THE 10TH ANNUAL ILM METAL POLL:2017 RESULTS THREAD

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Thanks to everyone who voted. We received 40 ballots this year (same as last year) big thanks to seandalai for doing the tabulation and simon for taking care of everything else.

There is a Spotify results playlist to subscribe to

The rollout will begin shortly. I do hope everyone will post their thoughts on the results even if they didn't vote.

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Monday, 5 February 2018 12:50 (three months ago) Permalink

100 Cloud Rat / Disrotted - Split LP 99 Points, 3 Votes
https://i.imgur.com/hhxMbMY.jpg

https://drycough.bandcamp.com/album/split-lp-2

Dry Cough records has teamed up with the mighty Halo Of Flies to bring you this immense split LP from two of the finest heavy bands around, Michigan's genre-bending grind-punks Cloud Rat, and Chicago's hellish doom-mongers, Disrotted.

CR are usually known for their short frenetic blasts of noise-infused grindcore, but here they've taken a break from their usual formula and recorded one 18 minute track of schizophrenic grind/doom that effortlessly eclipses most peddlers of such lengthy numbers, offering more ideas and riffs in the one song than many bands manage over a whole album.

On the other side, the only thing that Disrotted's track has in common with their LP mates is it's length, albeit clocking in at 4 minutes longer. Their unique style of hideous, glacial-slow, relentless droning sludge is as punishing and brutal as anything out there, and serves as the perfect foil to Cloud Rat's frantic riffing.

This LP is something of a landmark release for both labels, being Dry Cough's 30th and HoF's 100th, so we pushed the boat out and opted for an extravagant triple gatefold sleeve, adorned by the striking artwork of Ryan Brady (www.ryanbradyart.squarespace.com)... more
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released May 17, 2017

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Monday, 5 February 2018 12:57 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh wow I *loved* the last Cloud Rat LP, didn't know they did something! And an 18-minute thing at that!

imago, Monday, 5 February 2018 13:01 (three months ago) Permalink

Very excited about this poll! \m/

Launch of new ILM school business management programmes! (tangenttangent), Monday, 5 February 2018 13:01 (three months ago) Permalink

If you liked Qliphoth I recommend seeking out all the splits Cloud Rat did last year. they said at some point they'll be releasing them together on a CD comp.

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 13:12 (three months ago) Permalink

I really appreciate you posting reviews under the records, K!

Le Bateau Ivre, Monday, 5 February 2018 13:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Bathsheba on my ballot! Wonderfully heavy. Conjuration of Fire was my favourite of these.

Me and imago are out to lunch atm but opinions will surely follow. Definitely agree that the reviews are a great idea

Launch of new ILM school business management programmes! (tangenttangent), Monday, 5 February 2018 13:24 (three months ago) Permalink

I will now hand you over to my lovely assistant...

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Monday, 5 February 2018 13:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Code Orange is sickeningly low. Great, unique record.

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 13:25 (three months ago) Permalink

Code Orange didn’t quite make it onto my ballot as I was only alerted to it by Brad and Simon discussing it on the campaigning thread, but I loved what I heard. Slightly emo-leaning iirc and pretty explosive

Launch of new ILM school business management programmes! (tangenttangent), Monday, 5 February 2018 13:26 (three months ago) Permalink

tbh there are even moments on the record that remind me of slipknot. brutal record, harder even than the new converge imo

flamenco drop (BradNelson), Monday, 5 February 2018 13:35 (three months ago) Permalink

