After last month found its quality metal being dominated by
larger names like Ihsahn and Jonathan Davis, diehard metalheads will be
overjoyed to learn that, this time around, WhatCulture’s “5 Best Metal Albums”
list is being ruled with the most unforgiving of iron fists by the genre’s
Without any exception, these five following names are all youthful
darlings toiling away in the small clubs and bars of the modern metal world. Every
band is rooted firmly in the 21st century, with a young skip in
their step that has let them easily overtake their veteran elders.
However, simultaneously, these young bucks also couldn’t be
more different from each other, with some specialising in stoner rock-infused heaviness
straight from the 1970s, while others utilise fascinating cultural histories to
perpetuate thrashing narratives against racism and persecution.
The kids are alright, as the old song goes, and this month
they definitely proved it unequivocally! So if you’re a loyal fan that loves to
see the next generation of music get its just recognition (or if you’re just a
hipster), please read on with glee.