UK Underground Special – Look and you will find….

Wall of Sound might be based in Australia, but we’re not as one eyed as it would seem. We’ve been scoping out music scenes across the globe and we’re happy to bring you the first of a few ‘Underground’ specials. This week we feature the UK! Of course, the ‘underground’ term we’re using quite loosely as some of these bands are lucky enough to have been signed, but we’re in Australia, a million miles away, so to 99.9% of us, they are still yet to be discovered.

Yes, the underground scene is becoming bigger and bigger as it becomes more and more diffilcult for bands to be signed by maor labels or independent ones for that matter. The use of soundcloud, bandcamp, YouTube to push a band into the public eye is massive these days. We’ve tracked down seven UK bands that we think you should check out, and it’s a good mix of genre. If you like them, support the band and purchase one of their very cheap products…hell, some are even free!

EMPLOYED TO SERVEemployed to serve band
Genre – Post Hardcore
From – Woking, Surrey
They say – “Nasty/miserable post-hardcore/whatever-core from the mean streets of Woking.”
We say – “If you’re a fan of Converge or Dillinger Escape Plan you need to check these guys out. Vocalist Justine Jones slays”
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VENOM PRISONvenom prison bandGenre – Hardcore, Death Metal
From – South Wales
They say – “Fast, groovy, heavy. I can’t really elaborate on that, if you listen to the songs, I think they speak for themselves.”
We say – “Female fronted death metal, with glimpses of hardcore thrown in for good measure. Super dark but catchy all the same”
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HARROWED
harrowed bandGenre – Hardcore, Death Metal
From – Kent, U.K
They say – “A shrieking, howling storm of metallic hardcore”
We say – “For the most part it’s dark death metal with a touch of doom, almost Godflesh-like but in no way industrtial. Breaking off into chaotic hardcore during parts of the album, this band has so much promise!”
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THE KING IS BLIND
king is blind band
Genre – Monolithic Metal
From – Kent, U.K
They say – “4 musicians from East Anglia. On a mission to bring back some of the lost ingredients of Extreme Heavy Metal; groove, hooks, melody, power, atmosphere and most importantly, emotion.”
We say – “British death metal is far from dead. TKIB are contenders to hold the torch that Bolt Thrower held onto for all these years. Quality riffs, powerful vocals”
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OHHMS
ohhms band
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Genre – Progressive, Doom, Stoner
From – Cantebury, U.K
They say – “Progressive. Doom. Slow. Noise. Animal. Rights.”
We say – “It’s like The Ocean versus Sleep. Predominatly drenched in the doom/stoner genre OHHMS are enterprising enough to break out into splendid textured ambience at any moment.”
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ALLFATHER
allfather bandGenre – Sludge, Doom, Hardcore
From – Rochester, U.K
They say – “Raw and powerful…searingly brutal”
We say – “With a Jasta-like vocal, they evolve from a hardcore sound to some doom filled licks. Bellowing bass, down tuned guitars, this is head banging heaven”
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DEATH APE DISCO
Death-Ape-DiscoGenre – Metal, Hard Rock, Souther Rock
From – Brighton, U.K
They say – “A hard rock/alternative/metal band with elements of grunge and influences ranging from bands such as Black Label Society, Alice In Chains, Tool and Vision of Disorder to Down, Crowbar and Nothingface.”
We say – “Comparisons to other genre mainstays like Clutch, Alice In Chains, Down and Corrosion Of Conformity will undoubtedly be mentioned, all hefty comparisons indeed, but one listen to this five piece and it’s clear the promise is matched”

** Unfortunately this band wound up a few months ago, but worth checking out anyway. Head to their music store & download the album for free!
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So, there you have it, just a glimpse of the UK scene that perhaps you haven’t seen before! Head to the band’s Music links – simply click to get re-directed, there you can have a listen to the band’s albums in full & purchase if you like.

We’ll visit Canada’s music scene next as there are some absolute gems from that region!

Cheers
@Plugga73

 

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