Ohio synth-infused metalcore band Starless will certainly keep you on your toes with a heavy sound that’s approachable and relatable, fusing vicious vocals with catchy choruses and melodies.
San Francisco band Final Boss offer up a feisty and infectious fusion of metal genres with a heavy leaning on post-hardcore, which they describe as being “Post-Hardcore fun riffage.”
he Poconos region in Pennsylvania is better known for heart-shaped tubs at honeymoon resorts, relaxing vacations and skiing than producing raucous punk bands. But pop-punk quartet Don’t Panic are addressing the balance with a catchy power pop punk sound.
New Jersey trio latewaves have honed a somewhat schizophrenic but highly engaging sound that fuses late 90s rock and pop-punk, 2000s emo, hair metal choruses and modern songwriting, which they describe as “fun, energetic and introspective.”
Colorado band innerspace have honed an intoxicating post-hardcore meets progressive rock meets post-rock sound that fuses heavy riffs and engaging vocals with atmospheric electronic elements.
Chicago’s Sixty Lumens fuse anthemic rock and elements of pop punk and metal with splashes of synth in an intoxicating sound that they describe as “theatrical, engaging and catchy.”
Florida band Felicity have honed a fun but hard-hitting sound that fuses the catchiness of pop-punk with rock and full-on metal elements, which they describe as “energetic, diverse and balanced.”
Like many new music projects, West Coast band Dig The Grave is the product of necessity formed during the pandemic.
Chicago band Wolf Rd have honed an intriguingly diverse sound that ranges from heavy riffs and brutal breakdowns to anthemic tracks and ‘sadboi’ poppy music.
Emerging Minneapolis band Cardijum offer up a crushing deathcore meets death metal sound that’s packed with powerful riffs, intense rhythms and savage vocals.
Long Island trio Stoke The Fire have honed an engaging rock sound that aims to take the listener on a musical journey they describe as “passionate, innovative and emotion.”
This may be a bold statement, but we firmly believe Louisiana metallic hardcore band Capra are the most exciting American band we’ve discovered in five years of running this site.