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Chimaira Posts New Music Video For "Destroy And Dominate" Online

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Chimaira has posted a new music video online of the song "Destroy And Dominate," which comes from their latest album "The Infection." The video can be viewed below.

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1. dimentian writes:

nice vid. sorry they'll never top impossibility. huh, ironic.

# May 5, 2009 @ 5:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. DeathInEye writes:

I quite like the new album.

# May 5, 2009 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Random writes:

What a d***.

# May 5, 2009 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Davidian writes:

Megalomaniacal - I'd like to know how you can judge the new Chimaira CD by ONE song. The CD is quite enjoyable, sure it's not Impossibility, or in my case, my favorite Chimaira record, Resurrection, but still it has that nice feel to it, that makes me want to throw up the horns and headbang away.

To make fun of Chimaira, while loving Slipknot, is kind of disgrace. Slipknot is generic, granted, the first two CD's were...somewhat great. They had a new vibe to them, something new to offer, but look at them now, they have nothing to bring to the table. Chimaira may not have brought the same intensity and fire that they had with some previous records, but damn, they put a lot into this new album.

In closing, Megalomaniacal, do yourself a favor, download, buy, whatever you choose to do, CD's and actually LISTEN to them before you automatically assume they are terrible.

# May 5, 2009 @ 8:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. meatatarian#3938938 writes:

chimaira is sick. slipknot is for obscure pimple faced junior high seniors.

# May 5, 2009 @ 8:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Davidian writes:

Then still, regardless, that doesn't make your opinion on the album any different. You haven't heard it, so how you can you claim it's bad? Simple answer, you can't.

Sometimes you got to go against a gut feeling and give it a try You never know, you may like Chimaira if you listened to it. Hicks, definitely not. Mark Hunter is probably one of the most appreciative frontmen in metal today. He loves the fans.

Trust me, give them a listen. Don't be too quick to judge. If you just stick with Slipknot, it's going to get bland, it's going to get boring. Expand your metal knowledge, and enjoy what metal has to offer.

# May 5, 2009 @ 9:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Analguest writes:

well i don't really enjoy the new album too slow and i don't know theres now power in the music like on their last album

# May 5, 2009 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. bbristowe writes:

post 3 made me laugh quite a bit. I don't really like this album at all. There seemed to be a lot of hype surrounding it, but it didn't really deliver anything new like it promised. They just dropped the tempo about 60 beats.

# May 5, 2009 @ 9:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. DeathInEye writes:

I don't think all metal has to be lightning speed. Their last two albums felt thrown together to me. This one seems to be well thought-out. I may even say meticulously thought-out. It still says Chimaira to me and I love that the samples are clearly present again.

# May 5, 2009 @ 10:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. nikkay writes:

I don't think all metal has to be crazy fast either, but I found this song boring. For me a song has to be dynamic, and there's got to be something unique in the song to hold my attention.

The thing that bothered me about this video was the product placement! The Apple laptops in the studio scenes with the logo perfectly angled towards the camera... maybe its just me that gets irritated by blatant advertisement in music videos...

# May 6, 2009 @ 1:05 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. bbristowe writes:

Meh, I guess I can see their music maturing in a way. But the whole thing just seemed like a constant breakdown all the time. It had a few good hooks that I liked, but I'm still stuck on their last 3 albums.

# May 6, 2009 @ 2:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. bananaterracottapie1 writes:

I hated the album. Too f***in sludgy for my tastes and it just f***in seemed like it was droning on for the rest of eternity. But this video undoubtedly kicks some serious ass. There were actually two or three songs that I liked (On Broken Glass, in particular) but the rest of the album sounded like it was thrown together. Resurrection was waaaaay f***in better.

# May 6, 2009 @ 2:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. XWigglesX writes:

The singer is always pulling the same stupid face in every single picture. Anyone else notice that?

# May 6, 2009 @ 3:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Red writes:

No it's always different faces, just like Zoolander...

# May 6, 2009 @ 6:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. dontclose_youreyes writes:

This new album is heavier in the overall feel but it's way too boring, the tempo is too slow for the whole album and once you've heard about 2 minutes of venom inside, you've heard the whole thing. Their self titled was the best and they probably won't ever top it.

# May 6, 2009 @ 7:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. MetabolicxHeretic writes:

Post three - not going to lie... That was probably one of the dumbest comments I've ever read. How can you be so biased?
I think Chimaira is pretty kick ass.

# May 6, 2009 @ 7:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Die4Dethklok writes:

The worst piece of sh** I ever payed for was 'Pass Out Of Existence', but after watching this and hearing a few songs of 'Impossibillity Of Reason' maybe I should give this album a chance...

Question; Are Chimaira Nu-Metal, Metalcore or Deathcore...?

# May 6, 2009 @ 7:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. bananaterracottapie1 writes:

^I would suggest getting 'Ressurection' instead. This new album sucks balls. And they are definitley not deathcore. Far from it.

# May 6, 2009 @ 8:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. deathbringer writes:

MEGAL0MANiACALxXx, try to have an actual conversation for once. I grow tired of your trolling. Don't come here just come here to troll and spout meaningless stuff or your messages will be summarily deleted.

# May 6, 2009 @ 8:24 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Fuck_A_Name writes:

If anything, I'll say Chimaira ring out ot me in a metalcore fashion. While they do sound fairly different fromt heir contemporaries, you can still set the vocals within the framework of that particular vocal style, and the breakdowns are a dead giveaway. There are other telltale signs, but I'll leave that to cynic if he wants to explain it; he's much beter at catogorization, and I've sort of, ummm...ignored, metalcore for a while now, so my expertise in the matter is a bit lacking. :P

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# May 6, 2009 @ 8:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. XWigglesX writes:

Hey DB, can you send another package soon? I've been put on the grave yard shift and it is a great time to listen to music.

