The Doomsayer's Call
Had never heard of these guys till a member here was raving about this album, so I checked it out. They're death metal, with thrash-ish vocals, sort of like Malevolent Creation, but not as good. Without a doubt one of my favorite albums of the year musically. However, like Psycroptic, the vocals don't do it for me. They don't suck like Psycroptic's, but they're just kinda average. But holy shit, is there some great riffage, and I like the production, too. Not really a weak track either, it's pretty good all the way through, although I do think they could have condensed the album into 10-11 tracks rather than 13, but hey, that's just me. A New Era, The Reprobate, and Pessimist are among the top tracks.
A New Era