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Metal Storm Awards 2015 - Metal Storm


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19:22 - LuciferOfGayness
Toooooooooooooooooo little of Vassafor in your list, redo.

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Already preparing my top 100 for this decade (2010-2019) Death Metal is dominating my list until now lool

19:05 - Mercurial
Thankfully not. I'm just glad I wasn't out and about last night at that time.

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@Mercurial Was that someone you knew or aware of?

16:22 - LuciferOfGayness
...and Funereal Presence sounds interesting.

16:12 - LuciferOfGayness
Good damn that Ataraxie song is good, not sure you guys can hear it but its great.

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Wasteland 4. Chapel Of Disease
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Where Owls Know My Name 6. Slugdge
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Friends, Romans, countrymen: pencils down. You came, you saw, you voted, and now the die is cast - behold them, the conquerors of the [ed: wait, what? We're still doing the Star Wars theme? Hang on.] Gands, Devaronians, Calamarians: turn off your datapads. Another edition of the Metal Storm Awards has come and gone, like only so many nomadic Alwari. Observe the results; have your prophecies been fulfilled?

While 2014's Awards shook up the competition with some fresh and unexpected victors, in the case of 2015, like any good Death Star, you could sense the results from lightyears away - as if millions of voices suddenly cried out and immediately voted only for the bands they recognized. In many of these categories, the winner was the only nominee to break a hundred votes, and then often by a margin more expansive than the Rakatan Infinite Empire. The only category with a reasonably close competition was Power, in which Blind Guardian and Symphony X traded places more times than Darth Vader has had to replace his right hand; otherwise, nobody managed to bring balance to the votes. Enslaved, Paradise Lost, Ghost, Ensiferum, Lamb Of God - just about every field got swept. It might be about time to present Amorphis with a Lifetime Achievement Award and excuse them from future competitions.

Nightwish ran through the Symphonic category like a fleet of World Devastators, snatching victory from the jaws of... well, completely foreseeable victory, as they pulled away with more than ten times as many votes as the runner-up. Interestingly, Nightwish also comfortably secured the dubious distinction of Biggest Letdown, crushing other reputable acts like Iron Maiden, Slayer, and The Avengers II: Age of Ultron (whose nomination we're pretty sure was Joss Whedon's first-ever on this or any metal site). While two of our users seem to have declared ar'krai against that film, another took it upon themselves to defend Robert Downey, Jr.'s honor by nominating him for Best Power Metal Album.

Biggest Surprise went to Swallow The Sun and their three-disc, multi-genre epic Songs From The North I, II & III (and not to Michael Kiske on account of "how much he looks like a potato now"). Metal Storm itself received four separate nominations for Biggest Drama. It means a lot to us, guys, but we have to hand it to Immortal - not since the Max Rebo Band nearly became sarlacc food has a band died such an undignified death, only to be resurrected after some faffing about technicalities. The Blizzard Beasts even topped Wintersun (nominated again; might be Time II give up on that one, folks). On a lighter note, we at Metal Storm Towers heeded your requests, and this year we reintroduced the Best Album Artwork category, which generated a lot of attention.

Win or lose, we maintain our philosophy that the Metal Storm Awards are about the music, and not about who gets our lovely, prestigious trophies. If you're feeling disenfranchised about the results (which were more thoroughly predictable than The Force Awakens), just remember that the nominees are all still down there, still available to be uncovered by potential fans. But enough talk; go check out the results!

(Make sure you discuss the results on the news thread, here.)

Best albums by genre


Alternative Metal
Faith No More - Sol Invictus


Ambient / Drone
Midnight Odyssey - Shards Of Silver Fade


Avantgarde / Experimental Metal
Thy Catafalque - Sgùrr


Black Metal
Mgła - Exercises In Futility


Death Metal
Tribulation - The Children Of The Night


Djent / Math Metal
TesseracT - Polaris


Doom Metal
Paradise Lost - The Plague Within


Extreme Doom Metal
Ahab - The Boats Of The Glen Carrig


Extreme Progressive Metal
Enslaved - In Times


Folk / Pagan / Viking Metal
Ensiferum - One Man Army


Gothic Metal
Moonspell - Extinct


Grindcore
Cattle Decapitation - The Anthropocene Extinction


Hard Rock
Ghost - Meliora


Hardcore / Metalcore / Deathcore
Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War


