Battlecross has gotten a great deal of attention lately because they scored a spot at the Orion Festival this year. And let me say, it is deserved. Their second album War of Will will soon be released and from what I have heard, it is going to be amazing. Pursuit of Honor, the debut album showed a perfect mesh of American styled speed, European guitar melodies, and vocals with a growl edge but not too guttural, and I was an immediate fan. They got a ton of play on Liquid Metal, which of course, is the only place on the radio a true metal band can get air play. Also check out all the online places like Metal Injection and MetalSucks and you will notice that the band has become the new favorite.
Battlecross is the next generation of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal in my opinion. They take what Unearth, Shadows Fall, and Lamb of God started, and move it forward quite well. Most are assuming, based on the two released tracks, that the new album is going to be killer. I am also assuming this, and can't wait. Go out and get Pursuit of Honor, and then listen to the new songs, and you will notice the polished effect that touring had on this band; and we all benefit.