Metal Storm Awards 2011 - Now Open!


Metalstormers, the time is here once more.

The Metal Storm Awards 2011 are now open!

Throughout January we have been painstakingly working to provide you with a run-down of our nominations for what we feel are the best albums of 2011. It is now your job to check out the cream of the crop, and vote for your favourites.

This is the eighth year of the Metal Storm Awards, and as always you have the month of February to cast your judgement. This year however, we have introduced a couple of new categories; Melodic Black and Djent/Math metal, and also split up a few of the categories that were coupled in previous years.

Don't forget to share this news with your friends, or even start your own campaign over the internet for your favourite bands to win. We have done the hard work bringing you these nominations, now let's have some fun. Useful banners and buttons can be found here.

Results will be announced on the 1st March!

- The Metal Storm Staff

Source: metalstorm.net
 
Posted: 01.02.2012 by Ivan


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01.02.2012 - 00:06
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Let the drama begin!

I gotta say it... This has been a good year in general. It succked for the mainstream but the new bands and the underground sure as hell had their opportunity to shine!
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Like you could kiss my ass
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01.02.2012 - 00:16
Lit.
Account deleted
I promise this will be my last picture post.... for a while. It just seems suitable.

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01.02.2012 - 00:19
Windrider
Raureif
First complain, missing:
Taake
Helheim (maybe)
Euphoreon (maybe)

Actually I also dislike this complaining stuff... so what the fuck its for fun
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01.02.2012 - 00:23
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Windrider on 01.02.2012 at 00:19
Alcest


Look at the date the album was released.... then look at the year for the albums in the awards... Then look at Alcest's latest album one more time.

I love when this happens.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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01.02.2012 - 00:23
ß
Problem?
Looks like ill be busy this month.
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01.02.2012 - 00:25
Windrider
Raureif
Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.02.2012 at 00:23

Written by Windrider on 01.02.2012 at 00:19
Alcest


Look at the date the album was released.... then look at the year for the albums in the awards... Then look at Alcest's latest album one more time.

I love when this happens.

damnit... thanks lol
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01.02.2012 - 00:32
Uldreth
I like how someone already tried to troll the HxC section haha.

Also where is Torn Beyond Reason :<
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01.02.2012 - 00:35
Fredd
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01.02.2012 - 00:43
Skøllgrim
Northern
Written by Uldreth on 01.02.2012 at 00:32

Also where is Torn Beyond Reason :<

I miss that band in the nomination as well, Troy's ghost will haunt the staff forever!
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01.02.2012 - 00:47
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Skøllgrim on 01.02.2012 at 00:43

Written by Uldreth on 01.02.2012 at 00:32

Also where is Torn Beyond Reason :<

I miss that band in the nomination as well, Troy's ghost will haunt the staff forever!


I was among the fans but some weren't. On the other hand... this year was extremely tight for BM tbh. Too many good releases for me and others so it was obvious some people would be dissapointed hahahahahah. I personally see Aaskereia and Negative Plane a far greater loss than Woods Of Desolation which was good and all but in the long run it was something that has been done before XP.
Those are my two cents.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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01.02.2012 - 00:50
Risto
Wandering Midget
I like how Dream Theater isn't nominated. It's a bold but also a justified move based on community response
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01.02.2012 - 00:51
Skøllgrim
Northern
Opinions are like assholes, everyone's got one... Gotcha
Overall I'm really satisfied with the nominations, good job staff!
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01.02.2012 - 01:02
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Risto on 01.02.2012 at 00:50

I like how Dream Theater isn't nominated. It's a bold but also a justified move based on community response

Nothing is based on the community response in the nomination process, that's why there are write-in votes for people to have their say if they disagree with the choice of nominees but they were far from nomination.
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01.02.2012 - 01:09
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Written by Skøllgrim on 01.02.2012 at 00:51

Opinions are like assholes, everyone's got one... Gotcha
Overall I'm really satisfied with the nominations, good job staff!

^this.

