Metal Noise TV: 10 of The Best Singles from 2017

List Mania season aka Christmas and New Year is upon us and everyone who’s anyone is dropping their Top 100 or 50 or even 20… this isn’t like that. This is a short and sweet list of 10 of the better singles from bands who demand your listening attention! It’s not definative and it’s in no particular order. There are a few missing here, 10 to be precise. That’s because they’re on 10 of The Best Albums from 2017, a playlist that we’ll be putting out next week!

  1. Cane Hill – Too Far Gone
    The title track and lead single from the album of the same name, “Too Far Gone” oozes groove while bringing that nu-metal-screamo vibe that Cane Hill does so well. If this is anything to go by then the album which releases January 19th 2018 will be an absolute gem.
  2. Gideon – Cursed (Ft. Bryan Garris of Knocked Loose)
    Two birds with one stone on this one. It’s been a big year for both bands with their brands of Hardcore and Gideon in support of Stray From The Path showed a number of other veteran bands how it’s done. It was always a challenge to pick one single from an album as good as “Cold” but “Cursed” sums up what Gideon are all about.
  3. Kublai Khan – The Hammer
    Probably one of the surprises of 2017, Kublai Khan appeared to us at least, out of nowhere to bludgeon us to death with their brilliant album “Nomad”. From the opener “Antpile” onwards, it’s a class apart on the scene with breakdown piled onto breakdown and a venonmus wet vocal style. “The Hammer” is one of many, many stand out cuts.
  4. Loathe – White Hot
    Liverpool has brought some serious talent to the table in Loathe. Their tech-metal formula has made for great listening this year and “The Cold Sun” was one of the standout releases of 2017. “White Hot” showcases what the future will hold for the band, a single cut from their upcoming split release with Holding Absence.
  5. DVSR – Slave To The Beat
    After a very quiet 12 months, Australian DJent-Tech-Metal-Rap crew DVSR suddenly released a brand new 7 track EP entitled “Therapy”. To be fair, they had said they were going to release something new this year, they just kept quiet about the whole process!
  6. Polaris – Consume
    A Tech-Metal band with Metalcore leanings or Vice Versa, when Polaris dropped “Consume” in the run up to the release of their brilliant “The Mortal Coil” album, it blew the competition out of the water. They can play it live to perfection as well, it was one of the highlights of their set on the “Impericon Never Say Die!” Tour earlier this year.¬†Once again showcasing Australian talent.
  7. Butcher Babies – Lilith
    The Twin Headed vocal attack of Carla Harvey & Heidi Shepard returned earlier this year with a new album and new drummer. Another album title track released as a pre-release single and album tease, “Lilith” re-tells the Lady Bathory tale in all its glory.
  8. Jinjer – Pisces (Live Session)
    It’s been a big year for Ukraine’s finest export Jinjer. Shifting from Metalcore to Progressive-Tech-Metal has enabled them to showcase all of their talents and with UK Tech Fest in their sights for 2018, next year should be even bigger for them. “Pisces” is an absolute class act of a song and this live session version takes it all up a notch.
  9. Deez Nuts – Binge & Purgatory
    JJ Peter’s Austrailan/American Hardcore crew’s title track and lead single from the album of the same name sparked a return to form that demanded our attention earlier this year. That and a tour with Suicide Silence that saw them just a bit out of place as a Hardcore band that regularly plays shows with Deathcore bands…
  10. Stick To Your Guns – Married To The Noise
    One of the highlights of their “True View” album and a showcase for the talents of ex-Evergreen Terrace guitarist Josh James, who is now also in Eighteen Visions. Maybe they will never release an album as good as their classic “The Hope Division” but they still have plenty to offer.

 

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