden,2016,d-beat,crust1. Martyrdod – List
2. Moonsorrow – Jumalten Aika
3. Armory – World Peace … Cosmic War
4. Running Wild – Rapid Foray
5. Ravencult – Force Of Profanation
6. Anaal Nathrakh – The Whole Of The Law
7. Stheno – Liberty Crawls In Waste
8. Suicidal Tendencies – World Gone Mad
9. Darkthrone – Arctic Circle
10. Venomous Concept – Kick Me Silly VC III
11. Hail Spirit Noir – Mayhem In Blue
12. Vektor – Terminal Redux