Heavy Metal World Cup: Wrust vs Underside

Wrust vs Underside

In the final match of the Heavy Metal World Cup's first round, the two smallest bands will face off against each other – Wrust (representing Bostwana) and Underside (representing Nepal).

Both bands fight for heavy metal and defend the faith with serious vigour in their home countries. Wrust are one of Botswana's biggest bands, taking cues from Sepultura and Obituary, and Underside are a vital part of the Nepalese scene, being heavily involved with Silence festival.

Here's how the two bands match up on paper.


Members: 4
Albums: 2
Genre: Death metal
Biggest Song: Hate 'Em All
Most Likely To: Metamorphosise intellectually


Members: 4
Albums: 1
Genre: Metalcore
Biggest Song: Satan In Your Stereo
Most Likely To: Fuck the system

Who do you want to win? The poll below is open for 24 hours. Go go go!

Luke Morton joined Metal Hammer as Online Editor in 2014, having previously worked as News Editor at popular (but now sadly defunct) alternative lifestyle magazine, Front. As well as helming the Metal Hammer website for the four years that followed, Luke also helped relaunch the Metal Hammer podcast in early 2018, producing, scripting and presenting the relaunched show during its early days. He also wrote regular features for the magazine, including a 2018 cover feature for his very favourite band in the world, Slipknot, discussing their turbulent 2008 album, All Hope Is Gone.