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Topic: MMA Best of Year 2017 Results
Posted By: adg211288
Subject: MMA Best of Year 2017 Results
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 3:14am
Metal Music Archives Best of Year 2017

#100 - #76

There are too many ties this far down the list to present them evenly with cover art, so have just listed them:

#98: Wind Rose - Stonehymn (44 Points)
#98: Völur - Ancestors (44 Points)
#98: Toxik - Breaking Class (44 Points)
#98: The White Swan - The White (44 Points)
#98: Schammasch - The Maldoror Chants: Hermaphrodite (44 Points)
#98: Rage - Seasons of the Black (44 Points)
#98: Inside The Sound - Wizard’s Eyes (44 Points)
#98: Fleshkiller - Awaken (44 Points)
#98: Amenra – Mass VI (44 Points)
#96: Sinister - Syncretism (45 Points)
#96: Pallbearer - Heartless (45 Points)
#91: This Misery Garden - Hyperstitious (47 Points)
#91: Satyricon - Deep Calleth Upon Deep (47 Points)
#91: Rock Goddess - It's More Than Rock and Roll (47 Points)
#91: Earth Electric - Vol 1: Solar (47 Points)
#91: Abigor / Nightbringer / Thy Darkened Shade / Mortuus - Abigor / Nightbringer / Thy Darkened Shade / Mortuus (47 Points)
#88: DragonForce - Reaching Into Infinity (49 Points)
#88: Burning Witches - Burning Witches (49 Points)
#88: Artificial Brain - Infrared Horizon (49 Points)
#82: Xibalba - Diablo, Con Amor...Adios (50 Points)
#82: Soen - Lykaia (50 Points)
#82: Leprous - Malina (50 Points)
#82: Dyscarnate - With All Their Might (50 Points)
#82: Destructor - Decibel Casualties (50 Points)
#82: Brothers of Metal - Prophecy of Ragnarök (50 Points)
#78: N.A.M.E. - … You Are Mostly Nowhere (55 Points)
#78: Mors Principium Est - Embers of a Dying World (55 Points)
#78: Havok - Conformicide (55 Points)
#78: Bell Witch - Mirror Reaper (55 Points)
#77: Adagio - Life (56 Points)
#76: Jag Panzer - The Deviant Chord (57 Points)

#75 - #51

#75 (58 Points)

#74 (59 Points)

#70 (60 Points)

#70 (60 Points)

#70 (60 Points)


Body Count - Body Count

(Crossover Thrash)


Temple of Void - Lords of Death

(Death Metal)


Galactic Cowboys - Long Way Back to the Moon

(Alternative Metal)


Ex Eye - Ex Eye

(Avant-Garde Metal)


Emptiness - Not for Music

(Avant-Garde Metal)

#70 (60 Points)

#69 (64 Points)

#63 (70 Points)

#63 (70 Points)

#63 (70 Points)


Czar - Life is No Way to Treat an Animal

(Mathcore)


The Lurking Fear - Out of the Voiceless Grave

(Death Metal)


Weregoat - Pestilential Rites of Infernal Fornication

(War Metal)


Vallenfyre - Fear Those Who Fear Him

(Death Metal)


Piggy - Porcogore

(Pornogrind)

#63 (70 Points)

#63 (70 Points)

#63 (70 Points)

#62 (71 Points)

#60 (72 Points)


Full of Hell - Trumpeting Ecstasy

(Grindcore)


Ensiferum - Two Paths

(Folk Metal)


Earth Witch - Out of the Shallow

(Stoner Metal)


Nokturnal Mortum - Істина

(Folk Metal)


Mastodon - Emperor of Sand

(Progressive Metal)

#60 (72 Points)

#59 (73 Points)

#57 (74 Points)

#57 (74 Points)

#56 (78 Points)


Lorn - Arrayed Claws

(Black Metal)


Septicflesh - Codex Omega

(Death Metal)


Sorcerer - The Crowning of the Fire King

(Doom Metal)


Alestorm - No Grave but the Sea

(Folk Metal)


Cannibal Corpse - Red Before Black

(Death Metal)

#54 (83 Points)

#54 (83 Points)

#52 (85 Points)

#52 (85 Points)

#51 (86 Points)


Diablo Swing Orchestra - Pacifisticuffs

(Avant-Garde Metal)


Avatarium - Hurricanes and Halos

(Heavy Psych)


