The Evil Eight
**The voting for Part IV has closed. Click here to vote on Part V**
Your voting has narrowed the field down from thirty-two of the best heavy metal albums to the eight best metal albums of all time. This week, voting will be opened for the four matchups in the Evil Eight to crown winners of each of the four regions. The four regional winners will compete next week in the semi-finals (The Big Four) in the region of Great Britain. There have definitely been some huge surprise winners in this tournament and the top ten is shaping up somewhat differently than I had thought it would. This week’s results are no different. There are some major surprises in the top eight. For those who have not read three parts, you can view them by clicking here: Part I, Part II, and Part III.
We are only three more weeks away from crowing the best heavy metal album of all time and formulating a top ten list based on all of your rounds of voting. The best heavy metal album of all time will have an entire leaf dedicated to it, discussing all tracks and details in depth from start to finish. With the top eight competing this week to begin to decide where they will fall on the top ten list, I can tell you that numbers nine and ten on the list have been decided by your votes. I will discuss those below in the results section. Obviously these albums are not in the top eight which means they lost their matchups in the last round. The two albums with the highest percentage of votes of the losing albums will be listed at numbers nine and ten.
Here is a quick refresher of the rules for those who have forgotten or have not voted before in previous rounds. The tournament is a thirty-two album single elimination tournament. There are four regions where each album is seeded one through eight, just like the NCAA Basketball Tournament. The first two rounds have been voted on and two albums in each region now remain for a total of eight albums. This week we will be crowning the four regional champions. Each matchup will be presented to you with one YouTube video representing it in this round. In my first two articles, I gave details and critical reviews for each album. I will place links next to each album that will bring you to those reviews. You can also click on the album cover which will bring you to Amazon for more details and fan reviews. After the matchup and videos are presented, there will be a voting link below the YouTube sections for you to pick which album you think should move on to the Big Four. Let’s check out the winners from last week and see who will be competing in the Evil Eight.
Paranoid (1) 100% defeated Black Metal (4) 0%
Rust In Peace (3) 100% defeated The Art of Balance (7) 0%
New York Region:
Reign in Blood (2) 51% defeated The Fall of Ideals (6) 49%
Angel Dust (4) 100% defeated Puritanical Euphoric Misanthropia (8) 0%
Master of Puppets (2) 100% defeated Clayman (6) 0%
Korn (5) 67% defeated Number of the Beast (1) 33%
San Francisco Region:
Vulgar Display of Power (3) 67% defeated The Blizzard of Ozz (2) 33%
Badmotorfinger (4) 78% defeated Ace of Spades (1) 22%
This sets up this week's Evil Eight Regional Final Matchups of Paranoid vs. Rust in Peace, Reign in Blood vs. Angel Dust, Master of Puppets vs. Korn, and Vulgar Display of Power vs. Badmotorfinger
Starting the Top Ten List:
10. Number of the Beast – Iron Maiden (33% of the vote; seeded #1 so wins tiebreaker with #2 seeded Blizzard of Ozz)
9. The Fall of Ideals – All That Remains (49% of the vote)
Black Sabbath takes on Megadeth
Album description: http://www.zujava.com/best%20metal%20album%20ever1#paranoid-1-vs-comalies-8
Paranoid or Rust in Peace?
Slayer versus Faith No More
Reign in Blood or Angel Dust?
Metallica grapples with Korn
Album description: http://www.zujava.com/best-metal-album-ever2#just-look-around-4-vs-korn-5
Master of Puppets or Korn?
Pantera against Soundgarden
Vulgar Display of Power or Badmotorfinger?
The Big Four
Voting is closed. Click here to vote on part V.