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|Metalcore Bible Part 2; Philadelphia|
Philadelphia is a hotspot for violence in a nation that is already rsaturated in it, much like Cleveland and Detroit. In the early rnineties many of the shows that took place around this area and rwith the bands that came from here, the violence was great. This rreflected on the music that was produced from this scene, ugly, rthick and dissonant.
|1||This Day Forward|
The Transient Effects of Light on Water
Posi-metalcore for the most part. Hard-hitting melodies with a slight technical influence and a balls-out
screamer who can level buildings with his voice.
|2|| ||All Else Failed|
This Never Happened
Metalcore mixed with emo. Similar to Drowningman in premise but vastly different. Placing a greater influence
on the metal influences, the riffs are chunky and technical and the whole album is one intricate ball of rage.
|3||The Minor Times|
Summer of Wolves
One of the many Botch clones bands that popped up after the unfortunate demise of said band. They
plagiaries Botch riffs all over the place but they do it well.
This Sheltering Night
Ah Starkweather. Genre-hopping, inaccessible and unhinged, this band defines the word "macabre." Nothing is
ever simple with this band and they are one of the few bands to have literally no boundaries on their sound.
Brilliant but twisted beyond all recognition. Highly recommended.
|5||A Life Once Lost|
A Great Artist
Meshuggah-influenced, grind-loving technical madness. Nuff' said.
Yet another band amidst the Meshuggah/Grind worship in Philadelphia, the take this band uses though is
rather unusual, combining haunting ambiance within all the technical madness. Unusual, original and worth a
The Process Of
Jim Winters is quite the famous person in Philly. Not only was he a member of Earth Crisis and Starkweather
but also of one other band, Turmoil. Turmoil's approach was unusual in that it placed the hardcore influence
vastly over the metal. The metal influence can be heard in the riffs but the approach sticks far more to Minor
Threar minimalism, producing possibly one of the most intense metalcore albums that doesn't rely on
Smoke & Mirrors
One of the more upcoming bands within Philadelphia. Intense and powerful with massive grind and metal
influences. Unlike the others though it goes for pure Turmoil-esque intensity.
|seems it's not as sunny as they say|
|You should complete the lists and then form them into one huge list. Add New York/Jersey (Deadguy, Dillinger Escape Plan, Buried Alive, Indecision, Earth Crisis), California (Unbroken, Will Haven, Strife), and Boston (Converge, Cave In). |
|1 sounds cool|
|Philadelphia is only bad in certian areas. I live about 15-20mins from Philly and thankfully I'm in a great and quiet neighborhood well except for my neighbors. |
|Just downloaded 1 myself. |
|I live and Philly and I've seen some shit. The music scene around here does fucking rule though, we have a little bit of everything. The screamo around here and some of the suburbs is particularly awesome.|
|I'm seeing All Else Failed at This Is Hardcore in August. So pumped.|