What’s On Your Free CD In The New Issue (Featuring Demoraliser, Hang The Bastard, Brutality Will Prevail, Karybdis)
The blockbuster new issue of Metal Hammer – featuring a UK exclusive Randy Blythe interview, a free Knotfest bonus mag and huge features with Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris, Down, While She Sleeps, Bury Tomorrow, Enslaved and many more – featured a wicked free CD too! Yes, we really are that nice to you. Here’s what’s on your Ghoul Britannia mix…
What happens when five pissed-off lads from the North get together with guitars and aren’t afraid to use them? Aggressive metal like this, thankfully. Taken from the album A Living Nightmare, out October 8th via Siege Of Amida.
The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal is still alive and well as long as bands like Monument keep the flame burning. All hail the galloping bass lines. Taken from the Rock The Night EP, out now via [?]self-release.
HANG THE BASTARD
One of the nastiest bands in the country, Hang The Bastard’s hardcore-tinged sludge foulness is not for those of a nervous disposition. Thank fuck. Taken from the Hang The Bastard EP, out now via Thirty Days Of Night.
Grandiose, cinematic progressive metal that’s hugely ambitious and lushly textured. Think Epica with an added dose of the Raiders Of The Lost Ark soundtrack for extra drama. Taken from the Festivals EP, out now via [?]self-release.
Grooving, evil-sounding heaviness with bags of melody, Karybdis are one of the hottest new metal bands in Britain – check this out and find out why. Taken from the album From The Depths, out now via self-release.
When you cross good ol’ fashioned rock ‘n’ roll with lightspeed old school punk fury in Brighton, you get Whitemare’s 80 second songs of pure energetic riffage. Taken from the album Snider, out now via BlackDream.
FOOL FOR SUFFERING
Stomping, Pantera-infused-into-Alice In Chains metal that’s all about big riffs and big choruses. These Londoners promise a great deal, as this track proves with aplomb. Taken from their as-yet untitled debut album, out later this year.
Last Witness play furious, metallic UK hardcore that sounds like it wants to rip your head off, spit down your neck and then kick your skull into a bloody pulp. Marvellous. Taken from the album Mourning After, out now via Holy Roar.
Blasting fury? Check. Venomous brutality designed to tear flesh from bone? Check. Sadistically evil in a way that’s actually slightly worrying? Check. Really fucking good? Hell yes. Taken from the Live Dangerously EP, out now via self-release.
Sticking with the tried-and-tested recipe of grooving guitar work, aggressive roars, catchy choruses and crushing breakdowns, Bloodloss are one As I Lay Dying fans really need to here. Taken from the album The Struggle, out now via self-release.
BROTHERHOOD OF THE LAKE
THE WORLD TO ME
Crusty metallic hardcore that’s nastier than your pants on the last day of a festival, Brotherhood Of The Lake’s godless racket is vicious. Taken from the album Desperation Is The English Way Vol 1, out now via Thirty Days Of Night.
DEAD FROM THE WAIST DOWN
This Leicester trio are out to win you over with their just-released debut full-length. Listen to this to see if their hard rocking tunes have the power. Taken from the album It’s Come To This, out now via Casket.
BRUTALITY WILL PREVAIL
The south Wales mob are out to flatten all in their path with their sludge-meets-hardcore, and they’ve got the riffs to do it. Brutality does indeed prevail. Taken from the album Scatter The Ashes, out November via Purgatory.
Shouting rage in your face and enjoying it more than is rational, this Southampton brigade’s pounding attack mixes metal and hardcore for maximum impact. Right on your face. Taken from the album Verse Of Judas, out now via Anti-Social.
Melodic hardcore from the South-West that balances pure punk rock energy with atmospheric weight and tuneful melody, Landscapes want you to feel this like they do. Taken from the album Life Gone Wrong, out now via City Of Gold.
Not bad, right? And what do you have to do to own this slab of sumptuous brutality?