Best of 2016: Ken’s Long Short List

King Dude - Sex album cover

I enjoyed a lot of really good music this year. Here is an alphabetized list of additional releases that I think require your attention.


Abstracter/Dark CirclesSplit (4/1, Halo of Flies)
https://abstracter.bandcamp.com/album/split-with-dark-circles

AddauraAddaura (10/28, Vendetta Records)
https://vendetta-records.bandcamp.com/album/addaura

AlaskanE N D (5/6, Independent)
https://alaskan.bandcamp.com/album/e-n-d

AlcestKodama (9/30, Prophecy)
https://alcest.bandcamp.com/album/kodama-luxus

AnagnorisisPeripeteia (10/21, Vendetta Records)
https://vendetta-records.bandcamp.com/album/peripeteia

Baby WoodroseFreedom (9/16, Bad Afro Records)
https://badafrorecords.bandcamp.com/album/freedom

BaitSunburst (6/6, WOOAAARGH)
https://baitofficial.bandcamp.com/album/sunburst

BardusStella Porta (4/1, Solar Flare)
http://music.solarflarerds.com/album/stella-porta

Big BusinessCommand Your Weather (7/8, Joyful Noise Recordings)
https://bigbigbusiness.bandcamp.com/album/command-your-weather

Black CobraImperium Simulacra (2/26, Season of Mist)
https://blackcobra.bandcamp.com/album/imperium-simulacra

Black TuskPillars of Ash (1/29, Relapse)
https://blacktusk.bandcamp.com/album/pillars-of-ash

BlackwoodAs The World Rots Away (2/12, Independent)
https://deepintotheblackwood.bandcamp.com/album/as-the-world-rots-away-3

Blood IncantationStarspawn (8/19, Dark Descent)
https://darkdescentrecords.bandcamp.com/album/starspawn

Boss KeloidHerb Your Enthusiasm (4/8, Black Bow)
https://bosskeloid.bandcamp.com/album/herb-your-enthusiasm

Brain TentaclesS/T (9/30, Relapse)
https://braintentacles.bandcamp.com/album/brain-tentacles

Buildings/VolunteerSplit (8/26, Triple Eye Industries)
https://tripleeye.bandcamp.com/album/split-12

ChronaexusOutreach From A Withered Hand (12/12, Transylvanian Tapes)
https://transylvaniantapes.bandcamp.com/album/chronaexus-outreach-from-a-withered-hand

CokegoatDrugs and Animals (11/25, Independent)
https://cokegoat.bandcamp.com/album/drugs-and-animals

Conan Neutron & The Secret FriendsThe Art of Murder (5/1, Seismic Wave Entertainment)
https://neutronfriends.bandcamp.com/album/the-art-of-murder

Controlled BleedingLava Lumps and Baby Bumps (8/26, Artoffact)
https://controlledbleeding.bandcamp.com/album/larva-lumps-and-baby-bumps

Cult of Luna & Julie ChristmasMariner (4/8, Indie Recordings)
https://cultoflunaofsweden.bandcamp.com/album/mariner

Dead RegisterFiber (5/6, AVR)
https://deadregister.bandcamp.com/album/fiber-2

Dead Wretchfuck it. (6/22, Independent)
https://deadwretch.bandcamp.com/album/fuck-it

Early Graves/RingwormSplit (4/29, Creator-Destructor Records)
https://creator-destructor.bandcamp.com/album/split-7

Eyes Front North – From Shape To Name (4/8, Argonauta)
https://eyesfrontnorth.bandcamp.com/album/from-shape-to-name

FVNERALSWounds (10/14, Golden Antenna Records)
https://fvnerals.bandcamp.com/album/wounds

Glorior BelliSundown (The Flock That Welcomes) (5/6, Agonia Records)
https://agoniarecords.bandcamp.com/album/sundown-the-flock-that-welcomes

GrottoSmokonomicon (10/24, Independent)
https://grottoriffs.bandcamp.com/album/smokonomicon

Holy MountThe Drought (6/3, Independent)
https://holymount.bandcamp.com/album/the-drought

Iron WitchA Harrowed Dawn (7/22, Secret Law Records)
https://ironwitch.bandcamp.com/album/a-harrowed-dawn

King DudeSex (10/28, Ván Records)
https://kingdude.bandcamp.com/album/sex

KurokumaAdvorsus (9/9, Medusa Crush)
https://kurokumauk.bandcamp.com/album/advorsus

LesbianHallucinogenesis (6/6, Translation Loss)
https://lesbian.bandcamp.com/album/hallucinogenesis

