I think the one that had me on the floor was Europe. You are talking about the one hit wonder with the worst use of keyboards in the history of modern music right?
Who knew these clowns were still around, let alone making music anyone under the age of 60 would want to hear? Maybe they're big across the pond but in America they are the punchline of jokes and only played by band geeks at basketball games.
You mention Alice in Chains and I can't see how anyone couldn't get the soul and emotion on that cd. Well, maybe I can because it took me 10 listens but once I got it I was enthralled.
I only heard about 1/3rd of tte cd's you listed but some never even got a 2nd listen due to horrific lyrics or just being boring and plodding.
Is there anything on that list that is fast or has some balls and you would recommend to a Slayer fan?
6/2 - Hatebreed & Devildriver
6/11 - Thrill Kill Kult
8/3 - Deftones
8/14 - Bush & Chevelle