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1. Sanctuary - The Year The Sun Died

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2. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata

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3. Behemoth - The Satanist

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4. Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out

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5. Dead Congregation - Promulgation Of The Fall

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6. Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls

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7. Mastodon - Once More 'Round the Sun

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8. Slough Feg - Digital Resistance

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9. Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain

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10. At the Gates - At War With Reality

11. Overkill - White Devil Armory
12. Agalloch - The Serpent And The Sphere
13. Bloodbath - Grand Morbid Funeral
14. Vader - Tibi Et Igni
15. Falconer - Black Moon Rising
16. Opeth - Pale Communion
17. Pallbearer - Foundations of Burden
18. Anathema - Distant Satellites
19. Arch Enemy - War Eternal

20. Primordial - Where Greater Men Have Fallen
21. Electric Wizard - Time to Die
22. Accept - Blind Rage
23. Portrait - Crossroads
24. Panopticon - Roads to the North
25. The Devin Townsend Project - Z2
26. The Skull - For Those Which Are Asleep
27. Misery Index - The Killing Gods
28. Teitanblood - Death
29. Gridlink - Longhena

30. Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire
31. Insomnium - Shadows Of The Dying Sun
32. Alcest - Shelter
33. Black Magic - Wizards Spell
34. Taake - Stridens Hus
35. Sólstafir - Ótta
36. Sühnopfer - Offertoire
37. Vanhelgd - Relics of Sulphur Salvation
38. The Haunted - Exit Wounds
39. Grand Magus - Triumph And Power

40. The Oath - s/t
41. Saor - Aura
42. Sabaton - Heroes
43. Evergrey - Hymns For The Broken
44. Ill Omen - Enthroning The Bonds Of Abhorrence
45. Yob - Clearing the Path to Ascend
46. Fu Manchu - Gigantoid
47. Spectral Lore - III
48. Zom - Flesh Assimilation
49. Morbus Chron - Sweven

50. Nocturnal - Storming Evil
51. Steel Panther - All You Can Eat
52. Hellacaust - What is Not
53. Goatwhore - Constricting Rage of the Merciless
54. Incantation - Dirges of Elysium
55. Aborted - Necrotic Manifesto
56. Allegaeon - Elements of the Infinite
57. Killer Be Killed - s/t
58. Anaal Nathrakh - Desideratum
59. Horrendous - Ecdysis

60. Obituary - Inked In Blood
61. Casualties of Cool – s/t
62. Hail Spirit Noir - Oi Magoi
63. Funereal Presence - The Archer Takes Aim
64. Occultation - Silence In The Ancestral House
65. Cauldron Black Ram - Stalagmire
66. Iced Earth - Plagues of Babylon
67. Lvcifyre - Svn Eater
68. Anubis Gate - Horizons
69. Midnight - No Mercy For Mayhem

70. Skull First - Chasing the Dream
71. Winterfylleth - The Divination of Antiquity
72. Mayhem - Esoteric Warfare
73. Within Temptation - Hydra
74. Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III
75. California Breed - s/t
76. Triosphere - The Heart of the Matter
77. Rude - Soul Recall
78. Swans - To Be Kind
79. Orange Goblin - Back From The Abyss

80. Castle - Under Siege
81. Alestorm - Sunset on the Golden Age
82. Capilla Ardiente - Bravery, Truth and the Endless Darkness
83. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell- Check 'Em Before You Wreck 'Em
84. Emptiness - Nothing But the Whole
85. Decapitated - Blood Mantra
86. While Heaven Wept - Suspended at Aphelion
87. Primal Fear - Delivering the Black
88. Voices - London
89. Scar Symmetry - Singularity, Phase I

90. Descend - Wither
91. StarGazer- A Merging to the Boundless
92. Old Man Gloom - The Ape of God
93. 1349 - Massive Cauldron of Chaos
94. Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds
95. Helstar - This Wicked Nest
96. Perturbator - Dangerous Days
97. Kenn Nardi - Dancing With the Past
98. Sempiternal Dusk - s/t
99. Nightingale - Retribution
100. Pink Floyd ~ The Endless River

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There wasn't a single good song on that Sanctuary.


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That number one is a bit of a surprise. I'll have my list with the Top 100 numbers in it soon.

Thanks again for doing this, LOAF! :m:

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I'll start with mine:

1. Exodus Blood In Blood Out 4
2. Judas Priest Redeemer Of Souls 6
3. Overkill White Devil Armory 11
4. Winger Better Days Comin' DNC
5. Cannibal Corpse A Skeletal Domain 9
6. Arch Enemy War Eternal 19
7. Tesla Simplicity DNC
8. At The Gates At War With Reality 10
9. Accept Blind Rage 22
10. Nashville Pussy Up The Dosage DNC
11. Mastodon Once More Round The Sun 7
12. Sanctuary The Year The Sun Died 1
13. Prong Ruining Lives DNC
14. Red Dragon Cartel S/T DNC
15. Hellion Karma's A Bitch DNC

Not bad at all. I was surprised that Steel Panther and Pink Floyd made the list though.

