June 24, 2016 at 8:09 pm
Where is Deafheaven?
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December 26, 2016 at 4:24 am
July 5, 2016 at 8:03 pm
I dont consider myself an expert but I created and read a lot of lists in my time and this has to be one of the best lists I ever came across. I added it in S1 of my list of best lists, wordpress site of which will be advertised in these comments in the near future.
August 29, 2016 at 6:52 am
To the faggot who said Deafheaven: Deafheaven is poser garbage. Contemplate suicide for even ASKING about it.
August 29, 2016 at 12:52 pm
Hails, brother. What did you think of the list?
January 7, 2017 at 6:35 am
I like this list, but would like to learn more about the tiering system involved with this list.
January 7, 2017 at 7:39 am
The basis for a band’s placement is the artistic significance and impact of their greatest work, their force of being and distinctness of character, how well they’ve expressed their vision, how compelling that expression is, and how touching that vision is. The top S bands are eternally relevant, the B bands are interesting cases and are generally worthwhile listens now, but perhaps not in 2117.
I didn’t want to use an ABC ranking, as “B”, due to common associations, would give off a lesser impression of the bands now ranked A than I think is deserved.
S1 bands are better than S2 bands, S2 bands are better than S3 bands, S3 bands are better than A1 bands, …etc.
The S1 tier in death metal isn’t equivalent to the S1 tier in black metal and thrash, an S1 black metal band is S1 relative to black metal.
In the case of Doom metal, the listed bands are too few than to justify numbered ranks.
The bands within the ranks(s1, s2, s3, a1, a2, a3, …etc) are ordered alphabetically(At the Gates, Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, Carcass).
The bands within a rank aren’t all of equal quality, but there wasn’t much utility in further divisions, and so it was good enough that the list would imply their rough equality, that’s closer to the truth anyway and precautions against biases and preferences. The gaps between bands are smaller in the lower ranks, the bands within the S2, S3, A1, A2…etc ranks are closer to each other than the S1 bands are to each other(Burzum is much better than Enslaved).
This isn’t a discography ranking. In determining a band’s placement, only the best album is considered. Other good albums of a band don’t improve a band’s standing, nor do bad albums detract. So a band gets placed by their strongest album, but all their good albums get listed along in the Releases section.
Has this answered everything?
If you do not know the guys behind this list, and would like to talk about metal, or about this list, I can link you our irc channel.
January 14, 2017 at 9:36 am
Thank you, you described it perfectly. I’ve seen this type of tiering mentioned over on deathmetal.org.
I have already been to the irc channel, that is how I found this site.
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