Turkish band Alkera offer up a thrilling progressive metal sound that fuses lively vocals with dramatic, diverse instrumentals, which they describe as “energetic, powerful, soulful.”
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.
Prepare yourself for some “sexy old school doom metal deliciousness” from exciting, rebellious new London band Them Bloody Kids.
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.
French newcomers Paradise Plaza offer up an intriguing fusion of metalcore, pop music and Asian influences in their progressive and technical sound.
German newcomers Defocus are emphatically stamping their mark on the metal scene with a thrilling sound that’s both brutal and melancholic.
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.”
Having started out as a Halloween joke covering a Simple Plan song that developed into a bunch of friends playing other covers, Blackpool’s Octopus Montage have come a long way.
Italian band Where Stars Collide have honed a thrilling sound that they intriguingly summarise as being “chaotic in terms of emotions.”
There’s something special about symphonic metal that has me instantly hooked and fascinated. And brand new Swedish band Vengeant achieve exactly that with their epic, intensely intriguing brand of cinematic, symphonic metal.