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

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I wis more people had wrote blurbs too. I did my best though.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 14:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

Willem have you checked out Courtesy And Good Will Toward Men? that is their true masterpiece

― Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 23 January 2009 23:41 (Yesterday) Bookmark

Recently bought and love this record, will now have to finally get their latest one too!

zero learnt from nero (Neil S), Saturday, 24 January 2009 15:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

Top Placing Labels In the Top 50 Vote


Hydra Head 6
Profoundlore 4
Southern Lord 3
Relapse 2
Season of Mist 2
Prosthetic 2
I Hate Records 2
Burning World 2
Century Media 2
20 Buck Spin 1
Avant Garde 1
Crucial Blast 1
Gnarled Forest 1
Important 1
Indie 1
Ipecac 1
Kill Rock Stars 1
Listenable 1
Metal Blade 1
Moribund 1
Not Not Fun 1
Nuclear Blast 1
Rise Above 1
Roadrunner 1
Seventh Rule 1
Southern 1
SPV/Steamhammer 1
Sub Pop 1
Supernatural Cat 1
Tee Pee 1
Temporary Residence LTD 1
The End Records 1
Warner Bros 1

And here for posterity is a repost of the full ballot results.

Rank - Points - Votes - #1s - Artist - Album

1 - 479 - 25 - 2 - Torche - Meanderthal
2 - 357 - 19 - 3 - Harvey Milk - Life...the Best Game in Town
3 - 276 - 19 - 0 - Earth - The Bees Made Honey...
4 - 227 - 16 - 0 - Boris - Smile
5 - 212 - 13 - 1 - Opeth - Watershed
6 - 203 - 11 - 1 - Nachtmystium - Assassins: Black Meddle Part 1
7 - 183 - 10 - 2 - Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
8 - 179 - 12 - 0 - 5ive - Hesperus
9 - 165 - 10 - 2 - Made Out of Babies - The Ruiner
10 - 163 - 10 - 0 - Gojira - The Way of All Flesh
11 - 158 - 11 - 1 - The Goslings - Occasion
12 - 155 - 10 - 0 - Meshuggah - obZen
13 - 145 - 9 - 0 - Enslaved - Vertebrae
14 - 141 - 10 - 0 - Melvins - Nude With Boots
15 - 140 - 8 - 0 - Caina - Temporary Antennae
16 - 137 - 8 - 0 - Krallice - Krallice
17 - 128 - 8 - 0 - Leviathan - Massive Conspiracy Against All Life
18 - 126 - 8 - 1 - Asva - What You Don't Know Is Frontier
18 - 126 - 8 - 0 - Cynic - Traced in Air
20 - 123 - 8 - 0 - Sunn 0))) - Domkirke
21 - 118 - 7 - 2 - Grails - Doomsdayer's Holiday
22 - 111 - 8 - 0 - Coffins - Buried Death
23 - 109 - 8 - 0 - Amon Amarth - Twilight of the Thunder God
24 - 100 - 6 - 0 - Ocean - Pantheon of the Lesser
25 - 98 - 5 - 1 - The Gutter Twins - Saturnalia
26 - 89 - 6 - 0 - Moss - Sub Templum
26 - 89 - 5 - 0 - Wetnurse - Invisible City
