5. ASKING ALEXANDRIA @ OGDEN THEATRE | TUES, 11/27/12
Whatever questions you direct at Asking Alexandria, you can be sure the answers will be delivered in some kind of scream. The Alexandrians trade in the breakdown-heavy thrashing known as metalcore, which, true to its name, combines the excesses of both metal and hardcore into one headache-inducing brew. Asking Alexandria likes to spike its metalcore screeching with the occasional melodic moment, and spices the whole thing up with the addition of synthesizers here and there. It's been a rewarding formula for the band, whose second album, Reckless & Relentless, sold enough to debut at number nine on the Billboard 200.
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