Album: My Passion, Inside This Machine (Spinefarm)

Don't let the quiet bit in a My Passion song fool you into turning up your headphones, because the kick-in will break your brains.

If there's one certainty about the genre-blending electro-emo-screamo-metal quintet from Hitchin, it's that they're noisy. ITM is often pompous, sometimes industrial, with a heavy order of teenage angst (titles such as "Asleep in the Asylum"), but every note and syllable is delivered with this-is-really-important conviction. Herts, on fire.