im in a hardcore band and would like to change our sound a little bit, we now just have power chords and bar chords. i would like to expand to writing music in the guitar stylings in converge and killing the dream but am having trouble getting started, any suggestions.
look at some of Converge's tabs. don't copy them, but they can give you influence. Maybe show you some new chords or something
Tremolo picking, chugs, open picking.. what else.
Listen to lots and lots of music. The rest will work itself out. Two of my favorite bands are Botch and Coalesce; look 'em up if you don't know them