List: Your Top Albums ov 2005 Revealed!
The results are in for your fave albums from 2005. 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 our previous polls there were some notable omissions which polled well on one platform but not on the other. This year it was Rotten Sound, Porcupine Tree, and Akercocke failed to make the final cut. And yes, I expanded the list to 30 albums (less maths, more music).
So here are your top records across platform for 2005
30. Darkspace – Dark Space II
29. Obituary- Frozen In Time
28. Arch Enemy – Doomsday Machine
27. Mournful Congregation – The Mondad Of Creation
26. Evoken – Antithesis Of Light
25. Candlemass – Candlemass
24. Hypocrisy – Virus
23. Stargazer – The Scream That Tore The Sky
21. !T.O.O.H! – Order And Punishment
20. Immolation – Harnessing Ruin
19. The Red Chord – Clients
18. Protest The Hero – Kezia
17. Municipal Waste – Harazardous Mutation
16. Primordial – The Gathering Wilderness
15. Chimaira – Chimaira
14. Between The Buried & Me – Alaska
13. Trivium – Ascendancy
12. Cephalic Carnage – Anomalies
11. The Black Dahlia Murder – Miasma
10. Kreator – Enemy Of God
9. Strapping Young Lad – Alien
8. Napalm Death – The Code Is Red…Long Live The Code
7. Meshuggah – Catch Thirty-Three
6. High On Fire – Blessed Black Wings
5. Nevermore – This Godless Endeavour
4. Opeth – Ghost Reveries
3. Nile – Annihilation Of The Wicked
2. Gojira – From Mars To Sirius
1. Bolt Thrower – Those Once Loyal