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#1
Hey, I'm talking about Adam D from Killswitch Engage.

To me he seems like a ****ing clown... Does he even record any guitar parts?! Me thinks the other GOOD guitarist does everything, and they keep Adam D just for fun...

Am I right? I mean, he seems to be a cool guy but his image overshadows his guitar playing ability...

Who's the MAIN guitar driving force in KSE?! Him or that other guy?! Who comes up with all the riffs?!

Thanks!
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#2
He's an amazing musician. When he was the drummer, he wrote basically all of the riffs for Alive or Just Breathing. When he got from behind the kit, he just ****ed around a lot. It doesn't mean he's not a good guitarist. It is more of a testament to his ability because he can play and run around like an ass.
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#3
Are you kidding me? Adam is the driving force (for guitar) of KsE. Listen to the song Holy Diver (Dio cover) you'll see what I mean. If he wanted to, he could shred that guitar neck like a mofo, but thats not KsE's style.
#4
Not to mention he did all the behind-the-scenes stuff for As Daylight Dies (producing, mixing, etc.)
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Not to mention he did all the behind-the-scenes stuff for As Daylight Dies (producing, mixing, etc.)

Don't forget that he did this on The End of Heartache too.
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#6
Ok, thanks! I like the guy! But he's weird )) I got their DVD, and he's wearing a ****ing... whatever it's called, Batman style, AND shorts! I mean, WTF?!?!?!
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#7
You mean he was KSE's drummer?! I knew he was a drummer but I thought in another band!
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#8
Just because he's not standing in one spot in ****in black jeans bobbing his head with long ass hair doesn't mean he can't shred. I think its a welcome break from the "seriousness" of hardcore metal.
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#9
I actually quite like their music, that's why I asked. Although the vocalist takes himself waaaay too seriously.
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#10
are you joking?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WJlml_PvMs

I dont think Howard takes himself too seriously and either way I prefer him a billion times over that other dude they had before.
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#11
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I actually quite like their music, that's why I asked. Although the vocalist takes himself waaaay too seriously.

actually, I don't think he takes himself as seriously as you think

AND

If I was Adam D, I would also be wearing short shorts and wearing a cape, thats frickin' awsome!!!

AND

That other "idiot", is what made killswitch what it is today dumb***.
#12
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dude okay no need to flame me man, chill out and stay civilized please. I just prefer Howard because he makes Killswitch Engage stand out from other metalcore bands because he can actually sing and pretty fricken well and he sings more that screams yet he's excellent at both. But it's just a preference as I get annoyed with good bands like All That Remains after a while because they only scream and I dont like screaming that much, just in reasonable amounts.
If you prefered the other guy, you could give some arguments like I just did and not resort to flaming like a child (I'm assuming you are over 16).

BTW I totally agree with your nickname .
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#13
Wow, ok guys, I'm sorry. KSE rules, I see... I thought they were hated by everyone and was very ashamed of liking them...
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dude okay no need to flame me man, chill out and stay civilized please. I just prefer Howard because he makes Killswitch Engage stand out from other metalcore bands because he can actually sing and pretty fricken well and he sings more that screams yet he's excellent at both. But it's just a preference as I get annoyed with good bands like All That Remains after a while because they only scream and I dont like screaming that much, just in reasonable amounts.
If you prefered the other guy, you could give some arguments like I just did and not resort to flaming like a child (I'm assuming you are over 16).

BTW I totally agree with your nickname .



sorry about that, I redact that statement...I should have explained, I actually like Howard as well, I think his singing does set him and Killswitch apart. I was just saying that Jesse was one reason that Killswitch became noticed in the first place. Some people tend to say that Jesse has a meaner scream, and Howard has a better singing voice. I think they are both fantastic at screaming, and Jesse did do a little singing on AOJB, but not as much as Howard now.

What kind of guitar do you have?
#15
The man used to wear a Viking helmet.

You tell me how he could not be a good fucking musician.



Also, if he wrote most of Alive or Just Breathing, then I love him more than anything.
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sorry about that, I redact that statement...I should have explained, I actually like Howard as well, I think his singing does set him and Killswitch apart. I was just saying that Jesse was one reason that Killswitch became noticed in the first place. Some people tend to say that Jesse has a meaner scream, and Howard has a better singing voice. I think they are both fantastic at screaming, and Jesse did do a little singing on AOJB, but not as much as Howard now.

What kind of guitar do you have?


