Describing themselves as “not for the faint-hearted,” Swindon’s Heriot offer up a violent assault on your earholes with a crushing hardcore sound.
Fusing progressive rock elements coming from a death metal background is always going to conjure up something pretty exciting, and that’s exactly what we get from Brighton band Milk White Throat. The band offer up thrilling riffs, cheeky guitar solos and pounding rhythms in a heavy, intense and encapsulating sound.
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.”
Prepare to cast aside any preconceptions you might have of what ‘Christian music’ sounds like by exploring Australian Christian metalcore duo A Sight In Veracity.
Nashville newcomers Lonelyouth offer up an exciting, diverse sound that sits somewhere between nu-metal, metalcore and melodic rock. They’ve honed a sound that offers plenty of aggression and its fair share of groove, with booming guitar riffs fused with powerful vocals engaging melodies.
Prepare to get your groove on with the superbly engaging sound of The Haunted North, who fuse raw, powerful vocals with big riffing and vicious driving rhythms.
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.
Parisian band ODC have honed a diverse rock sound that draws on modern metal and alternative metal influences. Led by the superb vocals of frontwoman Celia Do, the band complements them with booming riffs, powerful drums and an almost industrial instrumental sound.
Liverpool five-piece Oceanis have honed an experimental metal sound that’s equally crushingly heavy as it is intense and melodic.
Swiss death metal band Mnemocide describe the experience of listening to their music as “being hit by a tank” due to its heavy groove and pounding intensity.
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.
Canadian trio TEETH offer up a seething cacophony of “unapologetically pissed off noise,” which provides perfect catharsis for the absurd times we currently find ourselves enduring.