Like RatsII (3/25, Southern Lord)
https://likeratssl.bandcamp.com/album/ii

Lilium SovaLost Between Mounts and Dales / Set Adrift in the Flood of People (10/1, Urgence Disk Records/Cold Smoke Records)
https://liliumsova.bandcamp.com/album/lost-between-mounts-and-dales-set-adrift-in-the-flood-of-people

Low Flying HawksKofuku (2/12, Magnetic Eye)
https://lowflyinghawks.bandcamp.com/album/k-fuku

MaethShrouded Mountain (10/28, Minnesconsin Records)
https://maeth.bandcamp.com/album/shrouded-mountain

Making FuckA Harrowing End (3/11, Gypsy Blood/Exigent)
https://makingfuck.bandcamp.com/album/a-harrowing-end

MelvinsBasses Loaded (6/3, Ipecac Recordings)
https://melvinsofficial.bandcamp.com/album/basses-loaded

Mike & The MelvinsThree Men and a Baby (4/1, Sub Pop)
https://mikethemelvins.bandcamp.com/

MizmorYodh (8/12, Gilead Media)
https://mizmor.bandcamp.com/album/yodh

MogueraPilgrimage (3/22, Independent)
https://moguera.bandcamp.com/album/pilgrimage

Mondo DragInnoculation of Light (2/26, RidingEasy Records)
https://mondodrag.bandcamp.com/album/the-occultation-of-light

Negura BungetZI (9/30, Lupus Lounge)
https://negura-bunget.bandcamp.com/album/zi

NeurosisFires Within Fires (9/23, Neurot Recordings)
https://neurosis.bandcamp.com/album/fires-within-fires

Oozing WoundWhatever Forever (10/14, Thrill Jockey)
https://oozingwound.bandcamp.com/album/whatever-forever

Oranssi PazuzuVärähtelijä (2/26, Svart)
https://oranssipazuzu.bandcamp.com/album/v-r-htelij

Predatory LightS/T (9/22, Psychic Violence Records/Invictus Productions)
https://predatorylight.bandcamp.com/album/predatory-light

Primitive Man/NorthlessSplit (2/22, Halo of Flies)
https://primitivemandoom.bandcamp.com/album/split-w-northless

Primitive Man/Sea BastardSplit (3/2, Halo of Flies)
https://primitivemandoom.bandcamp.com/album/split-w-sea-bastard

ProngX: No Absolutes (1/29, Steamhammer/SPV)
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/x-no-absolutes/id1072240712

SerpentskirtSpirit Race (2/2, Independent)
https://serpentskirt1.bandcamp.com/album/spirit-race

SioumYet Further (5/20, Independent)
https://sioum.bandcamp.com/album/yet-further

Sonic MassYou People Never Learn… (1/24, Independent)
https://sonicmass.bandcamp.com/album/you-people-never-learn-2

SumacWhat One Becomes (6/10, Thrill Jockey)
https://sumac.bandcamp.com/album/what-one-becomes

TeoremaS/T (5/15, Independent)
https://teoremabanda.bandcamp.com/releases

Terminal CheesecakeDandelion Sauce of the Ancients (11/11, Box Records)
https://boxrecordsshop.bandcamp.com/album/dandelion-sauce-of-the-ancients

The Texas Chainsaw Dust LoversMe and the Devil (3/28, Besta)
https://texaschainsawdustlovers.bandcamp.com/album/me-and-the-devil-2

True WidowAVVOLGERE (9/23, Relapse)
https://truewidow.bandcamp.com/album/avvolgere

VaureenViolence EP (11/18, Independent)
https://vaureen.bandcamp.com/album/violence-ep

Violet ColdMagic Night (1/31, Independent)
https://violetcold.bandcamp.com/album/magic-night

VodunPossession (3/25, Riff Rock)
https://cargorecordsdirect.co.uk/products/vodun-possession

VukariDivination (8/1, Bindrune Recordings)
https://vukari.bandcamp.com/album/divination

Weekend NachosApology (5/20, Relapse)
https://weekendnachos.bandcamp.com/album/apology

Wet TeethS/T (2/29, Independent)
https://wetteeth.bandcamp.com/album/wet-teeth

WithoutElaborations: II (8/3, Independent)
https://withoutdoom.bandcamp.com/album/elaborations-ii

Year of the Cobra…In The Shadows Below (10/28, STB Records)
https://yearofthecobra.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-shadows-below-2

Yeti on HorsebackThe Great Dying (9/30, Medusa Crush)
https://yetionhorseback.bandcamp.com/album/the-great-dying

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