Metal Storm Awards - Results Are In!


So February, Leap Day and all, has come and gone. Your votes have been tallied and your winners have been announced. You can find the results here.

Feel free to discuss the results below.

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Posted: 01.03.2012 by BitterCOld


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01.03.2012 - 01:26
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by IronAngel on 01.03.2012 at 01:07

BM category is cool, most of the albums were really good. But wtf at Long Distance Calling taking the post-metal prize? O_o People really need to listen to post-rock more.

Too bad about Solstafir. They got their votes spread over three categories, if I'm not mistaken. Two at the very least.


My top three post-albums (on the list anyways) were Dirge, Obscure Phoenix and Endname all got voted towards the bottom...why do not people listen to us Iron?
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01.03.2012 - 01:26
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by tea[m]ster on 01.03.2012 at 01:23

Ummm, I was one of the two sweetheart. You being a staff/elite cannot see who members voted for?

I was guessing it was you *high five and a virtual cupcake* no, no one can see that. I have the right perms to edit the Awards but still can't see it, I only knew of John because he told me
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01.03.2012 - 01:28
Void Eater
Crunkcore Fan
This is just a popularity contest. Curious about the staff awards though, probably some good stuff that I missed in there.
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01.03.2012 - 01:28
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Ahhh all right. I wish that band and album would get more attention!
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01.03.2012 - 01:30
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by tea[m]ster on 01.03.2012 at 01:28

Ahhh all right. I wish that band and album would get more attention!

If you're talking about Subsignal... we'll spam with it, year after year and you shall see results what I'm a bit disappointed about is that Lyr and I spammed with Shadowside all over the place... I even mentioned it in an unrelated review ffs... I didn't expect it to win but so few votes :/
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01.03.2012 - 01:37
basquetal
In gothic metal Draconian only won because of the fame, the second Abyss masterpiece - Heavenwood album is much better
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01.03.2012 - 01:48
Dark Blood
The Avenger
Written by Kurty Wurty on 01.03.2012 at 01:20

Amon Amarth again? Faok off... Surtur Rising was a honest letdown.

Amon Amarth didn't deserve their win in my opinion, same for Lulu as the runner-ups were more deserving.

Am I the only one who genuinely really liked Heritage? Ixion sounds really cool and others I mean to list down in my mean-to-check-out list!


Agree. Agree.

And no, you're not. I loved Heritage and I know there are more of us out there. But it seems the mass audience is allergic to changes. Unfortunately. But hey, at least they won for biggest surprise. That's good.
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01.03.2012 - 01:52
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Dark Blood on 01.03.2012 at 01:48

. But it seems the mass audience is allergic to changes.


That's not the reason for most to dislike the album or else they would also have hated Damnation.
What Opeth did here was change for the worse. Now purely copying their heroes from the 60s and 70s yet without the class those bands possessed.
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01.03.2012 - 01:53
Paradox0
Unasuming Madnes
As usual plenty of popular groups won but strangely enough I don't think I've seen so many of my own votes win.....and once a again a safe album wins avante-garde metal category.
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01.03.2012 - 01:55
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Paradox0 on 01.03.2012 at 01:53

.....and once a again a safe album wins avante-garde metal category.


Same for most categories black, death, doom, extreme doom, gothic, thrash, progressive, melodeath, stoner/sludge. Need I go on?
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01.03.2012 - 01:57
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Dark Blood on 01.03.2012 at 01:48

But hey, at least they won for biggest surprise. That's good.

Well actually, it's not good, since the greatest surprise means "wow, the previous couple of albums were quite the letdown, we didn't see this coming, we thought it would be crap"... and as much as I recall, everyone was pretty thrilled about the new Opeth release when they first heard it would be out.
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01.03.2012 - 02:05
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Milena on 01.03.2012 at 01:57

Written by Dark Blood on 01.03.2012 at 01:48

But hey, at least they won for biggest surprise. That's good.

Well actually, it's not good, since the greatest surprise means "wow, the previous couple of albums were quite the letdown, we didn't see this coming, we thought it would be crap"... and as much as I recall, everyone was pretty thrilled about the new Opeth release when they first heard it would be out.


Nope surprise could als be used in a negative way. Damn I am surprised how shit this album is after the last couple.
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01.03.2012 - 02:09
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2012 at 02:05

...negative way.

Which is why we have the letdown.
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01.03.2012 - 02:10
Dark Blood
The Avenger
Written by Milena on 01.03.2012 at 01:57

Written by Dark Blood on 01.03.2012 at 01:48

But hey, at least they won for biggest surprise. That's good.

Well actually, it's not good, since the greatest surprise means "wow, the previous couple of albums were quite the letdown, we didn't see this coming, we thought it would be crap"... and as much as I recall, everyone was pretty thrilled about the new Opeth release when they first heard it would be out.


But then isn't that a good thing for the album, specifically? But I didn't see that category that way. More like, biggest surprise for being surprisingly different from previous albums. In this case in a good way. At least that's how I saw it, maybe I misinterpreted it.
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01.03.2012 - 02:12
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Dark Blood on 01.03.2012 at 02:10

...maybe I misinterpreted it.

Well it seems that everyone has a different interpretation... I'll probably root for those cat's being excluded from 2012 Awards, but I don't think that will happen
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01.03.2012 - 02:13
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Milena on 01.03.2012 at 02:09

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2012 at 02:05

...negative way.

