Swedish band Eyes Wide Open carry the torch of their country’s melodic death metal scene and infuse it with modern metalcore influences and engaging melodies.
French rapcore meets neo metal is a music genre we’re fairly sure you’ve not heard too much of. But if Waking The Sleeping Bear are anything to go by, it’s something we all need a little bit more of in our lives.
Hungarian band Before We Fall offer up an intriguing modern metal sound that fuses metal with classical music influences and orchestral instruments.
Leeds melodic death metal trio Pteroglyph offer up a fascinating fusion of old school death metal and modern technical metal. It’s an approach they delightfully describe to us as “feral and violently technical songs.”
Atlanta duo Breakthrough Even may have been unlikely candidates to become a hard-hitting metal band. Twins Josh and Zach Turner freely admit to being “massive nerds playing video games all the time” as kids, but the discovery of Linkin Park’s debut album changed all of that.
Oxfordshire newcomers Severed Tongues have honed a delicious modern metal sound that’s somehow exceedingly dark and dramatic, yet also positive and catchy.