Agreed mate, I have an Omen-6 (electric blue) and a Damien-6 FR. I use them a lot, specially for KSE. Which one(s) do you have?
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Agreed mate, I have an Omen-6 (electric blue) and a Damien-6 FR. I use them a lot, specially for KSE. Which one(s) do you have?


sweet man, I have a Damien 6 FR as well. Did you tune it down yourself a whole step, because I need to know a good way to do that. I have another starter pack strat that I use to tune down
#19
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Wow, Killswitch only thread?
How did this last this long.

I never knew there was a killswitch only thread.
#20
Well first I bought new strings (11 set) which is just a little bigger than the factory 10s they put on them. Then while I was winding them (the new strings) I just stopped at one step down from E standard and just drop the low D to a C and voila! Drop-C, KSE ready.

BUT it's important that you get 11s so that you can lower all your strings by one step and keep the same tension on the neck. If you do this with the factory string size, you'll get problems with the neck.

I am a beginning guitar tech so tunings and string changing is right down my alley .
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#22
In Guitar World Joel was talking about how Adam writes these crazy guitar parts and how he struggles to keep up with Adam sometimes.
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#23
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dude okay no need to flame me man, chill out and stay civilized please. I just prefer Howard because he makes Killswitch Engage stand out from other metalcore bands because he can actually sing and pretty fricken well and he sings more that screams yet he's excellent at both. But it's just a preference as I get annoyed with good bands like All That Remains after a while because they only scream and I dont like screaming that much, just in reasonable amounts.
If you prefered the other guy, you could give some arguments like I just did and not resort to flaming like a child (I'm assuming you are over 16).

BTW I totally agree with your nickname .



All That Remains can't sing?! Pfft, just listen to This Calling...

And KsE's old singer is much better, just try his new band, Seemless. There just wasn't the same "room" for that type of singing on the S/t or AoJB.
#24
Seemless try too hard to be Soundgarden, IMO.


And if you watched the DVD, threadstarter, then you would know that Howard is a funny guy.
#26
adam hurt his back really bad apparently
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#27
Jesse's screaming voice is horrible IMO. Sounds like it's breaking half the time. Great singing though.
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#28
Yup, plus the vocals on As Daylight Dies always sort of drown... That really sucks. Still, some tight work from the musicians and overall a top-notch band.
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#29
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adam hurt his back really bad apparently


does anyone know if he is going to play on the upcoming No Fear tour?? Cause I'm going to be real pissed if he's not
#30
He's probably good but since KSE purposly is trying to piss me off by sounding good yet not having solos(my crack) I cant respect him properlly.
#32
Solos are overrated. I mean, you can't imagine Pink Floyd without those, yet you can't imagine, say, Slipknot (just an example) with those. It's a matter of preference.

I'm sure if Adam feels a solo is needed, he'll write a really good one.

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No, he'll have to miss the tour. They're bringing some other guitarist in. Still, KSE ain't KSE without Adam He's a clown
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#33
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Solos are overrated. I mean, you can't imagine Pink Floyd without those, yet you can't imagine, say, Slipknot (just an example) with those. It's a matter of preference.

I'm sure if Adam feels a solo is needed, he'll write a really good one.

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No, he'll have to miss the tour. They're bringing some other guitarist in. Still, KSE ain't KSE without Adam He's a clown



Damnit!!, well I guess I will have to go see them again when adam plays.

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and KsE doesn't need solos!
#34
theres a (small) solo in breathe life..

and, i saw them perform holy diver live last year and the solo absolutely ripped.

adam d has majored in bass and production engineering (and something to do with percussion), has large producing/mixing discography (including unearth, every time i die, from autumn to ashes, shadows fall etc) and according to some guy on the dvd, hes regarded as one of the best guitarists in his field on the east coast - whether or not this source is credible is a different matter.

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#35
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No, he'll have to miss the tour. They're bringing some other guitarist in. Still, KSE ain't KSE without Adam He's a clown


According to UG Pat, the former singer for Damageplan is filling in. I had no idea that he could play guitar.
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#36
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According to UG Pat, the former singer for Damageplan is filling in. I had no idea that he could play guitar.


that's what I heard as well, I hope he can put on a show like Adam
#37
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According to UG Pat, the former singer for Damageplan is filling in. I had no idea that he could play guitar.


He played guitar for Halford before Damageplan.
Apparently he's quite good.
#38
He must be if he's filling in for Adam D!
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#39
Adam plays drums, records, produces, and plays guitar. Theyre both great guitarists. Hes the one that keeps the show really fun though lol. Hes nuts, gotta love him.
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