Finnish Metal Awards - And The Winners Are...


Extremely cold and windy Helsinki was taken over by metalheads last weekend as the annual Helsinki Metal Meeting took place for the sixth time. The show took place at the Nosturi club where Finntroll celebrated the release of their new album on Thursday 18 Febr. On Friday and Saturday, the venue was the Cable Factory where the crowds were entertained by the likes of Sonata Arctica, Apocalyptica, Amorphis and Satyricon.


The Finnish Metal Awards were awarded for the best of Finnish metal of 2009. The Awards were voted by the public. Here are the winners:

Band of the year: Insomnium
Record of the year: Insomnium - Across The Dark
Vocalist of the year: Tomi Joutsen (Amorphis)
Musician of the year: Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom)
Cover art of the year: Amorphis - Skyforger (Travis Smith)
Newcomer of the year: FM2000
Demo band of the year: Ghoul Patrol

Source: fme.fi
Event: Finnish Metal Meeting
 
Posted: 22.02.2010 by Thryce


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22.02.2010 - 12:47
Callo
Insomnium deserve it. Thumbs up for censoring Alexi Laiho's award. EDIT: Now it's up, lol could've lived without it too.
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22.02.2010 - 12:52
flamesoficarus
God why does laiho keep on winning these awards ?
sure i love his earlier work, but bodom these days seems to reflect that he thinks he can ride on his previous work for the rest of his career ?
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22.02.2010 - 13:56
Vitriolic Hate
Chaos Reaper
Written by Callo on 22.02.2010 at 12:47

Insomnium deserve it. Thumbs up for censoring Alexi Laiho's award. EDIT: Now it's up, lol could've lived without it too.

Yeah, Insomnium deserve it
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22.02.2010 - 14:13
METAL!
Musician of the year - Alexi? How? He didn't do shit. A COVER ALBUM DOESN'T COUNT!
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22.02.2010 - 14:17
altercuca
AWESOME!!! go insomnium
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22.02.2010 - 16:17
BloodTears
ANA-thema
Insomnium won it all. Still haven't heard thir new album though.

I won't even comment on the obsession with Alexi.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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22.02.2010 - 16:21
Janne
Hugin
Quite fair imo
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22.02.2010 - 16:27
Ulv
Congratulations to Tomi... his work in Amorphis is outstanding, especially on skyforger
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22.02.2010 - 16:27
Giza
Written by METAL! on 22.02.2010 at 14:13

Musician of the year - Alexi? How? He didn't do shit. A COVER ALBUM DOESN'T COUNT!

It's coz it was an open voting. So any teenage bodom fanboy could have voted.
Anyways congragulations to Insomnium they really deserve it!
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22.02.2010 - 16:31
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Won't say Insomnium deserves it... but I can't think of a finnish release in 2009 that tops them on top of my head other than Amorphis. Seeing that Tomi won the vocalist award, I won't complain...
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22.02.2010 - 17:23
WorpeX
Ya Amorphis! m/ Tomi is amazing.
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22.02.2010 - 17:40
Asitis
Hooray for Insomnium. They deserve it!
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22.02.2010 - 18:17
soadbyob
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Damn Laiho, I never knew you could be praised for releasing a shitty cover album
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22.02.2010 - 19:52
Ellrohir
Heaven Knight
Seems even Finland lost its taste...
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22.02.2010 - 20:13
MetalheadSwe
Yeah! Insomnium and Amorphis rule.
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22.02.2010 - 23:47
Valaskjalf
TheImperturbable
To be quite honest the Finnish Albums listed arent that great, the 2009 releases werent very good. Insomnium and Amorphis were OK but at best. And yeah, why the hell does Laiho win? Sure is riding on his fame...
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23.02.2010 - 00:32
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Amoral didn't win? ...I'm shocked.
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23.02.2010 - 00:54
Doc Godin
Obnoxious
The Laiho win is quite perplexing, I thought CoB was out of style by this point?
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23.02.2010 - 01:30
Odium
Skyforger was the album of the year...
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23.02.2010 - 03:32
routa
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Written by Ellrohir on 22.02.2010 at 19:52

Seems even Finland lost its taste...


