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Misery Signals Bummed About Classification

In an article on ChartAttack.com, Misery Signals guitarist, Ryan Morgan, explains why it sucks to be them:

Actually, Morgan is happy about this success, he’s just discouraged by how people classify his band.

“I shouldn’t be bummed,” he continues. “We’ve been very lucky in this band so far and we all [Morgan, bassist Kyle Johnson, singer Jesse Zaraska, guitarist Stuart Ross and drummer Branden Morgan] know that. I think I’m just bothered by the metalcore comparisons, even though that’s technically how I would categorize us. But there are so many lame bands associated with that genre.”

With thunderous bass lines, apocalyptic pacing and a vocal attack that would make The Haunted stand up and take notice, Misery Signals certainly are riding a very close line to metal with Of Malice. Factoring in that these boys are steadfast punk/hardcore kids, it’s no wonder the album has been stuck with the typical metalcore tag.

“We’re a little more interesting than that I’d hope,” grunts Morgan. “When you think of metal, there are a lot of the same simple tonalities and open chords. We want to be a bit more challenging than that. Our sound is debated amongst the band constantly. No one has a really defined answer for it, but we’re all hardcore/punk rock kids. We have that mentality, but stylistically we’re a metal band.”

Source: Chart Attack

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1. Mother_Puncher writes:

Boys, you are much more interesting than say Atreyu, It Dies Today, or As I Lay Dying. I know some people that think these guys sound like "just another metalcore band", but from the moment i heard "The Year Summer Ended in June", i knew they were so much more. The combination of pure emotion, energy, and some brutal riffs and astoundingly technical drumming make them far better than any metalcore band out there. These guys deserve LOTS of attention. They have been here to Atlanta 3 times and i've seen them all three. Please check them out and support them... a band with this kind of talent should not be lost in the current crowd of metalcore.

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2. arsonist writes:

you guys are by far the best band off of ferret records

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3. Dave writes:

dammit i missed the concert... hell these guys are awesome, check out their site they got a couple songs on it, mmh, they could always create a new genra, sucks to be metalcore...

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