There aren’t too many people whose idea of a dream band is a Slipknot-esque collective backed by a horn section – even this writer, who grew up as a trumpet player. But that’s exactly what we get from intriguing new band We Are Many We Are Legion, who describe their fusion of metal and brass as “challenging, uncomfortable and melodic.”
Swedish modern metal meets djent band Entroy have made an intriguing first impression as their first music delivers their interpretation of the afterlife.
Imagine being a rock or metal band in a country where the creation of such music forms is considered “evil, satanic, demonic and heretic” by your ruling elite.
Tampa Bay and Cincinnati-based collective Coldharbour offer exactly that in a brutal melodic deathcore meets metalcore sound they describe as “aggressive, melodic and emotional.”
Wearing the t-shirt of your favourite band doesn’t only make you look super cool, it can also lead to exciting opportunities by meeting fellow metal lovers.
Ignore the name because there’s nothing sleep-inducing about the groundbreaking sound of Norwegian modern metal band Yawn.
Rogue offer up a progressive metalcore sound that fuses pummelling guitars, a mix of clean and screamed vocals and immersive soundscapes, which they describe as “energetic, atmospheric and thought-provoking.”
Sixth Wonder fuse engaging vocals and choruses with dark, djenty guitars in an infectious progressive metalcore sound they describe as “ethereal, intuitive and technical.”
Seek Harbour offer up an infectious post-hardcore sound that fuses emotional melodic verses with 80s-esque pop choruses, which they describe as being “melodic, melancholic and relatable.”
Thankfully, the powerful, atmospheric progressive rock and metal sound of Wyvern is far more entertaining than my local radio station of the same name.
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.
Berlin band Kill Her First have honed their hardcore punk roots and layered in metalcore influences and emo vocals to develop a truly delicious, angsty sound.