Everyone has a different idea of who’s leading the scene as far as labels go. If you wanted to define leading the scene as exposure and commercial success, I’d say Firepower, Never Say Die, NSD Black Label, Disciple, SMOG, etc are all releasing pretty heavy hitters on a semi regular basis. A lot of what they release doesn’t strike me as too innovative but there are a few really good artists on each label doing good things for the genre as a whole. To the question of where do I think it’s going, it seems like most things get more minimal as they evolve, in most cases, doesn’t even have to be music. As time goes on you find a way to remove what you don’t need from something and leave just enough of everything else and it sounds even cooler. Personal opinion but minimalism is the future.