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Adam D. Ranks KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's Records from Worst To Best

Posted by on June 23, 2016 at 1:56 pm

We love it when a musician ranks his own records.  We've already seen rankings from KornSlipknot, and Between the Buried and Me on the matter and recently, and today we have another.

Metal Hammer asked Killswitch Engage guitarist Adam D. to rank the band's records and some of his picks were a bit surprising:

  1. Killswitch Engage (2009)
  2. Killswitch Engage (2000)
  3. As Daylight Dies (2006)
  4. Incarnate (2016)
  5. Disarm the Descent(2013)
  6. The End of Heartache (2004)
  7. Alive or Just Breathing (2002)

Not surprisingly, Adam ranks the band's last album with Howard Jones lowest saying the band was in a weird place with the album and that Howard specifically requested another producer for his vocals because he didn't want Adam to record him. Adam is self aware enough to admit he might just be bitter.

It's interesting to see where he ranks the new album, but Adam mentions how it's too early to decide for that one because "once you make a record the tour cycle is part of it and it’s not until the whole thing is wrapped and done that you can stand back and look at what you’ve achieved, and watching how crowds react to specific songs is always part of how the record feels – for me at least."

Also, I'm surprised but not shocked that he ranks their breakthrough,Alive or Just Breathing , over The End of Heartache because that's when they really broke big. Then again, Jesse is in the band, while Howard is not, so perhaps it's a political thing? Although without question, if it wasn't for Alive, they would've never gotten anywhere.

Read all of Adam's takes on why he ranked his discography this way over at Metal Hammer.

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