Des Moines' own Slipknot has a new release in the works, and this is the first released song (with the demise of vinyl, including 45's, I really don't like calling them "singles"), "Psychosocial". This is really a kind of breakthrough. The lead singer actually sings. I have always had trouble liking this band because that hardcore screaming/growling just doesn't do it for me, but now the singer is reminding folks that he can, indeed, sing. And the song doesn't lose any of its punch for that.
Besides that, any band that has a tympani player in it is pretty cool in my book.