Minus Barn Burner's Scum of The Earth not being featured for best video >:[
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01.02.2012 - 01:15
InnerSelf
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The BM, Metalgaze, Post-Metal and Sludge/Stoner Metal nominations are specifically awesome
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01.02.2012 - 01:19
Promonex
Cathemeral
Written by Guest on 01.02.2012 at 00:35

FORMATTING ERROR
http://www.metalstorm.net/awards/categories.php?cat_id=13#124

Fixed it half an hour ago already, but forgot to say thanks, so - thanks
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01.02.2012 - 01:26
psykometal
A staff guy...
My only complaint is that I'm a little disappointed that with all the tech death releases last year and that among the decision to split a couple categories like Avant Garde and Meloblack that there is no separate category for Technical Death metal. Oh well, I am already familiar with all the releases in the DM category so I've already penciled in my vote there for Archspire; 2011 was a great year for death metal and all it's subgenres so I focused most on that genre all year long. Now I just need to go through and check out the releases in all the other categories I am not already familiar with so that I can vote legitimately...
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01.02.2012 - 01:33
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by InnerSelf on 01.02.2012 at 01:15

The BM, Metalgaze, Post-Metal and Sludge/Stoner Metal nominations are specifically awesome


Glad you liked them! There's some really tight competition going on in some of those. Sadly... I think mastodon will win. It was a good album though but just good
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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01.02.2012 - 01:39
JohnDoe
Account deleted
I have nothing against Dream Theater not being nominated, actually that's a good idea (all DT fanboys would have invaded and voted for them and they might/would have won), but no Arch/Matheos or Subsignal?! These two albums were very good if you ask me, especially Arch/Matheos.
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01.02.2012 - 01:40
Darkside Momo
Retired
Written by Guest on 01.02.2012 at 01:39

I have nothing against Dream Theater not being nominated, actually that's a good idea (all DT fanboys would have invaded and voted for them and they might/would have won), but no Arch/Matheos or Subsignal?! These two albums were very good if you ask me, especially Arch/Matheos.

They were considered, for sure, but didn't make the cut. Only 10 places after all...
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01.02.2012 - 01:42
Fredd
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Written by Promonex on 01.02.2012 at 01:19

Written by Guest on 01.02.2012 at 00:35

FORMATTING ERROR
http://www.metalstorm.net/awards/categories.php?cat_id=13#124

Fixed it half an hour ago already, but forgot to say thanks, so - thanks

My post was half an hour before :3
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01.02.2012 - 01:48
InnerSelf
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Written by Mr. Doctor on 01.02.2012 at 01:33

Written by InnerSelf on 01.02.2012 at 01:15

The BM, Metalgaze, Post-Metal and Sludge/Stoner Metal nominations are specifically awesome


Glad you liked them! There's some really tight competition going on in some of those. Sadly... I think mastodon will win. It was a good album though but just good


Yeah Mastodon will win. I still haven't heard the album and I still have to check SubRosa and Sleestak which I'm guessing I will like a lot
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01.02.2012 - 01:48
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Guest on 01.02.2012 at 01:39

I have nothing against Dream Theater not being nominated, actually that's a good idea (all DT fanboys would have invaded and voted for them and they might/would have won), but no Arch/Matheos or Subsignal?! These two albums were very good if you ask me, especially Arch/Matheos.

I tried to hype Subsignal as much as I could but it fell a bit short. But I know what I put in my write-in box
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01.02.2012 - 01:50
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by InnerSelf on 01.02.2012 at 01:48
SubRosa and Sleestak


Those are probably the ones I won't be able to decide in the long run
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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01.02.2012 - 01:51
JohnDoe
Account deleted
Written by Milena on 01.02.2012 at 01:48

Written by Guest on 01.02.2012 at 01:39

I have nothing against Dream Theater not being nominated, actually that's a good idea (all DT fanboys would have invaded and voted for them and they might/would have won), but no Arch/Matheos or Subsignal?! These two albums were very good if you ask me, especially Arch/Matheos.

I tried to hype Subsignal as much as I could but it fell a bit short. But I know what I put in my write-in box


that was my vote, too.
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01.02.2012 - 01:54
enumaelis
Oh there was no Obscura in any nomination?
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01.02.2012 - 01:54
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Guest on 01.02.2012 at 01:51

that was my vote, too.

The highest of fives is now being sent to you. The next time they release something, I'm hyping it even more. If it's good of course
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01.02.2012 - 01:55
Marcus
Doit Like Bernie
Seems really weird that Alrakis is in the metalgaze section but w/e.
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01.02.2012 - 02:00
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by Marcus on 01.02.2012 at 01:55

Seems really weird that Alrakis is in the metalgaze section but w/e.

Well at least it got nominated, I was afraid this was gonna end up unnoticed.
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01.02.2012 - 02:03
Marcus
Doit Like Bernie
Written by InnerSelf on 01.02.2012 at 02:00

Well at least it got nominated, I was afraid this was gonna end up unnoticed.

Very true. That's why I figured he ended up there, probably no room for a nomination in the bm category.
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