This week’s playlist celebrates the winners of this year’s Metal Hammer Golden Gods Awards. When Hammer and her sister brands were pulled back in December, I can’t imagine anyone working there imagined this ceremony would be going ahead in its traditional post-Download spot. Thankfully, it wasn’t the end and metal’s great and good were celebrated in a night of what I assume was drunken debauchery. It also gives us one hell of a playlist with acts as varied as Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon, Avenged Sevenfold and the mighty Black Sabbath. We might not always agree with the bands that a mag like Hammer gets behind, but we’d be worse off without them so sit back, enjoy some heavy metal and raise a beer to them and these wonderful bands.