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Bands That Grew On Me

Bands that I never really cared for, or liked, but later on grew on me and I had a better appreciation for.
1A Day To Remember

Back when I first heard these guys, I actually never thought they were that bad. The only thing that annoyed me about them was their fan base. That, and I guess I was only mad about how 'mainstream' they were, dumb I know. Once I got over it though, and with the help of my friends, I gave them one last good try. I instantly loved one thing about this band: the lyrics. The lyrics are what eventually pulled me in; that, and I just kind of liked the feel they bring.
2Miss May I

My first impression? Generic. As. Hell. Even for me, I felt this band was just so bland at first I couldn't get into them at all. After listening to them with friends and seeing them live, they grew on me pretty fast, especially with the release of 'Monument'. The fast paced guitar and the impressive drum work got to me. Levi Benton, unlcean vocalist, is definitely the more impressive part of the band. While the clean vocalist is stomach-able, he's just way to monotone and doesn't give the band a good feel. I'm definitely not fan of their new album at all.
3Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!

I used to rip on this band soooo much. Something about watching the music video for 'In Friends We Trust' just always made me laugh my ass off. The vocalist looked like some weird version of Drake Bell. That, and they're French...what else can I say? But eventually I liked the spin they brought to the genre. Every song had breakdowns, but they were almost....upbeat in a way? Kind of feel good music. I just enjoyed the poppy kind of instrumentals they brought to the table. I still only like maybe one or two songs by them, but I don't completely dislike them now.

Kind of a random band to add to the list, but I felt it was necessary. My liking for them didn't really come full circle until I'd seen them live about a year ago. I fell in love with the drum battle on stage, and just the over all stage presence in general. This prompted me to get their stuff and give it a good listen. Needless to say, I fell in love with it. The guitar has never impressed me too much, but I love the vocals Sully Erna brought to the table. Godsmack is just a great band in general, and one of the best I've ever seen live.

I started listening to these guys when I was a freshman in high school. I remember a friend showed me them one day out of curiosity, and I just remember absolutely hating them. The vocals annoyed me to no end, and the screams just hurt my ears (not that they still don't...but it's listenable now). Eventually after just constant listening, I fell in love with everything about this band. The vocals (cleans), the guitar work, drums, and the lyrics especially. I've always liked how Alesana was able to form music that just sounded almost poetic. They brought fresh material that was new to the genre, with no breakdowns in sight. Sure, having 3 guitarists may be a little unnecessary, but I feel it adds well to Alesana's sound. These guys have become one of my favorite artists, and I look forward to see how they mature as a band.
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