Krallice - Go Be Forgotten

(Black Metal)


Bloodbound - War of Dragons

(Power Metal)


Madrost - The Essence of Time Matches No Flesh

(Technical Thrash Metal)


#50 - #26

#50 (88 Points)

#49 (89 Points)

#48 (95 Points)

#45 (96 Points)

#45 (96 Points)


Pryapisme - Diabolicus Felinae Pandemonium

(Avant-Garde Metal)


Caligula's Horse - In Contact

(Progressive Metal)


Serenity - Lionheart

(Power Metal)


Dying Fetus - Wrong One to Fuck With

(Brutal Death Metal)


Wolves in the Throne Room - Thrice Woven

(Atmospheric Black Metal)

#45 (96 Points)

#43 (99 Points)

#43 (99 Points)

#42 (100 Points)

#41 (101 Points)


Vandroya - Beyond the Human Mind

(Power Metal)


Locust Leaves - A Subtler Kind of Light

(Progressive Metal)


Elvenking - Secrets of the Magick Grimoire

(Folk Metal)


Jute Gyte - Oviri

(Avant-Garde Metal)


Chelsea Wolfe - Hiss Spun

(Doom Metal)

#39 (105 Points)

#39 (105 Points)

#38 (106 Points)

#36 (108 Points)

#36 (108 Points)


Seven Kingdoms - Decennium

(Power Metal)


Marty Friedman - Wall of Sound

(Progressive Metal)


Wode - Servants of the Countercosmos

(Black Metal)


Suffocation - ...Of the Dark Light

(Brutal Death Metal)


Porky Vagina - Astroschwein

(Pornogrind)

#35 (109 Points)

#34 (110 Points)

#33 (111 Points)

#31 (114 Points)

#31 (114 Points)


Ruby the Hatchet - Planetary Space Child

(Heavy Psych)


Night Viper - Exterminator

(Heavy Metal)


Genocide Generator - III

(Grindcore)


Pillorian - Obsidian Arc

(Black Metal)


Argus - From Fields of Fire

(Heavy Metal)

#30 (124 Points)

#29 (126 Points)

#28 (129 Points)

#27 (130 Points)

#26 (135 Points)


Warbringer - Woe to the Vanquished

(Thrash Metal)


Tchornobog - Tchornobog

(Death Metal)


Morbid Angel - Kingdoms Disdained

(Death Metal)

Obituary - Obituary

(Death Metal)


White Ward - Futility Report

(Atmospheric Black Metal)


#24 (144 Points)

The Doomsday Kingdom - The Doomsday Kingdom
Doom Metal


In the world of doom metal, Leif Edling needs no introduction. He's one of the founders of the mighty Candlemass and his other credits include Avatarium and Abstrakt Algebra. The latest entry on his impressive CV is The Doomsday Kingdom, a traditional doom metal act where Edling is joined by former Avatarium bandmate Marcus Jidell, drummer Andreas Johansson (Narnia, Royal Huntl et al) and vocalist Niklas Stålvind (Wolf). With Candlemass having mage claims that Psalms for the Dead is their final album, The Doomsday Kingdom now exists to fill the void.



#24 (144 Points)

Anubis Gate - Covered in Black
Progressive Metal


Despite being an example of the Ship of Theseus, a band with no original members, Danish progressive metal act Anubis Gate is still going strong, arguable more than ever, having finally made three albums in a row without a change in lead vocalist. Covered in Black, the group's seventh full-length, sees them exploring some darker themes than usual, but with their melodic progressive sound fully intact.



#23 (149 Points)

Xandria - Theater of Dimensions
Symphonic Metal


It's hard to hide from the fact that not long after the release of Theater of Dimensions, which is the seventh full-length album by German symphonic metal act Xandria, that some drama went down within the band's ranks, the result of which is that vocalist Dianne van Giersbergen ended up leaving the band after only two albums. While this makes the release somewhat bittersweet, it shouldn't be understated what an accomplishment it is for the band, showcasing a more varied symphonic metal sound than their previous two power metal dominant records.



#22 (150 Points)

Converge - The Dusk in Us
Metalcore


The metalcore genre doesn't always enjoy the best reputation among metalheads. Don't judge, it's true. But if there's one band out there that will change a naysayer's mind about the metal/hardcore punk hybrid it's US act Converge. These guys have been turning out some form of core or another since the early nineties and have earned their reputation as one of the genre's finest. 2017's The Dusk in Us is just the latest in a run of excellent releases, combing metalcore, hardcore and sludge metal in one package.



