Lording over the US from the mile-high city of Denver, CO, Khemmis’s first two studio albums have already earned them a spot among the giants of doom metal. Blending traditional doom with the 70’s hard rock styling of Thin Lizzy and the devastating pummel of High on Fire, they’ve created a near flawless sound that belongs only to them.

On their 2016 LP Hunted—named Decibel Magazine’s Album of the Year—soaring, open cuts have the bottom kicked out abruptly, landing among booze-soaked riffs and hellish guttural vocals. If you miss these guys this year, you fucked up. And no one likes a fuck up.