GMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 1987

Nov 23, 2002
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RYM album chart
RYM EP chart

please submit your lists by 11pm UTC on APRIL 14th.

(reminder of the rules:
- please submit at least 5 releases.
- first place in your rankings gets 10 points, 2nd gets 9, etcetc, 10th gets 1.
- feel free to post more than 10, but only the top 10 will get points.
- feel free to post less than 10, the same scoring will apply.
- feel free not to rank your picks, in which case all ten picks will get 5.5 points.
- if you're so much of a dick that you have to post more than 10 unranked picks, i'll work out the mathS. basically there's no way you can sabotage this so fuck you!)
 
Damn, the first page of the RYM chart looks like it has at least ten good albums on it alone.
 
Quite honestly, one of the best years of my life. I was 18 and had a smoking hot girlfriend at the time, who loved metal just as much as I did.
This brought back some killer fukin' memories...

1) Voivod - Killing Technology
2) King Diamond - Abigail
3) The Accused - More Fun Than An Open Casket Funeral
4) Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
5) Death - Scream Bloody Gore
6) D.R.I. - Crossover
7) Armored Saint - Raising Fear
8) Sacrifice - Forward To Termination
9) Napalm Death - Scum
10) Dio - Dream Evil
 
1. Sodom - Persecution Mania
2. Motorhead - Rock N' Roll
3. The Accused - More Fun Than an Open Casket Funeral
4. Razor - Custom Killing
5. Sepultura - Schizophrenia
6. Agnostic Front - Liberty and Justice
7. Destruction - Release from Agony
8. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
9. D.R.I. - Crossover
10. Wehrmacht - Shark Attack

Maybe change some stuff up later. Way too many honorable mentions
 
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Nice to do a classic year again. Top 4 are all-time favourites.

1. Sarcófago - I.N.R.I
2. Bathory - Under the Sign of the Black Mark
3. Infernäl Mäjesty - None Shall Defy
4. Dream Death - Journey Into Mystery
5. Poison - Into the Abyss
6. Necrophagia - Season of the Dead
7. Slaughter - Strappado
8. Dark Quarterer - Dark Quarterer
9. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
10. Voivod - Killing Technology
 
Fucking glorious year.

1. Sodom - Persecution Mania
2. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
3. Sepultura - Schizophrenia
4. Necrophagia - Season of the Dead
5. Candlemass - Nightfall
6. Dream Death - Journey Into Mystery
7. Sarcofago - INRI
8. Infernal Majesty - None Shall Defy
9. King Diamond - Abigail
10. Running Wild - Under Jolly Roger

Tons of honorable mention stuff. Necrophagia may be so high because I'm feeling sentimental over Killjoy's death.
 
Looks like I'll be blasting thrash non-stop for a month
 
Ranking these... is going to take some work

1) Death - Scream Bloody Gore
2) Paradox - Product of Imagination
3) Artillery - Terror Squad
4) Mekong Delta - Mekong Delta
5) Target - Mission Executed
6) Sacred Reich - Ignorance
7) Nasty Savage - Indulgence
8) Sacrifice - Forward to Termination
9) Voivod - Killing Technology
10) Anthrax - Among the Living
Heathen - Breaking the Silence
D.R.I. - Crossover
Testament - The Legacy
Wehrmacht - Shark Attack
Infernäl Mäjesty - None Shall Defy
Sepultura - Schizophrenia
Coroner - R.I.P.
Dio - Dream Evil
 
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Fuck yeah

1. Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King
2. Destruction - Release From Agony
3. Voivod - Killing Technology
4. Dio - Dream Evil
5. Trouble - Run to the Light
6. Nasty Savage - Indulgence
7. Mekong Delta - Mekong Delta
8. Infernäl Mäjesty - None Shall Defy
9. Dream Death - Journey Into Mystery
10. Testament - The Legacy
Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys Part I
Grim Reaper - Rock You to Hell
King Diamond - Abigail
Artillery - Terror Squad
Holy Terror - Terror and Submission

Turbo - Ostatni wojownik
Sanctuary - Refuge Denied
Candlemass - Nightfall
Living Death - Protected From Reality
Sacred Oath - A Crystal Vision
Rage - Execution Guaranteed
Necronomicon - Apocalyptic Nightmare
Tempter - Lamentations
Exodus - Pleasures of the Flesh
Messiah - Extreme Cold Weather
Mayhem - Deathcrush
Deliverance - Devils Meat
Liege Lord - Burn to My Touch
Mind Over Four - Out Here
Defender - City Ad Mortis
Juggernaut - Trouble Within
The Answer - Demo
DBC - Dead Brain Cells
Spectral Incursion - Spectral Incursion
Coroner - R.I.P.
Shok Paris - Steel and Starlight
Stash - Demo
Sarcófago - I.N.R.I.
Lååz Rockit - Know Your Enemy
Tyrant's Reign - Year of the Tyrants
Running Wild - Under Jolly Roger
Celtic Frost - Into the Pandemonium
Mortox - Stormbells
Dark Quarterer - Dark Quarterer
Genghis Khan - Genghis Khan
Satan - Suspended Sentence
Death - Scream Bloody Gore
Armored Saint - Raising Fear
Target - Mission Executed
Mission of Christ - Silence in Grave
Pentagram - Day of Reckoning
Heathen - Breaking the Silence
Tension - Tension
H.A.V.O.C. - Children of the Overlord!
Angel Witch - Psychopathic
Alchemist - Eternal Wedlock
Ice Age - General Alert
Necrovore - Divus de mortuus
Mutilator - Omens of a Dark Fate
TNT - Tell No Tales
Overkill - Taking Over
Pretty Maids - Future World
Slaughter - Strappado
Salem - The Sleep of Reason
Sodom - Expurse of Sodomy
Montez - Demo
Deathwish - At the Edge of Damnation
Assault - Survival in the Street
Wrath - Nothing to Fear
Amebix - Monolith
Emetic Leprosy - Demo '87
Formicide - Demo I
Xandril - The Vision
Assalant - The Damage is Done
Ground Zero - Gate of Death
Pedifile - Round 2
Azagthoth - Shredded Flesh
Chastain - The 7th of Never
Desmatron - Theological Void
Legioned Marcher - Demo
Sabbat - Blood for the Blood God
Leviathan - Legions of the Undead
Severe Warning - Death to False Metal

Actually fuck no. I hate that I have to exclude so many albums from the top 10. At least with other years of the 80s there are usually a few obviously-best albums and then a light slope from there, but even Savatage I'm rethinking and will need to hear again to see if it still deserves the top spot. Will edit and expand for maximum autism later.

EDIT: Put up all my RYM stuff down to 3 stars. The name Emetic Leprosy doesn't even ring a bell so that one I have to revisit.
 
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If Heathen isn't in your top 10 this year, you're a nignog
Voivod, Holy Terror, Sacrifice, Holy Moses, Toxik, Nasty Savage, Vendetta, Artillery, etc. all released better albums this year when it comes to thrash. It's not that controversial to leave Heathen out.
 
1. Anthrax - Among the Living
2. Destruction - Release From Agony
3. Coroner - R.I.P.
4. Metallica - Garage Days Re-Revisited
5. Napalm Death - Scum
6. Voivod - Killing Technology
7. Death - Scream Bloody Gore
8. Melvins - Gluey Porch Treatments
9. Kreator - Terrible Certainty
10. Manowar - Fighting the World