Metal Storm Awards 2007 - Voting Open


It is time once more for the annual Metal Storm Awards to take flight and collect your votes! It is up to you to decide just which of the many great albums of 2007 deserve the glory of being hailed winner in their category.

As the trend has been the past number of years, 2007 provided us once more with another fantastic year for metal of all kinds, which once again proved to be a more difficult task than we first imagined where agreeing on the limited amount of nominations is concerned. Indeed each category we feel has the best selection of albums from over the span of the year with the focus on the quality of the albums, not to be swayed by the big names that may just assume they have a place. Of course if your favourite is not nominated, you can still vote for it using the "write-in vote" to have your say about it.

This year we have nineteen genre categories as well as the other usuals for biggest surprise and letdown, etc. and of course our "drama of the year" to spice things up even further.

The voting is open for one month; it is time to make yourselves heard! Visit the Metal Storm Awards.

Metal Storm Staff
 
Posted: 01.02.2008 by Baz Anderson


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01.02.2008 - 18:01
MetalManic
Where was Swallow the Sun on these lists?
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01.02.2008 - 18:11
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by MetalManic on 01.02.2008 at 18:01

Where was Swallow the Sun on these lists?


Not good enough in our opinion
I am of the opinion that ALL ten nominees in the doom metal category are far superior to Swallow The Sun's album. Sorry to say, but that album is one of those albums that gets shoved down the trhroat of the metallistener by its record label cause it is so easliy marketable. Swallow The Sun is doom metal's equivalent of Sonic Syndicate.
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01.02.2008 - 19:32
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by Torelli on 01.02.2008 at 16:18

Good, then I have some time to sort out the albums, so I can judge fairly.


Someone buy this man a pizza for doing this the right way.
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01.02.2008 - 20:06
DreamWeaver
Written by Thryce on 01.02.2008 at 13:55

Written by Damnated on 01.02.2008 at 13:13

Sigh's Hangman's Hymn is not black metal. why did you include them in the best bm category?

So you could whine about it


Ahhh, priceless.
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01.02.2008 - 23:25
Spyroid
Rosetta Stoned
Written by BitterCOld on 01.02.2008 at 19:32

Written by Torelli on 01.02.2008 at 16:18

Good, then I have some time to sort out the albums, so I can judge fairly.


Someone buy this man a pizza for doing this the right way.


I'm actually checking all bands I haven't heard on myspace, just to be able to rate fairly in each cathegory
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02.02.2008 - 00:06
BitterCOld
Gringo
That is to be commended. We added the myspace links this year to hopefully encourage such behavior.
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02.02.2008 - 03:09
VileKyle
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I can't decide between Finntroll or Ensiferum
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02.02.2008 - 04:44
H-metal
Voting here!
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02.02.2008 - 05:56
HardSide
Eh...no alcest? I mean come on guys...

And I have to agree, you put the Sigh album in the wrong category.
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02.02.2008 - 11:10
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by HardSide on 02.02.2008 at 05:56

Eh...no alcest? I mean come on guys...




Alcest is there... in the best Debut category. Where else would you have expected it?
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02.02.2008 - 16:33
HardSide
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.02.2008 at 11:10

Written by HardSide on 02.02.2008 at 05:56

Eh...no alcest? I mean come on guys...




Alcest is there... in the best Debut category. Where else would you have expected it?


Though they released 2 albums, but seem's im wrong. Thanks marcel for the info.
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02.02.2008 - 16:37
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by HardSide on 02.02.2008 at 16:33

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 02.02.2008 at 11:10

Written by HardSide on 02.02.2008 at 05:56

Eh...no alcest? I mean come on guys...




Alcest is there... in the best Debut category. Where else would you have expected it?


Though they released 2 albums, but seem's im wrong. Thanks marcel for the info.


Actually this is Alcest's first full-length album, the release before this was an e.p.
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02.02.2008 - 19:23
enumaelis
I will vote for Freevil in the debut album.
Have you listened to them? Really fresh and original thrash metal
It was a big surprise for me this year
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02.02.2008 - 19:51
MetalManic
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.02.2008 at 18:11

Written by MetalManic on 01.02.2008 at 18:01

Where was Swallow the Sun on these lists?


