Best Of 2016

Best metal convergence: FLORIDA METAL FEST

Best metal convergence

By far, the inaugural day-long festival at the Cuban Club hosted by hometown vets Obituary and co-headlined with local compadres and venerable satanic superstars Deicide proved that Tampa still owns the title of America’s Death Metal Capital, especially taking into account a packed bill of support that included out-of-state heavy hitters like NC thrashers Corrosion of Conformity, NYC hardcore pushers Madball, Chicago doom metal pioneers Trouble, and Buffalo’s venerable death makers, Malevolent Creation. floridametalfest.com. Leilani Polk