Metal Storm Awards 2009 Results


The voting is now closed and we'd like to thank all voters who participated. This year we had 10 categories breaking the 1000 votes mark, pretty awesome!

Results can be found here!

OK, enjoy browsing the results, and remember that they are the product of public voting, so that you know who to blame. Just making sure...

Feel free to discuss the outcome in this thread.
 
Posted: 02.03.2010 by Ivan


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01.03.2010 - 16:39
Dark Blood
The Avenger
I think the results are ok, nothing to criticise there. But Im just confused about something... How can an album win something if its not released yet...? It would make a little more sense if 'Time' by Wintersun was in the Best Drama category (I guess?)... but biggest letdown? I still don't know how the hell that's possible. Lol
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01.03.2010 - 16:49
Dominus
The Shooter
Wintersun the biggest letdown???
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01.03.2010 - 17:04
Dologan
Just want to add my groan to the only result that really annoyed me -Dream Theater winning in the prog category- since I did listen to most of the other nominees.

Don't get me wrong, I do like DT and Black Clouds was a pretty decent album, probably one of the better DT releases lately, but there were so many stronger releases this year (at least 5 of the other nominees, IMHO) that I can't help feeling somewhat upset that it won by such a landslide. Bloody Dream Theater fanboys, don't they listen to anything else?

I guess it can't be helped, with the whole system being one of a popularity contest instead of a proper ranking. It'd be nice to have the methodology revamped to improve the balance... (I actually happen to have a few ideas on how to do so)
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01.03.2010 - 17:17
RafaRata
Awesome year for metal
and I was pretty satisfied with the results!
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01.03.2010 - 17:33
Hamird
HIV+
Only one vote of mine became the winner (best DVD).. Anyway, I'm looking forward for MS09 staff picks.. There you can sum up the view of year 2009..
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01.03.2010 - 17:50
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by Paradox0 on 01.03.2010 at 15:14

Kind of makes me wonder if 2 votes per person (the second vote would count less than the original) would make the result more "dynamic".


no. just means the two most popular bands in each genre would run away with 1st and 2nd. and some of the lesser bands would get a few mroe points from those of us who checked them out.
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01.03.2010 - 17:53
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by Valaskjalf on 01.03.2010 at 15:53

What a surprised...the same bands winning the same awards again. Is it just me or is this whole "Awards" bullshit becoming more and more predictable and waste of time? We all knew from the Nominations who were going to end up winning...so whats the point even voting?


the awards are no more bullshit now than they were back the first year the site ran them. the entire purpose of the awards has been stated by various staffers no less than a half-dozen times in the last 14 months, including earlier on this very page of this very thread.
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01.03.2010 - 18:01
the stranger
Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.03.2010 at 10:27

Written by the stranger on 01.03.2010 at 02:01

Profetus only got 13 votes. I feel kvlt.


I was one of the 11 people who voted for Harvestman in the alternative category and Impetuous Ritual didn't even make it to the best ten... That one was just horrible to watch man, but at the same time I feel great, fuck Evangelion...


Well, I never vote in the Death Metal category. But, yeah, you're more kvlt than I am.
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01.03.2010 - 18:57
SatyriconChick
Yay, a lot of my votes ended up being the winner! LMAO, someone actually voted for Dissection's Storm of the Light's Bane for the *2009* awards??
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01.03.2010 - 18:57
In Bone Factory
I just see 4 of my votes in the final results.
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01.03.2010 - 18:58
WorpeX
Awesome awards this year! A lot of what I voted for won this year so i'm pretty happy with the results. Epica, Mastodon, Amorphis, Ensiferum, Sonata Arctica all had great albums this year! I was a little dissapointed that Paradise Lost didn't win Gothic Metal and that Destroy Destroy Destroy didn't win also, but I didn't really expect them to win either. xD

My only gripe was that Swallow the Sun didn't get nominated!!

Great awards though, thanks admins!
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01.03.2010 - 19:50
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by Valaskjalf on 01.03.2010 at 15:53

What a surprised...the same bands winning the same awards again. Is it just me or is this whole "Awards" bullshit becoming more and more predictable and waste of time? We all knew from the Nominations who were going to end up winning...so whats the point even voting?


You didn't read my post six posts above yours, did you?
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01.03.2010 - 19:55
Valaskjalf
TheImperturbable
Written by Promonex on 01.03.2010 at 19:50

Written by Valaskjalf on 01.03.2010 at 15:53

What a surprised...the same bands winning the same awards again. Is it just me or is this whole "Awards" bullshit becoming more and more predictable and waste of time? We all knew from the Nominations who were going to end up winning...so whats the point even voting?

You didn't read my post six posts above yours, did you?

