The past 10-15 years have been really fucking exciting in the world of American metal. Up from the depths of the 90's (we all know what happened there...don't get me started) bands once again found that the public was coming back to REAL metal. Such is the case with Ohio based Skeletonwitch. Not quite death metal, not quite thrash, not quite black metal, they are a glorious combination of all. Super fast but with great melodic guitar work, and that higher pitched vocal technique, you cannot go wrong with these guys. Pick up any of their albums and you will be happy.