28 - 88 - 7 - 0 - Earthless - Live at Roadburn
28 - 88 - 8 - 0 - UFOmammut - Idolum
30 - 83 - 6 - 0 - The Gates of Slumber - Conqueror
31 - 81 - 6 - 0 - Moonspell - Night Eternal
32 - 78 - 6 - 0 - Jesu - Why Are We Not Perfect
33 - 72 - 6 - 0 - Ascend - Ample Fire Within
34 - 71 - 3 - 1 - Hammers of Misfortune - Fields/Church of Broken Glass
35 - 70 - 5 - 0 - Witch - Paralyzed
36 - 68 - 6 - 0 - Genghis Tron - Board Up the House
37 - 66 - 5 - 0 - Jex Thoth - Jex Thoth
38 - 63 - 6 - 0 - Intronaut - Prehistoricisms
39 - 62 - 5 - 0 - Darkspace - III
40 - 61 - 4 - 0 - Marnie Stern - This Is It And I Am It And You Are It
41 - 60 - 4 - 1 - Disfear - Live the Storm
42 - 59 - 4 - 1 - Blood Ceremony - Blood Ceremony
43 - 55 - 4 - 0 - Metallica - Death Magnetic
43 - 55 - 6 - 0 - Unearthly Trance - Electrocution
45 - 54 - 4 - 0 - Nadja - Desire In Uneasiness
45 - 54 - 4 - 0 - Withered - Folie Circulaire
47 - 52 - 5 - 0 - Bison B.C. - Quiet Earth
48 - 50 - 4 - 0 - Blue Sabbath Black Cheer - Untitled
48 - 50 - 3 - 0 - Gnaw Their Tongues - An Epiphanic Vomiting of Blood
50 - 48 - 3 - 1 - Zebulon Pike - Intranscience
50 - 48 - 3 - 0 - Racebannon - Acid or Blood
52 - 47 - 5 - 0 - Eluveitie - Slania
53 - 46 - 4 - 0 - The Sword - Gods of the Earth
54 - 44 - 4 - 0 - Amen Ra - Mass IIII
54 - 44 - 3 - 0 - Cough - Sigillum Luciferi
56 - 42 - 3 - 0 - Lair of the Minotaur - War Metal Battle Master
56 - 42 - 3 - 0 - Trinacria - Travel Now Journey Infinitely
58 - 41 - 2 - 0 - Belphegor - Bondage Goat Zombie
58 - 41 - 2 - 0 - Conifer - Crown Fire
58 - 41 - 3 - 0 - Jarboe - Mahakali
61 - 40 - 2 - 0 - Brave - Monuments
61 - 40 - 3 - 0 - Deathspell Omega - Veritas Diaboli Manet in Aeternum
63 - 39 - 3 - 1 - Have A Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
64 - 38 - 3 - 0 - Cult of Luna - Eternal Kingdom
64 - 38 - 3 - 0 - Helms Alee - Night Terror
64 - 38 - 4 - 0 - US Christmas - Eat the Low Dogs
67 - 37 - 2 - 0 - Sex/Vid - Communal Living
68 - 36 - 2 - 0 - Girlschool - Legacy
69 - 35 - 4 - 0 - Motorhead - Motorizer
70 - 34 - 2 - 0 - Black Boned Angel - The Endless Coming Into Life
70 - 34 - 3 - 0 - Death Angel - Killing Season
70 - 34 - 3 - 0 - Ocrilim - Annwn
70 - 34 - 2 - 0 - Septicflesh - Communion
74 - 33 - 2 - 1 - Samothrace - Lifes Trade
74 - 33 - 3 - 0 - Journey To Ixtlan - S/t
76 - 32 - 2 - 1 - Equilibrium - Sagas
76 - 32 - 4 - 0 - Tyr - Land
78 - 31 - 2 - 1 - Pyramids - Pyramids
78 - 31 - 2 - 0 - Helrunar - Baldr Okk Iss
80 - 30 - 2 - 0 - Ayreon - 01011001
80 - 30 - 2 - 0 - Candlemass - Lucifer Rising
82 - 29 - 3 - 0 - Dir En Grey - Uroboros
