A softer edge to some of their songs and even the occasional ballad caused much of their fan base to turn on them, calling them out for emasculating metal or not staying true to their roots. How long can fans reasonably expect a band to keep churning out the same sound before they try to branch out and try something new? How about giving change a chance and try banging your head to a slightly slower sound? It may end up being good for you!
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Check out Soilwork with Warbringer, Swallow the Sun and Karkane at the Culture Room tonight. Doors open at 7:30 and tickets run $16.