It’s often easy to pigeonhole bands into specific genres but Cardiff’s Defeatist are example of why we should keep an open mind.
Belgium is one of the most exciting new hotbeds of metal that we’ve only recently discovered, and we’ve found another great new band to add to it in hard-hitting metal quintet Moments.
If you’ve never listened to any Dutch metal bands before then Nijmegen five-piece Vain Louie is one hell of a place to get started. They offer up a thrilling melodic hardcore sound that’s seriously heavy, hugely energetic and curiously catchy.
Emerging from the Ruhr area in the south of Germany is brand new sextet All Miles Gone, who combine heavy male vocals and clean female vocals alongside a backdrop of brutal guitars and atmospheric melodies.
One of the best – if not the best – things about music is the power it has to change the way you feel, both in the sound of the instrumentals and in the meaning of the lyrics. Glasgow newcomers Bearers are a perfect example of this, and it’s safe to say that their powerful yet engagingly melodic metal sound takes you through a cycle of emotions and feelings.
All-out, full-on melodic hardcore at its finest is tinged with sadness and reflection upon the release of the debut EP of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, band Northern Remains.
Describing melodic hardcore as “catchy” might raise a few eyebrows, but Chicago newcomers Second Wind have achieved just that with their heavy, yet melodic sound.
Newcastle’s Dayshifter offer up that most intriguing of combinations, a seriously heavy, dark melodic hardcore sound accompanied by passionate, heartfelt vocals. In fact, we were first introduced to the band … Continue reading New Band of the Week: Dayshifter
Inspired by “a need to rage harder and faster than anyone else,” Oxford’s MSRY are one of the most exciting bands emerging from the UK’s underground hardcore scene. The trio … Continue reading Introducing: MSRY release awesome second EP this week
Baltimore hardcore quartet Sharptooth have given us another teaser of their awesomely heavy sound ahead of their debut album launch next Friday, with today’s release of No Sanctuary. No Sanctuary is … Continue reading Sharptooth tease heavy new single a week before debut album
They may be approaching a decade together as a band but Black Country-hailing rockers Liberty Lies are only just getting started. Lead vocalist Shaun Richards, guitarists Josh Pritchett and Liam … Continue reading Introducing: Liberty Lies