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

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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

I was just being dramatic for entertainment value, in case that wasn't plainly obvious. I like Roxette better than Slayer, personally, if I actually have to rank them on a single scale, so I claim no purist high-ground here.

In this non-purist vein, in fact, I'm enjoying this new "gothic avant-garde metal" album by Ensoph, in kind of the same way that I'm still (vastly) enjoying Artifact. Enthusiastically goofy excess. I think there's some divide in here that has to do with whether your idea of compelling evil is more HR Giger and HP Lovecraft, or more Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Tarantino.

glenn mcdonald, Tuesday, 7 April 2009 13:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

or both.

\m/ piece n' luv \m/ (Ioannis), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 13:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

New EP/DVD from our poll winners


Torche
Healer/Across the Shields (with Bonus DVD) (Orange) (LP) http://www.allthatisheavy.com/info.asp?item_num=ATH-5908

http://www.allthatisheavy.com/info.asp?item_num=ATH-5907 (purple)

or uk
http://www.recordstore.co.uk/productdetail.jsp?productPK=unittest-ZHVQxKz15Uwn9lRZpN3IEb-1 (dunno what colour i guess black?)

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 13:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

ATH sold out now.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 18:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

i got mine. It's really good.

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 8 April 2009 21:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

at last. the harvey milk album is coming on vinyl. Pre-order is up at hydrahead

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 16 April 2009 23:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Stonerrock.coms Top 28 albums of 2008
http://www.stonerrock.com/features/index.asp?FeatureID=155

1. Melvins - Nude with Boots (6670 Pts)
2. Torche - Meanderthal (6285 Pts)
3. Earth - The Bees Made Honey in the Lion`s Skull (6080 Pts)
4. The Sword - Gods of the Earth (5965 Pts)
5. Brant Bjork - Punk Rock Guilt (5520 Pts)
6. Black Mountain - In the Future (5435 Pts)
7. Colour Haze - All (5420 Pts)
8. Boris - Smile (4700 Pts)
9. Dozer - Beyond Colossal (4300 Pts)
10. Ufomammut - Idolum (4135 Pts)
11. Graveyard - Graveyard (3025 Pts)
12. Grand Magus - Iron Will (2805 Pts)
13. Harvey Milk - Life... The Best Game in Town (2430 Pts)
14. Metallica - Death Magnetic (2365 Pts)
15. Dead Meadow - Old Growth (2275 Pts)
16. Blood Ceremony - Blood Ceremony (2190 Pts)
17. Farflung - A Wound In Eternity (2075 Pts)
18. Earthless - Live at Roadburn (2055 Pts)
19. Eagles Of Death Metal - Heart On (2045 Pts)
20. Opeth - Watershed (1860 Pts)
21. Clutch - Full Fathom Five (1845 Pts)
22. The Atomic Bitchwax - 4 (1820 Pts)
23. 5ive - Hesperus (1760 Pts)
24. The Gates of Slumber – Conqueror (1680 Pts)
25. Witch - Paralyzed (1610 Pts)
26. Ancestors - Neptune with Fire (1370 Pts)
27. Nachtmystium - Assassins: Black Meddle Part 1 (1350 Pts)
28. Coffins - Buried Death (1340 Pts)

Here's everyones votes http://www.stonerrock.com/features/top28community.asp

Mine
pfunkboy

1. Esoteric - The Maniacal Vale
2. Torche - Meanderthal
3. Harvey Milk - Life . . . the Best Game in Town
4. 5ive - Hesperus
5. Grails - Doomsdayer`s Holiday
6. Asva - What You Don`t Know Is Frontier
7. The Goslings - Occasion
8. Earth - The Bees Made Honey...
9. Ocean - Pantheon Of The Lesser
10. Moss - Sub Templum

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 7 May 2009 23:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Here is the master list of all 651 albums (with votes)
http://www.stonerrock.com/features/top28master.asp

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 7 May 2009 23:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

I didnt win the prize of $280 worth of music from ATH :(

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 8 May 2009 12:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah, really stoked for that.

picture me lolin' (Alan N), Friday, 8 May 2009 16:15 (5 years ago) Permalink


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