Have any of you heard of the band Godsmack? They do a lot of heavy metal songs. I've heard Moon Baby which is one of their slower songs; very hypnotic. The song Whatever is perfect to listen to when you've had enough of people. I Stand Alone is pretty heavy metal but then at the end it becomes lighter.
The lead singer, Sully Erna, made his first solo album recently called Avalon and I am in love with two of the songs so far: Avalon and In Through Time. 7 Years reminds us that life is fleeting and nothing "but the memories we've created". The album is mystrious and spiritual. The instruments used like tambourines, drums, (not the ones on a set; the ones you hit with your hands), sound so Middle Eastern. I recommend this album. He's a good singer. Check out his website: http://sullyerna.com/
Godsmack is a good band. It's funny because I used to think it was pronounced 'Gobsmack' like the British term for being surprised. Even on the computer, my mind would switch the 'd' to a 'b'. Ah, live 'n' learn.