I’m always taking suggestions from friends on albums to check out whether the music be Indie, Rock, Punk, Jazz, Country Polka Fusion (el_ticknor’s fav), whatever type…So if someone where to say, “What kind of music is Killswitch Engage?” I guess I would say Killswitch Engage would fall into…uh…well…it’s kind of hard to describe the genre…maybe…no, no, not that….um…..OH! I know…..BIG ASS HAIRY METAL!!! (With a heart)
“The End of Heartache” starts off with huge drums and a blood curdling screem that would make any severely disturbed mental patient shut up and take notice. Heartpounding double kick drums (think Vinny Paul formally of Pantera), tight, harmonized guitars (a la Maiden at times), big bottom bass, and a combination of growl vocals and (actually really good) singing, which I would enjoy a bit more of, but all in all, this album is a good lesson is dichotomy as the music is rough and tough, but the lyrics speak a pretty clear message of bettering one’s self instead of the usual “DIE, KILL, SPIT, AND DIE AGAIN!” stuff.
For instance: ABANDON THE SAFETY OF MINDLESS FOLLOWING/ ABANDON WHAT HOLDS US CAPTIVE TO SUFFERING/ PIERCE THE BLINDERS/ BEHOLD THE PATH THAT LEADS BEFORE YOU/LET US FORSAKE ALL THE THINGS THAT LEAD US TO OUR DEMISE….AHHHHH DEATH , DEATH, DIE, YOU DIE, SPIT, SPIT AND DIE YOU BAD MAN, DIE, DIE, DIE, DIE, DIIIIIEEEEE!!!!! ROOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAARRRR!!!!!!!!!!!! (I added the last part, pretty good huh?)
Check out an Mp3: Rose of Sharyn
If you like Metal check this album out: The End of Heartache