CHR and Doug mix things up this time around with new albums from gothic pioneers Moonspell, retro-thrashers Power Trip, and the black/power metal hybrid of The Lightbringer. Finally, Doug tries to overcome CHR’s prejudice against the early 2000s metal scene with Lamb of God’s third album.
El Goro and SonOfOdin indulge in a multinational feast of metal. The main course consists of Swedish power metal and a double-sized helping of Portuguese experimental metal with some Australian groove metal on the side. For dessert, a California thrash act inadvertantly creates a top-level metal subgenre.