#21 (155 Points)

Sepultura - Machine Messiah
Groove Metal


Brazil's Sepultura is a legendary band but one whose later work is oft overlooked and ignored, with a faction of fans still declaring the band dead following Max Cavalera's 1996 exit. That was over twenty years ago and it's time people got over it. The band has been soldiering on through all that time and these days has more albums without Max than those with him, the latest of which is 2017's Machine Messiah, which according to some of those who voted for it, is the band's best album since the eighties. 



#20 (158 Points)

Venenum - Trance of Death
Death Metal


Progressive/blackened death metal's Venenum released an EP back in 2011, then weren't heard from again until the release of Trance of Death, their debut full-length, a release that has already put them on the death metal map as one of the genre's most up and coming artists. These guys obviously aren't afraid to be adventurous, a refreshing change next to all the other new death metal bands trying to desperately to be old school and lacking their own identity because of it.



#18 (163 Points)

Havukruunu - Kelle Surut Soi
Pagan Black Metal


Finlands' Havukruunu play a genre known as pagan black metal. An often misunderstood style, the band's second full-length release Kelle Surut Soi is like a one album crash course in how to do it right. If metal had existed in pagan times then it probably would have sounded like this. It's epic, it's primal and it's full of pagan character.



#18 (163 Points)

Code Orange - Forever
Metalcore


Metalcore act Code Orange prove a dark horse in this year's MMA vote by getting one up on their metalcore brethren Converge. Forever is their third album and is noted for it's diversity of influences, with along with metalcore listeners citing elements of post-hardcore, beatdown hardcore, sludge metal, industrial metal and grunge in the mix.



#17 (167 Points)

Fen - Winter
Atmospheric Black Metal


The UK has a pretty good black metal scene currently, particularly for bands of the atmospheric/post variety. Fen is undoubtedly a field-leader of this scene, now on their fifth album, Winter. The album, though broken into six tracks, is essentially one long suite lasting over 75 minutes, with not one of them wasted. Winter has many claims to being Fen's best album yet.



#16 (172 Points)

Devil Electric - Devil Electric
Doom Metal


Devil Electric hails from Australia. Though this self-titled effort is only their debut album the group have already impressed with their heavy sound, which combines doom metal with a classic hard rock sensibility and a dash of the psychedelic. Great vocals and memorable songs seal the deal on this one.



#15 (181 Points)

Immolation - Atonement
Death Metal


When it comes to death metal, Immolation is a name that has to be respected. They've been turning out death metal albums since their debut Dawn of Possession in 1991 and despite the fact that their latest release is called Atonement, these Americans certainly have nothing to atone for, having never made a bad record. This one is no exception.



#14 (221 Points)

Iced Earth - Incorruptible
US Power Metal


Iced Earth returned in 2017 with their third album with vocalist Stu Block (ex-Into Eternity), Incorruptible. After the disappointing Plagues of Babylon, this album really represented a return to form for the USPM act, containing their strongest set of songs since 2001's Horror Show. 



#13 (242 Points)

The Ruins of Beverast - Exuvia
Death-Doom Metal


Alexander von Meilenwald's The Ruins of Beverast project may have started life as a black metal act, but recent releases have seen the music get a lot more diverse and rooted in the world of doom. Exuvia, the fifth album, is the most diverse release of the project yet, blending death-doom metal, funeral doom metal, atmospheric black metal and even tribal ambient into one creative album. It's a lot to take in, but is very rewarding to do so.



#12 (248 Points)

Pure Wrath - Ascetic Eventide
Atmospheric Black Metal


Pure Wrath is one of those artists who seemed to spring from nowhere and proceed to blow everyone away. A solo project like many in the genre, Pure Wrath is the vehicle of Indonesian musician Januaryo Hardy (A.K.A. Ryo). It's not his first venture into music, but previously he'd been known for brutal death metal acts, notably his other solo project Perverted Dexterity. Already better known than all of his death metal ventures combined, debut album Ascetic Eventide is one of the best atmospheric black metal debuts for a long time. We're eagerly awaiting a follow-up.



