When I was growing up there wasn't a lot of promotion for bands outside the United States. It was a very narrow, Western-centric take, and that's too bad because you're missing out on a lot of rich music and ideas. So I'd like to prop up Pacifist from India because, man, they're fucking great! The music is thoughtful in terms of melody, but meshed with the heaviness of a band like Unbroken. They stuck out because of an awesome sound: a sort of dark, minimalistic aesthetic that's right up my alley, but again, for me the lyrics have to pack a punch. Pacifist caught my attention with a song called Reactionary, which had a sarcastic, sardonic element I really liked. They're similar to S.W.A.T. in a way, and they talk about the importance of meaningful discussions and not just being a choir speaking to echo chambers. If we're really interested in change, maybe we should consider interacting with the individuals and communities where we would like to see some sort of progress or change.