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A Quick Tip by RabidChihuahua

  • Jan 9, 2013

I know the following will scream "metal elitism," but keep in mind that I detest Killswitch Engage because their music is total ass, not because it contains non-metal and mainstream qualities.

Even in my high school years, when I was first starting to get into the metal genre, I never understood the appeal behind Killswitch Engage.  To me, they come off as another one of these shitty, MTV-friendly phony metal bands made to appeal to those that hate the metal genre (much like the Chicago-based  mallcore disaster known as Disturbed).

Killswitch Engage's formula for their sonic diarrhea consists of trying-too-hard "hardcore" shouts mixed with emo whining about relationships that went sour, extremely half-baked leadwork, braindead breakdowns, and non-threatening, groove-laden guitarwork that makes Machine Head's lamest riffs sound like Dark Angel's "Darkness Descends."  No joke, despite all the claims by this puke-inducing band that they're "heavy" and whatnot, they're merely an emo band with a "metal" glaze to them.

Now if you excuse me, I'm going to detox my ears with some Cannibal Corpse and Mercyful Fate.


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January 09, 2013
your QT is making me crack up LOL!
January 09, 2013
I'm glad I was able to make you laugh, dude. I hope you haven't had to suffer from this band's music.
January 22, 2013
I did a couple of times and you put my thoughts on paper LOL
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