For better or worse, here are the things you clicked on in 2014.
You all were into Slipknot; you all were REALLY into Slipknot.
You were also into [arguing about] our 25 Best Metal Bands of All Time countdown.
You were attracted to deaths, although it pains me to discover that Wayne Static’s generated more interest than Dave Brockie’s.
You dug some silly viral videos.
You complained that MetalSucks wasn’t covering enough lesser known bands that could use the press, yet we covered over 100 unsigned acts in 2014 in our regular Unsigned and Unholy series, and, unsurprisingly, those posts generated relatively few comments and pageviews. (But we will continue to cover them nonetheless!)
Here it is: the top traffic-generating posts of 2014 on MetalSucks. Now, onto the new!
In case you’re curious, here are the top stories of 2013.
#25: Slipknot: New Bassist’s Identity Revealed?
#24: Chris Broderick Splits with Megadeth, to be Replaced by Former Nevermore Bandmate Jeff Loomis (April Fools’ joke)
#23: Video: Vocalist Performs Ten Styles of Metal, Complete with Appropriately Silly Lyrics
#22: Listen to The Rev’s and Mike Portnoy’s Isolated Avenged Sevenfold Drum Tracks
#21: The Ten Most Embarrassing Attempts by a Formerly Cool Metal Band to be Hip Again
#20: Video Tutorial: How to Be Iron Maiden’s Eddie for Halloween
#19: What if You Could See the Reverse Angle of Your Favorite Album Covers?
#18: The 25 Best Metal Bands of All Time, #5: Pantera
#17: The 25 Best Metal Bands of All Time, the REAL #1: Black Sabbath
#16: Joey Jordison Claims He Was Fired from Slipknot; Ex-Decapitated Drummer Krimh Auditions for Band
#15: Slipknot Have FINALLY Announced All the Details of Their New Album (Plus: A New Song!)
#14: Why There Will Never Be Another Metal Band as Big as Metallica
#13: Watch This 10-Year-Old Girl Shred Through Slayer’s “War Ensemble”
#12: Drummer Mark Castillo Receives Cochlear Implant, Quits Emmure
#11: Video: One Direction Cover Lamb of God’s “Again We Rise”
#10: BREAKING: Some Local Band Called Shrapnel are Tired of You Leaving the Show Before Their Set
#9: Creed’s Scott Stapp is Broke, Living at a Holiday Inn
#8: The 25 Best Metal Bands of All Time, #2: Iron Maiden
#7: Joey Jordison Claims He Was Fired from Slipknot Via a Singing Telegram
#6: Press Release: Wayne Static Died in His Sleep, Drugs Not Involved
#5: The 25 Best Metal Bands of All Time (full countdown category page)
#4: Corey Taylor Reveals That Slipknot’s New Drummer and Bassist Will Wear Identical Masks
#3: The 25 Best Metal Bands of All Time, #4: Metallica
#2: Is Facebook Trying to Extort Bands and Brands?
#1: Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne Finally Wrote a Song So Awful that the Internet Has Collectively Rejected It