2008 has been a year of multiple heavy hitting metal albums. Metallica, AC/DC, Testament, Iced Earth, In Flames, Sebastian Bach, Meshuggah and several other bands released solid albums this year.
Newer bands such as Gojira and Trivium kept metal alive for a new generation of fans with their 2008 releases.
A little over two weeks and we will have the new Guns N' Roses as well.
Now looking at 2009, it looks like there could be some more great metal CDs released in the near future.
Anthrax, Lamb of God, Shadows Fall, God Forbid, Sepultura, Slayer and possibly Ace Frehley will be releasing new albums.
However, one of the biggest new releases will be coming from a band that hasn't recorded a new CD since about 1995 when they released the self-titled album Alice In Chains. Recording only three full-length albums, the band left a huge mark on the metal and rock world.
One can argue this band is grunge, but to me, Alice In Chains is just good music. I have high hopes for the new CD. Lets hope that this band and the others make 2009 a year to be remembered for metal music and music in general!
Week 2 Update