Sleep – Live At Third Man Records

Imagine if Dave Matthews suddenly got way into Black Sabbath

Mastodon – Emperor Of Sand

This record sounds like what Black Sabbath could have evolved into if Ozzy had stayed clean and the 80s never happened.

Avenged Sevenfold – The Stage

The Stage sounds like Andrew Lloyd Webber dropped acid, went to a Rush concert, and decided to hire metal musicians to play the soundtrack to his drug-induced visions.

Avatar -Black Waltz

It is the type of album that you listen to with your friends while wearing black t-shirts and playing pool in a smoke-filled basement with that one overweight girl there in the corner because she just wants to be included.

Hellyeah – Unden!able

Unden!able is hard, fast, pounding metal.  It is the type of album that I’d want spinning in the weight room when I played football in high school. 

Sunflower Dead

If you like Korn, Disturbed, and early Staind you will like this album.

Ghost – Infestissumam

It is a fun listen because Ghost really sucks you into their thematic theatrical arena and makes you feel as though the Crowned Princes of Hell are preparing to come out of your speakers……..or something like that.

Trivium – Silence in the Snow

There is a technicality to Trivium’s brand of rock n roll that appeals to the guitar magazine reading music geek while also being inviting to the casual metal fan.

Ghost – Meliora

If Rush did the soundtrack for Phantom of the Opera it would sound like Meliora from Ghost.