The Sword- Gods of the Earth- Holy fuck. Took me damn near forever to find this one, and I finally found it at Wal-Mart, of all places. I have not played an album this loud for a long time. It's ear-blasting monster riffage, kind of like Black Sabbath, only this band doesn't allow themselves mellow trips through the daises like Sabbath did with stuff like 'Laguna Sunrise'. The entire album demands to be heard, which is rare.
The Answer-Never Too Late EP- Look out, America- the Answer is coming, and they're going to totally own you with great, classic hooks. If you saw them with AC/DC this fall, I envy you.
AC/DC- Let There Be Rock- Another 'why not?' AC/DC purchase. Bon Scott-era stuff never lets me down.