Orbweaver applies Frank Zappa's sense of exploration and fearless experimentation to weave blackened-death metal tapestries neither for the faint of heart nor the weak of mind. The group includes former members of Hate Eternal and Gigan, though its own music is quite the departure from that of either earlier act.
7. Holly Hunt
Holly Hunt gets a lot of love around here, and its star has been rising steadily elsewhere on the back of its debut full length, Year One. Holly Hunt's music is a ballistic assault of doom-informed art that lumbers around like Godzilla on psychotropics. The band's live performances feature sound waves so powerful that they reach past the skin of audience members to caress the very fiber of thine being.