#11 (252 Points)

Power Trip - Nightmare Logic
Thrash Metal


Forming in 2008 and with only two studio albums under their belt, Power Trip really got a name made for themselves with the release of 2017's Nightmare Logic. This album has old school thrash written all over it, wrapped in a tornado of colossal grooves, explosive riffs, and chaotic screams that open up a mosh pit using only your stereo. It's one of the heaviest thrash albums to grace the scene in a long time, and brings the listener right back to 1988.



#10 (280 Points)

Overkill - The Grinding Wheel
Thrash Metal


Overkill were never counted among the Big 4 of American thrash, despite the fact they released their debut album the same year as Megadeth. This is a fact that in hindsight may be one of the biggest errors in the history of metal. The Grinding Wheel makes an impressive eighteen studio albums for these guys and despite some dips into groove metal they've more or less stayed true to thrash metal all the way. Only one of the actual Big 4 can claim that. 



#9 (289 Points)

Unleash the Archers - Apex
Power Metal


Power metallers Unleash the Archers have certainly been making a name for themselves with their last couple of albums. The group started life as more of a melodic death metal act but have since found their true calling, with Apex quickly becoming their most highly regarded release yet. 



#8 (308 Points)

Progenie Terrestre Pura - oltreLuna
Atmospheric Black Metal


Black metal often gets stereotyped as raw, under produced Satanic stuff made by guys in corpsepaint running around forests with their axes. Then there's group's like Italy's Progenie Terrestre Pura, who evidently exist to be something much, much more. oltreLUna, their second album, throws just about everything they can think of into a black metal sound, ranging from tribal percussion to dubstep. 



#7 (380 Points)

Enslaved - E
Progressive Metal


Norway's blackened progressive metallers Enslaved are pretty much a staple of an MMA Best of Year result, so it shouldn't be any surprise that E, their fourteenth album, makes an appearance in the top 10 once again. It's placed a little lower than In Times reached in 2015, but we can assure you that that doesn't make it any less loved.



#6 (384 Points)

MindMaze - Resolve
Progressive Metal


Many of us here on MMA were impressed by MindMaze's first two albums, especially 2014's Back From the Edge, which saw them embracing the power and progressive metal elements of their sound even more. They've continued on that route for Resolve, their third album, and have become proggier than ever. A rare example of a band on MMA whose first three albums all use a different sub-genre tag. 



#5 (399 Points)

Spectral Voice - Eroded Corridors of Unbeing
Death-Doom Metal


Heavily channelling the death metal element of the death-doom approach, Spectral Voice's debut album is an absolute beast. A five track journey through the bowels of despair. It's a punishing and unholy sound, yet one that does not lack for an atmospheric moment. The pressure's really on them now to go one better next time around.



#4 (406 Points)

Paradise Lost - Medusa
Death-Doom Metal


What's this? A Paradise Lost album tagged as Death-Doom Metal in 2017? Surely this is a mistake? Nope, it happened. Foreshadowed by 2015's The Plague Within and the return of Nick Holmes death growling, Medusa does not so much mark a return to their roots for Paradise Lost but a modern interpretation of them. It's their heaviest record to date and an utter treat to take in.



#3 (462 Points)

Threshold - Legends of the Shires
Progressive Metal


Threshold are a long running progressive metal act from the UK. They've had three vocalists in their career and the one people know least is undoubtedly Glynn Morgan, who only sang on their second album Psychedelicatessen over twenty years ago. Well, not any more. He's back, in great form and Threshold have their first double album to go with him. A excellent, well crafted releases that proves that traditional progressive metal is alive and kicking.



#2 (526 Points)

Lovebites - Awakening from Abyss
Power Metal


Japan's Lovebites are something special. The all female band may have come from a scene where such acts are common, but they have clearly gone the extra mile on this debut album, producing one of the best and also heaviest power metal releases in a long time. Equally willing to amp up the epic quality of their sound with symphonic elements and pay homage to old school speed metal, it's the perfect blend of speed, aggression and melody. 



#1 (534 Points)

Ayreon - The Source
Progressive Metal


Ayreon's mastermind Arjen Lucassen returns to the conceptual universe that most of his albums take place in with The Source after the standalone The Theory of Everything in 2013 and this extra heavy album is clearly also a reaction to that lighter one. Heavily tied to 2008's 01011001, The Source features one of the best all star metal vocal casts that Lucassen has ever had grouped on a record, including James LaBrie (Dream Theater), Hansi Kürsch (Blind Guardian), Simone Simons (Epica), Russell Allen (Symphony X) and Tommy Karevik (Kamelot) and that's just naming a few. It's another double album from the project and a very well deserved win for the MMA Best Album of 2017.



