Here are five more promising nu metal bands that are making strong waves in what are fairly early careers.
Welcome once again, to the nu metal resurgence.
Londoner's Benzokayn have released an EP and a double A-side single thus far, but check out their hugely impressive cover of Linkin Park's 'A Place for My Head' to see the band's potential. Mixing hardcore punk and alternative metal, plus a little bit of hip-hop- expect Benzokayn to become one of the UK's rising stars in the next couple of years. They've also already supported Hed PE and Crazy Town, by the way.
Signed to Zombie Shark Records, Natas Lived mix everything from rock and metal to techno, hip-hop and industrial, with a look that would scare your mothers to death. Luckily, the music is highly catchy and pretty infectious, so check out 'The One to Walk Away' from the American's 'We Are the Grey' release from 2016.
Cleveland, Ohio's Buried Crosses are definitely ones to watch, having released their debut EP 'Reject' in 2017. A thunderous onslaught with accessibility in equal manner, you can hear their influences of Korn, Linkin Park and Deftones, as well as the new school nu-metalcore elements that are effortlessly crafted. Check out the video for 'Suffocate' to see what we mean.
From Denmark- Walking Rumor have recently signed to the Mighty Music label, and the video above proves why. Energetic nu metal with another tasty modernised slant, the band released their debut EP 'The War Within' in 2016 before releasing the new singles 'Dedicate to This' and 'Tears Me Apart' a year later. A debut full-length is in the works, so be ready to see a lot more of Walking Rumor in the next 12 months.
Another (current) hidden gem from the UK, Tides of Ire are from Kent and play a sonic barrage of nu metal-influenced noise. The five-piece released their debut EP 'The Burning Sea' in 2017 and as well as 'Repent/Replenish', 'December Nights' was the other choice cut from a release that brings the best moments of Machine Head, Parkway Drive and maybe even a little bit of Rage Against the Machine, together to combine a punishing showcase that proves Tides of Ire are indeed the real deal.
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