Armored Saint, Carpe Noctum. I've been listening to Armored Saint since I bought the cassette of March of the Saint when it first appeared. Since then, I've followed the band through it's twists and turns but I always knew they were awesome. I never saw them live, but this gets me pretty close. This release is short but sweet.
Beastie Boys, Paul's Boutique. It might surprise our readers a little, but I love hip hop. I've been listening to this album lately because of it's beats and it's creative and exciting sampling. Fans of the Beastie Boys know this is an often-unappreciated classic. Definitely a good one for driving.
Unearthly Trance, Stalking the Ghost. I'm getting ready to review this one and so I'll have more to say later. My first impression is good, though. This one's a keeper.
Esben and the Witch, Older Terrors. Slow and powerful, this album makes a good first impression and gets better with each listen. Rachel Davies's vocals are amazing.