I've heard of A Lot Like Birds. As much as I like Kurt Travis' work with Dance Gavin Dance, I just think that overall, DGD is a much better band. I liked Kurt Travis in DGD just as much as Jonny Craig but the guitars and drums in DGD really outshine those in A Lot Like Birds. Even though Jon Mess has strained his vocals as of recently, he still screams better than the dude in A Lot Like Birds. Still a good band that I have listened to on occasion, but I can't help but compare them to DGD.
Affliction, A Lot Like Birds has screaming in it but it's not screamo. It's post-hardcore.
Deuce, they are pretty great huh? I've really gotten into the fusion of metal with jazz/blues. Ever listened to Animals as Leaders?
Affliction, I know, there is a seemingly endless amount of genres. That's cool that you like the song.
I've been listening to Protest the Hero since the release of Fortress almost four years ago. I've seen them twice in concert, and god are they awesome. Their Guitar work is just impossible to match, their lyrics speak stories of wisdom from suffering that serenade my Metal ears, and Rody Walker is one of the funniest frontman I've ever seen live. Last time I saw him in concert he went on stage and ranted about Lady Gaga and Madonna being terrible. On that, his vocal range is ridiculous, and his screams are some of the best I've heard.
I honestly don't consider them Hardcore at all though, I think they're much more Progessive Metal. When you listen to them compared to Hardcore, they are much more Melodic, Dissonant, and Orchestrated than most bands in that genre. Now someone like Periphery, who I do listen to frequently, is more of a Progressive Hardcore band because they use heavily downtuned and repetitive passages which shares more similarity to the Hardcore genre. But that doesn't matter, both bands are equally incredible and the show where Periphery opens for Protest you can expect to see me there.
These are a couple of my favorite songs by both of those bands:
Yes, I did use the video with both singers, it sounds exponentionally better with the Harmony.
Oh, and if you guys like the Progressive Hardcore and Djent kind of music, might I recommend to you some Meshuggah. They use the downtuned and palm-muted guitars similar to Periphery with the Progressive edge of Protest the Hero.
I just realized I'm wearing my Protest the Hero shirt today. @nod
"You my friend, are a lion among men, or should I say a Wolf" - Nicholas Toellner
Lupus, Protest the Hero is probably my favorite band. I agree with everything you said about them. They are doing that second tour for Scurrilous, and I was overwhelmingly excited to see that they will be in Seattle soon. First time I'll be seeing them. And Meshuggah is pretty amazing.
Deuce, check out First Place Science Project. Its Cory Lockwood's side project, ALLB's scream (I guess I'll call it scream) vocalist. Its experimental rap, really strange/cool stuff. http://firstplace...dcamp.com/
I hadn't heard of Protest the Hero up until this thread but I really like them. I'm more into the melodic and intricate guitar parts rather than the palm muted power chords. I'm not at all into throaty screamers either. I'll definitely be listening to Protest the Hero more often.