Wednesday, January 04, 2006

2005 Extreme Metal Awards

It's been a big year for the metal scene, and this year I'll switch things up a bit and be fair by only awarding bands who've albums I've actually listened to (where applicable), unlike last year when it was so hard to dig up anything.

Best Album: American Head Charge - The Feeding
Runners Up:
- Pain - Dancing with the Dead
- As I Lay Dying - Shadows are Security
- Mindless Self Indulgence - You'll Rebel To Anything
- Bloodhound Gang - Hefty Fine
- Rammstein - Rosenrot

Best Song: Pain - Bye/Die
Runners Up:
- Breed 77 - Shadows (Accoustic Version)
- Bleed the Sky - Minion
- Roadrunner United - The End

Best Music Video: Breed 77 - Shadows
Runners Up:
- Slipknot - Before I Forget
- Mudvayne - Happy?
- Rammstein - Benzin

Best Compilation Album: Roadrunner United - The All Star Sessions
Runner Up:
- Taste of Christmas

Best New Band: As I Lay Dying
Runners Up:
- Mindless Self Indulgence
- Theory of a Dead Man
- Gizmachi

Worst Album: Nine Inch Nails - With Teeth
Runners Up:
- System of a Down: Mesmerize/Hypnotize
- Static-X - Start A War
- From First to Last - Dear Diary, My Teen Angst Has A Body Count

Most Overated Band: System of a Down
Runners Up:
- Nine Inch Nails


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