KILLSWITCH ENGAGE FEATURING IN METAL HAMMER'S ARTICLE 'FROM CROSSOVER TO METALCORE: THE GENESIS OF A GENRE'
Posted on February 2, 2015
The lovely people at Metal Hammer have written a great article about the evolution of metalcore which includes honourable mentions for Roadrunner Records very own Killswitch Engage; "In 2002 Killswitch Engage released Alive Or Just Breathing and blew metalcore wide open. Taking the most palatable pieces of the jigsaw, the trad metal melodic guitar leads and anthemic choruses, and mixing them with a savage hardcore bite that was far more aggressive than anything else you'd see on MTV2, they appeared to be the band that everyone in heavy music was waiting for. In the process they opened the door for the likes of Unearth, Shadows Fall and God Forbid to enjoy a period of success previously unimaginable. This was no longer a secret, Poison The Well were on a major label, Stampin' Ground played the main stage at Download. There was money to be made in metalcore."