I think it was EZ's recommendation that had me listening to Argus, probably my last addition to my ballot. Albums that would have made my ballot had I heard them in time: Argus, Windhand, Lento, The Flight of Sleipnir, possibly Condenados and Pantheist. I haven't yet finished absorbing Hell, Morne, Old Silver Key, In Solitude, Weekend Nachos, Absu and Turisas.
Funny how some of us wondered if Graveyard, Pentagram and Psychic Paramount would make top 20 when they were down under 125. Black Pyramid II might have made the top 125 had I not pulled it from my ballot, because I learned its official release wasn't until 2012. It was confusing, as ATIH was offering it in a special before the end of the year. Maybe it would do better next year.
I guess I should be happy my favorites Wo Fat, Obrero, Green & Wood, Dopethrone, Arkona, Leather Nun America, Eggnogg, Demonic Death Judge, Dark Buddha Rising, Maligno, Beast Wars got more than one vote. While Glitter Wizard, Crumbling Ghost, U.S. Christmas, White Wizzard, however, did not, I think they're deserving of a listen or ten.
― Fastnbulbous, Saturday, 21 January 2012 17:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
I completely missed there was a US Christmas album this year and hence did not vote for it. Since I really enjoyed the last one that was probably remiss of me.
― Sugary pee is not normal (aldo), Saturday, 21 January 2012 17:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
Fastnbulbous - I'm glad my encouragement got you to listen to Argus! if I had completed a full ballot instead of just 20 then another vote would have been thrown at Eggnogg, Wo Fat and Maligno (as well as Windhand, Lento and The Flight Of Sleipnir).
I think if I could have voted for a top 20 and leave the other 30 unranked with equal points given to each I would have. I just didn't have the time or energy to listen and compare the stuff I liked instead of loved.
― EZ Snappin, Saturday, 21 January 2012 17:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
Crumbling Ghost did deserve better but it was a tought list and something had to go.Corrupted was my #1 but yet again my #1 failed to finish in top place.
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 21 January 2012 18:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
check all ballots here https://pub.needlebase.com/actions/visualizer/V2Visualizer.do?domain=ILM-Metal-2010-2&query=All+Ballots
here is mine Corrupted - Garten der Unbewusstheit YOB - AtmaAsva - Presences of AbsencesSubrosa - No Help For The Mighty OneWolves in the Throne Room - Celestial LineageGrayceon - All We DestroyEsoteric - Paragon of Dissonance40 Watt Sun - The Inside Room Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats - Blood LustPantheïst - Pantheist Altar of Plagues - Mammal Loss - DespondHammers Of Misfortune - 17th StreetFen - EpochThe Gates of Slumber - the WretchIn Solitude - The World. The Flesh. The Devil Falloch - Where Distant Spirits RemainKrallice - Diotima Liturgy - AesthethicaVirus - The Agent That Shapes The DesertMORNE - Asylum Blood Ceremony - Living With the Ancients Hell - Human RemainsOrthodox - BaalMastodon - The HunterThe Devil's Blood - The Thousandfold EpicentreOrchid - Capricorn Argus - Boldly Stride the Doomed SÓLSTAFIR - Svartir SandarThe Atlas Moth - An Ache for the DistanceToday Is the Day - Pain Is a WarningRAVENTALE - Bringer Of HeartsoreTHE WOUNDED KINGS - In The Chapel Of The Black Hand Windhand - WindhandWreck Of The Hesperus - Light Rotting OutBoris - Heavy Rocks Boris - Attention PleaseCaïna - Hands That PluckCIRCLE OF OUROBORUS - Eleven FingersCondenados - A Painful Journey Into Nihil DEVIL - Time To RepentEarth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1EPHELES - Je Suis Autrefois The Flight Of Sleipnir - Essence of NineHands Of Orlac - S/tPharaoh Overlord - Out Of DarknessLANTLOS - AgapeObake - ObakeORDOG - Remorse Cauldron - Burning Fortune
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Saturday, 21 January 2012 18:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
jjj post yer ballot!
