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I am a metal head. I love Killswitch Engage and have seen them probably 15 times over the past 12 years or so. Also a big Parkway Drive fan. Those Aussie guys are nuts and put on probably the best metal show I have ever been to outside of Metallica (I don't count Metallica as metal in the sense of the bands I listen to)

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"Metal" is kind of a broad term nowadays given all the sub-genres and crossovers, but yeah... long time metal head.
 

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I'm really into grind and more of the dark black metal. Killswitch sounds like Justin beaver to me now. ( and no I'm talking shit about them) lol
 

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Killswitch sounds like Justin beaver to me now. (and no I'm talking shit about them)
Agreed. They're talented, just not my type. Even Parkway Drive isn't "heavy" to me. I've been a metal head for over 15 years, and it varies week to week. Anywhere from Thy Art is Murder, (old) Whitechapel, Acacia Strain, Zao, Origin, Slayer, Abominable Putridity (Russian BDM), Devourment, Disentomb, Defeated Sanity (German BDM). My good friend, who writes for Metal Injection, keeps me up to date with anything metal news and/or material. The bands listed are but a few that scratch the surface in my library.
 

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I have seen KSE twice, and they're pretty incredible live. I pretty much have my XM radio locked on Octane, which is that hard rock/metal lite scene. I just got tix for Texas Mutiny, which has a great lineup (IMO): TEXAS MUTINY.

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Killswitch was very melodic with Howard Jones at the front. Their original lead Jessie Leach is back now and they have that heavy feel again. Still singy tho. I like the gutteral side of Parkway Drive tho. I just saw For Today, Ghost Inside, War of ages, and Memphis May Fire. They thrashed pretty hard. My metal flavor pallet changes week to week as well. I'm currently on a Every Time I die and Norma Jean run. I love As I lay Dying but Tim being in prison for that whole hiring a hitman to kill his ex thing kinda tabled them for the next 5-10 years

this was a video from the Parkway show in Atlanta last November I went to. It was a banger for sure with all the Aussie openers that were way heavier.
 

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I like the gutteral side of Parkway Drive tho. I just saw For Today, Ghost Inside, War of ages, and Memphis May Fire. They thrashed pretty hard. My metal flavor pallet changes week to week as well. I'm currently on a Every Time I die and Norma Jean run. I love As I lay Dying but Tim being in prison for that whole hiring a hitman to kill his ex thing kinda tabled them for the next 5-10 years
Old Norma Jean is good, back when Josh Scogin was the front man (Bless the Marytr....is an amazing album). O' God, the Aftermath wasn't too bad. War of Ages hits pretty good and I've seen AILD live a few times, but I agree, that thing with Tim is horrible. Not to mention they were using the whole "Christian" moniker just to sell records, since only one of them was a self-professed Christian. What a shame.
 

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I grew up in the 80's as well, so I've always been a big fan of speed metal bands (Overkill, Abattoir, Slayer, Agent Steel, Heathen, etc) but listen to pretty much anything with the exception of gore / porngrind, and the Norwegian black metal doesn't do a whole lot for me. Even though it's been way overdone at this point, I still really like Children Of Bodom, Norther, and Imperanon and also the power metal sounds of Blind Guardian, Persuader, and Savage Circus.

Last band I saw live was Sacred Reich over in Lancaster. Getting too old to throw down in the pit I'm afraid...
 

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listen to pretty much anything with the exception of gore / porngrind, and the Norwegian black metal doesn't do a whole lot for me.
When you get to those genres', all bets are off. My buddy and I listen to some of that stuff just because it's ridiculous and it's hilarious to see what they come up with next, it's also not meant to be taken seriously. I've been into a lot of slam metal lately (nothing like some good 'ol hill billy slam!) again because it's ridiculous. There's a fine line between good slam metal and brutal death metal that's sometimes hard to see. Pathology and Abominable Putridity are two amazing examples. Black metal to me gets a little old after awhile, little repetitive.

I could talk about this topic for hours, always nice to meet some other metal heads!!
 

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I love the band names a lot of those death metal and gore bands come up with. They are hilariously awesome. I saw ETID on their "no barricades no bullshit " tour. Keith pretty much just got down in the middle of the pit the whole show doing his thing. It was like watching your buddies band throw down in a garage. It was awesome. As far as AILD, I saw them with Killswitch right before he got locked up. Their timing was terrible, sound was crap, Tim forgot half his lyrics and Im pretty sure he was just wasted out of his mind. I'm not religious, at all. Total non-believer but I do enjoy the lyrics and message bands like Ghost Inside and War of Ages put out there. My nephew is 14 and I started taking him to shows with me. His first 2 were Parkway Drive and Ghost Inside. Really got him into the metal scene. Now I got him tinkering on my Grom. So babysteps...lol
 

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I feel like kids these days no nothing about metal/music. I remember buying CDs' as a kid and scrounging though them to learn about different bands to check them out, some of which I still listen to, today. "If it doesn't have Djent, bass drops or breakdowns, it's not metal!" Seems to be the generic mentality. I remember listening to stuff waaay before breakdowns and even when "double bass" wasn't as popular as it is it. Now a days you just have to tune your guitar to drop D and chug chug chug your way along to a label. Most bands today you see live or hear somewhere and then you forget about it, it's nothing special and all sounds the same. (Crabcore comes to mind) The bands that have ACTUAL talent get shoved to the side because they're not playing the latest metal "fad metal", or change their sound just to sell records.

Part of the reason I listen to more and more BDM, slam, gore and sludge metal. It's TOTALLY different from the norm, and also a refreshing break.

Man I sound OLD!
 

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Boom, just bought tickets for 2 shows. Architects play a small a venue in July and I got tix for Hatebreed and Devil you know
 
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