This was a bitch and a half to put together, but I had fun doing it- all that matters, right?
One of the big issues we have here on “Buffalo’s Metal Blog” is that we never give our “sister scene” (or brother scene, if “sister” doesn’t sound metal enough) any limelight. I’m talking about the kick ass metal scene of Rochester, NY.
Just like our beloved scene here in Buffalo, Rochester’s isn’t one to be fucked with or overlooked in any capacity. Here are just 20 reasons we think Rochester is ALWAYS worth the trip:
Diverse metal band with plenty of kick. For fans of Pantera, Slipknot, Bullet for My Valentine, Avenged Sevenfold.
Melodic black metal. For fans of Malformed, Cthulu, Nokturnal Hellstorm, Order of the Dead.
Teeth grinding grindcore. For fans of Immortal Terror, Assuck, Napalm Death.
Blackened death/thrash metal. For fans of Emperor, Deicide, Carcass.
Killer power metal. For fans of Mercyful Fate, Lost Horizon, 3 Inches of Blood
6. Gutted Alive
BRUTAL death metal. For fans of….BRUTAL FUCKING DEATH METAL.
Death/grind for fans of Excruciating Terror, Assuck. Former members of Human Dissention.
Death/grind/black metal. They’re no longer playing shows but still plan to release a split this year. For fans of all black/war metal.
Metalcore with cleans and screams. For fans of Fit For a King, Chelsea Grin, Volumes.
Progressive metal. For fans of Periphery, Montel Jordan and Issues.
Atmospheric black metal. For fans of Windir, Hubris, Enthauptung, Darkthrone, etc.
“Ripping” black metal. For fans of Emperor, Darkthrone, Burzum, Gorgoroth.
DEATH METAL. For fans of Deicide, Goatwhore, Revocation. These guys are true titans in their scene- capitalizing on most national shows in the area since 2009.
Metalcore/Melodic hardcore. For fans of August Burns Red.
Hardcore/Soul rock/Groove metal. For fans of “Life”, metal, hardcore, “’90s R and B”
16. Saints and Winos
“Bluesy, doomy, thrashy metal”. For fans of Black Sabbath, The Obsessed, Pentagram.
Killer technical death metal. For fans of Origin, Beyond Creation, Nile, etc.
Heavy as fuck doom/sludge metal. For fans of The Zombies, Russian Circles, Sleep
Bardic metal with axes, longboats and all. For fans of Amon Amarth, Kings of Asgard, etc.
20. Unborn Society
Metalcore and djent as fuck. For fans of Within the Ruins, Periphery, Meshuggah.