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Sunday, 22 January 2012 00:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
Today Is the Day - Pain Is a WarningDevin Townsend Project - DeconstructionAmebix - Sonic MassEPHELES - Je Suis AutrefoisSólstafir - Svartir SandarZebulon Pike - Space Is the Corpse of TimeWolves in the Throne Room - Celestial LineageMORKOBOT - Morbo40 Watt Sun - The Inside RoomGreen & Wood - Devil's PlanWoods of Desolation - Torn Beyond ReasonAosoth - IIIBatillus - FurnaceKampfar - MareNecrophagia - Deathtrip 69Execration - Odes of the OccultPeste Noire - l'Ordure a l'Etat PurObake - ObakeVreid - VCynic - Carbon Based Anatomy EPVastum - Carnal LawSeptic Flesh - The Great MassWizard Smoke - The Speed of SmokeOmega Massif - KarpatiaPantheïst - PantheistMorne - AsylumUncle Acid and the Deadbeats - Blood LustCorrupted - Garten Der UnbewusstheitYOB - AtmaRed Fang - Murder the MountainsHey Colossus - RRRDestruction - Day of ReckoningAmerican Heritage - SedentaryPrimordial - Redemption at the Puritan's HandAcross Tundras - SageAll Pigs Must Die - God Is WarMoonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden MaassaMastodon - The HunterRwake - RestNader Sadek - In the FleshBlack Spiders - Sons of the NorthAzarath - Blasphemers' MaledictionAsva - Presences of AbsencesFalloch - Where Distant Spirits RemainKrux - III - He Who Sleeps Amongst the StarsAnimals As Leaders - WeightlessElectro Quarterstaff - AykroydMaligno - The Funeral DomineWitch Mountain - South of SalemLeather Nun America - Kult Occult
bold didnt place. i think i did that all right but crossed fingers
― blurgh (jjjusten), Sunday, 22 January 2012 00:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
if he had placed corrupted a couple of places higher they would have won.
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Sunday, 22 January 2012 02:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
There were 13 voters who got their whole list into the top 125. At the other end, there were 8 (including me) who got less than half their list into the top 125. You can see all the voters ranked by their % in the top 125 here:
― glenn mcdonald, Sunday, 22 January 2012 03:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
Battilus at 135 is a travesty...
― SeanWayne, Sunday, 22 January 2012 04:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
if only you had voted!
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Sunday, 22 January 2012 05:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
remember to subscribe to the winners playlist http://open.spotify.com/user/mordys/playlist/6FNGd20uP6dyX5W1jzFE6Z
or even the nominations playlist http://open.spotify.com/user/v1c3r0y/playlist/3iDbLB1n1SB30gn5p5dTWz
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Sunday, 22 January 2012 07:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
last years results if anyone wants to check it out https://pub.needlebase.com/actions/visualizer/V2Visualizer.do?domain=ILM-Metal-2010&query=Winners
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Sunday, 22 January 2012 07:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
how do you think 2011 compared to last year quality wise?
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Sunday, 22 January 2012 07:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats - Blood Lust (4)Devin Townsend Project - Deconstruction (150)Pantheïst - Pantheist (8)Subrosa - No Help for the Mighty Ones (10)Opeth - Heritage (23)Machine Head - Unto the Locust (117)Barn Owl - Lost in the Glare (50)Slough Feg - Made in Poland (71)Loon - S/T (63)The Flight of Sleipnir - Essence of Nine (82)
Was a bit unprepared for this poll, since it was my first year voting in the metal poll (and I haven't been a member for very long), but was exposed to quite a great deal of stuff in Outloud sessions which made voting a little easier!
I've heard a few more albums since my ballot that I'm really kicking myself that I didn't vote for, especially the Anima Morte, Cauldron and Falloch records, which would have been up there. Old Silver Key, Mastodon and Orchid would have went somewhere in the middle of my ballot.
For me, this poll was a case of getting involved on the Monday and having my ballot in my Friday, and as such (in hindsight) I don't think my ballot truly represents what it would have been if I'd had an extra couple of weeks to do some further digging. Nevertheless, it's been a good experience and I've discovered some great records, so I can't complain!
― Turrican, Sunday, 22 January 2012 07:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
You can have even more fun checking the rest of the results out!
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Sunday, 22 January 2012 15:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
no one else want to post ballots?
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Monday, 23 January 2012 08:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
My ballot, lol at false metal to your heart's content.
Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats - Blood LustMastodon - The HunterAcid Witch - StonedEarth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1Barn Owl - Lost in the GlareYOB - AtmaCorrupted - Garten der Unbewusstheit Wolves in the Throne Room - Celestial LineageGrails - Deep PoliticsPantheïst - PantheistWolvhammer - The Obsidian Plains Liturgy - AesthethicaRwake - RestFucked Up - David Comes To LifePremonition 13 - Premonition 13Blut aus Nord - 777 - Sect(s) Blut Aus Nord - 777 – The Desanctificationthe Psychic Paramount - IIShooting Guns - Born To Deal In Magic: 1952-1976Cauldron - Burning FortuneKrallice - Diotima Esoteric - Paragon of DissonanceFen - EpochSkeletonwitch - Forever AbominationElder - Dead Roots StirringBrain Oil - The Death Of This Dry SeasonSubrosa - No Help For The Mighty OneBlack Tusk - Set the DialElectro Quarterstaff - AykroydFalloch - Where Distant Spirits RemainOld Silver Key - Tales Of WanderingsRAVENTALE - Bringer Of HeartsoreBlood Ceremony - Living With the Ancients Tombs - Path Of TotalityWeedeater - Jason...the DragonGrayceon - All We DestroyDEVIL - Time To Repent
― good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Monday, 23 January 2012 09:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
I still need to hear those wolvhammer and fucked up albums. Are they really good?
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Monday, 23 January 2012 11:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, Wolvhammer is really intense stuff but good. Fucked Up is also high-intensity in a hardcore stylee, I think a lot would depend on how you feel about the vocals, they're pretty gruff and unrelenting. Try before you buy maybe!
― good luck in your pyramid (Neil S), Monday, 23 January 2012 11:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
i clicked this thinking it was an all-time metal album poll and was REALLY CONFUSED. (has there been an all-time metal album poll?)
― sunn :o))) (Merdeyeux), Monday, 23 January 2012 11:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
yes there hasall-time tracks and all-time albums results can be seen at https://pub.needlebase.com/actions/visualizer/V2Visualizer.do?domain=ILM-Alltime-Metal-Poll
there's also a thread on each too in the ilm archives
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Monday, 23 January 2012 11:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
Previous Metal Poll EOY Results Thread
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Monday, 23 January 2012 12:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
Hm, can't seem to get Spotify to work. I just need to type my Facebook password and it's supposed to work??
― EveningStar (Sund4r), Monday, 23 January 2012 17:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm kinda trippin on you guys and all the Uncle Acid love... A friend of mine tried to turn me on ti, and the phychodelic, stoner rock hippy jam band vibe of it didn't grap me at all.. Maybe I didn't hear enough of it, but it was pretty weak imo..
― SeanWayne, Monday, 23 January 2012 18:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
you're just a drummer though :P
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Monday, 23 January 2012 19:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
i just want to see some freakbeat place high in the big ILM albums poll tbh
― uncle acid and the absquatulators (Drugs A. Money), Monday, 23 January 2012 19:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
WEEKEND NACHOS - WorthlessWOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM - Celestial LineageMIDNIGHT - Satanic RoyaltyLITURGY - AesthethicaAMERICAN HERITAGE - SedentaryABSU - AbzuTHE GATES OF SLUMBER - The WretchFUCKED UP - David Comes To LifeHEY COLOSSUS - RRR40 WATT SUN - The Inside RoomRAVENCULT - Morbid BloodÅRABROT - Solar AnusNEGATIVE PLANE - Stained Glass RevelationsWRECK OF THE HESPERUS - Light Rotting OutDIET PILLS - Diet PillsPREMONITION 13 - 13TOMBS - Path Of TotalityEARTH - Angels Of Darkness, Demons Of Light 1TRAP THEM - Darker HandicraftCAÏNA - Hands That PluckRaspberry Bulbs - Nature Tries AgainAltar of Plagues - Mammalwormrot - dirgeSaviours - Death's ProcessionWitch Mountain - South Of SalemWeedeater - Jason...the Dragon
