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

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yeah crystal castles just charted with zero #1 votes so i am oddly optimistic about harvey milk.

From Rax to Rich's (jjjusten), Friday, 13 February 2009 01:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

actually if i am doing the math right, between the three people who have mentioned voting for it on this thread we contributed 44 points to its total, so if there are others out there we only need 70 points or so (which wait is probably not all that promising). eh, hope springs eternal.

From Rax to Rich's (jjjusten), Friday, 13 February 2009 01:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

Wish I could share your optimism. I bet it was no51.
You think Marnie Stern will make it? Or are the only ilxors who like her are metal fans? LOL @ the irony.

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 13 February 2009 01:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

I voted Marnie Stern lower than I should have. Pretty certain she won't make it though.

i'm getting too old for this ship (a hoy hoy), Friday, 13 February 2009 01:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

I voted for Esoteric quite high when really I should have voted tactically with stuff i thought might get in it at the top. but then that wasnt the point of a list.

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 13 February 2009 01:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

No more metal in the poll. Marnie Stern hasn't even made it. Only metallers on ILX like her it seems!

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 14 February 2009 00:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

The missing Harvey Milk is still too o_O though.

raaaaaaaaaah (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 14 February 2009 00:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

by which you mean "not terribly surprising" - great album tho

contenderizer, Saturday, 14 February 2009 07:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

But it is surprising as it was no2 in this poll, well clear of Earth and Boris, who beat them in the main poll. Obv some of it's main backers here didn't vote in the main poll. Resulting in less metal in the 2008 poll than 2007.
At least with this metal poll it raised the HM and other bands profiles with lots of people now checking out the results.

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 14 February 2009 16:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Glenn are you doing stats on the other poll?

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 16 February 2009 00:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

No, I'm done with poll stats for now. On to other things!

glenn mcdonald, Monday, 16 February 2009 00:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

Aww that's a pity. Got something else in the works for us, Glenn?

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 16 February 2009 16:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

I bought the Nachtmystium lp from Avalanche in Glasgow today. Monorail had sold out of it(and their older stuff I had seen in there before xmas).

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 16 February 2009 17:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also found out Earth are playing in April. You up for it, Grimly/Onimo?

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 16 February 2009 22:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

I forgot to say it's at Nice N Sleazys

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 17 February 2009 00:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

You guys read this yet?

The User Formerly Known As Pfunkboy Latterly Known as.. (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 19 February 2009 22:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

definitely up for earth at sleazys. missed the stereo date last year...saw them at supersonic, but they were unfortunately timetabled in the early evening 'severely flagging from 18 BPM doom overload' slot. I mean, I love earth, but a kick up the arse they most assuredly are not.

be strange seeing them somewhere as small as sleazys though. every other time, their sound has filled a huge space - scala, islington academy, custard factory. they're too widescreen for that basement.

m the g, Friday, 20 February 2009 00:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

Bump for fun!

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 3 March 2009 23:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

I predict No Line on the Horizon Preinterpreted landslide on the 2009 edition.

Vulgar Display of Flowers (J3ff T.), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 02:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

was that a bump to annoy grady?

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

No, I bumped it because I missed it and it should never be forgotten. Good times were had here.

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ahh, well Im bumping it to annoy him ;)

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 7 March 2009 00:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

Wonder if there will be interest for a poll next year?

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 7 March 2009 00:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

why wouldn't there be?
(and where is Grady, anyhow?)

51 SBs and there's nothing on (Ioannis), Saturday, 7 March 2009 09:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

Mastodon ftw, tho, no?

51 SBs and there's nothing on (Ioannis), Saturday, 7 March 2009 09:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

well, it was a bit of a hassle getting enough people to vote so the novelty might've worn off next year.

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 7 March 2009 19:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

any front runners for 2009 yet?

