The 2017 ILX Metal n' Heavy Rock Poll VOTING + CAMPAIGNING thread! Ballots due Saturday, Feb. 3rd!

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It's that time again, kids. Thanks to the significantly longer campaigning period (we're waiting for the main polls to wrap), there's going to be ample time to discover new faves, so campaign liberally!

The rules are as usual: up to 50 votes, weighted/ranked or unweighted/unranked. You can submit your ballot and find the full nominations spreadsheet below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfhF7fGiZ0O7Vy2U6BZ-RCI7Z3MWjFjigtvDzi6JQo6UjOOqA/viewform

For pollrunners' ease, ****please**** copy and paste directly from the spreadsheet to the voting form on individual lines, like so:

Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U​.​F​.​O. - Wandering The Outer Space
Aether Realm - Tarot
Aetherian - The Untamed Wilderness
Akatharta - Spiritus Immundus
Akercocke – Renaissance In Extremis

After you vote, please post here so the Metal Authorities can confirm they've received your ballot.

Ballots are due by Saturday, February 3rd!!!

Simon H., Saturday, 23 December 2017 19:11 (six months ago) Permalink

And remember to campaign for your faves as boosting really works!

Also the spotify playlist!
https://open.spotify.com/user/pfunkboy/playlist/74IL7uL4YEy2tTiBYtRJ4G

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Saturday, 23 December 2017 19:16 (six months ago) Permalink

imago, you might get some mileage from the Multishiva album? It's basically blackened sludge with lots of Värähtelijä-style effects on top

https://multishiva.bandcamp.com/album/time-messer

― the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, December 23, 2017 12:45 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 23 December 2017 19:22 (six months ago) Permalink

We'll all be dead by February

Dinsdale, Saturday, 23 December 2017 19:29 (six months ago) Permalink

Well in that case everyone needs to make sure that they hear Retrocausal then.

ultros ultros-ghali, Saturday, 23 December 2017 19:45 (six months ago) Permalink

Youre not getting out of voting that easily, Dinsdale!

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Saturday, 23 December 2017 19:58 (six months ago) Permalink

redle

calstars, Saturday, 23 December 2017 20:04 (six months ago) Permalink

I hope you all give the Solstafir, Sannhet and Au Champ des Morts albums a listen

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Saturday, 23 December 2017 20:15 (six months ago) Permalink

Aside from Retrocausal, the one I'd like you all (and D.A.M. in particular) to hear is the Corpse Garden, a brilliantly psychedelic death-trip through Costa Rican drug magic, led by a wondrous fretless bass performance

Cardi Acs (imago), Saturday, 23 December 2017 21:12 (six months ago) Permalink

Enjoying the Multishiva

Dinsdale, Saturday, 23 December 2017 21:31 (six months ago) Permalink

2nd and 4th tracks go off nicely

Cardi Acs (imago), Saturday, 23 December 2017 21:39 (six months ago) Permalink

I may vote later today since I have a day off from visiting my mum in hospital.
(she fell last week and broke her leg on the icy pavement because the council didn't salt them despite the weather being treacherous and she lay on the pavement for two hours in excruciating agony waiting for the ambulance because they had thousands of similar scenarios across the country ) and she wont be home for Christmas.

Fuck the Council!

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Sunday, 24 December 2017 08:24 (six months ago) Permalink

best to you and yours. although i'm not sure quite how metal a sentiment 'fuck the council' is haha

Cardi Acs (imago), Sunday, 24 December 2017 09:53 (six months ago) Permalink

remember to keep nominating in big poll

ILM's 2017 End of Year Tracks & Albums Poll / NOMINATIONS THREAD

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Sunday, 24 December 2017 12:18 (six months ago) Permalink

If all goes according to plan, I shd def have listened to Cleric & Corpse Garden by Christmas

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Sunday, 24 December 2017 15:34 (six months ago) Permalink

Merry Christmas folks!

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Sunday, 24 December 2017 23:02 (six months ago) Permalink

\m/erry xmas :)

Cardi Acs (imago), Sunday, 24 December 2017 23:21 (six months ago) Permalink

Hope everyone had a good Christmas. My dad and I visited my mum in the hospital on Christmas Day.