Heavy / Melodic Metal
Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud


Industrial / Cyber / Electronic Metal
Fear Factory - Genexus


Melodeath / Extreme Power / Gothenburg Metal
Wolfheart - Shadow World


Melodic Black Metal
Melechesh - Enki


Metalgaze
Deafheaven - New Bermuda


Post-Metal
Kauan - Sorni Nai


Power Metal
Blind Guardian - Beyond The Red Mirror


Progressive Metal
Leprous - The Congregation


Sludge / Stoner Metal
High On Fire - Luminiferous


Symphonic Metal
Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful


Thrash Metal
Lamb Of God - VII: Sturm Und Drang


Other awards


Clandestine Cut Of The Year
Exgenesis - Aphotic Veil


The Best Album Artwork
Ghost - Meliora


The Best Cover Song
Disturbed - The Sound Of Silence [Simon And Garfunkel cover]


The Best Debut Album
Alkaloid - The Malkuth Grimoire


The Best DVD
Katatonia - Sanctitude


The Best Video
Slayer - Repentless


The Biggest Letdown
Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful


The Biggest Surprise
Swallow The Sun - Songs From The North I, II & III


Special award


Drama Of The Year
Immortal - Members Fighting Over Name Credits, Abbath Going Solo [Gorgoroth II: The Gorgoroth-ing] -




The Best Alternative Metal Album

1. Faith No More - Sol Invictus 264 2. Antimatter - The Judas Table 131 3. Tau Cross - Tau Cross 69 4. Marriages - Salome 60 5. Naïve - Altra 34 6. Therapy? - Disquiet 33 7. Soundcrawler - The Dead-End Host 20 8. Disturbed - Immortalized 16 9. Malrun - Oblivion Awaits 14

The Best Ambient / Drone Album

1. Midnight Odyssey - Shards Of Silver Fade 151 2. Urfaust - Apparitions [EP] 45 3. Bong - We Are, We Were And We Will Have Been 38 4. Spectral Lore - Voyager [EP] 34 5. Thaw - St. Phenome Alley 30 6. Echoes Of Yul - The Healing 29 7. Nibiru - Padmalotus 26 Dark Buddha Rising - Inversum 26 9. Aderlating - Hell Follows 16

The Best Avantgarde / Experimental Metal

1. Thy Catafalque - Sgùrr 188 2. Dødheimsgard - A Umbra Omega 128 3. Sigh - Graveward 119 4. 6:33 - Deadly Scenes 40 5. Waltari - You Are Waltari 31 6. Pyramids - A Northern Meadow 30 Panzerballett - Breaking Brain 30 8. Kekal - Multilateral 28 9. Remmirath - Shambhala Vril Saucers 17 10. Metallic Taste Of Blood - Doctoring The Dead 10

The Best Black Metal Album

1. Mgła - Exercises In Futility 247 2. A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See 209 3. Leviathan - Scar Sighted 91 4. Misþyrming - Söngvar Elds Og Óreiðu 43 5. Ethereal Shroud - They Became The Falling Ash 31 6. Grey Heaven Fall - Black Wisdom 23 7. Outre - Ghost Chants 18 8. Volahn - Aq'Ab'Al 15 9. Terzij De Horde - Self 12 Batushka - Litourgiya 12 11. Myrkur - M 11 12. Marduk - Frontschwein 10 Akhlys - The Dreaming I 10

The Best Death Metal Album

1. Tribulation - The Children Of The Night 190 2. Sulphur Aeon - Gateway To The Antisphere 93 3. Ouroboros - Emanations 90 4. Abyssal - Antikatastaseis 63 5. Horrendous - Anareta 56 6. Slugdge - Dim And Slimeridden Kingdoms 40 7. Chaos Echœs - Transient 31 8. Cruciamentum - Charnel Passages 30 9. Desolate Shrine - The Heart Of The Netherworld 22 10. Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed 17 11. Kataklysm - Of Ghosts And Gods 15 12. Gruesome - Savage Land 13 13. Chapel Of Disease - The Mysterious Ways Of Repetitive Art 12 14. Gorod - A Maze Of Recycled Creeds 10 Grave - Out Of Respect For The Dead 10

The Best Djent / Math Metal

1. TesseracT - Polaris 284 2. Pomegranate Tiger - Boundless 79 3. SikTh - Opacities [EP] 69 4. Vola - Inmazes 37 5. Shattered Skies - The World We Used To Know 22 Periphery - Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega 22

