The Depths Below at #12 on The Huntsman’s year end best of

12. Cortez’ latest album is everything that is hot in hard rock and metal. The Depths Below incorporates elements of all our favorite styles including groovy grunge, punk, heavy metal, and an under arching stoner groove through and through. The groove is undeniable, the chorus lines are a kick in the ass. This one should appeal to a wide swath of the heavy underground population. Hell, this has tracks that would be acceptable on the mainstream FM Rock Radio and would be a welcome addition and lesson of how it is done. Love it.