|Key Release: Chaos of Forms (2011)|
Led by guitar virtuoso and Berklee College of Music graduate David Davidson, Revocation brings a jazzy and experimental twist to its precise thrash metal attack. Pick up the band's 2012 EP Teratogenesis for free courtesy of Scion AV.
|Key Release: Jane Doe (2001)|
Perhaps the most acclaimed metalcore band ever, Converge added yet another classic album – last year’s All We Love We Leave Behind – to one of the most consistently excellent discographies in heavy music.
|Key Release: The Oncoming Storm (2004)|
Unearth has earned a reputation for crafting unrelenting yet accessible metalcore albums, combining the melodic sensibility of Swedish death metal with the twin-guitar attack of Iron Maiden.
|Key Release: The Art of Balance (2002)|
Consciously evolving a sound pioneered by At the Gates and Dark Tranquility, Shadows Fall has earned two Grammy Award nominations for its diverse thrash-based sound. Last year’s Fire From the Sky reached #38 on the Billboard 200.
|Key Release: Agorapocalypse (2009)|
Driven by multi-instrumentalist Scott Hull, ANb is one of the most well-known grindcore bands thanks to its explosive, drum-machine based sound. 2003's Altered States of America crammed 100 songs into less than twenty-two minutes.
Metal Scenes is a weekly column highlighting prominent metal acts from the same city or area. Next week's scene will be Atlanta / Savannah, Georgia.