Arcturus - Arcturian
Icy Vortex continues to prove he's the most versatile balls out exhilarating vocalist out there. This one will be hard to beat.
The Squirm - Unspoken
Alesh AD from Root band crafts streamlined high-octane alt-metal thats a little slice of heaven. Some of the best shit I've heard since bro Blackosh's unfuckable with Uncommon Excursion.
Solefald - World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud
Cornelius von Jackheim Mutherfucker returns with a polyphonic supra sonic kaleidofriggindicious bouillabaisse of World & World-ly Sgt. Pepper's Metal. Just 3 words to hook ya...Bububu Bad Beuys. Hell any metal song that references that Fluxus meistermind is by definition ahead of the pack.
Liturgy - The Ark Work
I think The Tyranny of Tradition put it best "This is like listening to Ween cover a Three 6 Mafia song". Exactamundo.
DHG - A Umbra Omega
Worth the going on a decade wait. Dangerous and lysergic and epic.
I'm also really looking forward to the new Necrocock whenever that fucker decides to drop.