# May 6, 2009 @ 8:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. deathbringer writes:

Chimaira has always had a tinge of metalcore about them with he vocal delivery and breakdowns. But the riffing (and drumming I think) is almost always atypical for metalcore/hardcore and I wouldn't call them a metalcore band. Still, to haters of a genre or sound, it usually only takes one similarity to get lumped with the rest of them.

# May 6, 2009 @ 9:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Red writes:

I like Chimaira and I really like the new album. I think the songs are very good and I love the whole slower heavier vibe that it has. TRuly you have to give it a few listen for it to completely sink in.

# May 6, 2009 @ 10:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. XWigglesX writes:

I've only heard/own one album by this band. Imposibillity of Reason I think it is called, solid album and the band is good but I don't know about his lyrics. A bit, err corny maybe?

# May 6, 2009 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. metal as fuck. writes:

I love the new album. it isnt better than the self titled though. Chimaira isnt metalcore their more of a groove metal band.

# May 6, 2009 @ 4:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. DeathInEye writes:

I'd agree Wiggles, his lyrics are bit corny. I wish he'd channel some of the creativity he puts in the titles while writing the lyrics.

# May 6, 2009 @ 5:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Yeah db, that is one problem I have when I try to call them metalcore. I dont really hear any of that "gothenburg riffage" that is a signature of the genre.

I dont hate metalcore, but I do get dissapointed in it from time to time. Only now, as the genre seems to be fading in popularity, do really good bands seem to be leaping up form the woodworks. The agonist, Brother Von Doom, Within the Ruins, among others, just seem to be gaining a bit of notoriety for their talents, when before, the scene was flooded with mediocrity. Everybody just wanted to be Unearth, or, failing that, an All That Remains rip-off. it made the genre really annoying for a while. chimaira, if we want to call them metalcore, was one of the few bands that gave me clinging hope and interest to the music style. Now I'm not even sure they were even part of it. lol

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# May 6, 2009 @ 7:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. caveape writes:

thier usb track "revenge" is nice. too bad the retards don't know how to drop sh** songs and keep the guts! The heart of it all???? makes me choke.

# May 6, 2009 @ 9:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Die4Dethklok writes:

Well, from what I have heard by them I would have labelled them Metalcore, but I have ben told they are all 3 genres I mentioned before. I wouldn't have called them Deathcore (what is Deathcore anyway? Bring Me The Horizon? JFAC? I'm a bloody reviewer (not for this site) and I'm confused...)

bananaterracottapie1 - I shall follow your suggestion. I'll get (the rest of) Ressurection. I have that song, and 'The Flame'.

NP - Guilty of Being White - by Slayer - Original band; Minor Threat.

# May 6, 2009 @ 10:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. deathbringer writes:

Ripping off the Gothenburg sound is by no means a cornerstone of metalcore, although it's common in the more recent melodic metalcore. Metalcore was around before that trend hit. The easy way to look at it is this: Hardcore (punk) is widely considered the crossing of Punk with Metal. And metalcore is the merging of hardcore and metal (more metal than plain hardcore). Deathcore is just the merging of death metal with metalcore or hardcore.

I've heard a number of bands lately that straddle the line of melodic (Gothenburg) metalcore and melodic death metal so closely I can't make up my mind which they are.

Like any other big trend though, some characteristics of metalcore have rubbed off on other metal genres far and wide, from vocal deliveries to breakdowns.

# May 6, 2009 @ 10:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. mr.m0n0t0ne writes:

dudes yall need to quit the b****in. chimaira is the sh** dude. this album kicks so much ass. its new and very dynamic. sure its slow, but its heavy as sh**. saw them for the first time at music as a weapon, it raped everything

# May 6, 2009 @ 11:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. XWigglesX writes:

Slayer did bad things to that Minor Threat cover. Still love them though.

# May 7, 2009 @ 12:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. Fuck_A_Name writes:

Ahh I see what you mean DB.

I've studied the history of the "-core" genre's before, always at a loss as to how "crossover", the term they used for metal hardcore back when it first started, managed to spawn bands like Unearth and Killswitch. But in the sense that the genre did originally sound different, and then absorbed gothenburg riffage afterwards as a sort of "micro-trend gone horribly wrong", that puts a little bit more perspective on it.

it's funny, because technically, I already knew all that, but, having lost touch with that corner of the music scene, knowledge tends to leave the head until somebody reminds you that it's still there.

Forgive me, I'm mostly speaking for my health lol

This STILL leaves me at a loss for what to call chimaira! i know we've had nearly the same convo before about them too, but at a loss, I revert to the same old lumping of catagories. :P

# May 7, 2009 @ 7:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

this video is better than the 'Ressurection' one, but I still don't really like their music...

# May 7, 2009 @ 7:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Cynic writes:

"Like any other big trend though, some characteristics of metalcore have rubbed off on other metal genres far and wide, from vocal deliveries to breakdowns."

The reason why I'm so singularly repulsed by metalcore, why I treat it more than just another genre. A parallel might be folk metal's influence on black metal and power metal. There are so many folk tinged bands out there now you're truly up sh** creek if you don't like the sound.

# May 7, 2009 @ 7:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Red writes:

For me the way it works is this : i listen and either i like or I don't.

# May 8, 2009 @ 9:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. KanadianKoRn writes:

FAN im with you on post 29! Although im not sure the Agonist is metalcore anymore, that was more the 1st album. Anywho i love this new chimaira album.

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