GMD Poll: Top Ten Albums of 2005

Nov 23, 2002
RYM album chart
RYM EP chart

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

sorry, no 1990 yet! all praise the RNG master our lord and savior in these dark times.

i'll try to actually stick to the deadline this time lol.

(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!)
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you just post a top 10 and they're all counted up at the deadline. i've added the rules into the original post.

and yeah i get why some folks may want me to disqualify people who aren't regulars, but i don't want to discourage genuine new users from participating due to paranoia about alts either. if anyone has an idea about making a rule about this i'm all ears. i did DQ that one new user who was behaving like a bot in one of the early threads lol
i did DQ that one new user who was behaving like a bot in one of the early threads lol
... who was that?

I say you either do what Crim did and add a minimum post requirement, or just include people that are genuinely part of the community here since you know, this is a community poll/thread after all no? But hey it's your thread so do what you want.
This should be interesting. I already know that Kamelot, Opeth, Nile and Galneryus are a lock for me this year but I'll definitely have to listen to some stuff again.
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... i need to refresh me memory wiht that one. The only ones i own and am very familiar with are The Deluge, Crystal Logic, Mystification, Open the Gates and Mysterium. And i have a live album or two that i got as freebies from Hells Headbangers
yup, like this. My #1 pick for this year

Two all-time faves this year, though things drop pretty rapidly. Much better than 2006 through 2009 at least.

EDIT: I have few enough ratings that I can go all the way to my 0.5 stars on RYM

1. Othyrworld - Beyond Into the Night of Day
2. !T.O.O.H.! - Order and Punishment
3. Adramelch - Broken History
4. Bruce Dickinson - Tyranny of Souls
5. System of a Down - Mezmerize
6. Slough Feg - Atavism
7. Hieronymus Bosch - Artificial Emotions
8. Heathen - 2005 Demo
9. Forsaken - Dominaeon
10. Crimson Massacre - The Luster of Pandemonium
Judas Priest - Angel of Retribution
Confessor - Unraveled
StarGazer - The Scream That Tore the Sky
Meshuggah - Catch Thirtythree
Demons & Wizards - Touched by the Crimson King
Deceased... - As the Weird Travel On
System of a Down - Hypnotize
Avenged Sevenfold - City of Evil
Beyond Twilight - Section X
Corrosion of Conformity - In the Arms of God
Nuclear Assault - Third World Genocide
Disturbed - Ten Thousand Fists
Masterplan - Aeronautics
Orthrelm - OV
Overkill - ReliXIV
The Gault - Even as All Before Us
Avian - From the Depths of Time
Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor
Flotsam and Jetsam - Dreams of Death
Akercocke - Words That Go Unspoken, Deeds That Go Undone
Gamma Ray - Majestic (everything from this point and below is stuff I have pretty much no desire to ever hear again)
Kreator - Enemy of God
Communic - Conspiracy in Mind
Sieges Even - The Art of Navigating by the Stars
Frantic Bleep - The Sense Apparatus
Blastcorps - Glorified
Shadow Gallery - Room V
Dream Theater - Octavarium
Exodus - Shovel Headed Kill Machine
Municipal Waste - Hazardous Mutation
The Mob - The Mob
Primal Fear - Seven Seals
Zero Hour - A Fragile Mind
Grave Digger - The Last Supper
Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force ‎ - Unleash the Fury
Redemption - The Fullness of Time
Helloween - Keeper of the Seven Keys: The Legacy
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1) Dream Theater - Octavarium
2) P.H.O.B.O.S. - Tectonics
3) Hyades - Abuse Your Illusions
4) Municipal Waste - Hazardous Mutation
5) Hexen - Heal a Million... Kill a Million
6) Arsis - A Diamond for Disease
7) Deceased - As the Weird Travel On
8) Avenger of Blood - Complete Annihilation
9) Obituary - Frozen in Time
10) Massakre - Crematorium

Extol - The Blueprint Dives
Russell Allen - Atomic Soul
Insane - Wait and Pray
Gama Bomb - Survival of the Fastest
Toxic Holocaust - Hell on Earth
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I can't list this since I don't own it but this rules. I forget who posted it first or recommended it but hail to them.