MS Awards 2015 - Staff Picks!!
|Written by:||D.T. Metal|
Every year, the Metal Storm Team puts together the Awards to allow you, our beloved users, to choose the absolute best albums of the previous year. And every year, you people screw it up so badly that we subsequently share with you our divine wisdom. Of course, even we happy few are not without our drama and shake-ups.
Though Melechesh, Deathhammer, and Chaos Echús comfortably eclipsed their fellows like an Eclipse-class Star Destroyer, Post and Sludge/Stoner saw support for nearly every nominee.
Marriages thoroughly obliterated their "competition," crushing the other nominees like a Haor Chall seismic tank in a surprisingly brutal takeover for such a non-brutal album. We spent less time deciding that one than George Lucas did writing dialogue for the prequel trilogy.
Symphonic, Folk, and Black alike fell into disarray; like the Imperial warlords during the Thrawn crisis, the other nominees were so divided amongst themselves (six, six, and seven albums, respectively, each receiving a single vote) that none could stand against the ultimate victors.
Meanwhile, we pitted Sigh and Dødheimsgard against each other viciously in Avant-garde, an interminably escalating conflict that made the Jedi Civil War look like a minor turf dispute in Taris's Lower City. Both sides made threats, promised vengeance, insulted each other's honor, agreed to a duel, showed up, chickened out, got ice cream, went home, posted nasty comments, got bored, fell asleep, and then woke up to find that somehow somebody had resolved the tie.
Iron Maiden and Magister Templi nearly faced the same fate in Heavy/Melodic, but cooler minds prevailed and brought imbalance to the votes.
After all that, the final chapter in the Metal Storm Awards 2015 has come to an end, and here are the 2015 picks from your MS Staff, Elites and Official Contributors. We hope you have enjoyed the journey. Me juuz ku, wermo.
2015 Metal Storm Staff Picks
Marriages - Salome
Ambient / Drone Metal
Echoes Of Yul - The Healing
Avantgarde / Experimental Metal
Sigh - Graveward
A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
Chaos Echús - Transient
Djent / Math Metal
SikTh - Opacities [EP]
Shape Of Despair - Monotony Fields
Extreme Doom Metal
Ahab - The Boats Of The Glen Carrig
Extreme Progressive Metal
Enslaved - In Times
Folk / Pagan / Viking Metal
Negură Bunget - Tău
Enshine - Singularity
Cloud Rat - Qliphoth
Clutch - Psychic Warfare
Hardcore / Metalcore / Deathcore
Anopheli - The Ache Of Want
Heavy / Melodic Metal
Magister Templi - Into Duat
Industrial / Cyber / Electronic Metal
Killing Joke - Pylon
Melodeath / Extreme Power / Gothenburg Metal
Sunless Rise - Unrevealed
Melodic Black Metal
Melechesh - Enki
Sannhet - Revisionist
Izah - Sistere
Gloryhammer - Space 1992: Rise Of The Chaos Wizards
Leprous - The Congregation
Sludge / Stoner Metal
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber - Exile
Leah - Kings & Queens
Deathhammer - Evil Power
Clandestine Cut Of The Year
Exgenesis - Aphotic Veil
Chaos Echús - Transient
So, and now that this year's Metal Storm Awards are a wrap, we hope that despite your displeasure that your favorite band was not nominated, you still were able to discovered some new tunes. Since this is what it's all about. Now, lets get back to the year 2016.
The Metal Storm Awards Team
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