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.”
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.”
New Jersey band The Ones You Forgot are intent on being the ones you well and truly remember with their intoxicating pop-rock meets punk rock sound.
New York City rockers VRSTY are on a mission to prove wrong the theory that everything has done before. The band offer up an unusual fusion of R&B and even pop-inspired vocals with heavier metal growls alongside huge guitar riffs, metallic grooves and elements of post-hardcore.
Teenage sibling trio Speed of Light have honed a garage rock sound laced with punky undertones that’s probably going to take you by surprise in its ferocity. In fact, the Santa Monica, California, band’s dirty, riff-filled rock meets grunge meets desert rock sound is absolutely filthy as hell.
One-man band Noctry has honed an engaging but hard-hitting blend of alternative rock meets metal, which also incorporates elements of ambient, digital and electronic, and R&B.
Nashville newcomers Lonelyouth offer up an exciting, diverse sound that sits somewhere between nu-metal, metalcore and melodic rock. They’ve honed a sound that offers plenty of aggression and its fair share of groove, with booming guitar riffs fused with powerful vocals engaging melodies.
We’ve featured a couple of ‘Internet bands’ in the past, but Beyond The Badlands is definitely one of the most interesting. The band was founded in January by guitarist and songwriter Cuda Smith, who’s currently stationed in Germany and spends six months of the year deployed with the military which leaves him another six months to hone his brand of southern rock.
How would you feel about revisiting songs or even things you thought or ranted about 21 years ago? Personally, I think it’s best not to even contemplate visit 15-year-old me’s thoughts. However, that’s exactly what brilliantly named Los Angeles rock band Flammable Animal (try saying that three times) are doing with their recently released debut EP that transports us back to our formative music days of the 1990s.