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    I saw Twelve Foot Ninja last night...

    As I've said before about these guys, it's as if Meshuggah, Incubus, and Faith No More had a baby...

    Incredibly impressed. Absolutely flawless performance from each and every member, unbelievably tight, and great showmen.

    I was particularly impressed with the singer. Anybody who's heard them knows his Patton-heavy influence, but he really is something else. Seamlessly switching from (pitch-perfect) singing, to tasteful screaming. One of the best live metal vocal performances I've seen, quite honestly.

    Fantastic live mix, too. HUGE sound. Amazing grooves from these guys, and the switching between styles was also seamless, from the groovy 'djenty' (I guess?) riffs, to the Latin jazz, blues, funk... All done with real conviction and panache. Great band and I hope they only get bigger, they deserve a larger platform for sure.

    ... And this is all coming from someone who hates 99.99% of the garbage from the genre they're usually lumped in with
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    Yep. I saw them open for Dead Letter Circus and Periphery, and as great as the other bands were, Twelve Foot Ninja stole the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattayus View Post
    As I've said before about these guys, it's as if Meshuggah, Incubus, and Faith No More had a baby...
    That's a great way to describe their sound.

    I've really liked those guys for a while now.

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    I feel dirty for admitting it, but they are pretty damn good. Definitely a huge Faith No More influence going on....Why do they need the Djent sound at all though? Could be so much better IMHO
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    Any suggestions on where to start with these guys? I've heard nothing but good stuff about them but never checked them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmeezle View Post
    Any suggestions on where to start with these guys? I've heard nothing but good stuff about them but never checked them out.
    I dig these, but I don't really know to much about them either.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexkill View Post
    I feel dirty for admitting it, but they are pretty damn good. Definitely a huge Faith No More influence going on....Why do they need the Djent sound at all though? Could be so much better IMHO
    Because that "djent" sound is the best part of the band. I could do with less of the reggae and more the "djent" personally.

    Quote Originally Posted by jmeezle View Post
    Any suggestions on where to start with these guys? I've heard nothing but good stuff about them but never checked them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flexkill View Post
    I feel dirty for admitting it, but they are pretty damn good. Definitely a huge Faith No More influence going on....Why do they need the Djent sound at all though? Could be so much better IMHO
    Without the styles contrasting one another I don't think it would be quite so impactive. Plus, I wouldn't really call a lot of the stuff "djent" per se. It's just very heavy groove-orientated riffs. Nothing else about it really fits the archetypal 'djent' formula.

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