!!!!!!!! ILX METAL ALBUMS of 2009 POLL RESULTS!!!!!! (FINAL RESULTS NOW IN! LISTENING TO THESE ALBUMS WILL MAKE YOU STRONGER FRAIL INTERNET PERSON!)

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And here we go, results are in. Thanks to Glenn for tabulating the results last night! Please everyone thanks him!

Thanks to all who voted, we got the magic number of 50 ballots!! And increase of 20 over last time, so thanks!
Because of the amount of ballots we can stretch to a top 100 this year.
I aim to publish them Monday - Friday night. And onwards we go!!

#100, 46 Points, 6 votes
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_xaZYdnOpfog/SmitBzQkN6I/AAAAAAAAAZU/uhkDJQsEJ-8/s320/municipalwastemassiveag.jpg
Municipal Waste - Massive Aggressive

Pfunkboy : The Dronelord vs The Girly Metal Daleks (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 11:53 (eleven years ago) link

Anyone wishing to do blurbs let me know

Pfunkboy : The Dronelord vs The Girly Metal Daleks (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 11:54 (eleven years ago) link

Well done Pfunkboy and Glenn for sorting this, looking forward to some metal mayhem over the next week!

Neil S, Monday, 18 January 2010 12:10 (eleven years ago) link

A procedural question on the tallying of the votes: if Album no. 100 got 46 points does that mean no album with just a number 1 vote and no other votes can get in the top 100? If that makes sense?

Neil S, Monday, 18 January 2010 12:16 (eleven years ago) link

Indeed it does make perfect sense and the answer is, Yes! As you can see 6 people voted for the #100.

244 albums got at least 1 vote. The lowest # was 1 point for Sonata Arctica - The Days of Grays which of course was in 244th (and last place)

I will publish the entire list in detail at the very end and like last year, Glenn shall provide lots of interesting stats on all the votes. I loved that part last year and I look forward to it.

Im sure Glenn will be happy to answer any other questions you have (as long as they don't give the results away)

Pfunkboy : The Dronelord vs The Girly Metal Daleks (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 12:21 (eleven years ago) link

# 99, 47 points, 3 votes
http://extreemmetaal.nl/wp-content/uploads/covers/T/tyr_northernstar.jpg
Tyr - By the Light of the Northern Star

and i never tire of tyr. maybe now that i'm moving to western mass i might actually make it for some of the metal mayhem in worcester.

― scott seward,

Oh, and the new Tyr is good, really good at times. A little top-heavy with more emphasis on the English more than on Land (I prefer it when they're singing in Norwegian and Faroese, their English lyrics can be goofy), the best track being the alliteratively-obsessed, pagan metal rave-up "Hold the Heathen Hammer High". Rousing little tune, that one.

― A. Begrand,

The new Tyr is pretty solid, a lot more upbeat than the last few, with some great vocals. But only two songs in Faroese...I think this band is always better when they don't sing in English.

― A. Begrand,
OK, now I've heard the Tyr album. Whee! 100% predictable, and I do not mean that as a criticism in any way.

- glenn mcdonald

Pfunkboy : The Dronelord vs The Girly Metal Daleks (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 12:43 (eleven years ago) link

Listening to the Tyr album now, good stuff!

Neil S, Monday, 18 January 2010 14:18 (eleven years ago) link

That Tyr album is just a blast. They don't reinvent the wheel but they sure keep it rolling.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 18 January 2010 14:29 (eleven years ago) link

#98,47 Points, 4 votes
http://c.ilike.com/w/0604/363/0604363351_l.jpg
Burnt by the Sun - Heart of Darkness

Not much in the archives or the rolling metal thread Maybe some of you can post here about it now. I like the band and this album but I dont really have much to say..

I don't think Burnt by the Sun are all that bad. The only thing I dislike about them is their generic vocals.

― latebloomer (latebloomer),

i dig burnt by the sun and discordance axis, but he's done a ton of stuff that i've never heard.

― scott seward (scott seward),

Burnt By the Sun is pretty good, yeah

― J0hn Darn1elle (J0hn Darn1elle),

No 18 in Terrorizer's Albums of 2009

Pfunkboy : The Dronelord vs The Girly Metal Daleks (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 14:31 (eleven years ago) link

I got to review Burnt By The Sun's (supposedly) very last show, which for some undisclosed reason took place in my hometown Haarlem last October in front of no more than fifty people. Too bad vocalist Mike Olender couldn't make it, his adequate but very drunk replacement being The End's Aaron Wolff. Also, seeing him amidst the bunch of balding geezers with grey goatees that is BBTS was quite entertaining in it's own right, apart from it being an awesome show allround. I was one of the voters for Heart of Darkness, although I don't think it's as good as its predecessor The Perfect Is The Enemy Of The Good. It deserves inclusion on the list just for the bulldozing live set opener "There Will Be Blood" though, so I'm glad to see it made the cut.

