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some awesome German power metal. I haven't heard any of the albums from this century but the debut is pretty damn good. Lots of cool riffs, lots of awesome acoustic parts and sick vocals. Pretty epic stuff

http://www.metal-archives.com/bands/Existence/16632

http://www.myspace.com/existencealive

for songs off the debut, try Nights In The Desert, Insomnia & Wheel Of Time
Free your mind and your ass will follow
The kingdom of heaven is within
Open up your funky mind and you can fly

Sumdeus