TIE

95 Necrot - Blood Offerings 101.0 Points, 3 Votes
https://www.metal-archives.com/images/6/4/4/3/644386.jpg

https://open.spotify.com/album/0hpGhj6drVKP0wOEQ6vR9g?si=9W0GDn_FTEGxjp1P4v6LYQ

Necrot doesn’t clutter up their death metal with constant, unrelenting speed, blinding technical ability or brain-twisting time signatures. By not blasting all the time, or writing riffs that only a seasoned headbanger could decipher, Necrot has nowhere to hide. Instead of ripping your guts out and showing them to you, the trio lets their songs churn at an even pace, spreading the punishment out nicely. Subsequent songs like “Shadows And Light” and “Breathing Machine” spotlight this with slow grooves that run into four on the floor rumblings. Tucked in between all the crushing riffs, Reinhardt will drop in a mean, squealing rock ’n’ roll solo now and again. His solo chops give a big nod to the blues scales of Bill Steer from Carcass. They fit well with the death metal barrage, but they are far enough removed to make them stand up in the muck.

https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/06/necrot-blood-offerings-review.html

95 Tau Cross - Pillar of Fire 101.0 Points, 3 Votes
http://www.angrymetalguy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/cover_1495657280734439-500x500.jpg

https://open.spotify.com/album/2cfjnAssAwJ6B1cyg7ybtm?si=HtUm8tgqQkGYVznI4DpxQw

Tau Cross is the natural continuation of Amebix's final, excellent release Sonic Mass. The cover of Sonic Mass, displaying the tau cross symbol, confirms this lineage. Miller has taken the helm and turns Tau Cross into a rocking act that oozes of crust and punk rock ethos, alongside a heavy metal attitude. Without remaining static, confined in a specific genre, Tau Cross open up the range, accompanying the roaring Motorhead stench and Prong-ian edge with the post-punk spirit of Killing Joke and even New Model Army.

https://www.popmatters.com/tau-cross-pillar-of-fire-2495386169.html

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 13:40 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't think I properly checked out the Necrot album but it's sounding good this morning.

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 13:57 (three months ago) Permalink

That Tau Cross album was really good. I liked the debut, but figured it for a one-off; when a sequel appeared, I was very pleasantly surprised.

(I did not vote in this poll.)

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 5 February 2018 14:00 (three months ago) Permalink

excellent cover

nxd, Monday, 5 February 2018 14:01 (three months ago) Permalink

sax alert!!!

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 14:02 (three months ago) Permalink

Seeing a bolded Steely Dan in the Angry Metal Guy review was… unexpected.

pomenitul, Monday, 5 February 2018 14:04 (three months ago) Permalink

this honestly sounds good as hell on first listen, how did I miss this one?!

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 14:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Giving this a go...I think I heard it before but didn't give it enough ear

imago, Monday, 5 February 2018 14:10 (three months ago) Permalink

brad needs to hear this immediately

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 14:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Yay, looking forward to following this poll, and learning of great new records. Last year the greatest discoveries were Vektor and Astronoid, hoping to find something equally good this year :)

Frederik B, Monday, 5 February 2018 14:12 (three months ago) Permalink

Not that I've heard enough to really say but: too low.

pomenitul, Monday, 5 February 2018 14:18 (three months ago) Permalink

Ooh! I threw this Siegbran-fare a whole load of points - wonder who the third voter was? Really strong songwriting and I think it's distinctive enough to transcend being mere Drudkh-worship (despite the cover at the end). I enjoyed it more than Drudkh, even. Obviously I have no interest in their politics (not to tar Ukraine with one brush, but...things are...strange there) but thankfully I don't have to find out :)

imago, Monday, 5 February 2018 14:20 (three months ago) Permalink

They're led by a woman, which might mean they dial back some of the macho nationalism

imago, Monday, 5 February 2018 14:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah, that came as a pleasant surprise.

pomenitul, Monday, 5 February 2018 14:22 (three months ago) Permalink

2:30 into that White Ward album is one of the best musical moments I've heard from 2017. Lol.

Frederik B, Monday, 5 February 2018 14:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Just wait till you get to "Rain as Cure"

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 14:24 (three months ago) Permalink

This Cloud Rat track is intense! I found them a little bit difficult to get into before, but having their sound stretched out like this has warped it in all the right ways.

Launch of new ILM school business management programmes! (tangenttangent), Monday, 5 February 2018 14:26 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm so glad that split made it in, if just barely.