Thijs, Monday, 18 January 2010 15:34 (eleven years ago) link

#97, 49 Points, 4 Votes
http://theobelisk.net/obelisk/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Masters_Pine.jpghttp://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/mastersofreality/crossdover.gif
Masters of Reality - Pine/Cross Dover

Most chat appears to be about the early albums or me talking about seeing them live. It's a good album and I'm glad to see it made the cut.

Pfunkboy : The Dronelord vs The Girly Metal Daleks (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 15:43 (eleven years ago) link

Thanks to mighty metal dudes for dedication to the cause. Horns up. \m/

Doran, Monday, 18 January 2010 15:49 (eleven years ago) link

Hey johnny there are some ties actually. Hadn't realised. Oh well i was always going to do a top 100 anyway.
There's a tie after next, do you guys still want me to post one by one or do i just post them together? (which I favour)

Pfunkboy : The Dronelord vs The Girly Metal Daleks (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 15:53 (eleven years ago) link

should've voted in this! like books, i'm always ashamed of how few things on the list i know, though

post together if it's easier for you

Maria, Monday, 18 January 2010 16:17 (eleven years ago) link

Is there another Maria or is that scott on the wrong account again? lol. Im confused!

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 16:22 (eleven years ago) link

#96, 50 Points, 4 votes
http://www.metalsucks.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/Saviours-Accelerated-Living.jpg
Saviours - Accelerated Living

Love that Saviours album.
― A. Begrand,

I was very taken w/ the Saviours album on first play, much more than expected.
― you used to sleep with somebody who avoided a soap (DJ Mencap),

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 16:23 (eleven years ago) link

another maria, i am just a lurker on ilm

Maria, Monday, 18 January 2010 16:24 (eleven years ago) link

Aha. Welcome to ILM!! Hope you enjoy the results of the poll over the rest of this week.

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 16:26 (eleven years ago) link

I wouldn't call Saviours a classic or anything but it is definitely a solid box ticker and one of those four votes was mine iirc

i swear on my life i feel so powerfull (musically) (DJ Mencap), Monday, 18 January 2010 16:54 (eleven years ago) link

Which metal micro-genre would you place it in?

Neil S, Monday, 18 January 2010 16:58 (eleven years ago) link

I voted for that Tyr album. I got into it through a Viking-folk compilation. My second favorite viking-folk metal album of the year (third if you include the comp).

Mordy, Monday, 18 January 2010 16:59 (eleven years ago) link

cue hipster-metal jibe..
xp

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 16:59 (eleven years ago) link

Just interested to hear what it might sound like, and yes I'm not troo metal!

Neil S, Monday, 18 January 2010 17:15 (eleven years ago) link

Going to try and listen to some of these, chosen by a system of how much I like the cover art and whether it is on spotify.

Body Butter (a hoy hoy), Monday, 18 January 2010 17:24 (eleven years ago) link

I only know the Them Crooked Vultures album but I didn't vote for any of those four. That Augury cover is kinda awful tho.

Mordy, Monday, 18 January 2010 17:30 (eleven years ago) link

Peste Noire dude has been accused of being NSBM but he denies it saying he is a nationalist not a socialist. I don't really know anything about them, maybe someone else will?

Neige of Alcest used to play guitar in them I think.

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 17:34 (eleven years ago) link

The cover for the Augury isn't that great, but the album itself is pretty impressive. I was hoping for a higher showing.

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 18 January 2010 17:46 (eleven years ago) link

The Augury is the first one of these that I liked a whole lot. The Municipal Waste was a huge leap forward for them but still somehow...unnecessary, as was the Saviours disc (and it wasn't even that big a leap in their case), and the Burnt By The Sun just didn't do it for me - I never really liked them. The others I haven't heard.

neither good nor bad, just a kid like you (unperson), Monday, 18 January 2010 17:52 (eleven years ago) link

Two albums featuring Dave Witte already! How much nominations did he get? Birds of Prey was also on the list.

Thijs, Monday, 18 January 2010 18:09 (eleven years ago) link

#91, 51 Points, 4 votes
http://www.metalkingdom.net/album/img/d20/24319.jpg
Revocation - Existence Is Futile

Shame on me for not listening to the new Revocation sooner. What an incredible album. Traditional yet proggy in places, and can that dude ever shred. Why aren't those meatheads at Liquid Metal not playing the hell out of this? This is groovy American metal at its finest.

― A. Begrand,

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 19:41 (eleven years ago) link

That Revocation album is awesome. Made my Top Fourteen for the year.

neither good nor bad, just a kid like you (unperson), Monday, 18 January 2010 19:43 (eleven years ago) link

That's an incredibly low placing actually...

Thijs, Monday, 18 January 2010 19:44 (eleven years ago) link

You think? I could only find 2 mentions of it on the rolling metal thread and both were by Adrien!

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 19:50 (eleven years ago) link

I remember Phil enthusing for that one too, figured it would place higher!

