List: Your Top Albums ov 1996 Revealed


The results are in for your fave albums from 1996. Get in and get mad about it here.

Late last year we decided to take a look back at the years before the site existed to see what you flushers deemed to be the top metal albums from that accursed time. Starting with 2013, we polled across both the Toilet ov Hell Social Club and through Disqus, which led to some fairly similar results overall with a few albums only making an appearance on one of the forums. However, using an advanced technique I’ve dubbed Social Media Ranking Tyranny (SMRT), the discrepancies between the two have been ironed-out and a definitive ‘best of’ list has been extrapolated.

Why didn’t we just use the results from one platform?
I started this in our fb group for a bit of fun, not thinking it would evolve into blog content. Mainly though, it’s due to a reasonable proportion of our community using fb but not disqus, while some use disqus but not fb.

Why didn’t we just tally the total number of votes?
A fair number of people also use both platforms, so if we used this method the results would skew harder towards their faves as they’d effectively have had double the votes relative to others.

So in the end we had to devise a fairer system which relied predominantly on a ranked average position across both lists. Make sure you shit your pants over it though, it’s very important stuff.


So here are your top records across platform for 1996

30. Aura Noir – Black Thrash Attack

29. Dawn – Sorgh på Svarte Vingar Fløgh

28. Asphyx – Embrace The Death

27. Arcturus – Aspera Hiems Symfonia

26. Nevermore – The Politics Of Ecstasy

25. Iced Earth – The Dark Saga

24. Blut Aus Nord – Memoria Vetusta I – Fathers of the Icy Age

23. My Dying Bride – Like Gods Of The Sun

22. Rotting Christ – Triarchy Of The Lost Lovers

21. Amorphis – Elegy

20. Sacramentum – Far Away From The Sun

19. Hypocrisy – Abducted

18. Cradle Of Filth – Dusk…And Her Embrace

17. Immolation – Here In After

16. Godflesh – Songs Of Love And Hate

15. Cannibal Corpse – Vile

14. Ulver – Kveldssanger

13. Eyehategod – Dopesick

12. Acid Bath – Pagan Terrorism Tactics

11. Opeth – Morningrise

10. Edge Of Sanity – Crimson

9. Katatonia – Brave Murder Day

8. Rage Against The Machine – Evil Empire

7. Sepultura – Roots

6. Tool – Ænima

5. Neurosis – Through Silver In Blood

4. In Flames – The Jester Race

3. Pantera – The Great Southern Trendkill

2. Type O Negative – October Rust

1. Cryptopsy – None So Vile


Check out the results from 1997-2013 here

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