As part of Rhino Records’ Metal March celebration this month, we had the opportunity to talk with none other than Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach. Earlier this week, we shared the first part of our interview with Jesse. Jesse spoke to his favorite Roadrunner records and what they mean to him; his picks include albums from bands like Machine Head, Madball, and more.
In our latest interview with Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach, he shares his favorite metal vocalists. Among the vocalists Jesse shouts out, one he has a lot of admiration for is that of George “Corpsegrinder” Fisher of Cannibal Corpse. When he brings up the Cannibal Corpse vocalist, Jesse shares how Fisher has “One of the best voices on the planet. Untouchable. Just a beast on the mic.”
You can find Jesse talking about his favorite vocalists below:
Among the bands from the early 2000s that would forever change the metal landscape, there’s no way you can’t bring up Killswitch Engage. The Massachusetts metalcore act introduced a captivating form of heaviness into the world of metal upon their arrival into the scene; they demonstrated a means of taking heavy, hardcore-like instrumentation, and blending it with serene atmospheres, creating material that was both aggressive sounding, yet heartfelt.
While the band released their self-titled debut studio album in 2000, it would be their second studio album that really put them on the map. Alive or Just Breathing released in 2002 and has become a foundational pillar of metalcore. The Killswitch Engage album celebrates its 20th anniversary later this year.
Our friends at Rhino Records are celebrating Metal March this month by going live all month-long w/ a 24 hour stream of iconic metal tunes, old & new. Listen below:
Exclusive: Jesse Leach Of Killswitch Engage Talks Favorite Roadrunner Records Albums
Words by: Michael Pementel