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My personal gripe is how a shit album like War Eternal got so high on the list while a band like Voices didn't chart at all.

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what i learned from participating in this:

itunes has me trained to use 5 stars. (i.e, nothing really gets a 1 or 5 until a second listen, so most things hover at 2 and 3.)

anyway using those as a rough sketch, I further decided to generate two additional ratings for the album and use that average. (or more specifically as a "new critic," and a deconstructionist--basically how much I like it, and how I think it measures up vs old stuff/the genre)

being on the /5 integer scale didn't translate as effectively as I hoped (auto-ordering my list), so I may need to rethink that next year. (to shoot from the hip with my list was something I had hoped to avoid.)

But on the bright side I found this to be a great tactic that scaled well, keeping tired and stale stuff stuck at like 8 (most of the top 20 I guess.) Because while technically excellent and well-executed metal albums, the songs and music didn't often didn't do much for me.

Surprised Crowbar didn't place, and at some of the disappointment over it in the other thread. It was solid as hell!

Also SUPER surprised Iced Earth placed so low (and incidentally, Sanctuary so high.) I thought PoB was a finer return to form than the previous effort.

Finally, most importantly.
I really hope we get an age of the EP. albumS are exhausting. and I don't like mixing EP's with LP's.


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I don't use stats really. I just rank the albums I find most enjoyable and memorable among what I've bought. And on that note, if I didn't like it enough to buy it it won't be on the year-end list anyway.

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1. The Afghan Whigs - Do To The Beast DNC
2. Opeth - Pale Communion #16
3. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere #12
4. Alcest – Shelter #32
5. Crosses – Crosses DNC
6. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata #2
7. H.E.A.T - Tearing Down The Walls DNC
8. California Breed - California Breed #75
9. Sólstafir – Ótta #35
10. Cormorant - Earth Diver DNC
11. John Garcia - John Garcia DNC
12. Mastodon - Once More 'Round The Sun #7
13. Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden #17
14. Kamchatka - The Search Goes On DNC
15. Anathema - Distant Satellites #18

Thank you once again Lord of All Fire for compiling this.


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1. Black Magic - Wizard's Spell 33
2. Slough Feg - Digital Resistance 8
3. Gatekrashör - s/t nope
4. StarGazer - A Merging to the Boundless 91
5. Nocturnal - Storming Evil 50
6. Necros Chrsitos - Nine Graves nope
7. Hellacaust - What is Not 52
8. Bölzer - Soma nope
9. The Skull - For those which are Asleep 26
10. Cauldron Black Ram - Stalagmire 65
11. Twilight Hammer - Wrathfire nope
12. Occultation - Silence in the Ancestral House 64
13. Funereal Presence - The Archer takes Aim 63
14. Portrait - Crossroads 23
15. Midnight - No Mercy for Mayhem 69

Solid year.

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1. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata #2
2. Cynic - Kindly Bent to Free Us DNR - Wait, REALLY?
3. Anathema - Distant Satellites #18
4. Agalloch - The Serpent & The Sphere #12
5. Gridlink - Longhena #29
6. Solstafir - Ótta #35
7. Blut Aus Nord - Memoria Vetusta III #74
8. Freak Kitchen - Cooking with Pagans DNR
9. Falconer - Black Moon Rising #15
10. Judas Priest - Redeemer of Souls #6
11. Casualties of Cool - Casualties of Cool #61
12. Evergrey - Hymns For the Broken #43
13. Yautja - Songs of Descent DNR
14. Spectral Lore - III #47
15. Rude - Soul Recall #77

Thanks again, LoaF! This is so awesome and fun to do! :m:

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Midnight was #69? Uh-huhuhuhuh

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There wasn't a single good song on that Sanctuary.


You're right, there were many. :)

Thanks for the undertaking again this year, LOAF \m/


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guess this is karma paying us back for snickering at Bloodbath being Bravewords' #1.Sanctuary is pretty must as unexpected.

1-Mastodon-Once More ‘Round The Sun 7
2-Primordial-Where Greater Men Have Fallen 20
3- Dead Congregation-Promulgation Of The Fall 5
4-Cannibal Corpse-A Skeletal Domain 9
5-Agalloch-The Serpent And The Sphere 12
6-Autopsy-Tourniquets,Hacksaws And Graves DNC
7-Behemoth-The Satanist 3
8- Portrait-Crossroads 23
9-Slough Feg-Digital Resistance 8
10- The Haunted-Exit Wounds 38
11-Steel Panther-All You Can Eat 51
12- Opeth-Pale Communion 16
13-Triptykon-Melana Chasmata 2
14- Rude-Soul Recall 77
15- Anathema-Distant Satellites 18

thanks again LOAF.great job,great year. :beer:

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My personal gripe is how a shit album like War Eternal got so high on the list while a band like Voices didn't chart at all.


88,fool. :)

i'm surprised Autopsy and Wolf didn't make the main list.

