What a relief! We added to the stresses of the season by counting down the top slabs of metal in 2009 each day in December! The burning question ... WHO was going to be #1?! Well, we finally made it and the BraveWords.com scribes voted MEGADETH's Endgame as the #1 Brave Pick Of 2009.
Well, word has made it to the Mega-camp and they responded with glee.
Leader Dave Mustaine remarked:
"When it comes down to knowing their shit about music, about the bands, about the fans, and what is the truth, Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles have always been head and shoulders above anyone else. A favourite website of mine and Megadeth. There are no mindless 13 year-olds posting here; just metal fans, writers with serious cred, and an editor that plays fucking hockey! How badass is that?
I would like to thank Tim Henderson and the killer crew of Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles for this tremendous honor. It is my goal to personally dedicate all of the concerts on the upcoming Canadian Carnage tour to BW&BK; the readers, the fans, and the friends of Megadeth.
I am so honored."
Drummer Shawn Drover and fellow crazy Canuck metalhead added: "BW&BK has always been synonymous with quality music journalism and presenting itself in the highest regard possible, and has been this way since I first started reading it over ten years ago. With that said, for Megadeth's Endgame to be considered the #1 release of 2009 makes me very proud and honoured, to say the least. Not bad for a kid from Deux Montagnes, Quebec, eh??"
Cheers to those that visited BraveWords.com every day to check out the countdown!
HAPPY HEADBANGIN' NEW YEAR!!!
BraveWords.com - Brave Picks Top 30 Of 2009
- DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT - Addicted (InsideOut)
- GOD DETHRONED - Passiondale (Metal Blade)
- KISS - Sonic Boom (Kiss Records/ Walmart)
- GORGOROTH - Quantos Possunt Ad Satanitatem Trahunt (Regain)
- CHEAP TRICK - The Latest (Cheap Trick)
- EX DEO - Romulus (Nuclear Blast)
- SWALLOW THE SUN – New Moon (Spinefarm)
- KATATONIA - Night Is The New Day (Peaceville)
- KREATOR - Hordes of Chaos (Steamhammer)
- ASPHYX - Death... The Brutal Way (Century Media)
- GOATWHORE - Carving Out The Eyes Of God (Metal Blade)
- VADER – Necropolis (Nuclear Blast)
- CHICKENFOOT – Chickenfoot (Redline)
- BRUTAL TRUTH - Evolution Through Revolution (Relapse)
- CANNIBAL CORPSE – Evisceration Plague (Metal Blade)
- MASTODON - Crack The Skye (Warner)
- PORCUPINE TREE – The Incident (Roadrunner)
- CANDLEMASS - Death Magic Doom (Nuclear Blast)
- AMORPHIS – Skyforger (Nuclear Blast)
- SACRIFICE – The Ones I Condemn (Sonic Unyon)
- VOIVOD – Infini (Sonic Unyon/Relapse)
- HEAVEN & HELL – The Devil You Know (Rhino)
- ALICE IN CHAINS – Black Gives Way To Blue (Virgin)
- NILE – Those Whom The Gods Detest (Nuclear Blast)
- HYPOCRISY – A Taste Of Extreme Divinity (Nuclear Blast)
- BEHEMOTH - Evangelion (Metal Blade)
- SLAYER - World Painted Blood (Sony)
- NAPALM DEATH - Time Waits For No Slave (Century Media)
- IMMORTAL – All Shall Fall (Nuclear Blast)
- MEGADETH – Endgame (Roadrunner)