Not good enough in our opinion
I am of the opinion that ALL ten nominees in the doom metal category are far superior to Swallow The Sun's album. Sorry to say, but that album is one of those albums that gets shoved down the trhroat of the metallistener by its record label cause it is so easliy marketable. Swallow The Sun is doom metal's equivalent of Sonic Syndicate.


I've trusted your judgement many times before. Why would I decide to stop now
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03.02.2008 - 15:03
VPeter
why is Primnordial in the folk metal selection? Primordial is progressive black metal and doesn't have any folk metal elements.
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03.02.2008 - 21:06
Dane Train
Beers & Kilts
Wow, I must be really conceded or something, almost all my votes were write-in, accept in Metalcore. And before anyone askes, NO I did not write in Dream Theater for best Progressive Metal album I wrote in something else.
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04.02.2008 - 07:18
DreamWeaver
Written by Dane Train on 03.02.2008 at 21:06

Wow, I must be really conceded or something, almost all my votes were write-in, accept in Metalcore. And before anyone askes, NO I did not write in Dream Theater for best Progressive Metal album I wrote in something else.


I'm assuming Sieges Even's Paramount.
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04.02.2008 - 09:46
Opium
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Written by Lucas on 01.02.2008 at 13:30

Written by Damnated on 01.02.2008 at 13:13

Sigh's Hangman's Hymn is not black metal. why did you include them in the best bm category?


It feels more Black than anything else, though it might technically not be Black.

Indeed, a modernized adaptation of BM, hence the avant-garde

To me, it's definitely BM, just on a different tangent which defies boundaries set by other contemporaries and pioneers alike. Their sound has enough similarities (in the albums within the years they are listed as BM) to that of other BM bands to be classified this way, at the same time.

EDIT: LOL! Heavy Metal is rather off, didn't realize this change I'd have left it as Black still...
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04.02.2008 - 20:11
Dane Train
Beers & Kilts
Written by DreamWeaver on 04.02.2008 at 07:18

Written by Dane Train on 03.02.2008 at 21:06

Wow, I must be really conceded or something, almost all my votes were write-in, accept in Metalcore. And before anyone askes, NO I did not write in Dream Theater for best Progressive Metal album I wrote in something else.


I'm assuming Sieges Even's Paramount.


Nope. The End is Begun by Three
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04.02.2008 - 20:39
Warman
Erotic Stains
Written by Dane Train on 04.02.2008 at 20:11

Nope. The End is Begun by Three

And you really like Systematic Chaos, or am I wrong? And may I ask, as a big Dream Theater fan, would I appreciate Three?
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04.02.2008 - 23:23
Dane Train
Beers & Kilts
Written by Warman on 04.02.2008 at 20:39

And you really like Systematic Chaos, or am I wrong? And may I ask, as a big Dream Theater fan, would I appreciate Three?


Oh yes, I really did enjoy Systematic Chaos, but looking at all the albums this year, which album truly defined what it means to be Progressive Metal more that any other, I felt that the album was The End is Begun.

In all honesty it is hard to say if you would like Three or not. When I heard some of their samples on their MySpace, I wasn't too impressed, Yet seeing them live, they blew me away. In fact, I enjoyed them far more than I did Porcupine Tree (whom they opened up for). I bought their newest album from them and fell in love with the band. I would highly recomened them, most people who like art/prog material dig them.
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05.02.2008 - 17:08
+{Jonas}+
I R Serious Cat
Hey I was checking MySpace and Kamelot sent a bulletin asking for support in the awards. What do the winners get anyway? A notification or something?
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10.02.2008 - 12:21
LeChron James
Helvetesfossen
recognition/eternal glory in the MS realm/a chance to victoriously reign in years to come/incentive to make more good music.
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11.02.2008 - 17:00
r3vers
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Nightwish could win video and album award this year.
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