I had someone recommend me the band Spiritbox recently and I’ve been listening to them almost nonstop all week.
I’ve only been exploring metal and some of its subgenres since early last year and I’m still a little picky about which bands I’ll get into. Some bands end up sounding like mush to me for a couple reasons. Sometimes it’s untiring double kick drums, sometimes it’s not enough variation, sometimes it’s just muddy mixing.
I’d describe Spiritbox as sort of pop metal and the exact opposite of mush. Each song has a super tight sound and stands out uniquely. They’re just a lot of fun to listen to. My only complaint is that they don’t have a ton of material out yet and I’m definitely left wanting more! I’ll be watching these guys closely and am on the lookout for similar artists.