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GMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 2008

Discussion in 'General Metal Discussion' started by no country for old wainds, May 8, 2018.

  1. no country for old wainds

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    RYM album chart
    RYM EP chart

    please submit your lists by 11pm UTC on JUNE 1st.

    (reminder of the rules:
    - please submit at least 5 releases.
    - first place in your rankings gets 10 points, 2nd gets 9, etcetc, 10th gets 1.
    - feel free to post more than 10, but only the top 10 will get points.
    - feel free to post less than 10, the same scoring will apply.
    - feel free not to rank your picks, in which case all ten picks will get 5.5 points.
    - if you're so much of a dick that you have to post more than 10 unranked picks, i'll work out the mathS. basically there's no way you can sabotage this so fuck you!)
     
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  2. HamburgerBoy

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    I enjoy very little from this year.

    The list so far:

    1. Meshuggah - obZen
    2. Skelator - Give Me Metal or Give Me Death
    3. Maelstrom - It Was Predestined
    4. Furious Barking - Theory of Diversity
    5. Noneuclid - The Crawling Chaos

    I'll leave it a top 5 for now, having to decide between a decent Trivium album or a weaker Metal Church album just to go past that is not inspiring. There's some stuff I need to refresh my memory on that might be good enough though.

    Should point out that #3 is a brief rerecording of a late 80s/early 90s thrash band that I almost never listen to, and that #4 is a 1992 thrash album left unreleased until 2008.
     
  3. RadicalThrasher

    RadicalThrasher Active Member

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    That Furious Barking album is decent, I dig it.
     
  4. Oblivious Maximus

    Oblivious Maximus I am the worm

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    I got 8 for the time being.

    Skepticism
    - Alloy
    Mourning Beloveth - A Disease for the Ages
    Meshuggah - Obzen
    Melvins - Nude With Boots
    Hooded Menace - Fulfil the Curse
    Faustcoven - Rising from Below the Earth
    Darkthrone - Dark Thrones and Black Flags
    Soilent Green - Inevitable Collapse in the Presence of Conviction
     
  5. Satanstoenail

    Satanstoenail Stack of Fuck Shit

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    Just fucking do 1990 already you cunt
     
  6. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey dork quarterer

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    When I sort by friends' ratings for this year, almost every other album is a doom album. Interesting.
     
  7. RadicalThrasher

    RadicalThrasher Active Member

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    '89 would be good too
     
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  8. no country for old wainds

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    i wouldn't know as friends charts have been broken for a couple of months for me.
     
  9. Vegard Pompey

    Vegard Pompey dork quarterer

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    Hmm. They work fine for me. Maybe you just have too many friends?

    Here's my top 40, I imagine yours would be fairly similar:

    1 Graves of the Archangels
    Dead Congregation
    Graves of the Archangels
    Death Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.93 | Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 34 | Buy
    2 Conqueror
    The Gates of Slumber
    Conqueror
    Traditional Doom Metal, Heavy Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.93 | Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 5 | Buy
    3 Fear No Pain
    Lord Vicar
    Fear No Pain
    Traditional Doom Metal, Doom Metal
    RYM Rating: 4.06 | Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 9 | Buy
    4 Voyager
    Manilla Road
    Voyager
    Heavy Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.48 | Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 16 | Buy
    5 In Solitude
    In Solitude
    In Solitude
    Heavy Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.78 | Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 14 | Buy
    6 By Honour
    Ereb Altor
    By Honour
    Viking Metal, Doom Metal
    RYM Rating: 4.00 | Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 7 | Buy
    7 Masters of Fate
    Etrusgrave
    Masters of Fate
    Heavy Metal
    RYM Rating: 4.08 | Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 2 | Buy
    8 Jex Thoth
    Jex Thoth
    Jex Thoth
    Heavy Psych, Doom Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.47 | Ratings: 17 | Reviews: 33 | Buy
    9 ntodrm
    Seamount
    ntodrm
    Traditional Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, Doom Metal
    RYM Rating: 4.00 | Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 1 | Buy
    10 Into the Night
    Enforcer
    Into the Night
    Heavy Metal, Speed Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.64 | Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 19 | Buy
    11 Plague of the Planet
    Ogre
    Plague of the Planet
    Stoner Metal, Doom Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.73 | Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 2 | Buy
    12 Overlords of Chaos
    Ironsword
    Overlords of Chaos
    Heavy Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.73 | Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 8 | Buy
    13 Iron Will
    Grand Magus
    Iron Will
    Heavy Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.40 | Ratings: 15 | Reviews: 25 | Buy
    14 Dark Space III
    Darkspace
    Dark Space III
    Atmospheric Black Metal, Black Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.75 | Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 57 | Buy
    15 Release
    Revelation
    Release
    Traditional Doom Metal, Doom Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.75 | Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 4 | Buy
    16 Portents, Omens & Dooms
    The Lamp of Thoth
    Portents, Omens & Dooms
    Traditional Doom Metal, Heavy Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.75 | Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 5 | Buy
    17 First Light
    Nomad Son
    First Light
    Traditional Doom Metal
    RYM Rating: 4.00 | Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 3 | Buy
    18 Heading Northe
    Stormwarrior
    Heading Northe
    Power Metal, Speed Metal
    RYM Rating: 4.20 | Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 12 | Buy
    19 Motörizer
    Motörhead
    Motörizer
    Heavy Metal, Hard Rock
    RYM Rating: 3.62 | Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 35 | Buy
    20 Sincerest Misery
    Apostle of Solitude
    Sincerest Misery
    Traditional Doom Metal, Doom Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.79 | Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 3 | Buy
    21 Portrait
    Portrait
    Portrait
    Heavy Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.63 | Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 12 | Buy
    22 Fulfill the Curse
    Hooded Menace
    Fulfill the Curse
    Death Doom Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.63 | Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 8 | Buy
    23 Monument
    Cor Scorpii
    Monument
    Melodic Black Metal
    RYM Rating: 4.00 | Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 9 | Buy
    24 Hornets of the Pogrom
    Arghoslent
    Hornets of the Pogrom
    Death Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.24 | Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 32 | Buy
    25 Advent Parallax
    Averse Sefira
    Advent Parallax
    Black Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.65 | Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 10 | Buy
    26 The Black Flux
    Virus
    The Black Flux
    Experimental Rock, Avant-Garde Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.65 | Ratings: 7 | Reviews: 20 | Buy
    27 To Death and Beyond...
    Battleroar
    To Death and Beyond...
    Power Metal, Heavy Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.75 | Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 2 | Buy
    28 Hades Rise
    Aura Noir
    Hades Rise
    Thrash Metal, Black Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.39 | Ratings: 9 | Reviews: 6 | Buy
    29 Pagano
    Dantesco
    Pagano
    Heavy Metal, Traditional Doom Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.90 | Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 1 | Buy
    30 The Way of All Flesh
    Gojira
    The Way of All Flesh
    Progressive Metal, Death Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.44 | Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 79 | Buy
    31 Be Gone
    Pharaoh
    Be Gone
    Power Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.23 | Ratings: 11 | Reviews: 19 | Buy
    32 Man of Two Visions
    Valkyrie
    Man of Two Visions
    Heavy Metal, Traditional Doom Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.67 | Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 7 | Buy
    33 The Serpent Coven
    The Wandering Midget
    The Serpent Coven
    Traditional Doom Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.67 | Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 3 | Buy
    34 Alloy
    Skepticism
    Alloy
    Funeral Doom Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.67 | Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 20 | Buy
    35 Groza
    Mgła
    Groza
    Black Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.38 | Ratings: 8 | Reviews: 15 | Buy
    36 Symbols
    Dark Quarterer
    Symbols
    Heavy Metal, Progressive Metal, Symphonic Metal
    RYM Rating: 4.00 | Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Buy
    37 Archaeaeon
    Mitochondrion
    Archaeaeon
    Technical Death Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.70 | Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 26 | Buy
    38 ...Of Frost and War
    Hail of Bullets
    ...Of Frost and War
    Death Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.50 | Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 22 | Buy
    39 Resurrection
    Burner
    Resurrection
    Heavy Metal
    RYM Rating: 3.50 | Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 0 | Buy
    40 The Peaceful Dead
    Dawn of Winter
    The Peaceful Dead
    Doom Metal, Traditional Doom Metal
     
