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.”
“If you’re looking for party riffs, we aren’t for you,” warns T.H, the frontman of intriguing black metal band Crimson Throne.
Brighton quartet El Moono offer up a heavy yet melodic fusion of hardcore, post-hardcore, grunge and metal that they intriguingly summarise as sitting “somewhere between Deftones and Kelly Clarkson.”
Sixth Wonder fuse engaging vocals and choruses with dark, djenty guitars in an infectious progressive metalcore sound they describe as “ethereal, intuitive and technical.”
Seek Harbour offer up an infectious post-hardcore sound that fuses emotional melodic verses with 80s-esque pop choruses, which they describe as being “melodic, melancholic and relatable.”
Birmingham band Led By Lanterns is on a mission to push alt-rock into something darker, which takes the best bits of pop songs and improves them with metal and electronic influences.
Hull band The Escape Artist have honed an intense and immersive yet extremely diverse melodic hardcore sound , which they describe as “aggressive, atmospheric and emotional.”
South Wales rockers Godsticks offer up a heavy, high energy progressive rock meets guitar-orientated metal sound that’s gradually increased in heaviness as the band evolves.
Hertfordshire newcomers Icarus have honed an infectious sound that fuses engaging vocals and heavy riffing in a rock meets metal meets hip-hop concoction that they describe as “dirty, raw and massive.”
Exciting emerging British band Memorist have conjured up an epically dramatic sound that fuses metalcore and nu-metal foundations with influences from cinematic composers and electronic music.
London newcomers Blessings of Mara have honed an interesting sound that blends full-on metalcore with more melodic moments and meaningful vocals.
Prepare yourself for industrial metal “unlike any other band out there” from Essex-based newcomers Parrilla.