There has been a trend in recent years for bands to play music more reminiscent of 1980's era heavy metal. One of the best such bands is Sweden's Grand Magus. Playing a style that calls to mind a combination of Cirith Ungol and Judas Priest, the band has a knack for incredibly catchy songs and infectious riffs. Of course the other great aspect of the band is vocalist JB whose voice is particularly powerful and fits the music very well.
FAVORITE ALBUM: IRON WILL