Andrew Mikhail (ex-Oceano, Defiler) Reveals His Favorite Music Of 2016


If you’re anything like me, you’re probably curious as to what your favorite musicians listen to on a daily basis. Since we’re at the end of 2016, the year-end “best of” album lists are coming out quickly, and Andrew Mikhail (ex-Oceano, Defiler, currently Serpents) has put together both a Spotify Playlist, and a list of his favorite albums of 2016. It’s a pretty diverse list, so you’ll definitely want to check out both below.

“Some of my friends and fans already know that I love showing off my favorite jams whenever I can find anyone that wants to listen. So, in that very spirit, every year I try and wrangle up the best of “my” best to bring all you curious readers and listeners up to speed on what helped me through the year in hopes that it can do the same for you. Hell, I’m hoping it will introduce you to areas of music you never knew existed! Either way, these albums have helped inspire me to continue “carrying the torch” while I finish my newest solo album under the “Serpents” moniker, “Nulla Eres: The Album for Everyone and No One” (due Feb ’17 on Trve Media Music). With this being said, I hope that you all will enjoy the list and the accompanying playlist I made for you Spotify users and I hope that next year “Nulla Eres” will find it’s way on YOUR lists! :)”

1.David Bowie – Blackstar
2.The Devin Townsend Project – Transcendence
3.Gojira – Magma
4.SubRosa – For This We Fought the Battle of Ages
5.Architects – All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us
6.Myrkur – Mausoleum
7.Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
8.Ghost – Popestar (EP)
9.Fallujah – Dreamless
10.M83 – Junk
11.Emma Ruth Rundle – Marked for Death
12.Drake – Views
13.Alcest – Kodama
14.King 810 – La Petite Mort or a Conversation with God
15.Thrice – To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere
16.Katatonia – The Fall of Hearts
17.Opeth – Sorceress
18.Draemings – The Eternal Lonesome
19.Iron Maiden – The Book of Souls
20.Nothing – Tired of Tomorrow
21.Oathbreaker – Rheia
22.Obscura – Akroasis
23.Trade Wind – You Make Everything Disappear
24.Dark Funeral – Where Shadows Forever Reign
25.Winterfylleth – The Dark Hereafter

Honorable Mentions:
1.Boreworm – Entomophobia (EP)
2.Circle of Contempt – Structures for Creation
3.Hacktivist – Outside the Box
4.An Autumn for Crippled Children – Eternal
5.Nails – You Will Never Be One of Us
6.Novembre – URSA
7.Ghost Bath – Moonlover
8.Megadeth – Dystopia
9.Meshuggah – The Violent Sleep of Reason
10.In Flames – Battles