82 - 29 - 2 - 0 - Dornenreich - In Luft Geritzt
84 - 28 - 2 - 0 - Aldebaran - dwellers in twilight
84 - 28 - 2 - 0 - Aura Noir - Hades Rise
84 - 28 - 2 - 0 - In Flames - A Sense of Purpose
84 - 28 - 3 - 0 - Kayo Dot - Blue Lambency Downward
84 - 28 - 3 - 0 - Morkobot - Morto
89 - 27 - 2 - 1 - In This Moment - The Dream
89 - 27 - 3 - 0 - Graveyard - Graveyard
91 - 25 - 1 - 1 - Gevolt - Sidur
91 - 25 - 1 - 1 - Mar De Grises - draining the waterheart
91 - 25 - 1 - 1 - Rose Tattoo - Blood Brothers
94 - 24 - 1 - 0 - Burst - Lazarus Bird
94 - 24 - 1 - 0 - Fuck the Facts - Disgorge Mexico
94 - 24 - 1 - 0 - The Lizards - archeology
97 - 23 - 1 - 0 - A Storm of Light - And We Wept the Black Ocean Within
97 - 23 - 2 - 0 - Black Elk - Always a Six, Never a Nine
97 - 23 - 1 - 0 - Everon - North
97 - 23 - 1 - 0 - Legless - Finding Mr. Perfect
97 - 23 - 1 - 0 - RTX - JJ Got Live RATX
97 - 23 - 3 - 0 - Trees - Lights Bane
103 - 22 - 2 - 0 - Capricorns - River, Bear Your Bones
103 - 22 - 1 - 0 - Helix - The Power of Rock and Roll
103 - 22 - 2 - 0 - Moho - Chotocabra
103 - 22 - 1 - 0 - Orakle - Tourments & perdition
107 - 21 - 1 - 0 - Ayat - Six Years of Dormant Hatred
107 - 21 - 2 - 0 - The Devil's Blood - Come, Reap
107 - 21 - 2 - 0 - Ihsahn - angL
107 - 21 - 2 - 0 - Taint - Secrets and Lies
107 - 21 - 1 - 0 - Ted Nugent - Sweden Rocks
112 - 20 - 1 - 0 - Colour Haze - All
113 - 19 - 2 - 0 - Atavist/Nadja - II: Points at Infinity
113 - 19 - 2 - 0 - DragonForce - Ultra Beatdown
113 - 19 - 1 - 0 - The Human Abstract - Midheaven
113 - 19 - 1 - 0 - Into Eternity - The Incurable Tragedy
113 - 19 - 1 - 0 - Oceans of Sadness - The Arrogance of Ignorance
118 - 18 - 2 - 0 - Cave - Hunt Like Devil
118 - 18 - 1 - 0 - Celestia - Frigidiis Apotheosia: Abstinencia Genesiis
118 - 18 - 2 - 0 - Grand Magus - Iron Will
118 - 18 - 1 - 0 - Mouth of the Architect - Quietly
118 - 18 - 1 - 0 - Night Ranger - Hole In the Sun
118 - 18 - 1 - 0 - Salome - Salome
124 - 17 - 2 - 0 - Black Boned Angel & Nadja - Christ Send Light
124 - 17 - 1 - 0 - Disturbed - Indestructible
124 - 17 - 1 - 0 - Gyongyver - Vilagok Viraga
124 - 17 - 1 - 0 - Janvs - Vega
124 - 17 - 1 - 0 - Klabautamann - Our Journey Through the Woods
124 - 17 - 1 - 0 - Ondo - Mahavishnu
124 - 17 - 1 - 0 - Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
124 - 17 - 1 - 0 - Wrath of the Weak - Alogon
132 - 16 - 1 - 0 - The Death of Her Money - Spirit of the Stairwell
132 - 16 - 1 - 0 - Keep of Kalessin - Kolossus
132 - 16 - 2 - 0 - Martriden - The Unsettling Dark
132 - 16 - 1 - 0 - Other Fools - 12 More Lies
