This was an excellent year, and it was tough to limit it to just five, but here's my list: Honorable mentions: Doro, Eclipse, Vuur, Labyrinth 5: Gloryhammer: Making European powermetal fun again. 4: Angra: Very entertaining, and perhaps the single highlight was Doro joining them for a song. 3: Sons of Apollo: The talent in this group is just insane. 2: Redemption: Didn't know much about them going into the show, but I'm now a fan. 1. Alestorm: Just an insane performance all around. All hail King Duckie!!!