#1
I had previously opened up a thread while looking for a new modern band to start listening to. I currently listen to Avenged Sevenfold, Iron Maiden, AC/DC and Linkin Park. People who replied to my thread recommended Mastodon, but UG's recent metal-core band list is topped by Killswitch Engage. Which band is better? Can you recommend a better band?

I am not looking for something that sounds a lot like what I hear (in fact something new is preferred), just something new that will continue to release albums in the future for a while.
#2
Machine Head, Trivium, Steel Panther, Firewind. Have you explored the Judas Priest back catalog?
#3
Killswitch is a good band, but I would recommend August Burns Red if your looking for something new. They have a bit more unique sound in my opinion. I would recommend their newest album Rescue and Restore. And if it interests you, their christmas album as well.
#4
Thanks guys, I'll check these bands out. Any good modern thrash metal bands?
#5
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Thanks guys, I'll check these bands out. Any good modern thrash metal bands?


Loads, although these are more tech/prog metal inspired:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1tAbcWrrIQU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mmg3jr7Bhfo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5lYC__1xMs

Also cuz I just want to throw this in:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTbu5yMkOQ8
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#6
Wow Heathen is awesome. Vektor's guitarists blew my mind until I almost died at 0:55 when the vocalist (is he a bat or something?) started shrieking. I didn't like Revocation thaaat much either, but I repeat, Heathen is awesome. Animals as Leaders is good too, but I need good vocals, just not into instrumental. BTW that first quote made me lol so hard XD
#7
So I know this is the Modern Rock section, but I'll try to sneak progressive metal in. So, I'm a fan of Linkin Park and A7x too, and I've recently added Tool to the bands I listen to. You might like it, I'd go check them out. The bands other people listed are good too, from what I hear.