Killswitch Engage practically wrote the book on modern American metalcore and the new album ‘Incarnate’ (Read Our Review Here) is a fine example of it. I’ve been fond of Killswitch Engage for as long as I can remember. Their ‘The End of Heartache’ effort was a game-changer; especially so when you’re a teenage angry kid trying to find your individuality and perception in a school structure. Music of that calibre affects one deeply. They have a habit of releasing consistently good records and have yet to fall short on production quality or songwriting. This album was more of a peek into pain and how anything worth doing is always a labour of love. This album has an infectious tendency to grow on the mind.
With the new album charting at #6 on Billboard 200, Metal Wani’s Editor In Chief Owais ‘Vitek’ Nabi had a chat with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Joel Stroetzel. Joel discusses the billboard charting new album ‘Incarnate’, fan response to new album live, songwriting process, writing 18 songs, musical direction & production duties by Adam D. Joel also talks about Jesse Leach‘s writers block during pre-production and how he overcame the pressure. Killswitch Engage are always known for writing personal lyrics and ‘Incarnate’ is no different. Joel throws light on lyrical approach, writing songs with Adam, his take on Metalcore scene and much more.
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