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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Vocalist Would Love To Change The Band's Sound Up

"I want us to be seen as a metal band. I don't care about genres."

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Killswitch Engage is 21 years and nine albums deep into their career. Despite their legacy, vocalist Jesse Leach wants to change things up.

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Leach said in an interview with Drinks With Johnny that he'd love to push the band's sound, but understands that at this point they are who they are. Especially for a band of Killswitch Engage's size whose fanbase know what to expect at this point.

"My hope with Killswitch, and I've really pushed hard to add more diversity, to add the quiet parts. I want us to be seen as a metal band. I don't care about genres; subgenres are even worse. And we definitely have a formulaic way of doing things. But I would love to break that mold; I really would.

"I push for it a lot, but it's hard when you're in a quote-unquote legacy band and things are the way they are for a reason. And I'm always that guy pushing, like, 'Let's try this. Let's try that.' And the general consensus is, 'All right, Jesse. Calm down. Calm down.' So, for me, jumping back into Times Of Grace or even talking about The Weapon, it's so nice for me to have outlets outside of Killswitch where Times Of Grace can spread our wings."

Killswitch Engage will perform their Atonement / Self-Titled: Vaccinated + Intoxicated livestream on August 6.

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