The best bands seem to come from those scenes who have an intertwined hardcore/metal community. A perfect example are devastating newcomers Hivemind. Mix modern death metal with some slamming hardcore then garnish it off with some crusty grind and you've got Hivemind. They're raw, energetic, and heavy as hell. A lot of bands that mix hardcore and death metal either follow the Long Island approach or play hardcore with more slams, but not these guys! To show what I mean, Hivemind could play with Cryptopsy & Dysentery, then play a show with Wicked World & Methmouth, and fit in on both shows (this actually happen). Hivemind's Demo Dismal Existence can be heard below and it is a great precedent of their sound. Whatever you do, DO NOT SLEEP on Hivemind!
*On November 3rd, Hivemind is set to release their EP Utter Disgust, which I guarantee will be sick!)
FFO: Nails, The Resistance, Jesus Piece