Unearthing The Metal Underground: The West Country Metal Scene, Part 2
Band Photo: Seregon (?)
Every week in Unearthing the Metal Underground, we take a look at three quality bands that haven't gotten as much exposure yet as they should. This week we’ll be taking a second look at three bands from the West Country (the South West of England.)
One of the biggest, and quite possibly best, bands from the West Country's metal scene comes in the guise of Seregon, who formed in 2005. The band take influence from such thrash metal heroes as Testament and Sepultura (the latter of which they have shared the stage with on numerous occassions) and add a healthy dose of death metal into the fray, to create a savage sound not quite like any other. While still very much rooted in the underground, Seregon have found themselves performing outside of the United Kingdom, taking to the stage in such countries as Germany, Portugal and Romania amongst others. They are currently working on their new EP, which is expected to be released next year.
Seregon - "The Removal Of The Spine"
Seregon - "The Company"
Splitting their time between Bristol and Bath, Burials comprise intricate guitar work to create a brand of heavy metal which is as haunting as it is brutal, finding inspiration from the likes of Oh Sleeper and Misery Signals amongst others. They received acclaim from fans and critics alike for their debut EP, "Tired Arms," (which is available as a free download from their official website) and plan to release their first full length effort, "All I Wanted To Say, That You May Never Hear" by the end of this year.
Burials - "Distance"
Burials - "The Bend And Then The Break"
In The Absence Of Light
Formed in Swindon in 2007, In The Absence Of Light combined their love of Lamb Of God, Devildriver and Sikth amongst other bands to create their own brand of heavy metal, which almost instantly saw them becoming one of the most popular metal groups in the West, a feat which has since expanded and allowed them to perform all over the country. They are currently working on the follow up to the self-released album, which is expected to be released through Casket Records later this year.
In The Absence Of Light - "The One"
In The Absence Of Light - "My Enemy"
What did you think of this week's bands? Please feel free to comment about your favorite bands in this article in the comments below, and check back in next Monday as we continue to unearth more underground metal bands.
Ollie Hynes has been a writer for Metal Underground.com for four years and has been a metal fan for ten years, going so far as to travel abroad for metal shows.
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