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 18 January 2010 19:57 (eleven years ago) link

I guess not many else did. Need to check the album out I guess.

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 20:10 (eleven years ago) link

I was going over my list earlier today and the one thing I regret is not putting Revocation in the top 10, at least. What would be the other serious contenders for best new/young band besides these guys? Stylistically they're all over the place, even throwing in some downright twangy stuff here and there, but they make it work in an incredible way. Chops, inventiveness, hooks, they've got it all in spades, and the execution is punishing and playful at the same time. 'Pestilence Reigns' is the catchiest extreme metal song of 2009 imo, and 'Across Fjords & Forests' is as good an Immortal tribute as I've ever heard by an American band. Looking forward to seeing them in April, when they will share a bill with Carcass, Bolt Thrower, Napalm Death and Dying Fetus among others at Neurotic Deathfest.

Thijs, Monday, 18 January 2010 20:10 (eleven years ago) link

#90, 53 points, 2 votes
http://c.ilike.com/w/0300/523/0300523443_l.jpg
Brutal Truth - Evolution Through Revolution

So far I'm not impressed by the new Brutal Truth. The BT is OK, but slower than previous efforts. It includes a cover version of the Minutemen's "Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs" that adds nothing to the original, but does justify Kevin Sharp's disturbing resemblance to Mike Watt.
― unperson,

I was thinking exactly the same thing when I saw him in the new Terrorizer (got it for the grindcore special, first time I've bought it in years). Not the first time that song's been covered by a grind band, either -- that is if you count Melt-Banana as grind.

And that's not the only Watt connection to grind: he used to play A.C. on his old internet radio show, and I read an interview once where he met Seth Putnam in Boston. I don't recall if that was a positive or negative experience...

― MacDara,

I am looking forward to the Brutal Truth, that's for sure.
― A. Begrand,

Saw Brutal Truth play in Toronto on Friday night. I really like them with the new guitarist, something I wasn't sure of going into the show. However, a band like them touring without their own sound guy is a huge no no. The club they were playing in, the Wreck Room, was just that. A shithole with a bar down through the middle did nothing for creating a good atmosphere and the club sound dude was just atrocious. Mix was brutal. No guitar, too much bass, drum sounds were fucked. Anyway, they were great despite all of that. Nice to see them playing again after all these years.

― S. Palmerston,

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 20:36 (eleven years ago) link

TIE
#88 , 53 Points, 3 votes
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_eeIxCpLBAp0/ShX1wQEbDbI/AAAAAAAAC6w/uRouW9O5UYE/s320/www.perfectdowns.com.br.jpg
Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_OBR_OdKiYfI/ShK8q4NlwmI/AAAAAAAAAQ0/E-zXhGzAoAM/s320/cover.jpg
Glorior Belli - Meet Us at the Southern Sign

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 21:27 (eleven years ago) link

I know roxy is a fan of Glorior Belli so it couldve been higher if she had voted but hopefully she's happy it placed. Anyone got any thoughts on these albums?

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 21:35 (eleven years ago) link

Hey it's my annual tilt at listening to some metal. I listened to more than last year but nothing like enough to justify actually voting for anything.

Anyway good work & thank you K & G.

For fellow dabblers wanting to check these out, a good few are on spotify so far:
Municipal Waste - Massive Aggressive - spotify:album:6uQ0MftEHBxUFBgmTTy64o
Tyr - By the Light of the Northern Star - spotify:album:1gigJvXjF9sgPyrINVMih6
Masters of Reality - Pine/Cross Dover - spotify:album:5lHqP66G1aqYBa0aQ6ilOC
Saviours - Accelerated Living - spotify:album:678W5eRcLqlDLxfWg9j8ji
Them Crooked Vultures - S/T - spotify:album:2Tue2cd1zxKZdsVevrH0iS
Augury - Fragmentary Evidence - spotify:album:3l5d8NIMcnLIMND4mbwCDD
Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague - spotify:album:1dr77LDDrNaulAJfLky2yz

ma-cheese-mo (onimo), Monday, 18 January 2010 21:38 (eleven years ago) link

Nice touch onimo. I'll let you provide spotify links as we go on since I dont have spotify on my laptop. Thanks!

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 18 January 2010 21:44 (eleven years ago) link

Damn it, why can't we get spotify here? So frustrating. Guess I'll settle for the 30 second iTunes clips for samples.

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 18 January 2010 21:47 (eleven years ago) link

Liking Tyr more than I thought I would from reading about them.

Metal polls are awes for brilliant and/or stupid artwork.

ma-cheese-mo (onimo), Monday, 18 January 2010 21:49 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I liked that Tyr from the samples I've heard, never really gave them the time of day before but I like the sounds of this album.

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 18 January 2010 21:50 (eleven years ago) link

Oh, once again before I forget to mention it, thanks for putting all this together again. These are always a fun read!

