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Hey, welcome. I'm not a fan of deathcore, but I saw Fit For An Autopsy at a tiny venue a few years ago and I have to give it up for their musicianship and stage presence. Meshuggah was one of my favorite bands in the 90s. Destroy Erase Improve is still my top album from them.

Good luck with your move. 

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13 hours ago, KillYourDarlings said:

I grew away from listening to Soilwork,

But an excellent gateway band. I really appreciated your story, and 3000 movies...wow.

Crack on!

(I wonder what part of your name the GG will pick to call you. The GG is a worry, but he's harmless.)

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Welcome!  "Stabbing the Drama" by Soilwork was a staple for me as well!  I was born in 1990, so I would have been around 15 when that album came out.  I played that album constantly as I traveled on the bus to our away tennis matches in high school.  That particular album has a very special place in my metal heart.

These days, I enjoy all different types of metal.  I do enjoy deathcore fairly regularly, although the style is growing more stale to my ears in recent months.  However, Whitechapel is one of my top 15 favorite bands of all time.  Their last few albums have definitely strayed from the deathcore sound, but their newest album that's currently in the works is rumored to be more of a return to their earlier sound.  Phil Bozeman has stated in several recent interviews that he's ready to "get back to writing super heavy stuff again".  He is such a ferocious vocalist (especially for a tiny human).  Love the guy!

Anyway, looking forward to some great metal discussion! 

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Welcome to the forum, was going to see Whitechapel last December but it was age restricted and my son was a few months from Age of Majority to get it at that venue, they are coming back this year though will probably go if I have spare coin which as a guitarist is not often 😅😒 I grew up in the 60's and also listened to Doo wop and psychedelic/acid rock and was listening to proto metal when I started to play guitar, think House of the Rising Sun or Walk Don't Run by the Ventures was the first song I learned so long ago I can't remember. Still listen to the oldies myself and the 50's harmonies were very influential something lost in a lot of modern music. Kevin Starrs of Uncle Acid is a big fan of groups like the Ronettes as other metal musicians are, it was the golden age of harmonies. Introduced my youngest son to the oldies as well as metal at a young age and he plays a few instruments as well as taking singing lessons. Hope you have fun on the forum 🤘

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