“Luminous Eyes” by Haunt

In this excellent EP, Trevor William Church builds traditional heavy metal that is catchy and fun and leaves us wanting more. Fortunately, there’s more to come.


“Sumerlands” by Sumerlands

There is so much heaviness and great songwriting packed into this half hour that you get the sense the band is trying to put only its best foot forward. Sumerlands is extremely tight and well-produced, features excellent songwriting, and calls to mind some of the best heavy metal of all time.