ILX METAL ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2008 RESULTS (NOW COUNTING DOWN THE TOP TEN, BTW)

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No 50

Gnaw Their Tongues - An Epiphanic Vomiting of Blood

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 00:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

Any chance of getting # of votes/points for each? I'm assuming most of these were only picked by one voter?

EZ Snappin, Monday, 19 January 2009 00:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

it received 50 votes. It's actually a tie with the next entry (but im still awaiting a blurb for that from someone)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 00:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

How many points does a no 1 ranked album get? and a number 2 and so forth?

Women can be captains too, you know? (jim), Monday, 19 January 2009 00:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

A no1 ranked album received 25 points. No 2 received 24 points. and so on.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 00:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

Assuming the math is correct, everything higher than 90th place (and maybe a couple spots below that) had to be named by more than one voter. (I know that, because my #1 finished 94th, and I also voted for #90, which means it had to have received at least one other vote from somebody else to beat my #1.)

I am happy to learn, also, that I wasn't the only person to vote for Helrunar, Ayreon, Dornenreich, or Girlschool (all of which also beat my #1.)

So how did you guys break ties?

xhuxk, Monday, 19 January 2009 00:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

For 100-51 we didn't. Alphabetical order I'm afraid. Didn't have enough time for that and didn't think anyone would care for the smaller ranked albums.
For 50-1 any ties will just see a joint placing UNLESS it received a no1 vote(s). The album with most no1 votes gets preference.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 00:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

no 50 (Tied)

Blue Sabbath Black Cheer - Untitled (Gnarled Forest) 50 points.

The people who make this music are absolutely KRAZY in the best way possible. This is Haunted House music in the extreme, with a lot of ghosts attached. I think it's fantastic and I can't think of a single thing to compare it to. These people are so tuned into THE GOTH that they are literally ON THE OTHER SIDE OF IT. Very scary 3 AM music. Play at your own risk. --- Bimble

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 01:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

Graveyard and In This Moment, tied on 27 points, are the last multi-voter albums before the one-voter albums start. There are a few 2-voter albums below that, but the lowest-ranked 3-voter album is Trees, which is actually in a tie for 97th.

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 19 January 2009 02:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

Xhuxk I also voted for Helrunar, Dornenreich, and Ayreon. Didn't hear Girlschool though.

Dimension 5ive, Monday, 19 January 2009 02:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

I won't post any stats from which you could guess the winners yet, but I think it's safe to mention that I have a ranking of the 30 voters by centricity, and Xhuxk is last.

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 19 January 2009 04:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

Of the 190 albums that got at least one vote, 79 of them got only one vote. 38 more got only 2 votes, and 20 more got only 3.

15 of the 30 voters filled up all 25 slots, 15 didn't. There were 8 voters who didn't have anything for which they were the only voter. 6 more voters had only 1 album nobody else voted for, and 8 more had only 2. At the other extreme, one voter (i.e. Xhuxk) had 15 of 25 albums that nobody else mentioned, and another voter had 13.

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 19 January 2009 05:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

Are you going to tell us who had what?

Mordy, Monday, 19 January 2009 05:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

No 48

Bison B.C. - Quiet Earth (Metal blade) 52 Points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 09:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

Are the album pics showing for everyone?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 09:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

Don't paste pics from Rateyourmusic, they never show.

Tuomas, Monday, 19 January 2009 11:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'll post a bunch more voter stats after Pfunk finishes his rollout!

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 19 January 2009 13:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

No 47

Withered - Folie Circulaire (Prosthetic Records) 54 points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 14:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

47 (tied)

Nadja - Desire In Uneasiness (Crucial Blast) 54 points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 15:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

45 (tied)

Metallica - Death Magnetic (Warner Bros) 55 points

HAW! - Roxymuzak

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 16:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

45 (tied)

Unearthly Trance - Electrocution (Relapse) 55 points.

Kicks the shit out of Death Magnetic - pfunkboy

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 16:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

43

Blood Ceremony - Blood Ceremony (Rise Above) 59 points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 17:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

hey it's one of the like four albums i heard from the original list!

HI BLOOD CEREMONY ALBUM! HIIIIIIII!!!!

HELPING CHILDREN THROUGH RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Monday, 19 January 2009 17:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

You like it?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 18:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

Anyone got any comments on the albums listed so far? Someone must have, people voted for them!

