ill make no secret about my love of metalcore. the era approximately between 1994 to 1999. that era is golden as far as im concerned. it was a big part of my teenage years and into my 20s. its where my love of converge and zao started. 2 of my top 5 favorite bands. and really outside of faith no more and the melvins its what ive spent the majority of my time listening to. that era of the genre that is. its hung with me the longest. the second album, "abomination", by ascension is one of the best albums to come from that era. these guys were from Cleveland I believe but I could be wrong, and if it wasn't Cleveland then im pretty sure it was northern ohio anyway. they weren't completely original and didn't really break any new ground but what they did do they did well. seriously tight metalcore with an emphasis on metal. riffs on top of riffs. the last album came out in 1998 and I don't know much about what happened to the members after that. I do know one guy was chimaira who I honestly don't know much about since id moved on from that genre by then. honestly I think the only 2000s metalcore I hung on to was shadows fall and himsa. outside of those 2 id quit paying attention to it. with all these new bands popping up that are trying their hardest to sound like disembodied, who really seem to be bigger now than when they were an actual band (someone explain that please), and morning again, all these albums are becoming relevant again. so listen up.

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