5. MUTOID MAN
Brooklyn supergroup Mutoid Man have done something many metal fans might have considered unlikely: they’ve made speed metal important. Rather than fall back on traditional anthems about breaking laws and chasing strange, the trio pen delicious, riveting tunes about addiction, depression, and keeping your head together. 2017’s War Moans proved to us that a band can be traditional and ridiculous while grabbing us by the heartstrings.