BravePicks 2015 - SLAYER's Repentless #1!!!

January 2, 2016, 8 years ago

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BravePicks 2015 - SLAYER's Repentless #1!!!

Well, the day is here. After a month of counting down some of the finest slabs of metal 2015 had to offer, we are finally at #1! And remember to  stay tuned this week as we roll out each individual scribe's invididual lists including Top 20s (new studio albums ONLY),  Top 5 Brave Embarrassments, Top 3 Concerts, What/Who Needs To Stop In 2016? and Metal Predictions For 2016.

But without any further ado, blast-beat drum roll please!

BravePicks 2015

1) SLAYER - Repentless (Nuclear Blast)

The mighty SLAYERRRR! The legends thrash their way to the #1 spot with their ferocious 12th album Repentless. Slayer fought much adversity and grief with the death of guitarist Jeff Hanneman in 2013. New (and old blood) in guitarist Gary Holt and drummer Paul Bostaph helped stab their flag into the ground creating a masterpiece to fuel the sounds of hell and the putting the world on notice that Slayer is here to stay and are not going anywhere! 

The BraveWords messiah “Metal” Tim Henderson offered an in-depth of review of the album stating, “With the first notes of Repentless, we are greeted with echoes of a wailing Middle Eastern-flavoured twin axe attack instrumental, a death march of sorts as Armageddon nears and it’s established how the record’s going to sound and feel. Emotions rise immediately as you begin to think that one of heavy metal’s greatest riff-makers and innovators is no longer with us, that to degree the entire record is a tribute to the fallen soldier of metal, Jeff Hanneman. 

“For those of you who are thinking that Repentless might echo or evoke an Exodus record, you are sorely mistaken. If you are a Slayer fan, then you are no doubt an Exodus fan—or you should be. Slayer have managed to maintain their focus and clarity with the inclusion of another riff-master.”

Henderson concludes that Repentless is a “killer” Slayer record, and is “one that sits proudly on the metal mantle beside the band’s celebrated finest.”

Read more at BraveWords.


BravePicks 2015 Top 30

1) SLAYER - Repentless (Nuclear Blast)
2) QUEENSRŸCHE - Condition Hüman (Century Media)
3) PARADISE LOST - The Plague Within (Century Media)
4) IRON MAIDEN - The Book Of Souls (Sanctuary/BMG)
5) ENSLAVED - In Times (Nuclear Blast)
6) GRAVE - Out Of Respect For The Dead (Century Media)
7) ARMORED SAINT - Win Hands Down (Metal Blade)
8) NILE - What Should Not Be Unearthed (Nuclear Blast) 
9) CRYPTOPSY - The Book Of Suffering - Tome 1 (Defen Society 3000)
10) TRIBULATION - The Children Of The Night (Century Media)
11) ENFORCER - From Beyond (Nuclear Blast)
12) FEAR FACTORY - Genexus (Nuclear Blast)
13) CRADLE OF FILTH - Hammer Of The Witches (Nuclear Blast)
14) AMORPHIS – Under The Red Cloud (Nuclear Blast)
15) MELECHESH - Enki (Nuclear Blast)
16) NAPALM DEATH - Apex Predator - Easy Meat (Century Media)
17) GHOST - Meliora (Loma Vista Recordings)
18) MOTÖRHEAD – Bad Magic (UDR)
19) MARDUK - Frontschwein (Century Media)
20) LAMB OF GOD - VII: Sturm Und Drang (Epic)
21) SYMPHONY X - Underworld (Nuclear Blast) 
22) HELLOWEEN - My God-Given Right (Nuclear Blast)
23) MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – Spirit On A Mission (Inakustik)
24) SAXON - Battering Ram (UDR)
25) KAMELOT - Haven (Napalm Records)
26) VENOM - From The Very Depths (Spinefarm)
27) CHILDREN OF BODOM - I Worship Chaos (Nuclear Blast)
28) KATAKLYSM - Of Ghosts And Gods (Nuclear Blast)
29) EUROPE - War Of Kings (UDR)
30) MY DYING BRIDE - Feel The Misery (Peaceville)


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