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 14:27 (three months ago) Permalink

Yeah, I liked Cloud Rat's sound on this. They're usually more like short bursts of grindcore? On the Disrotted track now. Idk if I can do 23m of this, ha, unless there are some changes coming up.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 5 February 2018 14:30 (three months ago) Permalink

I only listened to Disrotted's half once or twice. I voted purely for the Rat.

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 14:31 (three months ago) Permalink

I know I should just follow along with the metal thread, but I would love a thread for 'metal groups who are clearly doing it wrong' a la the one for techno/house :)

Frederik B, Monday, 5 February 2018 14:32 (three months ago) Permalink

92 Big|Brave - Ardor 102.0 Points, 4 Votes

https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/59aed63d8318ae33b373b527/1:1/w_600/bigbrave_ardor.jpg

https://open.spotify.com/album/7F9GqRTn1u9x0sCkWRivRM?si=ge8hszpEQxOTFn2HMmKkAQ

In places, Ardor is an album of quiet restraint. The second of the three tracks, “Lull,” gives most of its running time to moody slowcore rumination, with peals of guitar feedback snaking in gradually as the track gains weight. Other moments suggest an affinity for the brutal excesses of noise rock and no wave. There are echoes of Swans in the mantra-like repetitions of “Sound” and “Borer,” their clanging riffs cast out in the direction of the horizon. Meanwhile, Wattie’s siren-like vocals vacillate between imploring sensuality, raw self-flagellation, and blank affect in a way that’s reminiscent of Lydia Lunch. Lunch’s music was often jagged like razorblades, though, while BIG|BRAVE are big and oceanic, their music flowing and crashing like waves.

https://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/bigorbrave-ardor/

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 14:34 (three months ago) Permalink

We should definitely have a Rolling False Metal thread.

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 14:34 (three months ago) Permalink

Where do you draw the line though?

imago, Monday, 5 February 2018 14:34 (three months ago) Permalink

Haha the Rat was well worth it! I'm so glad.

I'm also not sure about this Disrotted...it isn't often that I want to crawl through tar.

Launch of new ILM school business management programmes! (tangenttangent), Monday, 5 February 2018 14:35 (three months ago) Permalink

Big|Brave made it onto my ballot thanks to the campaigning

Launch of new ILM school business management programmes! (tangenttangent), Monday, 5 February 2018 14:35 (three months ago) Permalink

Where do you draw the line though?

Not sure, but it would be funny to have a thread where bands are accused of being "too kvlt" or whatever

Simon H., Monday, 5 February 2018 14:37 (three months ago) Permalink

i knew once i heard the sax solo on the white ward album that i had to vote for it

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Monday, 5 February 2018 14:38 (three months ago) Permalink

lol that's true xp

tt you didn't play this to me did you? may check it out later.

White Ward are nice but the songwriting isn't quite getting me. Lovely sound and production though!

imago, Monday, 5 February 2018 14:41 (three months ago) Permalink

I did play it to you but you didn't respond!

Just scared myself by forgetting that I was printing something whilst listening to Bathsheba.

Launch of new ILM school business management programmes! (tangenttangent), Monday, 5 February 2018 14:43 (three months ago) Permalink

NB there's always this thread that I started, although it's focused on a specific kind of metal-adjacent aesthetic: Search: Metal that Sounds Like Glenn Branca

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Monday, 5 February 2018 14:45 (three months ago) Permalink

Not feeling anything on this rollout so far unfortunately. Heard some of these last year, wasn't impressed with White Ward apparently though I don't even remember hearing it. Code Orange seem to be Converge if they were groove metal so it's almost like they're TRYING to be my least favourite band in the world.

scroot gyte (ultros ultros-ghali), Monday, 5 February 2018 14:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Besides, isn't there a part for tenor sax in Branca's 1st symphony?

pomenitul, Monday, 5 February 2018 14:47 (three months ago) Permalink

Colotyphus is pretty OK.

scroot gyte (ultros ultros-ghali), Monday, 5 February 2018 14:51 (three months ago) Permalink

I can’t wait to hear it! Btw you should check out the Wobbler album too if you didn’t - really solid lovely prog.

