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Hey, I'm Chris and I'm a 'modern' metal drummer. Genres include Metalcore, Deathcore, Technical Metal, Death Metal & Progressive Metal. Looking to form or join a band in Chicago or the Northern suburbs along these lines. Not able to play a lot of complex time signatures/changes or high speeds - just interested in uptempo songs using a lot of blast beats and double kick, very little "slow parts," i.e. no long ambient/jazz parts, and songs that clock in at under 6 minutes. As far as influences... (see below) they are the direction I would like to go although I am not quite at that level or speed, yet. Still, could make some really entertaining music while improving. I love a ton of bands, from Between the Buried and Me, who got a little soft for my taste in recent years, to Archspire, who are way faster than I would be able to play. Carnifex really became one of my favorite bands because they fall somewhere in between the 2 ends of metal, with "catchy", heavy songs with great blast beats, break downs, low guttoral vocals, very few clean parts, and songs that are not overly long. I aspire to be in a band that would be similar to that... perhaps with a slightly more progressive sound.

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Jun 28 2020
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Moderately Committed
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Gigs played:
10 to 50
Tend to practice:
1 time per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
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Carnifex, The Faceless, Between the Buried and Me, Archspire, Rings of Saturn, Allegaeon, Obscura, Gorod, Cattle Decapitation (new), Suffocation (new), Whitechapel, Shadow of Intent, the Black Dahlia Murder, Enfold Darkness, Inferi, Slipknot, Haken, Dream Theater, Avenged Sevenfold, Native Construct, Protest the Hero, etc.

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