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 18 January 2010 21:51 (eleven years ago) link

Guess I'll settle for the 30 second iTunes clips for samples.

http://listen.grooveshark.com/ might have a few of these. I rarely use it but it's occasionally handy for something you can't find elsewhere.

e.g. http://listen.grooveshark.com/#/album/Massive+Aggressive/3811731

ma-cheese-mo (onimo), Monday, 18 January 2010 21:53 (eleven years ago) link

Cool, thanks! I'll give it a try.

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 18 January 2010 21:54 (eleven years ago) link

Damn it, why can't we get spotify here? So frustrating.

There are ways around it!

A. Begrand, Monday, 18 January 2010 21:57 (eleven years ago) link

Are there really? I wasn't aware of that, do you have a link to more info or something?

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Monday, 18 January 2010 21:57 (eleven years ago) link

I have to say, I had the 1st Horseback album a few years ago, and I'm really surprised at the direction he/they took with the vocals. Nothing about that first album said "extreme outsider black metal vocals" to me. The vox hit me weird at first, but I think it is growing on me.

Heisenberg (rockapads), Wednesday, 3 February 2010 22:29 (eleven years ago) link

I PROMISE I WILL PLAY THIS TONIGHT

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 3 February 2010 23:23 (eleven years ago) link

listening now, Alan.

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 4 February 2010 00:02 (eleven years ago) link

OK, I liked it a lot. Nice tip. What should I check out next?

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 4 February 2010 01:32 (eleven years ago) link

glad you dug it. it's a cool record.

if you haven't heard it yet, blut aus nord is still my top recommendation. and if you have... listen again. ;-)

original bgm, Thursday, 4 February 2010 17:37 (eleven years ago) link

Of course I know BaN!

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 4 February 2010 18:41 (eleven years ago) link

o_O

original bgm, Friday, 5 February 2010 00:17 (eleven years ago) link

Re Madder Mortem: Eight Ways is where I started, and it sounds the most like itself of their albums, so none of the others are as powerful for me, but they're all worthwhile. The reissue of Deadlands was a good excuse to focus on that one; mostly I've been playing the earlier ones as a unit without really distinguishing between them...

glenn mcdonald, Friday, 5 February 2010 00:29 (eleven years ago) link

Thanks Glenn. I may delve deeper at some point, but I'm on a Kinks & Fugazi tear at the moment with no letup.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 5 February 2010 02:11 (eleven years ago) link

Hey EZ, Baroness 3xLP is shipping. Did you grab one?

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 5 February 2010 17:17 (eleven years ago) link

Don't you just know it! I got eleven to share with friends and family. And they're all getting Mastodon for Flag Day.

EZ Snappin, Friday, 5 February 2010 17:29 (eleven years ago) link

I wondered why they all sold out. But when you say friends and family you actually mean eBay, right?

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 6 February 2010 00:13 (eleven years ago) link

Actually, I mean people I hate and no longer want for friends.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 6 February 2010 00:29 (eleven years ago) link

Why would you no longer want to be friends with people because they have good taste in music?

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 6 February 2010 00:46 (eleven years ago) link

I think my baroness 3xLP has finally arrived 3 months after pre-ordering it. Just got wakened up by parcelforce at the door.

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 6 February 2010 08:25 (eleven years ago) link

I just did a catastrophic misreading of your last sentence.

Doran, Saturday, 6 February 2010 12:07 (eleven years ago) link

This Baroness 3xLP looks so great.

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 6 February 2010 19:36 (eleven years ago) link

some stuff I voted for that I don't imagine will place:
* pulling teeth - paranoid delusions / paradise illusions

― ' ( *_*) ERROR HANDLING (^_^ ) (Alan N), Friday, January 22, 2010 4:22 PM (2 weeks ago) Bookmark

fuck yeah. love this

surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Sunday, 7 February 2010 07:46 (eleven years ago) link

I still dont know what Doran thought he read

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 7 February 2010 18:27 (eleven years ago) link

Did anyone vote for metal albums in the big ILM poll?

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Sunday, 7 February 2010 18:27 (eleven years ago) link

Something along the lines of I just got wanked off by a guy from Parcelforce at the door. I had just had a very long and stressful week at work and wasn't paying much attention.

Doran, Sunday, 7 February 2010 19:12 (eleven years ago) link

now that's service.

the not-ratface one (Ioannis), Sunday, 7 February 2010 19:31 (eleven years ago) link

Did anyone vote for metal albums in the big ILM poll?

my ballot for the main poll was more or less identical to the metal poll, give or take four or five albums.

m the g, Sunday, 7 February 2010 19:33 (eleven years ago) link

yeah, i voted for five or six metal platters myself. can't say for sure tho as i didn't keep a copy of my ballot. >:(

the not-ratface one (Ioannis), Sunday, 7 February 2010 19:37 (eleven years ago) link

1/2 my ballot was stuff I voted for here.

EZ Snappin, Sunday, 7 February 2010 20:44 (eleven years ago) link

I'm of the opinion that a dude from UPS would probably bring you to climax with much greater efficiency and less trouble but it would probably cost more.

