Brave Picks 2006 ... The Complete List Is Here!

January 1, 2007, 8 years ago

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Drum roll please ..... as voted by the devout scribes/staff of BW&BK; magazine, our annual Brave Picks Top 66 is a meticulously compiled list of the ultimate hard rock/metal releases that have crossed our paths this year. And the winner is ... VOIVOD's brilliant Katorz album. In his review, Martin Popoff states: "Katorz is jumpy, nervy, punchy and organic, like an early Voivod album, the guys finding a punk rock ethic that is inspiring to action. So the sound is urgent, fastback and live, live, live, in marked contrast to the self-titled first of the Jasonic ere, which had polish."

You can read Martin's full review here. The track 'The Getaway' is now streaming at BraveTunes on the left-hand-side side of the page.

Brave Picks 2006 - Top 66 Countdown

66) GOATWHORE - A Haunting Curse (Metal Blade)

65) DECAPITATED - Organic Hallucinosis (Earache)

64) DIRTY RIG – Rock Did It (Escapi)

63) GLENN HUGHES – Music For The Divine (Frontiers)

62) HERESI – Psalm II: Infusco Ignis (Total Holocaust/Hydra Head)

61) DEADBOY AND THE ELEPHANT MEN – We Are Night Sky (Fat Possum)

60) STRAPPING YOUNG LAD – The New Black (Century Media)'

59) EVERGREY – Monday Morning Apocalypse (InsideOut)

58) ANTAEUS – Blood Libels (Norma Evangelia Diaboli)

57) NEGLECTED FIELDS – Splenetic (Aghast)

56) CHEAP TRICK – Rockford (Big 3)

55) VENOM - Metal Black (Sanctuary)

54) MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP – Tales Of Rock ‘n’ Roll (Armageddon Music)

53) FIREWIND - Allegiance (Century Media)

52) WEDNESDAY 13 - Fang Bang (Rykodisc)

51) MISERY INDEX - Discordia (Relapse)

50) ANGEL BLAKE – Angel Blake (Metal Blade)

49) KEEP OF KALESSIN – Armada (Tabu)

48) ASUNDER – Works Will Come Undone (Profound Lore)

47) DISSECTION - Reinkaos (The End)

46) JON OLIVA’S PAIN – Maniacal Renderings (AFM)

45) CATHEDRAL - The Garden Of Unearthly Delights (Nuclear Blast)

44) MY DYING BRIDE – A Line Of Deathless Kings (Peaceville)

43) ISIS – In The Absence Of Truth (Ipecac)

42) KATAKLYSM – In The Arms Of Devastation (Nuclear Blast)

41) THE DEVIN TOWNSEND BAND – Synchestra (InsideOut)

40) NACHTMYSTIUM – Instinct:Decay (Battle Kommand)

39) BLACK STONE CHERRY - Black Stone Cherry (Roadrunner)

38) MELIAH RAGE - The Deep And Dreamless Sleep (Screaming Ferret)

37) KORPIKLAANI – Tales Along This Road (Napalm)

36) BEYOND FEAR – Beyond Fear (SPV)

35) EIDOLON – The Parallel Otherworld (Escapi)

34) FALCONER – Northwind (Metal Blade)

33) STONE SOUR – Come What(ever) May (Roadrunner)

32) CRADLE OF FILTH – Thornography (Roadrunner)

31) KATATONIA – The Great Cold Distance (Peaceville)

30) BLACK LABEL SOCIETY - Shot To Hell (Roadrunner)

29) GRAVE - As Rapture Comes (Century Media)

28) WITCHERY – Don’t Fear The Reaper (Century Media)

27) AMORPHIS – Eclipse (Nuclear Blast)

26) IHSAHN – The Adversary (Candlelight)

25) INSOMNIUM – Above The Weeping World (Candlelight)

24) ANGTORIA – God Has A Plan For Us All (Listenable)

23) CELTIC FROST – Monotheist (Century Media)

22) AGALLOCH – Ashes Against The Grain (The End)

21) LAMB OF GOD – Sacrament (Epic)

20) OSI – Free (InsideOut)

19) JORN – The Duke (AFM)

18) CANNIBAL CORPSE - Kill (Metal Blade)

17) INTO ETERNITY – The Scattering Of Ashes (Century Media)

16) DISMEMBER – The God That Never Was (Regain)

15) AMON AMARTH – With Oden On Our Side (Metal Blade)

14) CONVERGE – No Heroes (Epitaph)

13) HAMMERS OF MISFORTUNE – The Locust Years (Cruz Del Sur)

12) MASTODON – Blood Mountain (Relapse/Warner)

11) BLIND GUARDIAN – A Twist In The Myth (Nuclear Blast)

10) IRON MAIDEN – A Matter Of Life And Death (EMI)

9) NAPALM DEATH - Smear Campaign (Century Media)

8) MOTORHEAD – Kiss Of Death (Sanctuary)

7) ENSLAVED – Ruun (Tabu)

6) SATYRICON – Now, Diabolical (Century Media)

5) DEICIDE - The Stench Of Redemption (Earache)

4) WOLF – The Black Flame (Prosthetic)

3) I – Between Two Worlds (Nuclear Blast)

2) SLAYER – Christ Illusion (Warner)

1) VOIVOD – Katorz (The End)

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