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This Week In Metal - August 17th, 2006

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A new top album ? Its true, this week Strapping Young Lad takes over the top spot from Shadows Fall. Both of these bands are very deserving, but we crown our second #1 in as many weeks. Last weeks top 7 managed to stay on the chart, but jump around a little bit. While we have 3 brand new albums debuting this week, with one going as high as #6 in Voivod's Katorz. This is quite possibly the best album these guys have released and they are finally getting the notority they deserve. Not far behind them in the new releases is Unearths' III: The Eyes Of Fire, which is amazing considering it hasnt been released in alot of areas yet but the pre-orders are astounding. I see a #1 in the future for these guys, but who can knock off the consistancy SYL is showing. All That Remains also leapfrogged The Shads into the #2 slot and the big jumper was Between The Buried And Me gaining three slots, which is hard to do considering the company they are in. Meanwhile, Cellador dropped from 8th to 11th. Acacia Strain from 9th to 14th and BYD to 12th. New albums already making a storm up the charts are Slayers "Christ Illusion" with pre-ordering alone landing it inside the top 20. Hatebreed's Supremecy is also showing strong and will reach the top 10 next week. Also in responding to the comments I am considering making this, and the singles list a top 15. If you think its a good idea please respond so, or if thats too much tell me to keep it at 10. \m/.


RankL/WBandAlbumWeeksPeak
12SYLThe New Black21
23All That RemainsThe Fall of Ideas 22
31Shadows FallFallout From The War21
47BTBAMThe Anatomy Of24
54DragonforceImhuman Rampage24
6-VoivodKatorz16
7 -UnearthIII: The Eyes of Fire17
86Stone SourCome What(ever) May26
95Cattle DecapitationKarma.Bloody.Karma25
10-Human AbstractNocturne110

Now for the singles, with a very familiar band to anyone who visits this site, taking over as #1. Lamb of God also stays strong moving up 1 to #2. Shadows Fall and Stone Sour round out the top 4 with a big jumper for the week Celtic Frost's Ground moving up to number 5. Threat Signal holds strong and then we get to three really strong debuts by 3 really strong bands. SYL's new ozzfest anthem boasts the #9 spot as a highlight of the new songs. Roudning out the top 10 is BLS with Concrete Jungle.

RankL/WBandSongWeeksPeak
16SlayerCult21
23Lamb of GodRedneck22
31Shadows FallWill To Rebuild21
42Stone Sour30-30/15022
58Celtic FrostGround25
67Threat SignalRational Eyes26
7*UnearthThe Glorious Nightmare17
8*TerrorStrike You Down18
9*Strapping Young LadYou Suck19
109Black Label SocietyConcrete Jungle29

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Vayne Theories's avatar

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1. Vayne Theories writes:

Its good to see Unearths work paying off, they are one of the most deserving and hard working bands out right now. IMHO redneck sucks, and they still made it near the top, so I cant wait to see what a good LoG song can do. Its also funny to see how mnay people are responding to You Suck by SYL, just imagine if they had it last year when the Iron Maiden Egging had happened. I also currently wish Stonesour would fall off the chart and die. It would be neat to make each list a top 15 instead of a top 10, so be sure to respond with your input !

# Aug 17, 2006 @ 12:20 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. OpethSuck!!! writes:

hey Vayne Theories, try to fix the album for Shadows Fall in the first list! I think Lamb of God will be very strong on their next release. Their CD's seem to get better as time goes on and also more popular, naturally. I got Stone Sour's CD and it's okay. It's not the best thing I've listened to but it's not bad. It's only on here because of Corey being from Slipknot and people want to hear this. And yes a top 15 would be cool just to kinda see who was the runner-ups for the top 10! ROCK!!!

# Aug 17, 2006 @ 1:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. psythe writes:

my mate loves the new stonesour, but I'm pretty unimpressed. I love that You Suck is up there, considering the nature of the song. Good to see Devy gettin' his dues, too, he works too hard not to be rewarded in the least.

as for top ten/fifteen, i'm happy with the current lists, but more is never (usually) a bad thing. by the way, it seems All That Remains and Shadows Fall have released the same album :P

# Aug 17, 2006 @ 3:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. deathbringer writes:

SLAAAAYERRRR!!!! I do like the Stone Sour song 30-30/150 a lot, but the overall album is just ok, IMO. It's certainly the least metal of the bunch. My personal chart only has Slayer with a little Unearth on it for the past couple weeks.

# Aug 18, 2006 @ 5:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Terminator writes:

its good to see voivod up there for what could be the last album they ever release. im also glad to see unearth, shadows fall, and SYL still kicking a$$ on the charts. slayer will probably end up number one pretty soon just because their slayer.

# Aug 19, 2006 @ 12:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. slayerdisciple writes:

not a band up there i dont like cool and vayne u mispelled celtic

# Aug 19, 2006 @ 2:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BEERANDCONCERTS666 writes:

slayer come to kansas city on tour!!!!!!!! \m/

# Aug 19, 2006 @ 4:03 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. metalthekid writes:

I like redneck. its kinda refreshing to hear something a little different,something with a groove in it. and when LOG played it live on Unholy Alliance, they tore the place up. and im kinda curious about Human Abstract, Ive never listened to them, are they worthy of the place on the list?

# Aug 19, 2006 @ 5:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Vayne Theories writes:

i am just as curious. I see them touring with bands I like and they are on here, so ill order their cd and review it within the next 2 weeks.

Unearth will be tearing the US up soon, I am dying to see them on tour.

# Aug 19, 2006 @ 7:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. EnterDeception writes:

Meh, I don't like the new Unearth album. For me it's a big dissapointment and I like "The Oncoming Storm" a lot more.

# Aug 20, 2006 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. wine `em, dine `em, sixty-nine `em writes:

sum1 please tell me y strapping young fag is still on this list i mean com`on the band sounds funny and i never really liked their singer he freakin looks like a CLOWN!!!!!

# Aug 21, 2006 @ 12:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
Vayne Theories's avatar

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12. Vayne Theories writes:

hes got a skullet, and that is awesome.

# Aug 21, 2006 @ 8:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
psythe's avatar

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13. psythe writes:

TOLD!

# Aug 22, 2006 @ 7:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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