List: Your Top Albums ov 2006 Revealed!


The results are in for your fave albums from 2006. 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. Arsis fared well on Disqus but failed to get a nomination on Facebook, whereas Iron Maiden, The Faceless, Hammers Of Misfortune, and The Sword went well on Facebook but were completely shunned on Disqus. As with 2007, I’ve had to scale this up yet again, this time from a Top 20 to a Top 25. This was due to the sheer number of ties, and I’d rather just add 5 spots than do more fucking maths.

So here are your top records across platform for 2006

25. Ihsahn – The Adversary

24. Melechesh – Emissaries

23. siKth – Death Of A Dead Day

22. Slayer – Christ Illusion


21. Pagan Altar – Mythical & Magical

20. Spawn Of Possession – Noctambulant

19. Insomnium – Above The Weeping World

18. Strapping Young Lad – The New Black

17. Gorod – Leading Vision

16. Isis – In The Absence Of Truth

15. Russian Circles – Enter

14. Katatonia – The Great Cold Distance

13. Anata – The Conductor’s Departure

12. Negură Bunget – Om

11. Summoning – Oath Bound

10. Blind Guardian – A Twist In The Myth

9. Cult Of Luna – Somewhere Along The Highway

8. Napalm Death – Smear Campaign

7. Lamb Of God – Sacrament

6. Ahab – Call Of The Wretched Sea

5. Celtic Frost – Monotheist

4. Wolves In The Throne Room – Diadem Of 12 Stars

3. Agalloch – Ashes Against The Grain

2. Amon Amarth – With Oden On Our Side

1. Mastodon – Blood Mountain

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