We’ve not featured too many bands from New Zealand (only six in five years!) but those we have featured have all been superb. And there’s no letting down on that front with the stunning metalcore sound of Full Bloom, which they describe as being “honest, heavy and instinctual.”
Ohio synth-infused metalcore band Starless will certainly keep you on your toes with a heavy sound that’s approachable and relatable, fusing vicious vocals with catchy choruses and melodies.
British metalcore meets djent newcomers InRetrospect aim to provide a thought-provoking sound that not only satisfies metalheads but also appeals to listeners of all musical genres.
London band Centuries have conjured up a brutally heavy post-metalcore sound that swiftly pushes them into the higher echelons of the exciting British metal scene.
Exciting Danish metalcore newcomers ARCHON have created a stunningly heavy, atmospheric and experimental sound that they describe as being “brutal, mellow, ambient and graceful.”
Norwegian band Atena have honed an emotional, experimental metalcore sound that fuses huge riffs with soundscapes built on orchestral, choral, hip-hop and industrial elements.
Like many new music projects, West Coast band Dig The Grave is the product of necessity formed during the pandemic.
Deathcore sextet Majin will cast a spell over you with their punishing, brutal cyberpunk influenced sound that they describe as “forward thinking groove” and “deathcore in technicolour.”
Hungarian band Before We Fall offer up an intriguing modern metal sound that fuses metal with classical music influences and orchestral instruments.
RUINA’s diverse sound is built on an arsenal of riffs and big breakdowns and draws on a wide range of influences, leading them to describe it to us as “random, huge and genre-fluid.”
Southern Germany’s modern metal meets post-hardcore outfit VENUES have honed an exciting sound that fuses lively riffs and screamed vocals with delicious melodies, which they summarise as “diverse, unique and self-contained.”
Portuguese band What Lies Ahead have honed an energetic post-hardcore meets metalcore sound that hits hard while retaining a melodic edge.