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Tuesday, 26 December 2017 13:21 (five months ago) Permalink

Anybody voted yet?

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Thursday, 28 December 2017 11:46 (five months ago) Permalink

Not yet.

Wow, that Couch Slut album is pretty rad, isn't it? Some high-quality noise-rock going around this year

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Thursday, 28 December 2017 13:14 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm going to do some campaigning in the new year for sure. Couch Slut will def be on my ballot.

Simon H., Thursday, 28 December 2017 13:48 (five months ago) Permalink

yeah it's great! closing track is best doom of the year too imo

imago, Thursday, 28 December 2017 13:48 (five months ago) Permalink

My mum's getting out of hospital tomorrow btw so I shall be voting in the next day or 2

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Thursday, 28 December 2017 19:58 (five months ago) Permalink

Such good news, dude!

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 29 December 2017 02:09 (five months ago) Permalink

^^^^^co-sign!!!

Simon H., Friday, 29 December 2017 05:30 (five months ago) Permalink

my mum is home!

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Friday, 29 December 2017 14:53 (five months ago) Permalink

welcome back, \m/o\m/

Dinsdale, Friday, 29 December 2017 15:02 (five months ago) Permalink

Spirit Adrift has a lot of what I like about Pallbearer but I think is a better, more musically interesting band overall.

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 29 December 2017 20:26 (five months ago) Permalink

Here's an progressive black metal album that is at risk of being overlooked:

Entheos - Le Zahir

Listen to Cité Perdue for a taste.

Dinsdale, Saturday, 30 December 2017 13:10 (five months ago) Permalink

Happy Hogmanay everybody!

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Sunday, 31 December 2017 16:13 (five months ago) Permalink

How many voters have we had so far?

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Monday, 1 January 2018 22:08 (five months ago) Permalink

Is it too late to have things added to the spreadsheet? I have a ranked list of 61 metal albums and only 38 of the albums are on the spreadsheet.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 03:07 (five months ago) Permalink

Like, three of my top 10 ain't there... :(

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 03:09 (five months ago) Permalink

im sure simon could add it

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 13:12 (five months ago) Permalink

sure, list 'em off here!

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 January 2018 13:25 (five months ago) Permalink

Super! Thanks! I tried to format them in the same manner as the spreadsheet.

Alestorm - No Grave But The Sea
Antisect - The Rising of the Lights
Big|Brave - Ardor
Cursed Moon - Rite of Darkness
Disharmony - Goddamn The Sun
Eluveitie - Evocation II: Pantheon
Falaise - My Endless Immensity
Farsot - Fail Lure
Horn - Turm Am Hang
Ides of Gemini - Women
Light of the Morning Star - Nocta
Mammoth Mammoth - Mount the Mountain
Naudiz - Wulfasa Kunja
Nortt - Endeligt
Overkill - The Grinding Wheel
Pyriphlegethon - The Murky Black of Eternal Night
Reverorum ib Malacht - Ter Agios Numini
Selcouth - Heart Is the Star of Chaos
Slagmaur - Thill Smitts Terror
Tau Cross - Pillar of Fire
The Midnight Ghost Train - Cypress Ave.
The Wizards - Full Moon in Scorpio
Zeal & Ardor - Devil Is Fine

Kinda surprised that a few of these didn't make the list since many of them were discussed in Rolling Metal 2017 extensively.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 14:01 (five months ago) Permalink

There's always someone who says they missed the nomination period

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 14:09 (five months ago) Permalink

Has anyone voted yet? I don't have access to check and just wondered if people have voted but didn't post here saying so.

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 14:10 (five months ago) Permalink

Happy to add these, I think the Zeal and Ardor album is 2016 though?

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 January 2018 14:15 (five months ago) Permalink

It definitely got some votes last year though I don't think it cracked 101.

