5 NEW WAVE OF TRADITIONAL HEAVY METAL BANDS YOU NEED TO KNOW

These days, metal has more subgenres than you can shake a stick at. As the form continues to splinter and hybridize in a million different directions, the old ways are being kept alive by a rising vanguard of true believers: The classic blues-based riffs and distorted guitars; the soaring melodic vocals and fantasy or sci-fi based lyrics; the occasional galloping bass line. You’ll probably even hear a twin guitar harmony or ten.

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