Saint Vitus + Helmet + Crowbar + Red Fang

Veteran Cali doom-metal crew Saint Vitus—currently fronted by grizzled lifer Wino, who recently put out a fine acoustic solo album—headlines an intriguing lineup, united under the Metalliance banner. Also on board are Helmet (we love the classic stuff but just can't get behind the watered-down current incarnation) and New Orleans sludge-soul masters Crowbar.