Spirit Adrift (US)

Spirit Adrift may very well be the best proponent of what modern Heavy Metal should be, a band that proves there is no substitute for huge ambition, soul-bearing lyricism, pristine riffs and impassioned anthems to alter hearts and minds. A direct descendent of the arena-filling superstars of the ‘80s and ‘90s, Spirit Adrift lept to the head of the pack this year with the stunning 'Divided By Darkness', a future classic of true Heavy Metal songcraft.