Blending classic heavy metal with influences of grunge and progressive rock, Nottingham’s Cottonmouth are very much onto a winning formula. The quartet have honed an engaging sound that they describe as “thunderous metal riffage,” which we love.
Glasgow band The Rhubarb have honed an intoxicating dark and doomy stoner rock sound that fuses dual vocals with deliciously heavy fuzzy riffs.
Blending the elements of hardcore and deathcore is only going to result in a pretty damn heavy concoction, and that’s exactly the case with Swindon band TYRANTS who offer up what they describe as “stupidly heavy slams.”
Manchester band The Hyena Kill are venturing on a journey into unfamiliar territory, bringing listeners into their world of turmoil with an album that seeks to reconcile personal trauma and pain.
Our first New Band of the Week of 2021 may well be the first to have fused hard rock, metal and reggae. Spar Marta have honed a unique sound that jumps between full-on heavy riffing and more laid-back delicious vocals, with a sprinkling of funk for good measure.
Describing themselves as “not for the faint-hearted,” Swindon’s Heriot offer up a violent assault on your earholes with a crushing hardcore sound.
Leeds trio Kath & The Kicks have honed an intriguing sound that packs the power of alternative and grunge. Led by delicious, engaging vocals and supported by heavy riffs, there’s also a more melodic edge to the band that’s sure to have you hooked.
Fusing progressive rock elements coming from a death metal background is always going to conjure up something pretty exciting, and that’s exactly what we get from Brighton band Milk White Throat. The band offer up thrilling riffs, cheeky guitar solos and pounding rhythms in a heavy, intense and encapsulating sound.
Leeds melodic death metal trio Pteroglyph offer up a fascinating fusion of old school death metal and modern technical metal. It’s an approach they delightfully describe to us as “feral and violently technical songs.”
Let us transport you to a dark place fuelled by chaos and desperation with Newcastle quartet Creak. The band’s savage sound fuses groove metal, nu-metal and post-hardcore intensity with moments of eerie atmosphere and distortion.
My formative years of rock and metal were largely shaped by bands that emerged from the Welsh valleys in the early 2000s. Exciting quartet Raiders are a band that’s well and truly taking on the mantle some 20 years later, having also been a part of that original Welsh scene.
Liverpool five-piece Oceanis have honed an experimental metal sound that’s equally crushingly heavy as it is intense and melodic.