Yeah I included MW mainly due to all the love Power & Prog are getting on lists this year. As talented as a band like Avantasia is I own both of their 2010 releases and they bore me after 15 min. I'd love to see them live but I never listen to their cd's. Not that I listen to MW often either but I enjoyed meeting them and saw at least 20 people buy their cd at the show that night. MW isn't great but with so many bands like them receiving accolades out the ass I still think they're underrated. Kinda like Myrath who is on the next list of 11-20. I haven't seen Myrath on 1 list this year and if I was a P/P guy I'd really dig them I think.
I totally agree on Fisheye. What a great, catchy song. I realize others are an acquired taste. Helter Skelter truly is Helter fucking sonically Skelter!
9/27 - Clutch
10/24 - Judas Priest & Steel Panther