As the screamo scene started to die out, bands began to make choices regarding their sounds. Some would lean more towards a softer, acoustic style while others drove closer to the metal sound. Reaching even further out from those boundaries is ridiculously heavy and technical metal. Yet somewhere between the ultra technical metal acts and the heavier remnants of pop punk lies Protest The Hero.
Protest The Hero started back in 2002 when a group of kids with an average age of 13 recorded their first album. They set out to create a sound that was as technical and progressive as it was heavy, and that’s what they did. After years of touring and growth as people and musicians, their music now reveals the group’s ambition and strength, incorporating some of the heavier elements of Metallica and Megadeth along with more current bands such as Killswitch Engage and Lamb Of God. Vocally think Lane Staley with more range and a growl like Satan. And amidst all this, they have the ability to make social and political points while maintaining a sense of humor.
The Canadian band released their latest album, Volition, independently and are touring in support of it right now. They will be in Los Angeles at the Roxy on November 23rd, and it will not be a show to miss. Tickets are still available.
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