2017 has given us an embarrassment of riches in the world of rock, metal and hardcore.
The High Fidelity generation loves to make lists. Top five this, top ten that. But 2017 has made life difficult for those of us who like to collate our favourite albums of each year.
Here’s where it gets really interesting: the best albums from one of the best years I can remember.
It’s been more than adequately publicised elsewhere, but 2016 has been a fabulous year for heavy music.
It’s the moooost wonderful time of the year. Not because of Christmas. Not because of festive food and drink, or a bottomless supply of Quality Street, or Boxing Day football.