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

January 1, 2007, 7 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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