If there is one metal song that I would love love LOVE to hear re-recorded with decent production, it is End of an Era - Hopesfall.
That song - when it first came out - absolutely blew me away.
Now for shameless self promotion - my band The Rose Line. We got a song up featuring Karl Schubach from Misery Signals that will be on our debut release.
If you like modern metal / metal-corish type of stuff, have a listen http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rQM5sd_EnQ8
I think "Djent" has definitely overstayed its welcome. It's spawned a plethora of copycat bands that don't offer anything new other than time signatures that get more and more ridiculous as you delve deeper into the genre.
For me, metal isn't as much a show of talent as much as it is a show of how you can make something heavy without going overboard. There's a balance between showing off and being able to dish out dark overtones and crushing instrumentals.
The Arcanum Effect, in my opinion, pull this off perfectly.
Wow so much win in this thread, I agree with Azriel in regards to metal, I think staying melodic and not
going overboard with the heaviness separates the best from the rest.
Nothing better than sitting down to Diablo with friends and some epic metal in my ears!!! \m/
@Faithful - Some great riffs in Isolated, and well mixed too!
Me and my guitarist have put together a metal tribute for Diablo, it turned out slightly more disturbing than expected,
feel free to check it out if you like metal, diablo and hardcore dance parties lol