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Post COMPLETED: BraveBoard's Best Album Post-1990 Debut Bracket!
EDIT: IT'S DONE! SEE THE FINAL POST HERE: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=155718&p=3620651#p3620651

http://challonge.com/braveboard1990

And here's the list! 128 albums enter: only ONE will win! All albums are from bands whose debut LP was released in 1990 or later.

For the next 32 weeks, I'll be posting 4 polls every week. The polls will run Tuesday-Tuesday from when I post them to when they close (so starting anywhere between 7:00am EST to 9:00am EST and finishing around the same times). I inputted the list of the 128 albums into Challonge and then randomized the bracket multiple times. I had no say which album goes up against another.

A big THANK YOU to everyone who submitted albums. The initial list was incredibly large. It started with well-over 500 albums so I had my work cut out for me.

For full transparency, the way I decided upon albums for the list was to go to Metal-Archives and work off of reviews. If the album received a score below 80%, I made a judgment call on whether or not to remove the album. If you've submitted two albums from the same band and only see one on the list, it’s because of Metal-Archives, not because I favored the album over the other. It pained me to remove a lot of albums from this list, but I had to cut it down to 128 albums.

If you did submit an album and their Metal-Archives review of the album was above 80%, the reason why I removed the album was because I made a judgment based on the chances of them winning in this bracket on the BraveBoard (sorry Sabaton). It ultimately was done to make things more interesting and not have huge sweeps. There are also the odd below-80% albums in the list that I thought would have a chance if they competed. But I think 59% is the lowest scoring album on this list, and it's few and far-between.

I left some bands with two albums because of their impact to their respective genres and metal as a whole. That's why bands like Cannibal Corpse, Darkthrone, and Emperor get two album spots. So that's that.

When the new polls are posted, I’ll note them in here.

May the best album win!

Jan. 16 - Polls 1-4 are live.
Jan. 23 - Polls 1,2, 4 closed. Poll 3 in overtime. Polls 5-8 are live.
Jan. 25 - Poll 3 FINALLY ends. Skyclad moves on.
Jan. 30 - Polls 5-8 are closed. Polls 9-12 are live.
Feb. 6 - Polls 9-12 are closed. Polls 13-16 are live.
Feb. 13 - Polls 13-16 closed. Polls 17-20 are live.
Feb. 20 - Polls 17-20 closed. Polls 21-24 are live.
Feb. 27 - Polls 21-24 closed. Polls 25-28 are live.
Mar. 6 - Polls 25-28 closed. Polls 29-32 are live.
Mar. 13 - Polls 29-32 closed. Polls 33-36 are live.
Mar. 20 - Polls 33-36 are closed. Polls 37-40 are live.
Mar. 27 - Polls 37-40 are closed. Polls 41-44 are live.
Apr. 3 - Polls 41-44 are closed. Polls 45-48 are live.
Apr. 10 - Polls 45-48 are closed. Polls 49-52 are live.
Apr. 17 - Polls 49-52 are closed. Polls 53-56 are live.
Apr. 24 - Polls 53-56 are closed. Polls 57-60 are live.
May 1 - Polls 57-60 are closed. Polls 61-64 are live, concluding the Ro128.
May 8 - Polls 61-64 are closed. Polls 65-68 are live. Now begins the Ro64!
May 15 - Polls 65-68 are closed. Polls 69-72 are live.
May 22 - Polls 69-72 are closed. Polls 73-76 are live.
May 29 - Polls 73-76 are closed. Polls 77-80 are live.
Jun. 5 - Polls 77-80 are closed. Polls 81-84 are live.
Jun. 12 - Polls 81-84 are closed. Polls 85-88 are live.
Jun. 19 - Polls 85-88 are closed. Polls 89-92 are live.
Jun. 26 - Polls 89-92 are closed. Polls 93-96 are live, concluding the Ro64!
Jul. 3 - Polls 93-96 are closed. Polls 97-100 are live. Now begins the Ro32!
Jul. 10 - Polls 97-100 are closed. Polls 101-104 are live.
Jul. 17 - Polls 101-104 are closed. Polls 105-108 are live.
Jul. 24 - Polls 105-108 are closed. Polls 109-112 are live, concluding the Ro32!
Jul. 30 - Polls 109-111 are closed. Polls 113-116 are live, beginning the Ro16!
Jul. 31 - Poll 112 ends. Emperor moves on.
Aug. 7 - Polls 113-116 are closed Polls 117-120 are live, concluding the Ro16!
Aug. 14 - Polls 117-120 are closed. Polls 121-124 are live, beginning the Ro8!
Aug. 21 - Polls 121-124 are closed, concluding the Ro8. Polls 125-126 are live, beginning the Ro4!
Aug 28 - Polls 125-126 are closed, concluding the Ro4. Poll 127 is live. Entombed vs. Dissection are the finals!
Sep. 4 - Poll 127 is closed.

