Anyone seen this wreck?
The short story is that Thrash Magazine is doing a bracket for metal bands made up of the following labels: Metal Blade, Nuclear Blast, Victory, and Sumerian. I am not sure of Thrash Magazine's audience, but we have had some odd results from this.
My list of complaints are as follows:
1. I do not understand the presence of Victory and Sumerian on this thing. Victory is more of a hardcore label and Sumerian is a niche label focusing on technical and progressive styles of metal and hardcore. Why not use Relapse and Century Media or some better-known labels? Metal Blade and Nuclear Blast are fine.
2. Just look at some of the results. Whitechapel over Cannibal Corpse, All Shall Perish over Kataklysm, As I Lay Dying over Behemoth, etc.
3. Amon Amarth is in serious jeopardy of being eliminated by Whitechapel.
So there you have it. March Metal Madness.