TOP 30 ALBUMS OF THE ISSUE
 
1) RHAPSODY “Symphony Of Enchanted Lands” /
LUCA TURILLI “King Of The Nordic Twilight”
SCHEITAN “Nemesis”
 
2) GOD DETHRONED “Bloody Blasphemy”
MOON “Satan’s Wept”
 
3) A.C.T.U.S. “Sacro Sanctum”
LAHKA MUZA “Sen Ohraniceneho Zivota”
 
4) KRANIUM “Testimonios”
MY DYING BRIDE “The Light At The End Of The World”
 
5) TRISTANIA “Beyond The Veil”
HOLLENTHON “Domus Mundi”
 
6) OPETH “Still Life”
PIK “The Heritage Of Past Gods”
 
7) AGATHODAIMON “Higher Art Of Rebellion”
SABAOTH “Windjourney”
 
8) GIRLS UNDER GLASS “Equilibrium”
GRABESMOND “Xenoglossie”
 
9) BLOODTHORN “Onwards Into Battle”
ENS COGITANS “Re-Vision”
 
10) MALIGNANT ETERNAL “Alarm”
SKEPTICISM “Aes”
 
11) SCULPTURED “Apollo Ends”
TRIANGLE “Square The Circle”
 
12) MOONSPELL “The Butterfly Effect”
ANGIZIA “Das Schachbrett Des Trommelbuben Zacharias”
 
13) LAKE OF TEARS “Forever Autumn”
ENTWINE “The Treasures Within Hearts”
 
14) AS DIVINE GRACE “Supremature”
RAKOTH “Planeshift”
 
15) ANCIENT WISDOM “… And The Physical Shape Of Light Bled”
DREADFUL SHADOWS “The Cycle”
 
16) GOREWINTER “Buried By Night”
IS PAIN “1999”
 
17) ENOCHIAN CRESCENT “Omega Teloclovim”
DIABOLICAL “Dominus Infernal”
 
18) AVULSED “Stab Wound Orgasm”
APOPLEXY “Life, Thoughts And Destiny”
 
19) IGNORABIMUS “Dab Da Zorp”
T666 “Troops Of Satan”
 
20) AVERSE SEFIRA “Homecoming’s March”
ESTATIC FEAR “A Sombre Dance”
 
21) SEPHIROTH “Cathedron”
AION “Noia”
 
22) KATATONIA “Tonight’s Decision”
SCREAM SILENCE “To Die For…”
 
23) THE MOON LAY HIDDEN BENEATH A CLOUD “Rest On Your Arms Reserved”
RIGER “Hamingja”
 
24) WHITE SKULL “Tales From The North”
ANDRAS “Quest Of Deliverance”
 
25) THYRANE “Symphonies Of Infernality”
ARISE FROM THORNS “Before An Audience Of Stars”
 
26) WOLVERINE “Fervent Dream”
ALTAR “In The Name Of The Father”
 
27) DAMNABLE “Inperdition”
KHALI “Khali”
 
28) ZARATUSTRA “It Was A Night”
VINTERSORG “Odemarkens Son”
 
29) RHYMES OF DESTRUCTION “A Sun Revolution”
BAL SAGOTH “The Power Cosmic”
 
30) TUATHA DE DANANN “Tuatha De Danann”
LITTLE MISS.CONCEPTION “The Plate Glass Fallen Sky”
 
BEST WORK IN THE SHAPE OF DEMO
 
1) BLACK COUNTESS “Child Of The Demonic Moon” (Russia)
2) BANSHEE “Growing Into The Rotten Garden” (Italy)
3) MUTINY “Guilty As Charged” (Greece)
4) SOILS OF FATE “Blood Serology” (Sweden)
5) SOLAR SIGNS “Wait Me At Dusk” (Russia)
6) JAAPORTIT “Kauan Koskematon” (Finland)
7) ANIMA IN FIAMME “Anima In Fiamme” (Italy)
8) MORIA “Minas Ithil” (Sweden)
9) ELSEWHEN “Gates Of Time” (Greece)
10) GRIFFIN “Conquers The World” (Norway)
 
