I am ready to vote Sentenced's ninth album, Cold White Light the best what world of metal has to offer this year. They are simply unstoppable in style. The tone is brutal and huge, but there's an aura of melancholy surrounding their songs which I could only descibe familiar to Finnish people. I even like their guitar players' style carving great, melodic riffs and solos on the canvas of air. Not really any trash metal, nu-metal or anything as trendy or popular today but melodic and skillful yet sad songs about love and death. I've also seen them live two times this year, and both times they took their audiences of thousands just like that. Their bassist even got EBS sponsorship recently, so I bought his old Hartke head off him. I really like the song 'Blood And Tears' off the Cold White Light. Check them out if you can - www.sentenced.org is their homesite. Edit: Their homesite, interestingly enough, seems to have couple whole songs along the samples from their albums. Very nice feat.