NEWS Presents Brave Picks Top 30 Of 2009 ... #10 Revealed!

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Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009 at 10:32:16 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 We have entered the Top Ten!

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#10 - VOIVOD – Infini (Sonic Unyon/Relapse)'s Martin Popoff stated in his review:

Amazing that Michel, Snake and Jason have been able to make yet a second album from the deceased Denis D’Amour’s demo guitar tracks, and even more so that there’s even a Piggy solo album in the works. In any event, Infini finds the band tearing it up in their new and renewed heavy metal punk direction. Snake’s halting lyrics and Pistols sneer is a big part of that, but so is the production and Piggy’s end-of-life predilection for more melody, groove and simplicity.

Read more here.

Voivod drummer Michel “Away” Langevin told's David Perri that Infini, as it turns out, isn’t necessarily the end of Voivod.

“No, it’s not necessarily the end of the band," says Away. "That’s sort of why we called it Infini, we wanted to put the accent on the immortal or eternal side of Voivod. I really dream of one day having the whole Voivod collective on one album. That would be great. To have Jason, Blacky, Eric Forest, Snake, Dan and I working on something would be great, but it’s really only a dream right now.”

Read the entire interview 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)
#22 - KREATOR - Hordes of Chaos (Steamhammer)
#21 - ASPHYX - Death... The Brutal Way (Century Media)
#20 - GOATWHORE - Carving Out The Eyes Of God (Metal Blade)
#19 - VADER – Necropolis (Nuclear Blast)
#18 - CHICKENFOOT – Chickenfoot (Redline)
#17 - BRUTAL TRUTH - Evolution Through Revolution (Relapse)
#16 - CANNIBAL CORPSE – Evisceration Plague (Metal Blade)
#15 - MASTODON - Crack The Skye (Warner)
#14 - PORCUPINE TREE – The Incident (Roadrunner)
#13 - CANDLEMASS - Death Magic Doom (Nuclear Blast)
#12 - AMORPHIS – Skyforger (Nuclear Blast)
#11 - SACRIFICE – The Ones I Condemn (Sonic Unyon)
#10 - VOIVOD – Infini (Sonic Unyon/Relapse)