Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

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Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

Postby i0th2 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:27 am

With the Forum being so quiet these days not sure how much uptake we'll get on this but we'll give getting a forum Album of the Year 2020 a go.

Two rounds:

1st Round - Nominate 10 studio albums released in 2020 (no reissues, live albums, compilations etc) to make the shortlist (the order of your 10 albums doesn't matter at this stage)

2nd Round - Select a top 5 from the most nominated albums in round 1 (higher placing in this will give more points)

Round 1 is OPEN NOW until the end of 17th January (week on Sunday). No restrictions on genres but if you stick to metal your nominations are more likely to make the cut (for instance, I really like Sparks' A Steady Drip, Drip, Drip but I'm not putting it in my top 10 as I wouldn't expect it to get much traction).

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Re: Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

Postby i0th2 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:31 am

My 10 then:

Brothers of Metal - Emblas Saga
Countless Skies - Glow
Dark Tranquillity - Moment
Demons & Wizards - III
Long Distance Calling - How Do We Want To Live?
Majestica - A Christmas Carol
Nightwish - Human. :||: Nature.
Poppy - I Disagree
Unleash the Archers - Abyss
Ward XVI - Metamorphosis

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Re: Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

Postby Drachenfells1 » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:50 am

Mine

Lord of the lost - swan songs 3
Avatar - Hunter gather
Alestorm - curse of the Crystal Coconut
Not my god - Not my god
Smashing Pumkins Cyr
Fish - Weltshmerz
Soul Asylum - hurry up and wait
Night Flight Orchestra - Aromatic
Ye Banished Privateers - Hostis Humani Generis
Demons and Wizards - iii

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Re: Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

Postby Czech's Mate » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:21 pm

Top albums in no particular order other than Utgard which wins the AOY by a country mile

Enslaved - UItgard - (AOY)
Old Corpse Road - On Ghastly shores lays the wreckage of our lore
Katatonia - City Burials
Svalbard - When I die will I get better
Solstafir - Endless Twilight of Codependent love
Ensiferum - Thalassic
Winterfylleth - The reckoning dawn
The Ocean - Phanerozoic II
Paradise Lost - Obsidian
Sojourner - Premonitions

Oh and as for disappointments -
Nightwish :II: Human Nature - Not a bad album, just nowhere near as good as I was hoping for
Ozzy Osbourne - Ordinary Man - Didn't work for me at all....(definitely time to retire)
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Re: Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

Postby Ghost » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:13 pm

Fires in the Distance - Echoes from deep November
Faceless Burial - Speciation
Benighted - Obscene Repressed
Necrowretch - The Ones from Hell
Dark Fortress - Spectres from the old world
Video Nasties - Dominion
Draconian - Under a Godless Veil
Plague Years - Circle of Darkness
Xibalba - Anos En Infierno
Lik - Misanthropic Breed
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Re: Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

Postby gavdann » Tue Jan 05, 2021 4:58 pm

Here's mine in no particular order. It's almost the same as my most recent list in the 2020 albums thread, except in the end I switched out Blasphemer for Ulcerate...

Ulcerate - Stare Into Death And Be Still
Bütcher - 666 Goats Carry My Chariot
Dark Fortress - Spectres From The Old World
Graceless - Where Vultures Know Your Name
Midnight - Rebirth By Blasphemy
Vredehammer - Viperous
Hellripper - Affair of the Poisons
Panzerfaust - The Suns of Perdition - Chapter 2: Render Unto Eden
Necrophobic - Dawn of the Damned
Draconian - Under a Godless Veil

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Re: Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

Postby gazsetsfire » Tue Jan 05, 2021 7:36 pm

Ensiferum - Thalassic
Benediction - Scriptures
Dark Tranquillity- moment
Sodomisery- The Great Demise
Armored saint - Punching the Sky
Alestorm - Curse of the Crystal Coconut
Falconer - From a Dying Ember
Vandenberg - 2020
Necrophobic - Dawn of the Damned
Enslaved - Utgard

