List: Your Top Albums ov 1997 Revealed


The results are in for your fave albums from 1997. 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.

Now look, I’ve been pretty chill with the results from almost every previous poll and I dunno what happened over New Years but this year’s list got me cranky as hell. The order is all wrong and some of these picks are just disgusting. Give yourselves a fucken uppercut and take a long look in the mirror etc. My only solace is that it could have been worse if the Disqus crew had their way and got Incubus in at number 4.

So here are your top records across platform for 1997

30. Limbonic Art – In Abhorrence Dementia

29. Esoteric – The Pernicious Enigma

28. Sacramentum – The Coming Of Chaos

27. Bruce Dickinson – Accident Of Birth

26. Borknagar – The Olden Domain

25. Assück – Misery Index

24. Testament – Demonic

23. Deicide – Serpents Of The Light

22. Arcturus – La Masquerade Infernale

22. Rotting Christ – A Dead Poem

21. Orange Goblin – Frequencies From Planet Ten

20. Children Of Bodom – Something Wild

19. Judas Priest – Jugulator

18. Devin Townsend – Ocean Machine: Biomech

17. Machine Head – The More Things Change

16. Vader – Black To The Blind

15. Primus – Brown Album

14. Iced Earth – Days Of Purgatory

13. Symphony X – The Divine Wings Of Tragedy

12. Electric Wizard – Come My Fanatics

11. Absu – The Third Storm Of Cythraul

10. Immortal – Blizzard Beasts

9. Enslaved – Eld

8. Summoning – Dol Goldur

7. Rammstein – Sehnsucht

6. Faith No More – Album Of The Year

5. In Flames – Whoracle

4. Ulver – Nattens Madrigal

3. Deftones – Around The Fur

2. Strapping Young Lad – City

1. Emperor – Anthems To The Welkin At Dusk


Check out the results from 1998-2013 here

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