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Suggestions For Heavy Music

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1Architect

This band is extremely political, and it shows with their insane riffs and boiling vocals. The reason I use the word boiling, is because this vocalist is possibly the angriest one I have ever heard. In my life.
2Botch

This is one of the best examples of perfectly executed math/metalcore. Dave Verellens vocals are that of a lion, and the guitarist (later of minus the bear) is great at searing riffs and timing his chords to make your tapping foot extremely confused.
3Breather Resist

This band is Botch's semi-emo cousin. Often associated with each other, Breather Resist brings much more emotion to churn your brain parts to the table, leaving you to think about what you just listened to. They are much more spastic, as they rarely repeat riffs or sections of songs, leaving them in almost a classical "movement" style
4Cave In

This band has gone through so many stages in their time, that it is hard to even consider describing them, but for the sake of this list, I will talk about their albums - Until Your Heart Stops and Perfect Pitch Black. These two albums, second and last in their discography, combine extreme riffs with extreme vocals, leaving basically a REALLY heavy rock sort of feel. Heavy rock is what I would call these.
5Converge

I doubt I really have to describe this band, but I would say that in short, this band is very aggressive, emotional, and all around beautifully composed, whether they are tearing apart your face, or plucking your emotional strings (namely the track Jane Doe)
6Daughters

This band is insane. The vocals used to be generic grindcore, but now is a sort of drunk elvis, just sort of moaning and yelling. The guitars are snippets and slides and effect pedals, leaving the entire experience as a journey through ecstasy and crazy monochrome rainbows.
7Engineer

The beefiest band I could ever listen to seriously. This band tears me apart with heaviness. Their instrumental work compliments each other easily, as it should. 3/4 of this band is brothers.
8Genghis Tron

This band is the product of if electro-grind bands were serious. They pull it off amazingly, with pretty synth and destructive vocals and guitar, using a drum machine and no drummer.
9Gospel

This album (they made one and broke up) is the perfect emo jam album. These guys teamed up and made some of the best music I've heard, with choppy southern guitar riffs, and EXTREMELY tasteful and fast drumming. The vocals are sparse, but perfectly placed. This album is the best emo album I've ever heard.
10Isis

This progressive doom sludge group has grown into a very intelligent and well arranged music project. They have worked with the likes of tool, and their front man, Aaron Turner, has done art for dozens of bands.
11Black Elk

This band has amazingly discordant and strangely danceable riffs and a Jesus Lizard type of vocalist. They are dark and grungy, and spastic. The majority of their debut was written in 2 weeks, as they scheduled a show before writing any music.
12Mare

This EP is one of the best releases ever. The music is very similar to black metal, but it transitions smoothly into almost radiohead-ish melodic vocal based tracks, and back into dark, doomy black metal that then transitions into a chorus of voices that sound like angels. This EP is more of an emotional experience, and it's hard to put into words.
13Middian

This group has close ties with doom giant YOB, and is in the same vein. They are extremely heavy, and melodic, and discordant... to put it shortly, this album is all over the place.
14The Out Circuit

This band doesn't fall into the same category as the rest of it, but this band has a few screaming tracks, with mostly very melodic, modern music, with guest vocals from Thrice, Coalesce, and Beauty Pill. The vocalist/keyboardist/bassist is Nathan Burke, formerly of Frodus.
15These Arms Are Snakes

This band (bassist from botch, vocalist from Kill Sadie) This band has great lyrics, and the guitar work is like post hardcore riff rock, while the bass is amazingly tasteful and appropriately placed. The vocalists angry shrieks are emotional as fuck.
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