Doran, Sunday, 7 February 2010 21:50 (eleven years ago) link

You guys are scary sometimes.

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Monday, 8 February 2010 00:41 (eleven years ago) link

\mm/

the not-ratface one (Ioannis), Monday, 8 February 2010 07:38 (eleven years ago) link

So scary that it's probably not worth doing a best metal of the 00's poll. I'm not sure there would be enough interest in it due to poll fatigue.

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 02:12 (eleven years ago) link

really loving GAY WITCH ABORTION....sooo sick

the really really extra noisy parts are reminding me of someone else but can't think of who they sound like

surfboard dudes get wiped out, totally, Tuesday, 9 February 2010 06:14 (eleven years ago) link

So scary that it's probably not worth doing a best metal of the 00's poll. I'm not sure there would be enough interest in it due to poll fatigue.

I'd vote!

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 16:17 (eleven years ago) link

me too

original bgm, Tuesday, 9 February 2010 17:08 (eleven years ago) link

it would be somewhat difficult to pull off, i'd imagine.

the not-strawman one (Ioannis), Tuesday, 9 February 2010 17:26 (eleven years ago) link

Main ilx albums poll has started.
Yo P&J, I'm really happy for you, Imma let you finish, but ILX had the greatest 2009 poll of all time! All time! (2009 ILX Albums Poll Results)

Baroness in at a lowly 47.

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 20:09 (eleven years ago) link

At least it beat fucking Girls at 48, right?

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 20:12 (eleven years ago) link

I guess he didn't see it?

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Friday, 19 February 2010 15:48 (eleven years ago) link

High on Fire (despite crap production) vs Burzum for 2010 then?

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 20 February 2010 03:36 (eleven years ago) link

Mastodon in @ 20 on the big ilx poll

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 24 February 2010 14:13 (eleven years ago) link

Sunn o))) at 15. So 3 albums from our poll made it. Not very good but 2 in the top 20 was better than expected.

See you all next year?

(ps anyone still checking out albums from this poll? Please post what you think here anytime)

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 27 February 2010 03:24 (eleven years ago) link

Sorry guys, I forgot to vote in the main ILX poll, so I didn't help represent the metal contingent.

you gone float up with it (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Saturday, 27 February 2010 03:35 (eleven years ago) link

may your goat fail to milk and piss in your face instead

Pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 27 February 2010 03:38 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

ksh you should check this thread out

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 17 April 2010 01:18 (eleven years ago) link

