GMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 1999

Putting this here as I do my RYM list for 1999:

1. The Lord Weird Slough Feg - Twilight of the Idols
2. Twisted Tower Dire - The Curse of Twisted Tower
3. Doomsword - Doomsword
4. Gothic Knights - Kingdom of the Knights
5. Graveland - Immortal Pride
6. Darkthrone - Ravishing Grimness
7. Mortician - Chainsaw Dismemberment
8. Immolation - Failures for Gods
9. Cannibal Corpse - Bloodthirst
10. Control Denied - The Fragile Art of Existence


Cutthroat - Rape Rape Rape
Furthest Shore - Chronicles of Hethenesse Book 1: The Shadow Descends
Warhammer - Deathchrist
Drawn and Quartered - To Kill is Human
Candlemass - From the 13th Sun
Penance - Proving Ground
Hellstorm - Fucking Bleed
Virgin Steele - The House of Atreus: Act I
Domine - Dragonlord (Tales of the Noble Steel)
Warning - The Strength to Dream
Deeds of Flesh - Path of the Weakening
Yearning - Plaintive Scenes
Conqueror - War Cult Supremacy
F.K.Ü. - Metal Moshing Mad
Blood - Gas . Flames . Bones
Malignancy - Intrauterine Cannibalism
Pentagram - Review Your Choices
Dekapitator - We Will Destroy... You Will Obey!!!
Disgorge - She Lay Gutted

Black metal songs are on average much better than black metal albums.

True af.

1. Gothic Knights - Kingdom of the Knights

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=4) Twilight of the Idols by Slough Feg
On a horse black, the dark lord takes to flight...


"Twilight of the Idols > Traveller and Down Among the Deadmen" - @Vilden

"Twilight of the Idols is an amazing album. Highlander is one of my favorite songs by them." - Guthrum

"Twilight of the Idols is my least favorite by them, but there's still a lot of good stuff in that album. 7/10" - @MoSeN

"Twilight of the Idols is kind of a weird album for me. I can hear the echoes of what Slough Feg was going to sound like later in songs like this and Highlander but, to me, this still sounds like they are trying to find their sound. Still, though, this song is awesome. "
- @Master_Yoda77

Chosen by:
Krow (#1)

Hamburger Boy (#2)
Talos of Atmora (#3)
rms (#4)
Omni (#9)



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In a way I'm glad I didn't get a chance to cast my votes on this year. 1999 was a year in which heavy metal in was in a terrible state.

Clearly there are exceptions here though.
Yeah that's bullshit. Heavy metal was arguably in a terrible state in terms of the mainstream music industry, but the underground always has tons of great stuff regardless of the year. Often people attribute what is true of their own music collection to the year itself. There are no weak years, only weak collections.

I had a retarded amount of Honourable Mentions for this year.
Music from around that time just shits me in general tbh. It was painful watching band after band trying to remain relevant by completely bastardizing their sound & adding shitty nu-metal, br00tal gimmicks to their sound.
I had a retarded amount of Honourable Mentions for this year.

You're right and I think you should break that list down to a top 10 HM then make another list of HM's that didn't make the HM top10
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True that. Guess it just angers me less cause I wasn't alive back then to see it happen.
You're right and I think you should break that list down to a top 10 HM then make another list of HM's that didn't make the HM top10

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Also surprised to see Necrophagist's debut didn't make CiG's list.

I've heard a few songs by Necrophagist in the past, but I've never been much of a big tech-death guy in the first place. Only really since joining this site have I grown interest in that area. What makes you think I would have anything by the band in my top 10 lists?
I know what you mean, tech death can get a bit tiresome after a while. I went through a tech-death phase a few years ago, but these days I can't listen to much of it. As far as that whole subgenre goes, I'd probs place Necrophagist near the top of the pile.
Personally I got tired of it. Just didn't stick with me as I got older. I'm also not a big fan of metal albums that have really crisp/clean production (of which there are plenty of tech-death albums). The whole aesthetic of tech-death just seems to be "look how awesome this riffage is" or "look, were playing in 15/6!!"
Yeah, I find it's the case with many genres that there is a top layer of cream bands that do the genre in a really interesting and/or original way and then much of what's beneath them are doing the genre in a clinical way where they just go through the list of genre elements but don't add much to it.
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Great summary. And that's a feeling I get when listening to a fair chunk of TDM bands.
Out of every year we've done, I found 1999 to be the weakest year BY FAR

1. Sodom - Code Red

2. Control Denied - The Fragile Art of Existence

3. Terror Squad - The Wild Stream of Eternal Sin

4. Usurper - Usurper ll: Skeletal Season

5. Amorbital - Invidia

6. Chastisement - ...But Lost We Are

7. Dekapitator - We Will Destroy... You Will Obey!!!

8. Deathwitch - Monumental Mutilations

9. Angelcorpse - The Inexorable

10. Fatal Embrace - The Ultimate Aggression

James Murphy - Feeding the Machine
Amon Amarth - The Avenger
Mercyful Fate - 9
Invasion - Conquered
Torture Squad - Asylum of Shadows
Monstrosity - In Dark Purity