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 23 March 2009 00:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

Cobalt I assume. Personally, I hate the vocalist, which is a real shame because I love the music.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 23 March 2009 01:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

Cobalt wont pick up crossover votes for an ILM poll though, as awesome as the album is.

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 23 March 2009 01:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

I haven't heard much with crossover appeal - Tombs? Amoseurs? The upcoming Mastodon?

None really do anything for me. It hasn't been a real metal year for me thus far.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 23 March 2009 01:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

Amesoeurs possibly. Going to be interesting on how the Mastodon is received. Could do well crossover-wise but metal purists hate it.

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 23 March 2009 01:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

Steely Dan is more metal than Cynic.

i, grey, Monday, 23 March 2009 07:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

The Gnaw album is the best metal record, by which TBH I mean 'noise record featuring metal luminaries', I've heard this year. Not at all a frontrunner but might scrape a nominal top 50 if enough ppl hear it, which they should

some dude's gizmo (DJ Mencap), Monday, 23 March 2009 10:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

My top metal album so far this year is Jamie Saft's Black Shabbis. I also liked that Lamb of God, and the new Mastodon.

Mordy, Monday, 23 March 2009 10:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

I have the Gnaw vinyl, it's great.
Khanate album should do well too, it's the best thing they've done since the 1st album, pity it took dubin 3 years to do the vocals so they split up and wont tour it.

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 23 March 2009 11:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

slim pickings so far

tombs is all right, buried inside is better but no real surprises in it, lord mantis the only thing I've heard that made me sit up & take notice really

Just one thing I was thinking about as I was getting on the copter (J0hn D.), Monday, 23 March 2009 11:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

lord mantis at 7:30 a.m. is pretty fucking bracing though I gotta say, this'll make my overall year-end

Just one thing I was thinking about as I was getting on the copter (J0hn D.), Monday, 23 March 2009 11:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

New Mastodon in the running for next years poll then?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 6 April 2009 21:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

God, I hope not.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 6 April 2009 22:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

a dissenter!

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 6 April 2009 23:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

Not a fan, either. Mastodon = everything that is and always has been wrong with metal.

ilxor, Monday, 6 April 2009 23:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

???????????????????????????????????

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 6 April 2009 23:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

almost sure that mastodon will place high on my list

I BLAME JESUS (jjjusten), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 00:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

Mastodon is in the same category as Torche to me, so I wouldn't be at all surprised to see them win.

(But I still think they're dumb fake metal for people who are too embarrassed to admit that they always liked Alice in Chains more than Slayer.)

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 7 April 2009 00:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

i prefer alice in chains to slayer

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 11:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

i don't.

\m/ piece n' luv \m/ (Ioannis), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 11:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

i prefer alice in chains to slayer

― pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname)

GET OUT.

"Hey, We're Clubbing!" (Police Squad) (jim), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 11:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

it's possible to like both AIC AND slayer, y'knaa. (though slayer are obviously vastly superior.)

mastodon are now just OK. for me, they peaked with remission and have been on a steady but shallow decline ever since. I admire the fact that they keep pushing their sound, I'm just not keen on where it's gone.

m the g, Tuesday, 7 April 2009 11:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Not a fan, either. Mastodon = everything that is and always has been wrong with metal.

― ilxor, Monday, 6 April 2009 23:29 (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Yeah I don't really get this... yr saying that they encapsulate everything that's bad about the genre for 35, 40 years? That seems weird esp cos a lot of their hataz seem to consider them v much a product of modern metal tastes and fashions. (Don't have a comment on their new album cos I've not heard it.)

GARU GLITTER (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 11:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

Not a fan, either. Mastodon = everything that is and always has been wrong with metal.

WTF dude? I think you better back this up a little bit. I can get not being into the band, but being "everything that is and always has been wrong with metal?", seriously? Worse than fourth-rate hair metal? Worse than shameless nu-metal? I mean, fuck, come on.

display names have been changed to protect the innocent (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 12:38 (5 years ago) Permalink


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