Just to make it easier to find the results here is yet another recap

"#","Album","Points","Votes","1s","Enthusiasm"
"1","Sunn O))) - Monoliths & Dimensions","757","31","4","24.419"
"2","Converge - Axe to Fall","722","30","2","24.067"
"3","Mastodon - Crack the Skye","709","31","6","22.871"
"4","Baroness - Blue Record","708","30","6","23.6"
"5","YOB - The Great Cessation","705","28","5","25.179"
"6","Cobalt - Gin","566","24","1","23.583"
"7","Kylesa - Static Tensions","490","22","","22.273"
"8","Zu - Carboniferous","454","21","1","21.619"
"9","Isis - Wavering Radiant","437","22","1","19.864"
"10","Krallice - Dimensional Bleedthrough","412","22","","18.727"
"11","Wolves in the Throne Room - Black Cascade","405","22","","18.409"
"12","Zombi - Spirit Animal","401","17","3","23.588"
"13","Slough Feg - Ape Uprising","390","16","2","24.375"
"14","The Gates of Slumber - Hymns of Blood and Thunder","380","18","","21.111"
"15","Om - God Is Good","335","16","","20.938"
"16","Shrinebuilder - Shrinebuilder","334","17","1","19.647"
"17","Khanate - Clean Hands Go Foul","315","17","1","18.529"
"18","Slayer - World Painted Blood","293","15","","19.533"
"19","Liturgy - Renihilation","260","16","","16.25"
"20","Lightning Bolt - Earthly Delights","253","13","","19.462"
"21","Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta II: Dialogue With the Stars","239","11","1","21.727"
"22","Oneida - Rated O","205","10","2","20.5"
"23","Pissed Jeans - King of Jeans","193","8","2","24.125"
"24","Funeral Mist - Maranatha","175","9","1","19.444"
"25","Absu - Absu","168","10","","16.8"
"26","Amesoeurs - Amesoeurs","163","11","","14.818"
"27","Tombs - Winter Hours","147","11","","13.364"
"28","Katatonia - Night Is the New Day","147","7","","21"
"29","Jesu - Opiate Sun","143","9","","15.889"
"30","Gay Witch Abortion - Maverick","141","7","1","20.143"
"31","Goatwhore - Carving Out the Eyes of God","137","7","","19.571"
"32","Drudkh - Microcosmos","131","7","","18.714"
"33","Agoraphobic Nosebleed - Agorapocalypse","131","6","","21.833"
"34","Nile - Those Whom the Gods Detest","129","9","","14.333"
"35","Heaven & Hell - The Devil You Know","126","7","","18"
"36","Orthodox - Sentencia","124","7","","17.714"
"37","Pelican - What We All Come to Need","123","8","","15.375"
"38","Marduk - Wormwood","122","8","","15.25"
"39","Immortal - All Shall Fall","121","8","","15.125"
"40","Mount Eerie - Wind's Poem","119","5","1","23.8"
"41","Coalesce - Ox","116","10","","11.6"
"42","Portal - Swarth","112","8","","14"
"43","Big Business - Mind the Drift","110","7","1","15.714"
"44","Gnaw Their Tongues - All the Dread Magnificence of Perversity","108","5","","21.6"
"45","Madder Mortem - Eight Ways","107","6","1","17.833"
"46","Napalm Death - Time Waits for No Slave","106","8","1","13.25"
"47","Eagle Twin - The Unkindness of Crows","105","7","","15"
"48","Nadja - When I See the Sun Always Shines on TV","103","7","","14.714"
"49","Pyramids With Nadja - S/T","98","6","","16.333"
"50","Part Chimp - Thriller","98","5","","19.6"
"51","Dysrhythmia - Psychic Maps","96","7","","13.714"
"52","Jesu - Infinity","96","6","","16"
"53","Church of Misery - Houses of the Unholy","94","8","","11.75"
"54","Wardruna - Runaljod - Gap Var Ginnunga","93","4","",""
"55","Jamie Saft - Black Shabbis","91","4","1",""
"56","Greymachine - Disconnected","88","8","","11"
"57","Ancestors - Of Sound Mind","88","4","",""
"58","Bloody Panda - Summon","83","5","","16.6"
"59","Xasthur - All Reflections Drained","82","6","","13.667"
"60","Ahab - The Divinity of Oceans","82","5","","16.4"
"61","Lifelover - Dekadens","81","4","",""
"62","Anaal Nathrakh - In the Constellation of the Black Widow","79","4","",""
"63","Keelhaul - Triumphant Return to Obscurity","78","5","1","15.6"
"64","Nadja and Black Boned Angel - S/T","78","5","","15.6"
"65","Hacride - Lazarus","75","4","",""
"66","Melvins - Chicken Switch","73","4","",""
"67","Candlemass - Death Magic Doom","70","8","","8.75"
"68","Skeletonwitch - Breathing the Fire","70","6","","11.667"
"69","Voivod - Infini","70","3","",""
"70","Eluveitie - Evocation I: The Arcane Dominion","69","4","",""
"71","Minsk - With Echoes in the Movement of Stone","66","4","",""
"72","Magrudergrind - S/T","66","3","",""
"73","SubArachnoid Space - Eight Bells","63","6","","10.5"
"74","Megadeth - Endgame","62","6","","10.333"
"75","Black Boned Angel - Verdun","62","4","",""
"76","Dethklok - Dethalbum II","61","3","",""
"76","Jello Biafra & the Guantanamo School of Medicine - The Audacity of Hype","61","3","",""
"78","Behemoth - Evangelion","60","4","",""
"78","Blue Sabbath Black Cheer - Crows Eat the Eyes From the Leviathan's Carcass","60","4","",""
"80","Jodis - Secret House","59","4","",""
"81","Gnaw - This Face","58","6","","9.667"
"82","Doomriders - Darkness Come Alive","58","5","","11.6"
"83","Obscura - Cosmogenesis","58","4","",""
