10. Wode – Wode
Origin: Manchester, UK
The Gist: 2016 is the year for outstanding debuts, and Manchester’s Wode leads the way with some monolithic black metal.
Why It Rules: Immense, dynamic, and fearlessly melodic, Wode’s self-titled is full of battle-ready energy and addictive riffs that prove you don’t need the prefix ‘post’ in front of your genre in order to be interesting anymore. –Sean Barry