The Big Four
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The results from last week’s Evil Eight Regional Finals are in and we are down to the top four metal albums of all time according to your votes. Two of the four albums are definitely ones that I thought would be in the top four. One of them is a slight surprise, but I can see it and the fourth one is a total shock to me. This is the reason I did this tournament though. Just because I think something is a great album or should be at a certain number, doesn’t necessarily mean that the majority of others agree with me. This was the best way to put together a consensus top ten and to pick the best metal album of all time.
The four remaining albums will compete for your votes this week in the Big Four Semifinals in the region of Great Britain. Each album will be represented by one YouTube video. There will be album covers that you can click on for Amazon descriptions and fan reviews. There will also be links next each album linking back to Parts I and II where I gave backgrounds and critical reviews of each album. We are down to the four best, so please do as much research as possible before voting and choose wisely. Even, if you have been with this tournament from the beginning, go back and read Parts I and II, check out all the YouTube videos in posted in each round (Part III and Part IV), and read reviews on Amazon and the web from fans.
For those that are new to the process, follow my suggestions above and read all parts of the tournament. We started out with the thirty-two best metal albums of all time. These were placed into a bracketed tournament much like the NCAA tournament and over the course of four weeks, readers have voted for the best album in each matchup. The winners move on to the next round until we are down to one best album of all time. We will also use these results to formulate the top ten metal albums of all time. As of last week, we already know that Number of the Beast and the Fall of Ideals are numbers ten and nine respectively. This week on top of voting on the top four matchups the four losing albums from last week will be placed into the next four slots in the top ten depending upon voting percentages from last week. A tie will be broken by whichever album is seeded higher. Let’s check out the results and see which albums are moving on and which ones will be listed five through eight in the top ten.
Scandinavian Regional Championship
Rust in Peace (3) 58% defeated Paranoid (1) 42%
New York Regional Championship
Reign in Blood (2) 75% defeated Angel Dust (4) 25%
Massachusetts Regional Championship
Master of Puppets (2) 100% defeated Korn (5) 0%
San Francisco Regional Championship
Badmotorfinger (4) 67% defeated Vulgar Display of Power (3) 33%
The Big Four Matchups this week will be:
Scandinavian Champion- Rust in Peace vs. New York Champion – Reign in Blood
Massachusetts Champion – Master of Puppets vs. San Francisco Champion – Badmotorfinger
Continuing the Top Ten:
10. The Number of the Beast
9. The Fall of Ideals
8. Korn (0% of the vote)
7. Angel Dust (25% of the vote)
6. Vulgar Display of Power (33% of the vote)
5. Paranoid (42% of the vote)
Big Four Matches
Slayer and Kerry King in a grudge match with Megadeth and Dave Mustaine
Reign in Blood or Rust in Peace?
Metallica gets grungy with Soundgarden
Master of Puppets or Badmotorfinger?
The Big Three Plus One
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