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 19:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

My comment is that Uroboros (Dir En Grey) is the only record I own that GF absolutely cannot abide, a record that makes her question my ability to differentiate between "interesting" oddity and intolerable bullshit. This is by no means a defense of Dir En Grey. I feel the same way, that it represents the point at which contenderizer and "any semblance of good taste" finally part ways (not that they were ever really on good terms in the first place).

This is the Trans-Siberian Orchestra of heavy metal. Crazy technical death-prog + Patton-esque vocal gymnastics + boatloads of toxic arena pomp = pyramid of horrors. But I love it. The wacky goblin shit makes me laugh, and helps the maudlin emo crooner gak go down smooth, and the production is like a mad doctor's lab in an old horror flick, every sound a neat little trick of some sort or another. It's been ages since I had a real guilty pleasure, a record I was truly embarassed by my affection for, but if I've ever had one, this is it.

Calling All Creeps! (contenderizer), Monday, 19 January 2009 19:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh btw are the images working now?

non-ironic safety helmet wearer (John Justen), Monday, 19 January 2009 20:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

They are for me.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 20:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

They worked before and still do.

Calling All Creeps! (contenderizer), Monday, 19 January 2009 20:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

i dont have any blurbs for the top 50 as of yet, but i will say a few things - the Zebulon Pike record is a pretty astonishing accomplishment, heavy, droning at times and speedy at others, meticulously arranged and rehearsed. looooong long instrumental songs, but completely captivating. (point of disclosure - the new bass player is a good friend of mine, but this really isn't nepotism, it is a crushingly original great record).

My other nod has to go to Belphegor who just plain deliver the goods without any really out there attempts at anything, but they do it so well that you cant fault anything about it. big mean ugly brutal metal, and although i didnt give it my number one spot, it might be the album i listened to more than any other this year.

xpost: oh i meant the RYM image links i replaced. so thats good news then.

non-ironic safety helmet wearer (John Justen), Monday, 19 January 2009 20:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

42

Disfear - Live the Storm (Relapse) 60 points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 20:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm looking forward to the reaction to the no 41 album

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 21:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

well now so am i

non-ironic safety helmet wearer (John Justen), Monday, 19 January 2009 22:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

Obviously you aren't looking forward to it THAT much!

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 19 January 2009 22:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm building suspense so that you can all share a greater sense of disappointment

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 22:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

And I can bump the thread and you all rush to see no 41.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 22:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

No 41

Marnie Stern - This Is It And I Am It And You Are It (Kill Rock Stars) 61 points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 22:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

uh

non-ironic safety helmet wearer (John Justen), Monday, 19 January 2009 22:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

A. Begrand, Monday, 19 January 2009 23:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

john justen approves or disapproves?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 23:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

It shows how open-minded ilx metal fans are.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 23:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

disapproves. strenuously.

non-ironic safety helmet wearer (John Justen), Monday, 19 January 2009 23:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

all due respect but wow do i not even slightly get how that sort of placement is possible.

non-ironic safety helmet wearer (John Justen), Monday, 19 January 2009 23:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

lets see how many voted for it..

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 23:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

lets see how many who voted for it..

scourge of cords (Z S), Monday, 19 January 2009 23:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

two people had it in their top4 and another few had it in their lists on top. Anymore stats stuff I'll leave to Glenn.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 23:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

scourge of cords (Z S), Monday, 19 January 2009 23:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

I would have voted for it but there was 25 metal albums I thought deserved it more. I think I voted for it in the main ilx poll though.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 23:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

and it's a damn site better than Death Magnetic

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 23:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

all due respect but wow do i not even slightly get how that sort of placement is possible.

― non-ironic safety helmet wearer (John Justen), Monday, January 19, 2009 11:15 PM (9 minutes ago)

didnt mean this as some sort of "you did the math wrong" thing, btw. i mean that i can not wrap my head around enjoying marnie stern that much, or at least thinking of her as a great metal album contender.

non-ironic safety helmet wearer (John Justen), Monday, 19 January 2009 23:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

:(

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 9 May 2009 23:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

Mastodan aren't metal anymore--they're rock n roll, man, vanilla division.

i, grey, Sunday, 10 May 2009 06:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

(b)admin (roxymuzak), Sunday, 10 May 2009 06:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...

