It's nice to see that metalheads can still transcend national borders. Born out of a correspondence between UK-based guitarist Jack Simmons and Russian vocalist Alex Shikolai, Slaughter to Prevail is a European deathcore outfit that speaks the universal language of "really heavy mosh parts." Its latest record, this year's "Misery Sermon," is a confident collection of low-end Oceano-esqe riffs and impressively dynamic vocals. We are the world, we are the children — let's start pitting.
Slaughter to Prevail will play with Widowmaker, Into the Harbor, Deadbeat, and Karma on Wednesday, May 31, at The California Brew Haus, 402 West Ridge Road. 6 p.m. $13-$15. tecshows.com; slaughtertoprevail.com.