One item on the bucket list ticked–hearing Road of Resistance live. And I was in its infamous Wall of Death to boot and had lived to tell the tale.

Despite how innocuous this band looks, Babymetal play some of the absolute heaviest, brutalest metal ever concocted by any mortal. The breakdown in Iine! has got to rank up there with Trivium’s Dusk Dismantled and Pantera’s Domination. Nasty, brutish, pure evil.

Next on the list–Ghost. Because Tobias Forge is nothing short of a genius, the Beethoven of our time.