Every year it feels like there's more music that is held in high regard that I have never even heard of, and I'm sure you all feel the same. It's because of this that I, personally, look forward to the end of the year lists that cover the internet around December / January time.
In fact, I'd even go so far as to say I've found more than one of my favourite records of all time purely from seeing them on somebodies end of year list. So, I'd like to share some end of year lists with you over the last two weeks of the year, and probably going into early 2017. With this, hopefully, you'll find something new that you might not have heard before.
Previously, we heard from members of Losing Sleep, Rain, and Leatherneck. Today we have another member of Leatherneck, drummer John Hinde, with his top 5 records of the year.
Metallica - 'Hardwired... To Self Destruct'
"It's been 8 years since Metallica released thir last album and they are still just as relevant. Plus, the songs are hard."
Broken Teeth - 'At Peace Amongst Chaos'
"Hardcore in 2016 has been seeing the likes of Madball supporting on arena tours and Broken Teeth signing to Nuclear Blast, which is insane. After 10 years of being a band with a few EPs, they released their debut album. Every track is a banger and they are safe people too."
Simmer – 'Paper Prisms'
"Some of my best friends making some of the best music to come out in 2016. Not one thing they have released has been sub-par but this album is a cut above the rest."
Mizery - 'Absolute Light'
"This album is pure 80's crossover worship. It's saturated with riffs, reverb and is reminiscent of bands like Leeway and Prong. It's defiantly worth a listen."
Angel Du$t - 'Rock The Fuck On Forever'
"If any band is pushing the boundaries of hardcore its Angel Dust. The fact that the song "Stranger Things" has a saxophone solo says it all. The album is only around 20 minutes long but it never looses any energy."
Judgement - 'Unholy Power', Walter Schreifels - 'An Open Letter to the Scene', Doctrines - 'Doctrines', Restrict - 'Free Step, S/T and 2017 Promos', Turnover - 'Humblest Pleasures b / w Change Irreversible', Basement - 'Promise Everything', Turnstile - 'Move Thru Me'.