I got the Torche Meanderthal demos tape. I cant rip tapes though, sorry.
Anyone got any faves of 2009? I think the YOB album could be a frontrunner for me.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 10 July 2009 23:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

ok there is now going to be a repress
http://www.bluecollardistro.com/hydrahead/product_info.php?products_id=3498&cPath=4_255&store=

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 11 July 2009 00:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

Before TORCHE were recording their masterpiece of an album, Meanderthal, they were completely unorganized and quickly trying to scramble for material to put the album together. This recording, engineered by Torche's own Jonathan Nunez, documents the band pre-Meanderthal showcasing seven rougher, rawer, heavier and slightly different versions of tracks later recorded at God City with Kurt Ballou. An essential for any serious Torche fan... and the unserious ones too."
2nd pressing: Limited to 400 copies.

Track Listing:

1. Triumph Of Venus
2. Grenades
3. Pirhana
4. Speed Of The Nail
5. Sandstorm
6. Healer
7. Across The Shields

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 11 July 2009 00:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

fyi, the robotic empire store had that torche demos cs for five bucks a few weeks ago. I guess it was the original pressing? ordered mine there but it still hasn't come yet so I can't say for sure.

imo, eight bucks is a little pricey for what this. plus, hydrahead charges ripoff prices for shipping!

picture me lolin' (Alan N), Saturday, 11 July 2009 17:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I want to get this (and the Wold tape on the same label actually) but the price is making me halt. If someone gets it in the UK (tho the person I was banking said prolly not) it'll be four quid tops most likely

At War With False Nose (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure what pressing it was but I got the original a month ago.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

i would bet the tape would be £8 min in the UK.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

On a vaguely related note, got the new Southern Lord reissue of Thou's 'Tyrant' LP - I say related cos it was £8.50 from the distro I grabbed it from and £16 at my local indie emporium (tho I felt like I was telling teacher when I mentioned this to dude). Thou don't get enough props on here

At War With False Nose (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

xp I'm basing that on getting the tape ish of 'Cthonic Rites' by Moss, on the same label, for possibly as little as £3 from a distro here

At War With False Nose (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

the only metal albums on my best of '09 are Buried Inside, Cattle Decapitation, Defeatist & Blut Aus Nord and I don't expect the Buried inside to make the cut

very boring year for metal imo

worm? lol (J0hn D.), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

J0hn - weren't you talking up the Bloody Panda a few months ago? (I don't feel like scanning the thread to check)

It finally sees release next month so the rest of us will get to hear it. I have high hopes.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh that's right is that out? totally not bein' that guy it's just that I got to hear it really early, sometime late last year, and it slips my mind. but yeah it's great, will make my overall '09 list easy.

worm? lol (J0hn D.), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

Gnaw is probably my favourite metal-related release of 09 but not actually that metal so ehhhhh. New Nachtmystium EP is good I think. Cobalt and L'acephale (see Gnaw - black metal band not kicking out a lot of BM) are good. Loads of stuff I've not heard obv

At War With False Nose (DJ Mencap), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

and there's a new havohej coming, that could be good

for the most part though practically everything is like zzzzzzzzzz this shit is giving stagnation a bad name

worm? lol (J0hn D.), Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

I really like the new Yob and Minsk albums.

Bloody Panda tour dates (great live band, see 'em if you can):

July 21 Bethlehem, PA @ Burners
July 22 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (w/Woe)
July 23 Washington, DC @ The Red And The Black (w/Salome)
July 24 Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi (w/Dysrhythmia)
July 25 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox (w/Dark Castle)
July 27 Savannah, GA @ The Wormhole
July 28 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic
July 30 Miami, FL @ Goo (w/Dark Castle & Maruta)
July 31 TBA (w/Dark Castle)
Aug 1 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn (w/Dark Castle & Withered)
Aug 2 New Orleans, LA @ Hi Ho Lounge
Aug 3 Baton Rouge, LA @ Lacey’s House (w/Thou)
Aug 5 Little Rock, AR @ Downtown Music (w/Zucura)
Aug 6 Nashville, TN @ The End
Aug 7 Indianapolis, IN @ Casa Del Kotex (w/Black Arrows Of Filth And Impurity)
Aug 8 Chicago, IL @ White Star Bar (w/Giant Squid, Grayceon, Lord Mantis)
Aug 9 Columbus, OH @ The Summit (w/Lord Mantis)
Aug 10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler's (w/Giant Squid, Grayceon)
Aug 12 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
Aug 13 Toronto, ON @ Wreck Room
Aug 14 Montreal, QC @ Katacombes
Aug 15 Portland, ME @ New Systems Laundary (w/Ocean)
Aug 16 Boston, MA @ Church
Aug 18 TBA
Aug 19 TBA
Aug 20 Baltimore, MD @ Talking Head
Aug 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 11 July 2009 18:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