"84","1349 - Revelations of the Black Flame","54","4","",""
"85","Altar of Plauges - White Tomb","54","3","",""
"86","Vom - Primitive Arts","54","2","1",""
"87","Anvil - This Is Thirteen","53","4","",""
"88","Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague","53","3","",""
"88","Glorior Belli - Meet Us at the Southern Sign","53","3","",""
"90","Brutal Truth - Evolution Through Revolution","53","2","",""
"91","Revocation - Existence Is Futile","51","4","",""
"92","Augury - Fragmentary Evidence","51","3","",""
"92","Peste Noire - Ballade Cuntre Lo Anemi Francor","51","3","",""
"92","Saros - Acrid Plains","51","3","",""
"92","Them Crooked Vultures - S/T","51","3","",""
"96","Saviours - Accelerated Living","50","4","",""
"97","Masters of Reality - Pine/Cross Dover","49","4","",""
"98","Burnt by the Sun - Heart of Darkness","47","4","",""
"99","Tyr - By the Light of the Northern Star","47","3","",""
"100","Municipal Waste - Massive Aggressor","46","6","","7.667"
"101","Cattle Decapitation - The Harvest Floor","46","3","",""
"101","Cauldron - Chained to the Nite","46","3","",""
"101","Goblin Cock - Come With Me If You Want to Live","46","3","",""
"101","Lamb of God - Wrath","46","3","",""
"105","Suffocation - Blood Oath","43","3","",""
"106","Dyse - Lieder Sind Bruder de Revolution","43","2","",""
"106","Nargaroth - Jahreszeiten","43","2","",""
"108","Nachtmystium - Doomsday Derelicts","42","3","",""
"108","Novembers Doom - Into Night's Requiem Infernal","42","3","",""
"110","The Devil's Blood - The Time of No Time Evermore","42","2","",""
"111","Kreator - Hordes of Chaos","41","4","",""
"112","Loan - Hontzira","41","2","",""
"113","3 Inches of Blood - Here Waits Thy Doom","40","4","",""
"114","Cave - Psychic Summer","40","2","",""
"114","Iron Age - The Sleeping Eye","40","2","",""
"116","Gorgoroth - Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem Trahunt","39","2","",""
"117","Celan - Halo","36","2","",""
"118","Maserati - Passages","35","3","",""
"119","Diagonal - Diagonal","34","2","",""
"120","Sólstafir - Köld","33","2","",""
"121","Wolf - Ravenous","32","3","",""
"122","Clutch - Strange Cousins From the West","31","4","",""
"123","Black Sun - Twilight of the Gods","31","2","",""
"124","Firebird - Grand Union","30","3","",""
"125","Infernal Stronghold - Godless Noise","30","2","",""
"125","Manatees - Icarus, the Sunclimber","30","2","",""
"127","Circle of Ouroborus - Tree of Knowledge","30","1","1",""
"127","Dirty Little Rabbits - Simon","30","1","1",""
"127","Every Time I Die - New Junk Aesthetic","30","1","1",""
"130","Disappearer - The Clearing","29","3","",""
"131","Born of Osiris - A Higher Place","29","2","",""
"132","Autumn - Altitude","29","1","",""
"132","Mantic Ritual - Executioner","29","1","",""
"132","Secrets of the Moon - Privilegivm","29","1","",""
"132","Woburn House - Monstrous Manoeuvres in the Mushroom Maze","29","1","",""
"136","Solitude Aeturnus - Hour of Despair","28","3","",""
"137","Asphyx - Death...The Brutal Way","28","1","",""
"137","The Devin Townsend Project - Addicted!","28","1","",""
"137","Pulling Teeth - Paranoid Delusions/Paradise Illusions","28","1","",""
"137","Raise the Red Lantern - Raise the Red Lantern","28","1","",""
"137","Thy Catafalque - Róka Hasa Rádió","28","1","",""
"137","Vreid - Milorg","28","1","",""
"143","Gwynbleidd - Nostalgia","27","2","",""
"144","Admiral Angry - Buster","27","1","",""
"144","Alestorm/Heidevolk/Tyr - Black Sails Over Europe","27","1","",""
"144","Angus Khan - Black Leather Soul","27","1","",""
"144","Antigua & Barbuda - Try Future","27","1","",""
"144","Kong - Snake Magnet","27","1","",""
"144","Zoroaster - Voice of Saturn","27","1","",""
"150","God Forbid - Earthsblood","26","3","",""
"151","Lacuna Coil - Shallow Life","26","1","",""
"152","A Storm of Light - Forgive Us Our Trespasses","25","3","",""
"153","Between the Buried and Me - The Great Misdirect","25","2","",""
"153","L'acephale - Malefeasance","25","2","",""
"155","Diamatregon - Crossroad","25","1","",""
"155","The Few Against Many - SOT","25","1","",""
"155","Goatwhore - A Haunting Curse","25","1","",""
"155","Heirs - Alchera","25","1","",""
"155","Rufus Huff - Rufus Huff","25","1","",""
"160","Bergraven - Till Makabert Vasen","24","3","",""
"161","Crippled Black Phoenix - 200 Tons of Bad Luck","24","2","",""
"161","Worm Ouroboros - Worm Ouroboros","24","2","",""
"163","Argus - Argus","24","1","",""
"163","Ea - Ea II","24","1","",""
"163","White Wizzard - High Speed GTO","24","1","",""
"166","Arckanum - ___________","23","1","",""
"166","Sinner - Crash and Burn","23","1","",""
"168","Amorphis - Skyforger","22","1","",""
"168","Doomraiser - Erasing the Remembrance","22","1","",""
"168","Endstille - Verführer","22","1","",""
"168","Job for a Cowboy - Ruination","22","1","",""
"168","Meercaz - Meercaz","22","1","",""