Launch of new ILM school business management programmes! (tangenttangent), Friday, 9 February 2018 19:51 (three months ago) Permalink

it's on my list!

Simon H., Friday, 9 February 2018 19:52 (three months ago) Permalink

the Cloud Rat split ended up being my most pivotal vote since it kept their lovely cover art at the top of the thread :)

Simon H., Friday, 9 February 2018 19:55 (three months ago) Permalink

Has Louis' gif loaded for him yet?

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Friday, 9 February 2018 20:03 (three months ago) Permalink

Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
Sufferer - Sufferer
Krallice - Go Be Forgotten
Akvan - Forgotten Glory
Bell Witch - Mirror Reaper
Clouds Taste Satanic – The Glitter Of Infinite Hell
Black Cilice - Banished from Time
Lich King - The Omniclasm
GWAR - The Blood of Gods

Pallbearer - Heartless
Dopelord - Children of the Haze
Motorpsycho - The Tower

Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Yellow Eyes - Immersion Trench Reverie
Ufomammut - 8
Kreator - Gods of Violence
Au champ des morts - Dans la joie
Botanist - Collective: The Shape of He to Cone
Orthodox - Supreme

airdnb (Tom Violence), Friday, 9 February 2018 20:04 (three months ago) Permalink

I'm listening to Sufferer right now. It's probably a hard sell for this group, but it's a few Equal Vision people (Shane Gann, Blake Dahlinger) doing a concept hardcore album about living with severe anxiety and it's really good.

I didn't get excited about a lot of metal this year, I'm only really big on my top nine or so.

airdnb (Tom Violence), Friday, 9 February 2018 20:06 (three months ago) Permalink

TV, Sufferer sounds cool as hell, I'm gonna put that on next.

Simon H., Friday, 9 February 2018 20:08 (three months ago) Permalink

And I totally missed this year's Ne Obliviscaris album, I'll have to check that out after work.

airdnb (Tom Violence), Friday, 9 February 2018 20:10 (three months ago) Permalink

It's very good. I should have put it higher. (I probably had Pyrrhon too high.)

Simon H., Friday, 9 February 2018 20:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Hmmmm Exuvia is sounding a lot better to me now than it did when it came out.

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 9 February 2018 20:11 (three months ago) Permalink

Ha!

imago, Friday, 9 February 2018 20:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Lingua Ignota - All Bitches Die
Nokturnal Mortum - Істина
Colotyphus - Остання подорож зневіреної душі
Emyn Muil - Elenion Ancalima
Délétère - Per Aspera Ad Pestilentiam
Goatpenis - Anesthetic Vapor
Ungfell - Tôtbringære
Abigor / Nightbringer / Thy Darkened Shade / Mortuus - Split

Myrkur - Mareridt
Lustre - Still Innocence
The Ruins of Beverast - Exuvia
Immolation - Atonement
Árstíðir lífsins - Heljarkviða
Sinister - Syncretism
Death Like Mass - Jak zabija Diabeł

Progenie Terrestre Pura - oltreLuna
Drudkh / Paysage d'Hiver - Somewhere Sadness Wanders / Schnee (IV)
Azarath - In Extremis

Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Paradise Lost - Medusa
Fen - Winter
Wiegedood - De Doden Hebben Het Goed II
Wearg - Hæðen War Metal
Entrails - World Inferno
Undergang - Misantropologi

