Metalcore groups especially rely on strong vocal performances to keep their songs flowing at a steady pace, and when it's power you want, look to Straight Line Stitch's Alexis Brown.

Breaking down both gender and racial barriers, Brown has fronted the Tennessee-based Straight Line Stitch since 2003. Brown's metalcore gutturals are impressive regardless of gender in tracks such as 'Conversion' and 'Remission' while harnessing spoken-word whispers and clean singing techniques within the song 'One Reason.' With these tactics, the versatile performer has highlighted Straight Line Stitch as a band that must be noticed.