4 Almost perfectMellisonantJak | 01/08/2010 | See all MellisonantJak's reviews (5)Where do I begin? The story of Heavy Metal is a long one -- far too long to delve into. What you need to know about this album is that it is the best Heavy Metal album to be released in the last ten years. To reiterate, it has been roughly three thousand six hundred and fifty days since a Heavy Metal album of this magnitude has been created.This isn't Cookie Monster Metal, this is true Metal that is actually enjoyable. There are no fillers -- no collage of noises melding into one brain draining sludge. Every tune is unique. Every tune melodic, of a very high calibre, and performed to a blisteringly precise degree. Dual harmonies, switch-ups, break-downs, speed-changes, catchiness, heaviness, thickness, amazing vocals. This album has it all and really takes you by surprise as much as it takes you on a dark, twisted, and triumphant journey.All younger metal-heads who've wished they were around to experience the NWOBHM should buy this immediately. And every veteran should buy it and prepare to feel those goosebumps all over again. A future classic.Four and half stars.