#1
I'm looking for similar bands to old Hopesfall, No Wings To Speak Of/Frailty Of Words era that use ambient stylings with hardcore music. I found Embraced (US), Naiad and Taken to be similar. Does anyone know of any other bands?
#2
honestly haven't made myself familiar enough with Hopesfall, but as far as Naiad and Taken go, considering bands that mix stright up melodic metalcore with atmospheric interludes, i have to recommend one of my absolutely favorite albums, "Stages" by Rosesdead;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Jm4Sm4dVMc&list=PL8gibtl2yte838C9f689nP7vE4N_8Iy4c

and reminded of the connection, fordirelifesake might be worth checking out too