1. Diggeth – Zero Hour In Doomtown
Getting more and more into the stoner metal/rock scene has been fun for me. Every track on ZERO HOUR TO DOOMTOWN is excellent. There are so many different aspects to the genre. Here, Diggeth is more on the Southern side of life. During my first run-through of this album, bands like Brand New Sin, Spiritual Beggars, and C.O.C. (not the punk side) were my first thoughts when trying to compare them to a familiar band of note. Yet after several more listens, it is almost like I cannot get enough of this band.
2. Sideburn – Fired Up!
This album is full of catchy riffs, ripping bluesy-esque solos, and arena style chant along choruses. I took an instant liking to it and have run through it numerous times now and I am already looking into their back catalog. So, if you dig the sounds of AC/DC, Broken Teeth, or Airbourne, you are going to love the tunes these guys crank out.
3. Amon Amarth – The Great Heathen Army
Amon Amarth! What else needs to be said? The formula works and with The Great Heathen Army, once again the band did not disappoint in any way.
4. Ike’s Wasted World – Tres Lobos
5. Kreator – Hate Uber Alles
6. Assimilator – Assimilator
7. Amorphis – Halo
8. Reanimator – Commotion
9. Flames – Resurgence
10. Septckh – Greetings From The End
11. Holy Roller – Swimming Witches
12. Kadavermarch – Into Oblivion
13. Symphony Of Heaven – Maniacal Entropik
14. The Silent Wedding – Ego Path
15. Eyes Of The Living – Fear Comes Walking
16. Anvil – Impact Is Imminent
17. Final Cry – The Ever-Rest
18. Evil – Book Of Evil
19. Fallen Sanctuary – Terra Nova
20. 10,000 Years – III