List: Your Top Albums ov 2003 Revealed
The results are in for your fave albums from 2003. Get in and get mad about it here.
A few weeks ago 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.
As with most of the previous polls, there were some notable omissions from the final cut. Type O Negative, Vital Remains, Blut Aus Nord, and Aborted polled well on Disqus but were shunned on FB, while Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, Killing Joke, and Hammers Of Misfortune may have been in contention for a spot had they of polled on Disqus. This year also offered more imbalance than previous years, with the Disqus crowd’s love for Chimaira, Katatonia, and Machine Head not being anywhere near equally reciprocated over on FB. On a personal note, I’ve been pretty unrustled by the results from most years but having Children Of Bodom finish 6th on both polls over Psycroptic‘s technical death metal opus feels like some kind of personal attack and I think all of you are absolutely fucking with me in some kind of twisted form of cross-community collusion.
So here are your top records across platform for 2003
20. Chimaira – The Impossibility Of Reason
19. Edge Of Sanity – Crimson II
18. Windir – Likferd
17. King Diamond – The Puppet Master
16. Mithras – Worlds Beyond The Veil
15. Arch Enemy – Anthems Of Rebellion
14. Gojira – The Link
13. Spawn Of Possession – Cabinet
12. Nevermore – Enemies Of Reality
11. Akercocke – Choronzon
10. Katatonia – Viva Emptiness
9. Enslaved – Below The Lights
8. Psycroptic – Scepter Of The Ancients
7. Slough Feg – Traveller
6. Children Of Bodom – Hatecrew Deathroll
5. Strapping Young Lad – Strapping Young Lad
4. Nasum – Helvete
3. Lamb Of God – As The Palaces Burn
2. Sleep – Dopesmoker
1. Opeth – Damnation