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Burn the priest is definitely more death metal than gospel so and so forth. I don't hear the metalcore at all though. I hear pantera....megadeth...metallica with deathish vocals...then they have this thing only they really do well. There is always a few riffs per song that just have this swagger....this southern groove that pantera kinda did but log does better. 

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I also agree that they are closer to regular metal than death...definitely have the Southern Fried groove thing going on as well...a-la Pantera and post 90's COC

I think they get the death reference b/c of the vocals sometimes being sort of "Cookie Monsterish", or at least growly, but they don't have the "density" of what I would call a death metal band. I sometimes lum them in a genre that I made up for myself called "Organic-metal"...metal with a weird sort of down to earth sound...like COC, 

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