3 Inches Of Blood
Formed in Vancouver, British Columbia in 2000, 3 Inches of Blood specialize in light-speed D&D metal with vocals that recall Rob Halford's highest pitched moments tweaked beyond human capabilities. Their Roadrunner Records debut, Advance and Vanquish is surprisingly good, full of blurry, but memorable guitar riffs, lyrics about killing orcs and vocals that may actually drive you insane after awhile. The band toured with the Darkness and are some kind of power/fantasy metal poster children, along similar lines to Avenged Sevenfold's emo-metal. Thankfully 3 Inches of Blood has enough going on (they actually sound like a metal-core band-gone-Maiden) to warrant the attention.