Exciting new German band Blossom Cult are on a mission to provide a safe retreat for those who feel trapped in the torn society we find ourselves inhabiting. They’ve honed an intriguing sound that’s rooted in metalcore with elements of progressive rock and more.
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.
Expect a progressive yet heavy metal sound from Phoenix, Arizona band Echoes In Ashes, who describe their sound as “complex, intense and imaginative.”
A fusion of thrash metal with metalcore and deathcore means you’re right to expect something beautifully heavy and wild from Pennsylvania quintet Traverse The Abyss.
New Hampshire metalcore quartet TrueShot are a band in the midst of an evolution. Having released their debut EP last year within 12 months of forming, they’ve since switched things up with an even heavier, lower-tuned sound and a brand new drummer to boot.
Expect huge intensity with a fusion of melodic atmosphere and raw energy from exciting New York post-hardcore meets metalcore act Anahata.
They may appear new to the game but a meticulously planned launch has seen Indiana’s Hope Remains immediately establish themselves as one of the most professional bands around.
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.
We’re unashamedly aware of the fact that we always bang on about how great the British metal scene is at the moment. But we only do so because there are so many great new metal bands out there to fuel it. The latest reminder of this is Manchester metalcore newcomers Clashmute.
When asked how to describe their sound London-based newcomers Addison Lane bluntly retort “this will destroy you.” So don’t let their claim that their second single is their “slow and heavy” effort fool you into thinking that this is anything other than brilliantly brutal progressive metalcore.
Prepare yourself to be flattened by a freight train of intense metalcore goodness in the form of Albany, New York, quartet Murder In Rue Morgue.
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.