You should check out Soilwork. They're one of my favorite newer metal bands. Good stuff!
I agree with everything you've said, though I'm pretty sure they're tuned a half-step down on all the records(Eb in the past, Bb now).Demiurge said:Nevermore! I don't get it- they're only fairly respected in the scene while they might just be one of the best metal bands of the post-thrash era. Every album, even the producer-mangled Enemies of Reality, is top notch and I think Jeff Loomis' playing (heavy-handed-but-technical riffs and incredible leads without the numbing monotony of some metal bands) would be nothing but inspiring. Their recent stuff is done on 7's but their older albums like Dreaming Neon Black (classic!) and Politics of Ecstacy are on 6s in, I believe, standard tuning.