WINNER: Dissection - Storm of the Light's Bane wins!

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Many of those brackets are no brainer picks for me.
Thanks for putting this together...should be fun and interesting.


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Headquake wrote:
Many of those brackets are no brainer picks for me.


opposite here,tons on there that i'm gonna have a hard time making a choice.

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first and foremost, thanks so much for doing this OP, great job

secondly, how did the most criticized Woods album end up being the only one to make the cut? I don't even remember anyone submitting that on their lists. it's gonna get killed

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Wintersun - Wintersun
Moonsorrow - kivenkantaja


oh for fuck sake, two albums that could have easily won the whole thing for me and they're matched up first round??? fuuuuuck :byhatw: :lol:

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Some are no-brainers and some are near impossible. This will be interesting. :beer:


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Man, this is going to be great. Thanks OP for doing this. Already looking forward to some of those battles.


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Rook wrote:
first and foremost, thanks so much for doing this OP, great job

secondly, how did the most criticized Woods album end up being the only one to make the cut? I don't even remember anyone submitting that on their lists. it's gonna get killed

lastly,

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Wintersun - Wintersun
Moonsorrow - kivenkantaja


oh for fuck sake, two albums that could have easily won the whole thing for me and they're matched up first round??? fuuuuuck :byhatw: :lol:

Yeah that's a fucked one right there.

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There's a few tough ones too. There will also be many where I won't give a shit because I don't care for either band so I can vote for people's preference if they want.


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Rook wrote:
first and foremost, thanks so much for doing this OP, great job

secondly, how did the most criticized Woods album end up being the only one to make the cut? I don't even remember anyone submitting that on their lists. it's gonna get killed

lastly,

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Wintersun - Wintersun
Moonsorrow - kivenkantaja


oh for fuck sake, two albums that could have easily won the whole thing for me and they're matched up first round??? fuuuuuck :byhatw: :lol:

Yeah that's a fucked one right there.

i dont know, that wintersun is great but kivenkantaja. pretty easy.

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Tough decisions from jump. Good work OP.

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Oooooh man this'll be fun. Thanks so much OP

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Blood in our Wells v. Anthems from jump

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Blood in our Wells v. Anthems from jump

:o :o :crazy: :crazy:
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triarchy vs. tara....

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Still Life vs Heart of Ages, lots of tough ones.


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triarchy vs. tara....


Yeeeeaaah. That one stood out to me too. This isn't going to be easy.


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Optional Player, thank you for all your efforts!

This one should be a blast. :beer:

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This is gonna be great, thanks man! :beer:


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Thanks for doing this....should be fun

There's lots of crap that I don't care for so most of the voting will be easy for me....except for a few "tear my hair out" battles. I foresee much listening to help me pick my choices...perhaps I'll even be surprised with a new band or two to dig into.

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I think what I am going to do is for the battles that I don't know the bands, I am going to request from the other BBers 1 song to listen to from each album and then vote that way. :idea:

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I think what I am going to do is for the battles that I don't know the bands, I am going to request from the other BBers 1 song to listen to from each album and then vote that way. :idea:

just take my advice.

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Metal_King wrote:
I think what I am going to do is for the battles that I don't know the bands, I am going to request from the other BBers 1 song to listen to from each album and then vote that way. :idea:

just take my advice.

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Lots of stuff here that I'm not familiar with, so I'm looking forward to checking out a bunch of albums.

Also...Excluding Sabaton "The Art of War" is bullshit. :cry: But you gotta do what you gotta do.

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Wait, Obscura over The Erosion of Sanity. Can't wait to vote against that.

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