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 January 2018 14:17 (five months ago) Permalink

The Zeal & Ardor was released independently and also saw a vinyl release in 2016 however MVKA Records gave it an 'official' US release on 2/24/2017 and it was also the first time it appeared on CD anywhere.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 14:31 (five months ago) Permalink

(deliberates wisely) I'll allow it

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 January 2018 14:35 (five months ago) Permalink

Thank you, your honor.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 14:36 (five months ago) Permalink

I'm sort of amazed we missed Big|Brave in the nomination process

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 January 2018 14:50 (five months ago) Permalink

Slagmaur missing was the head-scratcher for me. We discussed that one a lot in rolling metal.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 15:01 (five months ago) Permalink

Sadly a lot of regulars on that thread don't participate in polls.
Hopefully Simon can persuade them? Brian you should try too!

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 15:50 (five months ago) Permalink

I'll begin the pestering campaign sometime this week.

Simon H., Tuesday, 2 January 2018 15:52 (five months ago) Permalink

The ones I've listened to a lot this year are Jute Gyte, Akvan (Iranian folk/black metal hybrid that integrates oud with intense black metal), and Árstíðir lífsins (epic progressive Icelandic folk metal). Converge is catching up too. Are there any Branca-metal releases I should check out urgently? Gnaw Their Tongues?

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 14:56 (five months ago) Permalink

If you haven't heard them already 2 Krallices and a Thantifaxath

queens of the stonage (ultros ultros-ghali), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:58 (five months ago) Permalink

Also Blattaria

queens of the stonage (ultros ultros-ghali), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:58 (five months ago) Permalink

I didn't nominate anything for it either due to my mum being in hospital and being too knackered to do it. So Electric Wizard even went un-nominated.

Only 2 metal albums made the 77 so I think metal poll not running first may have contributed to that?

Chelsea Wolfe only got 3 or 4 votes too so I'm thinking she may not do that well here? I forget if the last one placed.

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Saturday, 3 February 2018 21:56 (four months ago) Permalink

Abyss was #6 in the metal poll and #26 in the general one

Dinsdale, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:22 (four months ago) Permalink

new album too metal for regular poll this year?

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:27 (four months ago) Permalink

Voted.

pomenitul, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:31 (four months ago) Permalink

got it, thanks! 36 ballots in now

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:43 (four months ago) Permalink

re: Simon can add to the noms for you if you nominate them here

I'm just about to vote, I have 49 albums lined up .. plus 1 that wasn't previously nominated

Please add the following album:

Ulsect - Ulsect
https://ulsect.bandcamp.com/

djmartian, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:52 (four months ago) Permalink

voted !

djmartian, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:52 (four months ago) Permalink

I ended up voting for only one of the albums I belatedly nominated today to simplify matters.

pomenitul, Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:58 (four months ago) Permalink

you can still vote for them, but just dont expect them to get more than 1 vote at this late stage. You can be the new gareth saer

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Saturday, 3 February 2018 22:59 (four months ago) Permalink

Is voting a little after the deadline ok?

imago, Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:16 (four months ago) Permalink

If it's because you haven't heard Der Weg Einer Freiheit's 'Finisterre' or Nortt's 'Endeligt' yet, to name but a few, then yes ofcourse it is.

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:23 (four months ago) Permalink

Just sampled those two. Makes me wish I'd had more time…

pomenitul, Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:30 (four months ago) Permalink

well the deadline is US time. so you have what 8 hours or something

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:31 (four months ago) Permalink

Oh! OK!

imago, Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:33 (four months ago) Permalink

so im sure you dont need to vote *after* the deadline.

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:33 (four months ago) Permalink

technically you have until seandalai closes the voting form

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:33 (four months ago) Permalink

But 8am UK time is certainly the earliest it will close. Cant guarantee anything after though

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Saturday, 3 February 2018 23:35 (four months ago) Permalink

Who all intends on voting? Best to let us know here so seandalai can check before closing the voting form

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Sunday, 4 February 2018 00:33 (four months ago) Permalink

Voting momentarily! Just cross-referencing my list with imago's, just in case I forgot Jute Gyte or something

Launch of new ILM school business management programmes! (tangenttangent), Sunday, 4 February 2018 00:52 (four months ago) Permalink

Voted!

Launch of new ILM school business management programmes! (tangenttangent), Sunday, 4 February 2018 00:59 (four months ago) Permalink

And voted!

