Though there are some experiments and weird ideas that don't really pan out, We Are Not Your Kind is for the most part a return to form for Slipknot.
An out-and-out masterpiece of alternative metal, System of a Down's sophomore album was a breath of fresh air amid an ocean of cringeworthy rap rock verses and down-tuned two-note riffs.
Skins is one of the year's least gratifying albums, but out of everyone involved in its creation, X is probably the least at blame.
Vein's debut album offers a diverting blend of metalcore and alternative metal styles as well as its share of growing pains.
Korn returns with one of their best albums since 1999's Issues. Still can't say I care for it, tho...
I travel down memory lane a little bit with a Slipknot review.