132 - 16 - 2 - 0 - Zozobra - Bird of Prey
137 - 15 - 1 - 0 - Arkona - Ot Serdca K Nebu
137 - 15 - 1 - 0 - Desalvo - Mood Poisoner
137 - 15 - 2 - 0 - Origin - Antithesis
140 - 14 - 2 - 0 - The Austrasian Goat - pieces to oblivian
140 - 14 - 2 - 0 - Early Man - Beware the Circling Fin
140 - 14 - 2 - 0 - Hate Eternal - Fury and Flames
140 - 14 - 1 - 0 - Hey Colossus - Happy Birthday
140 - 14 - 1 - 0 - Noekk - The Minstrel's Curse
145 - 13 - 1 - 0 - Monolith Deathcult - Trivmvirate
145 - 13 - 1 - 0 - Mount Logan - Mount Logan
147 - 12 - 1 - 0 - Austrian Death Machine - Total Brutal
147 - 12 - 1 - 0 - Don Caballero - Punkgasm
147 - 12 - 1 - 0 - Tecumseh - Avalanche and Inundation
150 - 11 - 1 - 0 - Daylight Dies - Lost to the Living
150 - 11 - 1 - 0 - Elder - Elder
150 - 11 - 1 - 0 - Hail of Bullets - Of Frost and War
150 - 11 - 1 - 0 - The Haunted - Versus
150 - 11 - 1 - 0 - Mourning Beloveth - A Disease for the Ages
150 - 11 - 2 - 0 - Pentemple - 0))) Presents
156 - 10 - 1 - 0 - Arckanum - Antikosmos
156 - 10 - 1 - 0 - Black Shape of Nexus (B.son) - Microbarome Meetings
156 - 10 - 1 - 0 - Catley, Bob - Immortal
156 - 10 - 2 - 0 - Guapo - Elixirs
160 - 9 - 1 - 0 - Akimbo - Jersey Shores
160 - 9 - 1 - 0 - Amassfer - Slaves For Life
160 - 9 - 1 - 0 - Draconian - Turning Season Within
160 - 9 - 1 - 0 - Fiftywatthead - Fogcutter
160 - 9 - 1 - 0 - Nadja - The Bungled And the Botched
160 - 9 - 1 - 0 - Textures - Silhouettes
166 - 8 - 1 - 0 - Lantlos - Lantlos
167 - 7 - 1 - 0 - Becoming the Archetype - Dichotomy
167 - 7 - 1 - 0 - Isole - Bliss of Solitude
169 - 6 - 1 - 0 - Children of Bodom - Blooddrunk
169 - 6 - 1 - 0 - In Mourning - Shrouded Divine
169 - 6 - 1 - 0 - The Lamp of Thoth - Portents, Omens and Doom
169 - 6 - 1 - 0 - Viking Skull - Doom Gloom Heartache & Whiskey
173 - 5 - 1 - 0 - Cavalera Conspiracy - Inflikted
173 - 5 - 1 - 0 - Cursed - III
173 - 5 - 1 - 0 - Dalriada - Szelek
173 - 5 - 1 - 0 - Hyatari - They will surface
173 - 5 - 1 - 0 - Khold - Hundre a Gammal
173 - 5 - 1 - 0 - Neuraxis - The Thin Line Between
179 - 4 - 1 - 0 - Gods And Queens - S/T
179 - 4 - 1 - 0 - Heavy Winged - Alive in My Mouth
179 - 4 - 1 - 0 - My Silent Wake - A Garland of Tears
182 - 3 - 2 - 0 - Poisonblack - A Dead Heavy Day
182 - 3 - 1 - 0 - White Lion - Return of the Pride
184 - 2 - 1 - 0 - The Amenta - nOn
184 - 2 - 1 - 0 - Arsis - We Are the Nightmare
184 - 2 - 1 - 0 - Farmakon - Robin
187 - 1 - 1 - 0 - Cor Scorpii - Monument
187 - 1 - 1 - 0 - Indian - Slights and Abuse / the Sycophant
187 - 1 - 1 - 0 - Metsatoll - Iivakivi
187 - 1 - 1 - 0 - Suspyre - When Time Fades...

