Killswitch Engage were true progenitors of a style that should later become known as Metalcore. Few other bands are mentioned as often as Killswitsch Engage in connection to this genre. Since their foundation in 1999, the group from Massachusetts has been lauded all the world over. First and foremost, it’s guitar player Adam Dutkiewicz whose neck-breaking riffs, anthem-like melodies and breathtaking breaks have made Killswitch Engage what they are today. Their debut (2000) took no prisoners, and two years later, „Alive Or Just Breathing“ marked their breakthrough. The following tour may have been successful but entailed the departure of singer Jesse Leach. Howard Jones quickly replaced him and helped the group to further establish themselves as a Metal outfit on „The End Of Heartache“, „As Daylight Dies“ and „Killswitch Engage“. Always true to their own sound, they managed to surpass themselves with each succeeding record, which made Killswitch Engage the more convincing in the eyes of their fans. With „Disarm The Descent“, they ended a four-year break, returning with original front man Jesse Leach. The result was captivating, and now we see a band once again burning as brightly as it did in its early days.
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