In This Moment/Beartooth/Bob Vylan/Code Orange/Alt Blk Era

School’s out for summer! A heatwave might have seized mainland Europe, but here in the UK it’s typically gray and rainy as we head into summer proper. But we can’t let that dampen our spirits – particularly not when there’s still so much exciting new music to get stuck into.

First, the results of last week’s vote! We brought a wide spread of genres and styles to the table with death metal, deathcore and even Japanese reggae-metal, but it was prog that seemed to ultimately win the day. Aussies Voyager beat Corey Taylor to a very admirable second place, while Tesseract’s return with the epic War Of Being saw them take gold.