The road brings about change in people - and Jesse Leach is no exception. Metal Hammer presents this exclusive clip from our new Blu-Ray, 'Beyond The Flames: Home Video Vol. 2' available in stores and online worldwide now.
Moving on without Howard Jones was not a decision we took lightly. Find out more in this exclusive MetalSucks.net clip from our Blu-Ray release, 'Beyond The Flames, Home Video Vol. 2' , and then grab your copy:
Adam D. recalls that following the split with HoJo, "In my mind, I was like, 'Yeah, this could be the end.'"
Matt Pollard Not a big fan of Jesse! There was so much more emotion in Howard's voice! Jesse just seems to be going through the motions and vocals without any feeling.
Bryce Jamieson Smith I love having Jesse back and they've been doing better than ever. When the last Howard Jones album came out (their self titled) it just didn't feel like KSE anymore. Bringing Jesse back saved the band and brought back the Classic KSE feel. I can't wait to see their future shows and they are the reason why became a metal fan. They helped me branch out into different genres of music and they still rank my top ranking favorite band. Don't change your style my brothers. I would like to get this at some point. Hope to see you back in NY soon
Carlos Andres Cordoba Technically speaking howard is miles better. Problem was his song-writing skills. Lyrics were cheese, whinny, and extremely repetitive. Most of the times he wrote about depression and sadness and that of course brought in an army of emo crowd to their concerts
Dave McCarville Both vocalists are great, but Jesse is the O.G. so give him his respect. Now the band is back to being a boston band, aside from the Yankee fan, Justin. Jesse sings in a blues style and Howard sings in a classical type style. You cannot compare them.
Winston Rogers Wth do we keep comparing vocalist? People do the same thing with Nightwish and other bands who have swapped leads. They were both talented in their own ways and each brings something different to the table. Music is art, not a competition.
Emil Lončarević Killswitch Engage: Van Halen of metalcore haha. The last album with Howard was him phoning it in. Jesse saved this band with his return. Just compare Killswitch's last album with Howard with Disarm the Descent. Night and day. Jesse at his best (AOJB) is miles above Howard at his best. Howard may have better pipes when it comes to singing, I agree. His voice is phenomenal. At times he even reminds me of Mike Patton, but at screaming and writing lyrics? Jesse's got it locked. Jesse's a far, FAR more better lyricist. Point of reference: Vide Infra. What an awesome tune. And still very much relevant to this day. Now compare lyrics on Vide Infra and Life to Lifeless to anything that Howard's ever done with them. No contest. Jesse's the punk spirit of this band and I can't wait to see what they do next. Saw them live in July and they blew me away. I still love Howard, though. "No one is placed higher than another, no matter race or creed or gender.." Fucking awesome tune. Going through the motions? Get the fuck out.
Yves Heinrich I was always more interested in Jesse than Howard. All I can say is production-wise, As Daylight Dies is the best production they've ever produced as a band, and Alive or Just Breathing is second. That said, I'm very new to Metalcore and I didn't really like a lot of songs Killswitch made over the years. The End of Heartache - I only like five songs off the album, while both self-titled I barely liked any songs from those albums. I didn't even feel connected to the new albums with Jesse - but they're sure as hell have a very good vibe! I guess what I'm wishing is an album combined with Jesse's Alive or Just Breathing and Howard's As Daylight Dies - my two favorite albums!
Hoo A-neen What's the point from the band to begin this stupid debate? What a lack of respect to an actual member of your own band!
They have their own style. Jones will always be one of my fauvorite vocalists but by now I only like his KSE days.
Jesse is also incredible!
Congrats for your last work, Jesse! Amazing job in the studio!
Tinka omfg! Always this f... stupid peoples discussion/talkativeness about J & H.
Stop crying around like idiots and listen to Kastelruther Spatzen better, dämliche Schwachköpfe.
Jay Witte Jesse leach has always been the better vocalist for the band in my opinion.
Tracy Denny Both are great vocalist I listen to both I have devil you know and all of jesses all the way to seem less glad he's back bottom line killswitch is still here kicking ass
Achi Allen During the Killswitch hiatus, I enjoyed Times Of Grace with Matt Bachand of Shadows Fall
AreYouAwake? I only listen to howards albums, killswitch became great with him and lost it without him, The albums they did, I still listen to today............never clicked with jesse, he has no emotions, he looks troubled. Peace folks, im allowed my opinion.
