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JekAn
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#1
Melodic metalcore band which combines extreme guitar riffs, ruthless breakdowns and unique melodies.


Download album Gulf Of Sharks: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=LOWUF26F


Download single Dead Waterfall: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=WG5OIBQQ

http://www.facebook.com/westillstandalive

http://www.myspace.com/westillstandalive

http://artists.ultimate-guitar.com/we_still_stand_alive/
Last edited by JekAn at Apr 5, 2011,
JekAn
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#2
Some news:
Some time ago Sergey Denisov, our guitar player, has left the band. After that we found a new musician - Mikhail Kozirev. Now Sergey came back to WSSA as third guitar player, which we've been searching for a long time. Now with 3 guitars our sound will be more melodic and breakdowns more powerfull.

And a few words about our second album:
A recording is planned to the end of Summer 2011.

Stay tuned! \m/

http://www.facebook.com/westillstandalive

http://www.myspace.com/westillstandalive
punkforlife93
Call me Jed.
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#4
Why? This band is much better in terms of originality compared to a lot of metalcore bands we get around here. I actually liked a couple of their songs. It's not stuff I'd seek out, but it's much better than a lot of the stuff I've been hearing here. And much better than at least half the front page.

But yeah...sorry about your guitarist. Good luck with the next album. Not my cup of tea tbh, but still.

EDIT: Actually, I might just be tired. You might want to err on the safe side and just run if my judgment turns out to be impaired from being up for the last 41 hours. >_>
Last edited by punkforlife93 at Apr 5, 2011,
TheIrishPatriot
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#5
Oh, I didn't listen to it, as I don't enjoy the style, I just figured upon seeing 'melodic metalcore' that the fellow should get running.
Ohai.

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JekAn
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#6
punkforlife93, thank you. Next album will differ from the first one, but will be constructed on the same base.

TheIrishPatriot, in addition to metalcore the we use elements of other styles.. such as deathcore and progressive metal. On the second album it will be more obvious.
technicolour
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#7
OHHHH GOOOOD THESE RIFFS ARE SOOOO EXTREME, THE BREAKDOWNS ARE RUTHLESS, MY BRAINSSSSSSS

melodic metalcore seems kind of redundant, especially when talking about nu-metalcore.
iPLAYSguitar
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#8
Quote by JekAn
punkforlife93, thank you. Next album will differ from the first one, but will be constructed on the same base.

TheIrishPatriot, in addition to metalcore the we use elements of other styles.. such as deathcore and progressive metal. On the second album it will be more obvious.


I wouldn't bother posting your band here, this forum defines the word asshole.
technicolour
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#10
it is really fast and tight (oh yaaa) and there's sweeps n' stuff, but I don't think that impresses anyone anymore..? I don't think you can do anything to this genre to revitalize it.
asator
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#11
Quote by technicolour
it is really fast and tight (oh yaaa) and there's sweeps n' stuff, but I don't think that impresses anyone anymore..? I don't think you can do anything to this genre to revitalize it.

My name is Danny. Call me that.
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#12
Quote by technicolour
it is really fast and tight (oh yaaa) and there's sweeps n' stuff, but I don't think that impresses anyone anymore..? I don't think you can do anything to this genre to revitalize it.


ie. This music is irrelevant.
Ohai.

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punkforlife93
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#13
Don't be dicks. At least this guy isn't overhyping his band and all, not to mention you look really immature...don't want to give that impression, do we?



But really, lay off a bit, the band's not THAT bad. At least they're trying to have differences in their songs and so-such.
technicolour
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#14
the band is THAT bad, sorry, but any band in this genre is THAT bad. If they wanted to try for something different they should get a sitar player, and just make acoustic ambient drone.
asator
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#18
Quote by punkforlife93
Come on, this band isn't nearly as bad as any of those.

This reads like a dig at Justin's band haha
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technicolour
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#19
Quote by punkforlife93
Come on, this band isn't nearly as bad as any of those.


yeah for sure, I'm just saying, that doesn't make them good.

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This reads like a dig at Justin's band haha

lookpizza
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#27
Quote by JekAn
lookpizza, wssa is abbreviated from We Still Stand Alive.


Oh... yea that's not metalcore. Sorry dude.
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nashawa
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#31
So, this guy seems nice enough, so I gave him the benefit of the doubt.

The music is really derivative and I'm not sure why I thought I'd enjoy a nu-metal band, but I hope all the best to this guy. He seems cool.

But for the love of god, change the band name.
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lookpizza
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#33
Quote by JekAn
Ahah)) And what is that you think?)

Nu-metalcore seems to be catching on as a good label for this type of music. Basically just watered down derivative of metalcore and other metal subgenres mixed with pop rock. You guys aren't bad for what you are (but I'm not into this type of music because I find all of it pretty bad in general, that's me though). Regardless you aren't metalcore, if you don't believe me watch this video and ask yourself if your band belongs in the same genre.
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BK202
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#34
Don't take everything so seriously dude, why do people get defensive about their bands? If someone tells me my band sucks (when I'm in one) I don't care, I tell them "okay" and my life is not affected at all.

Also, you aren't Metalcore. Converge (Mike's video) and Botch are metalcore. Don't call youself metalcore.
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#35
Holy shit. You guys really don't want to accept that genres change over time.
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#36
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Holy shit. You guys really don't want to accept that genres change over time.

It's not a genre change anymore when there are absolutely no genre specific similarities and no real influence from the original genre. At that point it becomes a new sub-genre.
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#37
Quote by lookpizza
It's not a genre change anymore when there are absolutely no genre specific similarities and no real influence from the original genre. At that point it becomes a new sub-genre.

M + H = OMC
OMC + M = MMC
MMC = (M + M + M +...) + OMC
Where OMC = M + H
And where (H/MMC) < 1

The thing is the first wave of metalcore was hugely impacted by hardcore, where as the second wave wasn't. The second wave was hugely impacted by the first wave of metalcore (which was still seen as a hardcore kinda thing), as well as heavier metal bands. And that's how things change. The idea of metal meets hardcore is still there, I think. But they've substituted hardcore with metalcore, so hardcore keeps getting diluted.

It's like Black Metal. Hellhammer sounds nothing like Peste Noire, but they're both black metal. Same ideas, different execution. Or like how Born of Osiris sounds nothing like Despised Icon. Both deathcore, don't sound alike at all.
BK202
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#38
You know what, I don't even know what to call this kind of stuff though. I don't even like calling it Numetalcore, because that still hints that it has some connections to Metalcore.

It stops being part of an original genre when the bands who stray from the path inspire other bands. Like this 'nu-metalcore' wasn't so much inspired by say, Converge and Botch and Bad Brains, but by other nu-metalcore bands.

So I'm not saying genres don't change over time, I'm just saying that when a genre has little connection to the original, the tie should be severed and people should stop using the term. Plus there are still a few metalcore bands who stick to the truer metalcore sound.
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#40
Quote by BK202
You know what, I don't even know what to call this kind of stuff though. I don't even like calling it Numetalcore, because that still hints that it has some connections to Metalcore.

It stops being part of an original genre when the bands who stray from the path inspire other bands. Like this 'nu-metalcore' wasn't so much inspired by say, Converge and Botch and Bad Brains, but by other nu-metalcore bands.

So I'm not saying genres don't change over time, I'm just saying that when a genre has little connection to the original, the tie should be severed and people should stop using the term. Plus there are still a few metalcore bands who stick to the truer metalcore sound.

Bad Brains is metalcore?
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