"173","Shadow of the Torturer - Shadow of the Torturer","21","2","",""
"174","Blackberry Smoke - Little Piece of Dixie","21","1","",""
"174","Cantata Sangui - On Rituals and Correspondence in Constructed Realities","21","1","",""
"174","God Dethroned - Passiondale","21","1","",""
"174","Haud Mundus/Wormlust - Oblivio Appositus","21","1","",""
"174","Horseback - The Invisible Mountain","21","1","",""
"174","Ross the Boss - New Metal Leader","21","1","",""
"180","The Ruins of Beverast - Foulest Semen of a Sheltered Elite","20","2","",""
"180","Wodensthrone - Loss","20","2","",""
"182","Flyleaf - Memento Mori","19","2","",""
"183","The Chasm - Farseeing the Paranormal Abysm","19","1","",""
"183","My Dying Bride - For Lies I Sire","19","1","",""
"183","Steadlür - Everything Is Nothing","19","1","",""
"183","Urna - Iter Ad Lucem","19","1","",""
"187","Wreck of the Hesperus - The Sunken Threshold","18","2","",""
"188","Isole - Silent Ruins","18","1","",""
"188","Trippy Wicked & the Cosmic Children of the Knight - Movin' On","18","1","",""
"190","Arabrot - I Rove","17","2","",""
"190","Woods of Ypres - Wood IV: The Green Album","17","2","",""
"192","Elitist - Elitist","17","1","",""
"192","The Last Vegas - Whatever Gets You Off","17","1","",""
"192","Lord Mantis - Spawning the Nephilim","17","1","",""
"195","Monkey3 - Undercover","16","2","",""
"195","Ulcerate - Everything Is Fire","16","2","",""
"197","Edguy - Tinnitus Sanctus","16","1","",""
"198","Impetuous Ritual - Relentless Execution of Ceremonial Excrescence","15","2","",""
"198","Paradise Lost - Faith Divides Us,Death Unites Us","15","2","",""
"200","Alestorm - Black Sails at Midnight","15","1","",""
"200","The Answer - Everyday Demons","15","1","",""
"202","Hull - Sole Lord","14","1","",""
"202","Nihil - Grond","14","1","",""
"202","The Reds - Early Nothing","14","1","",""
"205","Rammstein - Liebe Ist Fur Alle De","13","2","",""
"206","Hey Colossus/Dethscalator - Split LP","13","1","",""
"206","Majeure - Timespan","13","1","",""
"206","The Mars Volta - Octahedron","13","1","",""
"206","Status Quo - In Search of the Fourth Chord","13","1","",""
"206","Wine From Tears - Through the Eyes of a Mad","13","1","",""
"211","Maudlin of the Well - Part the Second","12","2","",""
"212","Saxon - Into the Labyrinth","12","1","",""
"212","Swallow the Sun - New Moon","12","1","",""
"214","Code - Resplendent Grotesque","11","1","",""
"214","Crimfall - As the Path Unfolds...","11","1","",""
"214","Satyricon - Age of Nero","11","1","",""
"214","Switchblade - Switchblade","11","1","",""
"214","Warbringer - Waking Into Nightmares","11","1","",""
"219","Callisto - Providence","9","1","",""
"219","Necrophobic - Death to All","9","1","",""
"219","The Pinx - Look What You Made Me Do","9","1","",""
"222","Animals As Leaders - Animals As Leaders","8","1","",""
"222","The Black Dahlia Murder - Deflorate","8","1","",""
"222","Culted - Below the Thunders of the Upper Deep","8","1","",""
"222","Dead Man - Euphoria","8","1","",""
"222","Javelina - Beasts Among Sheep","8","1","",""
"222","Monarque - Ad Nauseam","8","1","",""
"222","Samael - Above","8","1","",""
"229","Borgia - Ecclesia","7","1","",""
"229","Maylene and the Sons of Disaster - III","7","1","",""
"229","Raven's Creed - Albion's Thunder","7","1","",""
"232","Fires of Rome - You Kingdom You","6","1","",""
"232","Sirenia - 13th Floor","6","1","",""
"234","H.C. Minds - The Beginning of the End","5","2","",""
"235","Nahemah - A New Constellation","5","1","",""
"235","Obituary - Darkest Day","5","1","",""
"235","Old Man's Child - Slaves of the World","5","1","",""
"238","Birds of Prey - The Hellpreacher","4","1","",""
"238","Entwine - Painstained","4","1","",""
"238","Millions - Gather Scatter","4","1","",""
"241","Bosnia - Nazarene Hallucinations","3","1","",""
"241","Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg","3","1","",""
"243","Black Cobra - Chronomega","2","2","",""
"244","Sonata Arctica - The Days of Grays","1","1","",""

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 17 April 2010 01:20 (eleven years ago) link

ksh: please ignore Herman's vote for this album, it's awful.

"241","Wolfmother - Cosmic Egg","3","1","",""

I just wish he hadn't adopted the "ilxor" moniker (ilxor), Saturday, 17 April 2010 01:33 (eleven years ago) link

hah, i think it was Jeff who voted for that?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 17 April 2010 01:35 (eleven years ago) link

It was

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:41 (eleven years ago) link

eight years pass...

Possible dodgy politics aside, this Peste Noire album is totally bonkers in a good way.

o. nate, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 01:20 (two years ago) link

I had this at #1 on my ballot I think.

Siegbran, Tuesday, 16 October 2018 12:17 (two years ago) link


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