BEST COMPILATION
 
1) “On The Brink Of Infinity”
(Chthonic Streams Records)
 
BEST NEWCOMER
 
(a little note: “newcomer” means the band who have just released it’s debut whether demo or CD. They could exist for decades before that; doesn’t matter)
 
Russia:
 
1) BLACK COUNTESS
2) RAKOTH
3) SOLAR SIGNS
4) KARNA
5) - - -
 
Abroad:
 
1) HOLLENTHON (Austria)
2) IS PAIN (Spain) / BANSHEE (Italy)
3) T666 (Australia)
4) PIK (Poland) / ENTWINE (Finland)
5) IGNORABIMUS (Estonia)
6) WOLVERINE (Netherlands) / GRIFFIN (Norway)
7) SCREAM SILENCE (Germany)
8) ZARATUSTRA (Bulgaria) / DIABOLICAL (Paraguay)
9) ANIMA IN FIAMME (Italy)
10) MORIA (Sweden) / JAAPORTIT (Finland)
 
as well as
TUATHA DE DANANN (Brazil)
and APOPLEXY (France)
 
BEST NON-METAL BAND
 
1) A.C.T.U.S.
2) LAHKA MUZA
3) THE MOON LAY HIDDEN BENEATH A CLOUD
4) SEPHIROTH
5) GRABESMOND
6) JAAPORTIT
7) KHARADRAI
8) ANIMA IN FIAMME
9) NOXIOUS EMOTION
10) DREAM INTO DUST
 
MOST INNOVATIVE EFFORT (only metal acts)
 
1) KRANIUM “Testimonios”
2) HOLLENTHON “Domus Mundi”
3) MOONSPELL “The Butterfly Effect”
4) WOLVERINE “Fervent Dream”
5) AGATHODAIMON “Higher Art Of Rebellion”
6) ARISE FROM THORNS “Before An Audience Of Stars”
7) ENS COGITANS “Re-Vision”
8) RHYMES OF DESTRUCTION “A Sun Revolution”
9) TUATHA DE DANANN “Tuatha De Danann”
10) SABAOTH “Windjourney”
 
MOST PATHETIC WANNABES
 
1) SHADOW HOST
2) LOST DREAMS
3) DESASTRIOUS
4) UNHOLA
5) NOCTURNAL DECAY
 
BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT
 
1) SEPTIC FLESH
2) SUNCHARIOT
3) UNHOLA
4) SADIST
5) - - -
 
MOST PLEASANT SURPRISE
 
1) MOONSPELL
2) MY DYING BRIDE
3) LET ME DREAM
4) KATATONIA
5) SABAOTH
 
MOST SUCCESSFUL LABELS
 
1) Icarus Productions
2) Peaceville Music / Napalm Records
3) Hall Of Sermon
4) Spinefarm Records / Nuclear Blast Records
5) Zizania Entertainment Group
6) Avantgarde Music / Cold Meat Industry
7) Last Episode Productions
8) Guano Records / Plasmatica Records
9) Metal Blade Records
10) Mighty Music / Woodcut Records
 
BEST UNDERGROUND ‘ZINE (printed)
 
1) MEATHOOKED ‘zine (Finland)
 
BEST SONG FOR A HANGOVER
 
1) SCHEITAN – any song off “Nemesis” CD
2) ×ÅÐÂÎÍÀ ÐÓÒÒÀ – any song off “Íà Ìàðñ!!!” MC
3) DREADFUL SHADOWS “Twist In My Sobriety”
 
BEST CD APPEARANCE (excluding promos)
 
1) RHAPSODY "Symphony Of Enchanted Lands"
2) KRANIUM “Testimonios”
3) TRIANGLE “Square The Circle”
4) WOLVERINE “Fervent Dream”
5) LUCA TURILLI "King Of The Nordic Twilight"
 
as well as:
AVERSE SEFIRA “Homecoming’s March”
and AION “Noia”