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Old 08-21-2013, 09:06 AM
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I loved Himsa too, Summon in Thunder and Hail Horror were great records! Killswitch Engage are my favorite band from the whole metalcore movement I think. Used to be Trivium, but Disarm the Descent is just such an awesome record, and Trivium just can't make consistent sounding records at all anymore.
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Old 08-21-2013, 10:01 AM
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I loved Himsa too, Summon in Thunder and Hail Horror were great records! Killswitch Engage are my favorite band from the whole metalcore movement I think. Used to be Trivium, but Disarm the Descent is just such an awesome record, and Trivium just can't make consistent sounding records at all anymore.
Trivium was gonna be the next big thing at one point lol.
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I'm from Massachusetts and grew up listening to the same stuff that a lot of the "Mass Metalcore" bands listened to, and God Forbid always seemed to be the New Jersey version of that vibe.

I first saw them at the 2002 NEMHF (and chatted with Byron after their set) and I think they were higher up the bill than Lamb of God at that time (LoG was actually pretty terrible back then). I think In Flames took them out once or twice, Anders was a very big fan and used to wear God Forbid shirts onstage back when he did that sort of thing.

However, I didn't know anyone who called themselves a big GF fan. A lot of people knew them and liked them, and they got on enough tours for a while to sustain a scene presence, but yeah when the scene thinned out it just wasn't there anymore for them.

Remember that back in the metalcore heyday, MTV2 had the remade headbangers ball and they played a TON of these bands in that 2002-2005 period - anyone with a video on there was making it. When that ended, it slowed down the cash flow for a lot of these bands..... and the "trendy" kids went in different directions (either deathcore or the emocore stuff).
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I first saw them at the 2002 NEMHF (and chatted with Byron after their set) and I think they were higher up the bill than Lamb of God at that time (LoG was actually pretty terrible back then).

No.

Definitely a different vocal style, but they weren't a cookie cutter band musically like they are now.
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Definitely a different vocal style, but they weren't a cookie cutter band musically like they are now.
Who, God Forbid or LOG?
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Shadows Fall, Killswitch Engage, God Forbid. That's pretty much it, unless someone can give me some other metalcore bands like these.
Trivium or As I Lay Dying?
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I read Doc's blog and yeah, I can see that it's been tough for them since the Mayhem Fest.

The only thing that pisses me off about these guys, is earlier this year, they were talking about breaking up, and I'm not sure who was actually posting from the GF facebook page saying crap like "thanks everyone for not making it worth it". Talk about a slap in the face for people who bought their albums and paid for tickets to see them live.
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LoG weren't cookie cutter, but they were still terrible live. The leap they made as players from 02-04 is astounding (I saw them again in '04 and '05 and it felt like a totally different band). Either that or their budgets helped the live production.
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LoG weren't cookie cutter, but they were still terrible live. The leap they made as players from 02-04 is astounding (I saw them again in '04 and '05 and it felt like a totally different band). Either that or their budgets helped the live production.
I think it's the leap they made as players and song-writing. Compare New American Gospel to As The Palaces Burn. The songs, riffs, vocals and overall delivery is just better. That said, nowadays they are pretty boring and predictable compared to As The Palaces Burn, Ashes of the Wake and Sacrament.
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