Lingua Ignota were the big beneficiaries of my last-minute listening. Incredible

imago, Sunday, 4 February 2018 01:33 (four months ago) Permalink

Voted!

mte, Sunday, 4 February 2018 01:55 (four months ago) Permalink

ahaha this Summoning album is just dungeon synth done with a budget.

airdnb (Tom Violence), Sunday, 4 February 2018 04:26 (four months ago) Permalink

farted, then voted

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Sunday, 4 February 2018 04:58 (four months ago) Permalink

seandalai isnt around yet so voting form is still open if anyone wants to vote

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Sunday, 4 February 2018 14:38 (four months ago) Permalink

We just going to do a top 77 this year? 100?

imago, Sunday, 4 February 2018 15:57 (four months ago) Permalink

feel like some of the albums I voted on here that I loved, I haven't listened to in months. too much new stuff. had to dig back into the recesses.

I think the Wolves in the Throne Room is the one I played the most. second was the latest Suffocation.

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Sunday, 4 February 2018 16:15 (four months ago) Permalink

Top 500 this year iirc

airdnb (Tom Violence), Sunday, 4 February 2018 16:18 (four months ago) Permalink

Don't know until we see results. Should have them tonight so may post a few tonight as tradition dictates.

I think we normally do a 101?

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Sunday, 4 February 2018 16:21 (four months ago) Permalink

btw I have no idea what will win, or even make up the top 10. There's no front runners this year that I can tell from the metal thread or metal mags EOY lists

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Sunday, 4 February 2018 16:41 (four months ago) Permalink

I do hope we get lots more participation on results thread than last year. I love reading what people think, even if they haven't voted.

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Sunday, 4 February 2018 16:52 (four months ago) Permalink

damn there's a couple of things that I forgot to vote for. next time I won't rush.

Frobisher, Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:00 (four months ago) Permalink

i think you can still resubmit as seandalai hasnt closed the voting form

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:26 (four months ago) Permalink

meh, it's ok. it is what it is.

Frobisher, Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:31 (four months ago) Permalink

what are the things you forgot

imago, Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:48 (four months ago) Permalink

Rollout wont be starting tonight

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Monday, 5 February 2018 00:10 (four months ago) Permalink

I do hope we get lots more participation on results thread than last year. I love reading what people think, even if they haven't voted.

― Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Sunday, February 4, 2018 10:52 AM (seven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i couldn't vote in good conscience. just way too much that i haven't kept up with. but i'll be listening as things roll out and will definitely try to post interesting things that come into my mind about the records.

budo jeru, Monday, 5 February 2018 00:13 (four months ago) Permalink

"interesting" probably a stretch but

budo jeru, Monday, 5 February 2018 00:14 (four months ago) Permalink

you really shouldnt let that put you off voting

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Monday, 5 February 2018 00:16 (four months ago) Permalink

Its ok we don't do poser-shaming for new voters

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Monday, 5 February 2018 00:41 (four months ago) Permalink

I haz poll results

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Monday, 5 February 2018 03:37 (four months ago) Permalink

How many ballots did you get in the end?

you can make fun of birthday parties all you want (ultros ultros-ghali), Monday, 5 February 2018 10:33 (four months ago) Permalink

40

? (seandalai), Monday, 5 February 2018 10:48 (four months ago) Permalink

On a par with last year then, not too bad. I know he got ribbed for it but thanks to Odysseus for campaigning for the poll itself so vehemently

you can make fun of birthday parties all you want (ultros ultros-ghali), Monday, 5 February 2018 11:02 (four months ago) Permalink

At least 5 people said they voted after you said 36 but you only have 40?

imago, Monday, 5 February 2018 11:24 (four months ago) Permalink

A couple of people voted twice.

? (seandalai), Monday, 5 February 2018 11:25 (four months ago) Permalink

ahhh

imago, Monday, 5 February 2018 11:26 (four months ago) Permalink

one man, one two votes

Siegbran, Monday, 5 February 2018 11:49 (four months ago) Permalink

Siegbran's here. You can start! :D

imago, Monday, 5 February 2018 11:52 (four months ago) Permalink


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