The Best Doom Metal Album

1. Paradise Lost - The Plague Within 429 2. Shape Of Despair - Monotony Fields 161 3. Avatarium - The Girl With The Raven Mask 93 4. Monolithe - Epsilon Aurigae 41 5. Khemmis - Absolution 38 6. Swallow The Sun - Songs From The North I, II & III 29 7. Sorcerer - In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross 26 8. Mourning Beloveth - Rust & Bone 24 9. My Dying Bride - Feel The Misery 18 10. Chrch - Unanswered Hymns 15 Evoke Thy Lords - Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms In Your Cellar! 15 12. Undersmile - Anhedonia 10

The Best Extreme Doom Metal Album

1. Ahab - The Boats Of The Glen Carrig 309 2. Below The Sun - Envoy 63 3. Bell Witch - Four Phantoms 61 4. Tyranny - Aeons In Tectonic Interment 32 Dragged Into Sunlight - N.V. [Collaboration] 32 6. Skepticism - Ordeal 31 Hooded Menace - Darkness Drips Forth 31 8. Dead To A Dying World - Litany 21 9. Mourning Mist - Mourning Mist 17

The Best Extreme Progressive Metal Album

1. Enslaved - In Times 375 2. Arcturus - Arcturian 245 3. Alkaloid - The Malkuth Grimoire 132 4. Barren Earth - On Lonely Towers 94 5. Dekadent - Veritas 51

The Best Folk / Pagan / Viking Metal Album

1. Ensiferum - One Man Army 302 2. Wilderun - Sleep At The Edge Of The Earth 152 3. Negură Bunget - Tău 78 4. Tengger Cavalry - Blood Sacrifice Shaman 46 5. Dirty Shirt - Dirtylicious 43 Galar - De Gjenlevende 43 7. Forefather - Curse Of The Cwelled 32 8. Heidevolk - Velua 29 9. Saurom - Sueños 16 10. Finsterforst - Mach Dich Frei 14 11. Månegarm - Månegarm 11

The Best Gothic Metal Album

1. Moonspell - Extinct 417 2. Enshine - Singularity 137 3. Sirenia - The Seventh Life Path 81 4. Lacrimosa - Hoffnung 35 5. Draconian - Sovran 33 6. Angellore - La Litanie Des Cendres 29 7. Weeping Silence - Opus IV Oblivion 27 8. Karyn Crisis' Gospel Of The Witches - Salem's Wounds 18 9. Graveshadow - Nocturnal Resurrection 16 10. On Thorns I Lay - Eternal Silence 11 11. Cradle Of Filth - Hammer Of The Witches 10

The Best Grindcore Album

1. Cattle Decapitation - The Anthropocene Extinction 316 2. Napalm Death - Apex Predator - Easy Meat 153 3. Fuck The Facts - Desire Will Rot 16 4. Antigama - The Insolent 15 5. Cloud Rat - Qliphoth 13

The Best Hard Rock Album

1. Ghost - Meliora 450 2. Clutch - Psychic Warfare 108 3. Europe - War Of Kings 74 4. Royal Thunder - Crooked Doors 66 5. Jess And The Ancient Ones - Psychedelic Second Coming: The Aquarius Tapes 50

The Best Hardcore / Metalcore / Deathcore

1. Thy Art Is Murder - Holy War 122 2. Anopheli - The Ache Of Want 55 3. Black Tongue - The Unconquerable Dark 43 4. iwrestledabearonce - Hail Mary 32 5. Iron Fist - Boneshaker 25 6. August Burns Red - Found In Far Away Places 17 7. Parkway Drive - Ire 13 8. Coliseum - Anxiety's Kiss 10

The Best Heavy / Melodic Metal Album

1. Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud 534 2. Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls 295 3. Motörhead - Bad Magic 101 4. Enforcer - From Beyond 34 Vhöl - Deeper Than Sky 34 6. Satan - Atom By Atom 25 7. Armored Saint - Win Hands Down 16 8. Magister Templi - Into Duat 11

The Best Industrial / Cyber / Electronic Metal Album

1. Fear Factory - Genexus 193 2. Lindemann - Skills In Pills 115 3. Mechina - Acheron 92 4. Killing Joke - Pylon 78 5. Marilyn Manson - The Pale Emperor 77 6. Shining (NOR) - International Blackjazz Society 75 7. Autokrator - Autokrator 15 8. Author & Punisher - Melk En Honing 12