Top 100 List Challenge:  http://www.listchallenges.com/metal-music-archives-top-albums-of-2017" rel="nofollow - http://www.listchallenges.com/metal-music-archives-top-albums-of-2017

Statistics:

Total Releases Mentioned: 254

Top 100 Sub-Genre Breakdown:

Progressive Metal: 12
Death Metal: 12
Power Metal: 9
Black Metal: 8
Thrash Metal: 7
Doom Metal: 7
Atmospheric Black Metal: 5
Folk Metal: 5
Heavy Metal: 4
Grindcore: 4
Avant-Garde Metal: 4
Death-Doom Metal: 3
Metalcore: 3
Hard Rock: 3
US Power Metal: 2
Brutal Death Metal: 2
Mathcore: 2
Alternative Metal: 2
Melodic Death Metal: 2
Metal Related: 2
Groove Metal: 1
Symphonic Metal: 1
Stoner Metal: 1
Crossover Thrash: 1
Funeral Doom Metal: 1
Technical Death Metal: 1
Atmospheric Sludge Metal: 1

Top 100 Sub-Genre Breakdown, with Child Subs Counted with Parent:

Death Metal: 17
Black Metal: 13
Progressive Metal: 12
Doom Metal: 11
Power Metal: 9
Thrash Metal: 8
Folk Metal: 5
Metalcore: 5
Heavy Metal: 4
Grindcore: 4
Avant-Garde Metal: 4
Hard Rock: 3
US Power Metal: 2
Alternative Metal: 2
Metal Related: 2
Groove Metal: 1
Symphonic Metal: 1
Stoner Metal: 1
Sludge Metal: 1

Sub-Genres Not Represented in the Top 100:

Death 'n' Roll
Deathcore
Depressive Black Metal
Drone Metal
Funk Metal
Glam Metal
Gothic Metal
Hardcore & Crust
Industrial Metal
Melodic Black Metal
Neoclassical Metal
Nu Metal
Sludge Metal
Speed Metal
Symphonic Black Metal


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Replies:
Posted By: 666sharon666
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 4:40am
Another excellent presentation Adam. Clap

Although it wasn't quite my top album I'm impressed and pleased to see Lovebites get so high and even be so close to taking number one away from Ayreon.


Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 6:46am
Nice! Excellent job, Adam!!! A #1 album that deserves it for sure Clap

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Posted By: Bosh66
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 7:28am
Great work. Interesting list.


Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 8:07am
Nice job Adam!  No complaints here.  I am in agreement with MMA with the #1 metal album of the year.


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Posted By: LittleBig
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 8:29am
nice work! Clap

Nice to see Threshold getting some love.

To me, Anubis Gate's last one was a disappointment. As for Ayreon's last, I could not even finish listening to it. But that's just me I guess. 

Threshold, Caligula's Horse, Disperse, Pain of salvation, Distant Dream, Collapse (instrumetal band, perfect post rock for metalheads Big smile), Kreator, Europe, Pyramaze, Vuur (anyone who loves Anneke of the Gathering needs to listen to this) are some of the albums I enjoyed this year (I might have forgotten a few). 




Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 11:09am
Nice work, glad to see my top two at 11 and 10. Clap

Also glad to see that there isn't an album with a poor rating at number 3 this year. Wink


Posted By: DippoMagoo
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 11:42am
Great list, as expected. Very tight race for #1 too, though I would have been happy with either of them winning. 


Posted By: Sisslith
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 1:12pm
Great job, Adam! So many good and interesting albums on this list. Love it. Clap


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Posted By: mlkpad14
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 2:24pm
Thumbs UpThumbs Up

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Posted By: Vim Fuego
Date Posted: 02 Feb 2018 at 2:29pm
Nicely done Adam!


Posted By: Unitron
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 1:21am
Don't know if this was seen by anyone else, but JPU Records shared this years list on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JPUrecords/


Posted By: Sisslith
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 3:53am
^ Nice!


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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 6:33am
Originally posted by Unitron Unitron wrote:

Don't know if this was seen by anyone else, but JPU Records shared this years list on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JPUrecords/

Yes, we've had a couple of shout outs and thank you's on the MMA Facebook page too. 


