Excellent review. To be honest, I'd never heard of any of these bands, but your review made me check them all out. Now, I'd be lying if I said any of them were my cup of tea (though I thought at least one or two songs from most of the bands sounded pretty good), but I wanted to let you know that I thought your review was very well written, and that it had an impact on me. Thanks for that.
09/07 - Coheed and Cambria
10/30 - King Diamond
12/08 - Opeth / In Flames / Red Fang