@bwast: some good recommendations there, some i hadn't heard before. one of these days i'm gonna get into that Warlord type stuff and my friends will be all all like wtf dude?
@csl316: i got that Gorguts lp recently, i'd have to say it's great, but at the moment it's more admiration than love i have for it, will probably change over time, but there are some other albums that came out this year i prefer...
so if i could piggyback the thread, and continue with some recent obscure metal which you may or may not be aware of and/or keen on...
Harmony of Struggle by Clandestine Blaze, black metal side project by dude from Deathspell Omega, wings of the archangel
Concrete Sustain by Batillus, industrial tinged with a strong groove and a nice fuzz guitar sound, concrete
Blood Drive by ASG, heavy bright rock'n'roll, a solid album from end to end, scrappy's trip
Knights of Darkness by Ranger, Finnish speed metal with an ace frontman, steel dawn
rock on motherfuckers