the blut aus nord is still (BY FAR) the best metal record I've heard this year. so much stronger than TWWTG that it's not even funny.

and yeah, I'd agree, not too many other standouts this year.

picture me lolin' (Alan N), Monday, 13 July 2009 14:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

thou are pretty cool too, yeah. I like that they host high quality mp3s of everything they put out + upcoming stuff + unreleased stuff on their site:

http://noladiy.org/mp3/thou/

picture me lolin' (Alan N), Monday, 13 July 2009 15:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

More Thou vinyl due out soon I think

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 22:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah, seems like it. I think that they have a bunch of splits due soon.

have you heard the sabbath covers lp? (through the empires of eternal void) have to say, I was a little disappointed. they don't really vary up the material much at all and what's up with 3/4 of the material coming from master of reality? a little lame considering sabbath have such a deep back catalog.

picture me lolin' (Alan N), Thursday, 16 July 2009 15:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

no, not heard about it.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 16 July 2009 15:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

It was hella limited but you might still find copies. It's not Thou's crowning glory exactly but I enjoyed it fine enough

Pissed Jenas (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 16 July 2009 15:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

I have never bought any Thou because theres so much and it would cost me a fortune to get it all. Money is tight.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 16 July 2009 15:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah, there is a bunch. but in general, I've found thou stuff to be reasonably priced. they don't gouge like some bands do, anyway. maybe bc they're vegan punx.

picture me lolin' (Alan N), Thursday, 16 July 2009 15:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

anyway, it's cool that they have mp3s of their whole catalog right up on their site. respect.

picture me lolin' (Alan N), Thursday, 16 July 2009 15:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

there's a split coming with Salome that I will get.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 16 July 2009 16:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

tbh i'm glad some of you who pay attention closer than i do are feelin the "boring year" thing. i like the blut au nord but haven't listened to it much, and the kylesa album is really good. i guess i will check out yob too, but that's about all i've been really into from 09.

north sea jazz dit weekend (call all destroyer), Thursday, 16 July 2009 17:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

I haven't found it a boring year at all

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 16 July 2009 20:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Baroness,Orthodox,Om will be joining Mastodon in this years top ten I think.
If we run a metal poll at the end of the year that is -- depends on the interest.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 4 September 2009 00:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

The Baroness isn't a million miles away from Torche (neither was the last album mind you)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 4 September 2009 21:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

shhh

Angus Young (roxymuzak), Friday, 4 September 2009 23:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol ?!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 4 September 2009 23:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

you will like it, hoos

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 4 September 2009 23:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

sam here's the full list for your perusal
ILX METAL ALBUMS OF THE YEAR 2008 RESULTS (NOW COUNTING DOWN THE TOP TEN, BTW)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

Going down the list till I got to something on Spotify I hit Opeth. As someone completely ignorant of this, I assume band, what do I try o Kerr?

Samuel (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:54 (4 years ago) Permalink

I dunno, never cared for Opeth. LJ is a fan I think.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

LJ is no more though :(

Went with Minnie Riperton instead. Metal can wait, I'm only young.

Samuel (a hoy hoy), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 21:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

When should we open nominations for the 2009 poll?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 16 November 2009 19:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

Not much longer to go in the year, are there any big releases to come?

I thought I could make it work because you look a bit like a man (aldo), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

There's a new Mudvayne album three days before Christmas. That's about all I know about.

neither good nor bad, just a kid like you (unperson), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

I suspect that that isn't going to get a ton of votes.

Van Slyke Paidbreed (J3ff T.), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

I was thinking about starting the voting on jan 1st. So how long do you want for a nominations process?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

A couple weeks should suffice. Maybe start nominations around December 15 or so?

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Monday, 16 November 2009 23:45 (4 years ago) Permalink


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