Derek & Pete were in a band called Medium before they lost there singer. At that time, I had left Killswitch Engage for a small list of reasons, and Derek & Pete contacted me via my cousin Will. Pete drove the pre-production CD to my house before we both went to go see Killswitch & In Flames play down the street from where I live. I couldn't stop listening to it, and I knew this was what I wanted to do.
Well, the first album was really already written musically by Derek & Pete. I just jumped in and laid vocal melodies and lyrics to it.
We are heavy in an old school metal kind of way. The groove is in the pocket, and the swing just makes you bang you head.
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