BravePicks 2022 - NORDJEVEL’s Gnavhòl #30
December 2, 2022, a year ago
Where does the time go? 2022 can be called the comeback year of all time, with virtually every band on the planet getting back on track post-COVID. So it was one helluva year for heavy metal as the releases started to pour in and the bands started to hit your town after nearly three years of madness. It is time to unveil our annual BravePicks countdown, where the devout scribes at BraveWords cast their votes at the hits and misses of the year! So who will be our #1? You’ll find out as we count down the BravePick Of 2022 each day in December!
Everybody has an opinion and it’s time for ours! And stay tuned in January for the writers’ individual Top 20s (new studio albums ONLY), Top 5 Brave Embarrassments (a fan favorite!), What/Who Needs To Stop In 2022? and Metal Predictions For 2022. All will be showcased come the New Year!
First up, the best of the best for 2022 begins NOW! And we begin with the six releases bubbling under our top 30.
30) NORDJEVEL - Gnavhòl (Indie)
Our Top 30 begins with devilish drippings of Nordjevel’s Gnavhòl. The Norwegian black metal force delves further into warring themes and crushes with hellish intensity. Their third full-length is their darkest and most brutal to date and is a modern day triumph of Scandinavian black metal.
Nordjevel stated about the album: “Gnavhòl is darker, more dynamic and technically on another level than before. This is how we want Nordjevel to sound.”
BravePicks 2022 Top 30
31) WITCHERY – Nightside (Century Media)
32) ABBATH - Dread Reaver (Season of Mist)
33) AMON AMARTH - The Great Heathen Army (Metal Blade)
34) RECKLESS LOVE – Turbo Rider (AFM)
35) GOATWHORE – Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven (Metal Blade)
36) CAVE IN – Heavy Pendulum (Relapse)