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.
Exciting Lancashire band Cannula offer up a new sound that they hope listeners won’t be used to hearing from British metalcore. They fuse elements of hardcore and deathcore with huge riffs and breakdowns, intense vocals and intriguing lyrics in a heavy, emotive sound they summarise as “new-wave metalcore.”
It’s often easy to pigeonhole bands into specific genres but Cardiff’s Defeatist are example of why we should keep an open mind.
A metal band with two dedicated vocalists is a fairly rare phenomenon but that’s the case with Trowbridge band Severed Illusions.
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.”
Describing themselves as “not for the faint-hearted,” Swindon’s Heriot offer up a violent assault on your earholes with a crushing hardcore sound.
Canadian trio TEETH offer up a seething cacophony of “unapologetically pissed off noise,” which provides perfect catharsis for the absurd times we currently find ourselves enduring.
Exciting Birmingham band The SchytëHawkës take the heaviness of hardcore and thrash and supplement them with hip-hop vocals.
Belgian band Titans have honed a heavy yet melodic hardcore sound that aims to bring positive reflections on some of the darker aspects of life.
“Unfiltered, Primal, Invigorating.” These are the words that new London band After Smoke Clears use to summarise their sound, swiftly followed by “relentless, energising and unapologetic.” So you’d be right in thinking they offer up something pretty damn heavy.
Get your fix of fast-paced, no frills metal with the deliciously frantic thrash meets hardcore sound of Belgian band Basement Critters.
With the entire world on lockdown amid unprecedented times, we thought we’d try to do our bit to bring some entertainment to your lives. With that in mind, we have a brand new podcast filled with new music from a whole host of exciting new bands.