What tsate
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23.02.2010 - 19:33
Aeox
Who cares if Laiho won? Of course you'll have a case where 50% likes the fact that he won and 50% doesn't - no surprise there. It's purely subjective... and the voting was open to anyone, regardless of informed opinions or matured taste.

I do however think some other Finnish musician, who actually released a studio album this year (2009), deserves the nomination more - but that's based on the time frame here and not Children Of Bodom's change of style and the fact that people are obsessed with Laiho.

He was and still is a very talented musician - and sure the new Children Of Bodom albums do not appeal to me anymore... they are however still skilled musicians, playing a different style then before.

It's just a shame that a lot of us, 'music lovers', sometimes feel 'threaten' by the commercial stream - there will always be people (and in most cases they're the majority) that vote or listen to music, because of peer pressure or manipulation/ brainwashing. Especially when you're young... a few years back a lot of us would've voted for Children Of Bodom's, Follow the Reaper/ Hatebreeder - but back then 'fans' of their Something Wild album would've felt that they've gone commercial and that us voters are only 'fanboys'.

Support the bands by buying their music and attending their shows when you can, I think that serves a greater purpose then all this voting?
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23.02.2010 - 19:40
Valaskjalf
TheImperturbable
Written by Aeox on 23.02.2010 at 19:33

Who cares if Laiho won? Of course you'll have a case where 50% likes the fact that he won and 50% doesn't - no surprise there. It's purely subjective... and the voting was open to anyone, regardless of informed opinions or matured taste.

I do however think some other Finnish musician, who actually released a studio album this year (2009), deserves the nomination more - but that's based on the time frame here and not Children Of Bodom's change of style and the fact that people are obsessed with Laiho.

He was and still is a very talented musician - and sure the new Children Of Bodom albums do not appeal to me anymore... they are however still skilled musicians, playing a different style then before.

It's just a shame that a lot of us, 'music lovers', sometimes feel 'threaten' by the commercial stream - there will always be people (and in most cases they're the majority) that vote or listen to music, because of peer pressure or manipulation/ brainwashing. Especially when you're young... a few years back a lot of us would've voted for Children Of Bodom's, Follow the Reaper/ Hatebreeder - but back then 'fans' of their Something Wild album would've felt that they've gone commercial and that us voters are only 'fanboys'.

Support the bands by buying their music and attending their shows when you can, I think that serves a greater purpose then all this voting?


True about Laiho still being a good musician, but the votes shouldnt be based on his potential but on his recent performance.
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23.02.2010 - 19:44
Aeox
So it should... studio or live?
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23.02.2010 - 19:46
Valaskjalf
TheImperturbable
Written by Aeox on 23.02.2010 at 19:44

So it should... studio or live?

Studio Neither you nor me have seen any live bands over here in SA....let alone Chlidren of Bodom, so I cant comment on live.
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23.02.2010 - 19:51
Aeox
Our vote does not matter any way.
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23.02.2010 - 20:03
Ivan
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Written by Ag Fox on 22.02.2010 at 16:31

Won't say Insomnium deserves it... but I can't think of a finnish release in 2009 that tops them on top of my head other than Amorphis. Seeing that Tomi won the vocalist award, I won't complain...

Ghost Brigade - Isolation Songs tops the new Insomnium easily. Amazing album, wish it received more recognition.
Laiho winning anything for 2009 is a joke.
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23.02.2010 - 20:54
Ag Fox
Angel No More
Written by Ivan on 23.02.2010 at 20:03

Written by Ag Fox on 22.02.2010 at 16:31

Won't say Insomnium deserves it... but I can't think of a finnish release in 2009 that tops them on top of my head other than Amorphis. Seeing that Tomi won the vocalist award, I won't complain...

Ghost Brigade - Isolation Songs tops the new Insomnium easily. Amazing album, wish it received more recognition.
Laiho winning anything for 2009 is a joke.
I tried them quite a while ago. Not my cup of tea though, but thanks for recommending (=
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25.02.2010 - 22:48
Rose Of Nemesis
Yeah Insomnium were great live. Hehe when they won they had quite many people to thank
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