The Best Melodeath / Extreme Power / Gothenburg Metal Album

1. Wolfheart - Shadow World 229 2. Sylosis - Dormant Heart 156 3. The Agonist - Eye Of Providence 95 4. Sunless Rise - Unrevealed 72 5. Soilwork - The Ride Majestic 37 6. Swallow The Sun - Songs From The North I, II & III 19 7. Solution .45 - Nightmares In The Waking State - Part I 12 8. Children Of Bodom - I Worship Chaos 11 9. The Neologist - Coming Full Circle 10

The Best Melodic Black Metal Album

1. Melechesh - Enki 235 2. Panopticon - Autumn Eternal 96 3. Downfall Of Nur - Umbras De Barbagia 73 4. Obsequiae - Aria Of Vernal Tombs 53 5. Forgotten Tomb - Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love 39 So Hideous - Laurestine 39 7. Cradle Of Filth - Hammer Of The Witches 25 8. Mesarthim - Isolate 24 9. Archivist - Archivist 20 10. Secrets Of The Sky - Pathway 19

The Best Metalgaze Album

1. Deafheaven - New Bermuda 289 2. An Autumn For Crippled Children - The Long Goodbye 86 3. Clouds Collide - All Things Shining 35 4. Sannhet - Revisionist 31 5. Violet Cold - Desperate Dreams 29 6. Myrkur - M 12

The Best Post-Metal Album

1. Kauan - Sorni Nai 194 2. Intronaut - The Direction Of Last Things 126 3. Sunset In The 12th House - Mozaic 78 4. Kontinuum - Kyrr 76 5. Minsk - The Crash And The Draw 43 6. Izah - Sistere 33 7. Sunpocrisy - Eyegasm, Hallelujah! 27 Callisto - Secret Youth 27 9. Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster - Wires/Dream\Wires 18 10. In Each Hand A Cutlass - The Kraken 17 11. Ghost Bath - Moonlover 11

The Best Power Metal Album

1. Blind Guardian - Beyond The Red Mirror 197 2. Symphony X - Underworld 186 3. Kamelot - Haven 119 4. Gloryhammer - Space 1992: Rise Of The Chaos Wizards 98 5. Stratovarius - Eternal 97 6. Cain's Offering - Stormcrow 87 7. Orden Ogan - Ravenhead 64 8. Pyramaze - Disciples Of The Sun 35 9. Galneryus - Under The Force Of Courage 17 10. Guardians Of Time - Rage And Fire 10 Powerwolf - Blessed & Possessed 10

The Best Progressive Metal Album

1. Leprous - The Congregation 238 2. Steven Wilson - Hand. Cannot. Erase. 203 3. Riverside - Love, Fear And The Time Machine 124 4. Between The Buried And Me - Coma Ecliptic 103 5. Kingcrow - Eidos 43 6. Subterranean Masquerade - The Great Bazaar 31 7. Native Construct - Quiet World 30 8. Ghost Ship Octavius - Ghost Ship Octavius 29 9. Symphony X - Underworld 24 10. Subsignal - The Beacons Of Somewhere Sometime 17 11. Agent Fresco - Destrier 15

The Best Sludge / Stoner Metal Album

1. High On Fire - Luminiferous 173 2. Regarde Les Hommes Tomber - Exile 71 3. My Sleeping Karma - Moksha 43 4. Goatsnake - Black Age Blues 40 5. Windhand - Grief's Infernal Flower 38 6. Ufomammut - Ecate 35 7. Baroness - Purple 30 8. Acid King - Middle Of Nowhere, Center Of Everywhere 27 9. Elder - Lore 13 10. Tort - II 10

The Best Symphonic Metal Album

1. Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful 414 2. Beyond The Black - Songs Of Love And Death 37 3. Whyzdom - Symphony For A Hopeless God 29 4. Leah - Kings & Queens 27 5. Melted Space - The Great Lie 22 6. Leaves' Eyes - King Of Kings 16 7. Phantasma (NED) - The Deviant Hearts 12 Crimson Sun - Towards The Light 12 Armenia - Lopsided Moon 12 10. Symphonic Destiny - The Fountain Of Eternal Life 11 11. Illuminata - Where Stories Unfold 10 Luca Turilli's Rhapsody - Prometheus, Symphonia Ignis Divinus 10

