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

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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

um, that was me...

scott seward, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

hi, maria

Calling All Creeps! (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

Scott you didn't vote :(

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 19:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

33

Ascend - Ample Fire Within (Southern Lord) 72 points

The best album Greg Anderson has been involved with in years - pfunkboy

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

YES! Where's UFOmammut already?

Doran, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

You will just have to wait and see if it made it or not!

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

Which is why 191-101 hasn't been revealed nor have the albums with zero votes. So no-one can guess what's in the rest of the poll. I'm sure there will be more surprises for some of you.

Glenn may have stats on the zero vote albums, I don't know.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hey, did I miss anything?

8. Opeth - Watershed (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yes, we inaugurated the first black metal president.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

rofl

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 20:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

32

Jesu - Why Are We Not Perfect (Hydra Head) 78 points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 21:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

rofl

8. Opeth - Watershed (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 21:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Why Are You Not Perfect?

8. Opeth - Watershed (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 21:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

Glenn I dont have my notes on this comp, did jesu get in a lot of top 10s? Or did it just pick up votes from most voters? I don't recall it being that high in many lists.
I love Jesu but it's one of many releases last year by JK and I don't remember being that struck by it. I wonder if he's taken Jesu as far as he can, as the recent ep's arent anywhere as good as the 1st ep and the 2 albums.

Maybe he just needs some quality control.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 21:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

New Final out next month and Godflesh reissues.

Doran, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 21:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think he may have been concentrating on Final lately

x-post

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 21:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

disagree abt broadyrick quality control he's totally acing that clutching kitten while passively masturbating vibe plus KILLS alcest at making MBV sound like Venom

Calling All Creeps! (contenderizer), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 22:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

The Jesu got 6 votes. One #6, one #23 (from me), the other four squarely mid-ballot.

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 22:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

31

Moonspell - Night Eternal (SPV/Steamhammer) 81 points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 22:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

I have nothing interesting to say about the above. I'll leave the stats stuff to glenn

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

I liked the Jesu, but most of it was on the split with Eluvium which made my 2007 list. Most shoegazer stuff he's done is on there (“Blind and Faithless"). Thought the remixes were crap.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 20 January 2009 23:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hope he releases some heavier stuff next time. I think he's taken the shoegaze as far as he can.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'll post the next one once Glenn has done his stats stuff. (thanks again glenn for doing this)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 21 January 2009 00:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

I liked the Moonspell album a lot. I think since Sentenced disbanded, Moonspell have been the kings of that kind of gothic/death metal. As with Jesu, 6 votes: one high, one low, four in the middle.

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 01:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

To recap the stats for #s 50-31 (Rank - Points - Votes - Artist - Album):

48 - 50 - 4 - Blue Sabbath Black Cheer - Untitled
48 - 50 - 3 - Gnaw Their Tongues - An Epiphanic Vomiting of Blood
47 - 52 - 5 - 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 - 6 - 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 - 5 - Darkspace - III
38 - 63 - 6 - Intronaut - Prehistoricisms
37 - 66 - 5 - Jex Thoth - Jex Thoth
36 - 68 - 6 - Genghis Tron - Board Up the House
35 - 70 - 5 - Witch - Paralyzed
34 - 71 - 3 - Hammers of Misfortune - Fields/Church of Broken Glass
33 - 72 - 6 - Ascend - Ample Fire Within
32 - 78 - 6 - Jesu - Why Are We Not Perfect
31 - 81 - 6 - Moonspell - Night Eternal

glenn mcdonald, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 01:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Thanks Glenn!

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 21 January 2009 06:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

30

The Gates of Slumber - Conqueror (Profoundlore) 83 points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 21 January 2009 06:34 (5 years ago) Permalink


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