Ruts are normal. Nowhere is this truer than in art, where it's easier to be a follower than a leader. So it is that metal and hardcore, which broke out of the morass of their longtime heavily scripted, regimented styles by cross-pollinating, have slid back into predictability after a brief burst of creativity. Fortunately there are acts willing to go beyond the cliché of the soaring choruses and blistering breakdowns to push the boundaries of this newly evolved style. Underoath, and Between the Buried and Me came to their respective sounds from different directions and aren't necessarily similar, but both are doing their parts to... More >>>