NEWS Presents Brave Picks Top 30 Of 2009 ... #23 Revealed

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Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 at 10:13:57 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

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#23 - KATATONIA - Night Is The New Day (Peaceville) scribe David Perri says: "Night Is The New Day finally sees Katatonia rise out of the shadow - and subsequent pressure, no doubt - of Viva Emptiness' massive acclaim and has the band morphing once again, this time increasing the despondent elements (one wonders how that's even possible) and setting the heavy aspects of its sound as an almost secondary, complementary conceptual element: it's difficult to even call Katatonia a metal band anymore, but don't let that scare you off from a record that is, at parts, truly adventurous and far-reaching."

Read the entire review 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)