Brazilian trio The Damnnation offer up a fast-paced, energetic blast of heavy, thrashy metal that is chocked full of big riffs and whiplash-inducing rhythms.
Until now, we’ve only ever covered one band from Brazil and no metal bands from the country. However, Ponta Grossa newcomers Hemmera have well and truly put the nation’s scene on our map with their intoxicating fusion of metal, electronica, trance and orchestral elements, plus the contrast of screamed vocals and melodic choruses.
In our recent 1,000th article on the site I mentioned that we’d covered bands from 40 countries, which was actually incorrect because I forgot about Israel! However, that’s now being increased to 42 with Bolivian band The Inferate.
Having lived in Latin America for four months last year, I’m well aware of the battle facing Mexican band Pumókel face in overcoming the dreadful music that proliferates the region.