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

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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

Most of the thanks should go to Musically & Glenn.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 16:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

I only heard a bit of 'Worship Me Or Die' or whatever that Marnie album is called, but the bit I heard could have reasonably been deemed Van Halen dickwaving if you didn't know who was waving it, so it's legit imo

Pescetarian Reich (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 16:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

If it was instrumental I think there would be less complaints about it.
Anyway it's a really good album, end of.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 16:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Oh, what the heck, I'll spoil the surprise:

35. Obama
34. Obama
33. Obama
32. Obama
31. Obama
30. Obama
29. Obama
28. Obama
27. Obama
26. Obama
25. Obama
24. Obama
23. Obama
22. Obama
21. Obama
20. Obama
19. Obama
18. Obama
17. Obama
16. Obama
15. Obama
14. Obama
13. Obama
12. Obama
11. Obama
10. Obama
9. Obama
8. Obama
7. Obama
6. Obama
5. Guns And Roses - Chinese Democracy
4. Obama
3. Obama
2. Obama
1. Obama

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 16:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

thanks for spoiling who is not no1

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 16:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ha!

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 16:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

no 35

Witch - Paralyzed (Tee Pee) 70 points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 17:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

In order to continue not spoiling anything, I will neither confirm nor deny Pfunk's insinuation that I have revealed anything.

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 17:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

should never have allowed axl and his hired hands to vote. I suspected they weren't ilxors

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 17:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

How does the Deathspell Omega album compare to Fas -- Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum?

Sundar, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 17:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

I don't think it got the acclaim the previous two got, but I could be wrong. I haven't heard it so I'm not really in a position to answer you though :)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 17:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

Maybe Scott or j0hn can answer.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 17:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

Just to build suspense a little for #34, I'll mention that it has the highest average point-rating of any album with 3 or more voters!

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 17:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

And it got a number one vote. I feel guilty for not voting for it. I thought it would have been top ten for sure.

2 albums i thought were definite top 10s (one of which I thought was a potential no1) didn't make the 10(the last one possibly because it's fans on the rolling metal thread didn't vote).

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 17:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh and for the "where's the tr00 kvlt metal on this list?" Where were your votes? ;)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 17:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

Speaking of #1 votes, there was only one album that got 3 #1 votes (and it didn't win) and only 4 that got 2 #1 votes (one of which didn't even make the top 20).

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 17:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

Here's a snippet of something I wrote about the Witch album (#35) when it came out:

While trying to find a concise description of what they now sound like, I stumbled onto the following idea: Gene Ween and Mark Arm locked in a shipping container and given a day to record a bunch of songs based on an eight year-olds’ written description of The Stooges’ Fun House. It isn’t really accurate, but there is something so fuzzed-out, sloppy, naively charming and innocently joyous about Paralyzed; something that both Ween and Mudhoney have managed on occasion in their long careers.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 18:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

34

Hammers of Misfortune - Fields/Church of Broken Glass (Profoundlore) 71 points(1 no1 vote)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 18:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

New Deathspell kind of splits the difference between Kenose and Fas et c. Not as ambient/blurry as the former, but not as fiercely jagged as the former. Kenose is my favorite DO so far, and this is right up there with it. Maybe they just do better with the short albums/long songs thing.

Calling All Creeps! (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 18:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Anyone got comments on the Hammers Of Misfortune?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 18:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

I sheepishly have not heard HoM. At all. On the list...

Calling All Creeps! (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 18:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

I like it. I know Jeff liked it a lot. The ilxor who had it at no1, I don't know who he/she is. But they were the 1st person to vote.

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

"How does the Deathspell Omega album compare to Fas -- Ite, Maledicti, In Ignem Aeternum?"

it's not an album. just one 22 minute track. which is kind of an album if you grew up with albums that were 20+ minutes long. it was half of a split LP put out in 2008. and it is being released this year (this month) as a single EP. i've only heard the track online. sounded like what you would expect from them.

i guess people were voting for the 2009 EP promo and not the split with S.V.E.S.T. that came out last year.

Maria :D, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:49 (5 years ago) Permalink


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