#1
I ran across these guys Sacred Mother Tongue in Revolver Magazine that I was really impressed by. Classic melodic metal vocals and actual grooves in the rhythms, rather than a two minute double kick with squirts of blast beats lol SMT might remind you of a taste of Dream Theater geared toward more of the radio listener.
#2
great band, met Andy a few times fantastic guitarist. Definatly one of best in that sort of genre really imo.
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