Uhh...Im not sure what you want me to say? I didnt know Im supposed to quote everyone I agree with but if its a hi5 you want then there you have it...
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01.03.2010 - 20:16
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by Promonex on 01.03.2009 at 23:56

Written by Valaskjalf on 01.03.2009 at 21:14

Seriously I dont understand the point of this dumb awards thing

You might want to read my post on the previous page.



the wheels on the bus go 'round and 'round, 'round and 'round, 'round and 'round...

maybe some year you will read and retain the annual comment Promo (and other staffers) publish explaining how the awards are significant even if the victors are obvious the moment the nominees are determined.

but thanks for making the 2009 results bitching as fun as 2008 results.

*note the date on the quoted text. this very exchange came from the thread discussing the winners of the 2008 Metal Storm Awards.
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01.03.2010 - 20:56
JohnDoe
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Written by BloodTears on 01.03.2010 at 15:40

I was very surprised DT won but then again, they have more fans, so in the end... I voted for Riverside


I'm not surprised DT won considering they are the most popular progressive metal band; it's quite predictable that they won. I voted for Riverside as well.
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01.03.2010 - 21:19
avager666
GRINDCORE: I expected Afgrund at least at the second place. I've given them my vote. Napalm Death is my favourite band but Afgrund deserves to be rewarded. What I saw took me aback.
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01.03.2010 - 21:23
BlankFile
Yeah Sonata Arctica and Epica won in their respective categories.
Im glad the fans responded well to the people that bashed both of the albums with no valid arguments at all. At least in the Metal Storm awards both of them did well!
Stay Metal
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01.03.2010 - 21:56
shisha
Did anyone vote for Ki?
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01.03.2010 - 21:56
Acros
Written by BloodTears on 01.03.2010 at 15:40

I was very surprised DT won but then again, they have more fans, so in the end... I voted for Riverside


me too
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01.03.2010 - 22:06
Paradox0
Unasuming Madnes
Written by BlankFile on 01.03.2010 at 21:23

Yeah Sonata Arctica and Epica won in their respective categories.
Im glad the fans responded well to the people that bashed both of the albums with no valid arguments at all. At least in the Metal Storm awards both of them did well!
Stay Metal

I suppose saying that their bland, unoriginal and take no risks are invalid arguments. The again, I didn't feel there were any strong candidates in either of those categories.

and I'm gonna start a trend right now. I'm voting for next years best drama "MS Awards 09: results". Whos with me!!!
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01.03.2010 - 22:37
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Written by Guest on 01.03.2010 at 20:56

Written by BloodTears on 01.03.2010 at 15:40

I was very surprised DT won but then again, they have more fans, so in the end... I voted for Riverside


I'm not surprised DT won considering they are the most popular progressive metal band; it's quite predictable that they won. I voted for Riverside as well.


I knew Riverside wouldn't win though, they don't have enough following. Maybe in a few years time...
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01.03.2010 - 22:45
Darkside Momo
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Written by BloodTears on 01.03.2010 at 22:37

I knew Riverside wouldn't win though, they don't have enough following. Maybe in a few years time...

But at that time they'll suffer the Dream Theater syndrome (too many deaf followers)
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01.03.2010 - 22:48
BlankFile
I respect your opinion Paradox0, but i do not agree when you say that both bands take no risks and are bland an unoriginal. Sonata Arctica for instance, changed they´re style to a slightly more progressive sound, and in my opinion, i think the transition went well. Some agree with me, and others don´t. But thats live you know? Its impossible to please both the Trojans and the Greeks. Personally im a fan of both styles, so i have no big complaints at all. As a matter of fact i think the Days of Grays and Silence are the best albums of Sonata Arctica so far. About Epica i have to say that in the beggining, they were more like a slightly light symphonic Metal band. But since The Divine Conspiracy they´ve transformed to a more powerfull Symphonic Metal band, with touches of Death Metal in some parts. Design your Universe is a positive evolution of the Divine Conspiracy.
Stay Metal dudes
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01.03.2010 - 22:49
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Darkside Momo on 01.03.2010 at 22:45

Written by BloodTears on 01.03.2010 at 22:37

I knew Riverside wouldn't win though, they don't have enough following. Maybe in a few years time...

But at that time they'll suffer the Dream Theater syndrome (too many deaf followers)


Thank god DT beat Kalisia, for Dt was vastly superior to them
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01.03.2010 - 22:54
Darkside Momo
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2010 at 22:49

Thank god DT beat Kalisia, for Dt was vastly superior to them

You just say that to piss me off, right?
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01.03.2010 - 23:00
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Darkside Momo on 01.03.2010 at 22:54

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2010 at 22:49

Thank god DT beat Kalisia, for Dt was vastly superior to them

You just say that to piss me off, right?