Drew Cochrane Howard slays Jesse live. End of.
Studio wise, they both have really food material, but Jessie really struggles with the higher notes, even on his own material.
I saw them twice recently and actually felt Jesse did a better job of Howard's stuff than he did of his own.
Henard Donteno Williams I was in aschaffenburg in a sleeping bag when I first heard ksw in 2002 so the change was fated after two albums to get better or worse due to writing.
Paul Cummings I always appreciated how Jesse just refused to talk crap about Howard.
Greg Stell If I remember correctly Howard left not because he wanted to but because of his health issues, I remember reading how his diabetes was so bad he fell into a coma for a week so it wasn't by choice.
Ben Beilsmith I really wish this was available to purchase as a download. I don't have anything to play a blueray or dvd on anymore.
Kevin Meadows Why are you guys still discussing the Jesse vs. Howard thing?? Its stupid and pointless
Ethan Smith It's a good problem to have when you get between two great front men like Jesse and Howard.
Aviv Hadrian he was better now the band sucks and i dont listen to your new songs
Curt Lem Say what you want, but Howard put them at the pinnacle of their career, jesse is good though
Ant Sheerin I would love an album with Jesse and Howard on vocals! Both singers are absolutely awesome!
Rios Lili Creo que Howard trasmitía más sentimiento a las canciones pero respeto que Jesse también sea buen cantante pero prefiero a Howard Jones
Elijah Wahkinney Ok, those 2 quick clips sold me. I'm buying this ASAP.
Long drives and low expectations...where did all the years go? Check out this exclusive clip from our new Blu-Ray release "Beyond The Flames: Home Video Vol. 2" which is available now from our official webstores.
Paul Brian Carpenter I would be happy to give my life if you people would organize a coordinated march on DC and major news media outlets to make them cover the pizzagate scandal that they chip away at everyday with their bullshit media owned by the very perpetrators of the crime. No one should talk about anything else until this goal is accomplished. You don't deserve a happy thought until you earn it. So fuck all you lame ass bitches that don't unite and march. You said you wanted change and they gave you the key to the castle but you failed to follow through. You have marched for much less. You should be ashamed of yourselves. How can you think about yourselves when you won't stand up for them. Fuck all you sons of bitches
Justin Wood Watched mine Monday, so much content for the money, made me love you guys even more.
Andrew J Henery Hell yeah, lot of fucking respect for these guys. Killswitch Engage is badass!!
Todd Sipes I'd order but your order page doesn't work on mobile. Also....$15 shipping for a $21 disc?
Steven Fenner I can't wait to get this. Love these guys, love this band to the core! 🤘🏻🤘🏻
Jordan Gedmin Great documentary. It I were to be a critic, I'd say the sound quality on the LIVE stuff is way too quiet and not very good. Otherwise great watch!
Brent Richardson Alia Richardson , you say no one knows what to get me for Christmas....pass it on.
Vivi Perry Oliver Hopewell they were *just* on stage right? Let's ask them if they'll come to UTAS 😍
Bill Enyart maybe find some deserving bands and sign them? help out talented bands and make new music reach the masses. i know a few
Alessandro Iacobelli It's so strange to see Adam on drums, we are used to see him on guitar 😀 sooo many years ago! You're the best guys \m/
Tyler Gehman Good thing I got up early Black Friday morning to get this content 'exclusive only to record store day!'
Andrew See Amie Carroll this blu ray looks good 🙂
Andrew Brrapp Brapp Davis Dave Hamelin Bryce Passey good whites slugging it out making good music
Nicolas Wyane Howe FUCK YEAH, I BOUGHT THE NEW ALBUM AND THE NEWIST HOME VIDEO VOLU 2. I DON'T KNOW IF TO WATCH IT OR KEAP IT AS A MOMENTO!? #killswitchengage@jesseleach
Jonathan Stewart-Wood Man what a blast seeing you guys last night at long last with Jessie, Mike D pointed me out! the dude with the side burns 🙂 made my entire year, I am a fan from almost day one of you guys every bit of music you create every note means the world to me very inspiring thank you so much.