Though we lost a number of rock legends in 2016, these bands still carry the flame! Check out our picks for the 10 Best Rock Albums of 2016!

2016 was a year where both new and veteran acts emerged with awesome material. Highly Suspect lit the year up with their sophomore record, The Boy Who Died Wolf. Fresh off a Grammy nomination from last year, Highly Suspect got yet another nod for “My Name is Human.” It’s obvious Highly Suspect will be one of the torchbearers for rock and roll moving forward, so we give them the ultimate honor in this list.

Deftones kept their never-ending hot streak alive in 2016 with Gore, another heavy and emotional record which kept the band’s legions in-tow. The album features phenomenal cuts like “Prayers/Triangles,” “Doomed User” and “Hearts/Wires.” We feel like we can speak for the rock world when we say, “Deftones, please don’t go anywhere!”

Zakk Wylde gifted fans with a sequel to his fantastic Book of Shadows album. With tracks like “Autumn Changes,” Zakk’s soulful side was able to come front-and-center with this album, and the product turned out to be amazing.

Check out each of the 10 Best Rock Albums of 2016 in the Loud List above!

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