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Autopsy didn't place but many other less deserving or more obscure albums did? Capilla Ardiente while a great band and album are pretty obscure. I thought I saw a bunch of lists with Autopsy on it. :? Recount?
I'm surprised Sanctuary was first. Great album though.
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Wow, very happy to see Sanctuary come in at #1, didn't see that coming at all.
Very surprise not to see Vallenfyre chart at all. They had some buzz on these boards and the album is so much better than the Bloodbath. Too bad Mortuary Drape came out so late and not being on Amazon hurts as well.


1. Sanctuary - The Year The Sun Died #1
2. Vallenfyre - Splinters N/A
3. Triptykon - Melena Chasmata #2
4. The Oath -The Oath #40
5. Horrendous - Ecdysis #59
6. Exodus - Blood In Blood Out #4
7. Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain #9
8. Mortuary Drape - Spiritual Independence N/A
9. Incantation - Dirges of Elysium #54
10. Novembers Doom - Bled White N/A

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thelostpatrol wrote:
My personal gripe is how a shit album like War Eternal got so high on the list while a band like Voices didn't chart at all.


88,fool. :)

i'm surprised Autopsy and Wolf didn't make the main list.


Oh, shit. :)

Good to see it, I was not happy. :lol:

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1. Voices - London 88
2. Anaal Nathrakh - Desideratum 58
3. Triptykon - Melana Chasmata 2
4. Decapitated - Blood Mantra 85
5. Mortal Strike - For The Loud And The Aggressive DNC
6. Gridlink - Longhena 29
7. Khold - Til Endes DNC
8. Vader - Tibi Et Igni 14
9. Taake - Stridens Hus 34
10. Nader Sadek - The Malefic: Chapter III DNC
11. The Oath - The Oath 40
12. Behemoth - The Satanist 3
13. At The Gates - The War Within 10
14. Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain 9
15. Dead Congregation - Promulgation of the Fall 5

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I find your lack of Dread Sovereign disturbing.

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1, suhnopfer-offertoire 36
2. panopticon-roads to the north24
3. falconer-black moon rising15
4. arkona-yavDNP...WHAT?
5. primordial-where greater men have fallen20
6. saor-aura41
7. agalloch-the serpent and the sphere12
8. taake-stridens hus34
9. solstafir-otta35
10. behemoth-the satanist3
11. vanhelgd-relics of sulphur salvation37
12. ifing-ifingDNP
13. gamma ray-empire of the undeadDNP
14. spectral ore-III47
15. twilight force-tales of ancient propheciesDNP


i cant believe arkona didnt place at all.
i also cant believe that the sanctuary got number one.

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1. Rude-Soul Recall 77
2. Horrendous-Ecdysis 59
3. Kenn Nardi-Dancing With the Past 97
4. Blood Farmers-Headless Eyes --
5. The Skull-For Those Which Are Asleep 26
6. Apostle of Solitude-Of Woe and Wounds --
7. Autopsy-Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves --
8. Electric Wizard-Time To Die 21
9. Machine Head-Bloodstone and Diamonds 94
10. Sanctuary-The Year Sun Died 1
11. Pallbearer-Foundations Of Burden 17
12. Exodus-Blood In Blood Out 4
13. Primordial-Where Greater Men Have Fallen 20
14. Overkill-White Devil Armory 11
15. Blackfinger-Blackfinger --


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1. Ill Omen- Enthroning the Bonds of Abhorrence #44
2. Capilla Ardiente- Bravery, Truth and the Endless Darkness #82
3. Dead Congregation- Promulgation of the Fall #5
4. 13th Moon- Abhorrence of Light DNP
5. Pallbearer- Foundations of Burden #17
6. Alor- Haerfest DNP
7. Drowned- Idola Specus DNP
8. StarGazer- A Merging to the Boundless #91
9. Ered Wethrin- A Merging to the Boundless DNP
10. Sempiternal Dusk- S/T #98
11. ZOM- Flesh Assimilation #48
12. Sühnopfer- Offertoire #36
13. Lantlôs- Melting Sun DNP
14. Dark Fury- Synningthwait DNP
15. Swallowed- Lunarterial DNP

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That Sanctuary album completely caught me by surprise with how good it is. The more I listened to it, the higher up my ranking it climbed. Still, I did not expect to see it at number one for the board.

1. Grand Magus - Triumph And Power 39
2. Mos Generator - Electric Mountain Majesty DNC
3. Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell - Check 'Em 83
4. Blues Pills - Blues Pills DNC
5. Orange Goblin - Back From The Abyss 79
6. Overkill - White Devil Armory 11
7. Cannibal Corpse - A Skeletal Domain 9
8. Iron Reagan - The Tyranny Of Will DNC
9. CC Company - Red Baron EP DNC
10. Sanctuary - The Year The Sun Died 1
11. Slough Feg - Digital Resistance 8
12. Amulet - The First DNC
13. Fu Manchu - Gigantoid 46
14. Exodus - Blood In Blood Out 4
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There wasn't a single good song on that Sanctuary.


You're wrong.

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Stop caring about what into the grave has to say, dude sucks.

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