BravePicks 2016 - CROWBAR's The Serpent Only Lies #21

December 11, 2016, 3 years ago

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BravePicks 2016 - CROWBAR's The Serpent Only Lies #21

Another gruelling year of heavy metal mastery is almost over! And all the votes are in and the compiling is complete! It's time to celebrate the winners and call out the not-so winners! So who will be our #1? You’ll find out as we count down the BravePick Of 2016 throughout December! And once again our devout scribes put their collective metal minds together to build the ultimate lists including individual Top 20s (new studio albums ONLY),  Top 5 Brave Embarrassments, Top 3 Concerts, What/Who Needs To Stop In 2017? and Metal Predictions For 2017. All will be showcased come the New Year!

'Tis the season to commence the good, bad and ugly of 2016! Let’s rock!

BravePicks 2016

21) CROWBAR - The Serpent Only Lies (eOne)

Crowbar keeping cranking out their NOLA sludge after 25+ plus years in the biz! Mainman Kirk Windstein has kept this tool in prime condition and The Serpent Only Lies is no different delivering this brand of metal only Crowbar is capable of. 

Scribe Greg Pratt declared that everyone should be a Crowbar fan in his 8.5/10 review stating:

“Long-time fans of NOLA sludge institution Crowbar (and, for the record, every single one of you should be a fan of Crowbar) will be happy to see the return of bassist Todd Strange here on the band's eleventh album. And I'm loving the album's first two cuts, ‘Falling While Rising’ and ‘Plasmic And Pure’ offering few surprises (okay, no surprises), as the band does what they do best, the slow and hard-hitting NOLA sludge that, really, they are untouchable at.”

Pratt concludes The Serpent Only Lies is one of Crowbar’s strongest albums in years saying, “Granted, Crowbar don't really put out bad albums, but this is probably the best one they've done in about five albums or so. Essential modern-day sludge here, from the masters.”

Read more of the review here .

 

 

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21) CROWBAR - The Serpent Only Lies (eOne)
22) BORKNAGAR - Winter Thrice (Century Media)
23) ENTOMBED A.D. - Dead Dawn (Century Media)
24) TREMONTI - Dust (Fret 12)
25) OPETH - Sorceress (Moderbolaget/Nuclear Blast)
26) HAMMERFALL - Built To Last (Napalm)
27) EPICA - The Holographic Principle (Nuclear Blast)
28)  DARK TRANQUILLITY - Atoma (Century Media)
29) SUMERLANDS - S/T (Relapse)
30) RUNNING WILD – Rapid Foray (SPV)
31) AVANTASIA – Ghostlights (Nuclear Blast)

 



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