Mesarthim - Presence
Kartikeya - Samudra
Exquirla - Para quienes aún viven
Grav - Tomb Of Agony
Tomb Mold - Cryptic Transmissions
Wederganger / Urfaust - Split
Tomb Mold - Primordial Malignity
God Dethroned - The World Ablaze
Suffocation - Of The Dark Light
Grav - Fordærvet Djævelskab
Incantation - Profane Nexus
Sinmara - Within The Weaves Of Infinity
Beheaded - Beast Incarnate
Au champ des morts - Dans la joie
Contaminated - Final Man
Contrarian - To Perceive Is To Suffer
Fides Inversa - Rite of Inverse Incarnation
Widziadło - Void
Forteresse - Récits Patriotiques

Les Discrets - Predateurs
Akvan - Forgotten Glory
Severoth - Forestpaths
Todesstoß - Ebne Graun
W - Winterwomb
Laster - Ons Vrije Fatum

Siegbran, Friday, 9 February 2018 20:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh and Brad totally otm about worst album cover

Launch of new ILM school business management programmes! (tangenttangent), Friday, 9 February 2018 20:33 (three months ago) Permalink

I cribbed quite a few titles from your nominations, Siegbran, as I almost systematically enjoy your picks (with a few notable exceptions, such as Nokturnal Mortum), so I look forward to checking out the rest.

And Goatpenis deserved better.

xp

pomenitul, Friday, 9 February 2018 20:35 (three months ago) Permalink

yep, meanwhile there are at least 20 contenders for best imo xp

Simon H., Friday, 9 February 2018 20:36 (three months ago) Permalink

also the Sufferer album is sounding *fantastic* to me so kudos TV

Simon H., Friday, 9 February 2018 20:39 (three months ago) Permalink

I need to give the long Cloud Rat track a second listen. I mainly listened to the Moloch split from their slew of releases last year. That one flowed really nicely.

jmm, Friday, 9 February 2018 20:41 (three months ago) Permalink

Maybe the best part of the rollout for me was seeing people get into Dreadnought, their other two albums are also very good btw

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 9 February 2018 20:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Falls of Rauros probably the best discovery personally.

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Friday, 9 February 2018 20:47 (three months ago) Permalink

Looking forward to hearing more Dreadnought! Maybe I’ll lurk around rolling metal a bit more this year.

Launch of new ILM school business management programmes! (tangenttangent), Friday, 9 February 2018 20:49 (three months ago) Permalink

Thanks to the pollrunners! I've got a lot of album to check out but I'm saving it for next week cuz I'll be all by myself for a few days and I plan to immerse myself in these picks. As far as ballot goes, here's mine (bold didn't place)

1. Anakim - Monuments to Departed Worlds
2. Entheos - Le Zahir (:sad face:)
3. Ex Eye - Ex Eye
4. Der Weg Einer Freiheit - Finisterre
5. Krallice - Go Be Forgotten
6. Cavernlight - As We Cup Our Hands And Drink From the Stream of Our Ache
7. Au champ des morts - Dans la joie
8. Immolation - Atonement
9. Wiegedood - De Doden Hebben Het Goed II
10. Woe - Hope Attrition
11. Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
12. Pyrolatrous - Teneral
13. Draugsol - Volaða Land
14. Grails - Chalice Hymnal
15. Aosoth - The Inside Scriptures (really surprising absence)
16. Ufomammut - 8
17. Gigan - Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescense
18. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
19. Multishiva - Time Messer
20. Falls of Rauros - Vigilance Perennial
21. Boris - Dead
22. The Ominous Circle - Appalling Ascension
23. Contrarian - To Perceive is to Suffer
24. Pillorian - Obsidian Arc
25. Spirit Adrift - Curse Of Conception
26. Undergang - Misantropologi
27. Celeste - Infidèle(s)
28. Oxbow - The Thin Black Duke
29. Lingua Ignota - All Bitches Die
30. Farsot - Fail·Lure

Dinsdale, Friday, 9 February 2018 20:52 (three months ago) Permalink

I hadn't realized so many of my picks had placed.

Dinsdale, Friday, 9 February 2018 20:53 (three months ago) Permalink

Forgot to bold Cavernlight, that one didn't make it.

