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

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much love for the Goslings record

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 23 January 2009 02:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

wow i had no idea the goslings rec would place so high--i'll definitely check it out

THE HIPSTER DILEMMA (call all destroyer), Friday, 23 January 2009 03:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm very pleased that they did. A pleasant surprise.
I'm fairly pleased with the top 10 too. Not everyone will agree with it but who ever does in polls?

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 04:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'll start posting the top 10 from around 2pm (ish) UK Time. So that some of the american ilxors can make comments as they go up. Probably post 1 per hour approx. Then Glenn will do his stuff.
I'm looking forward to him matching and comparing to the P&J poll.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 04:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Of the 10 albums still to be revealed, only one failed to get a single Pazz & Jop vote, and only one managed to get more votes from 577 P&J voters than from 30 ILM Metal Poll voters.

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 23 January 2009 05:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

next?

Ioannis, Friday, 23 January 2009 14:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

10

Gojira - The Way of All Flesh (Listenable Records) 163 Points

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 14:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

wow, awesome cover! worth hearing?

Ioannis, Friday, 23 January 2009 14:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

As I'll explain after we finish the countdown, I have scientifically determined a ranking of the Truest Metal Albums, which is obviously different from the Best Metal Albums. The top 5 Truest Metal Albums are all records that have already appeared lower on the countdown. Gojira's The Way of All Flesh is the 9th Truest Metal Album.

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 23 January 2009 14:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

i think i'd prefer a list of the Falsest Metal Albums of the year. maybe.

Ioannis, Friday, 23 January 2009 14:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

honest question, fwiw: as someone who really dug the last Mastodon album, liked the latest by Opeth, and pretty much can't abide by Neanderthal for more than five minutes at a time, what should i be checking out here?

signed too lazy to read the rolling metal thread

Ioannis, Friday, 23 January 2009 14:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

Avoid Chinese Democracy, even if clearly some ilxors do like it . Never trust an ilxor!

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 14:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh man, i can't stand listening to Axl's latest temper tantrum. and, on a somewhat related note, James' constant whining on Death Magnetic is possibly even worse. (grow up already, fellas! you can't act like spoiled fifteen-year-olds forever!)

Ioannis, Friday, 23 January 2009 15:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

maybe check out some of the proggier stuff? like the intronaut, enslaved, and cynic records?

fwiw, the intronaut is the only one of those three I'd rate. I prefer the first cynic record and some earlier enslaved stuff.

Alan N, Friday, 23 January 2009 15:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i think i'd probably be more into some of the proggier stuff on here. where's LJ when you need 'im?

Ioannis, Friday, 23 January 2009 15:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

actually, you might be into the blood ceremony album. that's a good one.

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Alan N, Friday, 23 January 2009 15:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

the influences on there give a pretty good idea of where they're coming from (black sabbath, jethro tull, pentagram, etc.) but the flute and female vox are just enough so that they stand out from the crowd.

did I vote for this one? if I didn't, I should have.

Alan N, Friday, 23 January 2009 15:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

too much Tull, not enough Sabbath for my tastes.

(i believe i may just be waiting for Blood Mountain II or something.)

Ioannis, Friday, 23 January 2009 15:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

hah. well, then you're in luck. new mastodon is out pretty soon.

Alan N, Friday, 23 January 2009 15:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

And isn't Blood Mountain 2 (though apparently is proggier but better)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 15:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

9

Made Out of Babies - The Ruiner (The End Records) 155 Points (2 Number One Votes)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 15:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

"And isn't Blood Mountain 2 (though apparently is proggier but better)"

Lets hope so.

Marco Damiani, Friday, 23 January 2009 15:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

I liked Blood Mountain.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 15:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

better is always good.

Ioannis, Friday, 23 January 2009 15:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Blood Mountain is a good album, maybe my expectations were just insanely high.

Marco Damiani, Friday, 23 January 2009 15:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

I didn't much like blood mountain myself.

as for the new one... maybe it's because I'm living in obama's america, but I'm hopeful.

Alan N, Friday, 23 January 2009 15:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

see, i had no expectations for it, and was consequently floored.

xp

Ioannis, Friday, 23 January 2009 15:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Made Out of Babies and Blood Ceremony tied on Trueness. Or if you prefer Falseness, they tied on that, too.

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 23 January 2009 15:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

I kind of liked Blood Ceremony: it evokes a lot of things I like, its a shame the songs aren't that exciting.

Marco Damiani, Friday, 23 January 2009 15:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'd probably recommend Grails to Ioannis, Sabbathy-prog.

straight outta Easter Compton (aldo), Friday, 23 January 2009 15:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think according to Glenn's True Metal barometer I pray to the gods of False Metal, which is unsurprising. Made Out Of Babies was my #1.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 23 January 2009 15:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

I was listening to Grails' Sabbath cover last night. I want to say it was great but I can't even remember what they covered. I'll say Sweet Leaf then go look it up

I'm Throwing Small Arms Around Powys (DJ Mencap), Friday, 23 January 2009 15:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

Nope it was 'Black Sabbath'! Eh.

I'm Throwing Small Arms Around Powys (DJ Mencap), Friday, 23 January 2009 15:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah check the Grails album, it's not heavy or metal but is really really really good.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 15:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

A bit of a shock (but excellent) entry coming up next at no8. Glenn has some surprising info about it and the P&J poll IIRC

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 15:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

no sign of Chinese Democracy yet? Could it be in for a strong placing?! o_0

Women can be captains too, you know? (jim), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

Not mentioned yet. But i wont be saying what is or isnt coming (and noone else please either) so we can keep suspense going!

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

like i said earlier tho I never understood the ilm love for chinese democracy or death magnetic

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

or why they got in best album lists in magazines this year so high

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

infact i was even more underwhelmed by the Guns N Roses than the Metallica (at least it was better than their last)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

hey, cool, i like the Grails tracks on micepace so far.

xp

no. 8...

Ioannis, Friday, 23 January 2009 16:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

...will be along shortly.... Feel the suspense!!

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'll give you a clue, it's not time for chinese democracy :)

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

It is a rather great album though that I would recommend you. But you will have to wait a few more mins to see what it is/

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'll post it sooner though if someone tells me why people like Death Magnetic and Chinese Democracy.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

'cause they got tons of press?

i think i know what's coming up, btw. thank ya, whiney.

Ioannis, Friday, 23 January 2009 16:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'd hope people don't like albums just because they get tons of press.

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

I think people like them because, despite how not "great" they are, there are enough songs that flash back to each band's former greatness. I like the Metallica way, way better than GnR, but I can see the appeal of both.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Friday, 23 January 2009 16:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

well, it just makes it that much harder to avoid them (assuming you're at all interested in the first place, of course).

xp

right-o.

Ioannis, Friday, 23 January 2009 16:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

You're getting impatient!

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:20 (5 years ago) Permalink


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