GMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 1994

Nov 23, 2002
RYM album chart
RYM EP chart

please submit your lists by 11pm UTC on FEBRUARY 3rd.

(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!)
1. Queensrÿche - Promised Land
2. Fates Warning - Inside Out
3. King's X - Dogman
4. Dream Theater - Awake
5. Vauxdvihl - To Dimension Logic
6. Mayhem - De mysteriis dom Sathanas
7. Testament - Low
8. Helmet - Betty
9. Savatage - Handful of Rain
10. Chemical Breath - Values
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If they managed more than 30-something minutes it'd be at least #2 on my list. Shame they self-destructed and turned into a Depeche Mode thing.
Burzum, Darkthrone, and Incantation are three perfect albums. Easy top 3. Then I came up with about 20 more very good to great albums, and then about 7 or 8 more albums I'd still like to hear.
What I have listened to from this year. King's-X will be in the Top 3 along with Obituary and Machine Head and I have an excuse to check out that Infester album again. Burzum will be the default #1 so we should just do 2 through 10 tbh:

Megadeth - Youthanasia
Dream Theater - Awake
Testament - Low
Corrosion of Conformity - Deliverance
Slayer - Divine Intervention
Satyricon - The Shadowthrone
Obituary - World Demise
Machine Head - Burn My Eyes
Acid Bath - When the Kite String Pops
Bethlehem - Dark Metal
Enslaved - Frost
Mayhem - De mysteriis dom Sathanas
Cannibal Corpse - The Bleeding
Burzum - Hvis lyset tar oss
In Flames - Lunar Strain
Pantera - Far Beyond Driven
Darkthrone - Transilvanian Hunger
Black Sabbath - Cross Purposes
Dio - Strange Highways
Bolt Thrower - ...For Victory
King's X - Dogman
Aftermath - Eyes of Tomorrow
Incantation - Mortal Throne of Nazarene
Infectious Grooves - Groove Family Cyco
Infester - To the Depths, in Degradation
Pride & Glory - Pride & Glory
Satyricon - Dark Medieval Times
Virgin Steele - The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Part 1
Cryptopsy - Blasphemy Made Flesh
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