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    K. So I've been listening to WTF a lot lately. Love Shads vocals. Anyone have any suggestions for metalcore bands that sound similar? I'll admit that WTF is the closest I've ever been to metalcore. Unless you count Linkin Park (Hybrid Theory) but I think they're classed as Nu-Metal. They often come up as suggested videos when searching for A7X on youtube though. Thanks.
     

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    Not a huge WTF fan, but I do like a lot of metalcore. Try some Killswitch Engage, Times of Grace, Trivium (who have metalcore roots, but have a lot of thrash leanings, as well), Light the Torch, Ice Nine Kills (The Silver Scream rules), Atreyu, Between the Buried and Me... Lots of good stuff out there.
     

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    #WhatEdSaid I can vouch for Killswitch, Ice Nine Kills, Between The Buried and Me, and especially Trivium. I pre ordered an autographed cd from their last album, as well as an autographed cd for their new one. They've got a lot of great material through the years.

    They're metalcore but they sound fairly different from A7X WTF, but they're material is damn good too if you can look past the singers shitty history. As I Lay Dying. Awesome melodies, kickass riffs, heavy vocals mixed with catchy clean chorus's.

    Sylosis is another band worth checking out to in the metalcore scene. Specifically the Cycle of Suffering album.
     
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    I went through a whole metalcore phase so I've been exposed to a bunch of metalcore bands and what I found is that 90% of them are super generic. However there are some bands that stand out from the rest like Parkway Drive, Killswitch Engage, Architects, As I Lay Dying, While She Sleeps.
    I was thinking about Architects but I wasn't sure if it would be what he was looking for as he's looking for WTF style stuff. But yeah, Architects kicks goddamn ass. Their album Holy Hell is a banger and a half haha.
     

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    I was thinking about Architects but I wasn't sure if it would be what he was looking for as he's looking for WTF style stuff. But yeah, Architects kicks goddamn ass. Their album Holy Hell is a banger and a half haha.
    Yeah they are amazing. I remember when they dropped Doomsday. I feel like they brought something new to the genre with that song and now every other band is trying to copy that.
     
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    I'll check it out and just fyi I'm a woman. 🙂
    I'm so sorry! I didn't know! I think I'm too used to expecting the other person I'm talking to being a guy while online. I shouldn't, especially on here where it seems to be a fairly even split gender wise. I will try to stop doing that from now on. I hope you enjoy the album as much as I did. The songs are very consistently good on that one in particular.
     
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    #WhatEdSaid I can vouch for Killswitch, Ice Nine Kills, Between The Buried and Me, and especially Trivium. I pre ordered an autographed cd from their last album, as well as an autographed cd for their new one. They've got a lot of great material through the years. They're metalcore but they sound fairly different from A7X WTF, but they're material is damn good too if you can look past the singers shitty history. As I Lay Dying. Awesome melodies, kickass riffs, heavy vocals mixed with catchy clean chorus's. Sylosis is another band worth checking out to in the metalcore scene. Specifically the Cycle of Suffering album.

    The punctuation is iffy here - the "singer's shitty history" is referring to As I Lay Dying. Singer Tim Lambesis - fronting a "Christian metalcore band," made a credible attempt to have his wife assassinated. He did prison time for it. Just FYI. Their music may be awesome - I've never actually listened to it for no actual reason.
     

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    I'm so sorry! I didn't know! I think I'm too used to expecting the other person I'm talking to being a guy while online. I shouldn't, especially on here where it seems to be a fairly even split gender wise. I will try to stop doing that from now on. I hope you enjoy the album as much as I did. The songs are very consistently good on that one in particular.
    We're good. I get it. 😁
     
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    K. So I've been listening to WTF a lot lately. Love Shads vocals. Anyone have any suggestions for metalcore bands that sound similar? I'll admit that WTF is the closest I've ever been to metalcore. Unless you count Linkin Park (Hybrid Theory) but I think they're classed as Nu-Metal. They often come up as suggested videos when searching for A7X on youtube though. Thanks.
    I can suggest Trivium I love this band and also Asking Alexandria 🤘
     

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    The punctuation is iffy here - the "singer's shitty history" is referring to As I Lay Dying. Singer Tim Lambesis - fronting a "Christian metalcore band," made a credible attempt to have his wife assassinated. He did prison time for it. Just FYI. Their music may be awesome - I've never actually listened to it for no actual reason.
    Goddamn, I read through my post again and yeah, I probably should have arranged my sentences a bit better haha. It's been a very rough past 24hrs so I'm not 100% mentally here, so, sorry about that. Thanks for fixing it though Ed! Spot on though. I decided to look up one of the articles done on the events that transpired. From what I'm reading, Tim attempted to hire a hitman to assassinate his wife. But, problem was though that the hitman he attempted to pay was actually an undercover cop. This was in 2014. He ended up serving 2 years, finished his parole requirements, and ended up rejoining the band in 2018. I'm not sure why they'd bring him back after that.
     
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    Since we are talking about AILD :ROFLMAO:

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    I can't think of anything that sounds like WTF and can't think of anymore band names that aren't already mentioned. If I remember right the AILD album with the fiery skull was labeled "The" metal-core album, like it had all the elements or set the standard. Maybe Bleeding Through could be metal-core but I don't remember any clean vocals so maybe they are more hardcore? I know people don't like to be labeled or put in boxes but it's useful when searching for similar stuff. I liked listening to post-hardcore for awhile and just music from around early 2000-2010, I thought that was how I should and wanted to play like, but now I like music I wasn't really into before, maybe I can try to get a nice mix of things through my own playing.
     
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