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

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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

Not at all surprised my the high Marnie Stern album placement. A few folks around here went gaga over it a while back. I mean, I didn't vote for it, but I did vote for several things that I would never in a million years call metal. I assumed all entries nominated in good faith, so I just picked what I though were the 25 best records in the list -- not the 25 "most metal" or some shit.

Calling All Creeps! (contenderizer), Monday, 19 January 2009 23:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

but taste is wonderful because it is different and blah blah blah so i will shut up now xpost

non-ironic safety helmet wearer (John Justen), Monday, 19 January 2009 23:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

i really like marnie stern (and zach hill) and I'm pleased it's placed. I like the fact we can have BSBC, Marnie Stern and Girlschool all in a top 100.
It sure beats the same old traditional troo kvlt lists that are around. The fact people voted for them proves they deserved their place in the nominations.

I wonder what would have happened if Portishead and The Bug had got nominated due to their metal associations.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 19 January 2009 23:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

Apart from meaning the lex would like albums on a metal list.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 00:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

Even if you disregard points, the albums with 4 votes are in a tie for 42nd. Stern got four, all from voters who also voted for stuff that you'll see at the top of the list. I actually hadn't heard her album until after voting. It doesn't fit my personal instinctive definition of metal, but I like it a lot. Better than anything in the top 13 of this poll!

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 00:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Now you're being silly!

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 00:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

I've messed up somewhere along the line with tied votes. glenn can check to make sure but it appears every album should be one place higher. (ive asked on mod req board to fix it)

So this is actually
no 39

Darkspace - III (Avant Garde Records) 62 points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 00:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

this isnt my day. 1st i get the order wrong now the darkspace album pic wont show

ARGGHHHHHH

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 01:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

Here's what we have so far:

Rank - Points - Voters - Artist - Album

97 - 23 - 1 - A Storm of Light - And We Wept the Black Ocean Within
97 - 23 - 2 - Black Elk - Always a Six, Never a Nine
97 - 23 - 1 - Everon - North
97 - 23 - 1 - Legless - Finding Mr. Perfect
97 - 23 - 1 - RTX - JJ Got Live RATX
97 - 23 - 3 - Trees - Lights Bane
94 - 24 - 1 - Burst - Lazarus Bird
94 - 24 - 1 - Fuck the Facts - Disgorge Mexico
94 - 24 - 1 - The Lizards - archeology
91 - 25 - 1 - Gevolt - Sidur
91 - 25 - 1 - Mar De Grises - draining the waterheart
91 - 25 - 1 - Rose Tattoo - Blood Brothers
89 - 27 - 3 - Graveyard - Graveyard
89 - 27 - 2 - In This Moment - The Dream
84 - 28 - 2 - Aldebaran - dwellers in twilight
84 - 28 - 2 - Aura Noir - Hades Rise
84 - 28 - 2 - In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
84 - 28 - 3 - Kayo Dot - Blue Lambency Downward
84 - 28 - 3 - Morkobot - Morto
82 - 29 - 3 - Dir En Grey - Uroboros
82 - 29 - 2 - Dornenreich - In Luft Geritzt
80 - 30 - 2 - Ayreon - 01011001
80 - 30 - 2 - Candlemass - Lucifer Rising
78 - 31 - 2 - Helrunar - Baldr Okk Iss
78 - 31 - 2 - Pyramids - Pyramids
76 - 32 - 2 - Equilibrium - Sagas
76 - 32 - 4 - Tyr - Land
74 - 33 - 3 - Journey To Ixtlan - S/t
74 - 33 - 2 - Samothrace - Lifes Trade
70 - 34 - 2 - Black Boned Angel - The Endless Coming Into Life
70 - 34 - 3 - Death Angel - Killing Season
70 - 34 - 3 - Ocrilim - Annwn
70 - 34 - 2 - Septicflesh - Communion
69 - 35 - 4 - Motorhead - Motorizer
68 - 36 - 2 - Girlschool - Legacy
67 - 37 - 2 - Sex/Vid - Communal Living
64 - 38 - 3 - Cult of Luna - Eternal Kingdom
64 - 38 - 2 - Helms Alee - Night Terror
64 - 38 - 4 - US Christmas - Eat the Low Dogs
63 - 39 - 3 - Have A Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
61 - 40 - 2 - Brave - Monuments
61 - 40 - 2 - Deathspell Omega - Veritas Diaboli Manet in Aeternum
58 - 41 - 2 - Belphegor - Bondage Goat Zombie
58 - 41 - 2 - Conifer - Crown Fire
58 - 41 - 3 - Jarboe - Mahakali
56 - 42 - 3 - Lair of the Minotaur - War Metal Battle Master
56 - 42 - 2 - Trinacria - Travel Now Journey Infinitely
54 - 44 - 4 - Amen Ra - Mass IIII
54 - 44 - 3 - Cough - Sigillum Luciferi
53 - 46 - 4 - The Sword - Gods of the Earth
52 - 47 - 5 - Eluveitie - Slania
50 - 48 - 3 - Racebannon - Acid or Blood
50 - 48 - 3 - Zebulon Pike - Intransience
48 - 50 - 4 - Blue Sabbath Black Cheer - Untitled
48 - 50 - 3 - Gnaw Their Tongues - An Epiphanic Vomiting of Blood
47 - 52 - 4 - Bison B.C. - Quiet Earth
45 - 54 - 4 - Nadja - Desire In Uneasiness
45 - 54 - 4 - Withered - Folie Circulaire
43 - 55 - 4 - Metallica - Death Magnetic
43 - 55 - 5 - Unearthly Trance - Electrocution
42 - 59 - 4 - Blood Ceremony - Blood Ceremony
41 - 60 - 4 - Disfear - Live the Storm
40 - 61 - 4 - Marnie Stern - This Is It And I Am It And You Are It
39 - 62 - 4 - Darkspace - III

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 01:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm not going to be very popular with the mods :(

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 01:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Don't sweat it. You had 'em in the right order, and who gives a crap whether The Sword is #53 or #54? Onward!

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 01:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

No 39

Intronaut - Prehistoricisms (Century Media Records) 63 points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 01:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

WAIT NO THAT IS NUMBER 38 right?

non-ironic safety helmet wearer (John Justen), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 01:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

aaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 01:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

yes. please fix that one at least and remove this and the above scream thanks :)

time for bed methinks

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 01:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

i'll post the next one in the morning once Intronaut gets changed to no38. This time, bed!

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 03:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

no 37

Jex Thoth - Jex Thoth (I Hate) 66 points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 12:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

no 36

Genghis Tron - Board Up the House (Relapse) 68 points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 15:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sorry for no blurbs but I didn't receive any and I'm not a writer so I couldn't do anything decent.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 16:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

My blurb for Jex Thoth is that I haven't heard it yet. Was curious, as it was made to sound cool by people whose job that is.

Calling All Creeps! (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 16:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

had I got around to voting, marnie would have been in my list too. because it's ace.

and no, it's not metal, but it certainly rocks more than, say, the kayo dot album (which I also love, but is largely metal by association rather than by sound).

nice work on the list, pfunk. very interested to see what else crops up.

m the g, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 16:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

l0u1s jagg3r complained about the inclusion of kayo dot. But he didn't bother to vote so who cares about him! ;)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 16:20 (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 (4 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 (4 years ago) Permalink

shhh

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

lol ?!

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

you will like it, hoos

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 4 September 2009 23:35 (4 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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