The Best Thrash Metal Album

1. Lamb Of God - VII: Sturm Und Drang 307 2. Black Fast - Terms Of Surrender 49 3. Slayer - Repentless 41 Gama Bomb - Untouchable Glory 41 5. Deathhammer - Evil Power 37 6. Angelus Apatrida - Hidden Evolution 27 7. Dew-Scented - Intermination 23 8. Byzantine - To Release Is To Resolve 20 9. In Malice's Wake - Light Upon The Wicked 16 10. Rochenrol - De Mysteriis Dom Chiriţă 12 E-Force - Demonikhol 12

Clandestine Cut Of The Year

1. Exgenesis - Aphotic Veil 53 2. Astral Blood - Astral Blood 47 3. Triste L'Hiver - Faire Un Geste 17 4. Infinity² - INF2EP1 [EP] 16 5. High Fighter - The Goat Ritual 15 6. Extinction Level Event - The Catalyst [EP] 14 7. Neck Of The Woods - Neck Of The Woods 12 8. Schematics For Gravity - Absence Of Weight 10

The Best Album Artwork

1. Ghost - Meliora 20 2. Ahab - The Boats Of The Glen Carrig 18 3. Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud 16 4. A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See 14 Moonspell - Extinct 14 Baroness - Purple 14 Cradle Of Filth - Hammer Of The Witches 14 Sulphur Aeon - Gateway To The Antisphere 14 9. Ghost Bath - Moonlover 13 Paradise Lost - The Plague Within 13

The Best Cover Song

1. Disturbed - The Sound Of Silence [Simon And Garfunkel cover] 41 2. Motörhead - Sympathy For The Devil [The Rolling Stones cover] 37 3. Tribulation - One Hundred Years [The Cure Cover] 21 4. Amorphis - Everytime I Die [Children Of Bodom cover] 20 5. Children Of Bodom - Black Winter Day [Amorphis cover] 16 6. Xandria - Don't Say A Word [Sonata Arctica cover] 14

The Best Debut Album

1. Alkaloid - The Malkuth Grimoire 128 2. Native Construct - Quiet World 72 3. Misþyrming - Söngvar Elds Og Óreiðu 58 4. Izah - Sistere 31 5. Sorcerer - In The Shadow Of The Inverted Cross 22 6. Outre - Ghost Chants 18 Khemmis - Absolution 18 8. Batushka - Litourgiya 17 9. Anopheli - The Ache Of Want 13 Chaos Echœs - Transient 13 11. Terzij De Horde - Self 11

The Best DVD

1. Katatonia - Sanctitude 43 Devin Townsend - Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall 43 3. Rammstein - In Amerika 30 4. Anathema - A Sort Of Homecoming 29 5. Satyricon - Live At The Opera 21 6. Paradise Lost - Symphony For The Lost 17 7. Nightwish - Showtime, Storytime 15

The Best Video

1. Slayer - Repentless 25 2. Iron Maiden - Speed Of Light 19 3. Gloryhammer - Rise Of The Chaos Wizards 16 4. Ghost - Cirice 14 Kamelot - Liar Liar (Wasteland Monarchy) 14 Behemoth - The Satanist 14 Motörhead - When The Sky Comes Looking For You 14 8. Steven Wilson - Routine 12 9. Lindemann - Praise Abort 10

The Biggest Letdown

1. Nightwish - Endless Forms Most Beautiful 44 2. Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls 26 3. Blind Guardian - Beyond The Red Mirror 25 Slayer - Repentless 25 5. Trivium - Silence In The Snow 18 6. Dark Moor - Project X 17 7. Sunn O))) - Kannon 13 8. Helloween - My God-Given Right 12 9. Annihilator - Suicide Society 10

The Biggest Surprise

1. Swallow The Sun - Songs From The North I, II & III 24 2. Cradle Of Filth - Hammer Of The Witches 17 3. Paradise Lost - The Plague Within 15 Cain's Offering - Stormcrow 15 Iron Maiden - The Book Of Souls 15 6. Ghost - Meliora 14 7. Amorphis - Under the Red Cloud 12 8. Draconian - Sovran 11 Stratovarius - Eternal 11 10. Arcturus - Arcturian 10

Drama Of The Year

1. Immortal - Members Fighting Over Name Credits, Abbath Going Solo [Gorgoroth II: The Gorgoroth-ing] 268 2. Sólstafir - Whole Ótta Shakin' Goin' On 96 3. Black Sabbath - Ozzy vs. Bill Continuing 70 4. Motörhead - Death Of Lemmy 64 5. Morbid Angel - Maze Of Torment 28 6. Eagles Of Death Metal - Terrorist Attacks In Paris 18 7. Cynic - Facebook breakup, internal conflicts 13

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