BravePicks 2017 - ARCH ENEMY's Will To Power #11

December 21, 2017, 2 months ago

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BravePicks 2017 - ARCH ENEMY's Will To Power #11

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 2017 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 2018? and Metal Predictions For 2018. All will be showcased come the New Year!

'Tis the season to commence the good, bad and ugly of 2017! Let’s rock!

BravePicks 2017

11) ARCH ENEMY – Will To Power (Century Media)

A more focused and driven Arch Enemy takes the 11th spot with their album Will To Power. The second album with former The Agonist vocalist Alissa White-Gluz hits the mark with more concise songwriting than 2014’s War Eternal. Powered by Michael Amott’s flair for striking riffs and Gluz’s vocal mastery, Will To Power is a clear statement of fiery melodic death metal.

As BW’s Carl Begai described in his review, “Musically, Will To Power is a step up from predecessor War Eternal in that it's more immediate and somehow less dense, as if Arch Enemy aren't trying as hard this time out to make a point. There's a better flow and the songs are definitely more memorable, some of them digging their hooks in even after a single listen thanks to guitarist Michael Amott's head for riffs and melody.”

BravePicks 2017 Top 30

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11) ARCH ENEMY – Will To Power (Century Media)
12) IMMOLATION - Atonement (Nuclear Blast)
13) ACCEPT - The Rise Of Chaos (Nuclear Blast) 
14) PRONG - Zero Days (Steamhammer / SPV)
15) AYREON – The Source (InsideOut)
16) CANNIBAL CORPSE - Red Before Black (Metal Blade)
17) ANNIHILATOR - For The Demented (Silver Lining) 
18) DECAPITATED - Anticult (Nuclear Blast) 
19) GRAVE DIGGER - Healed By Metal (Napalm)
20) WITCHERY - I Am Legion (Century Media)
21) CAVALERA CONSPIRACY - Psychosis (Napalm)
22) MOONSPELL - 1755 (Napalm)
23) L.A. GUNS - The Missing Peace (Frontiers)
24) SEPULTURA - Machine Messiah (Nuclear Blast)
25) JAG PANZER - The Deviant Chord (SPV)
26) GOATWHORE - Vengeful Ascension (Metal Blade)
27) FIRESPAWN - The Reprobate (Century Media)
28) FIREWIND - Immortals (AFM)
29) VENOM INC. – Avé (Nuclear Blast)
30) THE HAUNTED - Strength In Numbers (Century Media)

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