Miami's Ten Heaviest Current Metal and Punk Bands

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Miami has a long history of putting out great, unique sounding heavy bands. In much the same way that the marsupials of the Southern Hemisphere have evolved with combinations of traits unlike those of any other mammalian group, Miami's isolated heavies are a genus unto themselves.

And now, in particular, is a good time for heavy music in the 305. The groups are plentiful, the scene is a strong one, and, if you're not currently in the loop, you're definitely missing out on some of the best loudness to come from our wonderful little slice of hell in a long, long time. But we here at Crossfade have your back! Behold, our ten favorite heavy bands of the current Miami crop!

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10. Torche
Though the members of Torche are now scattered across the land, they are (and will always be) a product of Miami. Torche's inimitable "stoner-pop" style has simultaneously evolvied into a heavier and more approachable beast, depending on which track you happen upon. However, for the purpose of keeping this list ultimo pesado, we're going with what might be the heaviest track the band has ever released.

9. Maruta
Maruta resides somewhere in the musty chasm between grind and death metal. This band has been kicking around since 2005. They took some time off to reflect and are back to churning at speeds burgeoning on the ludicrous, stomping out quicksand sludge, and ripping violent guitar athletics that would make any shred-head jealous.

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robert.n.nielsen topcommenter

WTF no Thrash or Die? or Die Trying?? This list is bullshit!


Nixa has played one or two shows. All these bands have been around for many years, have multiple releases, tour, etc.


I can't believe you guys didn't  even mention Nixa!

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