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I'd give it more stars if I could

This is one of those bands that made me rethink my choice of career paths. It's like, "dammit, where do i go now, these guys have perfected it." Unbelievable. It's not worth trying to explain this album with words. You just HAVE to buy it and listen to it over and over and over again. I can actually understand how they might alienate younger metal fans because the lyrical content is sort of... "grown up" in terms of its attitude. When you're young you're so pissed off but it comes from a negative place. KSE is more about staying pissed off but using that energy to construct, rather than destroy. Hard to explain but I'm 26 (for a few more days) and this record came into my life at the perfect time. It's simply beautiful music.

What is going on at iTunes

I know Killswitch DOESNT swear. so it would be clean anyways [DUH]. and also thsi album is released in 2002. not feb 06, 2007 [DUH]. iTunes is screwing up in a lot of other places too. not one man knows iTunes sexuality.

fixation on the darkness

best 3 songs...... fixation on the darkness, rise inside, my last serenade


Formed: 1999 in Boston, MA

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '90s, '00s, '10s

The four bandmembers who came together and created Killswitch Engage already had strong fan followings. Mike D'Antonio (bass) was formerly the leader and principal songwriter of Overcast, the legendary underground metal group. When Overcast split in 1998, D'Antonio sought for a year to find the right combination of players to fuse hardcore and metal with melody. During the summer of 1999, D'Antonio connected with Adam Dutkiewicz, who was the drummer for Aftershock, and Joel Stroetzel, Aftershock's...
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