― Touched By Angel Rangel (DJ Mencap), Monday, 23 January 2012 19:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
Psychic Paramount would've been in there if I'd seen it too :/
― Touched By Angel Rangel (DJ Mencap), Monday, 23 January 2012 19:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
Epheles - Je Suis AutrefoisBurzum - FallenMoonsorrow - Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden MaassaAzarath - Blasphemers' MaledictionWoods Of Desolation - Torn Beyond ReasonKartikeya - MahayugaSeptic Flesh - The Great MassVastum - Carnal LawArckanum - HelvetismyrkrEnsorcelor - CrucifugeThy Catafalque - RengetegGoatpenis - Depleted AmmunitionMitochondrion - ParasignosisDestruction - Day Of ReckoningAlastor - Demon AttackTiluland - Axes Of The UniverseWolves in the Throne Room - Celestial LineageCorrupted - Garten der UnbewusstheitBenighted - Asylum CaveAbsu - AbzuUncle Acid And The Deadbeats - Blood LustDisma - Towards the MegalithKampfar - MareHell - Human RemainsAmon Amarth - Surtur RisingAosoth - IIIGoatmoon - VarjotLoutallica - LULUAutopsy - Macabre EternalAsh Borer - Ash BorerFalloch - Where Distant Spirits RemainNightwish - ImaginaerumTaake - Noregs VapenDeafheaven - Roads To JudahKroda - SchwarzpfadPeste Noire - l'Ordure A l'Etat PurBlood Stain Child - EpsilonNader Sadek - In The FleshBurzum - From The Depths Of DarknessDalriada - IgeretMegadeth - ThirteenVintersorg - JordpulsOld Silver Key - Tales Of WanderingsFalkenbach - TiuridaDecrepitaph - Profane Doctrines UnburiedPetrychor - Effigies And Epitaphs / DryadIskald - The Sun I Carried AloneWithin Temptation - The UnforgivingAzazel/Goatmoon - split CDFen - EpochMachine Head - Unto The LocustTurisas - Stand Up And FightSorcier De Glaces - The Puressence Of Primitive ForestsPatria - Liturgia HaeresisSamael - Lux MundiLiturgy - AesthethicaLeviathan - True Traitor, True WhoreTyr - The Lay Of ThrymDjevel - DodssangerKriegshetzer - Panzer Vorwarts
― Siegbran, Monday, 23 January 2012 20:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
First four records are a huge cut above the rest.
― Siegbran, Monday, 23 January 2012 20:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
Trap Them - Darker HandcraftHelms Alee - Weatherhead Corrupted - Garten der Unbewusstheit Woods of Ypres - Woods 4: the Green AlbumArabrot - Solar AnusUncle Acid And The Deadbeats - Blood LustBastard Noise - SkulldozerYOB - AtmaIndian - Guiltless Mastodon - The HunterLANTLOS - AgapePeste Noire - l'Ordure A l'Etat PurCIRCLE OF OUROBORUS - Eleven FingersBlood Ceremony - Living With the Ancients Ash Borer - Ash Borer Esoteric - Paragon of DissonanceAcross Tundras - SageFalloch - Where Distant Spirits RemainAnaal Nathrakh - PassionGentlemen's Pistols- at Her Majesty's PleasureOrthodox - BaalTHE WOUNDED KINGS - In The Chapel Of The Black Hand Animals As Leaders - WeightlessGNAW THEIR TONGUES - Per Flagellum Sanguemque, Tenebras VeneramusAbsu - AbzuGridlink - OrphanKEN mode - Venerable Blood Stain Child - EpsilonEarth - Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light 1Obake - ObakeAltar of Plagues - Mammal The Atlas Moth - An Ache for the DistanceTombs - Path Of TotalityMORKOBOT - MorboDespise You / Agoraphobic Nosebleed - And On and On...Windhand - WindhandWitch Mountain - South Of SalemPantheïst - Pantheist Caïna - Hands That PluckLiturgy - AesthethicaGrails - Deep PoliticsWolvhammer - The Obsidian PlainsDark Castle - Surrender To Life Beyond All FormWolves in the Throne Room - Celestial LineageEncoffination - O'Hell, Shine In Thy Withed SepulchresWeedeater - Jason...the DragonSlough Feg - Made In PolandThe Gates of Slumber - The Wretch Karma to Burn - VMoonsorrow – Varjoina Kuljemme Kuolleiden Maassa
Make sense of that, if you can.
― Aunt Acid and the Gaviscons (aldo), Monday, 23 January 2012 20:31 (1 year ago) Permalink
wonder if psychic paramount will do well in big poll. I forgot to vote for it..