Which is why we have the letdown.


A negative surprise doesn't have to be a letdown. Like it was a surprise David Gold passed away. Not a letdwon because I wasn't expecting a thing.
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01.03.2012 - 02:16
Dark Blood
The Avenger
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2012 at 02:05


Nope surprise could als be used in a negative way. Damn I am surprised how shit this album is after the last couple.


Isn't that supposed to be in the letdown category? lol I'm confused now.

Either way see this surprise as a positive... Maybe I'm terribly wrong.
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01.03.2012 - 02:17
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2012 at 02:13

A negative surprise doesn't have to be a letdown. Like it was a surprise David Gold passed away. Not a letdwon because I wasn't expecting a thing.

Well, to be fair, those categories should be limited to what people do instead of what happens to them.
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01.03.2012 - 02:17
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Dark Blood on 01.03.2012 at 02:16

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2012 at 02:05


Nope surprise could als be used in a negative way. Damn I am surprised how shit this album is after the last couple.


Isn't that supposed to be in the letdown category? lol I'm confused now.

Either way see this surprise as a positive... Maybe I'm terribly wrong.


The death of people are negative surprises for me not letdowns.
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01.03.2012 - 02:18
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Milena on 01.03.2012 at 02:17

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2012 at 02:13

A negative surprise doesn't have to be a letdown. Like it was a surprise David Gold passed away. Not a letdwon because I wasn't expecting a thing.

Well, to be fair, those categories should be limited to what people do instead of what happens to them.


Nope I think it shouldn't.
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01.03.2012 - 02:19
Darkside Momo
Retired
Written by tea[m]ster on 01.03.2012 at 01:23

Ummm, I was one of the two sweetheart. You being a staff/elite cannot see who members voted for?

No we don't, most of us can however see the numbers
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01.03.2012 - 02:21
BitterCOld
Gringo
I've always viewed letdown/surprise as album related categories...

the one that i laugh at is the people whining that King Diamond has no plans for UK/DK in 2012. how can something that hasn't happened yet this year be a let down for last year?
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01.03.2012 - 02:23
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2012 at 02:18

Nope I think it shouldn't.

But then you'll have the situations where surprises have both positive and negative surprises and letdowns have what people have freely interpreted as a letdown.
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01.03.2012 - 02:24
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by BitterCOld on 01.03.2012 at 02:21

I've always viewed letdown/surprise as album related categories...



that's up to the individual casting the vote. Some will go about it your way, others won't.
And tbh I can't even remember what I voted myself in thsoe two

Quote:

the one that i laugh at is the people whining that King Diamond has no plans for UK/DK in 2012. how can something that hasn't happened yet this year be a let down for last year?


That is of course totally retarded.
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01.03.2012 - 02:24
Dark Blood
The Avenger
Written by Milena on 01.03.2012 at 02:12

Written by Dark Blood on 01.03.2012 at 02:10

...maybe I misinterpreted it.

Well it seems that everyone has a different interpretation... I'll probably root for those cat's being excluded from 2012 Awards, but I don't think that will happen


Yeah... I don't see that happening either. But I don't mind these categories, it's good to have some variety and that's why I love the MS award.
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01.03.2012 - 02:25
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Milena on 01.03.2012 at 02:23

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2012 at 02:18

Nope I think it shouldn't.

But then you'll have the situations where surprises have both positive and negative surprises and letdowns have what people have freely interpreted as a letdown.


Yes, so what?
Don't you want anything to bitch,, moan and whine about next year?
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01.03.2012 - 02:29
Milena
Learning To "X"
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2012 at 02:25

Yes, so what?

Just as I typed that, I realized that's exactly the situation we have on our hands right now
Silly Marcel, you underestimate my bitching powers... if everything was perfect, I'd bitch about it not being the other way like every good human being
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01.03.2012 - 02:38
Rog-Mothoth
Now im just glad i dont have to see Septicflesh at the top of 11' every day
Annnnyway i only voted in the thrash catigory for Vektor (lost to MH unseprisingly but 2nd place is not bad at all and i call it a win in my book), i just didnt feel the urge or time to discover new albums....which i'll definately do this year to compensate.
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Written by Fat & Sassy! on 25.08.2011 at 01:04

EVERYBODY CALM DOWN.

... I can hear your prog boners from here. D:<


Liar... Everyone knows the only way to sense a boner is by smell D:<
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01.03.2012 - 02:51
Kurty Wurty
Amatsu Mikaboshi
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2012 at 02:18

Written by Milena on 01.03.2012 at 02:17

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2012 at 02:13

A negative surprise doesn't have to be a letdown. Like it was a surprise David Gold passed away. Not a letdwon because I wasn't expecting a thing.

Well, to be fair, those categories should be limited to what people do instead of what happens to them.


Nope I think it shouldn't.


Surprises are always going to be interpretable and opinionated with ether positive or negative function, rather than letdowns everytime. Because when they happen, it's always going to be a step into shit.
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01.03.2012 - 02:52
Mattybu
Biggest letdown of the year was kind of a surprise. Other than that though most categories seemed like the expectable candidate won. Good to see Fleshgod on there though, that was the only winning vote I cast
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