One quick thing: What the fuck happened to Abigail Williams? I thought they were an interesting black/metalcore crossover band, with a keyboardist and vocalist. They had cool technical riffs and sweep picking! Now they just sounded like any other black metal sludge.
THIS. apparently they've been getting a lot of positive feedback from the tr00 fans of black metal and from what i've heard that's what they wanted.
2.4 August Burns Red
2.17 Machine Head
2.18 Symphony X