NEWS Presents Brave Picks Top 30 Of 2009 ... #25 Revealed

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Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009 at 12:13:01 EST

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

Double-bass drum roll please ....

#25 - EX DEO - Romulus (Nuclear Blast) scribe Carl Begai says: "Nobody said anything about an atomic bomb destroying Rome, but that’s pretty much what Ex Deo’s debut amounts to. An ambitious “little” history lesson cooked up by KATAKLYSM frontman Maurizio Iacono, Romulus plays out as the ultimate blood-and-guts soundtrack dedicated to the Roman Empire."

Read more of he review here.

Romulus features guest appearances by Karl Sanders (NILE), Nergal (BEHEMOTH), Obsidian C. (KEEP OF KALESSIN).

Ex Deo recording lineup: Maurizio Iacono (Kataklysm) - vocals, Stephane Barbe (Kataklysm) - guitars, J-F Dagenais (Kataklysm) - guitars, Max Duhamel (Kataklysm) - drums, Francois Mongrain (MARTYR) - bass, Jonathan Leduc (BLACKGUARD) – keyboards.

The video clip for the title track 'Romulus' can be viewed below.

Ex Deo will film a video for the track 'In Her Dark Embrace' with renowned director Ivan Colic and producer Stanimir Lucik in Belgrade, Serbia. The filming will take place in early January 2010 and will be released in the month of Mars (March) to celebrate Mars, the ancient Roman god of war. - 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)