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    thanks, that's pretty useful tbh

    yeah it may be volume of friends that's the issue. i know dazed and a number of other people are having the same problem, the admin's basically said he's not fixing it and we'll have to wait for the next sonemic beta like a hundred years from now
     
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    Serjeant Grumbles Delightfully Devilish

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    1. Hades Archer - Penis Metal
     
  12. Talos of Atmora

    Talos of Atmora Lord of Aetherius

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    I'll have to think hard for this one. Wow, this is a depressingly slim year in comparison to 2007.
     
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    1) Ansur - Warring Factions
    2) Warbringer - War Without End
    3) Exmortus - In Hatred's Flame
    4) Hexen - State of Insurgency
    Prophecy - Legions of Violence
    Gama Bomb - Citizen Brain
    Yngwie Malmsteen - Perpetual Flame
    Paradox - Electrify
    Scar Symmetry - Holographic Universe
    Metallica - Death Magnetic
    Arsis - We Are the Nightmare
    Ayreon - 01011001
    Cross Examination - Menace II Sobriety
    The Sword - Gods of the Earth
    Cynic - Traced in Air
    7 for 4 - Diffusion

    Top 4 are locked in, the others are a toss up

    That #1 is one of the top progressive metal albums of its decade imo
     
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    This one should be interesting. Lots of listening to do!

    I’m almost certain that Teeth into Red will be my song of the year, though.
     
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    Serjeant Grumbles Delightfully Devilish

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    I forgot all about that Ansur album. I liked it when it came out but over time I think it merged with Aghora's Formless in my mind and was lost to me. Should check out that 7 for 4 album, I've heard the first one which was a solid continuation of Sieges Even's mid-90s sound iirc.
     
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    Satanstoenail Stack of Fuck Shit

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    Such a great year
     
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    2009 was better but there is still some good shit:

    Graves of the Archangels
    Advent Parallax
    Hornets of the Pogrom
    Breed Deadness Blood
    Dark Space III
    By Honour
    Steadfast (been a while so I can’t fully confirm its quality)
    Groza
    Fulfil the Curse
    Le Hivers de notre époque
    Portents, Omens and Dooms
    Rising from Below the Earth

    Pompey, I’m not sure Advent Parallax would be to your liking and it definitely requires investment of time to fully appreciate, but give it a go if you haven’t. Start with Vomitorium Angelis.
     
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    Omni The Great Annihilator

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    1. Dead Congregation - Graves of the Archangels
    2. Averse Sefira - Advent Parallax
    3. Skelator - Give Me Metal or Give Me Death
    4. Darkspace - Dark Space III
    5. Faustcoven - Rising from Below the Earth
    6. Necrovation - Breed Deadness Blood
    7. Manilla Road - Voyager
    8. Revelation - Release
    9. Mgła - Groza
    10. Ogre - Plague of the Planet
     
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