Satan - Life Sentence
For a band named "Satan," I did not expect such a smooth sound. If you read their Wikipedia article, it's pretty interesting to learn that in addition to changing their lineup, like many bands do, they've also changed their name a few times before reverting back to Satan with this new release.
Arcanium - Ontogenesis
From the moment I previewed the first track, I knew I was going to buy this. I love it when you've got some hardcore, headbanging music with some melody mixed in.