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Current Metal Favorites

List name says it all.
1Agalloch

Could you have guessed? If you asked me to actually explain coherently why I love this band so much, I'd just shrug and say "you had to be there." When "Ashes..." clicked with me, it was like a spiritual experience that opened up all of their prior albums to me. They are the gift that keeps on giving.
2Mar De Grises

My favorite band of the doom metal variety. The Tatterdemalion Express and Draining The Waterheart are both masterpieces, Streams Inwards needs a little more time to sink in.
3Kalmah

Kalmah proved perfectly with 12 Gauge that they had successfully interfaced with the metal supercomputer and survived. That said "The Groan Of Wind" is one of my favorite songs of all time.
4Insomnium

There are two bands on this list that are most likely to be met with groans of disapproval, and this is one of them. Some grievances aside, I just love the sound of these guys. It's nothing new, nothing special, they just do what they do well.
5Wolves In The Throne Room

Practically the only "Cascadian" USBM band I have any real love for...
6Panopticon

Probably the only metal band from Kentucky I even know about, and probably the only black metal band from Kentucky period. Amazing one man project that rivals almost anything the PNW has come up with.
7Enslaved

Would be higher on the list if I had been into them longer. It took me several months and damn near a dozen listens to warm up to Vertebrae, don't know why. But I trusted the Sputnik crowed and now that Axioma is out, I'm glad I'm along for the ride.
8Orphaned Land

"Mabool" blew my mind and still does, and though I can never convince myself to sit through the entirety of "The Neverending Way Of ORwarriOR", there are several tracks on it that are good enough to keep me hopeful that they haven't lost their souls to Steve Wilson.
9Ensiferum

EDIT: This band is good, and is replacing Martriden on this list who isn't as good.
10Eluveitie

All said and done, "Inis Mona" is probably my favorite folk-metal song, I don't even want to think of how many times I sat in front of my computer headbanging violently into the night to that song. Their whole career has been generally solid with a handful of boring tracks, par for the course.
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