Presents Brave Picks Top 30 Of 2009 ... Lucky #13 Revealed!

December 18, 2009, 7 years ago

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The Brave Picks Top 30 Of 2009 countdown continues! Each day in December we will deliver one of the essential records of the year - as voted by the scribes here at We have finally reached the Top 15!!

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#13 - CANDLEMASS - Death Magic Doom (Nuclear Blast)

Check out an excerpt from scribe Mark Gromen's review: "The second album of the Rob Lowe (SOLITUDE AETURNUS) era, albeit the first with songs written specifically for him, as the formation of King Of The Grey Islands was under the guise that longtime vocalist Messiah Marcolin would be involved. The pre-release EP teaser (Lucifer Rising) gave no indication of how monstrous a disc was yet to be unleashed. There’s a little bit of everything within these eight tracks, from the speedy ‘If I Ever Die’ opener and like-mindedly upbeat ‘Dead Angel’ to the Sabbathy sludge of what was originally destined to be the title track ‘Hammer Of Doom’ (down to the Iommi riffage and tolling bell!), even a cut or two with synthesizers, without diminishing that trademark sound (‘Clouds Of Dementia’/’My Funeral Dreams’)."

Read more here. - Brave Picks Top 30 Of 2009

#30 - DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT - Addicted (InsideOut)

#29 - GOD DETHRONED - Passiondale (Metal Blade)

#28 - KISS - Sonic Boom (Kiss Records/ Walmart)

#27 - GORGOROTH - Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem Trahunt (Regain)

#26 - CHEAP TRICK - The Latest (Cheap Trick)

#25 - EX DEO - Romulus (Nuclear Blast)

#24 - SWALLOW THE SUN – New Moon (Spinefarm)

#23 - KATATONIA - Night Is The New Day (Peaceville)

#22 - KREATOR - Hordes of Chaos (Steamhammer)

#21 - ASPHYX - Death... The Brutal Way (Century Media)

#20 - GOATWHORE - Carving Out The Eyes Of God (Metal Blade)

#19 - VADER – Necropolis (Nuclear Blast)

#18 - CHICKENFOOT – Chickenfoot (Redline)

#17 - BRUTAL TRUTH - Evolution Through Revolution (Relapse)

#16 - CANNIBAL CORPSE – Evisceration Plague (Metal Blade)

#15 - MASTODON - Crack The Skye (Warner)

#14 - PORCUPINE TREE – The Incident (Roadrunner)

#13 - CANDLEMASS - Death Magic Doom (Nuclear Blast)

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