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 00:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
Esoteric - Paragon of DissonanceRavencult - Morbid BloodAutopsy - Macabre EternalCorrupted - Garten der UnbewusstheitBastard Noise - SkulldozerVektor - Outer IsolationGridlink - Orphanulcerate - destroyers of allIn Solitude - The World. The Flesh. The DevilRwake - RestMaruta – Forward Into RegressionBlood Stain Child - EpsilonCauldron - Burning FortuneWolves in the Throne Room - Celestial LineageGoreaphobia - Apocalyptic NecromancyWeekend Nachos - WorthlessSeptic Flesh - The Great MassAnimals As Leaders - Weightlesswormrot - dirgeVastum - Carnal LawMidnight - Satanic Royalty
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 00:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
put very little thought into it tbh. regret not placing ulcerate higher. (only one other person voted for this???)
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 00:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
ive told you guys, campaigning works. Putting that effort in makes a massive difference!
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 02:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
can i just say again big thanks to Glenn for the needle stats. He really is awesome and this poll couldn't be done without him!
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 02:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
You guys definitely win the battle of the stats :)
― Angrrau Birds (seandalai), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 02:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
yeah, as always, much respect to glenn. the stats are really amazing.
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 05:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
They are. Got any particular favourites?
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Tuesday, 24 January 2012 08:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
the maps are fun. and, of course, the 'falseness' stats.
― (⊙_⊙?) (Alan N), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 15:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
I like the compatibility stats; it's proof that there's an outloud hivemind sprouting
― uncle acid and the absquatulators (Drugs A. Money), Tuesday, 24 January 2012 16:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
I was looking at previous poll results, and there's really an unending supply of stuff I haven't heard, heh. You know what would be cool, is an ongoing master list of albums from all the metal polls. Ranking by just points might be a bit off as different numbers of people voted various years. Maybe percentage of total points?
― Fastnbulbous, Friday, 27 January 2012 21:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
Okay, maybe super-geeky rather than cool.
― Fastnbulbous, Friday, 27 January 2012 21:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
you can do it if you like!
― Armand Schaubroeck Ratfucker, Friday, 27 January 2012 23:34 (1 year ago) Permalink
wow Hammers of Misfortune won!? the drummer is in my preschool co-op lol, they practice across the hall from us.
― Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 27 January 2012 23:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
Be sure to let him know!
― CJ Fam Club (seandalai), Friday, 27 January 2012 23:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
I will! it's funny, at first I just noticed him at parent meetings (ie "hmmm that longhair over there appears to be quite the hesher, must be in a band") and then a vinyl copy of 17th Street showed up at the school auction and I was like AHA
his kid and my kid are friends, which is cute
― Full Frontal Newtity (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 27 January 2012 23:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
Wow, that Corrupted album is like beautiful.
― EveningStar (Sund4r), Saturday, 18 February 2012 23:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
I think this is my favourite Mastodon album.
― EveningStar (Sund4r), Monday, 20 February 2012 01:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Hammers of Misfortune isn't on Grooveshark but I've made it through the rest of the top 20 now. I really liked everything except Uncle Acid and Altar of Plagues. Maybe those could grow on me.
― EveningStar (Sund4r), Thursday, 23 February 2012 06:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
i have been playing the shit out of uncle acid, sorry i missed it during the year.
― j., Thursday, 23 February 2012 06:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
altar of plagues was boring, though. i have yet to really get behind boring arty black metal.
― j., Thursday, 23 February 2012 06:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
altar of plagues are great. remember the spotify playlist btw
― pfunkboy (Algerian Goalkeeper), Thursday, 23 February 2012 12:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
17th Street is a bit too.. Queen for my liking
what are the sludgier, doomier metal releases i should be looking at? Already dig Yob
― merked, Thursday, 1 March 2012 22:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats - Blood LustElder - Dead Roots RisingSubrosa - No Help for the Mighty Ones
I reckon you'd like those.
― Spottie_Ottie_Dope, Thursday, 1 March 2012 22:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
big fan of the first 2, definitely
― merked, Thursday, 1 March 2012 22:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
Ufomammut, I reckon. Or was Eve in 2010?
― Aunt Acid and the Gaviscons (aldo), Thursday, 1 March 2012 22:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
rumor that Hammers are gonna need a new drummer soon :(
― Roger Barfing (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:07 (11 months ago) Permalink
268. Beastwars - S/T (41 Points, 2 Votes)
heavy riffs, sick bass, nasty yowling, hope their new one hits big.
― j., Tuesday, 12 March 2013 07:26 (2 months ago) Permalink