Great voting week for round 18, gang! Not a record, but way better than the previous week. It was a close one, but the winner is American Swindle. The guys won by just over 100 votes. We'll be playing their tune "X's for Eyes" on 99x this week.

And now for another metal round featuring three locals groups, two of which have never been featured in Homegrown Picks before. The poll closes at 5PM on Friday, so vote for your favorite as many times as you can.

Dugdemona - "Reckoning"

Expletive - "Chicago Jesus"

Death Rides the River - "Seeing Things"