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The ‘Descent’ of Killswitch Engage
Guitarist Joel Stroetzel on the band’s new album and the return of Jesse Leach

After releasing the landmark album Alive or Just Breathing in 2002 and achieving mainstream success in the years that followed, Killswitch Engage is poised to scale even greater heights with the return of its original vocalist, Jesse Leach, on its sixth album, Disarm the Descent. Less than two weeks before its release, Live Metal’s Greg Maki caught up with guitarist Joel Stroetzel to talk about the new disc, Leach’s return and more. (more…)

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Review by Greg Maki
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On their fifth studio album (the third with vocalist Howard Jones and second to be self-titled), Killswitch Engage knows what they do well and rarely deviates from it: Relentlessly pummeling verses, taking their cues from both hardcore and classic metal, lead to choruses powered by swelling vocal melodies. Such a simple description, though, seems to belittle a band that has become one of the leading forces in American heavy music. (more…)

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