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Re: Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

Postby Powerslave » Tue Jan 05, 2021 10:55 pm

Delain - Apocalypse & Chill
DGM - Tragic Separation
Distant Dream - Point of View
Katatonia - City Burials
Killer Be Killed - Reluctant Hero
Lamb of God - Lamb of God
Lost Society - No Absolution
Nightmare - Aeternam
Serenity - The Last Knight
Trivium - What the Dead Men Say

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Re: Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

Postby Skippy » Tue Jan 05, 2021 11:05 pm

Ayreon - Transitus
Caligula's Horse - Rise Radiant
Crippled Black Phoenix - Ellengaest
Emma Ruth Rundle and Thou - May Our Chambers be Full
Green Carnation - Leaves of Yesteryear
Kataonia - City Burials
Pain of Salvation - Panther
Paradise Lost - Obsidian
Psychotic Waltz - The God Shaped Void
The Ocean - Phanerozoic II
BANDS I LIKE FOR BLOODSTOCK!!!

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Re: Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

Postby Haldamir319 » Thu Jan 07, 2021 8:54 am

Not that much metal, so I don't expect any/many to go through, but here's my top 10 from the 515 albums I managed to listen to.

Ghost Toast - Shape Without Form
Oded Tzur - Here Be Dragons
Rezn - Chaotic Divine
Howling Giant / Sergeant Thunderhoof - Turned to Stone Chapter 2: Masamune & Murumasa
Kadavar - The Isolation Tapes
Haken - Virus
Kooba Tercu - Proto Tekno
JG Thirlwell & Simon Steensland - Oscillospira
Alestorm - Curse of the Crystal Coconut
Svalbard - When I Die, Will I Get Better?
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Re: Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

Postby cheesemason » Thu Jan 07, 2021 1:32 pm

Just five from me

Enslaved - Utgard
Paradise Lost - Obsidian
Solstafir - Endless Twilight of Codependent Love
Oceans of Slumber - Oceans of Slumber
Draconian - Under A Godless Veil

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Re: Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

Postby Black Wizard » Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:23 pm

Brothers of Metal - Emblas Saga
Testament - Titans of Creation
Ensiferum - Thalassic
Onslaught - Generation Antichrist
Heathen - Empire of the Blind
Mors Principium Est - Seven
Countless Skies - Glow
Dark Tranquility - Moment
Warbringer - Weapons of Tomorrow
Seven Spires - Emerald Seas

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Re: Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

Postby Soze » Fri Jan 08, 2021 7:39 pm

Enslaved - Utgard
Solstafir - Endless Twilight of Codependent Love
Butcher - 666 Goats Carry My Chariot
Finntroll - Vredesvävd
Sepultura - Quadra
Anaal Nathrakh - Endarkenmet
Ensiferum - Thalassic
Sacred Outcry - Damned For All Time
Alestorm - Curse of the Crystal Coconut
Wayfarer - A Romance With Violence

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Re: Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

Postby metaldinosaur » Sun Jan 10, 2021 2:41 am

Just 8 from me.

Imperial Triumphant: Alphaville
Demons and Wizards: iii
Cirith Ungol: forever black
Hellripper: The affair of the poisons
Paradise lost: obsidian
Enslaved: utgard
Code Orange: underneath (not a joke, I liked it)
My dying bride: Ghosts of Orion
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Re: Bloodstock Forum Album of the Year 2020

Postby Cassius » Mon Jan 11, 2021 12:29 pm

Below is my 2020 top 10 but Danheim are not a metal band so can replace that if its just metal you are after.

Scarab - Martyrs of the Storm
Warbringer - Weapons of Tomorrow
Danheim - Skapanir
Verikalpa - Tuoppitanssi
Finntroll - Vredesvävd
Necrot - Mortal
Sodom - Genesis XIX
Auðn -Vökudraumsins fangi
Akhlys - Melinoë
Winterfylleth - The Reckoning Dawn