Been in touch with my ol' buddy from the punk rock days, Timmy G. He was gracious enough to a) Tell me NOT to listen to Lamb of God, and b) direct me to proper metal of the century. Below you will find the list with links. Be sure to check his band out, holy wow the dude rocks. If you're interested, his band has a show on March 1st @ Mickey Finns in Toledo, OH. On with the rocking....
Children of Bodom
A Wilhelm Scream
All that remains
And finally, Timmy G's band - A Red Herring Fallacy