Well, I do find DT's latest vastly superior to Kalisia. But I also find Riverside vastly superior to Kalisia and also Redemption. And, yes, of course i also said it to piss you off
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01.03.2010 - 23:06
Darkside Momo
Retired
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2010 at 23:00

Well, I do find DT's latest vastly superior to Kalisia. But I also find Riverside vastly superior to Kalisia and also Redemption. And, yes, of course i also said it to piss you off

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01.03.2010 - 23:32
In Bone Factory
Written by avager666 on 01.03.2010 at 21:19

GRINDCORE: I expected Afgrund at least at the second place. I've given them my vote. Napalm Death is my favourite band but Afgrund deserves to be rewarded. What I saw took me aback.

exactly the same as me
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02.03.2010 - 00:12
VPeter
Just like last year, I'll do my bitch rant and pull a George Carlin.

Alternative Metal.
ugh things start of badly already, any of the other albums are better - hell at least they were good. Mastodons's Crack The Skye is pure trash, nothing good nothing decent about it. I sued to like Mastodon to some degree, but Crack the Skye they really sank low. The amount of votes for this assfest is really depressing...

Death Metal.
This one was epic! the epic battle of the Generic Titans! this one could go either way, will it be the blastbeating boredom with horrible lyrics and crappy wannabe deep songwriting of Behemoth who will win? or the epic technical wankery and gimmick masters Nile? In the end it was Boremoth and to be honest I think they deserve it more then Nile, at least Behemoth was once good. I find it to bad that the staff didn't include Cannibal Corpse, the battle would have been far more epic. propse for putting in Pestilence's Resurrection Macabre which is also an epic generic Death metal borefest. Patrick Mameli could have done something new and some different like he always likes to do but the brave man did not, he made a typical boring death metal album, props to you Pat!

Doom Metal
We all knew Candlemass was gonna win, but at least there is some justice in this one because Death Magic Doom is a great album and not an okay or crappy one like so many other popular one's here.

Gothic Metal
I first thought Paradise Lost was going to win, until I saw Katatonia in the gothic section... needless to say bricks were shat. Katatonia who are not Gothic in the slightest won the Gothic metal award... I think the joke is on me but I don't think it's funny.
Katatonia fanboys also have proven to be one of the most emo and bitchiest ones this year by BBBBBBBBBAWWWWWWWWWing at Dane Train's honest and generous review but of course a 7 is not good enough for the emo fanboys they want 10101010101010S!!!! only. I would be emo to however if my favorite bands again releases a same and boring album. Metalstorm is the only site in the world I have seen to label Katatonia Gothic, really there is nothing Gothic about Night is the new day a small shoegaze influence doesn't count because shoegaze is not gothic. Is it really that hard to put it in the section where it belongs? hell you guys already labeled it partly where it should have go to: Alternative metal.
Also Trail of Tears, Darzamat, Graveworm, Vanguard(even if they try so desperately) and Elis are not Gothic metal. Really bad labeling once again sadly.

Heavy Metal
This category should be called from now on AMORPHIS FTW! THE REST GTFO! Heavy metal is not my choice at all but why do people keep voting for these guys? isn't there anything better? new Amorphis is really awful especially their coldplay influences bbrrrrrrrr....

Metalcore
Nothing to complain here, at least some justice in these awards. Eventhough I really hate metalcore it's good to see hard effort bands like Converge winning over commercial crap popcorn like Killswitch engage.

Folk metal
Should be called ENSIFERUM FTW! THE REST GTFO!! from now on.

Progressive Metal
uuuuuuuuuuggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh oh mmmmmmmmmmyyyyyyyy gawwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwdddddddddd
this is it... ultimate proof that retarded fanboys vote for their favorite bands no matter how crap.... how can this happen?
The album wildly hated by Dream theater normal fans and other music lovers, the album that hit the all time low.. and.. it won.... there is no god... there is no god....

The biggest letdown
HAHAHAHAHAHA oh boy my ROFLCOPTER went off when I saw the winner. Wintercum surely has one of the most stupid and retarded fanboys ever. You seriously dreamed that Time was going to be released this year? Jari is shoving his guitar up your asses and trolling you dumbasses for years now, WAKE THE FUCK UP!

/end bitch rant

This was worse then last year, but in a certain way it's fitting because 2009 was an awful year.

I still would like to thank the staff for the awesome selection in the Doom and Extreme Doom section. Arcana Coelestia and Process Of Guilt rock my ass off, damn good stuff. Discovered many great doom bands.
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02.03.2010 - 01:21
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Problem?
Aha, none of the albums I voted for ended up winning, surprise surprise I'm extremely disappointed with the results for Death Metal, Black Metal and Extreme Doom especially Extreme Doom, to say the least. I'm not really going to go into anymore more detail because it will just probably end up as an angry pissed of rant.

There is one thing I think I should add though. I have this one suggestion that I think would work out nicely, it simply involves not accepting any of the big bands cd's for the future Metal Storm awards. I personally think this is a great idea but I could see many fan boys bitching about it.
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