Dinsdale, Friday, 9 February 2018 20:53 (three months ago) Permalink

xp Thanks pomenitul!

Siegbran, Friday, 9 February 2018 21:13 (three months ago) Permalink

Unweighted:

Botanist - Collective: The Shape of He to Cone
Jute Gyte - Oviri
Converge - The Dusk In Us
Pallbearer - Heartless
Akvan - Forgotten Glory
Árstíðir lífsins - Heljarkviða
Krallice - Loüm
Krallice - Go Be Forgotten
Godflesh - Post Self
Thantifaxath - Void Masquerading as Matter
Oranssi Pazuzu - Kevät / Värimyrsky
Solstafir - Berdreyminn
Ex Eye - Ex Eye
Schammasch - The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Friday, 9 February 2018 21:16 (three months ago) Permalink

I meant to say yesterday that the Lingua Ignota album is quite something. Would definitely have made my list if I had heard it, but I didn't get the chance to hear much new stuff, even in the longer voting period, for obvious reasons.

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Also What in the end do you prefer: results before Christmas or in February after the Big Poll?

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:09 (three months ago) Permalink

either tbh. guess earlier is nicer BUT you get things like those mesarthim EPs missing cos they came out in the last week of december

imago, Friday, 9 February 2018 22:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Before Christmas. Im 95% wrong about longer voting periods

Xp ok 90%

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Weighted

Jute Gyte - Oviri
Imajinary Friends - The Imajinary Friends
Stabscotch - Uncanny Valley
Vespero - Shum-Shir
Sundays & Cybele - Chaos & Systems

Botanist - Collective: The Shape of He to Cone
Ex Eye - Ex Eye
Multishiva - Time Messer
Gasp - Ghost in Scow Out
Liquidarlo Celuloide - Superfriccion
Couch Slut - Contempt
King Woman - Created in the Image of Suffering
Forgotten Spell - The Necromancer
Rubedo Nocturno - O grande pai: Abismo incriado
Black Cilice - Banished from Time
Azonic - Prospect of the Deep Volume 1
Plastic Crimewave Syndicate - Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom
ST 37 - Fuck You, You Rule: ST 37's Greatest "Hits"
10000 Russos - Distress Distress
Korto - Korto

Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
Feral Ohms - Feral Ohms
Unsane - Sterilize
Deep Space Destructors - Psychedology
Yagow - Yagow
Sxuperion - Myriad
Slowly Building Weapons - Sunbirds

Thantifaxath - Void Masquerading as Matter
Nik Turner - Life in Space
Circle - Terminal
Ecstatic Vision - Raw Rock Fury
Sannhet - So Numb
Shardik - Shardik
Succumb - Succumb
Mara Balls - Elävä kivi
Moths & Locusts - Intro/Outro
The Spacelords - Water Planet
The Cosmic Dead - Psych is Dead
Void Generator - Prodromi

Grails - Chalice Hymnal
Maat Lander - Season in Space Vol. 1
Falls of Rauros - Vigilance Perennial
Schammasch - The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite

the man from P.O.R.L.O.C.K. (Drugs A. Money), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:17 (three months ago) Permalink

Siegbran is the only person who had a ballot similar to mine, lol

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:25 (three months ago) Permalink

aye, longer voting period kills momentum and everyone just leaves it to the last week before listening and voting anyway!
the old way of 2 week nominations and 2 weeks voting was enough i think.

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Friday, 9 February 2018 22:25 (three months ago) Permalink

Personally I want all of you to tell me about all these great albums before the vanilla ilx poll so that I can put White Ward on my ballot and seem cool...

Frederik B, Friday, 9 February 2018 23:09 (three months ago) Permalink

most metal albums wouldnt make it even if they extended the rollout to 150.

Chelsea Wolfe only got 3 votes i think in big poll. Was #3 here.

only elder snd ex eye made the big poll 77 iirc

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Friday, 9 February 2018 23:14 (three months ago) Permalink

btw i forgot to say during the roll out but my fave song on the converge album is the title track.

