30. SisterStand Up, Forward, March! (Metal Blade)

‘It has to be said that there’s more than enough good stuff on offer here to keep all but the most ravenous hair/sleaze metallist satisfied’. – Gavin Strickmann, 22/11/16

Read Gavin’s full review and hear a track from the album HERE

29. Captain CrimsonRemind (Small Stone)

‘The Örebro production line delivers again… I urge you – actually I’m reminding you – to get hold of Remind at your earliest convenience’. – Gavin Strickmann, 29/09/16

Read Gavin’s full review of Remind HERE

28. Heaven BelowGood Morning Apocalypse (EMP Label Group)

‘Three albums into their career now, it looks like Heaven Below might be quite ready to make the step up in class the ambitious nature of their material so obviously needs and deserves – I’m looking forward to see where they take this next’. – Gavin Strickmann, 07/10/16

Read Gavin’s full review and hear a track from Good Morning Apocalypse HERE

27. BATWings of Chains (Hells Headbangers)

‘Frantic crossover fun…. this is essential listening for old thrashers, punks, hardcore kids and metalheads alike’. – Michael Stronge, 16/05/16

Read Michael’s full appraisal of Wings of Chains HERE

26. World Be FreeThe Anti-Circle (Revelation)

‘A short sharp lesson in punk excellence… Neither too aggressive nor too twee, they’ve struck a happy hardcore medium with this one. It’s a keeper, for sure’. – Michael Stronge, 10/03/16

Read Michael’s full review of the album and listen to a track whilst you’re doing it HERE

25. Anti-PastiRise Up (Westworld Recordings)

‘Quality stuff – as good now as it’s always been… Records like this don’t come along too often, so make sure you snap this up now’. – Michael Stronge, 22/08/16

Read Michael’s full review HERE

Listen to Scott Adams in conversation with Anti-Pasti’s Kev Nixon HERE

24. Spiritual BeggarsSunrise to Sundown (Century Media)

‘There quite literally is not a second of music wasted on this release, and if you have any interest at all in quality ‘classic’ heavy rock I urge you not to waste a second more of your time before you hightail it down to your local recorded output emporium and invest in a copy’. – Scott Adams, 30/03/16

Read Scott’s full review and hear a track from Sunrise to Sundown HERE

23. HatebreedConcrete Confessional (Nuclear Blast)

‘You go into a Hatebreed listening session knowing exactly what to expect, and on that level, The Concrete Confessional is an unmitigated success; Jamey Jasta rages, those axes grind out their Slayer-meets-Cro-Mags schtick – you know the drill…’ – Michael Stronge, 29/04/16

Read Michael’s full review HERE

22. DischargeEnd of Days (Nuclear Blast)

‘Not bad then, not bad at all, but overall just a tad on the ‘metal’ side to be a truly classic Discharge album for my tastes…’ – Michael Stronge, 28/03/16

Read Michael’s full review of End of Days and hear a track from the album HERE

21. Drive, She SaidPedal to the Metal (Frontiers Music)

‘AOR seems to be making a bit of a comeback lately, but many of the new pretenders to this particular throne flatter to deceive; Drive, She Said are true contenders, and Pedal to the Metal is easily up there with the best of their early releases. This is a must-buy album for all fans of melodic rock’. – Gavin Strickmann, 19/04/16

Read Gavin’s Full review of the album HERE