I've been listening to some Samael lately. Picked up their most recent album, Above, as well as Solar Soul. I really like these guys, but don't really know how I would define them. Almost every album sounds slightly different. Some are very heavy, while others are more ambient. I guess it's some sort of quasi-industrial/thrash metal??? Above definitely has that metal "wall of sound" that defined Strapping Young Lad. It's pretty good, but I think Reign of Light is still their best work, followed by Eternal.
Listening to that inspired me to pull out some Devin Townsend, so I was cranking Infinity in the car to day. Such an awesome album. Bad Devil is such a fun, infectious song.
Also picked up Anvil's This is Thirteen today. I've already heard it and think it's pretty good, though not the greatest. Regardless, I bough the CD because I wanted to support them for keeping the metal dream alive.