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Friday, 9 February 2018 23:34 (three months ago) Permalink

Thanks so much Simon and Kerr for doing this <3

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:45 (three months ago) Permalink

Ballot, weighted:

Nortt - Endeligt
Krallice - Go Be Forgotten
Der Weg Einer Freiheit - Finisterre
Jute Gyte - Oviri
Au champ des morts - Dans la joie
Wolves in the Throne Room - Thrice Woven
Blanck Mass - World Eater
Archspire - Relentless Mutation
Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paraiso U.F.O. - Wandering The Outer Space
Gnod - Just Say No to the Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine

Le Bateau Ivre, Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:46 (three months ago) Permalink

I don't think the noms period should end before the end of the year; that's the only thing I'd be concerned about. Thanks so much to Simon and Odysseus for this!

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Saturday, 10 February 2018 00:47 (three months ago) Permalink

My weighted ballot. Bold did not place.

1. Oxbow - Thin White Duke
2. Brutus - Burst
3. Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun
4. Wolves in the Throne Room - Thrice Woven
5. The Midnight Ghost Train - Cypress Ave.
6. Rebel Wizard - Triumph Of Gloom
7. Light of the Morning Star - Nocta

8. Violet Cold – Anomie
9. Slagmaur - Thill Smitts Terror

10. The Obsessed – Sacred
11. Laster - Ons Vrije Fatum
12. Beastmaker - Inside The Skull
13. The Wizards - Full Moon in Scorpio

14. Godflesh - Post Self
15. Paradise Lost - Medusa
16. Ufomammut - 8
17. Tau Cross - Pillar of Fire
18. Mammoth Mammoth - Mount the Mountain

19. Zeal & Ardor - Devil Is Fine
20. Myrkur - Mareridt
21. Pagan Altar - The Room of Shadows
22. Alestorm - No Grave But The Sea

23. Sólstafir - Berdreyminn
24. Pyriphlegethon - The Murky Black of Eternal Night

25. Pallbearer - Heartless
26. Ides of Gemini - Women

27. Full Of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy
28. Venenum - Trance Of Death
29. Usnea - Portals into Futility
30. King Woman - Created in the Image of Suffering
31. Nortt – Endeligt
32. Reverorum ib Malacht - Ter Agios Numini

33. Obituary - Obituary
34. Horn - Turm Am Hang

35. Botanist - The Shape of He to Come
36. Disharmony - Goddamn The Sun
37. Jagged Vision - Death Is This World

38. Falls of Rauros - Vigilance Perrenial
39. Ensiferum - Two Paths
40. Integrity - Howling, For The Nightmare Shall Consume
41. Selcouth - Heart Is the Star of Chaos

42. Pyrrhon - What Passes For Survival
43. Eluveitie - Evocation II: Pantheon
44. Antisect - The Rising of the Lights
45. Anomalie - Visions
46. Uniform - Wake In Fright
47. Dread Sovereign - For Doom The Bell Tolls

48. White Ward - Futility Report
49. Lorn - Arrayed Claws

50. Big|Brave - Ardor

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Saturday, 10 February 2018 05:54 (three months ago) Permalink

My unweighted ballot, I only picked things I'd heard and remembered (and it's obviously missing a few I've noted above in the thread):

Artificial Brain - Infrared Horizon
Atriarch - Dead as Truth
Big|Brave - Ardor
Chepang - Dadhelo
Circle - Terminal
Cloud Rat / Disrotted - Split LP
Couch Slut - Contempt
Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy
Godflesh - Post Self
Impetuous Ritual - Blight Upon Martyred Sentience
Oxbow - Thin Black Duke
Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
Psudoku - Deep Space Psudokument
Pyrrhon - What Passes For Survival
The Body & Full of Hell - Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light
Uniform - Wake in Fright
White Suns - Psychic Drift
Wreche - Wreche

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Saturday, 10 February 2018 10:30 (three months ago) Permalink

I must say I'm a little disappointed by the #1. I'm not a fan of the singing and I can't really make out the songs as they just meander, without strong or hooking passages (track 3 a distinct exception). The last two songs feel like an addition of twenty minutes. I'm not sure if it's because I've never been a fan of stoner or because of the progressiveness.