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 15:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

you done good, pfunkboy; this is a terrific thread!

xxp

Ioannis, Saturday, 24 January 2009 15:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

seconded.

zero learnt from nero (Neil S), Saturday, 24 January 2009 15:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

or thirded or whatever!

zero learnt from nero (Neil S), Saturday, 24 January 2009 15:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

now that the dust has settled, i just want to encourage people (again) to give that Zebulon Pike record a listen. its just epic.

ass partner are the most disgusting savages in all the world imo (John Justen), Saturday, 24 January 2009 15:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

^good name.

Ioannis, Saturday, 24 January 2009 15:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

Zebulon Pike are terrific.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 15:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

In case anyone is Wondering, No, Geir did not vote.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 16:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

how about the lex?

Ioannis, Saturday, 24 January 2009 16:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

I doubt he was aware the poll existed

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 16:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

Just in case anyone is wondering I don't have the stats for record labels for the whole poll. I had to do the 50 manually by just running down the top 50 where I actually had posted the record label name.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 16:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

This thread is lacking Alex In NYC death to false metal posts

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 16:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

DEATH TO FALSE METAL

Shmutchered at Shmirth (J3ff T.), Saturday, 24 January 2009 17:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

DEATH TO FALSE METAL!!1

ilxor, Saturday, 24 January 2009 18:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

Do a poll for rap now.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Saturday, 24 January 2009 18:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah Jeff do a poll for rap.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 18:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

I thought deej or Hoos would have done a rap poll actually. Could have been a useful way for the non-autogoon's to find out about good stuff.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 18:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

METAL TO FALSE DEATH!!1

Ioannis, Saturday, 24 January 2009 18:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 18:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

WTF??!!

lololololol

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 18:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

To say something I'll probably regret - if someone can be arsed sorting out rules and such, I'll count votes and whatnot for a rap poll. Someone may also have to tell me how to post images.

a hoy hoy, Saturday, 24 January 2009 18:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

this thread made me finally warm up to that torche album. now to track down vinyl awesome version (i think i like lizard skin best)

CLAPSOCK (John Justen), Saturday, 24 January 2009 19:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

man, how old is Thor? wasn't he putting out records in the '70s???

(2CD Δορο is a nice touch, tho.)

Ioannis, Saturday, 24 January 2009 19:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think most if not all of the 2nd press colours are still available from Robotic Empire.
Pic disk version was shops only.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 19:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jon_Mikl_Thor

Ioannis, Saturday, 24 January 2009 19:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

His most recent album, Devastation of Musculation, was released in March, 2006.

good grief.

Keep The Dogs Away (Ioannis), Saturday, 24 January 2009 19:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

To say something I'll probably regret - if someone can be arsed sorting out rules and such, I'll count votes and whatnot for a rap poll. Someone may also have to tell me how to post images.

― a hoy hoy,

If you ask musically she might share her secrets with you. Though she will be busy for 2 weeks doing the big ilx poll results.
Also you should ask on the autogoon thread to see if anyone will help.

Posting images is easy. Just click the link to show formatting help below where you type out a post.

Good luck!

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 19:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

What I did was I started a nominations thread.
Keep it open for a week. Then compile all the nominations then do a thread with the list on it, with details on how to vote and supply an email address for ballots to be sent to (I set up a specific gmail for it)
Once voting ends you count it all up.

Then I got stuck on how to tabulate and thankfully got help with that!
But if you know how to work excel, you should be ok!

Get album covers from Amazon or somewhere (don't use rateyourmusic, they don't show up)
And use the tag to post

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 19:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

Oh and some of them would rather have a rap trax poll, so you might have to do both.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 19:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm thinking about it, if I do move it'll be tomorrow. cheers for the info though. (Tomorrow I'm also going to pick one of the albums on this list I like the cover of to listen to.)

a hoy hoy, Saturday, 24 January 2009 20:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

Glad to be of help. Good luck with it all. Just keep bumping the nominations and voting threads. Check out the metal noms and voting threads for some tips on how to run it.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 20:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

bats in a kayak! (latebloomer), Saturday, 24 January 2009 20:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 20:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

a hoy hoy what album are you picking up?

