A modern band that makes awesome heavy metal is 3 Inches of Blood. The group has crafted a distinguished career from taking the style of their veteran musical heroes and twisting it to create a distinct sound, which all comes together seemlessly on 'Long Live Heavy Metal.' Tracks such as 'Leather Lord' and 'Metal Woman' create a nostalgic quality while keeping the listener in the present. Even if heavy metal isn't your sub-genre of choice, it's difficult not to appreciate 3 Inches of Blood.