The underground metal scene in Baltimore has been so fertile—or should we say fetid—lately that it was hard to pick one act out of a scene that's ripe with new bands. But then, bubbling out of the muck, comes Putrisect (members of area bands Plaguewielder and Marrow) and its haunting and technical EP, "Chaos Awaits." An impressive debut that is at times atmospheric, at times primal, with a legit old-school death-metal feel—and the band is even better live. Keep an eye on these guys, and on the local metal scene in general. A few more bands as good as this and we'll have some kind of trend on our hands.