Torche should appeal to all pop fans. The band themselves label it "stoner pop" or "sludge pop".

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 21:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

I might read about it first but 36 looks too great to shy away from.

a hoy hoy, Saturday, 24 January 2009 21:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

Well thats one I dont know but of course troo metallers will tell you its not metal its punk or something.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 21:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

I cant find any pics of the deluxe versions of Earth or Colour Haze. Which is a shame as they're really nice.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 22:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

The Colour Haze gatefold was a sleeve like a hard backed book, inside it was like a photo book. Really really nice. I don't have a cam or I would take photos. Same with the Earth vinyl.

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 22:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

http://squirrellgripprecords.com.au/product.php?productid=573832

DLP limited luxury edition: clothbound book cover, 4 page booklet and many nice features.
2 x 180gr. ltd. and handnumbered to 500 copies.

TRACKLIST:

1. Silent
2. Moon
3. Turns
4. Lights
5. If
6. Stars
7. All
8. Fall
9. One
10. Remains

"Colour Haze’s “All” lives up to its name. It seems to capture practically “All” of Colour Haze’s reach and breadth in one single amazing disc. Each album they have released has been, to me, a cause of celebration. But this one is a revelation—never before have they ever packed so much range into an album, and such a superb blend of studio precision and free flowing abandon. This album adds even more psychedelia (was that possible?) to the mix, along with the most effective set of shorter songs they’ve ever released."

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 22:32 (5 years ago) Permalink



EARTH - "THE BEES MADE HONEY IN THE LION'S SKULL"
sunn90 CD&2XLP

Earth's latest incarnation will be available FEBRUARY 2008. After refaceting some old gems for greater illumination on "Hibernaculum". The band returns once again to it's continuing evolution. Where "Hex" reveled in dark satanic twang and austere american beauty, "The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull" finds Dylan Carlson and the band growing into a harder, more rock, american Gospel and impovisitory direction framed by truly psychedelic production and blazing guitar sounds.

Earth shows it's affinity with a nod to the best elements of the more adventurous San Francisco bands of the late 60's and 70's, and the more spiritually aware and exciting forms of Jazz-Rock from the same era. This is no nostalgia trip but a thoroughly inspired and original metamorphosis. Earth is also very honored to be joined on this record for three songs by legendary and virtuoso guitarist BILL FRISELL (doing some of his most fuzzed out playing in years!) .

Bill Frisell adds a brilliant texture and counterpoint to the scintillating and inspired riffs of Dylan Carlson and the band. Adrienne Davies joins again on drums lending a classic and steady feel to the proceedings. Steve Moore also returns adding heavy hammond organ and his intense jazz inspired piano playing. Live Bassist Don McGreevy also makes his full length Earth debut on this record.

Earth will begin touring throughout the world when the album is released, Australia, Europe and a full US campaign and on from there. The new songs are equally compelling live where EARTH takes the vehicles and expand and explore them for further musical and meditative exploration. Enjoy "The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull".

"From Strength, sweetness. From darkness, Light, The bees made honey in the Lion's Skull"

1. Omens And Portents I : The Driver (mp3)
2. Rise To Glory
3. Miami Morning Coming Down II (Shine)
4. Engine Of Ruin
5. Omens And Portents II: Carrion Crow
6. Hung From The Moon
7. The Bees Made Honey In The Lion's Skull

Dylan Carlson: Electric Guitars and Amplifiers Adrienne Davies: Drums and Percussion Steve Moore: Acoustic Grand Piano and Wurlitzer Electric Piano, Hammond Organ Don Mcgreevy: Electric Bass and Acoustic Upright Bass

Songs One, Four, Five Featuring: Bill Frisell: Electric Guitar and Amplifier

Further Information:

www.myspace.com/earthofficial
www.thronesanddominions.com
www.billfrisell.com

Pfunkboy Formerly Known As... (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 24 January 2009 22:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

So even if you dont like Metal, you might still like Earth

the worst poster on ilx fwiw (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 25 January 2009 00:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

I had no idea Frisell played on an Earth album TBH. Will get for certain.

