1. Into Eternity - The Scattering Of Ashes - (www.myspace.com/officialintoeternity) - perfect and unique mix of death and prog with awesome death, clean and some falsetto vocals 2. Benedictum - Uncreation (www.myspace.com/benedictum) - the female Dio, just awesome 3. Communic - Waves of Visual Decay (www.myspace.com/communic) - for all Nevermore fans 4. Textures - Drawing Circles (www.myspace.com/textures) - brutal mix of death, hardcore, prog etc 5. Evergrey - Monday Morning Apocalypse - still very Evergrey to me, so I still love it 6. Doro - Warrior Soul - most Warlock like album since many years 7. Marcel Coenen - The Colour Journey (www.myspace.com/marcelcoenen) - versatile songwriter and awesome guitarist, lots of guests on this album 8. Assailant - Nemesis Within (www.myspace.com/assailantsweden) - w/elements of Evergrey, In Flames, Morgana Lefay etc 9. Jon Oliva's Pain - Maniacal Renderings - for all old Savatage fans! 10. Vanden Plas - Christ O - just a great progmetal album But.. I did not hear these possible candidates yet: Wolverine, Zero Hour, Antiquus (just ordered!), Eidolon (got it, but hardly listened yet), Vicious Rumors, Metal Church, Celtic Frost, Slayer, The Orchard (got it, not listened yet). I also enjoyed: Delirious (http://www.myspace.com/deliriousragerselite), Iron Fire (http://www.myspace.com/officialironfire), Mercenary, Axamenta (http://www.myspace.com/axamenta), Kataklysm.