We thought it was high time we revived our Fresh Tunes Spotify playlist, which collates up to 30 of our favourite new tracks from some of our favourite new rock and metal bands.
Hungarian newcomers Wires offer up a vicious and intense industrial metalcore sound that they summarise as “anger, discomfort and most certainly frustration.” Intriguingly, the band is big on experimentation and uses electronics and, specifically, analog synths to finetune their unique industrial sound.
Texas band Wolvera aim to leave an impression on people that hear the metal sound they describe as “powerful, creative, and deep.” And it’s safe to say their attempts to modernise everything that was good about 1980s heavy metal – namely chugging riffs, vicious vocals, searing solos and powerful rhythms – are pretty memorable.
The late 1990s and early 2000s were my formative years getting into metal, so when we heard about a brand new supergroup resurrecting the finest era of groove metal and bringing “the new, new, new wave of American heavy metal,” it’s safe to say we were pretty excited.
Exciting new East London band Le Rox offer up a loud, brash and angsty offering of old-school punk that’s big on anger and emotions in what they describe as “sad girl sounds.”
There’s probably not too many cooler places to be in a rock band than Florida. And South Florida band Dirty Rivals absolutely ooze in coolness with their high-energy hard rock meets alternative rock with drizzles of indie influences.
Lebanese band Phenomy set out to create a musical interpretation of the “very dark world” we all find ourselves a part of. And it’s safe to say they’ve succeeded, honing an intense metal sound that they describe as “authentic, heavy and dark.”
Utah band New Habits formed with a purpose to inspire listeners to develop new habits and better their lives and relationships.
Danish band Deep Drive formed through a love for heavy music with the aim of merging an old school sound with modern production quality, which they describe as “organic, melodic and determined.”
Greater Manchester band If I Die Tonight are on their way to crafting a sound that they believe you won’t hear anywhere else.
It’s been a little while since we featured any Norwegian punk, but we’re putting that right with the catchy sound of Oslo newcomers TwoMinutesHate.
There aren’t too many people whose idea of a dream band is a Slipknot-esque collective backed by a horn section – even this writer, who grew up as a trumpet player. But that’s exactly what we get from intriguing new band We Are Many We Are Legion, who describe their fusion of metal and brass as “challenging, uncomfortable and melodic.”
British newcomers Pale offer up a thrilling and intoxicating rock sound that builds you up with powerful guitars and vocals then brings you back down with warm ambient moments and meaningful lyrics.