Everything I have downloaded so far is really good. Why did I never hear Caina before? And Torche indeed seems as good as "Foo Fighters in Southern Lord jeans" made them sound. (Actually, they remind me of Sunny Day Real Estate at times.)

(Had Opeth and Meshuggah before, liked both but thought both bands had done better, as my question upthread might have suggested.)

Sundar, Sunday, 25 January 2009 01:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

But, in the case of Meshuggah, it might be that I just really like "I".

Sundar, Sunday, 25 January 2009 02:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

If anyone wants to show what they voted for, then post below and lets see how they compare with the actual results.
I wont be posting other peoples ballots as that would be unfair. But please post your own if you're so inclined.

My Ballot

Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
Torche - Meanderthal
Harvey Milk - Life . . . the Best Game in Town
5ive - Hesperus
Grails - Doomsdayer's Holiday
Asva - What You Don't Know Is Frontier
Ascend - The Fire Within
Earth - The Bees Made Honey...
Ocean - Pantheon Of The Lesser
Moss - Sub Templum
Sunn 0))) - Domkirke
The Goslings - Occasion
Have A Nice Life - Deathconsciousness
Caïna - Temporary Antennae
Nadja - Desire In Uneasiness
Jex Thoth - Jex Thoth
Journey To Ixtlan - S/t
Melvins - Nude With Boots
UFOmammut - Idolum
Unearthly Trance - Electrocution
Morkobot - Morto
Trees - Lights Bane
The Austrasian Goat - pieces to oblivian
Cave - Hunt Like Devil
Coffins - Buried Death

the worst poster on ilx fwiw (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 25 January 2009 03:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

My ballot:

Made Out of Babies - The Ruiner
Earth - The Bees Made Honey...
Harvey Milk - Life . . . the Best Game in Town
Wetnurse - Invisible City
Conifer - Crown Fire
Torche - Meanderthal
The Goslings - Occasion
UFOmammut - Idolum
Caïna - Temporary Antennae
Ocean - Pantheon Of The Lesser
Witch - Paralyzed
5ive - Hesperus
Cough - Sigillum Luciferi
Gojira - The Way of All Flesh
Opeth - Watershed
Enslaved - Vertebrae
Asva - What You Don't Know Is Frontier
Bison B.C. - Quiet Earth
Tyr - Land
Viking Skull - Doom Gloom Heartache & Whiskey

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 25 January 2009 03:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ha. I was going to check out a couple things on the list. So even if that one isn't metal, another I look up might be.

a hoy hoy, Sunday, 25 January 2009 08:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

From that Thor wiki entry

Zombie Nightmare Actor, composer (1986)

This is, by a country mile, the worst film I have ever seen.

onimo, Sunday, 25 January 2009 12:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

So... I am going to hopefully find/listen to one of these a week. My plan:

Today, after the football (am currently listening to the Marnie Stern, but that doesn't count): Genghis Tron - Board Up the House (Relapse)

Tomorrow: Gojira - The Way of All Flesh (Listenable Records)

Tuesday: Boris - Smile (Diwphalanx Records/Southern Lord)

Wednesday: Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lion’s Skull (Southern Lord)

Thursday: Wetnurse - Invisible City (Seventh Rule Recordings)

Friday: Jesu - Why Are We Not Perfect

Saturday: (the no. 1 album) Torche - Meanderthal (Hydrahead (CD)/Robotic Empire(LP/Pic Disk)

Sunday: Harvey Milk - Life…the Best Game in Town (Hydra Head)

Also, I asked on autogoon about the rap list and i dunno...

a hoy hoy, Sunday, 25 January 2009 12:40 (5 years ago) Permalink


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