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Posted By: Nightfly
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 6:55am
Great job as usual Adam. From looking at the individual lists I thought Threshold were on for the number 1 spot but I failed to notice how many votes Ayreon and Lovebites had. 


Posted By: siLLy puPPy
Date Posted: 03 Feb 2018 at 9:05pm
Are you posting on RYM this year? Haven't seen it yet if so

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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 12:37am
Yes! It's about three quarters of the way done. I aim to finish it this morning. 

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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 7:38am
A few stats have been added to the end of the presentation. 

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Posted By: Nightfly
Date Posted: 04 Feb 2018 at 9:14am
^ Interesting - a good year for death metal.


Posted By: TheHeavyMetalCat
Date Posted: 05 Feb 2018 at 5:41am
I'd have liked to see Wode get a little higher but overall I'm very pleased with the result. Stunning presentation once again too. I like that it's longer than last year's.


Posted By: rushfan4
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 6:48am
For any metalheads who may be interested, here is a link to ProgArchive's best of prog list for 2017.  http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=113928" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=113928 .  Interestingly enough, it takes a while before any prog metal albums make there way into the list.  I suppose that might be a result of the overlap of members between these sister sites being much less than it used to be.


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Posted By: Nightfly
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 7:22am
^ I knew Wobbler would walk it. A great album though and would make my top 5 of any poll including all genres.


Posted By: LittleBig
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 7:24am
I've got to listen to the new Wobbler, see what the fuss is all about. :)


Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 9:07am
Originally posted by rushfan4 rushfan4 wrote:

For any metalheads who may be interested, here is a link to ProgArchive's best of prog list for 2017.  http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=113928" rel="nofollow - http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=113928 .  Interestingly enough, it takes a while before any prog metal albums make there way into the list.  I suppose that might be a result of the overlap of members between these sister sites being much less than it used to be.

Very nice. Don't know the #1 but have seen it posted here in the What are you listening to? thread I'm sure. 


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Posted By: Stooge
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 9:34am
Impressive!! These album of the year lists have come a long way in terms of their presentation.  At least they have since the last time I came here about 10,000 years ago LOL

I haven't been listening to much new metal in the past year or so, so I should make a point to sample some of the artists I'm not too familiar with.  I'm always looking for more shows to attend, so this may put some fresh active artists onto my radar. Smile


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Posted By: tapfret
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 9:56am
Adam's presentation here last year inspired me to volunteer to do the PA list this year and dress it up a bit. Still can't get the table cells to align evenly across the page.

But great job again here. And thanks for the hints.


Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 11:14am
I use a Table pasted out of Open Office Writer. Seems to set everything evenly no matter what. Works a treat on MMA so should be fine on PA too. This is what a blank template for 25 albums looks like on here.






















































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Posted By: tapfret
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 11:32am
I tried OpenOffice but it wouldn't put color into the borders. The weird thing is that different source writers, browsers, and OS versions yield completely different results. I ended up finding the best outcome with my win10 desktop using MSWord 2003. Go figure.


Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 11:48am
The trick I always found to mine is to just copy the table, then write the actual content straight into the forum's editor. 

OpenOffice can do colour by the way:






















































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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 2:53pm
Checked out that Wobbler album - very good!

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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 17 Feb 2018 at 2:53pm
Originally posted by Stooge Stooge wrote:

Impressive!! These album of the year lists have come a long way in terms of their presentation.  At least they have since the last time I came here about 10,000 years ago LOL

I haven't been listening to much new metal in the past year or so, so I should make a point to sample some of the artists I'm not too familiar with.  I'm always looking for more shows to attend, so this may put some fresh active artists onto my radar. Smile

Long time no see Dan. Welcome back to MMA. 


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Posted By: adg211288
Date Posted: 18 Feb 2018 at 12:41am
For those that are interested, there's now a Spotify playlist for the MMA Best of 2017. As usual a few acts missing due to not being on Spotify but we've got a sizeable playlist that may only grow yet if I add the lower end of the list as well. I had to pick a song at random for any album I didn't know, so hopefully I picked good ones. 

https://open.spotify.com/user/adg211288/playlist/3SlnSGxEZO7jrEZF6DKOUs


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Posted By: Sisslith
Date Posted: 18 Feb 2018 at 3:12am
^ Great Thumbs Up


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