I stumbled across another band last week and was impressed. Homerik are a U.K based metal band with strong riffing, symphonic influences and plenty of great stuff in between.
With strong riffing, great production and vocal diversity this band showed me that metal is capable of experimentation, and succeeding at it. Songs to look out for especially are, "An Angel of Darkness, Curse of the Black Nile, The Balance of Power". Its a refreshing feeling to know that the torch of metal will be carried on and I'm proud that its in the hands of modern bands.
Homerik recently released their LP, I've attached some links in this article and you should definitely check it out.