Nabozo, Saturday, 10 February 2018 14:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Maybe I spoke too fast though, I'm relistening to parts at home now and it sounds better than in the train.

Nabozo, Saturday, 10 February 2018 14:36 (three months ago) Permalink

the last track is amazing

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Saturday, 10 February 2018 14:38 (three months ago) Permalink

They definitely meander, that's part of the fun. They open with a hook, riff on it a bit, jam for five minutes, come back to the hook at the end. I think the hooks on Lore might have been a bit more memorable, but the new one is a little more layered, which is why I liked it better.

airdnb (Tom Violence), Saturday, 10 February 2018 15:05 (three months ago) Permalink

My unweighted and monumentally unsuccessful ballot

Bloodway - A Fragile Riddle Crypting Clues
Celestial Bodies - Spit Forth From Chaos
Cemetery Urn - Cemetery Urn

Circle - Terminal
Contaminated - Final Man
Cryptic Fog - Staring Through the Veil
Crystal Fairy - Crystal Fairy
Daemogog – Ancient Extradigestional Rites
Demon Head - Thunder on the Fields
Dreaming Dead - Funeral Twilight

Elder - Reflections of a Floating World
Excommunion - Thronosis
Father Befouled - Desolate Gods
Fell Ruin - To the Concrete Drifts
Fleshpress - Hulluuden Muuri

Gigan - Undulating Waves of Rainbiotic Iridescense
Immolation - Atonement
Incantation - Profane Nexus
John Hoyles - Night Flight

Kairon; IRSE! - Ruination
Livid - Beneath This Shroud, The Earth Erodes
Lo-Ruhamah - Anointing
Lorn - Arrayed Claws

Loss - Horizonless
Midnight Rider – Manifestation
Mind Mold – Mind Mold
Morast - Ancestral Void
Morbid Angel - Kingdoms Disdained
Morbid Evils – Deceases
Nightbringer - Terra Damnata
Occasvs - Nocturnal Majestic Mysteria
Oculus - The Apostate of Light
Poison Blood - Poison Blood
Pontiak - Dialectic of Ignorance

Pyrrhon - What Passes For Survival
Rude - Remnants...
Ruin - Drown in Blood
Slowly Building Weapons - Sunbirds

Spectral Voice - Eroded Corridors Of Unbeing
Succumb - Succumb
Suffering Hour - In Passing Ascension
Tchornobog - Tchornobog
The Mass – Ghost Fleet

Tomb Mold - Primordial Malignity
Tome of the Unreplenished – Cosmoprism: The Theurgy
Tongues - Hreilia
Ululatum Tollunt - Quantum Noose of Usurpation

Usnea – Portals Into Futility
Venenum - Trance of Death
Wildspeaker - Spreading Adder

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Most of my ballot is tied for 286th place lol

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:20 (three months ago) Permalink

I thought Immolation and Incantation were both ILM faves? And I could swear people in this very thread were praising Tchornobog. I think my memory's going.

airdnb (Tom Violence), Saturday, 10 February 2018 20:23 (three months ago) Permalink

Immolation made it, Incantation was at 105. Thought they were both very solid albums tbh. And I remember there being some excitement over Tchornobog in rolling metal but I guess it didn't carry over.

my dreams in the hell-pits (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 10 February 2018 22:35 (three months ago) Permalink

I like Incantation a lot, but the new album was not as good as the one before.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 11 February 2018 00:01 (three months ago) Permalink

I didn't discover quite as much this year in the rollout as the last couple of years

Algerian Goalkeeper (Odysseus), Tuesday, 13 February 2018 13:11 (three months ago) Permalink


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