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Metal Storm 10th Anniversary Awards

Metal Storm 10th Anniversary Awards

Many years ago a Metal-loving Russian dude decided to take a break from his time on the farm raising metal cows and opted to put his mad code skills to use and build a website devoted to metal cows. (Original title: He later then dropped the cow aspect and just focused on metal.

His efforts attracted a cadre of metal heads from across Europe and the globe to join forces and pump out reviews and discussions dedicated to music. And sometimes cows, as our prolific French reviewer and longtime main POC Jeff and Ivan, are apparently brothers from another udder.

2004 saw this ragtag band of rebels trying to escape the Cylons? er band of metalheads decide to focus their efforts in noting the best the year had to offer and the mighty Metal Storm Awards were born. The original awards saw 11 genres, with Nightwish garnering the most votes overall, a whopping 238. (No, it was not Therion as this author noted at the end of the 2014 awards.)

The official 10th running of the Metal Cows? er Metal Storm Awards, which opened on February 1st, 2014, saw us bulging with 21 genres, even after mashing several together. Carcass had almost 600 votes alone for Surgical Steel - which pretty much would have single-handedly smashed all the ballots cast in any category in our inaugural effort combined.

So we've grown.

In order to lead-in to the 2014 award, we thought we'd first look back and present you the option to help determine the best of the first 10 years.

We've taken the winners you the readers picked and decided to pit them each against one another to determine the genre winners for the past decade.

Have at it.


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Metal Storm Staff


Alternative Metal
Mastodon - Crack The Skye

Avantgarde / Experimental Metal
Celtic Frost - Monotheist

Black Metal
Enslaved - Axioma Ethica Odini

Death Metal
Septicflesh - Communion

Doom Metal
Katatonia - The Great Cold Distance

Extreme Doom Metal
Ahab - The Call Of The Wretched Sea

Folk / Pagan / Viking Metal
Agalloch - Marrow Of The Spirit

Gothic Metal
Katatonia - Night Is The New Day

Anaal Nathrakh - Vanitas

Hard Rock
AC/DC - Black Ice

Hardcore / Metalcore / Deathcore
Kvelertak - Meir

Heavy / Melodic Metal
Amorphis - Skyforger

Industrial / Cyber / Electronic Metal
Blut Aus Nord - 777 - Cosmosophy

Melodeath / Gothenburg Metal
Be'lakor - Stone's Reach

Alcest - Écailles De Lune

Power Metal
Nightwish - Once

Progressive Metal
Opeth - Ghost Reveries

Sludge / Stoner Metal
Mastodon - The Hunter

Symphonic Metal
Septicflesh - The Great Mass

Thrash Metal
Nevermore - This Godless Endeavor

Other awards

Clandestine Cut / Demo Of The Year
Nanowar Of Steel - Other Bands Play Nanowar Gay!

The Best Cover Song
Turisas - Rasputin (Boney M cover)

The Best DVD
Iron Maiden - Flight 666

The Best Video
Behemoth - Blow Your Trumpets Gabriel